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Bring on the bank holidays with these brilliant buys guaranteed to perk up your picnics

1. In a soft wool mix with a herringbone weave and a waterproof backing, this handy roll-up picnic rug, £39.50, is the perfect portable spot to sit.

2. Celebrate the season with this clear plastic wine glass, £3. It looks just as smart as the real thing, and it’s dishwasher safe too.

3. Great for barbecues, picnics and meals al fresco, this cutlery caddy will keep everything together. £19.50.

4. Keep drinks ice cold with this lightweight carafe, £12.50. Fill the removable central column with ice cubes and voilà – cool refreshment in an instant.

5. Smarten up open-air eating with this picnicware in beautiful blue tones with a glazed-effect finish. From £14 for a set of side plates.

6. Fill this drinks dispenser, £12.50, with a refreshing cocktail or water with lemon and mint, then let everyone help themselves – ideal for picnic parties in the garden.

7. Add panache to your picnics with this smart willow hamper, £75, complete with crockery, cutlery and a handy bottle opener. Just add food and go.

8. This cool blue picnic tumbler will bring the ombré trend to your outdoor table, picnic rug or beach towel – and it’s a steal at just £3.

9. This tote cool bag, £15, is the ideal mix of good looks and picnic-ready practicality. Choose from two-tone blue or fresh green.
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