Hollywood’s most coveted trophy might be an Academy Award, but the second most wanted item this season is an Oscar-themed gift bag. With the Oscars taking place this weekend, hundreds of stars have descended upon Los Angeles for days of parties, publicity and presents.
While there is no longer an official “Oscar Gift Bag,” there are still annual gifting lounges that boast thousands of dollars of new and exclusive products, ranging from trips and jewelry, to electronics and furniture. Stars are walked through the lounges to personally try out and select the products they want to take home. And if they can’t make it to the gifting lounge, attendants are ready to hand deliver the swag bags to the celebrity’s door.
While we can’t all browse the A-list racks like an A-list star, we can take home some of the products the celebs will be receiving. Here are our noteworthy and must-have picks from the Oscar gifting lounges.
What: Kari Feinstein’s Style Lounge
Where: Andaz Hotel
One of the biggest and best-known gifting lounges in Hollywood, Feinstein’s two-day event features a mix of high-end designers with cool, emerging brands. This year, Feinstein is partnering with the Los Angeles LGBT Center to promote its sex positive HIV/AIDS awareness campaign, dubbed “F*ck Without Fear.”
1. Skin Inc. Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask
A potent transparent gel mask that hydrates, clarifies, and brightens skin while you sleep. The mask contains nutrient-rich Okinawa deepsea water, soya bean extracts, and hyaluronic acid for an easy-to-use, luxurious daily treatment for your skin.
2. Votivo Aromatic Fragrance Mist
Simple yet complex, this “Clean Crisp White” fragrance mist evokes memories of freshly laundered sheets, springtime mornings and lazy afternoons in bed. Use it as a room spray or in tandem with Votivo’s luxe line of candles and diffusers.
3. Pimax 4K Virtual Reality Glasses
Immerse yourself in watching movies or playing your favorite game with these top-of-the-line VR glasses. Featuring 4K UHD images, 3840x2160p resolution, 806 PPI, 110 degree FOV and dual 53mm large aspherical optical lens, you’ll have a perfectly clear and realistic experience like no other.
What: Madison & Mulholland
Where: Hollywood & Highland
Select nominees and A-listers will receive a 2017 Awards Season Gift Bag (the 11th annual) from celebrity gifting company Madison & Mulholland. Launched by Jane Ubell Meyer, this year’s bag is worth $29,000 and includes a stay at Baron’s Cove Sag in Sag Harbor, N.Y., along with clothing, accessories, beauty products and jewelry. A majority of these companies are owned by women and the products are Made in the USA.
1. Caterina Jewelry
With geometric shapes, sleek outlines and metallic exteriors, the CJ Minimalista collection by Caterina Jewelry is an elegant and contemporary addition to any look, whether you’re on the Oscar red carpet or headed to a girls night out. This sterling silver necklace is adorned with a Swarovski crystal charm and gorgeous 2mm chain that expresses finesse, femininity and sophistication.
BUY: CJ Minimalista Sterling Silver Necklace, $155.00
2. Julia Knight Collection Petite Azure Bowl
This elegant, handmade piece from Julia Knight is inspired by a Tahitian clam shell and features sand-cast aluminum decorated with Knight’s trademark enamel infused with crushed mother of pearl. Just 5″ by 1.5,” it is the perfect piece to lead a dramatic table setting, or to serve dessert. The beautiful mosaic borders of inlaid Mother of Pearl tiles are all done by hand, meaning each piece is unique.
3. OM Shanti High Performance Yoga Pant
A super comfortable, high performance printed yoga pant made from quick-drying, moisture-wicking material. This one features a Black Chakra Diamond motif symbolizing strength and focus. These pants are Made in the USA from an eco-friendly recycled polyester with just the right amount of spandex for that perfect stretch.
BUY: OM Shanti Black Chakra Diamond Power Pant, $85.00
Other brands in the Madison & Mulholland gift bag include Isabella Hearst, Tinsley Radix, Bio Miracle Skincare, Gigs Audio, Culture Hair Products, One Two Cosmetics, Jules Smith Jewelry and Neutrogena.
What: “Everyone Wins” Oscar Gift Bags
Where: Delivered to nominees
The “Everyone Wins” Nominee Gift Bags (pictured above) have been independently produced by Distinctive Assets for the past 15 years. They will once again be delivered to nominees in the Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress and Best Director categories. They are not handed out at the ceremony or in any lounges, but rather conveniently delivered to nominees in the week leading up to the show and in some cases the week after.
1. Koloa Landing Resort
Located in Poipu, HI, this four-star luxury resort features two outdoor pools, a full-service spa and an on-site lounge boasting breathtaking views of the ocean. Deluxe villas feature 2600 square feet of space in your private, three-bedroom home.
2. Oxygenetix Breathable Foundation and Moisturizer
Oxygenetix is a breakthrough, breathable line of moisturizers and foundations created to help comfort and cover up a variety of skin injuries, including wounds, rashes, extremely dry skin, acne scars, rosacea and post-surgery scars. Infused with a super-charged oxygen complex, each product helps to multiply collagen cells and connective tissue growth to repair and restore your skin.
3. Haze Dual V3 Vaporizer
Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the Haze Dual V3 is the world’s first dual chamber vaporizer for ultimate portability and versatility. Compatible with all material types, the Haze vaporizer features four temperature settings and an adjustable mouthpiece for a longer, more enjoyable session.
BUY: Haze Dual V3 Vaporizer, $249.99
Other products in the Distinctive Assets gift bag include Luminosity Skin Serum from Healing Saint, Belldini women’s apparel, Casper pillows, Happiest Tee luxury t-shirts, Jules K luxury handbags, Park and Buzz baguette stud earrings and YOGAJEWELZ OM Diamond Bracelets.
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