OK, this is an obvious one, so let's get it out of the way first. Getting a pedicure, manicure, massage, facial or other spa treatment is a glorious way to spend a Valentine's Day - especially if you get to do this pampering while spending time with your best friend (or friends). If you don't know where to start, SpaFinder.com might lead you in the right direction. But more often than that, your local massage therapist or spa will have excellent Valentine's Day deals - doesn't matter if you buy it for yourself instead of your lover!
DIY Alternative: Say Spaaaaaah
Let's face it. A conservative spa day usually starts at several hundred dollars. So how can you plan it so that you and your girlfriends spend $10 at most? A DIY Spa Party. The idea: Everyone brings over several shades of nail polish, their own mani-pedi tools (or use disposables), moisturizers, skin treatments, face masks and scrubs. Also key: p.j.'s, robes and other comfy attire. (Gossip, movies, music optional.)