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The best picnic hampers and accessories for spring 2021

Our edit of the prettiest vintage-inspired accessories for picnic lovers, from old-fashioned hampers to woven rugs

The best picnic accessories for summer 2021. Image: Polly Wreford
As lockdown restrictions slowly ease in Britain, we can’t wait to grab a blanket, pack a hamper with treats, and head out into the spring sunshine for a celebratory (and socially distanced, of course) picnic with our friends and family!
Whether you visit your local park, trek to a secluded spot or feast al fresco in the back garden, the perfect picnic takes some planning. And, though a vintage 1950s picnic set is the perfect option, there are plenty of beautiful vintage-inspired designs available on the high street. All you need to add are the sandwiches and cakes…

Greenfield Collection 4 person willow picnic hamper, £110, Selfridges

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Greenfield Collection four-person picnic hamper, £110, Selfridges

Bembridge forage basket, £50, Garden Trading

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Bembridge forage basket, £50, Garden Trading

The Tartan Blanket Co rainbow picnic blanket, £95, Anthropologie

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The Tartan Blanket Co rainbow picnic blanket, £95, Anthropologie

Bamboo Garden print takeaway coffee cup, £15, Liberty London

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Bamboo Garden print takeaway coffee cup, £15, Liberty London
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Scallop trim linen napkins, £65 for 4, Matilda Goad

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Scallop trim linen napkins, £65 for 4, Matilda Goad
Printed floral floor cushions, £35 each, Graham & Green

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Printed floral floor cushions, £35 each, Graham & Green

Rattan jam carry, £55, OKA

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Rattan jam carry, £55, OKA

The Beeswax Wrap Co petals wrap pack, £30 for 5, Cath Kidston

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The Beeswax Wrap Co petals wrap pack, £30 for 5, Cath Kidston

&klevering antique-style melamine plates, £43.72 for 7, Made in Design

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&klevering antique-style melamine plates, £43.72 for 7, Made in Design

Sabre gingham turquoise 4 piece cutlery set, £51.95, David Shuttle

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Sabre gingham turquoise 4 piece cutlery set, £51.95, David Shuttle