This seems like a no-brainer, but a picnic is not complete without the right basket. Find one that’s big enough to hold all of your supplies, but won’t be too heavy to carry to your destination. Browse your local thrift stores and flea markets for an inexpensive and vintage piece. Also, think about how to repurpose the basket after your picnic -- can you use it as fall decor when you're not picnicking?
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