They say life’s a picnic – so why is it so darn hard to properly pack for one? Check out some of the awesome items we’re DiGging this summer for our outdoor eating endeavors.
ALLCAMP Picnic Backpack
Who says your picnic basket has to actually be a basket? There are a variety of options to fit your picnicking needs, but we like this sturdy backpack version that comes packed with just about everything you need for a four-person meal al fresco, including a full cutlery set, plates, glasses and accessories.
$46.99 – www.amazon.com
Kate Spade Floral Picnic Blanket
Any blanket will do, really, but why be boring when you can be fabulous? This large yet thin blanket rolls up really tiny for easy transporting. Stay dry thanks to a waterproof nylon bottom, and Instagram-ready thanks to a cheerfully stylish floral pattern.
$45 – bloomingdale’s
Grass stains on your white denim? No, thank you. Picnics are messy by nature, as is one of our writers who is known for spilling coffee on herself daily. She has instantly removed coffee, wine and marker mishaps with Shout Instant Stain Remover Wipes. Unlike stain remover pens, these single-use towelettes mean you won’t wind up redepositing yesterday’s coffee stain on another piece of clothing.
$2.97 for a pack of 12 – target
Keep wine at the correct temperature and away from the prying eyes of killjoys. The 25 oz. Corkcicle Canteen keeps an entire standard bottle of wine cold for 25 hours (or a whole lot of coffee piping hot for 12 hours), and comes in 14 super fun colors and three finishes.
$32.95 – www.Corkcicle.com
Bicycle Mounted Growler Carrier
If you’re picnicking off the beaten path, you may have to sacrifice a few things to lighten the load. Beer should never be one of those things. A simple and beautiful way to carry your favorite malted beverage wherever your pedals may take you.
$90 – Pedal Happy
This ultra-light, ultra-rugged and ultra-powerful portable speaker is completely waterproof, features an eight-hour battery, and has a nifty carabiner on top. Sound quality is not sacrificed for portability and it even has speakerphone functionality, so you can call your favorite FOMO friend from your picnic.
$52.99 – www.amazon.com