Best gift shop: Gum Tree
Gum Tree’s eclectic mix of products from all over the globe world has made the Pier Avenue boutique and café the first place you think of when in need of the perfect girft.
Owner, Lori Ford has a simple philosophy. “We buy we want for ourselves or would love to give as a gift. We believe that every single piece in the shop should have a purpose, be beautiful, or funny, or interesting, or all of the above.”
Gifts range from cookbooks, to home decor, to jewelry, at every price point.
“Whether you’re in need of a hostess gift, something for your best friend, or a baby gift, we have a little bit of everything,” Ford said. “You can always walk out with something and not feel like you spent a fortune.” -AK
Gum Tree, 238 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach
Runner Up: Tabula Rasa, 919 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266