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Win This: 7 Hours in Heaven at East Bay Spa

You’ll have to wait until April for Spa Week, the national event that prompts over 800 spas nationwide to gift beauty indulgers with $50 treatments for one week only. In the meantime, you can prep for what’s ahead by setting yourself up with a chance to win seven hours of bliss at Oakland day spa Body by Melissa.

As part of Spa Week’s first annual wellness giveaway, the package will be bestowed upon one lucky winner from the Bay Area.

The seriously envy-inducing prize includes:

-    90-minute full body lymphatic drainage treatment with massage

Need Stylish Last-Minute Gifts They’ll Love? Try These Spots

With Christmas morning less than 72 hours away, the gift-buying window for 2009 is rapidly drawing to a close. Time is dwindling, yes, but all is not lost. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite destinations for fashion-minded last-minute gifts.

While most boutiques go dark during the afternoon of the 24th, lower Bernal Heights Secession Art and Design gallery and boutique is keeping the doors open until 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Even at the 11th hour, you can still scoop up unique gifts and works of art by independent artists and designers, including Colleen Mauer, Hilary Williams, Heather Robinson, Nous Savons, De Novo, Cara Lyndon, Minor Details, Orange Slice and many others.

What's the Deal: Gucci Hits DSW, Self Edge, Mani-Pedi Discounts and more...

Because it doesn’t pay to pay more than you have to.

Gucci arrives at DSW: The Union Square location of this discount shoe retailer is one of 14 stores nationwide to receive shipments of shoes and accessories by Gucci, the latest high-end brand to land in the store. Expect to find items by the iconic Italian label going for up to 60 percent off retail.

SenSpa Raises Mind, Body and Spirit with Project Uplift

Times are tough. You recently got laid off. You're feeling pretty "down and out" but know that you can't play the "woe is me" card forever. What you need right now is a little TLC to pick yourself up and start fresh. Enter SenSpa. For its third anniversary, SF's largest day spa and wellness center is offering a free one-day special event to local unemployed workers. You got it—a dose of pampering and inspiration, gratis. Appropriately titled "Project Uplift," you'll be able to take advantage of life coaching advice, bodywork and a giveaway that could land you a Stress Release package or Wellness package, valued at $260 and $2,000 respectively. Dig up that unemployment check stub and make your reservation today.

Nailed: How to Get that Mani-Pedi for Less

We’re all for being fashionably late, but sometimes, it pays to be early. That’s a little piece of wisdom we’ve picked up recently from the bevy of San Francisco day spas and nail salons offering midweek and workday specials to those who can sneak in during off-peak hours.

A few of our favorite places to take attention-deprived cuticles and weary soles this month:

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