Picnic essentials are the gear and supplies that make an outdoor dining experience comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable. With the 2023 picnic season just around the corner, we’re sharing suggestions for picnicking equipment that is functional, durable, and portable. We’ve picked 3 items each in these categories:
1. Food containers
2. Wine containers
3. Carry options
4. Ground covers
5. Nets and shades

You’ll find color options for most of the items on our list, click the product link for details.

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1. Food Containers

Zip lock bags are convenient, but rigid containers keep soft foods from being squished. Here are options for highly rated rigid containers that can be packed in ice and are dishwasher safe.

Duoyou Collapsible Silicone Lunch Bento Box, Portable Food Storage Container Outdoor Picnic Box Space Saving, Microwave, Dishwasher and Freezer Safe, 3 Pcs Set (Grey)
  • ★ Made with collapsible silicone container and healthy PP material leak proof lid. The silicone and PP materials are both food grade and BPA free. Non-toxic, tasteless, odorless, non-stick and easy to clean without the health risks or environmental concerns.
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Joseph Joseph Nest Lock Plastic BPA Free Food Storage Container Set with Lockable Airtight Leakproof Lids, 10-Piece, Multi-Color
6,933 Reviews
Joseph Joseph Nest Lock Plastic BPA Free Food Storage Container Set with Lockable Airtight Leakproof Lids, 10-Piece, Multi-Color
  • Easy-find, color-coded nesting food storage container set with lockable snap-together lids
[8 Pack] Salad Dressing Container To Go, 2.4oz Small Condiment Containers with Leakproof Silicone Lids, Reusable Stainless Steel Sauce Cups for Lunch Bento Box, Picnic and Travel
  • PORTABLE SIZE : Each features 2.6” x 1.7”. and 2.4oz(70ml). Perfect Size for packing sauces, salad dressings, peanut butter, jams, dressings, snacks, etc.

2. wine Containers

Not all wines need to be served chilled, but keeping temperature stable provides a better sipping experience. These containers provide options to keep your wine safe and are easy to transport.

Foldable Wine Bag, 750 ml, Portable Reusable Plastic Wine Bottle Pouch, SENHAI 4 Pack Collapsible Liquid Leak Proof Flask Holder for Wine Liquor Beverages, Travel, Gift - Red
  • 4 Pack: Leak-proof and portable wine bottle bag, easily to carry wine, liquor, juices, water and other beverages on the go, also perfect for hiking, camping, the beach, picnics, BBQ, concerts and more.
ALLCAMP Wine tote Bag with Cooler Compartment,Picnic Set Carrying Two sets of tableware
  • Includes 2 x Plastic Wine Glasses,1 x Steel Corkscrew 1 x Bottle Stopper, and 2 x napkins
Picnic at Ascot - Wine Carrier Deluxe with Glass Wine Glasses and Accessories for Two, Black/Plaid
517 Reviews
Picnic at Ascot - Wine Carrier Deluxe with Glass Wine Glasses and Accessories for Two, Black/Plaid
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY from PICNIC at ASCOT USA - Designers and Manufacturers for over 25 years of a Wide Range of High Quality Picnic Baskets, Coolers, Wine Carriers & Life Style Products

3. Carry Options

Here are options for taking everything you need for your picnic in a backpack or just a couple bags.

