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Our Best Guest Event is coming in May. Stay tuned for details. We're moving into our 25th year!

Our Story

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.


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If you're looking for something to personalize, we have lots of incredible choices from wall art and pillows, to entertaining pieces and jewelry.  We're at the ready to assist you with customizing the perfect gift!  These are especially popular for birthdays, weddings, holidays and corporate gifting.

We give back!  Independently owned shops like Tabula Rasa Essentials are the heart and soul of our local community.  We bring charm, diversity and vibrancy to our city, employ our locals and support schools and charitable organizations throughout the south bay. 

I love sharing unique treasures from around the globe with our customers. I hope to see you in our store again soon!