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Gum Tree Jewelry Gift Guide…

Happy Friday Everyone,

Only ten more sleeps till Christmas!  We’re so excited in my house it’s crazy.

Here’s the one you’ve been waiting for…
The Gum Tree Holiday Jewelry Gift Guide!

Just in case you need some gift ideas, or if you know someone who might need some ideas, you can forward this beauty on!


1. 18k gold plate and crystal hoops $36, 2. anchor charm necklace $28, 3. cloud quartz and gold fill bracelet $48, 4. etched brass cuff $37, 5. evil eye brass bracelet $44, 6. white jade and anchor charm bracelet $38, 7. Kris Nations rhinestone cactus studs $41


8. Ten Things tassel earrings $48, 9. gold fill stack rings by Katie Dean $25, 10. marquis hoops $36, 11. tiny opal studs $50, 12. zodiac bangles $24


13. Katie Dean evil eye necklace $85, 14. Jane Hollinger sterling and gold Sweetie bracelet $78, 15. Jane Hollinger sterling and gold teenie bracelet $69, 16. Jane Hollinger sterling silver Sweetie bracelet $62, 17. labradorite and gold fill earrings $72, 18. Semi precious stone studs $46-$69


19. braided wrap bracelet $108, 20. Lulu Designs 14k gold fill and labradorite drop earrings $124, 21. Lena Skadegard turquoise semi precious bracelet $138, 22. Lena Skadegard aquamarine bracelet $138


23. Chan Luu pearl and leather bracelet $120, 24. Native Gem rings $110-$119, 25. Lulu Designs moonstone drop earrings $116, 26. Robindira Unsworth rainbow moonstone necklace $150, 27. Moon shaped citrine drop earrings $133


28. Chan Luu tassel necklace $174, 29. Lulu moonstone drop earrings $164, 30. Lena Skadegard moonstone, pearl and amazonite bracelet $176, 31. Chan Luu labradorite and pearl dagger necklace $156, 32. moonstone tripple drop earrings $165


33. Misa Jewelry 14k gold rose cut labradorite and moonstone earrings $690, 34. Robindira Unsworth oxidized silver and semi precious necklace $288, 35. Zoe Chicco 14k gold and diamond bracelets $228-$425, 36. Misa Jewelry 14k gold and rose cut rainbow moonstone studs $547, 37. Zoe Chicco 14k gold and pave diamond bar studs $414, 38. Misa Jewelry 14k gold, rose cut moonstone and diamond ring $616


39. Zoe Chicco 14k pave diamond horseshoe necklace $484, 40. Zoe Chicco 14k gold initial necklace $304, 41. Misa Jewelry 14k gold and rainbow moonstone necklace $713, 42. Zoe Chicco 14k gold and 3 diamond studs $295, 43. Karch Wolfe 10k gold arrow earrings $450, 44. Zoe Chicco 14k gold and pave diamond huggies $650, 45. Misa Jewelry labradorite, moonstone necklace $616, 46. Victoria Cunningham 14k gold cut out cross and diamond necklace $540

Our Manhattan and Hermosa shops are open from 9am-7pm through the 23rd, and Christmas Eve from 9am-4pm.
Kids Shop and the Cafe are open regular hours, closing at 4 on Christmas Eve.

With cookies, champagne and always free beautiful gift wrapping!

Hope to see you all soon.

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford

It’s time for the Gum Tree “Wish List” Gift Guide…

Hey Everyone,

It’s time for my favorite gift guide of the Holiday Season…

It’s our Gum Tree Wish List Gift Guide!

Here’s what I’m wishing for this year…

In addition to world peace, I’d like this Hat Attack crushable felt hat $184, a new S’well bottle $35, The Winter Table cookbook for Christmas Dinner inspiration $24.95, Beaded Clutch $96, Brand New Gum Tree Holiday Travel Candle to burn on our upcoming Airstream camping trip $14, and that fabulous sparkly Tiger Head Ornament $15.

Pam is wishing for…

Pink Clam Shell tree from our favorite Nate Ricketts $64,  Soak in Love bath salts $34, Frosted Doughnut ornament $13, Kindness wrap bracelet (for the kindest woman I know) $46, Chan Luu cashmere silk and metallic scarf $212, Tracey Tanner rose gold wallet $159.

Neil is wishing for…

A waterproof Torch for his next fabulous travel adventure $23, Agate Bookends $59, Navajo Picture Frame $55, Socks that give back $16, Pebble tape measure $18, Shake. Stir. Sip. for cocktail party recipe inspo $16.95.

Carol is wishing for…

Pretty little menorah ornament $16, Chan Luu Pyrite mix tassel necklace to add to her fabulous jewelry collection $271, Tracey Tanner leather pouch $99, Let’s Go passport holder $12, Jonathan Adler zebra tray $32, Ginger Patchouli scented candle $34, and a cozy super soft scarf $32.

Kristen is wishing for…

Energy Cleansing Kit to start off the new year right $22, that gorgeous shiny whale ornament $20, Letterpress desk calendar $26, One Line a Day journal $16.95, Lulu Designs Aquamarine earrings $164, Mercury Glass candle $21, and an armful of Ten Things Jewelry bracelets $44-92.

