Summer is HERE! And I am so emotionally ready. If there is one item that I’ve wanted to add to my entertaining arsenal, it’s a cute picnic basket. And there are SO many options right now! In case you’re in the market for this very unnecessary, but also so necessary item, here’s a round up of my top 10. They’re perfect for a picnic on the beach or at your local park!
9 of the Cutest Picnic Baskets for the Ultimate Picnic This Summer
Wine + Cheese Picnic Basket
The portability of this woven willow picnic basket is *chefs kiss*… so good! I love that it has compartments that are insulated (perfect for keeping the rosé chilled) and includes a corkscrew, cutting board, and cheese knife.
Wood Top Picnic Basket
This option is made of fir wood, which is pretty fun. I love the deeper, richer color. Plus how perfect are those nautical inspired stripes??
Austin Lidded Basket
The leather straps on this oblong handwoven wicker hamper are majorly speaking to me! I love handsome details like that.
Large Picnic Cooler Basket
This basket-meets-cooler is full of sustainably made necessities for the best picnic possible including cups and plates. It even has a bottle opener (the most important tool of all).
Double Lid Picnic Basket
Love this classic wicker basket — especially the darling gingham interior lining! It’s the perfect size for two to picnic. Date night, here we come!
Wicker Picnic Basket
This is the quintessential English picnic hamper made of woven willow and loaded with everything you need for a picnic for four! It comes with tableware, linens, and serving utensils so you can nibble on cheese in luxury.
SunnyLife Picnic Cooler Basket
This picnic basket is comically large, but I kind of love it! Especially because it doubles as a cooler. Probably the chicest cooler ever?! The wooden lid doubles as a cutting board, which is pretty sweet, too.
Outfitted Wooden Picnic Basket
Sometimes you just want a classic picnic basket! I love this one for it’s gorgeous leather straps with oversized gold hardware. Plus, the bleached chunky basketweave is a really nice update!
Sojourn Wicker Picnic Basket
Elevate your alfresco dinner party with this charming rattan basket! The straps are made of a cream cotton-canvas, plus I love how the lid pops off. It can double as a serving tray, so brilliant.
In case you need further inspiration, here are a few picnic food ideas I highly recommend:
Quinoa Salad With Fresh Herbs and Feta
This recipe is so easy to make and goes well with other dishes!
Summery Apple & Lavender Mojito
This cocktail recipe is one of my absolute favorites that we’ve shared here on the blog! Perfect for a summery picnic on the beach.
Quick & Easy No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe
Because every picnic needs dessert!
Chickpea + Seed + Kale Salad with Miso Yogurt Vinaigrette
Flavorful, packed with protein, and topped with a delicious savory dressing, meet your new favorite salad!