Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's Picks
Matching Flats & Totes
Ellen: “Coffee table books make perfect gifts because you get the sensation of reading without all of those pesky words.”
Buy It! Rizzoli New York The House That Pinterest Built by Diane Keaton, $51.78; amazon.com
Portia: "Ellen plays poker at home, at work, even on airplanes when she’s traveling. She’ll love having a spare deck to play with, and these have a fun pattern to distract her opponents while she’s bluffing. (Or is she?)"
Buy It! Hermès Play Tie Poker Playing Cards, $115; hermes.com
Ellen: "I’ll say this about going with flowers as a Valentine’s Day gift: They’re beautiful but you can’t drink them with dinner. That’s why I get Portia her favorite rosé. It has the word rose in it but goes down a lot smoother than the kind with thorns."
Buy It! Louis Roederer Rosé Vintage, $79.99; wine.com
Dog Bed Pillow
Portia: "Ellen’s brand, ED, has so many cute 'love'-themed items that we have to get something for our dogs this year. One of my favorites is the 'love' dog bed and it’s perfect because Ellen is convinced our dogs can read."
Buy It! ED Ellen DeGeneres Love Pillow Dog Bed, $35.99; petsmart.com
Portia: "Ellen loves to use candles to create the perfect atmosphere so I get her these for our home and her office. They smell great and they’re pretty to look at, which is also coincidentally a great way to describe Ellen."
Buy It! Annick Goutal Petite Chérie Perfumed Candle, $63; neimanmarcus.com
Ellen: "Portia loves spending time outside so whenever I can give her something that brings the outside in, she loves it. I love cacti because they’re native to California and I can keep them alive 80 times longer than an orchid."
Buy It! Wayfair Cactus Moss Plant, $171.99; wayfair.com
Portia: "This is another scent Ellen loves from one of her favorite candle and perfume brands, Diptyque. Perfume from Paris for Valentine’s Day sure seems like a good way to go."
Buy It! Diptyque Philosykos Eau de Parfum, $155; nordstrom.com
Adopt a Gorilla
Portia: "It’s no secret that Ellen and I love animals. I found an organization that allows you to adopt a gorilla in Africa -- the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is dedicated to the conservation, protection and study of gorillas. If you want to get something besides – or in addition to – a material gift this year, I can’t think of anything better."
Buy It! The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International; gorillafund.org