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  • It’s not a picnic without a picnic blanket, so we’ve done the research to find the best ones you can buy. The Picnic Time Outdoor Picnic Blanket Tote XL is our top pick because it’s big, soft, and easy to carry around for any outdoor fun you can imagine.

Don’t let the name fool you — A picnic blanket can be many things to many people. Sure, you can have a picnic on one, but you can also watch a concert, take it camping, sunbathe, lie your baby on it, and so much more. In recent years, the classic red and white checked picnic blanket has gotten a serious upgrade with waterproof linings, weighted corners, and other handy innovations. 

There are a lot of different picnic blankets in all shapes and sizes these days. You can get one that rolls up and attaches to your backpack or turns into a tote, a blanket that folds up into a package that’s small enough to stuff in your pocket, or one that’s somewhere in the middle. Regardless of your preferences, we have a pick for you in our guide.

Here are our top picks for the best picnic blankets you can buy:

Read on in the slides below to check out all our favorite picnic blankets.