5 Things You Need To Bring On A Romantic Picnic For Two


Make Time For A Romantic Picnic

It is hard to disagree with playwright W. Somerset Maugham’s view that “there are few things so pleasant as a picnic.” There’s truly something quite magical about sprawling out on a blanket with your loved one in the summertime breeze. Picture the sun flickering through the tree leaves as the sound of nature replaces the usual sounds of kids calling, “Mom!”

romantic picnic for two, couple sitting on picnic blanket at the beach

Don’t Overthink It!

Now, I realize that it isn’t always easy to find a peaceful place to get away from it all. But if you really think about it, you can always find some oasis nearby. No matter where you live, you can enjoy each other’s company by going to your local park, beach, or even your backyard. Don’t overthink it. Just pick a place where you can feel like you’re removed from it all. Then start planning the little touches to make your picnic a special occasion. To help, below you’ll find our picks for 5 things you need to bring on a romantic picnic for two.

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Looking to spend some quality time with your loved one, but you’re both too busy? Check out this post with our tips for making time for each other. Plus, more on relationships here.

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Waterproof Blankets

Setting the scene for your picnic starts with a spacious, comfortable blanket. I chose these picnic blankets not just for their beautiful aesthetic, but for their quality and practicality. Each is cozy, but also large enough to relax on. And with a waterproof backing, you’ll never feel any moisture to (ahem) dampen the mood, no matter your picnic spot.

Wool Waterproof Picnic Blanket

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Business and Pleasure The Beach Blanket

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Navy Herringbone Waterproof Blanket

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Sunnylife Picnic Blanket

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Picnic Time Extra Large Blanket

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Navy Gingham Waterproof Blanket

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Picnic Basket Sets

To make your romantic outing seamless and stress-free, each of these picnic baskets has everything you’ll need in one, organized place. Each of the sets I chose include flatware, plates, stemware, and other handy accessories like a cutting board and wine bottle opener.

Canterbury Picnic Basket

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Savannah Picnic Basket Set

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Malibu Picnic Basket Cooler

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Frontier Picnic Cooler

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Wicker Outdoor Dining Basket

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Wine Totes

Nothing sets the mood quite like a little toast to yourselves during your picnic. Make sure your wine or champagne is chilled with one of these practical and beautiful wine cooler totes. A couple of these even have a wine and cheese service set if you prefer a simpler picnic set-up.

Legacy by Duet Wine & Cheese Tote

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Canvas Double Wine Tote

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Corsica Wine & Cheese Backpack

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Striped Insulated Double Wine Tote

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Picnic Time Insulated Wine Cooler Bag

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Fashion Avenue Double Wine Tote

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Scented Candles

There’s nothing more romantic than champagne and candles. Combine the two and up the ambiance of your picnic with a luxury scented candle in a safe-for-transport tin container. Don’t forget the matches!

Brooklyn Candle Studio Love Potion

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Illume Fresh Sea Salt

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Thucassi Ferrum Wild Groves

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Voluspa Santal Vanille

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Yankee Candle Ocean Hibiscus

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Flower Vases

Yes, you’re already surrounded by nature, so bringing flowers is very optional, but also very romantic. These vases are made of metal or wood, so you don’t have to worry about packing your fine crystal. Plus, they’re small enough to set the mood without taking over the whole blanket.

Coso Small Silver Metal Vase

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Arcaydia Small Tabletop Planter

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Nambé Twist Bud Vase

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Bucci Gold Metal Table Vase

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Amit Bloom

Amit is a loyal subscriber turned contributor from Miami, where she founded and edited an award-winning lifestyle magazine for over 20 years. The loves of her life are her husband and their two fiercely independent and creative kids. She has been known, however, to proclaim that her favorite child is their Shiba Inu, Zac.

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