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e r a e r The more only 3Guides Gift is one! h t r e t af Custom Pet Portraits, a unique gift for any animal lover. Hand painted by artist Sophia Dennler. Available in three affordable sizes. Customize with Pet’s name or special background. Order by Dec. 1st and receive a 10% discount on orders over $150. To order, visit Questions, call 672-5514.


Give the gift of health this year with Cal Courts Health and Fitness Center. From now until December 24th we are offering an all inclusive health and wellness package which includes 3 months member dues with towel service, plus a 1-hour personal training session and a half hour massage all for the low price of $149. No contract or initiation fee necessary. The lucky recipient of this package also has the option to take the 3-month membership and roll that into a regular membership at no additional cost. 518 W. Clark St., Eureka. 445-5447. A wonderful gift idea for anyone. Benbow Hotel & Resort is offering 20% off gift certificates—in any amount. For example, purchase a $100 gift certificate for only $80 or $500 for only $400. Open all year. Good for holidays, future getaways, special occasions, birthdays and anniversaries. 445 Lake Benbow Dr., Garberville. 1-800-355-3301.

Bring the Squawkers™ home for the holidays! Henrietta®, Santa’s Little Helper and Earl®, The Ultimate Chick Magnet. Dog toy, ornament or other? You decide. While you’re in check out our pet products and supplies, because The Farm Store is still “the best place for 2 legged creatures to get stuff for 4 legged creatures.” 3956 Jacobs Ave. Eureka, 443-7397.

Enjoy gift giving that’s filled with fun and play! The Holly Yashi Store offers colorful, sparkling jewelry, earring trees and jewelry holders that are elegant and whimsical. These unique vanity gifts will evoke joy for all the ladies on your list and you’ll find there’s something for all ages. See the many holiday gifts we offer! Holly Yashi Store 1300 9th Street, Arcata. Mon-Sat. 10-6.

The Humboldt Artisans Crafts & Music Festival, Dec. 2, 3 & 4 at Special gifts for special people. The Art Center Frame Shop not only has ready made and custom frames, but also an interesting assortment of gifts and cards for the people you care about. Visit us in Old Town at 616 Second Street, Eureka, 443-7017.

Hand-stitched and stuffed Afghan Belouch pillows are featured at Humboldt Carpet Showroom, but you’ll most likely find this one in particular inside All Under Heaven’s Old Town Eureka location on 212 F St. 50% off select inventory sale, which means excellent prices on handcrafted gifts, including antique Chinese furniture, rugs, whimsical lanterns, books, cds, scarves and bronze deities from around the world. Located on 2nd & G St. in Old Town Eureka. 442-0291 or 444-2936.

Redwood Acres is celebrating 31 years of fine crafts, music and holiday fun. Over 100 hours of music and dance will be performed in 5 halls stuffed to the brim with handmade gifts, gourmet foods and holiday cheer. Friday, noon-9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free after 5 p.m. or when you bring a new toy for the Eureka Firemen’s Toy Drive. Admission good for the whole weekend. Kids and seniors free.

At Ten Window Williams Jewelers we are celebrating over 80 years of business. We carry a wide variety of jewelry from modern and contemporary to traditional and timeless. We also have an extensive collection of estate jewelry where you can find vintage and antique jewelry from all eras. Visit us this holiday season and step back in time to traditional values, service and quality. We are on the corner of 3rd & E st. in Old Town Eureka. 442-2938.

Vintage inspired hostess and cooking aprons that flatter every woman’s figure. These flirty aprons all have a modern, high fashion flair with a classic retro twist and are the perfect gift. By purchasing these aprons you also help guarantee factories in Honduras success in their sincere effort to support their families. Products made with a social conscience as well as superior quality. Carl Johnson Co. 3950 Jacobs Avenue (one mile north of Eureka off Hwy. 101) 443-4851.

Those Thanksgiving table scraps aren’t going to compost themselves. Make the trip to the garden easier with a convenient kitchen compost collector. ’Tis the season to be composting. Beneficial Living Center, 148 South G St. in Arcata. 633-6125.

