Picnic Basket Buying Guide

Picnic Basket buying advice.

Picnic basket buying tips to help you choose your ideal picnic basket.

If you like to enjoy the great outdoors with your loved ones, then there’s no better way than to have a picnic. Good organisation and planning are the essentials of a perfect picnic. Having the right Picnic Basket for the occasion is almost as important as the picnic food and the people joining you on your picnic.

We’ve outlined a few of the essential steps you need to follow when choosing your ideal picnic basket, to help your picnic run perfectly.

Whilst not necessarily cast in stone, we’ve found these are the most important steps you need to follow to obtaining the ideal picnic basket for your particular needs.

How Much Do You Want to Spend?

You might not have any idea what the current cost of picnic baskets is, but you most likely do have an idea of how much you can spend. And it is important to have an idea of your budget because this can narrow down your choices right at the outset of your search for your ideal picnic basket. For instance there are budget picnic baskets as well as luxury picnic baskets, often made from different materials. Budget picnic baskets will often be made from quite durable yet cheaper materials such as plastic, canvas or even fabric, while luxury picnic baskets or traditional picnic baskets will often be made from natural materials, including reed, wicker, rattan and even wood! Oddly enough, the cheaper materials are often more durable and require less care. budget picnic basket

How Will You Use Your Picnic Basket?

picnic basket scene

If you’ve taken our advice and decided on your budget, you now need to decide exactly how you are intending using your new picnic basket. Will you be having large family or group picnics, or is your picnic basket destined to be the perfect accompaniment to a romantic picnic for two? Do you have regular ad-hoc picnics with family and friends, or maybe your new basket is destined to be a picnic basket gift for a close friend or relation. Where will you take your picnics? Some people love to picnic at outdoor water parks or on a boating outing. Just as your budget is important, so too is how you are intending using your picnic basket!

From What Material Should Your Picnic Basket be Manufactured?

If the two factors already covered haven’t decided you on your choice of picnic basket material, you will want to consider some other important factors, like the
choice of basket material itself. In the main, picnic baskets are made from two main materials, namely canvas or other natural fibres or wicker, or similar natural materials. There are some plastic picnic bags or holdalls, but generally these fall into the “cool box” category, rather than specifically picnic baskets. Wood and wicker picnic baskets are strong, long lasting as well as being tear resistant. Wicker, by it’s very construction permits excellent airflow
and ventilation. Aesthetically, many people prefer the rustic, traditional appearance of natural wicker baskets.

Canvas picnic baskets also have some desirable characteristics, depending of course on the use to which you intend putting your new picnic basket. In general, canvas is a cheaper alternative to wicker as well as being lighter to carry. Add to that the fact that canvas is available in a wide range of colours and styles, as well as being easier to flatten and store away when not in use.

canvas picnic basket

How big a basket do you need?

small picnic basket
Again, you may already know how big your picnic basket needs to be because you have decided that you are using your basket for quiet romantic “just the two of us” picnics, or indeed for larger family gatherings. It is true to say that picnic baskets are available in all sizes, from large full service
sets for six or more people, right down to small, single service personal use baskets.Also, consider exactly what you intend your basket to contain. As well as the eating and serving implements, you’ll also have to decide whether your picnic basket has to contain all the food as well. But you don’t want it to be so huge that it becomes unwieldy or unmanageable and thereby defeats its own purpose of being handy for picnics! Big enough to cope with your average usage requirement, but small enough to be convenient.

Do you need an Insulated Picnic Basket?

Chances are if you are picnicking, you’ll be doing it in warm weather, so the need for an insulated picnic basket becomes paramount to keep your food fresh and your drinks cool. Many picnic baskets now have insulated compartments and some are fully lined with insulating material. The added benefit of this is that you no longer need both a cool box and a picnic basket to make your picnic perfect!
budget picnic basket

And Don’t Forget The Picnic Blanket!

picnic blanket
The picnic blanket is an
absolute necessity on any picnic. Nowadays, picnic blankets have
evolved from being just like any other old blanket, to being hi-tec
wonders, with waterproof backing, padding and even built in pillows for
that after picnic snooze! Usually available
in a wide range of bright
and fashionable colours, they are not just practical and convenient,
they are essential. Many picnic baskets now come with a picnic blanket
included, or with convenient carry straps to hold a picnic blanket.

How About a Glass of Wine?

Many people enjoy a leisurely glass of wine with their picnic and there’s a wide range of options to suit them, from insulated compartments within the picnic basket, to separate wine holders mounted on the outside of the basket. And if your picnic basket is designed to be suitable for carrying wine, almost certainly a wine bottle opener of one sort or another will be included.

wine picnic basket

Empty or Stocked?

stocked picnic basket
Most
picnic baskets come fully stocked with crockery and cutlery, but you can also buy baskets that have the food included – for a really luxur
ious treat. The advantage of stocked picnic baskets is that they make preparing a picnic much easier, but they don’t offer the versatility and multi-use functionality of picknic baskets where you choose the food content .
Either choice can be right – it all depends on the type of p
icnic, or your budget or how much time you have to put into preparing your picnics.

