4 Perfect Baskets for International Picnic Day
Grab the red gingham blanket and pack up your favorite al fresco foods—it’s International Picnic Day. Celebrate by snatching up one of these chic baskets. (We'll note here that International Picnic Day isn't recognized by Congress as a national holiday, but we assume that is an oversight on their part.)
Picnic at Ascot Pinot Wine & Cheese Cooler for Two
This isn’t your granny's picnic basket. This backpack-style carryall lets you bring your wine and cheese stash (complete with knife, cutting board and carved metal stopper) along for the ride. While the inner cooler was designed with holsters for up to two bottles and two glasses, we spy plenty of room to squeeze in one more round (or, say, a baguette or bottle of water), should the situation call for it. Available at thepicnicworld.com, $54.40.
Amish Handmade Large Picnic Basket with Tray
For the retro enthusiast, this handmade basket is a classic way to get your meal from point A to B (read: from your office to the nearest sunny knoll). With custom colored weavings, you can easily fold it into your at-home decor long after you’ve folded up your blanket. Available at amishbasketsandbeyond.com, $75.
Picnic Time Somerset Picnic Basket
For the organized picnicker. Pre-assigned pockets (for its hand-blown wine glasses, cutting board, salt and pepper shakers and stainless steel utensils) stand up to good-looking design touches, from the matching wine duffle to matching cloth napkins and blanket. Available at macys.com, $250.
Multicolor Woven Basket
Packing an ideal picnic doesn’t have to hit your wallet too hard. This bright basket will carry your edibles, wipes clean and is nearly impossible to mistake for somebody else's once it’s time to haul it out of the park. And at this price point, you’ll have extra cash leftover to fill it with some truly fantastic treats (like, say, these custom ice cream flavors) before heading out the door. Available at target.com, $14.99.