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The 10 Best Picnic Essentials for Spring 2021

The 10 Best Picnic Essentials for Spring 2021. Photographed by Evangelina Silina. Image via Unsplash

Spring is here! So lay out the picnic blanket and fill up your picnic basket – these are the 10 must-have essentials for your spring picnic!

Spring is in full swing and what better time for a picnic!

We absolutely adore getting outdoors and heading to our favourite park while we snack on cheeses, dips, and indulge in the occasional mid-afternoon tipple – all whilst supporting local artisan Australian businesses. But what makes an outstanding picnic?

Before you head out, we’ve put together a guide on what to bring, what to eat, what to do and what to drink with our list of the 10 best essentials for a spring picnic in 2021:

<strong>Alex Liddy </strong>Acacia Picnic Table
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Alex Liddy Acacia Picnic Table

Have you ever accidentally bumped your wine glass and sent liquid flying all over the picnic rug? This clever Alex Liddy fold-out picnic table is the perfect addition for your next outdoor occasion. It keeps everything level, with clever slots for glassware and extra space for your cheese board. Plus, keeping things off the ground is also a deterrent for sneaky ants. A must-have item for picnics in 2021!

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<strong>Original Finska</strong> Outdoor Game
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Original Finska Outdoor Game

Finska is still one of our all-time favourite picnic games. The game stems from a log-tossing contest in cold, forested Finland; but these days we’ve exchanged Vikings for happy picnickers, and snowy ice-capped mountains for sunny parks. The game is sure to test your aim and spark some friendly competition. The one item you definitely want to bring for your next spring picnic!

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<strong>Morgan & Finch </strong>Hamper Picnic Basket
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Morgan & Finch Hamper Picnic Basket

Doesn’t a woven picnic basket just evoke romantic imagery of flowy summer dresses, cute dates and simpler times? Apart from keeping everything equally organised and stylish; the Morgan & Finch Hamper Picnic Basket also comes equip with cutlery, glasses and plates for four people. All you need is the food and drinks to go with it!

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<strong>Australian Made Spring Wines</strong>
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Australian Made Spring Wines

Where there are picnics, there is cheese (or dairy-free substitutes). And where there is cheese, there is wine! Just as the trees flutter and the flowers blossom, so too does Australian wine. And after a year of reasonable weather, it’s safe to say that there are glassfuls or new wines to taste this spring 2021. Thankfully, we’ve put together a nifty guide of the Top 10 Australian Made Wines for Spring 2021 – from shiraz to riesling and prosecco, our list will have everything you need for your spring picnic.

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<strong>RetroKitchen</strong> Wine Glass Holders
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RetroKitchen Wine Glass Holders

If you’re looking for the ultimate must-have item for any picnic, we’ve found it! These nifty little wine holders by RetroKitchen are a great addition to any spring picnic that’s accompanied with wine. You won’t accidentally spill your drink and you can keep your nice wine glasses safe with these cool little holders. Order them online and then impress your guests at your next outdoor picnic.

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<strong>Jacaru Australia </strong>Oilskin Picnic Blanket
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Jacaru Australia Oilskin Picnic Blanket

This Australian-made picnic blanket is as luxurious as it is sensible. This water-resistant picnic blanket has an oilskin outer so the bindis can’t get through and, for ultimate picnic vibes, it is topped with a lush flannelette lining. Made in Burleigh Heads, Queensland, after just one use you’ll understand what all the fuss is about with Jacaru Australia’s Oilskin Picnic Blanket.

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<strong>Dessert Boxes</strong>
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Dessert Boxes

Looking for some sweet treats for your picnic? Dessert Boxes have got you covered, with a range of treats delivered Australia-wide. Shop by selecting your occasion, price or even recipient, place your order and then just wait for your box of deliciousness to arrive. Our favourite pick of the bunch is the Whole Lotta Tella which is packed with Nutella-inspired fairy floss, brownies, chocolate and even a choc-marshmallow pop!

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<strong>Grazing Platters</strong>
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Grazing Platters

Finding no-cook picnic food dishes is hard. But, thankfully, we’ve found some simple picnic food suggestions that are sure to wow your tastebuds. Meet delivered grazing and charcuterie platters. Available Australia-wide, our list of 10 home delivered antipasto packs ensure that your outdoor event is as easy (and delicious) as possible. No need to scramble around the kitchen or spend your time worrying about finding finger food, picnic recipes or simple picnic food suggestions; our list will have you covered with plenty of easy picnic food ideas. Just browse, order, wait for delivery and then you’re good to go!

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<strong>Davis & Waddell </strong>Reusable Beeswax Wrap Roll
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Davis & Waddell Reusable Beeswax Wrap Roll

Is your spring picnic sustainable? When you’re trying to be environmentally conscious during your picnic, this Reusable Beeswax Wrap Roll from Davis & Waddell is a perfect choice. Instead of using plastic wrap or other unnecessary single-use plastics, this reusable beeswax roll can keep food fresh without leaving a nasty footprint behind. Plus, the best part is, you can use them again at home – the best investment you and your home needs!

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<strong>Australian Made Spring Craft Beers and Ciders</strong>
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Australian Made Spring Craft Beers and Ciders

Australia truly is the land of the free when it comes to making alcohol. This is why we’re leading the world in quirky drops and brews that deviate from the standard classics.And now that spring has sprung upon us, we think it’s the perfect time to shake off the cold and soak up some truly unique flavours. Think coconut and chocolate, yeasty peanut butter, and summery Sunny Boy sours. Whether you’re a classic lager dude, a craft beer enthusiast, or someone who loves being different, we think you’ll find a captivating Australian beer that’s perfect for your next spring picnic within this list.

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Now that you know what to bring with our list 10 essentials for a spring picnic, it’s time to find the perfect picnic area! Check out our guide to the 14 Best Picnic Spots around Australia. If you’re needing something to do on your picnic, why not take our quiz on how well you know native Australian flowers!

Editor’s Note: Our writers and contributors have independently selected and curated this article, and all opinions are their own. This article does contain affiliate links which allow us to make revenue off some purchases made by our readers.
Feature image: Photographed by Soloviova Liudmyla. Image via Shutterstock.
This article was first published on October 02 2020. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on September 16 2021.