Procrastinator’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.

Despite your best intentions, you’ve done it again. Christmas day is just hours away and nary a gift under the tree for those special ladies in your life. Toss that list of well-meaning gifting ideas and head to the spa! Our quick guide to last-minute gift certificate shopping at top Valley spa destinations will surely put you at the top of her nice list. 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.

We suggest purchasing 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, some even offer curbside delivery service!

Agave, The Arizona Spa at Westin Kierland Resort, Scottsdale
Christmas Eve hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Minimum spa treatment price: $149
Safe bet: Rejuvenation Spa Journey, which includes a 50-minute Signature Pedicure and one 50-minute services of your choice from body therapy, massage. $239

Aji Spa at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, Chandler
Christmas Eve hours: 9 a.m. to 4 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 Experience, which includes your choice massage and vichy, $297

The Spa at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, Phoenix
Christmas Eve hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Minimum spa treatment price: $135
Safe bet: The Biltmore Block, which includes a 50-minute Healing Massage, Biltmore Custom Facial, Refreshing Manicure, Foot Refresh Pedicure and Spa Lunch, $325

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: Ginger Rub, which includes brink rub of freshly-grated ginger root and warm detoxifying essential oils, a warming foil wrap and a body-melting massage, $220

Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, Paradise Valley
Christmas Eve hours: 5 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 and Scottsdale Quarter
Christmas Eve hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Minimum spa treatment price: $60 for a 30-minute Swedish Massage
Safe bet: Relax & Renew which includes a 60-minute Custom Organic Facial, 60-minute Combination Massage, Spa Pedicure, Manicure, Shampoo/Style, Make-up Touch-up and light lunch, $325

Waldorf Astoria Spa at The Boulders Resort, Carefree
Christmas Eve hours: 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Minimum spa treatment price: $145
Safe bet: Ultimate Waldorf Astoria Spa Day, which includes an Avocado Citrus Scrub, 50-minute Waldorf Astoria Facial, a 50-minute Waldorf Astoria Massage, Waldorf Astoria Manicure, Waldorf Astoria Pedicure and spa lunch, $655

Joya Spa at Montelucia Resort, Paradise Valley
Christmas Eve hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Minimum spa treatment price: $149
Safe bet: Unwind Package, which includes a 50-minute Classic Massage, 50-minute Signature Facial and spa lunch, $250-$270

Revive Spa at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix
Christmas Eve hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Minimum spa treatment price: $135
Safe bet: Turquoise Sage Body Ritual, Turquoise Sage Desert Salt Body Polish, cocoon wrap with a Turquoise Sage Desert Clay Body mask , full-body massage with Turquoise Sage Massage Oil and energy ritual using desert sage and turquoise gemstones, $225

VH Spa for Vitality + Health at Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale
Christmas Eve hours: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Minimum spa treatment price: $125
Safe bet: Nose to Toes, which includes a 60-minute Deep Bodywork or 60-minute LomiLomi Massage and your choice of CoffeeBerry Yoga or Advanced Facial, $250

Well & Being at Willow Stream at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale
Christmas Eve hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Minimum spa treatment price: $169
Safe bet: Havasupai Falls Rejuvenation, which includes desert salt exfoliation, herbal bath, riverbed stone massage, aromatherapy wrap and scalp massage, 2 hours, $329

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