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What's Inside The Goodie Bags That Celebs Get at Prestigious Award Ceremonies?

Take a sneak peek into party favours from the Grammys, Oscars and more!


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What's Inside The Goodie Bags That Celebs Get at Prestigious Award Ceremonies?
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Award season has kicked off with the 2017 Golden Globes taking place just a couple of weeks ago. Besides the usual backstage sneak peeks and red carpet OOTDs we all love to scrutinise at these major award shows, did you know that the nominees and attendees get a customary perk? They each receive a goodie bag! And we’re not talking about the usual snacks and candies you get at your best friend’s birthday party. We’re talking luxurious party favours that include vacations, jewellery, gift certificates and every other expensive goodie you can think of!
 
Without further ado, let’s deep dive into these lavish award show gift bags we can only dream of receiving (unless you’re one of the nominees at these major award shows who just happened to land on Rojak Daily and be reading this, then good for you!)

Grammy Awards

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The Grammy Awards is probably the world’s most prestigious music award ceremony that honours the best of the industry. Every year, only a few walk away with the highly-esteemed golden gramophone statue. But what about the other 100-something presenters and artists who worked just as hard to perform at the ceremony but failed to receive an award at the end of the night? Well, the consolation for that was pretty sweet at the 2016 Grammys because they each got a ‘swag bag’ of gifts worth more than US$22,000 (RM97,600)!
 
The Grammys' swag bag is assembled by a marketing company known as Distinctive Asset and they’ve been in the game for the last 17 years. They would assemble the event’s gifts and organise a gift lounge for all Grammy nominees and attendees each year. The gift lounge is turned into an interactive space in which the celebrities get to pick and choose whatever they want. The range of gifts included:
 
Fit Club TV “Ultimate Fitness Package”
 
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This was the most expensive goodie on the list. Priced at US$6,180 (RM27,400), it consisted of a deluxe seven-night experience at a Hilton Head Island fitness resort called Live in Fitness. The VIP package came with a nutritionist and chef who will plan your menu, life coach sessions, a customised fitness plan, fitness apparel, and health supplements.
 
1-Hour Ultherapy Session
 
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The celebs were treated to a gift certificate for a special facial session, which uses a non-invasive ultrasound skin tightening technique worth US$5,500 (RM24,400). This treatment is provided by New York’s most atas plastic surgeons, Stafford Broumand and Daniel Maman.
 
Natural Mixologist Gift Certificate
 
Image: The Natural Mixologist
This US$2,250 (RM9,990) voucher was for organic, gluten-free and vegan cocktail service by The Natural Mixologist, based in Los Angeles.
 
Decorating Services By Koi Interiors

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Receivers of the swag bag were also treated to a US$1,000 (RM4,400) interior decorating services by a firm based in New York and Los Angeles.
 
1-week Retreat At Golden Door Resort & Spa

Image: Golden Door Resort & Spa
This travel retreat is Travel + Leisure’s top choice for destination spa. This Japanese wellness spa trip will set you back US$1,000 (RM4,400)! Fortunately for the stars, they got it for free!
 
24K Gold Facial

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Yup. This came before Bruno Mars and his 24K magic. Forget about the rest of the goodie bag. Who needs this 24K gold facial?! This facial session by Age Interventionist by Renee Lynn would cost you about US$460 (RM2,000) if you’re looking to go a little high-end with your pampering session.
 
And if those initial goodies didn’t impress you, here’s the full package from the official 2016 Grammy Awards swag bag:
 
