Text: Alexandra Savina
There is still one and a half summer months and many hot days ahead: I don't feel like staying at home or walking on stuffy city streets in good weather. Even if you are not the happy owner of a summer cottage, you can always get out on a picnic - if not out of town, then at least to the nearest park. We have collected a few things that will probably come in handy for you and will make your outing into nature even more enjoyable.
Picnic blanket Zara Home
Instead of frantically looking for an old blanket every time you don't mind going to a picnic, you can buy a blanket specifically for picnics. A cute fringed cotton throw is available on the Zara Home website - it is machine washable so that no picnic event is scary. In addition, it is now being sold with an impressive 50% discount.
Thermoelectric cooler bag MobiCool
Like most picnic baskets, cooler bags are not beautiful, but they will definitely come in handy at a picnic: you can put meat or fish for a barbecue, vegetables or snacks in a bag, or you can put a bottle of champagne in it (there is even room for six bottles) and ensure that the drink stays cool when you reach your destination. The MobiCool thermal bag is powered by a car cigarette lighter, in addition to the handles, it has a comfortable long strap so that you can carry it on your shoulder, and when you pay online, you can buy it at a discount - another plus.
Finding an embarrassing and inexpensive picnic set is not an easy task, but if you don't want to spend time looking for suitable utensils and containers on your own, you have to come to terms with it. In our opinion, the most acceptable option is a simple wicker basket, which contains a set for four: plates, cutlery, cups, corkscrew, salt shaker and pepper shaker, as well as a small thermo container for food. In this case, it is better to get to your destination by car: it will be difficult to carry a full basket in your hands for a long time.
Gentlemen's Hardware Portable BBQ Grill
A rare outing into nature does without traditional kebabs - so it's very useful to have a portable grill. You can find a good BBQ grill in the form of a handy suitcase at ASOS - all you have to do is grab some coals. Cheaper options are worth looking for, as always, at IKEA. And remember that you can grill not only the usual meat - there are many more interesting and unusual recipes.
for IKEA salad
The main component of any picnic is, of course, food, so you can't do without containers. It is best to choose containers with a tight-fitting airtight lid to prevent food spilling or spilling along the way. You can buy a special salad container from IKEA, which also comes with a small removable sauce container and plastic cutlery. Here you should look for other containers of various shapes and sizes - enough for any company. For trips to nature, it is very convenient to use lunchboxes, in which you can transport not only vegetables and sandwiches, but even soup. And if you want, for example, chips with guacamole, you can buy a special small container for the sauce.
Juicer Bottle Fresh
On a hot day, you should bring plenty of water with you. If you don't have a toggle switch or special bottle, take a look at this model: a small citrus juicer is built into the bottom of the bottle, so you can squeeze lemon, lime or orange juice into the water. If you want to keep your home-made beverage warm, you can buy a simple thermos or a more expensive thermo coffee jug.
ASOS Flag Garland
Let's be honest: the garland is not the most useful thing in this collection, but if you have a few extra minutes to get ready, it will help to decorate the picnic area without much effort.If you want to save money, you can try to make the same garland on your own - from tape and wrapping paper.
Glasses Zara Home
Instead of the boring disposable tableware from the supermarket, you should buy plastic tableware - it looks much nicer, will last longer, and most importantly, you can use it at home. At Zara Home, for example, you can find luxurious pink glasses, as well as matching plates and glasses. In addition, now you can buy them with a fifty percent discount. You can also refuse plastic appliances (everyone who has ever used them in nature knows how inconvenient it is) - instead, grab a small stainless steel fork, knife and spoon in a convenient case. Such a set will come in handy not only at a picnic, but also in the city - it can be worn to work along with a lunchbox.
JBL Flip 3 system
A portable speaker will make any party more fun - just make sure your music doesn't get in the way of others. In addition, it will come in handy not only on a picnic and on a trip out of town: it can be turned on in the kitchen to make washing the dishes more fun, or brought to a party in the office. The JBL speaker is compact, comfortable and available in several colors: black, light gray, blue and red. It has a moisture-resistant body, so you can use it even near a pond or, if necessary, wash it in running water - however, we would not recommend swimming with it.
OBI beach umbrella
An umbrella from the sun in summer is a necessary thing: there is always a risk of sitting in the sun unnoticed. The simplest beach umbrella can be found in the OBI hypermarket - it will cost a symbolic 279 rubles. If you have neither the strength nor the desire to carry an umbrella with you, you can limit yourself to a straw hat and ask your friends to come to a picnic in panamas. Well, in case of sudden bad weather, it is useful to think about a raincoat - bright and unusual can be found, for example, at Monki.
Photos: Wikimart, Zara Home, Pichshop, IKEA, Asos, Enter, Madrobots, Obi