If you’re still racking your brain as to what to get the lovely lady in your life, look no further. Try something new this year with one of the most tranquil Valentine’s Day gift Sacramento has to offer: a day of pampering and relaxation. For a more traditional gift, a man can never go wrong with a beautiful bouquet, as long as he knows the right place in which to get it. Here’s your guide to a variety of gifts, depending on what she enjoys most.
Hours: Tues – Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Price: 90 minute combo massage for $135
Blue Sky Day Spa is the place to go for a massage of any kind. The spa offers many types of massages, including deep tissue, prenatal, sports and hot stone massages. A fool-proof gift is the combo massage, which mixes six different massages into a 90-minute session. The spa even offers special massages that focus on the feet, hands or scalp. Prices run around $15 per 15 minutes of massage. Anyone would feel lucky to receive a relaxing session from this spa that has been named Best Day Spa from reviews for three consecutive years.
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Hours: By appointments only
Price: One spray tanning session for $40
Eye Candy Sunless Spa has received great reviews and offers reasonable prices for the services it offers, which includes tanning, lash extensions and teeth whitening. If you and your Valentine are taking a vacation to the Bahamas anytime soon, make sure she looks the part by booking her a sunless tanning appointment. The owner, Meri, is friendly, talented and has even had the honor of spraying Miss Sacramento 2011 for her pageant.
Best Medical Spa
Hours: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Price: Facial microdermabrasion for $90
Don’t let the name fool you—this wellness center has a spa attached. Run by two pharmacists, Parkside Pharmacy offers a variety of facials, eye treatments and microdermabrasion. At a standard price point, the services utilize medical training techniques and are sure to make a woman feel hydrated and energized.
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Most Luxurious Resort
Hours: Tues – Thurs 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Fri – Sun 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Price: Couples dinner and massage for $240
While this resort is a little pricier than the average spa, it is worth the indulgence. Arden Hills offers several spa packages that include facials, massages, a meal at Mangos Restaurant and other services. If you’re looking for a romantic retreat, look no further. Arden Hills has couples packages that allow you and your partner to enjoy a shared relaxing experience. Save some money and subscribe to Arden Hills emails to be notified of deals, or join a membership rewards program.
Hours: Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Price: Bouquets from $45 to $150
If traveling the more traditional gift route, flowers from G. Rossi & Company won’t disappoint. The employees possess excellent customer service skills and know how important time crunches and presentable bouquets are for the romantic procrastinators in the world. So when you forget about Valentine’s Day the night before it happens, or if you know nothing will make your girlfriend happier than lilies and lavender, then your number one stop should be this florist.
What do you plan to get your sweetie this Valentine’s Day?
Caitlin Gaustad is a freelance writer and a fourth year student pursuing a Managerial Economics major and Spanish minor at the University of California, Davis. You can usually find her with the latest copy of a fashion magazine, which she reads cover-to-cover, admiring the styling and design of each layout. Caitlin is excited to bring you coverage of Davis fashion and trends. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.