For the friend or relative who could use a little pampering, La Residencia Spa is offering budget-friendly mini-treatments, or spa “tapas,” as gift purchases through Dec. 24th. The idea: Buy two or more of the 25-minute treatments to build a gift card for someone on your list. Choices include an aromatherapy scalp, head, neck, and shoulder massage for $50; a foot massage for $40; nail grooming with paraffin treatment for $40; a mojito hand and foot scrub with reflexology for $50; and an “expreso” facial for $50. Purchase in-person or by phone. La Residencia Spa is at 336 Elliot St., Newton Upper Falls, 617-244-2280.
contributorsAmi Albernaz began freelancing for the Globe in 2004. She started bargain-hunting at an early age, accompanying her mother to second-hand stores and yard sales near Westport, MA, where she grew up. When she's not perusing stores, Ami can often be found scouting out budget eateries in and around the city, particularly near her current abode in East Boston.
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Deal of the Week
Need a few hours of pampering? Through the end of the month, Ardan Medspa + Salon is offering a discounted package that includes a one-hour massage, a facial, manicure and pedicure, and Royal Effem makeup application. The total cost is $240, normally $290. The package doesn’t expire once purchased, but the services must be booked for the same day. Purchase by phone or in-person. Ardan Medspa + Salon is at 72 Central St., Wellesley, 781-235-7788.
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