When friends or family open a present containing a spa
gift card, their first reaction is excitement, followed by a big hug and lots
of “thank yous.” Then their imaginations kick in and they begin daydreaming
about how they want to use your luxurious gift of spa. This is where the fun
begins because the choices are endless, from a body-melting massage to a soul-soothing
spa getaway. To make your gift giving easy and your present even more
enjoyable, we’ve compiled this handy guide to spa gift cards.
Your Budget Comes First
First, decide how much you want to spend. Here’s the
good news: a spa gift card in any amount will be appreciated. If you’re gifting
a co-worker or a teacher and you are on a budget, choose a $25 card she can use
for a manicure or pedicure. Or if you’re
selecting presents for your bridal party, consider spa gift cards from $100 to
$150. And if this a very special occasion, give the ultimate spa gift: multiple
cards towards a dream spa getaway at luxury spas like the Mandarin Oriental in Miami or the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach. (If you’re purchasing your card at Spafinder, you can gift up to $2,000 in value.)
What Can You Expect to Pay?
If you’ve looked at a spa menu or two, you’re
probably aware costs for spa treatments vary widely–based on the type of spa
and where you live. Resort spas are generally more expensive than day spas, and
of course luxury urban hotel spas can be pricey. Here are examples of the range
$25 to $100: spa manicure, pedicure, waxing
$100 to $150 and up: massage, facial or body treatment
$125 to $200: Specialty massage, such as a deep tissue or hot stone massage $200 to $450: Two or more services; may
include half- or full-day packages $350 and up: Spa experiences or rituals$750 to $5,000 and up: Spa getaways or retreats
Last Minute or Plan Ahead
Spa gift cards are great for last minute gifts
because you purchase an eCard and send it instantly or schedule for a future
date. Spafinder cards are widely accepted by thousands of spas so your gift
recipient can choose where he or she wants to enjoy the spa experience. You can
also send the eCard to yourself, print it on nice paper and gift it with a
However, if you have a little more time and want to
make an impression, send a classic Spafinder gift card along with a gift box
and schedule your present to arrive on the special day. In addition, you can make your gift even more
personal by including luscious spa products, a fragrant candle, a spa cookbook
or a cozy robe.
Help Them Decide
Including a note with the names of popular spas that
accept the gift card is a thoughtful touch. (Spa newbies especially appreciate
this advice.) In addition, if you’re sending a Spafinder card, you can
recommend one of your favorites spas–perhaps The Peninsula Spa New York or Nurture Spa at Luxor, Las Vegas. Or suggest she use her card at Spafinder partner
Zeel, the Massage On Demand® company that delivers massage to the home, hotel,
workplace or event in as little as an hour, 365 days a year.
How Spafinder Works
There are a number of advantages for choosing
Spafinder gift cards. They are super-relaxing to use. They are accepted at thousands of spas across
the US and for at home massage services. In addition, the card never expires
and your gift can be emailed for instant delivery or sent in a Spafinder gift
box. Whether you’re looking to send a simple “thank you” or celebrate a
birthday, anniversary, new baby, special holiday or event, we think everyone on your gift list will
welcome a Spafinder gift.
Send a Spafinder Gift Card. Perfect for everyone in your life.
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