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The Hobos are coming! Just in time for Christmas, and good thing too, because every girl wants a Hobo. Plaza Design is Humboldt’s only authorized dealer of Hobo International handbags and wallets. Come into to any of our three stores for the stylish gift every fashionista will covet.

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.

Rock Chick Designs, handmade in Eureka, offers musically inspired jewelry and accessories with a focus on environmental sustainability – used and broken guitar and bass string bracelets, vinyl record earrings, record jacket hair flowers and more. Visit Shipping costs refunded on locally delivered orders.

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

Far North Climbing Gym. Yearly There is an artist within us all. Explore your creative side at the Art Center. Our staff of practicing artists can answer your questions and help you choose all the materials you need to get started. The Art Center, on the Plaza, Arcata, 822-4800.

Almquist Lumber has lots of different wood carving tools. We carry the finest quality European chisels, knives, and gouges made by Two Cherries, sold in sets and as individual tools. We also have carving sets from Japan and the USA. Other carving accessories found at Almquist Lumber include sharpening stones, mallets, tool rolls, and lots of books on how to carve wood. Gift certificates are always a great gift for the woodworker on your list! Located at 5301 Boyd Rd., just off Giuntoli Ln. at Hwy 299, Arcata. 825-8880.


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

Sequoia Park Zoo supports the Iganyana Arts Center in Zimbabwe where talented local residents craft reclaimed snare trap wire of assorted metals into heads and free standing African animals. Your purchase aids the conservation of the endangered Painted Dog and employs these native people. Sequoia Park Zoo/ Gift Shop/Café, 3414 W St., Eureka, 442-6552. Open Tue.-Sun., 10-5pm.

Beautiful People Boutique specializes in locally made fashion as well as fair trade fashions from around the world, such as these leather pocket belts by Fire Dog Designs. They are discreetly located on the Plaza in Arcata, between Willow and Libation. Come in for a truly unique shopping experience or view the stores own, locally made collection at 826-1624.

Spice up your holidays with unique gifts from Los Bagels. Check out our custom Oaxacan market bags. This year, Dennis created 8 different styles, from the traditional Virgin of Guadalupe to a wild panaderia graphic from a Mexican bakery. We also have gift cards available as a perfect stocking stuffer. With Hanukkah just around the corner, don’t forget we feature Humboldt County’s best selection of menorahs, candles and Judaica. Los Bagels, I St. in Arcata, 822-3150; Old Town Eureka, 442-8525 or



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.

D A Gift Certificates are available for the Arcata School of Massage Student Clinic. Choose a one-hour student therapist for $30, or a Certified Massage Therapist for $40. 145 G St., Suite E, Arcata, 822-5223.

Camo to bling and everything in between, Great Western Clothing Co. has family and horses covered. We’ve got it from the perfect designer purse for your favorite cowgirl to the Wrangler® jeans for your cute little buckaroo! New holiday shipments arriving daily. We’re not just country anymore... Great Western Clothing Company 4465 Broadway, Eureka, 443-9388.

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

One of the last of a vanishing breed, Northtown Books is an independent bookstore right off the plaza in Arcata, featuring a wide variety of books, periodicals and calendars. Special orders are welcome and usually arrive within a day or two (and there’s no shipping fee). Gift certificates available. Always open until 9 p.m. on Friday. 957 H St., Arcata. 822-2834.



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.

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Someone on your list is going to love a gift from Mirador Glass in McKinleyville. Jewelry, bowls, mugs, stemware, magnets, dreidels, menorahs and lighting cover just about everyone from the little one to the adult. Customize your gift and watch live glassblowing while you shop. Located on 1590 Nursery Way, Suite #5. across from the Miller Park Shopping Center. Shipping available. 839-0909.


The Mad River Brewing Tasting Room has everyone’s favorite beers on tap and by the case! For under $30 you can pick up pint glasses, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and other beer related merchandise. Gift certificates are also available in any dollar amount and can be used on all items! Mad River Brewing, 101 Taylor Way, Blue Lake. 668-4151 ext. 106.


UGG is Humboldt County’s everyday shoe. Wear them in the rain. Wear them on the beach. Take them hiking. Their Aussie sheepskin is extremely comfortable and these boots are durable, as well. Gift certificates available and free gift-wrapping. Abraxas Shoes & Leather Located at 430 Main Street in the Victorian Village of Ferndale. 786-4277.