Warranty & Money Back Guarantee

Some picnic baskets come with a decent warranty or money back guarantee. It’s particularly worth considering the warranty offered if you are spending a lot of money on your ideal picnic basket.

.

I hope these few pointers will help you find the right picnic basket and accessories for your needs.

More from Business

83,431 Responses to “Picnic Basket Buying Guide”

  1. legal advice says:

    This is really interesting, You are a very skilled blogger.
    I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your
    great post. Also, I have shared your website in my social networks!

  2. orion says:

    This article offers clear idea for the new people of blogging,
    that genuinely how to do blogging and site-building.

  3. Hey! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after reading through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.
    Nonetheless, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back often!

  4. I am sure this article has touched all the internet people, its really really fastidious
    piece of writing on building up new website.

  5. server 001 says:

    Good day! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established
    blog. Is it hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure
    things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about setting up my own but I’m not sure where to begin.
    Do you have any ideas or suggestions? Thanks

  6. Love british girls. Msybe its the accent but when they talk I can’t help by listen. If only they did a British version only of Tinder!

  7. Hi there! I just would like to offer you a huge thumbs up for the excellent information you have here on this
    post. I will be coming back to your site for more soon.

  8. obviously like your web-site however you have to take a look at the spelling on several
    of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling issues and I to find it
    very troublesome to inform the truth then again I will surely come back again.

  9. I absolutely love your website.. Pleasant colors &
    theme. Did you develop this website yourself? Please reply back as I’m hoping to create my very own website
    and want to learn where you got this from or just what the
    theme is named. Kudos!

  10. Wonderful blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News?

    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!
    Thanks

  11. Your style is unique compared to other people I have read
    stuff from. Thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I’ll just book mark this
    blog.

  12. Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the pictures on this blog loading?
    I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or
    if it’s the blog. Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

  13. Diamonds says:

    Howdy would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re utilizing?
    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different browsers and I must say this blog loads a
    lot faster then most. Can you recommend a good hosting provider at a honest price?
    Many thanks, I appreciate it!

  14. I couldn’t resist commenting. Very well written!

  15. What’s up, of course this post is really nice and I have
    learned lot of things from it regarding blogging. thanks.

  16. Locate the greatest foreclosure bargains in the state which
    includes Massachusetts bank foreclosures and government foreclosed properties.

  17. Woah! I’m really digging the template/theme of this site.
    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s very hard
    to get that “perfect balance” between user friendliness and visual appearance.

    I must say you’ve done a excellent job with this.
    In addition, the blog loads very fast for me on Opera.
    Superb Blog!

  18. Hello, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog in Firefox, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.

    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, wonderful blog!

  19. You’ll ultimately attain a degree of with the ability to
    analyze for yourself which ventures are the very best ways too
    genherate profits be just right for you.

  20. This is really interesting, You are a very skilled blogger.
    I have joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your excellent post.

    Also, I’ve shared your web site in my social networks!

  21. magnificent points altogether, you just received a new
    reader. What might you suggest in regards to your submit that you made some days
    in the past? Any sure?

  22. Os sofrimentos do Jovem Werther, publicado em 1774, escrito pelo alemão Johnn
    Wolfgang von Goethe, quando tinha 24 anos, foi, sem dúvida, maior acontecimento literário do século XVIII, vindo
    a se tornar primeiro Best-seller da literatura européia e maior sucesso do autor. http://romances.blogbaker.com

  23. Hey! Quick question that’s completely off
    topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly?
    My blog looks weird when browsing from my iphone 4.

    I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to correct this issue.
    If you have any recommendations, please share.
    Cheers!

  24. phoenix edu says:

    Thank you for every other informative web site.
    Where else may just I get that kind of info written in such a perfect manner?
    I have a project that I am just now working on, and I’ve been on the glance out for such info.

  25. Ahaa, its good conversation about this article here at this webpage, I
    have read all that, so at this time me also commenting here.

  26. I really like what you guys tend to be up too.
    This sort of clever work and reporting! Keep up the amazing
    works guys I’ve added you guys to my own blogroll.

  27. stick death says:

    What’s up, I would like to subscribe for this website to take most recent updates, thus where
    can i do it please help out.

  28. bikenews.ru says:

    Thanks for sopme other excellent post. The place else may just anubody get
    that kinjd of information in such a perfect way of writing?

    I’ve a resentation subsequent week, and I’m on the look
    for such information.

  29. reality says:

    It’s very easy to find out any topic on web as compared to textbooks,
    as I found this paragraph at this site.

  30. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d
    definitely donate to this outstanding blog!
    I suppose for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.
    I look forward to brand new updates and will talk about this website
    with my Facebook group. Talk soon!

  31. I have fun with, result in I found just what I was taking a look for.
    You’ve ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day.
    Bye