Did you bring enough wine? Do you have forks for everyone? Is the picnic blanket large enough? The type of picnic basket you bring along for your day outdoors is a priority. It determines what supplies and how much can fit in there. The host of options on the market can make it a bit hard to settle on one basket but these criteria should help.
You want a basket that will serve you for more than just a few outings. Traditional wicker baskets are very common to this day because they have that authentic feel, which can be hard to get with other options. These baskets are made with willow or other kinds of woven fiber. Some of these come with linings to protect the insides of the basket. Aluminum baskets have also become popular among picnic goers. The metal offers a long lifespan without adding unnecessary weight to the carrier like this OnWay Sports aluminum frame basket. A polyester picnic basket is another option that will give you service for a long time.
Vintage Willow baskets don’t have a lot of things going for them. If you just want a simple carrier for your drinks and food, then a conventional basket with the right picnic rug will do well. Modern baskets are designed with several features to cater to specific needs. A tote bag like this comes with three compartments at the front and two on the side for cutlery and tool sets. If you are taking a lot of utensils on your picnic, then this type of bag with an outdoor blanket is perfect. Insulation is a sought after feature in picnic bags. A cooler in your basket ensures drinks and food stay cold regardless of how hot the weather is. You can still enjoy your chilled wine on a romantic date. Some baskets come complete with blankets, so you have a place to set up. You can get a waterproof picnic blanket to get the most out of your purchase.
Of course, the number of supplies you intend to bring along to a picnic matters a great deal. Ensure that your picnic basket and picnic blanket is of a suitable size to avoid last minute packing problems. You can easily find a 2-person basket like this one for a couple’s day out or get this 4-person wicker basket if you are bringing friends along. For a family picnic, a large family-sized bag should provide enough room for all the food, plate, and a big picnic blanket. You can find collapsible picnic bags that accommodate a lot of supplies once you open them up.
Whether you want a vintage willow or a wine and cheese specialty bag, take the time to shop carefully for a basket and picnic blanket that will cater to all your picnic needs.