If you’re aiming to up the ante in the picnic stakes why not indulge in a high-quality hamper?

Virginia Hayward offers a wide range of exceptional quality, beautifully presented hampers and stylish desirable gifts.

With prices ranging from £10 to over £500 choose from traditional food and wine wicker hampers, decadent chocolate gifts, fabulous fresh foods and retro sweet treat boxes.

As well as the selection on offer, the company also specialises in creating bespoke hampers, so if you are celebrating a special occasion with a day out at the races, this could be the perfect way to personalise your day.

Pictured: Basket for the Ladies from www.virginiahayward.com

Also offering an enormous range of hampers – from traditional British products to internationally-themed selections – Hamper.com is run by Clearwater Hampers, one of the UK’s largest privately owned gift hamper companies.

There are high quality food hampers and gift baskets for all special occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and weddings. A huge range of over 200 gifts also includes thank you, wedding, congratulations, get well soon and Valentine’s presents.

Featuring one of the most extensive ranges of food and wine gifts and baskets available anywhere to be delivered around the world, there is also a Create Your Own section, where you can put together your own perfect gift for that special someone.