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The Port Lockdown Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 

Roses and chocolates are fine, but what do we really want this year? Discover Port's curation of Valentine's Day gifts - presents to buy for partners and friends that will liven up any date night indoors, or simply suggestions to waft under someone else's nose. 

Perhaps you were already the kind of couple to shy away from dining out on Valentine’s Day to avoid crowds and the sickly-sweet feeling of romance in the air. However this year we all face the prospect of yet another night in, which is exactly why we’re determined to go all-out to make it extra extravagant this time around.

Whilst Valentine’s Day undoubtedly looks and feels a little different to usual, with pubs and restaurants closed and no last-minute trips to the station card shop at our disposal, there are still plenty of opportunities to woo and wow our nearest and dearest. Whether that’s our partner, friend or chosen bubble, we at Port have clearly been incapacitated by Cupid's wandering arrow, and are positively enthralled by any excuse to inject some love and excitement into lockdown proceedings. Here you'll find curated some of our favourite Valentine’s gift ideas for 2021, designed to delight you for a date night at home or at the very least yearning for a rendezvous later down the line.

1. Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Voile Lipstick 3.5g

In partnership with Selfridges

If you haven’t done what you’d call a proper dress up occasion in a while, this could well prove the time to roll up the sleeves and get stuck in. Nothing will make her feel like the most ravishing version of herself than this Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Voile Lipstick - complete with a timely rose printed case.

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2. RIMOWA Never Still Tote Bag

In partnership with RIMOWA

Whilst we must accept that our cabin-case wheels won't be rolled across any tarmac for some time, there's nothing to stop you planning ahead for a romantic mini-break in the UK. And for a long awaited weekend like no other, you’re going to need a bag like no other. Enter then RIMOWA, whose contemporary and elegant bags are the only extra passenger worth taking along for the ride. The creators of the original aluminium trunk have extended their signature groove design and unrivalled quality fabrications into the Never Still collection, a seamless selection of agile designs, made in Italy and crafted from durable canvas and full-grain leather.

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Perfect gifts for him or for her

3. Raey Bust-cup silk crepe de Chine slip dress

The minimalist cut of Raey’s red slip dress may feel reminiscent of 1990s silhouettes but it's understated approach is exceptionally relevant to now. Crafted in the UK from fluid silk crepe de Chine, the bias cut ensures this date night design offers more give for a night at home, prepped for a red carpet moment - if only on your living room rug.

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4. Jimmy Choo Bing Mule

In partnership with FARFETCH

So she wants to dress up, but finds wearing anything other than slippers around the house feels obscene. The solution? Bedazzled mules with just enough heel to fancify without going OTT. 

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5. Agent Provocateur Lorna Plunge Underwired Bra

Shopping for a frilly, frivolous new knicker set is always high up the priority list for Valentine’s, but this year we have one extra consideration to contend with - comfort. This soft semi-sheer set from experts at Agent Provocateur is sexy enough to set pulses racing, whilst offering enough coverage and comfort for regular wear for the remainder of lockdown and beyond. 

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Complete The Set

6. Fortnum & Mason The Man About Town Hamper

Wound up with a chap with a taste for the finer things in life? This wicker-bound classic ought to tickle his palate. From warming whisky and coffee to the decadent chocolate and crumbly shortbread that this food emporium is known for, this is one of those wonder gifts that never ceases to amaze.

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7. RIMOWA Iridescent Case for iPhone 12 Pro Max

In partnership with RIMOWA

Once we fell down the RIMOWA rabbit hole, there was no stopping us. For a thoughtful gift with function, we love their iridescent iPhone case - it’ll offer perfect protection when we're avidly snapping away on our next rendezvous.

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8. Lucky Voice Karaoke kit

Now for a bit of fun. If your loved one loves a sing-a-long after a Pinor Noir, then this is going to make their day. The chrome gold microphone adds a little more luxury than your average evening in the booth, and will make for a perfect party-piece once we’re allowed to socialise indoors again.

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9. Oscar De La Renta Letter gold-plated crystal necklace

Jewellery is often touted as a big-deal around Valentine’s Day, but we have to sympathise for those in control of the credit card because it comes with a hefty thwack to the wallet. However, it's hard to resist the allure of Oscar De La Renta's gold-plated Inital design. A delightfully-gaudy letter dotted with tiny Swarovski crystals to catch the light, it sits perfectly on the scale between affordable and a real jewellery-box investment.

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10. Your London Florist Pink Fairy Floss Bouquet

This year, we can't help but feel that fresh flowers have lost their spark - after all, who wants to sit and watch them slowly wilt before our very eyes? Instead, explore the increasingly-popular world of dried blooms, guaranteed to give you the smack of colour you crave on a decidedly more permanent basis. 

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11. Sculpd Clay Pottery Kit

Stuck for ways to kill time before dinner? In the current Groundhog Day that is lockdown life, one can hardly be blamed if conversation falls a little flat. Instead, recreate your own Ghost moment at the kitchen table whilst you wait with a Sculpt kit. Each kit contains enough air-dry clay for two and all the tools you’ll need to sculpt, carve, paint and seal your own creations.

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12. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau De Parfum 70ml

In partnership with Harvey Nichols

This seriously sophisticated scent could fast become her - or your - new signature. Described as 'laying on the skin like an amber floral and woody breeze', jasmine, saffron and cedar wood feel distinct, grown-up and effortlessly sexy. We'd describe it as the kind of enigmatic fragrance that you always imagined yourself wearing when you became a woman but struggled to actually find when you reached adult life.

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Alternatively, explore complimenting gendered fragrance from the collection

13. Bable Date Night Candle

London-based Bable specialise in hand-painted candles and their limited edition Valentine’s Day design is the ideal way to spruce up the table, whether with a date or for an indulgent dinner for one.

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14. La Perla Maison silk-satin slip dress

Elegant, understated and beautiful without even having to try - an insight into how each of us wishes to wake up every morning. This La Perla slip is a masterclass in Valentine's morning dressing.

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