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. www.

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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 Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Fridays until 8 p.m.) and Sundays noon to 4 p.m.




Don’t forget your four-legged friend this holiday season! Pamper your pooch, cherish your kitty, and come get great gifts for all your animal friends. Pick up a $25 gift certificate and receive 10% off your purchase. The Farm Store, 3956 Jacobs Ave., Eureka. 443-7397.

3rd Annual Studio Sale at Thimbleberry Threads this Sat. and Sun., Dec. 10 and 11, 10a.m.-5p.m. Featuring Robin Friedman’s dichroic glass jewelry, wine stoppers & mosaics; Cindy Shaw’s handmade books & boxes using hand printed paper & fabric; Elaine Benjamin’s (Blue Chair Press) tool T-shirts, Dada dolls, handmade books & cards; and Beth Kabat’s (Thimbleberry Threads) hand printed textiles, pillows, market bags and T-shirts. Refreshments; bring your friends; Happily made in Humboldt County! 4460 Dows Prairie Rd., McKinleyville. 839-3831.

La Vie Parisienne Jewelry originated in old Parisian workshops established over 200 years ago. The elegant designs are rendered from original French molds and stampings. We carry a large selection of earrings, necklaces and bracelets. We will even wrap your gift for free! Open 7 days a week through Christmas. Carl Johnson Co. 3950 Jacobs Ave. (one mile north of Eureka off HWY 101) 443-4851.

What is functional, fanciful, colorful and fun? Why nightlights and clocks at Miller Farms of course. Our holiday inventory has arrived and we want to make your shopping experience easy and convenient. Drop by and let us help end your shopping dilemmas. Miller Farms. 1828 Central Ave., McKinleyville. 839-1571 ext. 5.


Gifts for Knitters! We are the only retail outlet in Humboldt County for Chicken Boots, locally made project bags, needle and notions cases and other fun accessories for knitters. Yarn, 418 2nd St., Old Town, Eureka. 443-YARN.


Is it the sound from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s or 2010 that you want? Wildwood Music has the guitar for you plus the amps you’ll need for playing in your home studio or at any professional venue. There are portable amps, simple amps and amps with presets. You’ll find sheet music, instructional books and recordings for the professional or personal musician at Wildwood Music, 1027 “I” St., Arcata. 822-6264.

Holiday gift certificates are available at our holistic spa in Blue Lake. We offer romantic couples massages, hot stone, deep tissue, reiki, Southwest desert mineral scrubs, flotation pool sessions, overnight accommodations and more. Chumayo Spa, 120 H St., Blue Lake. 668-0101.

Worms are to soil as elves are to Santa. Worm castings enrich a soil system with beneficial microbes and organic nutrients. It is easy to produce high quality castings at home with a VermiHut Worm Bin. The user-friendly design allows for successive casting harvests, while also dispensing biologically nutritious worm tea. Santa’s worm-shop is at Beneficial Living Center, 148 South G St. in Arcata. 633-6125.


If you or someone you know has a hat fetish, then Ferndale Abraxas Jewelry is the place to go. Vintage fashion one must usually scour second-hand stores to find, only these retro-style hats are brand new. In addition to fine jewelry, look to warm knit clothing and accessories. Gift certificates available. Located on 505 Main St. 786-4288.


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.

The perfect gift for someone with an iPod, iPhone or iPad comes from

Sound Advice. It’s the Onkyo SBX300: a portable sound system and docking

station for your Apple or Bluetooth capable portable device. It features 40 watts of power with full range bass reflex speakers plus the ability to adjust bass for lower volume listening. It will also recharge your Apple device. This is a sleek-looking docking station with a built-in handle and a remote control. You’ll be impressed at how good it sounds. Best of all, it’s on sale for $199 at Sound Advice, the home cinema experts, 5th and D in downtown Eureka. 442-4462.

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Her spa awaits… Experience the pleasure of a real spa with a Vichy Shower, Hydrotherapy Tub, Massage & Hot Stone Massage, Facials or Anti-Stress Treatments from The Spa at Personal Choice. Gift certificates for individual services available, or sign her up for our Spa Club to enjoy monthly treatments all year long! Get one free service with 6 month club membership, two free services with a 12 month membership. Respond by Dec. 31 for an additional free Hydrotherapy Tub treatment! Located at 130 G St., Old Town Eureka. 445-2041.