And for the kiddos…

In addition to the pony she’s been begging for for years, my Lily is wishing for…

Feather Patches to pretty up her army green jacket $8, Oh My Ombre mechanical pencils $10, Do Overs erasable highlighters (how cool) $12, Unicorn/Rainbow travel pillow $35, Mini Boo’s collectible characters (because we only have 20 of these tiny plastic animals already, what’s one more?) $5, Cozy pom pom hat $17, and a furry unicorn keychain for her backpack $15.

And because my children always ask for live animals, little Will would like a puppy and these fun things…

Jellycat fluffy baby Penguin $18, Predict a Pen (hours of fun, especially on car rides and to drive his sister nuts) $7, Peace Y’all Beanie $28, Steel Works Classic construction set (this might really be for big Will) $20, and the Dangerous book for Boys $16.99.

Come on in and make your wish list now at any of our three shops, and be sure to get what you’re wishing for this Holiday Season.

See you soon.

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford

It’s Our First Gum Tree Gift Guide of the Season…

Hey Everyone,

We’d like to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who came out for Sunday’s Santa Photos, it was an incredible record breaking day…you all helped us raise $5900 for HBEF!

If you missed it, never fear, he’ll be back this Sunday from 10-3:30.   And that’ll be the last one of the season, so don’t miss it!

Missy Marie Photography did an absolutely beautiful job on her first day, thanks a million Missy, we are so lucky to have you!  And a big thank you to all the fantastic HBEF volunteers too.

And now, here it is…
The first little Gum Tree Gift Guide of the season…
42 items…all under $46!

Girlfriends Gift Exchange

I really want everything in this photo.  Perfect for mother in laws, aunties and sisters too.

Teacher Gift Ideas

How cool is that leather bike cup holder?   For $9!

Hostess Gifts

I taste tested all of our new gourmet goodies, trust me these artichoke hearts are delicious.

Girls Stocking Stuffers

Act with Kindness, a timeless lesson to teach our little girls.

Boys Stocking Stuffers

My little guy has been begging me for that Whirl-o for weeks!

Hope to see you all soon.

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford

Father’s Day Gift Guide…

Hey Everyone,

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and this year we’ve got a great selection of gifts for your husband, father, teacher, brother and more!

Check out these ideas for the guys in your life.

Surfer Dad…

Classic 80’s Surf Photos compiled in a book by Jeff Divine $40, Down the Hatch hip flask $46, Wet Suit bag $19, Chan Luu Mens bracelets $74-120, and everyone’s favorite Fish pens $6

Puzzle Loving Dad…

Pocket Fish Pen Knife in a cool tin $23, Eucalyptus & Sandalwood Candle for his office $42, Football Quiz Game $12, 25oz S’well Bottle $45, Vintage Oldsmobile 1000 piece puzzle $18, Questionable Merit Badges $10

Camping Dad…

Campfire Cuisine Cookbook $15.95, Food Flask $36, California Bear Keychain $6 and Magnet $5, Leather Ali Journal $29, Trail Soak for tired limbs $21, Pocket multi tool pliers $18

Modern Dad…

25oz Teal Wood S’well bottle $45, The Greatness of Dads book $18.95, Travel Grooming Kit from LA Bruket $98, Moderne Haus Candle $38, Constellation Matches $5

Practical Dad…

Excellent book, Surf Is Where You Find It $24.95, Hero Dad Card $5.75, super cool Brass Hammer $14, Bike Repair Kit $24, Brass Hand letter opener $12

Foodie Dad…

Where Chefs Eat $29.95, #1 Dad Card $5.25, Gentleman’s Pocket Journal $23, Set of 6 Steak Knives from Laguiole France (the best ever) $82, Brass Anchor Bottle Opener $29, Agate Slice Coaster $12

Pop in this weekend and let us help you pick the perfect gift.

We’ll see you soon,

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford

Graduation Gift Ideas from Gum Tree…

Hey Everyone,

Graduation Season is upon us, and whether you have a high school or college grad to gift, we’ve got lots of great ideas.

Because if they’re going to drink out of a solo cup, it may as well be a fancy gold one…


Inspire them to travel and follow their heart… and teach them to fix their own buttons instead of throwing the whole shirt away.


You can’t go wrong with a little protection spell kit, or a pair of tiny solid gold earrings.


It’s always a good idea to say yes to new adventures. But make sure she has the perfect scarf to stay warm while exploring.


Whiskey cocktails and hangover food go together like tacos and seashells.


Make sure they have a journal and some good pens to record their thoughts during their travels. They will thank you when they find that journal 20 years later.


Congratulations Class of 2017!

We’ll see you soon,

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is 2 weeks away!

