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4 Portland Twists on Standby Valentine's Day Presents

Consider us Cupid's helpers.

By Eden Dawn January 21, 2020 Published in the February 2020 issue of Portland Monthly


Lingerie is great for the big reveal, but what about a day of in-bed Netflix bingeing together? Then we say go full cozy with Muji’s super-soft flannel pajamas. You can even have them embroidered with nicknames at the store for pizzazz. $59 (embroidery $3 extra and up) at Muji,


No need to mess with the perfection of chocolate as a gift. But instead of mystery bites in a heart-shaped box, Cacao carries a host of beautifully decorated collections like these decadent Marou, Faiseurs de Chocolat bars imported from Vietnam. $9 at Cacao


Skip the wine just this once. Straightaway’s bottled cocktails, like the Cosmos, feature a pleasingly hip brand aesthetic and keep well in the fridge, so you can pour a ready-made concoction into a glass with zero effort. $50 at


Yes, flowers are lovely, but the cut ones last only a matter of days. With Joshua Ryan’s Tiny Garden Project—a series of cute, upcycled containers like vintage pottery and glass beakers stuffed with succulents and other little green friends—your floral game just keeps going. $17–75 at Rose City Coffee Co, Artifact Creative Recycling or Lounge Lizard

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