This editorial is sponsored by GoldPeak Tea.

Picnics are a staple in the Black community, whether people realize it or not. From the current displays of posh outdoor dining people are curating with events like Dîner en Blanc to the tried and true tradition of the cookout at a family reunion, picnics hold incredible value in culture.

Although picnics are often associated with outdoor activities, the events’ evolution has broken traditional norms. People are now having indoor picnics as creative ideas for dates or as a flex for friends to show off the new charcuterie board.

Whatever the case, no proper picnic is complete without the presence of a picnic basket. With so many options available, there is no need to only think of the classic wicker style. Picnic baskets also take on a more modern look with sleek backpacks. Also, some baskets have insulated compartments, which is essential if you have food to keep cold.

And if you want the all-inclusive experience, picnic basket options come fully loaded with glasses, plates, and even blankets. No matter your preference, we’ve got you covered.

Check out these options for your next picnic situation.

ZORMY Wicker Picnic Basket

This classic wicker basket comes in a few options with a choice of lining between red, blue, and a floral print. Though the basket is compact enough for easy carrying, the interior holds everything you need. Open it up to find plates, wine glasses, napkins, and flatware for two. All essentials strap securely to the inner lid, and the other compartment of the basket is insulated. 

Williams Sonoma Sage Picnic Basket

It doesn’t get any more luxe than this Williams Sonoma picnic basket that is classic and chic. The wicker basket has a double-lid opening making it easy to access your yummy eats. There’s sufficient tableware for two, including hand-blown wine glasses. You’ll also get a small wood cutting board, an insulated zip cooler, and a cute wine duffel. The blanket, which comes with the basket, can be strapped to the side. Bring this basket for a romantic afternoon or a fun solo date.

KEFOMOL Insulated Picnic Basket

This insulated picnic basket is the way to go if you want something compact. It folds flat but, when in use, has an impressive 6.8-gallon capacity. It easily holds enough food and drinks for up to two people. The interior has four layers of insulation, and it’s leakproof if you have an accidental spill. There’s even a small zippered pocket in the back. 

HappyPicnic Wicker Picnic Kit

HappyPicnic’s basket has a classic design but with a few extra, convenient features. The adjustable shoulder strap makes for easy carrying, and there’s a holder on the side for wine or a water bottle. Another stand-out feature is the lid which is actually a detachable table. The foldable metal legs are durable and keep the table standing whether you’re on grass or sand. 

Crestone Picnic Backpack

This picnic basket is a convenient backpack. The insulated compartment keeps food cold for up to 12 hours. Your water or wine will stay perfectly chilled in the zippered, insulated case. There’s a table setting (wine glasses, plates, flatware) for four people. There’s even a large picnic blanket that straps onto the side of the backpack.