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Six of the Best: Picnic Rugs

Picnic season is almost upon us, so this year, be prepared. No more taking off items of clothing to sit on should the grass turn out to be a bit damp – here are six of the best rugs for chic picnic comfort all summer long:

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Six of the Best: Picnic Rugs

This super lightweight blanket conveniently rolls up to fit in the adjustable carry handles. It can also be stored on the side of the matching Seagulls cool bag.

Seagulls picnic rug, £45 at Heal's

Six of the Best: Picnic Rugs

You'll be easy to spot in the park with this cerise foldable picnic rug with handle.

Pic Nic picnic rug, £15 at Habitat

Six of the Best: Picnic Rugs

This fabulous Fairtrade picnic rug is made from water-resistant recycled rice bags and lined with fleece, so it's feel-good in more ways than one. Made by hand in a fairtrade project in Cambodia, each rug is unique as no two have the same pattern.

Fairtrade picnic rug, £29 at Notonthehighstreet.com

Six of the Best: Picnic Rugs

The priciest of our picks, but also the largest and most luxurious, with reassuring British summer-friendly waterproof backing. A classic purchase that will never go out of style.

Polo wool picnic rug, £60 at John Lewis

Six of the Best: Picnic Rugs

A generously sized rug in a simple chic pattern, at a very affordable price. Good old M&S.

Summer garden stripe rug bag, £9.50 at Marks & Spencer

Six of the Best: Picnic Rugs

Cream and navy stripes are eternally chic and in polar fleece, this rug is also fabulously snug.

Beach stripe picnic rug in cream/navy, £7.99 at Sainsbury's

Six of the Best: Picnic Rugs