South Bay Shopping Guide

South Bay Holiday Shopping Guide for Mom & Dad

South Bay Shopping Guide

Shop local, shop South Bay for our moms & dads, friends, loved ones and maybe even a little something for ourselves?  We’d love for you to consider supporting our local business owners and shopping local this season!  They’ve created some great deals for you, so take a look and help support our community this holiday season! If you are shopping for little ones, be sure to check out our  South Bay Shopping Guide for Kids

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Local Stores for your Holiday Gift List

Manhattan Beach South Bay Shopping

The Waste Less Shop
The Waste Less Shop is making doing good for the planet easy for everyday consumers by providing high quality, sustainable home and body products in environmentally conscious packaging!

Our store supports local artisans to offer unique and whimsical gifts and furnishings, including original artwork, home décor, apparel, and jewelry. From witty cards and novel gifts to one of a kind art and handmade goods, the pillars of friendship and community drive our carefully curated selection. When you think of your friends & community, we hope you’ll think of homie.

They are a home and gift shop & organic Aussie cafe located a stone’s throw from the Pacific! Shop and Cafe in Hermosa, Shop in Manhattan.

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We regularly host author events and book signings, weekly story times, and four monthly book clubs. {pages} provides complimentary gift wrap and gift cards are available for that hard to select for reader.

Manhattan Fine Wines
Manhattan Fine Wines has provided the South Bay with the best selection of wine and spirits for over 30 years. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff has a fantastic “palate memory” and offers expert advice on choosing the right wine and spirits for any occasion.

Throughout the store, you will find numerous “critic’s choice” cards highlighting the latest releases, best buys and numerical ratings by nationally recognized wine critics.

Manhattan Fine Wines offers tremendous on-going customer education in the art of choosing wine as well as the lowest prices in the South Bay.

Tabula Rasa Essentials
Tabula Rasa Essentials is the ultimate southern California shopping experience with personally curated gifts, home decor, candles, apothecary, kids, jewelry, books and more located in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach.

Our lifestyle gift shop opened it’s doors in May, 2000 and is a must visit destination for southern California locals and visitors to Manhattan Beach. With a coastal vibe just footsteps from the beach, our shelves are stocked with the newest novelties and a continual flow of unique hand-selected merchandise.

We enthusiastically support local artisans from our own backyard and around the globe.  With their own special vision, our artists create amazing treasures that thrill and delight our customers.  Many of their creations are made of sustainable and reclaimed goods and are made in the USA.

Ounce of Salt
Private Jeweler By Appointment in Manhattan Beach or Los Angeles, Ca specializing in custom work and beautiful fine jewelry pieces for the sophisticated woman.
You can shop with confidence that through Ounce of Salt, you’re receiving the most exquisite, quality pieces to last a lifetime. And if you’d like to order a custom piece, they’d be thrilled to help you.  Just email and let’s get you the jewelry you’ve been dreaming about!

Salon Flourish
Our salon company serves a full range of clientele, from the professional business woman, the newly professional still hustling, the trendy 20 something, to the mom of the year. We do everything from transformations with extensions, balayage, highlights, haircuts, and men’s grooming. We sell a full range of home care products and tools from Italy and Canada. Our Davines home care line all from Italy is the most well known sustainable company in the beauty world. All their products are farm to salon, Davines is the only B-Corp in the beauty industry and takes their brand as serious as we do! Our tools are all rated with the highest, most relevant technology, with multiple functions in just one iron!

Redondo Beach South Bay Shopping

DION Gallery
We are the South Bay’s premiere full service Art Gallery/Frame Shop specializing in our local native beach/surf culture. We offer a wide variety of affordable Fine Art and Custom Picture Framing delivered with unsurpassed customer service & design that conveys the lifestyle, atmosphere and aesthetic beauty unique to our beach communities. We offer works of art from many world class artists such as Kathleen Keifer, Ross Moore, Ray Packard and many many others.

Catalina Cooking store
Since opening our doors in Redondo Beach’s fabulous Riviera Village in 2012, we have strived to provide everything a home chef could want or need. That means cookware from All-Clad, Le Creuset and Swiss Diamond. Knives by Global, Wusthof, Bob Kramer, Shun & J.A. Henckels. Commercial-quality bakeware. Barware. High quality prep tools of every size and shape. Fantastic cookbooks from around the world. And a fine selection of gourmet foods from Stonewall Kitchen, B.R. Cohn. the S.A.L.T. Sisters plus much, much more.