Here’s a little gift guide to get you thinking about what Mom might like…

For the Bohemian Mama…


Star Mela Dress $148, Sunday Forever Pink Gold Candle $36, Moroccan Ceramic Coasters $46, Hamsa Dish $18, Pretty Little Stud Earrings $24-60, Block Printed Pouch $58

For the Yoga Mama…

Palm Tree S’well Bottle $35, The Yoga Kitchen Cookbook $24.99, Seashell Bangles $68, Green Arrowhead Necklace $45, Cotton/Terrycloth Beach Towel $56, Yoga Mat Spray $25

For the World Traveler…

Get Lost Sunhat $96, Wild and Free Shibori Journal $17, Pens $14, Tracey Tanner Gold Wallet $150, Tassel Earrings $82, Agate Bookends $68, Star Mela Cross Body Bag $98, Baggu Travel Bag $12, Goe Oil $48

For the Gourmet…

Salt Cookbook $24.99, Mom I Love You Card $5.75, Laguiole France Spreaders $42, Scents & Feel Towels $19, Ceramic Measuring Spoons $14, Truffle Salt $28, Wood and Marble Serving Board $39

For the New Mama…

Letterpress Card $6.25, Brass Keychain $26, Succulents in Seashell $79, Chan Luu Necklace $198, A Mother is a Story Book $19.95, Cotton Lurex Scarf $58

Mama’s…come on in and make your wish lists now! Because you deserve it.

Mark your calendars for an upcoming event you don’t want to miss…

Join us on Wednesday, May 10th when we welcome the fabulous Cindy Ciskowski of House of Cindy for a Pop Up Shop at Gum Tree Hermosa!
12pm-7pm
Pillows, Rugs and Champagne, oh my!

Cindy is the queen of the custom vintage pillow, we have carried her line for years and she never disapoints. Her taste is impeccable, she’ll bring tons of new pillows, and rugs she’s recently sourced in Morocco too!

We hope to see you soon,

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford

Kids Gift Guide…because 4 more sleeps till Xmas!

Hey Everyone,

In case you are still shopping for the little one’s on your list…here’s a Gum Tree Kids Gift Guide for you!

Baby Boy…

1. fleece bear hat $17, 2. stainless steel bell spoon $63, 3. petit bateau onesie $34, 4. little lamb blankie $14, 5. fleece booties $24, 6. baby’s first year book $40

Little Princess…

1. egg baby tutu dress $55, 2. moon magic wand $28, 3. squiggle kitty $16, 4. princess hair clip $15, 5. board book $9.99

Little Daredevil…

1.kiddimoto bike/skate helmet $39, 2. doodle book $12.95, 3. mystic 8 ball $18, 4. ninja pencils $9.50, 5. skull bike bell $18, 6. trick cards $7

Monster Lover…

1. monster activity pack $15, 2. awesome trucker hat $22, 3. balloon dinosaurs $9.95, 4. dino puzzle $16

Little Rocker…

1. pom pom beanie $23, 2. magic rope kit $18, 3. xmas coloring poster $21, 4. little guitar $48, 5. space tattoos $2.50

Tween Girl…

1. friendship bracelet kit $14, 2. pom pom necklace kit $4, 3. hat and mittens $50, 4. scented glitter pens $10.25, 5. neon chalk lettering kit $18.99

Unicorn Lover…

1. neon pop watercolor crayons $10.50, 2. star necklace $28, 3. magical unicorn putty $6, 4. ursula the unicorn $29, 5. unicorn horn $23, 6. magical unicorn dreams $16

4 More Sleeps!

Happy Holidays.

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford

Wish List Gift Guide…

Hey Everyone,

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…extended holiday hours, treats and gift wrapping, and 13 shopping days to go until Christmas and Hanukkah!

I know you’ve been busy shopping for everyone else in your life, but next time you’re in, maybe add a little something to your very own Wish List. Because you should get what you’re wishing for this year too.

Enjoy!

Winter White…

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1. Hat Attack Felt Fedora $106, 2.Chan Luu Bracelets $87-$202 , 3.Tess & Tricia Antler Tip Necklace $156, 4. Super Soft Blanket Scarf $69

Aqua…

wish-aqua

1. Nate Ricketts Sea Glass Tree $69, 2. Aurora Borealis Candle $53, 3. Sparkly Zip Pouch $38, 4. Ten Things Aqua Earrings $90, 5. My Life Journal $14.95, 6. Robindira Unsworth One of a Kind Semi Precious, 14k and Diamond Jewelry $650-$1024

Indigo…

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1. Vintage Indigo Duffel Tote, Made In LA $320, 2. Pom Pom Beanie $28, 3. Ten Things Labradorite Tassel Necklace $182, 4. The Last Stop $45, 5. White Magic Smudge Spray $22, 6. Chan Luu Cashmere & Silk Scarf $179

Black…

wish-black

1. Shashi Drop Earrings $78, 2. Topanga Candle Co. Mercury Glass Candle $45, 3. Rifle Paper Address Book $36, 4. S’well Bottle $35, 5. Woven Leather Cross Body Bag $154, 6. Jonathan Adler Zebra Dish $32

Natural…

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1. Printed Scarf $28, 2. Forest Feast Gatherings Veggie Cookbook $35, 3. Ten Things Semi Precious Bracelets $39-$89, 4. Amano Studio Earrings $40, 5. Chokers $42-$82, 6. Minor History Smile Bag $138.

