If you developed a taste for socialising outdoors during the pandemic, you’ll be pleased to hear that picnic season is upon us once again. Along with a light lunch and a lawn game or two, every picnic needs a quality blanket. As well as being aesthetically pleasing, a good picnic blanket should be waterproof, easy to clean (either by hand or in the washing machine), and easy to roll, fold, or pack away.
We’ve done some sleuthing to compile a list of blankets that suit every taste whilst ticking all of those boxes. If you’re looking to make an afternoon of it, make sure to take a look at our stories on the best coolers, portable barbecues, and lawn games to round off your set up. But firstly, read on for our picks of the most handsome, durable, and waterproof picnic blankets. While most of these blankets are available on Amazon, we’ve found some options elsewhere, too, for those who like to shop around.
We like the fleur-de-lis pattern on this one.
A blanket that looks as though it belongs to a Strawberry Shortcake doll.
A waterproof blanket that will keep everyone entertained (and limber).
We think this one would double up as a nice throw for over the sofa.
Some other Strategist-approved picnic essentials:
Strategist writer Chris Mandle takes this Chilli’s dupe (which is large enough to fit a whole bottle of wine) on sunny days out at the park.
For a heavier load, this cooler can store up to 30 litres (or 36 cans) of liquid, keeping it icy cold in up to 30 degree weather.
This highly addictive Finnish board game is wildly popular across Paris and the perfect addition to a picnic in the park.
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