Shake it up this holiday season! Shipwreck suggests the ICE-O-MAT vintage ice crusher as the gift to give. Other items in our treasure chest include: glassware, cocktail shakers and bar tools to charm all of your guests. Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate is locally roasted and produced in small batches. An exquisite gift all on its own. Near the corner of 3rd and F St., Old Town Eureka. 476-0991. Open 7 days a week for the holidays.




Spirit, fire and steel forge together the finest array of handmade functional art at The Blacksmith Shop in Ferndale. Affordable carbon steel cutlery of every shape and size, including knives for paring, fileting, chopping, cleaving, slicing and dicing by Oregon’s master blacksmith, Michael Hemmer. Offer a gift of beauty and functionality this holiday season. Located at 455 Main Street, Ferndale. 786-4216. PayPal friendly. • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2011


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Wildwood Music carries keyboards and all the electronics that go along with them: recording equipment, live sound, effects, software, microphones and computer interfaces. Some for your lap or a table and others have legs of their own. Many lines not in stock are available via special orders. You’ll find all this and more at Wildwood Music at 1027 “I” Street, Arcata. 822-6264.

Oh dear. Wondering what to get that alternative lifestyle Humboldtian in your life? How about cute, posable, dancing deer, 5 foot tall ornamental trees? New, festive inventory has just arrived in our Gift Shop. Stop by and wrap up your holiday shopping. Miller Farms. 1828 Central Ave., McKinleyville. 839-1571 ext. 5.



Whether your goal is to limit exposure from the sun’s UV rays or stay warm on a cold day,

Ferndale Abraxas Jewelry carries a wide selection of hats for both men and women. Fine jewelry, clothing, accessories and gift certificates are also available. Located in the Victorian Village of Ferndale on 505 Main St. 786-4288.

Speakers are the most important part of a music or home cinema system. Good speakers not only make or break your listening experience, they will continue to sound great long after all your other components are a memory. Paradigm’s Atom bookshelf speakers are a favorite of audiophiles on a budget. Put simply, these speakers rock. Because of superior engineering and construction, they’ll play louder, plumb deeper, look smarter, and sound better than any other brand in their price range. $398 per pair. Hear them for yourself at Sound Advice, 5th & D in Downtown Eureka. 442-4462.

Play, scurry, burrow, chew, eat, drink or snooze… Hamsters do it all in hamster habitats. Build a home, playground or a city to entertain that hamster in your life. Stop by locally owned

Fin-n-Feather and stimulate

that little critter in your life. Fin-n-Feather, 2931 F St., Henderson Center, Eureka, 443-4914.


Black Friday is quickly approaching! On November 25th Make Soul to Soul a stop on the biggest shopping day of the year. We will be offering 15% off all retail and gift certificates for one day only! Soul to Soul Spa & Foot Bar has all you need this holiday season. Located at 854 10th St., downtown Arcata. M-Sat 11:00am7:00pm. Questions or reservations, give us a call at 822-SOUL (7685) or online at

Humboldt County’s own savory premium cheese makes a great Christmas gift. The Loleta Cheese Factory is open to visitors every day until Christmas or just click on our interactive website and place your order online. The website features nearly three dozen cheeses including Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Havarti, Fontina and Colby produced from cows that graze on beautiful pastures. Try “Real Humboldt Gold” made from rich Jersey milk and three distinct cultures, Hickory Smoked Cheddar or Salmon Jack. Organic and GMO-free cheese ready to ship. 252 Loleta Dr., Loleta. 733-5470 (1800-995-0453).

Picky, Picky, Picky Store has you covered from head to toe in Carhartt. Hats, jackets, vests, T-shirts, pants, socks and more. ... Men’s and women’s apparel. Carhartt makes the perfect gift for anyone. These and many other goodies at Picky, Picky, Picky Store in Eureka at the corner of 6th and E streets. 444-9201.

