Holiday Gift Guide

This season of giving, we celebrate the best of the South Bay shopping experience, from the charming boutiques of the Peninsula to the seaside shops of Manhattan Beach. We asked a few local residents to share with us the great gifts and stylish finds at the top of their holiday wish list.

This season of giving, we celebrate the best of the South Bay shopping experience, from the charming boutiques of the Peninsula to the seaside shops of Manhattan Beach. We asked a few local residents to share with us the great gifts and stylish finds at the top of their holiday wish list.

A Family Affair

Lori and Will Ford of Hermosa Beach’s Gum Tree, and daughter Lily, get a head start on holiday shopping at Manhattan Beach’s Metlox Center.

On Lori: jacket by Covet, $190, at Manhattan Denim, manhattandenim.com; cashmere & silk scarf by Chan Luu, $179, and earrings by Jlynn, $145, both at Gum Tree, gumtreela.com; teal tote, $36, and watch, $24, at Fresh Produce, freshproduceclothes.com; monthly unlimited yoga sessions at LYFE Yoga Center, $150, lyfeyogacenter.com.

On Will: men’s jacket by Hurley, $89, at Spyder Surf, spydersurf.com; “Manhandler” facial, $95, at Trilogy Spa, trilogyspa.com.

On Lily: Me Too pink jacket, $73, at Bella Beach Kids, bellabeachkids.com; piggy backpack by Beatrix NY, $44, at Gum Tree.

Toys: Rody horse, $52, at Plastica, plasticashop.com; Diamondback “De la Cruz” bicycle, $175, at Sprocket Cycles, sprocketcycles.com; Zelda the monkey, $101, at Bella Beach Kids; yellow Ugly Doll, $10, at Magpie, magpiefinethings.com. “Zoology” book, $22.99, at pages: a bookstore, pagesabookstore.com.
 

 Beach Buddies

Palos Verdes firefighter and paddleboard builder Joe Bark and his teenage son Jack take advantage of a warm fall morning on a stretch of Redondo Beach.

On Joe: Speedway 18k gold sunglasses by Garrett Leight California Optical, $350, at A. Kinney Court, akinneycourt.com; TW Steel Chrono 48mm watch in rose gold, $750, at Morgan’s Jewelers, morgansjewelers.com.

On Jack: Oliver Peoples sunglasses, $365, at Eyedentity in Redondo Beach; TW Steel Chrono 44mm watch in steel, $825, at Morgan’s Jewelers; PR1ME wetsuit by Body Glove, $339.99.

On deck: 2011 Land Rover LR4 in Ipanema Sand, $64,415 MSRP, at Land Rover South Bay; Pelican 1450 and 1300 Series Cases; Sector 9 Mo’Sake RASTA skateboard, $159, at Sypder Surf, spydersurf.com; Cypher 3.2 Chest Zip wetsuit by Quiksilver, $309.95, quiksilver.com. Joe Bark custom paddleboards, prices vary, joebarkpaddleboards.com.

Sitting Pretty

Redondo Beach resident Anita Sayers and her daughter-in-law Meagan take Laird out for his first holiday adventure at Plaza El Segundo.

On Anita: Rialto sunglasses by Garrett Leight California Optical, $195, at A. Kinney Court, akinneycourt.com; grey lace tank, $39, and trench coat dress, $189, at Ya Ya’s, yayaboutique.com; Pandora bracelet, at Medawar Fine Jewelers, medawarfinejewelers.com; Gold Star Sea Bag, $184, at Gum Tree, gumtreela.com.

On Meagan: Elise sunglasses by Oliver Peoples, $350, at Manhattan Beach Vision Group; sweater cape by Paul & Joe Sister, $232, at The Beehive, beehivemb.com; necklace with Tahitian pearls, mother of pearl & diamonds, $2,100, at Medawar Fine Jewelers; coral bag, $100, at Double Take, idoubletake.com.

On Laird: festive collar, $11, at PetSmart. Décor: silk settee, $1,200, red canister, $300, gold resin stump table, $150, and Pilates balls, $102-120, all at Q Design, qdesignstudio.com.

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