What a nice gift! If it were your first time having this type of services, I would go with the regular manicure and pedicure. They will push back and/or remove any hanging cuticles, buff your excess dry skin with a pumice stone (feet), shape your nails, give you a hand and foot massage, then give your nails a nice coat of polish with the color of your choice.
If you went with "tips" or other types of artificial nails i.e. acrylics, silk or gel, then upkeep is required every 2 or 3 weeks which costs even more money, and the damage is already done to your nails and nailbed after they are applied. This is coming from me who has acrylics at this very moment and while they do look pretty and I get compliments a lot, I don't look forward to the day when I have to have them removed and let my natural nails go bare and grow out. Not fun! I have a love/hate relationship with my acrylics