The Guy’s Guide to Last-Minute Spa Gift Cards

A comprehensive, no excuses, procrastinator’s guide to giving spa gift cards including spa hours and suggested treatments.

Mr. Procrastinator, you’ve done it again. With Christmas day just hours away and not a present for your wife, girlfriend or mom in sight, it’s time to hit the spa! Here’s our quick guide to last-minute gift certificate shopping at top Valley spa destinations. Besides Christmas Eve hours, we’ve also included the minimum price of a 50 or 60-minute spa treatment as well as a “safe bet” spa package for every spa girl in your life.

Our suggestion is to purchase certificates at minimum, for the price of a full spa treatment (as opposed to a service in the salon) and tack on another 20% of the treatment price for gratuity. If the receiver does decide on a salon service rather than a spa treatment, she’ll have money left for lunch or a gift in the boutique. Now, hurry, time’s a wasting! Tip: Call in your gift certificate order before you make your mad dash to the spa.

Agave, The Arizona Spa at Westin Kierland Resort, Scottsdale
Christmas Eve hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Minimum spa treatment price: $149
Safe bet: Pulque Spa Journey, which includes two 50-minute spa treatments of your choice from a body therapy, massage or facial, and gratuity for $299

Aji Spa at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, Chandler
Christmas Eve hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Minimum spa treatment price:  $135
Safe bet: Mustangs and Massage Package, which includes a horseback ride, lunch and Aji Massage, $230

Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale
Christmas Eve hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Minimum spa treatment price: $80 for a 30-minute massage or vichy
Safe bet: Midday Passage, which includes your choice body wrap, massage and facial, $490

The Spa at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, Phoenix
Christmas Eve hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Minimum spa treatment price: $135
Safe bet: The Biltmore Block, which includes a 50-minute Healing Massage, Biltmore Custom Facial Facial, Refreshing Manicure and Foot Refresh Pedicure, $385-$435

Bliss Scottsdale at the W, Scottsdale
Christmas Eve hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Minimum spa treatment price: $75 for a 30-minute massage
Safe bet: Triple Oxygen Treatment, which includes a deep cleanse, fruit acid wash, oxygen wrap, extractions, mask and oxygen spray, $165

Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, Paradise Valley
Christmas Eve hours: 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Minimum spa treatment price: $150
Safe bet: Relaxation Package, which includes a 60-minute massage and 60-minute facial, $300

Dolce Salon & Spa, Peoria, Chandler, Scottsdale
Christmas Eve hours: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Minimum spa treatment price: $60 for a 30-minute Swedish Massage
Safe bet: Spa Breather, which includes a Mia Dolce Chocolate Facial, 60-minute Swedish Massage, Spa Pedicure and light lunch, $250

Golden Door Spa at The Boulders Resort, Carefree
Christmas Eve hours: 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Minimum spa treatment price: $125
Safe bet: Ultimate Golden Door Spa Day, which includes an Avocado Citrus Scrub, 50-minute Golden Door Facial, a 50-minute Golden Door Massage, Golden Door Manicure, and Golden Door Pedicure, $625-655

Joya Spa at Montelucia Resort, Paradise Valley
Christmas Eve hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Minimum spa treatment price: $149
Safe bet: Moroccan Ritual, which includes a Hammam Black Soap Body Cleansing, water ritual and 80-minute Joya Signature Massage, $255

Revive Spa at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix
Christmas Eve hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Minimum spa treatment price: $135
Safe bet: Revive Package, which includes a 50-minute Revive Facial, 50-minute Revive Massage and gratuities, $330

VH Spa for Vitality + Health at Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale
Christmas Eve hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Minimum spa treatment price: $65 for 30-minute foot reflexology
Safe bet: Nose to Toes, which includes a 60-minute Massage, a 60-minute Facial and gratuities, $250

Willow Stream at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale
Christmas Eve hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Minimum spa treatment price: $159
Safe bet: Havasupai Falls Rejuvenation, which includes desert salt exfoliation, herbal bath, riverbed stone massage, aromatherapy wrap and scalp massage, 2 hours, $319

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