Best Picnic Baskets for Four People

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So what are the best picnic baskets for four people – there are so many out there to choose from? Let Life Is a Picnic do the hard work for you!

It was family picnics out as a kid with our four person picnic set that got me started on my lifelong picnicking obsession.  Our basket saw them through three kids, unmpteen holidays and beach days and was only retired when I gifted them a 2 person picnic hamper for their golden wedding anniversary!

This basket was a simple wicker weave basket, the contents we replaced and upgraded only as the family grew or things broke as kids often do.  You see with picnic baskets as with everything TO BUY RIGHT BUY QUALITY! 

So this guide is going to help you find those real quality wicker picnic sets.  There are so many different Picnic Hampers and Picnic Sets out there that you could get easily lost. However we have done the leg work and testing to bring you a definitive list (and buying links) to the best picnic baskets for 4 people on sale in the UK right now. 

Which picnic hamper should I buy?

Before buying any Picnic products, you should always think carefully about how you’ll be using them to be sure you choose the right.  Consider the following questions:

  1. Where are going to be having most of your picnics? 
  2. Will you be driving there enjoying a hike to reach the perfect picnic spot?
  3. What type of food and drink will you be taking on your picnic – will you need cold or hot storage? 

To compile this review for you my family and friends had great fun trying a wide range of picnic baskets at differing price points to give you these top picks.  Each one will hold enough food to serve four people to serve four people. We also considered the following points on construction and quality:

  • MATERIALS USED TO MAKE BASKET – Is it willow, Is it from a sustainable source, Is it varnished etc. 
  • SIZE zs WEIGHT – You want enough room to fit in a picnic for four however it still needs to be portable!
  • CONTENTS – Do you want proper plates and glasses or the more practical, lightweight plastic equivalents?
  • ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES – What’s important for your picnicking needs – do you need a heavy cheeseboard or wine bottle bag?  If an integrated picnic cooler bag is a deal breaker make sure it has one (or room to add one)

So which are the best picnic baskets for 4 people? Here is our line-up of best buys. 


If you are in a hurry and just want to find out what the best luxury picnic basket is, then I recommend the Happy Picnic Basket For 4 Persons with Bamboo Snack Table as the best one and our best seller as well!

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A stylish 4 person picnic hamper made from superior wicker complete with genuine Thermos Flask, Glass Wine Glasses & China Plates.

With its sturdy, large woven and varnished wicker basket, stainless steel cutlery and china plates we were already feeling that this basket was our choice for a high end 4 person hamper.  

Add to this the very hand genuine thermos and metal mugs for enjoying a cuppa or warm soup and I was in picnic heaven. 

As we are being honest in the reviews the china plates are lovely, if heavy and to be honest at 7inches for to small for the way we do a family picnic.  I would recommend one of these larger 9in plate sets.

The cooler bag fits well in the hamper and you can buy additional cool bags to match your hamper from Fine Foods here (Well worth it if you are like me and HAVE to have matchy matchy!)

This Fine Foods Sandringham Picnic Basket for 4 People also comes with a blanket/ picnic cloth and additional wine cooler, glass wine goblets, napkins, salt and pepper shaker and corkscrew.

All in all beautifully presented basket with top quality accessories. 

Basket Dimensions: 44.5cm x 27cm x 23cm 

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Take your picnic to the next level with your own integrated table and wine glass holder!

This wicker basket set is the perfect choice for a romantic picnic or outside party.  With its clever integrated table to hold your wine glasses and serve food on its also great on a road trip, sailing, self-driving tour/ travel and campfire.  

This has a handy shoulder strap to make it easy to carry and with plastic glasses and bamboo table it remains light enough to carry a fair distance to a beach or woodland picnic. 

This basket has real leather fixings, including the bottle holder on the outside to give more room for food.  There is no insulated cooler bag included which you would hope for at this price – however you can pick up some great cool bags here for pennies!  Or add in freezer blocks.

The matching picnic mat/blanket folds up and attaches to the outside of the basket for easy carrying.  Only thing i think is missing is a bottle cooler rather than the external bottle holder. All in all though a large, easy to carry and clever picnic basket with a very hand lid/table feature!

Basket Dimensions: 44.5cm x 27cm x 23cm 

Picnic blanket Dimensions: 150cm x 130cm 

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More spacious than traditional picnic baskets. Fixed handle keeps everything in place better!

The Happy Picnic 4 Person Wicker Hamper with Double Lids and Fixed Handles is just one of the most beautiful hampers for picnics.  Its made from natural buff willow with eco friendly varnish making it strong, sturdy and long lasting.

High quality PU straps and 100% cotton liner keep everything safe inside the basket whilst you travel.  I dont think this has as many picnic extras as other hampers but that leaves more space for food and wine!  

There is no coolers compartment with this basket so you would either need an electric cooler box or a cool bag rucksack as well.  

All the tableware are reusable, food-safe and dish-wash safe.


Basket Dimensions: 46cm x 30cm x 42cm

So there you have it 3 of our favourite picnic baskets for 4 people reviewed.  If i was giving a Picnic Hamper as a gift I would choose the Sandringham 4 Person Luxury Hamper every time.  For sheer design and heaps of room it has to be the HappyPicnic Double Lidded Hamper.

Overall value for money and practicality means we voted the Happy Picnic Basket For 4 Persons with Bamboo Snack Table the best picnic hamper for 4 people.

Do you prefer another 4 person hamper for picnics – if so please share your recommendation in the comments box below. 

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About the author
Alexandra is a longtime party planner & event specialist who loves to host fun picnics, parties and events for friends & family.  She now uses her expertise to recommend the best products on the market for you to get out and enjoy life.

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