Pink…

wish-pink

1. Rose Quartz Bookends $90, 2. Vintage Sabra Stitched Pillow $224, 3. Chan Luu Semi Precious Tassel Necklaces $179-$202, 4. Jane Hollinger 14k gold studs $96-$147, 5. Chan Luu Cashmere & Silk Scarf $179, 6. Horsehair Keychain $44, 7. The Cocktail $15.95

Happy Happy Holidays!

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!

Lori Ford

35 gifts under $36…

Hey Everyone,

First of all, a big huge thank you to everyone who came out for our 8th Annual Santa Photos with Lauren Pressey…you all raised a total of $8625 for the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation! We hope you love your photos, I’ve seen so many good ones already!

Here’s a little Gum Tree Gift Guide to get you started on your holiday shopping…

35 Gum Tree Gifts Under $36

Perfect for teachers, office gift exchange, hostess gifts, stocking stuffers and more!

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1. soapstone hand dish $18, 2. peace sign studs $24, 3. hand carved bone frame $34, 4. mother of pearl cheese knives $32/set, 5. HB coordinates hand towel $13.95

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6. mercury glass candle $29, 7. gold leather business card case $22, 8. gold bar notepad $8.95, 9. ceramic elephant ring holder $12, 10. gold tone hoops $36, 11. Jonathan Adler sun ornament $30

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12. folding bread knife $36, 13. rifle paper gift tags $8, 14. seashell box $12, 15. whale cheese board $24, 16. Laguiole cheese knives $13 each, 17. cocktail napkins $14, 18. Santa dish $12, 19. ombre party candles $16

green-20-26

20. rifle paper mermaid notebooks $16, 21. gnome ornament $17, 22. cactus pen $6.50, 23. faux fur pom pom keychain $18, 24. money white magic candle $22, 25. set of 4 hair ties $12, 26. canvas teacher pouch $14.95

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27. bone desk tray $29, 28. 17oz swell bottle $35, 29. seven year pen $8.95, 30. lapis lazuli necklace $16, 31. pom pom keychain $7

black-32-35

32. apothecary travel set $12, 33. brass hammer $14, 34. iron and glory combination carabiner $28, 35. ideas notebook $17

Ho, ho, ho.

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford

Our Father’s Day Gift Guide is Here!

Happy Monday Everyone,

Only 6 more days until we celebrate all the dad’s out there… and 7 more days until the official start of SUMMER!

We’ve got a fun filled Father’s Day gift guide for you today, enjoy…


Whale Serving Set $29, Travel Surf Cook $29.99, Anchor Botttle Opener $14, Brass Seahorse Bottle Opener $16, Fisherman Sea Salt $26


Beach Sounds Radio $49, Truly Hermosa Hat $15, Sea Salt Soap $8, LED Camping Lantern $30, Dad Hacks $15.99


BBQ Tools $50, The BBQ Companion $29.95, Olivewood Serving Set $28 , Slate Cheese Board $35, Soapstone Pencils $11


Man Food $35, California Matches $5, Bamboo Utensils $15, S’well Bottle Brush $23, Teakwood S’well Bottle $35


The Hungoever Cookbook $10, Anchor Dish Towel $17, Mojito Set $15, Laguiole France Corkscrew $55.


Hermosa Turkish Beach Towel $42, Ukelele $30, I Love Dad Card $5.75, Poker Set $60.


Lip Jao Lip Balm $8, High Tide $59.95, Mountain Dog Recycled Climbing Rope Leash $25, S’well Bottle $45.


Rock N Roll Album $75, Howard Stern Card $5.25, Compass Paperweight $25, Dice $35, Extension Cord $14.

Hermosa is a great place to shop for Dads!
While you’re down here pop into one of our neighbor shops… Becker Surf for some board shorts, Deep Pocket for a shave, Wicked + for a great Deus T-shirt or Curious for something funny, guaranteed.

We’ll see you soon,

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford

Almost Summer = Teacher Gift Time!

Guys, It’s Almost Summer!

For many of us that means it’s Teacher Gift time…

Here are some ideas for our favorite teachers, they help our kiddos all year long…of course lots of these could also work for grads, girlfriends and bridesmaids too, take your pick!

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Great Thought deskpad $16, Thank You card $5.25, All Seeing Eye sachets $18, Pretty Scissors $26, Good Vibes brass necklace $32, White Jade sealife bracelets $38 each.

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Leather zip pouch $46, Thank You card $5.25, Tiny Studs $18 each, Rifle Paper set of 2 notebooks $12, Pens $14, Happy Everything paperweight $12, Turkish beach towel $36.

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Sir/Madam dishtowels $29, Sea Salt from Ibiza $28, Mermaid bottle opener $24, Gracias card $5.25, First Prize Pies $29.95.

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Cotton & Bamboo Turkish towel $39, Aquamarine Soap Rock $14, Book Club notebook $6, Turquoise carded necklace $16, Buddha bracelet $36, Desert Scene zip pouch $25.

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Be Happy journal $14, 99 Things Journal $12.95, 17oz S’well bottle $35, Conscious Coconut body oil $18, Coola Liplux $12, Blue Agate coasters $12 each.

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Travel canvas zip pouch $24, Silver Earrings $36, Bamboo & Cotton Turkish towel $39, Namaste Ninja face spritz $27, Lavender bath salts $28, Sage & Eucalyptus candle $36, Leather card case $28.

