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Perfect Picnic Baskets

Picnic BasketI’ve always been a sucker for anything romantic. When my husband and I were dating, I baked up a luscious mustard chicken in a bread bowl, packed up a big picnic basket, and surprised him with a lunch in the park on a blanket. (It seems to have worked. That was over 24 years ago.) There’s nothing like taking a boring meal, outside to a beautiful setting to get out of a rut.

Picnic baskets come in all shapes and sizes. They come in easy-to-transport varieties and they even come loaded with utensils. They are a far cry from the one-size-fits-all hinged picnic hamper of my parents generation.

With the choices available today, make sure you consider the number of people to be served (how much food do you need) and the distance to picnic sight (how far do you need to carry it). If you need lots of food, get the biggest basket you can find. If you are hiking in for a remote picnic, consider a backpack variety.

If you’re looking for romantic picnic baskets, look at the baskets outfitted just for two. These make a great wedding gift for a special couple. I gave a nice one to Sam’s brother and sister-in-law when they married years ago.

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  • LCB October 3, 2010, 6:12 am

    Great tip. I better hurry up now and take my partner out for a picnic before it gets too cold in the park 🙂
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  • PB January 29, 2011, 1:30 am

    Picnic Backpacks could be used as an alternative to your basket or to supplement it, to carry miscellaneous items that you may need on a picnic spot. You can carry your books, music CDs, table cloth, disposable towels, paper plates, napkins, bottle openers and other things within the picnic backpack. This way you can discover these things whenever you need them.

  • PT February 13, 2011, 8:55 pm

    Picnic baskets are the most important accessory for any picnicker. These handy tools are great for getting your food around in a light but strong case without it bouncing around or crushing delicate food items.

  • KB August 8, 2011, 1:01 pm

    Have to agree with the above comments about picnic baskets – they are an essential part of the summer months!

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