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How to Create the Perfect Picnic Retail Collection


Summer is upon us and with it comes the picnic season.  A great picnic is about more than just the food; a wonderful setting and a beautiful summer day always help, although we British do seem able to munch our way through an egg and cress sarnie in howling winds and convince ourselves we’re having fun! 

The UK picnic market is now estimated to be worth £2.5 million per year with each person eating their way through an average of 3 picnics per year.   If you haven’t yet thought about taking advantage of this national pastime by adding fitted picnic baskets, hampers and other picnic products to your retail range it’s not too late to get yourself sorted for Summer 2017.   

At Gadsby, we’ve been weaving and supplying picnic hampers for over 150 years now and over that time we’ve seen a huge growth in the market along with an explosion of products to help us all enjoy eating al fresco.  If you're a garden centre buyer, a gift retailer or even a farm shop owner, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite products that we hope might inspire you to create the perfect picnic collection along with wholesale ordering details.

fitted flower picnic hamper


The Gadsby Flower Fitted Picnic Hamper


This attractive 4 person fitted picnic hamper is lined in a charming floral chintz cotton with a convenient chiller compartment.   Sold complete with plates, cutlery and salt and pepper shakers this is ready for sale and one of our most popular summer items. Available on our website for delivery within 24 hours at



The Tweedmill Polo Picnic Rug

Tweedmill Blanket


Soggy bottoms are always a bad thing and this beautiful picnic rug from Tweedmill is backed with a waterproof layer to keep us all dry.  Made from Pure New Wool and manufactured in the UK, this is the perfect picnic companion.  To see Tweedmill’s full range and to register for trade pricing visit


The Stripes Company Deck Chair

The Stripes Company Deck Chair


If lounging on a blanket isn’t quite your thing and you prefer a more elevated picnic scene then take a look at the beautiful deck chairs from The Stripes Company.  The frame of the chairs is made from Teak and then hand covered with a variety of striped fabrics.   Featured here is the Boule Stripe. Wholesale prices are available – register on the site for details at 


Weber BBQ Go-Anywhere


The Weber Portable BBQ


A modern picnic doesn’t need to be confined to curly sandwiches and packets of crisps. Weber is leading the way with a portable BBQ that delivers all of the great taste of their larger models yet folds away neatly for transport.  The Weber Go-Anywhere is available in either gas or charcoal and both are extremely durable and waterproof.   Visit for full details of the range.

Huntsman wicker hamper


The Gadsby Huntsman Hamper

This traditional design has never been out of fashion.  Originally designed for use in the field at sporting events this is an elegant alternative to the fitted hamper.  Fill with your own picnic essentials and even think about branding with your logo elevating you to the realm of Fortnum & Mason and Harrods! Available to buy from us here at



If you need any help deciding what you should be selling or have any questions regarding our hamper products please call the sales team on 01278 437 123 who will be very happy to help.  


Perfect Picnics Start with Gadsby 

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