Keep your head up Mom’s, we’re almost there!

We’ll see you soon,

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford

What kind of Mom are you?

Hey Everyone,
Less than a week to go until we celebrate all you fantastic Moms out there! Which of these Mom types best describes you?

The Foodie Mommy…

foodie mommy

You are the one your friends trust to pick the restaurant for girls night, and your kitchen is the prettiest room in your house. You are a fantastic entertainer, you make it look easy to whip up dinner for 12 on a moment’s notice. And somehow you get your kids to eat that Quinoa and Kale too, how do you do it?

The Classic Mommy…

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Your clothes are always pressed, your skin is glowing, and your hair is rarely out of place, even when it’s in one of those cute top knots after the gym it looks darling. Gwyneth Paltrow is your style icon, and your kids have excellent manners too. Please ladies, tell me how you do it!

The Bohemian Mommy…

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You like loose flowing tops, live in flip flops year round, and your hair is a bit on the wild side. Your house is full of imperfect but charming bits and pieces that you’ve collected over the years at flea markets on your travels. Your kids live a bit on the wild side too, and that’s ok with you. I’m not going to lie to you, this is me, especially the messy hair and children part.

The Thirsty Mommy…

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Sometimes you need a drink after a looooong day, am I right ladies? You’ve got a beautiful little bar cart in your living room and can throw a cocktail party together at the drop of a hat. Your S’well bottle is used for Sauvignon Blanc, not water. (This might also be me, minus the bar cart, but I’ll get there one day)

The Beachy Mommy…

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Gosh, isn’t this just so pretty? You’ve always got the best mineral based sunscreen and a lightweight turkish towel in your bag, because there’s a good chance you’ll end up at the beach watching your kids surf/volleyball tournament. That’s your happy place, and theirs too.

Whatever kind of mommy you are, I hope you have a wonderful week. You’re doing great, you don’t have to be perfect, nobody else is… Just do your best and your family will surely love you for it. (At least that’s what I tell myself, and I hope it’s true:)

Happy Mother’s Day.

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford

Mom’s Day Gift Guide…

Hey Everyone,

Mother’s Day is coming up…and we’ve got a rainbow’s worth of gifts for you in our Mom’s Day Gift Guide.  Enjoy!


All seeing eye pouch $25, Set of 3 earrings $53, Bondi Harvest cookbook $29.99, Zoe Chicco 14k and diamond rings $250-450, Love You jewelry dish $12, Honeysuckle + Grapefruit Organic all over Body Oil $34.


Chan Luu wrap bracelets $87-225, Rock Soap $14, Odeme Nail Polish $11.50, Feather Matches $5, Salted Grapefruit travel candle $10, Brass and Silver Hoops $40, A Mother is a Story $19.95.


Mexican beach blanket $44, Palm leaf Thank You’s $15, Bobby Pin set $7, Ceramic ring dish $18, Seaweed Soap $8, Ten Things Hermosa bracelets $38, Jlynn green chalcedony necklace $59, Rifle Paper pencils $14.


Watercolor Scarf $41, Ten Things tassel necklace $147, Big Deal keychain $7, Gold Dipped necklace $70, Agate slice coasters $12, Wanderlust journal $7.50.


African Basket $28, Renee Garvey semi precious bracelets $100-200, Mirror keychain $13, 25oz S’well bottle $45, Sir Madam found cotton dish towels $29, Rifle Paper notebooks $12, 6 color pen $12.


Mountain Dog leash $25, Rifle Paper Mom card $5.25, Half United give back bracelet $14, The Good Twin bubbly and bossy pins $14, Rifle Paper journals $12, African Bike Basket $48.


Chan Luu necklaces $133-248, Hat Attack sunhat $99, White Leather wallet $105, Moonstone earrings $46, Tiger card $5.75.

If you’re the Mama in the family, come on in and make your wish list!

We hope to see you all soon,

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford

A Valentine Gift Guide…

Hey Everyone,

I’m Back!!!  The Paris shows were amazing.  I ordered so many fabulous things.  From beach bags, scarves and jewelry, to toys, rugs and little leather goods, I can’t wait for everything to start arriving.

New York was awesome too.  I think you’re all going to love what’s to come here at Gum Tree and Gum Tree Kids.  In fact, some of it is already rolling in!

Let’s talk about Valentine’s day…it’s coming up!

Here’s a little gift guide to help you with ideas for your Valentine or your Gal-entine, because Valentine’s day is a great time to tell your bestie you love her too.  We even have stuff for the kids.

See something here you’d like for Valentine’s Day?  Email us and we’ll add it to your wish list!  That way when your other half comes in, we’ll know just what you want.

By the way, we have just received new shipments of Zoe Chicco and Chan Luu, right in time for the holiday.  The Zoe rings and necklaces are out of control.  A really special gift, come in and take a look.

Stay tuned for an updated Paris and New York Guide… coming to the Gum Tree Blog next week.

Hope to see you soon,

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford

A Rainbow’s Worth of Gift Ideas from Gum Tree Kids…

Happy Monday Morning!

