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    19 Picnic Essentials You'll Need Now That You Can Meet Your BFFs Outside

    Get the drinks out, officially!

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    1. No picnic is complete without an extra-large blanket. It's waterproof, easy to clean, and is made from tear-resistant material.

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    Price: £24.99.

    2. Keep your drinks cool thanks to this 24L insulated backpack that can hold up to 30 cans. It's also great for storing food and even has deep pockets to store your valuables.

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    Price: £21.99.

    3. This insect repellent spray is sure to come in extra handy. It's water and sweat-resistant, and lasts for up to eight hours.

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    Price: £8.50.

    4. Make a fashion statement and keep the sun from getting in your eyes thanks to this sun visor cap that won't ruin your hair.

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    Price: £7.99 – it's available in eight colours.

    5. Speaking of sun protection, keep your skin safe using this SPF 50 protective lotion from Hawaiian Tropic that's infused with vitamins C and E!

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    Price: £6.94.

    6. From cutlery and plates to a cutting board and bottle opener, this 23-piece cutlery set has everything you need to have yourself the ideal picnic.

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    Price: £27.97.

    7. This set of six extra sturdy silicone wine glasses are a great alternative to regular glass ones that run the risk of breaking while out on a picnic.

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    Price: £18.99 for six.

    8. This compact and portable Bluetooth speaker from Sony is waterproof, dustproof, sand-proof, and mudproof, making it ideal for all of those outings you're planning.

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    Price: £39.00.

    9. Not only are these reusable leakproof storage bags great for keeping your food safe, but they're also an eco-friendly alternative to standard plastic ones.

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    Price: £10.70 for 16 bags.

    10. This 2-in-1 sunshade canopy is perfect for beach picnics! It's also easy to install and made from UV-resistant polyester to help protect your skin from sun rays.

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    Price: £28.99.

    11. This portable folding barbecue grill is ideal for up to three to five people, making it perfect for the entire family!

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    Price: £17.99.

    12. This insulated wine cooler is a must-have for those upcoming picnic days you're planning! It can hold up to four bottles of wine and will keep your drinks cool for up to six hours.

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    Price: £21.99.

    13. Treat yourself to this set of eco-friendly bamboo cutlery that's perfect to have on the go.

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    Price: £9.98.

    14. Keep safe with this mini bottle of hand sanitiser you can clip onto your keychain, so you can stay hygienic wherever you are.

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    Price: £2.48.

    15. Take your picnic game to the next level with this durable and compact folding camp chair! It even comes with a matching carry bag to help make transporting it easier.

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    Price: £23.49.

    16. If your picnic days tend to run into the evenings, then you'll for sure love this dimmable LED battery-powered camping lantern to help keep your evening lit. It's water-resistant too!

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    Price: £21.98.

    17. These portable, foldable foam mats are a must-have if you're anything like me and hate sitting on grass or sand without a ~protective layer~ for your tush.

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    Price: £15.99 for five.

    18. Don't forget this handy set of freezable cooling blocks to help keep food and drink cool and fresh all day long!

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    Price: £3.99 for three blocks.

    19. Allergies? Say no more. These antihistamine tablets will provide effective relief from itchy eyes, sneezing, a runny nose, hives, and irritated skin, so you can enjoy the outdoors at no cost.

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    Price: £6.50 for 30 tablets.