Hap Tim Picnic Backpack Cooler for 4 Person with Insulated Leakproof Cooler Bag, Wine Holder, Fleece Blanket, Cutlery Set,Perfect for Beach, Day Travel, Hiking, Camping, BBQs, Family and Lovers Gifts
2,693 Reviews
Hap Tim Picnic Backpack Cooler for 4 Person with Insulated Leakproof Cooler Bag, Wine Holder, Fleece Blanket, Cutlery Set,Perfect for Beach, Day Travel, Hiking, Camping, BBQs, Family and Lovers Gifts
  • OVERSIZED INSULATED LEAKPROOF STORAGE COMPARTMENTS: This cooler backpack owns 3 compartments - Biggest central compartment size (L:12.2"xD:12"xW:7.3“)around 20L, better for storing drinks and with ice cubes or packs. Top pocket size:(L:12.2"xD:4.3"xW:7.3") around 6.5L, not 100% leakproof, better for storing dry foods with plastic ice pack. Side wine holder is good for a large bottle. This is an impressed large picnic cooler good for any party or concert.
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Picnic Basket Set for 2 Persons, Willow Hamper with Large Insulated Cooler Compartment, Waterproof Blanket and Cutlery Service Kit-Classical Brown
  • Size & contents - Picnic suitcase style hamper set is measured by 15.7" X 11.8" X 7.4". Including 2 X Stainless steel tableware service set(knife, fork and spoon), 2 X 7" Melamine plates, 2 X PS wine glasses, 1 X Bottle opener, 2 X Matching napkins. One extra picnic blanket 57" X 47.2" .
Personalized Picnic at Ascot Wine and Cheese Basket/Cooler with acrylic glasses, hardwood cutting Board, Cheese Knife and Corkscrew
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Personalized Picnic at Ascot Wine and Cheese Basket/Cooler with acrylic glasses, hardwood cutting Board, Cheese Knife and Corkscrew
  • Sleek & Sophisticated wine and cheese tote - insulated to keep two bottles of wine or champagne at the perfect temperature - great for picnics - concerts - beach

4. Ground Covers

Providing a clean place to lay out your food and enjoy it is important. These picnic blankets are easy to carry and color options are available.

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scuddles Extra Large Picnic Blankets Dual Layers Beach Blanket 60 X 60 Water-Resistant Outdoor Picnic Mat Spring Summer Blue and White Striped
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scuddles Extra Large Picnic Blankets Dual Layers Beach Blanket 60 X 60 Water-Resistant Outdoor Picnic Mat Spring Summer Blue and White Striped
  • ATTRACTIVE DESIGN: Our sophisticated and attractive outdoor blanket is tartan & creative stripe design is fashion forward and sure to impress family & friends as you have lunch at a picnic.
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ZAZE Extra Large Picnic Outdoor Blanket, 80''x80'' Waterproof Foldable Blankets Gingham Picnic Mat for Beach, Camping Grass Lawn Park Accessories Cute Couple Ideas Wedding Registry(Green White)
  • 【80*80 Oversized for 4-8 Adults】ZAZE Picnic blankets unfolded size is 80''x 80'', it’s large enough to fit for 6-8 adults for siting or 4 adults of lying, giving your family and pets a large area to play.

5. Nets And Shades

Nets keep bugs and flying debris away from your food and shades protect us from a glaring sun. Make sure to check out color options for shades.

Wokuya 6Pack Various Size (40x24*1,17x17*2,14x14*2,12x12*1) Pop-up Food Tents Food Covers for Outside Mesh to Keep Bugs away,Reusable Collapsible Food Nets for Outdoor Picnic Party BBQ Wedding Fruit
  • [4 MIX SIZE/ 6 PACK] The food cover set contains 4 different sizes, a total of 6 pack: [40" x 24" ] * 1, [17" x 17"] * 2, [14" x 14"] * 2, [12" x 12" ] * 1. It's designed to fit various sizes of plates and containers, making it perfect for all your needs.
MCADORE Beach Tent Pop Up Shade UPF50+ Portable Beach Canopy Sun Shelter with 4 Aluminum Poles, Anti-Wind Ropes and Carry Bag for Camping, Backyard, Picnics(10x10FT)
  • Beach tent are made of the highest quality lycra fabric, waterproof and colorfast. 33 pounds, it's light and portable and provides extra shade!
UNP Easy Sun Shelter Beach Tent Pop Up Canopy Event Cabana UPF 50+ Shade Tent 4-6 Person Rainproof, Waterproof for Camping Trips, Backyard Fun, Party Or Picnics with Side Wall (10 x 10 ft, Blue)
  • 🏕️【Camping Shelter】 provide 100 square feet of covered campsite living space, ideal for Camping, Events, Picnics, Gathering among friends and family.