While the stay-home requirements in most states prevent us from venturing far, there still may be just enough backyard space needed for a relaxing picnic in the spring sunshine. Give some thought to the perfect picnic supplies we found, and see which ones you’ll need this season!
For a romantic picnic, opt for the Pioneer Picnic Time Basket, Original Design, with Deluxe Service for Two. In stylish navy with plaid accents, this basket is chic and packed with all the picnic supplies you need. You’ll have everything you need, including wine glasses and a corkscrew, cutlery, plates, cloth napkins, a spacious 60 x 50 picnic blanket, and more. Why not bring some special cheeses or chocolates along to pair with your favorite wine and serve it on the cutting board and knife provided? Or you could pack your homemade hummus and sliced veggies or a refreshing fruit salad in the plastic container included. Comes with a lifetime guarantee. Buy it here.
If you suspect the grass may still be damp when you set off for your picnic, bring this waterproof blanket along. Thick and durable, the Scuddles Water Resistant Picnic Mat is constructed in three layers: soft fabric, sponge and waterproof backing, making it the perfect spot to sit or recline on any lazy afternoon. It easily doubles as a beach mat for sunbathing, sunset gazing, outdoor movie viewing or 4th of July fireworks watching as well. Comes with a convenient carrying strap. Buy it here.
Bring a little shade along for a sunny day’s picnic with the ONIVA Outdoor Canopy Sunshade Umbrella. This portable umbrella stands 6.8 feet tall with a pointed end for planting securely in the ground or sand. When opened, the umbrella offers 5.5 feet of cool shade for your picnic. It breaks down to fit into a drawstring tote with carrying strap for simple transport. Not into green? There are eight other colors and designs to choose from. Buy it here.
If you think your picnic basket might not keep your food cold long enough, toss a couple of these in with it. Healthy Packers Original Ice Packs last several hours (at least six or more) in the hot sun and keep things cool even when they aren’t completely frozen. BPA-free and non-toxic, these are slim enough to slide in next to sandwiches in even the narrowest space. Great for lunch boxes for the office or for when school is back in session. Buy it here.
A must-have for your picnic supplies list! Keep mosquitoes and ticks away with Ben’s 30 Insect Repellent Wipes. Made in handy packs of 4 wipes each, Ben’s 30 Insect Repellent Wipes contain the exact minimum levels of DEET recommended for the prevention of insect disease transmission and stays on the surface of the skin for several hours. Excellent for hiking and camping as well. Each package contains four packs of four. Buy it here.
Every perfect picnic includes a sing-along, right? Waterproof and dustproof with an IP45 rating, this bluetooth speaker lets you bring your favorite tunes to the picnic wherever it may be. The Kunodi Outdoor Waterproof Wireless Portable Mini Travel Speaker connects to your phone or other devices for hands-free music anytime, anywhere. Has subwoofer and enhanced bass for optimal listening. Buy it here.
Dispose of your picnic trash properly with the Always Flying Portable Trash Cans with Drawstring Handle. Each trash “can” can hold up to four gallons. Use one for your trash and one for dirty picnic plates and utensils. There are six bags per package, and they are all reusable. Great for when you can’t bring a regular trash can but need something sturdy. Ready to carry it on home? Just pull the drawstring. Buy it here.
Dress up your picnic with all the fresh, cool garnishes you need. Keep your cocktails, salads, fruits or sandwich fixings icy cold with the Prodyne Condiment Bar on Ice. This BPA-free device holds everything you need for well-garnished appetizers, cocktails or hamburgers in removable compartments atop a bed of crushed ice. Holds two cups of each condiment. Buy it here.
Keep ants and other creepy crawlers off your picnic food with Simply Genius Pop-Up Mesh Food Covers. These brilliant mesh-screen tents allow you to display your gorgeous cheese plate, delicious dinner or pretty picnic desserts insect-free. Flatten it once you’re finished for easy transport and reuse. They’re easy to open and hold in place. Clean by hand washing or wipe with clean cloth. Also available in a 12-pack. Buy it here.
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What will you use for your picnics this season? Do you plan on getting any of these picnic supplies to make it an especially memorable occasion? Let us know what you get and how it works out!