Los Bagels’ festive dessert breads are ready! What’s your favorite? Cardamom Spice, Rum Pumpkin, Lime Walnut or the Huckleberry Loaf… made with hucks from Petrolia. Our non-traditional Fruitcake is also ready to go. Featuring an eclectic mix of nuts and dried fruit, then soaked in brandy, this is the best fruitcake you will ever taste. Not feeling in the holiday spirit? Knock back a few of our legendary Rum Balls and you’ll have all the courage you need to persevere through the season. Los Bagels, I St. in Arcata, 822-3150; Old Town Eureka, 442-8525 or

Whether you’re serving home grown traditions or cookin’ up something new, The Holly Yashi Store has a variety of cookbooks offering delicious, melt-in-your-mouth recipes, from chocolate temptations to sumptuous ethnic and natural food delights. Choose one for a great gift and select one for yourself! Find kitchen & table linens, aprons, utensils and dishwear too. Holly Yashi Store 1300 9th St., Arcata. Mon.-Sat., 10-6. Extended holiday hours: Sun., noon-5. Timbuk2’s classic messenger, continuously manufactured in San Francisco since 1989, has a utilitarian function and iconic three-panel look that make it an instant heirloom. The bag boasts a true fit buckle, Napoleon pocket, sneaky side zipper closure, an interior pocket that fits magazines or laptop sleeves and more. Find everything for traveling at Going Places, 328 2nd St., Old Town Eureka. 443-4145.

Imagine is a salon, and 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.


Wears like a shirt, functions like a warm jacket. One of the most rugged, practical outdoor shirts Woolrich has ever made. That’s why it’s a favorite of many avid outdoor enthusiasts. Available at Picky, Picky, Picky, located on the corner of E and 6th Sts. Eureka. 444-9201.

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.

Abraxas Jewelers in Old Town Eureka offers beautiful Mokume Gane engagement rings and wedding bands. Brilliant Ideal Cut Diamonds set in creative and unique settings to complement your individual style. Be Creative…Be Different…experience Abraxas Jewelers. Make this holiday season memorable with a gift of love from Abraxas. Abraxas Jewelers, 425 3rd St., Eureka, 443-4638.

Waechtersbach Germany since 1832. The “green” ceramic available in a rainbow of other colors. We color your life - Mad River Gardens. Open every day, 9 to 5. Please visit us at 3384 Janes Rd., Arcata. 822-7049.

Humboldt Hardware’s Grand Opening is December 9th in Jacoby’s Storehouse at 5pm. Our gallery features work from Woodlab Designs, Wood in Art, Ikon Carpentry and many more local wood designers and crafters. We carry modern computer designs, classic woodworking, furniture and gifts. We guarantee you will always see something original and amazing at Humboldt Hardware. Please ask us about custom orders. We are located in Jacoby’s Storehouse in Arcata, 791 8th St., Suite 8, Plaza Level. 822-3473.



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 St. in Fort Bragg, 962-9111.


Add style to your favorite animal’s wardrobe. Fin-n-Feather has quality leather collars with attitude and collars with bling. Check out our line of pets and pet supplies and visit with our friendly, knowledgeable staff at 2931 F St., Henderson Center, Eureka, 443-4914.

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 822-7782.

Stay warm this holiday season inside an insulated Patagonia down jacket from Adventure’s Edge. More colors in stock for men and women. Rain gear from Showers Pass and Mountain Hardwear also available. Celebrating 41 years! Now in two locations: 125 West 5th St., Eureka, 445-1711 and 650 10th St., Arcata, 822-4673.

“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 St. in Arcata.



The Ferndale Emporium is your premier source for the fashionable and functional handbags, tote bags and travel accessories from Baggallini. They include rich colors, popular fabrics and lightweight durability which make every “bagg” just as useful for a trip to the store or a trip to Rome. 344 Main St., Ferndale. Open 7 days, 10-5. 786-9877. • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011


NCJ Gift Guide, Dec. 8, 2011  

Number four of five weeks of our local holiday Gift Guide, a special advertising section of the North Coast Journal. (Humboldt County, Calif...

NCJ Gift Guide, Dec. 8, 2011  

Number four of five weeks of our local holiday Gift Guide, a special advertising section of the North Coast Journal. (Humboldt County, Calif...