Your gift guide for today comes from Gum Tree Kids…we have gifts for all the kids on your list, in every color of the rainbow…Enjoy!

Oh, and starting today, both shops are open every day from 9am-7pm.

Christmas Eve from 9am-4pm.

We hope to see you soon!

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!

Lori Ford

62 Gift Ideas from Gum Tree…

Here it is Everyone…

Your Friday Morning Gum Tree Gift Guide!

With 62 Gift Ideas for your girl friends, guy friends, teachers, office gift exchange, hostess gift, ornament exchange, and more!

The Guy…
1. 17oz S’well bottle $35, 2. the right tool $17, 3. snow boot ornament $14, 4. brass bottle opener $33, 5. socks that give back $16 6. rock tape measure $18, 7. Distilled $19.99

The Bohemian…
8. rock soap $14, 9. leather card holder $46, 10. big gold hoops $69, 11. letterpress card $5.75, 12. rainbow pencils $9.50, 13. unicorn ring dish $19, 14. leather eye glass case $55, 15. pom pom ornament $10, 16. 1000 Dreams $14.95

The Lady…
17. stitched wristlet $23, 18. feather flask ornament $12, 19. tassel necklace $34, 20. Jonathan Adler champagne candle $48, 21. mini matches $11, 22. silver baguette studs $55, 23. Get it Done leather journal $18, 24. Rifle Paper pencils $14

The Glamour Girl…
25. travel candle $14, 26. gold foil frame $54, 27. anchor ornament $15, 28. define me perfume $29, 29. pineapple letter opener $16, 30. card holder key chain $46, 31. pony holders $36/set

The Surfer…
32. truly Hermosa hat $15, 33. sailor bud ornament $16, 34. reusable bamboo utensils $15, 35. lapis long necklace $253, 36. nativity postcard set $11.50, 37. indigo sticky notes $10.99, 38. pom pom key chain $14

The Dreamer…
39. brass bird ring dish $17, 40. tassel necklace $28, 41. Matta silk scarf $194, 42. pony holders set $12, 43. leather card holder $34, 44. wallet comb $18, 45. knot bottle opener $16, 46. leather journal $23

The Wanderer…
47. Tacopedia $29.95, 48. rainbow crayons $22, 49. sparklers $18, 50. felt owl ornament $15, 51. heels travel bag $32, 52. playing card set $16

The Cook…
53. Homemade Condiments $19.99, 54. anchor bottle opener $14, 55. teak serving set $29, 56. sea salt caramels $18, 57. slate cheese board $35

The Hostess…
58. sand dollar napkin rings $18, 59. starfish napkin rings $18, 60. cocktail salt $16, 61. fish oil and vinegar $20, 62. Top With Cinnamon $29.95

Can’t get here?  Email me at Lori@gumtreela.com with what you’d like, and we’ll get it taken care of.  We can charge and hold it for you, or we can ship it!

We’re open 9am-6pm till Sunday…then Monday, join us from 9am-7pm at both shops every day until Christmas Eve!

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford

Father’s Day is a Week Away!

Hey Everyone,

It’s almost time to celebrate the big guy!  Father’s day is this Sunday, June 21st.

We’ll be celebrating somewhere in Korea Town, Will has requested lunch or dinner, preferably seafood and spicy…if you have any suggestions, please let me know!

I’ve put together a little gift guide…we’ve got some great stuff for Dads here at Gum Tree, but don’t stop with us.

A trip to Downtown Hermosa is a great place to shop for the guys…you’ve got Wicked +Curious…Uncorked, and of course SpyderBecker Surf and Tarsan Stand Up, all within a couple of blocks.

Some Gum Tree ideas for you…

For the gourmet dad, we’ve got a bunch of fantastic BBQ books in for summer, and some handy grill lights, gorgeous cutting boards, and wine and beer openers galore.


Everyone needs a Swell bottle!  This size holds a whole bottle of wine… so grab one here, then head over to Uncorked and pick up his favorite bottle of wine.


I recently saw a photo of Vince Vaughn wearing a Truly Hermosa hat.  Get yours at Gum Tree now before Us Weekly posts them online somewhere and they sell out:)

We’ll see you soon,

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford

Mom’s Day Gift Guide…

Hey Everyone,
It’s that time of year, Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and all the Mommies we know definitely deserve a gift or two on their big day!

I’ve put together some ideas for you…enjoy!


This Mommy loves the basics, she has great taste and always looks put together.  Go with a solid 14k necklace or studs from Zoe Chicco, a striped scarf or beach bag, or some beautiful frames or bath products.


This Mommy lives for the sea.  Go with a tunic or a Mexican beach blanket for beach days, jewelry in any shade of sea blue, or a Mermaid, this one from Jonathan Adler is our favorite.


You’ll find this Mommy in her kitchen most of the time, entertaining her friends and family.  Get her a new cookbook for inspiration, a bottle opener for her bar, or some gorgeous handwoven trivets.


Let’s be honest, this is my list…get your favorite bohemian Mommy a new coffee table book for inspiration, a Matta pom pom scarf or sarong, some soap rocks for the bath, or a fabulous long layering necklace, preferably with some brass or turquoise or tassels.

