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Port Approves: The November Festive Gift Edit

Port's Nico Parker curates this month's most stylish picks with the festive season in mind, with an edit of luxurious gifts for him and for her. 

As the festive season quickly approaches, the anticipation of Christmas cheer, goodwill, and the joy to the world fills the air. It's that time of year when we come together with our loved ones to celebrate the magic of the holiday season. And, naturally, that involves the indulgence of gift giving. After all, what better way to express your love and appreciation than with the annual restocking of your sock and After Eights levels?

At Port, we understand that finding the perfect gift can be a delightful yet daunting task – which is why we encourage you to get started now instead of leaving it until December. That's why I’ve curated a comprehensive festive edit tailored for both him and her filled with ideas that won’t have them asking for the receipt come January (or you having an Amazon related meltdown on Christmas Eve). Whether you're searching for a special something to surprise your partner, family member, or dear friend, this year, we leave no stone unturned, no trend unexplored, and no taste unaccounted for.

We've scoured the world of style, fashion, technology, and lifestyle to bring you a handpicked selection of gifts that embody luxury, creativity, and a touch of individuality. From timeless classics to cutting-edge innovations, our gift guide offers a diverse range of options to cater to every taste and personality. So, as you sip on your hot cocoa or brew up your next batch of mulled wine, sit back, and browse our gifting inspiration below. Let this festive addition of our monthly style guide provide you with the perfect presents you need to make this Christmas truly unforgettable.

Port's luxury gifting picks for him

Puff Daddy

Michael Kors is made for gifting, it's as simple as that. The ability to opt for luxury while still remaining within the reasonable budget you'd aim for when buying for others instead of yourself is a particular godsend for those who want to give as they wish to receive. Designed with functionality and style in mind, this longline puffer coat is a winter wardrobe essential. Perfect levels of puff with the all important hood one requires at this time of year (yet so many puffers ignore! sacrilege!), in a rich chocolately brown. This will replace his tailored camel coats on cold days that demands something more casual.

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Travel In Style

Need to get to the airport ASAP over the festive period? Don't get caught tripping over yourself in the airport like a fool - travel wisely with a good quality cabin bag that ticks all the boxes, including effortless whisper-quiet wheels for smooth operation and motion, and a robust construction than can take a few hard knocks. Antler is known for quality cases that last a lifetime. The Clifton Cabin with Pocket is an update to its best-selling Clifton cases, with the added benefit of a chic but practical front pocket which allows for easy access to your travel essentials, with a padded slip pocket inside to secure a tablet, and another for a 15.6” laptop. This is one practical purchase that frequent traveling types will absolutely adore.

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Don't Leave Home Without One

Umbrellas can be cumbersome when he's rushing out the door for the day. What's not cumbersome is adding a stylish bit of headwear to his look instead, combatting any inclement weather and looking damn good in the process. Logo caps have become quite the trending piece for autumn, and this Museum of Peace & Quiet design is one of my personal favourites. Museum Of Peace & Quiet was founded to create clothing based around tranquillity and simplicity, and this six panel cap - made from twill and detailed with the brand's moniker - is an ode to that. Perfectly practical, perfectly minimal - just perfect, really.

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A Really Nice Knit

A beautifully made jumper is as much a caring gift, as it is a useful and desirable gift - provided you don't go for anything wildly festive that is. So save the novelty knit for another year and gift him this Armani Exchange style instead. With all over two tone woven design in navy and white with contrasting ribbed navy cuffs and neckline, this is the sort of style that feels different enough to be interesting yet classic enough to get endless wear throughout the year.

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Checks Appeal

When luxury shopping for himself, you may find he is someone who practices self restraint. If he sticks to blacks and beige in the name of 'keeping it classic', show him the world of excitement that lies in going slightly out of his comfort zone while still remaining timeless. These Vivienne Westwood woolen trousers riff on a classic print with a Madras check - offering a little extra personality without straying too far away from tradition, meaning he can still get the longevity he demands from a designer purchase while also living a little. Style with an oversized grey knit and chunky boots now, and soft white cotton tee in the warmer months.

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Lifelong Leather

Find me the man who updates his wallet outside of the Christmas period and I'll eat my hat (also primarily purchased or gratefully received between the months of November and December). Small leather goods such as wallets are a gift given with longevity in mind; a practical purchase to be used for years to come which is why you want to buy once and buy very well. Very, very well if you can afford it. As an authority on outdoor sporting pursuits for over two centuries, Purdey is a brand that doesn't make it if it's not going to stand up to the requirements of life. It's curated collection of handcrafted leather accessories, such as this Crossbody Wallet - are made to last and endure. Featuring a phone pocket, key holder, and 6 credit card holder as well as an adjustable shoulder strap in the traditional Purdey three stripes, this wallet is a hands-free option for the sportsman on the go.

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A Subculture Classic

Fred Perry polos have graced the base of many a Christmas tree over the years - a staple first created by one of the world's most stylish tennis champions, adopted as the uniform for a number of British subcultures. Loved by mods, rockers, Indie frontmen and more, I personally see greater value in the tees than polos. Still boasting the all-important laurel wreath logo, this stripe tee captures the same attitude while being more appropriate for everyday wear.

