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GIFT e r There amore only 2Guides Gift his one! GUIDE after t 2 011 Pono Ukeleles are known for their classic warm tone and ease of playing. Sageman Drums are traditionally skinned and create old world sound: natural, warm and full-bodied. NRP Tricone Guitars are made from thingauge steel, mahogany and unbound ebony fretboards complete with inlaid mother-of-pearl position markers. Wildwood Music, 1027 “I” St., Arcata. 822-6264.

This holiday season support someone you love with a pair of Danskos from North Soles Footwear. If you don’t know the style or size to get, a North Soles gift certificate is always a perfect fit. On the Plaza in Arcata, 822-1231, in Old Town Eureka, 268-0320, and on Laurel Street in Fort Bragg, 962-9111.

Yamaha walks into a Soundbar and orders a stiff glass of 7.1 sound. Say what?! At Sound Advice in downtown Eureka, we understand that not everyone wants a room full of speakers and components for watching movies or TV. Yet you still want more sound than the TV speakers provide. The Yamaha has the solution. The YAS-101 is a sleek gloss black Soundbar that sits below your TV and offers up 7.1 channel sound, a built-on 60 watt subwoofer and support for Dolby Digital and DTS, all in a single enclosure. It’s easy to set up and even easier on the eyes. Enjoy clear dialogue plus robust music and effects for only $269.95 from Sound Advice, 5th and D in downtown Eureka. 442-4462.

Give the gift of history. At the Humboldt County

Historical Society Bookstore, find beaded bookmarks, a wide selection of books on local history, and Humboldt’s own historical journal, the Humboldt Historian. Extended bookstore hours: Noon to 4 p.m. Tue., Wed. and Fri. 3 to 7 p.m. Thu. Corner of H and 8th Streets, Eureka. 445-4342.

The Ferndale Emporium is the largest La Vie Parisienne jewelry retailer between Santa Rosa and Portland. We carry complete collections of these fine French earrings, necklaces, bracelets and charms. 344 Main St., Ferndale. Open 7 days, 10-5. 786-9877.

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Parasol Arts Paint Your Own Pottery and Mosaics is your handmade gift headquarters. Choose from over 100 different ceramic items. Create a memory with a hand print or your own design. All ages welcome. Instruction and inspiration provided. Located in Old Town Eureka at 612 2nd St. 268-8888.


Stop Staring! is a collection of the perfect mix between sexy and beautiful classy dresses making Belle Starr the perfect place for your holiday shopping. We carry cashmere tights, washable velvets, sweaters and jeans perfect for parties or everyday wear. Scarves from warm to elegant, hats, purses, novelty socks and Spanx! Belle Starr, 405 2nd St., Old Town Eureka, 441-1296 and on the Plaza at 863 H St., Arcata. 822-1295.

Almond Blossom Arts and Crafts silk screened fashions are available at Origin Design Lab. They make great gifts, especially for people who enjoy supporting local designers. If you are interested in learning how to make beautiful silk screened prints yourself, sign up for one of our gift-making workshops now. See the Journal’s Workshop and Classes section for more details. 426 Third St. Old Town Eureka. 497-6237.

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Our extensive cosmetic section, with a knowledgeable staff, includes Dr. Hauschka’s holistic skin care products, great for gift giving. We offer a large selection of unique, local, organic, earth-friendly gift ideas. Wildberries, your supermarket of choice, emphasizes healthful products while offering you a complete selection of conventional groceries. Top of the hill, G St., Arcata, 822-0095.


The Look of Now makes you an instant insider on the latest in beauty with bare Minerals; So pure you can sleep in it. North Bay Beauty Salon also carries Bare Escentuals Beauty Kits, Jane Iredale’s full-line of makeup based on minerals, The Skin Care Make Up, and organic and natural skin, hair and body products. Not sure? Give a gift certificate! 613 H St., Arcata. 826-7990.

A great bag and a great warranty! Eagle Creek’s Hovercraft Luggage Collection is lightweight and still has a “No Matter What” warranty. When you travel across the street or around the world with Eagle Creek, you’ll always travel in style. Available at Going Places. 328 2nd St., Old Town Eureka. 443-4145.

Picky, Picky, Picky has Carhartt for the entire family, including youth, child, toddler and infant sizes for both boys and girls. Hats, jackets, vests, T-shirts, pants, overalls, socks and more! 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. Check out our new Military Surplus store next door! 444-9201.

Wherever there is weather you’ll find Bogs! And yes, it does rain in Humboldt County. Take them on a walk around the garden, community forest or the town in warmth and comfort. Non-slip, non-marking. 100% waterproof and 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Made for women and men. Available at Adventure’s Edge. Now in two locations: 125 West 5th St., Eureka, 445-1711 and 650 10th St., Arcata, 822-4673. Celebrating 41 years!



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Mad River Gardens. Collected worldwide for its beauty and function! “When your dishes dance, your food sings.” Open everyday 9 to 5. Mad River Gardens is located at 3384 Janes Road, Arcata. 822-7049

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 822-7782. continued on next page • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2011


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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 Drive, Loleta. 733-5470 (1-800-995-0453).

Frankincense, Gold and Myrrh are pretty decent gifts, for like, 2000 years ago. This holiday season try stuffing your stockings with the three kings. Sea Green, Rootamentary and True Blooms are on sale all December, $100 for the set. Follow yonder star to the Beneficial Living Center 148 South G St. in Arcata. 633-6125.