Give the gift of adventure, health, fitness and fun with a gift certificate to

Boots, hats and saddles,

Great Western Clothing Co. has family

Far North Climbing Gym. Yearly

and horses covered. We’ve got jewelry for her and a camo wallet for him, to the Wrangler® jeans for your cute little buckaroo! New holiday shipments arriving daily. We’re not just country anymore. ... Great Western Clothing Co. 4465 Broadway, Eureka, 443-9388.

or monthly memberships for kids, teens and adults make for an excellent afterschool activity, daily fitness program or weekend adventure. We also offer private lessons and host birthdays, special events and camps. Located on the corner of 10th & K Sts., Arcata. 826.9558. Visit or



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Give your special Tweety a gift this holiday season from

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Hotrock bikes in every size (12”, 16”, 20” & 24”) as well as pedal-less toddler Hotwalks. Our full service bike shop will make sure to help you select the right fit and make sure you don’t leave without the helmet. One block north of the Plaza at 10th & F St. 822-4673. Celebrating 41 years!

This Christmas, share the beauty of our area with a gift hand-crafted in Humboldt County. Shown: Roy Davenport’s redwood trees, Hoffman Designs’ serving plate, Charlie Dame’s redwood vase, Deborah Verseput’s jewelry. At Caravan of Dreams, enticing local choices also include the work of three more local potters, carved wood birds, and paintings. Caravan of Dreams on the Arcata Plaza. Open daily. 822-1566.


a wide selection of feeders, houses and accessories, you’ll also find fun bird-related items such as suncatchers, wind chimes, and socks. Don’t forget your feathered friends and the folks who love them this Christmas. 123 F St, across from the Gazebo in Old Town, Eureka, 445-1822.

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2011 Holiday Craft Bazaar. Unique gifts to spice up your Holiday shopping by Local Artisans. Bath & Beauty products, Woodwork, Jewelry, & much more. Visit Santa! Free Admission & Raffle. Sat. Dec. 3, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Municipal Auditorium, 1120 F St., Eureka. or call 268-1844.

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Fabric Temptations’ unique and charming shop offers beautiful textiles, cotton, fabulous batiks, yarns, gifts, sewing and knitting accessories and classes. As one of the finest fabric and yarn shops in the country we carry organic cotton, hemp, wool, FOLKWEAR patterns, trims, flannel, linen, silks, and velvets. Visit us just off the Plaza at 942 “G” St., Arcata, Phone and fax 822-1128.

Stressless Charity. Receive $200 off a Stressless recliner when you donate $50 to a charity. See your sales associate for complete details.

Living Styles Furniture and Mattress Showroom

2nd & A, facing the bay, Eureka. 443-3161.

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At Kokopilau you’ll find an array of gift possibilities. Fine ceramics, tea, and sake sets, exquisitely crafted jewelry boxes made in America, and a table-top collection inspired by natural elements are a few of the surprises. Explore our extensive jewelry, fine apparel, and footwear departments, and enjoy a wide choice of cards, socks, leather goods, lamps, Pendleton blankets, and more! Old Town Eureka. 515 Second St. 442-5893.



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Northtown Books has a fantastic children’s selection, featuring science and nature books, fairytales, biographies, multicultural books, manga and fiction for all ages. Pick up a free catalog with recommendations from the Association of Booksellers for Children. Special orders are welcome and usually arrive within a day or two (and there’s no shipping fee). Always open until 9 p.m. on Friday. 957 H St., Arcata. 822-2834.

Give the gift of soft luxurious comfort this holiday season with a new pair of UGG shoes. Abraxas Shoes and Leather in Ferndale has many styles and colors of UGG shoes as well as Dansko, El Naturalista, Børn and introducing our new line of Frye boots. Located at 430 Main St. in the Victorian Village of Ferndale. 786-4277.

Imagine is a salon, a makeup and skin care store. The full lines of Bare Escentuals Mineral Make Up, Jane Iredale, M D Formulations, Dermalogica, and specialty bath, body & hair care products fill the shelves. We also offer application demonstrations of Bare Escentuals Mineral Make Up. The qualified staff can answer all your questions. If you don’t know what to give, an Imagine gift certificate is always welcome and can be used toward cosmetics, hair care products, gifts or a massage. Imagine, 523 F St., Eureka. 445-1998.


