There is nothing more interesting than old fashioned picnics, and to get it you need to get a picnic basket. It can sometimes be hard to find the right wicker picnic basket considering there are many out there. But before you decide to buy one, make sure that it has enough space for all your food. Besides, you need to figure out the number of people it can accommodate. This article explains features to consider before choosing a picnic basket.

Carrying option

If you’re an adventurous person who enjoys having picnics in a variety of terrains, perhaps you are already aware that you need a basket with a handle. Thankfully, many traditional picnic baskets usually have built-in handles. 

This provides a great way for travelling, especially if you intend to be travelling short distances. Keep in mind that these handles are lightweight, so they give you the best option to hold them for long periods. 


Another key factor you need to consider before purchasing a wicker picnic basket is its size. The size of a picnic basket is categorized by the number of people it’s designed to serve. Dimensions in these categories can vary considerably, but they come as two-person picnic baskets, four-person picnic baskets, and six-person picnic baskets. 

If you are someone who likes to socialize and goes on double-dates, perhaps a four-person basket can be a suitable one. However, if you like romantic dates and only picnics with your loved one, then choose a two-person basket which happens to be a smaller basket. For larger families, it’s a good idea to opt for a six-person wicker picnic basket. 


You can find some picnic baskets that have sections for specific items, such as corkscrews, utensils, wine bottles, and picnic blankets. However, many traditional picnic baskets still feature one large compartment to store food and accessories.

When it comes to compartments, it usually depends on your preference. So if you like having a compartment for each item, then you need to find a picnic basket with several compartments. But there is a good chance that you may trade off the flexibility of storing many items to have separate sections.


Another important feature you need to consider is insulation. While some of the wicker picnic baskets may not have insulation built into them, you can also find many others that have insulation. After all, traveling for long periods may need insulation to keep perishables in good condition. 

The good news is that many wicker picnic baskets on the market come with built-in insulation. Even if you decide to purchase a simple wicker picnic basket, you can still buy separately a removable insulated cooler that you can fit into the basket.

The material of the picnic basket is also an essential factor because it can also bring various qualities to the table. One of the common types of materials is bamboo. This material is usually used in wickerwork, though it’s rarely utilized by itself. Bamboo can sometimes be used together with willow to get more components.

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