Top Holiday Gift Picks-2018

I’ll admit it, my family and friends can always expect gifts from East Village Spa for special occasions. Some of our team members shared their top gift picks for family and friends. If your loved one works at the spa consider this your spoiler alert before you read further!

Custom blended essential oil lotion, body scrub, bath soak or hydrating mists are a gift that shows you put a bit of extra thought and effort in.  After making a few choices on our Body Bliss Aromatherapy app, we’ll develop a custom recipe for whatever you can think of: pain relief for athletes, “love potions,” stress relief for expectant mothers, TLC for people undergoing chemotherapy treatments…you name it! 

Eurospa Eucalyptus Mint Shower Mist

Our Licensed Massage Therapist Becky suggests our EuroSpa Eucalyptus Shower Mists. “My entire family and my fiancé have terrible sinus issues and the smell is very cleansing, invigorating and yet simultaneously calming. I’ve even sprayed it in my car and room, not just the shower or diffuser! The variety of different aromas blended with the eucalyptus are pretty great too! Something for everyone!”

Kelly, our spa director, is constantly replenishing our Zoya limited edition holiday sets. These are our best gifting value. Zoya nail polish is normally $10/bottle but these 4 packs sell for just $15! They are perfect to separate for little value-priced stocking stuffers or creating gift sets for a group. Zoya polishes are salon quality, vegan, and made with safe ingredients.

Both our Guest Experience Manager (and esthetician) Molly and Licensed Massage Therapist Hannah plan to gift Thistle Farms items. This organization provides programming and employment to women who have survived sex trafficking, drug addiction, and abuse. Plus, their essential-oil based candles, room sprays, and oil rollers are beautiful gifts. Molly loves tucking some literature about the organization into the gift bag to let the recipient know how their gift makes a difference.

Rhonda Allison IllumiColour lip glosses are a very popular gift this year. Conny said that her mom and sister who never wear make-up love them. Our esthetician, Cammie, said that she loves sharing these lip glosses because they look great, but also feel great because they contain nourishing, pro youth ingredients.

ALL of our Farmhouse Fresh products make beautiful gifts. Plus, this line supports animal rescue. Their headquarters is even on a farm animal sanctuary! Jamee is giving the mini-sets like this face mask trio. Cassandra suggests Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Cream scented lotion because everyone appreciates lotion in the winter and it is a perfect light scent. Kristiana’s mom loves their Caramel Coffee Shea Butter Scrub.

Licensed Massage Therapist, Brandi, said her family is getting Kneipp Bath Salts because they need to chill out! The arnica Joint and Muscle salts are great for relatives dealing with pain and inflammation. Many of our team members regularly give the gift of a relaxing aromatherapy salt bath to ourselves.

We have a huge selection of beautifully locally crafted earrings by designer Heather Morphew Nelson, from tiny studs to drop earrings, necklaces, and more. She has a huge fan club among our clients. Stop in to browse her ever-changing selection!

Need help with gift ideas? Stop in! We can help you shop and we’ll even wrap your gift while you enjoy a complimentary chocolate. East Village Spa is open Monday 10a-7p, Tuesday 9a-7p, Wednesday 10a-7p, Thursday 9a-7p, Friday 10a-6p, Saturday 10a-5p, and we’re closed Sundays. We will close at 2pm on Christmas Eve. Learn more at www.EVDaySpa.com!

Troubleshooting online gift card orders

We are happy to offer online gift certificates through Spa Booker.  You can purchase them at www.evdayspa.com and print them from home.  Occasionally people have issues accessing the spabooker gift card portal or get confused about the steps so we wanted to offer a quick step-by-step guide and troubleshooting information.

1: Be sure you are using Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.  Explorer is not the best browser to use with our gift cards.  If you wish to print a gift card, be sure your computer is hooked up to a printer.  If you don’t know how to download your free Firefox, Chrome, or Safari browser, please talk to a tech savvy friend or family member as our receptionists are not trained to offer computer advice.

2:

Click the gift card/Book now! button at www.evdayspa.com

Click the gift card/Book now! button at www.evdayspa.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Click the gift card tab

Click the “Printable gift card” tab

 

 

 

 

 

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Choose a dollar amount OR service(s), select a background image.

Choose a dollar amount OR service(s), select a background image.

 

 

 

 

 

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Enter the requested information.  If you hit Preview, you will see your image, but it WILL NOT have the bar code or number needed for the gift card to be active.  If it comes up blank, check your pop-up blockers, PDF readers, or browser for compatibility.  We are unable to help you download different browsers or PDF viewers.

Enter the requested information. If you hit Preview, you will see your image, but it WILL NOT have the bar code or number needed for the gift card to be active. If it comes up blank, check your pop-up blockers, PDF readers, or browser for compatibility. We are unable to help you download different browsers or PDF viewers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When you add the gift card to the card, this will pop up, click the green button to check out.

When you add the gift card to the card, this will pop up, click the green button to check out.

 

 

 

 

 

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Enter all of the requested information, TRIPLE CHECK the e-mail you are sending the gift card to for accuracy, this is the biggest reason people don't receive their online gift cards.  Click the green button to confirm payment.

Enter all of the requested information, TRIPLE CHECK the e-mail you are sending the gift card to for accuracy, this is the biggest reason people don’t receive their online gift cards. Click the green button to confirm payment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You will receive this receipt. if your order went through successfully.  The gift card number will start with 10699 and you can then immediately use that number to pay for or hold appointments.

You will receive this receipt. if your order went through successfully. The gift card number will start with 10699 and you can then immediately use that number to pay for or hold appointments.

 

 

 

 

 

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Your recipient will receive an e-mail with notification of your gift card if you chose to send it to them.  If you send it to them.  If you chose to print it, you'll have a link to do that.  If the recipient is using software to block e-mail from unknown senders or is using a work account, it is possible it might go to a spam folder, have them check that first.  We can re-send these e-mails from the spa, but we will need the recipient name, and e-mail address to do so.

If you chose the option to e-mail the gift card to your recipient, they will get a notification like this in their e-mail. If you chose to print it, you’ll have a link to do that. If the recipient is using software to block e-mail from unknown senders or is using a work account, it is possible it might go to a spam folder, have them check that first. We can re-send these e-mails from the spa, but we will need the recipient name, and e-mail address to do so.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bravo!  Your gift card has been downloaded!  The recipient can print it or show us on their phone when they get to the spa.  We will need the number below the bar code for the gift card to register for payment.

Bravo! Your gift card has been downloaded! The recipient can print it or show us on their phone when they get to the spa. We will need the number below the bar code on the bottom left (not pictured)  for the gift card to register for payment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. If all else fails, please call the spa.  We can help with some issues, but for other issues involving your personal computer (like if you are using Internet Explorer and do not know how to download Chrome or Firefox), you might wish to talk to a tech savvy friend or family member to help you out as that is not something our receptionists are trained to explain.  If you accidentally purchased 2 gift cards or sent it to the wrong address, call the spa at (515) 309-2904, we can help you during business hours!

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