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Aperitivo Hour

Negroni lover? Then he'll likely love this too. Crafted from TENCEL™, a bio-based fibre that is created from sustainably grown wood sources and is manufactured using an environmentally responsible production process, Fiorucci's cheeky take on the classic white shirt comes printed with his favourite cocktail (and mine) for a style that feels perfect for party season. Just warn him in advance that questions and compliments will be equally forthcoming at his next soiree.

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All A Blur

First cheese, then cider, now fine English fizz. Not content with being bassist in one of Britain's most successful Britpop bands, Blur's Alex James has just dropped a terrific sparkling wine is perfect if his alarm clock sounds off to Song No.2.

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A Footballer Favourite

I saw Jack Grealish wearing pink Puma Palermos and now I want pink Puma Palermos. Inspired by the Sicilian city of the same name, the 80s classic has been reissued in a selection of fresh new colourways - none as becoming as the pink and green, recently spotted on noneother than the England and Manchester City sportsman.

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A Good Night In

If you know, you know. Not pictured: a hefty bag of Torres truffle crisps and your choice of a great wine to accompany. Even people who don't usually like olives love Perello's tingly, meaty and ginormous gordal picantes. If he's already a fan, this bumper edition of the usual mini tin should keep him going for a few days.

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Easy Rider

If he takes more pride in his car than anything else, then a treat for his motor is a treat for him. Diptyque's esteemed scents can now be enjoyed when on the road, thanks to the perfumery’s innovative car diffuser.

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Port's luxury gifting picks for her

Big Meow

In 1964, Yves Saint Laurent’s first leopard print coat mixed wild punk-rock edge with subtle sophistication, and the iconic Babycat pattern was born. Fast forward to today and the bold and timeless pattern, known for its seduction, is encapsulated in Babycat Eau de Parfum. Capturing all the sex appeal and ferocity that comes with wearing a leopard print coat, the velvety warmth of suede combines with cedarwood and the sweetness of Madagascan vanilla bourbon. It's grown up, it's sexy, she'll love it.

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Aesop Majestic Melodies

It's a classic for a reason – bougie smellies are exactly the sort of little luxuries you don't necessarily buy for yourself, which makes them the perfect gift for Christmas. By now, you'll likely know that any of Aesop's products are ridiculously decadent and smell amazing but, since tis the season, it makes the most sense to explore one of its bumper sets for the full experience. This one includes the iconic Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash and the firm Grazia handbag favourite balm, as well as a body cleanser and body balm. Each one boasts a lingering fragrance that will help to uplift your mood while the formulas get to work intensely hydrating.

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Bags of Fun

A designer handbag ranks highly as one of the most requested Christmas gifts for women. But instead of opting for something practical for everyday wear, why not opt for something a little more fun and memorable. This Michael Kors number features wispy feathers, which add playful movement and texture to what is an otherwise sleek clutch. It's classic, yet exciting - ready to be worn right away while the party season is still in full swing.

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Smooth Operator

When she (or, let's be honest, you) need a morning boost or a flavanol-rich post-gym pick me up, with The Velvetiser you’re just 2.5 minutes away from barista-grade hot chocolate. Hotel Chocolat handles the chocolate - rich, smooth and, as the name suggests, velvety. Dualit handles the tech, whipping up the most comforting drink imaginable in no time at all, in a stylish copper contraption that takes up the same amount of space as a kettle. Indulgent doesn't even cover it.

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Scarlet Woman

The gift of a red dress for your very own Pretty Woman, only this version is less glamorous gala gown, more irresisible cocktail dress - ideal for the season we're in. The Thierry dress has a short, sleeveless silhouette, topped with a voluminous, gathered hem and a draped neckline - all the design details that tell you this is a Vivienne Westwood from a mile off.

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Sweat Pea

Is there anything Loewe can't do? Driven by craftsmanship, every aspect of Loewe Home Scents' range has been carefully considered, including the ceramic vessels that are hand-painted and engraved at the base. This candle is scented with the house's 'Luscious Pea' fragrance, which was developed by Mr Jonathan Anderson and in-house perfumer Nuria Cruelles to evoke a sweet, green aroma reminiscent of a Victorian botanical garden. Smells great, looks even better.

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I Heart You

Jewellery is an easy choice for Christmas and you can't go wrong with a sweet set of hearts for the woman who holds yours.

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Angel Of Mine

Practical cold weather accessories such as hats, scarves and gloves go down a treat at Christmas time, and they needn't be dull. This Fiorucci knitted beanie boasts an instant smile-inducing shade of baby pink, coupled with the brand's iconic cherub logo for a nice point of difference without taking away its versatility to go with any winter look.

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Sweet Dreams

Popularl nightwear brand Sleeper was launched by Kate Zubarieva and Asya Varetsa after one of them had a dream about standing in the middle of a pyjama factory - but when they look as good as this, expect to see this jazzy set get plenty of daytime wear too.

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