Our Top 5 Picnic Essentials!

Our Top 5 Picnic Essentials!

A picnic is one of our favourite ways to spend a sunny afternoon. Whether it’s a romantic picnic for two or a gathering with friends and family, nothing beats spending some time outdoors with good food and good company! 

Here at Ela & Earth, we know a thing or two about packing the perfect picnic. If you’re ready to elevate your picnic game, check out our top 5 picnic essentials for your next day out. 

A Lightweight, Waterproof Picnic Rug

We spent years searching for the perfect picnic rug, so eventually we decided to design our own! Available in 5 stylish colours and prints, our Ela & Earth picnic rug is the perfect companion for your outdoor adventures.

Beautiful and practical, our picnic rugs are soft and lightweight with a waterproof backing and drawstring carry bag for easy transport. Although they are incredibly durable, they also have a luxe feel with natural canvas edging, quilted detail and cotton piping.

An Insulated Cooler Bag

A good cooler bag is essential for packing all of your picnic treats. Our insulated cooler bags are available in two sizes, depending on how much storage space you need. Featuring a fully insulated lining to keep your food and beverages cooler for longer, these stylish bags are also cleverly designed with durable polyester canvas, practical zip closures and adjustable shoulder straps - available in a range of colours and prints to suit your aesthetic.

A Set of Reusable Food Containers

Our reusable nesting containers make it easy to transport your picnic spread. Our set of 4 nesting containers are the perfect sizes for salads and snacks, while our small nesting containers are ideal for sauces, dips and salad dressings.

Made from food grade stainless steel, these reusable food containers are leakproof and dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. Plus, their clever nesting design means they stack neatly inside each other, saving you precious storage space.

An Insulated Wine Tumbler

It’s not a picnic without a tasty beverage in hand. Our insulated wine tumblers are our go-to picnic accessory for your drink of choice - whether that’s a cool glass of wine, a fresh cocktail or a hot cup of coffee. 

Available in two colours, these stainless steel tumblers also come with a sliding lid, so you can pop your stainless steel straw in without those pesky flies and bugs swimming in your drink.

A Set of Reusable Cutlery

Say no to single-use plastics and plan a sustainable picnic with our reusable cutlery sets. These stylish 7-piece stainless steel cutlery sets fit conveniently inside a compact carry case, available in gold, rose gold and silver. Dishwasher safe, each set includes a spoon, fork, knife, set of chopsticks, straight straw, bent straw and straw cleaner.

Our Tips on Packing the Perfect Picnic

Not sure what to pack on your picnic? You’ll want to opt for food that won’t go soggy, is easy to eat, and easy to transport. For example: instead of leafy salads that wilt quickly, try something heartier like a greek salad or pasta salad. Or, instead of sandwiches using regular bread, try a toasted baguette.

We also recommend food and snacks that are easy to hold in one hand - think skewers, veggie sticks, quiches and frittatas. Some of our go-to picnic foods include:

  • Baguette sandwiches
  • Potato salad
  • Greek salad
  • Pasta salad
  • Chickpea salad
  • Caprese skewers
  • Rice paper rolls
  • Quiches and frittatas
  • Pinwheel wraps
  • Ham and cheese croissants
  • Muffins, cakes and slices
  • Charcuterie - cold meats, cheese, pickles, olives, crackers
  • Chips and salsa
  • Sliced fruit
  • Veggie sticks

You can shop our range of picnic essentials right here at Ela and Earth, with free shipping over $75!