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  • President's Day Sale!

     Today Only...25% off ANYTHING



    OR BLUE.

    Come into the shop or shop online!

    For online orders use Promo Code PRESIDENT.

    Happy President's Day and Happy Shopping!

    Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!

    Lori Ford

  • Valentine's Wish List

     Hi Everyone,

    It's official, there are only 6 more days till Valentine's Day.  We've got our wishlists ready, do you?  Here's a peek at some things the girls at Gum Tree are wishing for...

    This is my wish list...Jonathan Adler Queen and King vase, a new long Chan Luu necklace and this beautiful Gem and Stone book to add to my book collection.

    Here's what Kerith is wishing for this Valentine's Day...this great new cookbook just arrived, a new Beach House candle from Lafco, the scent is incredible, and some very pretty glass drop earrings from Ten Things Jewelry.

    Courtney is wishing for the Loma Scarf in orange, this brand new hot pink leather zip pouch and this tiny little gold dipped love ring from Dogeared.

    Megan would love another Chan Luu cashmere and silk scarf in violet, this beautiful long Chan Luu necklace and some pretty pink serving pieces from Sabre France.

    And last but not least my 6 year old made a list of her own...

    Of course we're obsessed with Unicorns, cupcakes and bracelets, so these all work!

    Come on in and make your wishlist today.  We have a great selection of beautiful Valentine's Cards, and sweet little gifts for everyone on your list.

    Hope to see you all soon,

    Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!

    Lori Ford

  • Gum Tree Jute Tote = 20% OFF!

     Happy January Everyone!

    If you shopped with us during the holidays and took home one of our
    Gum Tree Jute Totes...

    Bring it in from now through January 31st for
    20% off anything in the shop!

    New merchandise is arriving daily, pop in for a visit soon...

    Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!

    Lori Ford

  • Sale is on at Gum Tree!

     Our Semi Annual Sale is On!

    Take 50% off all Sale items.

    Buy any sale item and get 20% off one regular priced item!
    Buy two sale items and get 20% off two regular priced items...
    You get the picture...

    Hope to see you all soon,

    Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!

    Lori Ford

  • Merry Merry Christmas!

     On behalf of everyone here at Gum Tree, we'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

    It is only because of your support that we are here, and we are so very thankful.

    We'll be closed today and tomorrow, back on Wednesday, bright and early.

    Thanks for Thinking Globally, and Shopping and Eating Locally!

    Merry Merry!
    Lori and Will Ford

  • Holiday Shopping Hours

    Hey Everyone,

    Starting now...the shop at Gum Tree will be open from 8AM to 8PM through December 23rd.

    Christmas Eve we'll be open 8AM to 4PM.

    We will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

    Happy Happy Holidays!

    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

  • Upcoming Events at Gum Tree...

    Hi Everyone,

    We've got some really great events coming up here at Gum Tree, get your planner out and take down these dates!  Yes, Santa is coming back, see below:)

    Friday, November 30th---11am-1pm

    We're hosting an Elf on the Shelf book signing here on our patio at Gum Tree!

    Bring your Elf and his book down to be signed by the author Chanda Bell.  Don't have an elf yet, what are you waiting for???  This is an awesome Christmas tradition, we have them here for purchase, trust me, your kids will love it.

    Complimentary hot cocoa and mini muffins for the little ones.

    Santa Claus is coming back to Gum Tree!

    Our favorite event of the year is back, two days, one fabulous photographer (Lauren Pressey), the best Santa ever, and every penny goes back to the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation!



    ***Thursday, December 6th is also the Downtown Hermosa Tree Lighting ceremony, so fun, make it a night to come down early, grab dinner at your favorite downtown Hermosa spot, and head over here to take your picture with the big guy.  Pets are welcome too!
    $5 for a 5x7 print, $20 for a print and the digital file.

    We hope to see you all downtown Hermosa soon.

    Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!

    Lori Ford

  • 'Tis the Season!


    'Tis the Season! 

    Can you believe it, the holidays are right around the corner, where does the time go?

    At Gum Tree, we've transformed into a winter wonderland.

    The trees are up, ornaments are here, and we're serving some yummy seasonal drinks in our cafe next door.

    We have the best hostess gifts and stocking stuffers around.  Pop in for a visit and get your holiday shopping started.

    P.S...if you can't make it in, never fear, you can shop Gum Tree online! 

    We've just launched our holiday section. And we've added lots of other amazing new things to the site... scarves, coin purses, those cool french servers from my last email, and more!

    Hope to see you all soon.

    Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!

    Lori Ford

  • Shop Gum Tree Online!

     Hi Everyone,

    We're absolutely thrilled to announce that you can now shop at Gum Tree from wherever you are!  Our new website is live, please check it out at

    We'd really love to hear what you think, and we'd be especially grateful if you'd share our new adventure with your friends!

    Locals...need a gift shipped to your Auntie in Ohio?  We can do it!
    Or would you prefer to pick up in store?  You can do that too, just note that at checkout and we'll have your stuff ready to be picked up.

    Out of you can pop in for a visit and shop at Gum Tree on your computer no matter where you are!  We'd love to have you.

    Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!

    Lori Ford

  • Downtown Hermosa Summer Sidewalk Sale!

    Hi Everyone,
    This weekend is the 2nd Annual Hermosa Beach Summer Sidewalk Sale! Saturday and Sunday, from 10am-6pm.  There will be live music and kids activities to enjoy around town, along with tons of specials from participating businesses.
    At Gum Tree...Take 50% off All Sale Items! 

    All Dana Kellin Jewelry---50% off

    dana kellin jewelry
    All Green girl totes---50% off.

    green girl totes
    Tiny totes---50% off

    Chan Luu Scarves---50% off

    chan luu scarves
    All Caskata tableware---50% off

    caskata tableware
    3 Sprouts hooded towels and canvas bins---50% off

    3 sprouts organic storage bins and towels
    Tkees flip flops--- 50% off

    tkees flip flops

    And lots more!
    PRESALE STARTS NOW, come on in and look for the orange stickers. 
    See you soon,
    Think Globally, Shop and Eat Locally!
    Lori Ford