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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.

Is the hustle and bustle of this shopping season wearing you down? Consider buying an aquarium and fish at Fin-n-Feather. Research shows that aquarium fish can reduce stress and even lower blood pressure… besides, they’re fun to watch. Make an inexpensive investment in your health or that of a loved one. Finn-Feather, 2931 F St., Henderson Center, Eureka, 443-4914.


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.

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.


Whether you need bait, or are bait, Salty’s Supply Co. in Trinidad has something for everyone — surf, skate, tackle, gifts and coffee to keep you revved up during the holidays. Hotline Wetsuits, Surfboards and accessories, Viking Raingear, clothing from Trinidad’s own Harbor Pride Outfitters, and salt and freshwater fishing supplies. Brave the elements. Seaside greetings! Salty’s Supply Co. is open 7 days a week at the corner of Scenic and Main. 677-0300.

The world of WMF. For more than 150 years — attractive dining, better cooking, tasteful living. Life tastes great at

Mad River Gardens.

Open everyday, 9 to 5. Please visit us at 3384 Janes Rd., Arcata. 822-7049.



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.

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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 822-7782.



Steel redwood tree key fobs, pre-wrapped and ready to go. $15 each. Made by master blacksmiths in California. Another product from The Blacksmith Shop located in the Victorian Village of Ferndale. 786-4216. PayPal friendly.

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.

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

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Wind Chimes are an effective Feng Shui device. Bring harmonious sounds and positive energy into your little corner of the world. Corinthian Bells™ may energize or calm down your chi or just look great and sound wonderful. Stop by Miller Farms and give them a nudge — they’re irresistible! Miller Farms. 1828 Central Ave., McKinleyville. 839-1571 ext. 5.


Busy children are happy children! Give young artists supplies so they can entertain themselves and others. The Art Center has magic, fun and games to entertain everyone on your shopping list. Please visit us at the Art Center, on the Plaza, Arcata, 822-4800.

Here at the Beneficial Living Center, we feel nothing benefits living more than staying alive. And, with only one year left on the Mayan calendar, emergency gear is both a practical and thoughtful gift. Show that you care with a hand-crank powered flashlight/cell phone charger ($15) or emergency radio ($35). Remember, the apocalyptic zombies can sense unpreparedness. Happy 2012! The Beneficial Living Center, 148 South G St. in Arcata. 633-6125.

At Plaza Design, new gift items are arriving daily, including our most popular selling jewelry line, La Vie Parisienne! With three locations: Arcata, McKinleyville and Old Town Eureka, there is no need to go out of your way, and we offer complimentary gift wrap! What could be easier? Nothing!

Light up your holidays with Golden Bee Candleworks. Made locally in our Eel River Valley workshop, these 100% pure beeswax candles burn cleanly and leave no smoky residue. A natural gift with rich presence that does not impact our landfills. Located at 451 Main St., Ferndale. 786-4508.

The new Humboldt Artist Gallery in the Morris Graves Museum of Art is the ideal place to find unique one-of-a-kind gifts made by Humboldt County artists currently working in our region. The Humboldt Artist Gallery is located inside the Morris Graves Museum of Art at 636 F St. in Eureka. Open Wed. through Sun., noon-5pm, 442-0278.

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.


Going Places is Locally hand-knit and crocheted gifts for everyone on your list! We have a selection of hats, neck warmers and fingerless gloves. We also carry locally made soap, jewelry and Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate! YARN, 418 2nd St., Old Town, Eureka. 443-YARN.


Humboldt County’s favorite place for quality rain hats, gloves and umbrellas. We carry the Windefyer with a portable and compact automatic open and close frame and large rubberized plastic handle. The steel wind-resistant frame can withstand winds up to 60 mph! Going Places, 328 Second Street. Old Town Eureka. Open everyday. 443-4145.


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.


Freedom! Who can put a price on it? At Sound Advice in downtown Eureka freedom comes in the shape of the superb Sennheiser RS-120 Wireless Headphones; on sale for $129.95. Sennheiser is legendary for headphone design, and these wireless headphones offer clean RF reception within 60 feet, and even through walls! They’re lightweight, comfortable, and come with a stylish recharging/transmitter/docking cradle. Best of all, they sound great! Whether you use it with your iPod, your TV, or home stereo system, everything will sound better. The Sennheiser RS120 Wireless Headphones are on sale for $129.95 at Sound Advice, the audio experts at 5th & D in downtown Eureka. 442-4462.

Adventure’s Edge stocks kids 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 to make sure you don’t leave without the safety helmet, we’re offering a free kid’s bike helmet with every purchase of a kid’s bike between now and Christmas. One block north of the Arcata Plaza at 10th & F St. 822-4673. 125 West 5th Street Eureka, 445-1711. Celebrating 41 years! continued on next page • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2011


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Set a cozy holiday mood with the season’s most enticing scents! The Holly Yashi Store has warm, welcoming candles from Voluspa and Illume that come in a variety sizes, intriguing aromas and elegant packaging. Buy as gifts, stocking stuffers, or buy one for yourself! Hmmmm… Gardenia, Pomegranate, Saijo Persimmon, Vacarro Orange & Myrhh, Coconut Milk Mango, Laguna, Elysian Garden… Oh my! Which one?! Expanded holiday hours: Sun., 12-5 p.m. and Mon-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 1300 9th St., Arcata.

