Planning a picnic in the park or a chic garden party? Sunny days and warm evenings make al fresco dining (and drinking!) a real pleasure. Here’s our edit of the chicest picnic essentials.

Wicker Hamper

A proper hamper like they used to make ‘em. Best accessorised with a vintage sports car and your favourite tea dress.

Teacup Tealight Burner

For when long lazy parties outdoors turn into an all-day, all-evening affair. How adorable are these?essential picnic products

Lapsang Souchon Tea Biscuits

With a subtle, smoky flavour, Fortnum & Mason’s buttter biscuits are a moreish addition to an elegant afternoon occasion.

Perfect Mixer

Mojitos on the go, don’t mind if we do!  This life-changing implement offers ten essential cocktail-making tools, meaning that you can play mixologist wherever you are.

José Olive Oil

José Gourmet’s rosemary-infused olive oil is delicious drizzled over summer salads.

The Baby Blanc De Blancs Cooler

A portable cooler and four bottles of Fortnum’s finest fizz? Did someone say picnic?

Picnic Cutlery

Time to rethink throwaway cutlery with this elegant yet hard-wearing set of knives, forks and picnic essentials

Merino/Cashmere Jacquard Throw

A little different to your traditional picnic rug. It’s not cheap, but it is lovely. And in a luxury fabric blend, it’s a forever buy.

Enamel Dinner Plates

Who could possibly consider using plastic (or worse, paper!) plates when such lovely enamel items exist? A chic addition to posh picnics, lunches in the garden or – ahem – glamping trips.