When Mother’s Day approaches many people want Mom to take a break and relax, so naturally they think of buying Mom some time at the day spa. It’s a super great idea – especially if Mom enjoys a bit of pampering and relaxation. But how do you pick the best Mother’s Day Spa Gift? Here are some things to think about when buying a spa gift for mom.
Is there a day spa near your town or neighborhood that is convenient for Mom to partake in their services? For instance, if there is a spa on the way North of town and Mom has to pick up kids and make shopping and appointments on the lower South area of town – how convenient is it for her to get there? She might just be late to her relaxing appointment and that will just stress her out even more! Try to find a nice place near where she works and commutes.
Does the Day Spa have experienced, trained therapists or are they all new – right out of school with no skills? This is a tough one, but the best you can do is to ask other people. Ask nearby businesses and friends if they had a good experience at that spa. If Mom is going to take time out of her day to relax – let’s make sure she has a super great experience with a great therapist that is well trained. Don’t give a gift of relaxation that might result in Mom being upset with a so-so Massage or a Facial that results in leaving the spa with a red face (that can happen!)
Does the spa have a comfortable setting? Going to the facility is one way to ensure that Mom is going to feel comfortable being relaxed. Remember, some spa places use stock photos to entice people to buy gift certificates but the environment might not be so soothing once you go to the business. It’s always a good idea to check things out to make sure it is a comfortable setting for Mom. Remember, its a Mother’s Day Spa Gift and you want her to really enjoy – not just pretend she enjoyed it!! Mom’s are so forgiving….
Can Mom make time to have her day spa experience in the next 6 months? If she cannot, it might be a good idea to give her something different. It’s always a good idea to use your gift certificate within 6 months to ensure the business is still operating, or they might change names or owners and not honor gift purchases from the other business name. How can you help? Maybe offer to watch a sibling for her or take care of dinner one night so she can make time for herself. It’s all about that after all right? – let Mom take a little time for herself with a spa service at the day spa!
Is there a special price or offer that is good for your budget? One of the worst things is when Mom finds out you spent lots of your hard earned money on her – she would much rather you buy yourself something you need. Moms tend to be cautious about taking too much money out of your budget. Find a good deal and let her know later you were a savvy shopper! (She won’t feel as bad too!)
One of the factors to consider in making a day spa gift certificate purchase is one of friendliness. If the staff appears to be too busy to acknowledge you when you first walk in, or if the people do not smile in the business – these are signs that the staff are not happy. An unfriendly, unhappy staff translates into a bad spa service. You want to make sure Mom is surrounded by happy, considerate spa personnel that know their skills and provide a great service. If your instinct tells you otherwise , go to the next spa for your Mother’s Day Spa Gift!