What's In Your Perfect Picnic Hamper?
While we try to offer a range of hampers to suit every taste, we know that sometimes you just can't beat a homemade picnic. So we won't be offended if you're only looking for an empty wicker hamper or basket to use as your own personal picnic hamper.
In fact, we've done some research to see what we think you need to include in your wicker hamper for the best possible picnic. Here's what our team think you need to pack in your hamper:
Cucumber Sandwiches: It's the quintessential British summer treat. Dainty sandwiches (white bread, crusts removed, cut into triangles) filled with cool, refreshing cucumber. No matter how warm it is (and who'd have a picnic on a cold, overcast day?) a cucumber sandwich hits the spot and needs to be the first addition to your picnic hamper. Scotch Eggs: Don't panic if you're south of the border, scotch eggs aren't actually Scottish. In fact, these savoury treats were invented by London's Fortnum & Mason back in the 1730s. Designed to be a robust snack for carriage travel, this breadcrumb-coated sausage and egg combination is a hearty staple of many a picnic. Mediterranean Tapas: A picnic might seem like a very British pastime, but the word itself is from the French pique-nique. So let's build on the continental feel with some Mediterranean-themed snacks, such as olives, cured meats and roasted vegetables. How about frittata or Spanish omelette? Cake: A picnic wouldn't be a picnic without cake and there's plenty of space in our wicker hampers for a baked treat. The traditional picnic cake is a Battenberg, but everyone has their own favourite cake to include. Of course, if you've got space for jam and clotted cream, you could always take scones instead! There's room in our wicker hampers for more than these four ingredients, so the only limit is your imagination. Just remember to leave space for a picnic blanket and some plates.
Wicker Hampers & Baskets, Delivered Within 24 Hours
Our empty wicker hampers & baskets will be delivered just as quickly as our fully-packed gift hampers, and next-day delivery is still completely free of charge. If you order your picnic basket from Serenata Flowers before 10pm tonight, we'll ensure that it's delivered to your door within 24 hours, ready for you to fill with your favourite picnic ingredients for some al-fresco dining.
If you've got a picnic planned for tomorrow afternoon, and you've realised you don't have a wicker hamper, don't panic. As long as you order before noon, we can guarantee a morning delivery, although there will be an extra surcharge for morning deliveries. Sunny outside? Forecast looking good? Quick, don't delay! Order your hamper baskets now!