The Aloha Bungalow
Aloha means so much more than “hello” and “goodbye.” Aloha is an energy and a way of life. Aloha is used to express love and to take everyone in with open arms, without expecting anything in return.   The Aloha Bungalow has transformed it into a beach bohemian shop with one-of-a-kind gifts handmade by local artisans, home décor, candles, succulents and more.

Our goal at The Aloha Bungalow is to support local artists and give them a platform to share their talents and products, while also creating an ohana with each individual that walks into the store. Like the spirit of aloha, we want to greet you with open arms and treat you like family.  It’s a beautiful and humbling gift to work with local artists and help customers find their perfect gift in our little bungalow by the beach. We like to think that we are living the dream.

Beautiful home decor and gift boutique, offering holiday decor and ornaments, jewelry, candles, and more. Make Fringe, your one-stop shop for all your gifts.  Shop at Fringe and mention South Bay Mommies and Daddies, to get a discount on your purchase.

Card De A
As one of the last remaining independent boutique card stores, we are the go-to spot for finding just the right card for just the right person.  In our own distinctive beach-inspired style, we offer a broad selection of specialty paper products and an eclectic mix of truly unique gifts – you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll ooh, you’ll aah.   We hope the personality of our store inspires you to express yourself in your own unique way.


El Segundo South Bay Shopping

Create & Express
In addition to creative TI students, we also feature many artisans from the local community! We now showcase over 25 artisans, artists, and makers. Carrie goes to large gem shows a few times a year to handpick new, captivating stones to pique your interest and bring beauty or healing vibes into your life. Gary has been a great help with planning and constructing expansion space and shelving throughout the shop to accommodate our growth.

Kelly’s Beach Hut
Kelly’s Beach Hut was started by Kelly Burner in January 2017. Kelly is a southern California girl who has always had a passion for the beach.  Decorating her home with a comfortable beachy style and always looking for something new for her home. She cherishes her family and friends and was always looking for the perfect coastal gift when a birthday or other celebration came along.  She always dreamed of starting her own company and now that her 5 children are all grown she is putting her energy into getting the best quality decor and gifts for Kelly’s Beach Hut.

Hermosa Beach South Bay Shopping

Practical Magic Apothecary
Practical Magic was started by Emie Fenton after realizing it was her life’s calling to help individuals suffering with chronic pain, both physical and emotional, through the use of plant medicine. Emie is a western folk herbalist residing in southern California with her husband and two daughters. Apprenticeships include the Wise Woman Tradition with Susun Weed and Western herbalism with Julie James. She is also a certified cannabis consultant and aromatherapist. We’re proud to offer high quality, all organic, small-batch and customizable plant medicine. From our family to yours, we put lots of love and careful attention in each item. We hope you enjoy our work as much as we enjoy bringing it to you.

Cultured Slice
Cultured Slice serves quality, hard to find, artisan and gourmet cheese from around the world and a variety of delicious pairings to compliment them. Our elegant, sophisticated, and European-inspired shop includes a personal service counter, as well as a grocery and gift area, facilitated by a knowledgeable staff.

The mission of Cultured Slice is to provide a combination of large selection, quality, hard to find, artisan and gourmet cheeses and accoutrements with exceptional service. Our motto is, “only the highest quality in our selection and our service.”

UnCorked, The Wine Shop
With more than 600 wines from all over the world, Uncorked is a retail shop which features award-winning wines as well as hard-to-find boutique selections. For our hops and barley fans, Uncorked offers craft beers, both domestic and imported!

A Pop & Pop family run unique home decor, greeting cards and novelty gifts located in Hermosa Beach, CA

Torrance South Bay Shopping 

Elle Marie Spa
Elle Marie Spa is proud to offer you the “affordable luxury” spa experience. Our family of elite estheticians experienced massage therapists and practice Eastern and Western massage modalities to offer you some of the best customized oxygen facials, waxing and the brow bar experiences you will ever experience. Spa services include: customized relaxation massage, oxygen facial,  waxing, oxygen bar, and eyelash extensions!
Elle Marie Spa is located inside of the Del Amo Fashion Center across from See’s Candies. 


Flower Duet Florist
Flower Duet is a custom floral design studio comprised of two sisters – Kit & Casey – who love to create beautiful bouquets for their clients and teach the art of floral design to their many students.

The Yoga Harbor
The Yoga Harbor is a family wellness studio in Torrance, California. We specialize in courses and products for families to live a more present, connected life through movement and meditation. We invite you to shop big discounts on yoga props, gift items, bath & body, and our special selection of wonderful gifts for little yogis. Live with presence and shop with purpose. We curate goods that are fair trade, eco friendly, local made, and do some good all while giving you a deeper sense of connection with the life you’re living.