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gifts from around the world. Tribal jewelry, visionary art, hand crafted statues of stone and wood of your favorite deities, textiles, pillows and blankets of alpaca, wool and cotton. Clothing for men, women and children of natural fibers and organic cotton, supporting fair trade and small cooperatives. Located on 973 H St. in Arcata. Open 7 days a week. 826-2323.

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Give the gift of art this holiday! The Arcata Artisans Cooperative features locally made fine arts and crafts of the highest quality. Visit our gallery to find the perfect, unique and affordable gift. We are on the on the Arcata Plaza at 883 H St. Our holiday hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Fridays until 8 p.m.) and Sundays noon to 4 p.m.

With every new computer and Applecare between now and Christmas, Simply Macintosh offers your choice of several free gifts and discounts on select computer accessories. We also carry the new iPad and the latest iPods. On the Arcata Plaza at 837 H St. 825-7100.

Bring one of the Redwood Coast’s most highly regarded food and wine experiences to someone you love this holiday season with a gift certificate to Carter House Inns and Restaurant 301. Dine at the Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning Restaurant 301; purchase a special wine or celebratory Champagne from the 301 Wine Shop; or just escape to a fun overnight in a luxurious room at Carter House Inns. Located at 301 L St. in Old Town Eureka. Call 444-8062 to make reservations, or visit us online at

Under new owner Mary Gifford,

The Rocking Horse is your natural

choice for children’s clothing and toys this holiday season. Featuring items by Heartwood Naturals Toys, which foster imagination and creativity made right here in the USA. Located in the Historic Jacoby’s Storehouse on the Arcata Plaza. 822-3509.

Almquist Lumber is happy to again host the Holiday Gift Gallery featuring work by members of the Humboldt Woodworking Society. It’s a perfect opportunity to find locally handmade woodcrafts. You’ll find cutting boards and turned wooden pens, boxes, utensils, mirrors, birdhouses, and many more practical, beautiful items. If you have a woodworker on your list, a gift certificate from Almquist Lumber is always a great choice. Located at 5301 Boyd Rd., just off Giuntoli Ln. at Hwy. 299, Arcata. 825-8880. Relax in pleasure with a real spa experience of a Vichy Shower, Steam Canopy or Hydrotherapy Tub from The Spa at Personal Choice. Gift certificates available for spa treatments and spa club memberships. Be rejuvenated with a once a month relaxation treatment with the purchase of a spa club membership. Receive one free treatment with a 6 month club membership and two free treatments with an annual spa club membership. Mention this ad for a free Hydrotherapy Tub treatment with purchase of annual membership before December 31, 2011. Located at 130 G St. Old Town Eureka. 445-2041.

The Ferndale Emporium is your exclusive North Coast source for the popular Vera Bradley handbags and luggage. Your favorite Crabtree and Evelyn fragrances and fine jewelry from famous La Vie Parisienne are among the many items available. Shipping available. 344 Main St., Ferndale. 786-9877. Open 7 days, 10-5.

“Just bring a little something to the party.” To fill this time-honored holiday request make your first stop

Wildberries Marketplace. There is a savory wine or champagne for everyone’s taste, either organic or traditional. Wildberries, your supermarket of choice, carries everything for your holiday celebrations. Top of the hill, G Street in Arcata.

Warm your heart by warming someone’s body in locally-made crochet garments, produced by Kelly Card of KC Made-It. Available at Origin Design Lab and ready to wrap up, or come down and sign up for one of our gift-making workshops and make your own. See the Journal’s Workshops and Classes for more information. 426 Third St. Old Town Eureka. 497-6237.




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NCJ Gift Guide, Nov. 24, 2011  
NCJ Gift Guide, Nov. 24, 2011  

This is the second of five weeks of our local holiday Gift Guide, a special advertising section of the North Coast Journal. (Humboldt County...