Purple Pete and Lil Oscar challenge your dog to a tug-o-war. They’ll twirl through the air if your dog likes to catch and fetch. This duo is rated 7 on a toughness scale of 1 to 10. Fin-n-Feather carries a complete line of products for cats and your finned and feathered friends too! Please visit us at 2931 F St. in Henderson Center, Eureka, 443-4914.

Reclaimed metal animals are wonderful and whimsical. We will happily pot up our amaryllis or paperwhites in a favorite pot. Choose from our incredible array of jewelry, scents and table-top items, then we’ll wrap every gift with care. Expect the unexpected at The Garden Gate. Gifts for your home, your garden, and your loved ones. 905 H St, on the Arcata Plaza. 822-2156.

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


Give the gift of an experience! Pick up a City of Eureka Recreation Gift Card today! Give the gift of a ceramics, dance or soccer class! Or, a month’s membership at the Adorni Fitness Center! The perfect gift for any occasion, available yearround and can be used for Adorni Fitness Memberships, Youth & Adult programs, Community Classes, Birthday Parties & more! Pick a dollar amount and let the recipient choose how to spend it. They’re non-refundable and never expire! Available at the Adorni Center. 441-4241.

Living Styles Furniture and Mattress Showroom features the Tempur-Pedic pressure relieving mattresses and pillows. Visit our showroom and feel why a Tempur-Pedic is the most loving gift you can give. Nobody sells Tempur-Pedic for less, guaranteed! Living Styles, 2nd & A, facing the bay, Eureka. 443-3161.

The best gifts can be found in some of the most surprising places. If you haven’t been by the Eureka Chamber of

Commerce and Visitor Center Gift Shop lately, just see what you’re missing: Recycled

Redwood Farm from Redwood by Tiffany, Kids Rooted Redwood T Shirt from 3 Fold Good Karma and an adorable Logging Truck by Country Handcrafts. Aside from these wonderful gifts for kids, you’ll also discover artisan goods from Humboldt County’s top woodsmiths, jewelers, artists and crafters. 2112 Broadway, Eureka. 442-3738.

Make this an unforgettable Christmas! The Holly Yashi Store is now offering a special edition Christmas Earring, exclusive ONLY to Holly Yashi. This ultimate gift is an elegant, shimmering design; bright and warm as the holidays should be! Only 250 produced; hand signed & numbered. You can’t buy this earring anywhere else. Comes with free gift box and beautifully wrapped. Holly Yashi Store, 1300 9th Street, Arcata. Mon.-Sat., 10-6. Extended holiday hours: Sun., noon-5.

The Humboldt Artisans Crafts & Music Festival, Dec. 2, 3 & 4 at 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.



Give the gift of local art!

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 Tue. through Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Fri. until 8 p.m.) and Sun. noon to 4 p.m.

If the weather outside is frightful, slip into these warm, soft, comfy slippers when you get home — they’re delightful! Swing on by and check out our clothing, and of course horse tack, saddles and accessories at

Great Western Clothing Co.

Shop at Alirose Boutique this holiday and find the perfect gifts! For the best selection in men’s and women’s denim, accessories, fragrances and more, Alirose is the place to shop. Like us on Facebook for new arrivals and special deals through the holidays! Gift certificates and free gift wrapping. Old Town Eureka, 228 F St., 445-2727.

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.

4465 Broadway, Eureka, 443-9388.



Is that favorite photo, cherished memento or small treasure tucked away in a drawer? Frame it — it’ll make a great gift! The Art Center Frame Shop offers full service framing, reasonable prices and a huge selection of frames. Visit us in Old Town Eureka. Art Center Frame Shop, 616 2nd St., Old Town Eureka, 443-7017,

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. continued on next page • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2011


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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.

A dazzling rainbow of Austrian crystals catch the light from Firefly jewelry necklaces, bracelets and earrings, crafted by Guatemalan artisans and available at Ferndale Abraxas Jewelry. Gift certificates and other elegant jewelry, hats & clothing accessories available. Come visit our treasure trove in the Victorian Village of Ferndale. 505 Main St. 786-4288.



Soul to Soul Spa & Foot Bar has all you need this holiday season! Bring your loved ones in for a therapeutic foot treatment at our beautiful foot bar. We are equipped with four jetted spa tubs, and can take parties of up to 12 people. Located 854 10th St., downtown Arcata. Mon.-Sat., 11am-7pm. Questions or reservations, give us a call at 822-SOUL (7685) or online at

Let Plaza Design help you get your home ready for the holidays. We have the area’s highest quality upholstered furniture, locally made wooden tables and unique home accents. Everything you need to celebrate the season in comfort and style! Save 30% on all Stylus Nest Chair special orders through December.

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 St., Ferndale. 786-4216. PayPal friendly.

Birdbaths attract wild birds, provide a place for them to bathe and offer a reliable source of clean drinking water. Evergreen glass bowls are a stunning ornamental piece for your garden too! Our Gift Shop has the perfect present to present. Please visit us at Miller Farms. 1828 Central Ave., McKinleyville. 839-1571x5.

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.


Everyone needs practical shoes for the home and office. Slide into a pair of Danskos and discover how to merge both worlds into one. Come try on the Professional, Marah or Rylan at Abraxas Shoes & Leather. Gift certificates and free gift wrapping available. Located at 430 Main St. in the Victorian Village of Ferndale. 786-4277.

NCJ Gift Guide, Dec. 1, 2011  

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

NCJ Gift Guide, Dec. 1, 2011  

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