The word ‘picnic’ originally stems back to 1794, exactly 100 years after ‘pique-nique’ first appeared in the French language. Since then picnics have been a summer staple for those who like to head out for the day and enjoy a selection of savoury and sweet treats along the way.
The initial concept of a picnic was seen to be a fashionable affair whereby each guest would contribute to the day, and the idea hasn’t changed from its traditional roots, with picnics continuing to be one of the most loved things to plan with family and friends.
With the Bank Holiday approaching, Father’s Day on 20th June and (hopefully) a summer of sunshine ahead we thought we’d set ourselves the challenge of finding the most stylish picnic hamper for 2021 and we think we’ve found it. We’re about to go on an adventure, are you ready?
The company you need to bookmark is British based, family-run, The Colourful Garden Company.
Handpicked for the LLM readers is this four-person picnic hamper. Crafted from the finest willow, this made-to-order hamper can be personalised with up to three initials of your choice. There are no doubts it would make a stunning wedding gift or, in fact, a beautiful gift to receive on any occasion.
The antique wash finish hamper features cream faux leather fixings and contains porcelain plates, wine glasses, knives, forks and spoons, a cooler bag, linens and that all important bottle opener and corkscrew. Just add your favourite tipple and away you go.
Next up from The Colourful Garden Company is their two-person picnic chiller. If this hamper doesn’t scream summer, we don’t know what will. This hamper is both smart and practical – it contains a large, insulated chiller compartment to keep your food and drinks cool and fresh. Additionally, it holds glasses, crockery and cutlery in a zipped case, and the symmetrical design is absolutely gorgeous with the grey flap for extra appeal. As with all The Colourful Garden Company hampers this one can be personalised in any choice of three characters.
Now for a party hamper, and we know we’re sold on the idea already. A stunning, circular hamper which will be the star of any picnic or party, this hamper is beautifully made in willow with an antique wash finish including six champagne flutes. Again, this would make a superb wedding or birthday gift, or why not treat yourself to one? It would be lots of fun to take to a day at the races – cheers to that!