The romanticised image of a picnic in a beautiful park on a sunny afternoon never seems to come to fruition once you actually have to deal with the logistics of dining on an uneven blanket. But all hope's not lost; a creation awkwardly called the Tablanket -- a compact folding table with a blanket built-in -- could potentially save your romantic outing.
Packing away into an easy to transport briefcase, the $US60 table's six-and-a-half square foot blanket features two layers for warmth and water-resistance, and a set of stakes so windy days don't blow away your meal. A set of built-in cup holders even prevents spills from happening, and if you add a can of bug spray into the mix the Tablanket just might deliver a perfect afternoon -- minus the occasional errant frisbee. [ThinkGeek]