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SpaFinder Offers Popular Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Budget

NEW YORK, NY (April 23, 2008) − The gift of spa remains among the hottest gift categories across the globe, and the longstanding leader in the spa gift market, SpaFinder, is predicting a 30-35% overall growth in its popular spa gift certificate and gift card business this Mother’s Day versus last year. SpaFinder gift certificates and cards are accepted at spas in 65 countries around the world.

SpaFinder credits that growth to the popularity of spa services and treatments and a diverse menu of spa gifts – ranging from gift certificates and cards to spa slippers under $9 to a $4,000 luxury getaway.

The company offers easy online ordering and an expanded network of spas accepting gift certificates and cards from SpaFinder and its new division, Spa & Salon Wish (6,000+ worldwide) and the large network of retail outlets selling them (currently, 39,000+). Gift cards are sold at mega-chains like CVS, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, American Greetings and Carlton Card Stores as well as Longs Drugs in the Western U.S. and Duane Reade in New York.

“According to recent surveys, most moms place a spa experience at the top of their ‘wish lists,’ and we’re making it easier for people to give it to them,” said Steve Kane, SpaFinder’s senior vice president, gift sales. “We’ve really opened up our market by offering a spa gift for every budget – whether that’s a very affordable home spa product, a trip to the local day spa or salon, or an opulent spa vacation.”

Kane notes that SpaFinder gift cards are also available at Army and Air Force Exchanges (AAFES) worldwide to help service men and women easily remember the moms in their life.

SpaFinder’s 2008 Mother’s Day Spa Gift Lineup:

SpaFinder and Spa & Salon Wish Gift Certificates and Cards: the only spa gift that can be used at over 6,000 spas, toward any treatment Mom wants – or, for that matter, a spa vacation or spa products. (And much like mom’s lasting love, Spa Finder and Spa & Salon Wish Gift Certificates purchased online never expire.)

To order a SpaFinder gift certificate just log onto Certificates can be shipped overnight and last minute gift-givers can send an instant Mother’s Day e-card announcing that their spa gift is on the way. SpaFinder Gift Cards – offered at $25 and $50 – can also be purchased at any of 39,000+ retail outlets across the U.S. and Canada.

Mom’s wish can also be granted with a gift certificate or card from SpaFinder’s new gift division Spa and Salon Wish , which are not only accepted at thousands of day spas but also thousands of fine nail/hair/beauty salons. They start at just $25, giving mom an opportunity to indulge in a manicure and or pedicure at her favorite spa or salon – arguably the most thoughtful gift available for the money. Order at or call 1-888-Spa-Wish.

The spa experts at SpaFinder have teamed up with Avon to offer luxurious and affordable gifts of wellness, relaxation and pampering. Choices include plush spa slippers, bath wraps, hair turbans and absorbing spa robes ($8-$40); a reflexology gift set for mom’s pedicure needs ($9); and a massaging pebble shower mat ($9.99).

There’s a menu of affordable SpaFinder-branded gifts at Or you can find a helpful Avon representative in your area by typing in your zip code – for the convenience of Internet shopping with the special attention of a personal shopper.

About SpaFinder, Inc.:

The world’s largest spa media, marketing and gifting company, SpaFinder, Inc. connects millions of wellness-focused consumers with thousands of spas worldwide. SpaFinder’s media properties include the award-winning, Luxury SpaFinder Interactive, and the worldwide spa directory, Global SpaFinder. Spa Finder Gift Certificates and its new gift division, Spa & Salon Wish, offer spa gift certificates and cards that are redeemable at a combined network of over 5,000+ spas and salons worldwide and available at thousands of retail outlets. The company’s software division innovates new solutions that help spas build and streamline their businesses, including the popular SpaBooker online booking system. SpaFinder Europe and SpaFinder Japan offer regional spa marketing and gifting programs, including localized, native-language websites. Founded in 1986, the privately held company is headquartered in Manhattan.

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