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The 12 Best Picnic Essentials Hiding on Amazon

Planning an outdoor meal? These must-haves, which include a few of Martha's own products, will make the experience so much better.
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Having a picnic is a simple activity in theory, but it's recently become more elaborate than ever—that is, if you let the images in your Instagram feed serve as any indication. Luxurious picnic companies like The Picnic Collective (which has 119,000 followers) and millions of aesthetically-pleasing photos of gingham blankets covered in fresh fruit, baguettes, and wine bottles are easy to find on the app, and it certainly makes a day in the park look all the more appealing. 

Sure, you can grab a tote bag and pack a towel and some snacks for a casual meal outside, but many are elevating the humble pastime with picnic accessories ranging from string lights to cheese board sets. If you want to step up your picnic game, you can find everything you need to create a beautiful outdoor spread on Amazon.

First and foremost, you'll need the essentials: Choose from practical insulated picnic baskets, like this cooler bag from All Camp, and traditional wicker options, like this vintage-inspired one that comes with plates, cutlery, wine glasses, and a corkscrew. You can also shop for picnic blankets, tablecloths, and reusable food storage containers on Amazon, which will ensure you're setting yourself up for a successful outdoor dining experience.

Next up is the fun part: decorative accessories and entertainment. Add a little something extra to your picnic with string lights and flameless tea candles. And don't forget to pack a Bluetooth speaker, like this waterproof model from JBL, to set the mood. You can also bring playing cards to pass the time with a friendly game. We love this Frank Lloyd Wright-themed set of cards that comes with two colorful decks.

Ahead, 12 of our favorite picnic accessories available on Amazon, ranging from practical essentials to decorative extras. It's everything you need to host a memorable picnic before the summer ends.

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Rabbit Bottle Stoppers

Prevent spills and keep bugs away from open bottles with these minimalist wine stoppers.

Shop Now: Rabbit Bottle Stoppers, $4.99 for two, amazon.com.

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Mebien Touche de la Nature Turkish Towels

This Turkish towel makes for an elevated picnic blanket.

Shop Now: Mebien Touche de la Nature Turkish Towels, $20.99, amazon.com.

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All Camp Insulated Picnic Basket

Consider this modern take on a classic picnic basket.

Shop Now: All Camp Insulated Picnic Basket, from $23.99, amazon.com.

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Martha Stewart LED Globe Light Strand

A string of globe lights will help keep the party going after dark.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart LED Globe Light Strand, $42.53, amazon.com.

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JBL Flip 4 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Set the mood with some great music. We like this waterproof speaker, which is Bluetooth enabled.

Shop Now: JBL Flip 4 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, from $99.95, amazon.com.

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Obstal Waterproof Table Cloth

This durable tablecloth is decorative and practical.

Shop Now: Obstal Waterproof Table Cloth, $16.99, amazon.com.

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Galison Frank Lloyd Wright Playing Card Set

You can play countless games with these colorful cards.

Shop Now: Galison Frank Lloyd Wright Playing Card Set, $14.99, amazon.com.

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PG Acrylic Water Tumblers

No single-use cups here! Pick up a set of acrylic tumblers to serve drinks in style.

Shop Now: PG Acrylic Water Tumblers, $18.99 for four, amazon.com.

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Picnic Time Piccadilly Willow Picnic Basket

Keep things traditional with a wicker basket packed with essentials.

Shop Now: Picnic Time Piccadilly Willow Picnic Basket, from $59.99, amazon.com.

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Martha Stewart Flameless LED Tealight Candles

Flameless tealight candles will make your space feel extra special.

Shop Now: Martha Stewart Flameless LED Tealight Candles, from $28.40 for 12, amazon.com.

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Chef Sofi Cheese Board Set

This expandable cheese board comes with knives and bowls, so all you have to do is pack the snacks.

Shop Now: Chef Sofi Cheese Board Set, from $54.99, amazon.com.

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Stasher Platinum Silicone Reusable Food Storage Bag

Transport snacks and take home leftovers in these reusable bags.

Shop Now: Stasher Platinum Silicone Reusable Food Storage Bag, from $46.70 for four, amazon.com.