Mommies of the South Bay, get in here and make your Wish List, you deserve it!

We’ll see you soon,

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford

Valentine’s Gift Guide…

Happy Almost Valentine’s Day Everyone!

Where does the time go?  Mid February, it’s almost Winter Break for those of you with littles in the South Bay, and time to show your sweeties that you love them.   

We’re here to help, hot off the press…
It’s the Gum Tree Valentine’s Gift Guide…

For the Boho Chic Lady….(actually this is my wish list)

Prune, The Cookbook $45, Handwoven Mochila Bag $164, Chan Luu long tassel necklace $156, Leather Wish Bracelet from Nilai France $44.

For the Stylish Guy’s Office…(or again, me)

Recycled Cotton Throw $173, Los Angeles in Maps $50, Bone Frames…Black and White $42, Grey and White Block Print $46.

For the 20 Something Cool Girl…
(but 40 is the new 20 right?)

Tribal Print Scarf $82, Alisa Michelle Charm Necklace $106, Q & A a Day Journal $16.95, Skin Jewel Temporary Tattoos $28.

For the Fashionista…(or me again, hint hint Will!)

Shoestrology $17.95, Mickey Lynn Druzy Necklace $202, Mangrove Modal Scarf $142, Over the Moon Valentine $5.25, Clare V Rose Gold Leather Clutch $225.

For the Tween/Teen…

Nilai France Gold Star Bracelet $42, Jellybean Socks $7.50, Sprinkle Wallet $34.50, Delux Surprise Heart $21, Washi Tape $18.50.

For the Gourmet Guy…

Copper Handled Cutting Board $89, 25oz Swell Bottle $49, Whale Bottle Opener $22, Death By Burrito Mexican Street Food Cookbook $19.99.

Don’t Forget the Kids!  At Gum Tree Kids…

For the Babies in your life…

Imps and Elfs Organic Cotton Girls Jumper $44, Winter Water Factory Organic Cotton Boys Romper $42, Moby Dick $9.99, Whale Lovie $14, Romeo & Juliet $9.99, Silly Lemur Card $4.00, Baby Bloch Heart Ballet Flats $50.

For the Little Girl…

Cardboard Doll House Kit $46, Mommy and Me Crystal Heart Necklaces $55, Jellycat Unicorn $23, Eeboo Valentines $6.50, Sparkly Star Hair Clip $11.50.

For the Little Boy…

Wind Up Surfer $8, Wacky Animal $19, Rocket Balloon Kit $12, Curly Pop Dragon $5.75, Octopus Valentine $4, Seahorse Popper $12.

Happy Valentines Day:)

For all you last minute shoppers…
We will be serving FREE BEER on the back patio all day Friday and Saturday while you shop.

Hope to see you soon.

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford

Kids Wish List…A Gift Guide

Today’s Gum Tree Gift Guide…Wish List Ideas from Gum Tree Kids!

Kids and Expecting Mommies…Come make your list so that Santa can check it twice!

Our Gum Tree family member, Michelle, is expecting a baby girl…here’s her wish list.

1 Petit Pehr ABC Swaddle $22, 2 Petit Bateau Polka Dot Footie $62, 3 Knot Headband $18, 4Bla Bla Fitted Crib Sheet $48, 5 Bla Bla Harmony the Mermaid $44, 6 Chew Beads in Hot Pink $32

Our 3 year old son Will’s Wish List…

1 Vilac France Grocery Store $72, 2 Blue Wacky Animal $19, 3 Wooden Sword $20, 4 Sound Effects Sound Machine $9, 5 Soccer Game $12.50

Our 8 year old daughter Lily’s list…

1 VW Campervan Pop Up Tent $76, 2 Plus Plus Neon $23, 3 Sushi Stapler $8, 4 Lil Poster Paint Pods $14, 5 Drink Divers Drinking Straws $10.50, 6 Body Doodlers $9


We have stocking stuffers galore over here, and as always we wrap everything up for free, let our elves do the work for you!

Extended Holiday Hours at Both Shops now till the 23rd…
We’re open from 9am-7pm everyday.
Christmas Eve we’re open from 9am-4pm.

Bonus….Free Parking at all downtown Meters is happening now!   

Shop Hermosa for the Holidays.

We hope to see you soon,

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford

29 Gifts Under $30!

It’s time for the first Gum Tree Gift Guide of the Holiday Season!

