Category Archives: Gift Guides

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 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!


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…

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

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
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

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