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

Far North Climbing Gym. Yearly 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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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.

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 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.

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.


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

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.

Wildberries Marketplace 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, earthfriendly 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.

Beautiful People Boutique specializes in locally made apparel and couture fashions from around the world. Their signature line, Sacred Empire, consists of eco-friendly apparel and accessories that are hand made by store owner, Lindsay Koupal. View the collection online, and place a custom order at, or come into the store to feel the luxurious fabrics and see the other fabulous products they have to offer. They are on the Plaza in Arcata, discreetly located between Willow and Libation. 826-1624.

Give your special Tweety a gift this holiday season from Strictly For The Birds. With a wide selection of feeders, houses and accessories, you’ll also find fun birdrelated items such as sun-catchers, 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.


H Give the gift of beautiful skin this holiday season! A memorable way to celebrate any occasion or holiday, Soul to Soul Spa & Foot Bar gift certificates allow you to deliver the perfect gift. Gift Certificates are available for any spa service and package, or dollar amount. Available in store and online. We also offer beautiful customized gift baskets with an assortment of products and gift items from our spa boutique. On behalf of the entire staff at Soul to Soul Spa & Foot Bar, we look forward to treating you soon. 854 10th Street, Arcata. 707.822.SOUL (7685).

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.


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Play a Martin, Santa Cruz, Taylor, Seagull and Blue Ridge acoustic guitar or mandolins at Wildwood Music with soft and rigid carrying cases, tuners, and sheet music, too. You’ll find instructional books, recordings and even lessons for your favorite professional or hobby musician at Wildwood Music, 1027 I Street, Arcata. 822-6264.

The Festival of Lights is almost here! For Hanukkah, Los Bagels has the North Coast’s best selection of Menorahs, Candles, Dreidels and Chocolate Geldt. This year special order a dozen of our delicious Star of David sugar cookies or a 24 double inch braided challah for your Hanukkah celebration. Los Bagels in Arcata at 1061 I Street, 822-3150, in Old Town Eureka at 403 Second Street, 442-8525 and on the web at

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.


Boots, hats and saddles,

Great Western Clothing Co. has family

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.

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In addition to warm, durable clothing—you’ll also discover a primo selection of flashlights, multi-purpose tools and knives for the stockings at Picky, Picky, Picky, celebrating 30 years of providing quality goods and services to Humboldt County! Located on 6th and E St., Eureka. Don’t miss their newly expanded military surplus and outdoor store just around the corner on 6th and D St. 444-9201.


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.

Turn the lights down low. Add a capful of your favorite bubble bath or bath oil. Light some candles. Place your towel and robe nearby. Add your favorite bath tub toy. Then soap up and enjoy it! At Bubbles, we have been creating relaxing baths for almost 40 years with our handmade soaps, shampoos, bubble bath and oils. We also carry products from Crabtree and Evelyn and Caswell Massey. Open daily. 1031 H Street, Arcata, 822-3450.

Global Village Gallery has one of a kind 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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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.

bowls, spoons, Christmas ornaments, wine stoppers and more! We carry modern computer design, classic woodworking, furniture and gifts. Our gallery features work from Woodlab Designs, Wood in Art, Ikon Carpentry and many more local wood designers and crafters. We guarantee you will always see something original and amazing at Humboldt Hardware. Please ask us about custom orders. We are located at Jacoby’s Storehouse in Arcata, 791 8th St., Suite 8, Plaza Level. 822-3473


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The Rocking Horse is your natural choice for children’s clothing and toys this holiday season. Featuring Smart Gear Balance Bikes, which are designed to develop a child’s balance and coordination while boosting their confidence for the step-up to a pedal bike. Located on the Arcata Plaza in the Historic Jacoby’s Storehouse. 822-3509.

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.

Holiday gift certificates are available at our holistic spa. We to : from: offer romantic couples massages, hot stone, deep tissue, reiki, southwest desert mineral scrubs, flotation pool sessions, overnight accommodations and more. Chumayo Spa. 668-0101.

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Rosewater by Crabtree & Evelyn is inspired by renowned English gardens. This timeless and enchanting fragrance captures the romantic essence of the fabled hundred petal rose. Rosewater and other fine Crabtree & Evelyn fragrances are proudly available at The Ferndale Emporium. 344 Main St., Ferndale. Open 7 days, 10-5. 786-9877.



What makes this place so great? It’s not just the natural beauty of the cool coast or sunny inland areas...

It’s the people who live and work here. Please support the local economy by purchasing from locally based businesses.


Shopping locally...

- sends 3 times more money back into our local economy than shopping at chain stores. - builds community — you’ll probably run into someone you know or make friends with your favorite shopkeeper. - gives the community its one-of-a-kind personality by keeping unique businesses afloat. - puts less stress on our roads and other public utilities, thereby keeping taxes lower. - makes “green” sense — local stores are closer to the consumer, creating less traffic and pollution. • NORTH COAST JOURNAL • THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2011


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