29 GIFTS UNDER $30

Seven Year Pen $8.50, “Adventure” Journal $12, Japanese Bike Bell $20, ChiChi Fabric Cosmetic Bag $14, 5 Metallic Stretch Headbands $16, 6 Perfumed Body Cream $24,
7 Abstract Print Scarf $29


8 Beaded Zip Bag $20, 9 The Book of the Party Animal $15.95, 10 Travel Checkers Set $28, 11Baggu Tote $10,  12 Eco Bamboo To Go Cup $16, 13 Star Print Oilcloth Zip Pouch $28, 14 Jane Tran Beaded Bobby Pins $27


15 Colorblock Zip Pouch $15 each, 16 Mountain Dog Leash $25, 17 Reindeer Dog Toy $11.50,18 Jonathan Adler Zodiac Dish $16, 19 Rifle Paper Travel Journal $17.50, 20 Hermosa Beach Mug $14, 21 Fetch Balls $9.25


22 Sal Del Mar Gourmet Sea Salt $16, 23 Sand Dollar Napkin Rings $18, 24 9oz Swell Bottle $28, 25 Carved Wood Candle Holder Set $23, 26 Hermosa Beach Flour Sack Towel $13.95, 27Set of 4 Teak Spreaders $22, 28 Marble Cheese Board $28, 29 Fish Corkscrew $14

Happy Shopping:)

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford

Valentine’s Wish List…

Come in to Gum Tree to create your very own Valentine’s Day Wish List!
We’re sure your Valentine will appreciate the helpful hints.

Just in case you need some inspiration, here’s what some of us are wishing for…

LORI’S WISH LIST…
Chan Luu Cashmere Silk Scarf – $179
14kt Gold Jewelry by Cari Custom Necklace – price on request
What Matters Most Book – $16
Chan Luu Beaded Necklace – $96
Sea Charm Bangles – $62 – $147
You’re A Fox Card (for my foxy husband) – $5.25

VANESSA’S WISH LIST…
Block Printed Frame – $46
Heart Spice Measuring Spoons – $36
Jonathan Adler Salt & Pepper Shakers – $50
Faithfully Yours Card – $5.25
Cognac Tray – $29
Chan Luu Bracelets – $28 each
Silk Pom Pom Scarf – $148
MEGAN’S WISH LIST…
Sweet Cravings Gluten Free Baking Book – $18.99
Floral Journal – $15.50
Pink & Neon Spun Scarf – $53
Chan Luu Love Bracelets – $105 each
Herringbone Throw – $87
Jonathan Adler Candle – $43

KERITH’S WISH LIST…
Lafco Duchess Peony Candle – $60
Crushed Swarovski Leather Bracelets – $36-$46
Chan Luu Beaded Necklaces – $174 each
Gold Leather Baggu Tote – $184
Pink Vintage Kantha Pillow – $142
We hope to see you soon,Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford

Gum Tree Kids Gift Guide!!!

Kids are what Christmas is all about!  

Take a Peek at our First Annual Gum Tree Kids Gift Guide
For some last minute shopping ideas…

Baby Girl…

Baby Boy…

2 years…

3 years…

5 years…

Stocking Stuffers…

Pop into our new shop for a visit this weekend.
You can find us at 323 Pier Avenue

A couple doors East of Becker Surf.

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!

Lori Ford

Gum Tree Gift Guide!

Hey Everyone,
It’s time for our 5th Annual Holiday Gift Guide!
We’re sure to have something for everyone on your list…

Gifts Under $20…

Gifts Under $50…
Gifts Under $100…
Gifts to Splurge on…
Happy Happy Holidays!We have extended our hours for your holiday shopping…

Today through Sunday, Dec. 15th…
Gum Tree 8am-6pm
Gum Tree Kids 9am-6pm

Monday, Dec. 16th to Dec. 23rd…
Gum Tree 8am-8pm
Gum Tree Kids 9am-6pm

Both Shops will be open Christmas Eve from 8am-4pm!

Don’t forget we have a wish list too, make sure to put your wishes down and make it easy on the gift givers in your family.

Hope to see you soon,

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford

4th Annual Gum Tree Gift Guide!

Hey Everyone,

It’s time for the 4th Annual Gum Tree Holiday Gift Guide!
We are sure to have something for anyone on your list.

$20 and under

Cashmends $13.50, Viv and Ingrid studs $18, Gum Tree travel candle $11, Mister Seahorse board book $8.99, USB Hubdog $12, Jonathan Adler horoscope dish $16, 50/50 pencils $11.50, Robot Pen $9.25, Block printed frame $18.


Bike Bell $8.50, Laser Cut Bamboo ornament set $19, Glitter Tall Ship ornament $8, Santa Brand oversize matches $5, 7 Year Pen $7.99, Starburst coasters $9.50, Keep Calm and Carry On $8.99, Demitasse spoons $4.50 each

$60 and under


Flight 001 Laundry Bag $27, Ruhlman’s Twenty $40, Sequin Clutch $50, Dogeared Hammered Hoop earrings $53, Set of 4 Marble Coasters $46, Tracey Tanner Leather Zip Pouch $46, Oversized Cotton and Silk Scarf $53.

$100 and under


Shupaca Alpaca blanket $85, Bracelets from Tai and Sucarra $69 to $89, Brightly Twisted hand dyed modal scarf $98, Beaded Clutch $87, Hat Attack faux fur trapper hat $69.


Buji Baja long necklace $82, Jade Tribe cosmetic bag $78, Tai bracelets $45-$74, Agate Trivet $69, Catherine Weitzman Starfish Studs $60, Ten Things double drop earrings $69, Chan Luu set of 3 bracelets $96,

The splurge…

Sea Bags metallic leather anchor tote $180, White Clam seashell tree $165, Chan Luu wrap bracelets $156 -$224, Chan Luu earrings $112-$317.

Happy Holidays!

Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
Lori Ford