BBQ and picnic essentials

Get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine this May bank holiday with our top product picks for outdoor eating…

There’s no better way to enjoy the sun than by cooking up a storm in your garden. Whether it’s burgers, sausages, halloumi or corn on the cob, this charcoal BBQ from Homebase will do the trick. It can cook up to 16 burgers at a time! What better excuse to invite your friends and family around for an outdoor feast?

Jumbuck oval trolley charcoal BBQ, £34.99, Homebase.

Inject some fun into your garden this bank holiday in the form of colourful deckchairs. These ones from Habitat are available in an array of different prints and block colours – they’re great for sitting back and relaxing in the spring sunshine. Mix and match the styles to create a really bohemian, eclectic vibe.

Solid oak deckchairs (various sling designs available), from £80, Habitat.

Upgrade your picnic with this stunning vintage-style drink’s dispenser. Fill it up with homemade lemonade, fruit-infused water or even your favourite cocktail mixture, and keep your BBQ guests refreshed all day long. Plus, the charming, stylish design means that it’ll look great displayed inside your home, too.

Sainsbury's home Helsinki vintage dispenser, £18, Sainsbury’s Home.

Come rain or shine, paper napkins are always needed for any outdoor eating occasion – and it’s just a bonus when they happen to have super-cute designs! These weather-themed napkins from Flying Tiger Copenhagen are a guaranteed way to bring some quirky styling to your picnic or BBQ.

Weather napkins, £1, Flying Tiger Copenhagen.

Fruit-themed homeware is one of this summer’s hottest trends, and pineapple designs in particular are proving to be a very popular choice for many. Why not make your own Pina Coladas and serve them up in these chic gold cups from Oliver Bonas? They come with a stunning gold-toned steel straw - so simply serve up, sit back and sip away in the sun!

Pineapple gold and glass cocktail cup, £26, Oliver Bonas.