Additional Gift Ideas for Local South Bay Shopping: 

Colleen Berg
Colleen Berg Jewelry personalizes jewelry using your loved ones’ paw print impressions, thumbprints, artwork and signatures. She also designs cool gemstone rings. Her designs are the perfect emotional gift for everyone you love. Colleen is offering a 10% discount using code SBMD through 12/31/2020. 

Intentional Designs LA
Looking for a custom, healing gift for a friend, family member, teacher or co-worker? We specialize in made-to-order bracelets designed using a wide variety of beautiful, powerful crystals. Select a design based on the recipient’s birthstone, favorite color or the healing properties that most closely align with their intentions. The multi-colored Amazonite stones are associated with filtering out stress, healing emotional traumas, and soothing energies while helping to inspire hope and positivity. Many designs retail below $30.00. Until December 10, use promo code SOUTHBAYIDLA for 20% off your order. 

Soirée Candles
Soirée Candles follow the very simple, yet critical, principles of creating clean and environmentally-friendly products, especially when it comes to our fragrance oils and scents.  Our fragrances combine essential oils with other natural scents to produce rich aromas. ​ While finding clean, non-toxic candles that are both beautiful and affordable was a challenge, we conducted extensive research before ultimately choosing coconut wax for our products. Many natural hand-poured candles use soy wax, but we discovered that the scent throw was not nearly as strong and the wax did not boast the perfect finish.

Coco Loco
Body Balm that will  tackle all your dry chapped skin. Item is vegan.  Our passion is to create approachable, affordable skin care products that actually deliver. We cut out all the fluff and “yucky stuff” in our products and stick to quality ingredients that are thoroughly vetted in the industry. Pure, natural resources and coconuts being delivered straight from our farming source in the Philippines make our line unmatched to other coconut-based products. 

Avenue Mama
I’m speaking apparel – from baby sizes to adults
This etsy shop opened by a local mom 2 days after the Vice Presidential Debate. We made history! Sweatshirts and t-shirts designed by Founder Annie Vovan of Avenue Mama (A diverse Mom Community)  and printed locally in the South Bay. We are doing our best with any delays due to Covid and appreciate your patience ! Can’t wait to see you in these shirts. Free shipping in the US and makes a great gift! New designs are always being added. Thanks for shopping! 

Sky to Sea Dronography and Art
Ocean Decorated Cutting Boards  $25-$70
Her resin artwork is inspired by her aerial photographs of the sea. She creates large resin ocean scenes and abstracts. In her newest body of work she uses wood slabs as her canvas.  The natural grain of the wood shines thru and adds another dimension to her work.  She is also decorating cutting boards with her ocean waves. 

Schnice Treats
Custom Cookies and Treats for Any Occasion. Currently offering Hot Cocoa Bombs, the latest social media craze, along with my decorated sugar cookies.

Rubio Studio Designs
Face mask lanyards and face masks.  10% discount using code: 4SBMandD

RocknRobyn Baking Co.
A new female owned, South Bay cookie company offering homemade cookies that are beyond delicious. Perfect for all your upcoming holiday and gift giving needs.

Welcome to RocknRobyn Baking! We are currently offering a limited holiday menu with pick up in Redondo Beach only. We will be offering shipping in the near future! Choose from Iced Pumpkin Spice, Chocolate Chip with Walnuts, Flourless Chocolate with Flaked Salt, or Coconut Chocolate Almond Dreams. DM us ( with any questions, comments or custom orders or email me at . Minimum order is one dozen. Have a sweet day!

South Baked
We’re passionate bakers with a commitment to our South Bay community. After years of working alongside LA’s top restaurants, chefs, wineries and breweries, we are heating things up in our own kitchen. During the 2020 pandemic, we plan on crafting some of our favorites and sharing it with you now and for years to come. We sell our signature Stay Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies, Synonym Toast Crunch Cookies, Girls Just Wanna Have FUN-fetti cookies, holiday-themed baked goods, breads, pastries, pies and more with FREE delivery within the South Bay.

Beacon House Thrift Shop
Give the gift of a second chance when you shop for the holidays at Beacon House Thrift Shop in Downtown San Pedro… or donate the old before you bring in the new! You can find something for everyone on your list and meet the Beacon House men who are developing the life and job skills they need to build a successful future.

Say I Do to Details Party Shop
Event Planning, Design, Party Supply & Gift Shop. Offering Gift Wrapping Starting November 30th – December 23rd., 2020 – By appointment

Looking for additional shopping ideas?  Maybe purchase some gift cards from local businesses?

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