  • Tools by Gina hairstyling tools, $250
  • Scuf Gaming Infinity 1 controller and accessories, $300
  • Phillip Ashley Chocolates gift box, $199
  • Belldini clothing, $300+
  • Fit Club TV VIP package, $6,180
  • Flos Floris snap back hat, $130
  • Koi Interiors services, $1,000
  • Marchon eyewear, $150-$350
  • Simon I. Smith jewelry, $300+
  • The Natural Mixologist gift certificate, $2,250
  • Noon VR virtual reality headset, $89
  • Trepass goose-feather down jacket, $200
  • truth x Vans by Kevin Lyons sneakers, $69.99
  • Accept Me tee, $36
  • Adopted NYC iPhone case, $39.95
  • Age Interventionist by Renee Lynn 24K gold facial and Youth Blast products, $460
  • Big Cat Rescue private tour package, $500
  • Donna Bell’s Bake Shop, $24.99
  • Dutton book bundle, $30
  • Farm Wife Style rose gold chain, $35
  • Foxwise Jewelry guitar pick token, $20
  • Garden of Life vitamin C spray, $12.95
  • Golden Door voucher to the Golden Door Resort & Spa, $1,000
  • Go Smile Dental Pro cleaning and whitening system, $129
  • Green Gorilla CBD products, $34.95
  • Healing Saint by Jane 360 luminosity skin serum and hair follicle stimulant, $193
  • Herb & Lou’s infused ice cube blend, $14.99
  • Hydroxycut Black, $29.98
  • Hyperbiotics probiotic forumla, $55
  • Jewels by Durrani bracelet, $50
  • KryoLife cryotheraphy treatment, $130
  • Lat & Lo keychain, $75
  • Love Your Locks gift certificate, $150
  • Mission1 protein bar, $5.64 per box
  • MONQ portable aromatherapy and gift card, $120
  • Music Connection magazine, $3.95
  • Neuro drinks, $50
  • Novelty Premium Illuminated Water bottle with lanyard, $15
  • NW 58th Street cuff bracelet, $68
  • Patina Restaurant Group gift certificate, $250
  • Peggy Moffitt Athleisure activewear, $200
  • People Yearbook issue, $11.99
  • Planes of Fame family 4-pack museum tour, $120
  • Pooch Selfie device, $12.99
  • Purely Inspired shake, $19.97
  • Rockin’ & Roastin’ coffee, $10
  • Sedona Lace brush set, $109.95
  • Slice Lab ring, $40
  • Slimware portion control plates, $29.95
  • Soos Pets cream, shampoo, and conditioner, $73.80
  • Soothe services, $99
  • St. Heleine soy candle, $10
  • Sticky Heelz shoe pads, $9.95
  • Sundial Powder Coating gift certificate, $500
  • Tribute video services, $125
  • Wraps wristband headphones, $19.99-$24.99
  • YOOT medicinal herbal root tea, $4.49
  • Zekkle Edge wallet, $125
  • 740 Park MD services, $5,500

Here's a look at Justin Bieber showing off his swag bag from last year:


BAFTA Awards

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, a.k.a. BAFTA, is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes all forms of moving arts, including film, television and game in the UK. The BAFTA also holds an annual award ceremony in the same period. As an independent body, it is no surprise that the BAFTA gift bag costs a slightly more modest amount to put together. Some said that a look into the BAFTA goodie bag is like taking a quintessential trip around the UK.

 
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Fortnum And Mason ‘BAFTA Blend’ Tea
 
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Bottle Green Fruit Cordial
 
 
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Evian Water Facial Spray
 
 
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Taittinger Champagne
 
 
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Hotel Chocolat Chocolates
 
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Despite the modest gifts, perhaps the best gift in the goodie bag is the bag itself: a £1,045 (RM5,800) leather and brass Globe-Trotter trolley case in which the gifts are packed. Here is the complete £1,500 (RM8,325) gift bag from the 2016 BAFTAs:
 
  • A bottle of Brut Réserve NV Taittinger champagne
  • Lancôme’s Hypnôse mascara and La Vie Est Belle fragrance
  • Twenty-seven Hotel Chocolat milk, dark and white chocolates
  • Charles Worthington’s Volume & Bounce BAFTA Limited Edition duo
  • An engraved Atelier Swarovski crystal paperweight
  • An Evian refreshing, moisturising brumisateur facial spray
  • A classic cotton white pocket square (to wear with a tailored suit) from Hackett
  • The Savoy’s own-recipe English Breakfast Marmalade
  • A range of cordials from Bottlegreen
  • Exclusively designed foldable ballet pumps from Cocorose, London
  • Fortnum & Mason specially selected, bespoke blend of finest quality loose leaf tea
  • Bath and body gift set from Noble Isle, made with natural British extracts
  • A tour, wine tasting and lunch at the Villa Maria winery, Auckland
  • Discount voucher for timepieces from 88 Rue du Rhone
  • A Cross pen
  • A sleek, black notepad with embossed Grolsch branding

The Academy Awards, a.k.a. Oscars

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Of course, we had to save the best for last, and best meaning the gift bag with the most swag last year. If there was an award for luxurious goodie bags, the Oscars would top the list every single year. The Academy Awards is an American awards ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognise excellence in cinematic achievements in the American film industry.
 
Last year’s Oscars' swag bag was also assembled by Distinctive Assets and it was worth up to US$232,000 (RM1.02 million)! However, unlike the gift bags at other award ceremonies, only the nominees for the five most high-profile categories get to snag these goodies – Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Director, as well as the host of the night. Among the list of expensive and extraordinary gifts, here are some of our top picks:
 
Trip To Israel
 
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This trip contains a 10-day tour for two, which includes first-class plane tickets, five-star hotels, all meals and transportation, and a private security escort – perfect for the A-listers.  How much does it cost? A whopping US$55,000 (RM244,000). A-lister or not, who wouldn’t want that in their goodie bag?
 
Vampire Breast Lift Treatment
 
Image: Kim Kardashian / Instagram
This treatment is just as strange as it sounds. With a US$1,900 (RM8,400) price tag, it uses a woman’s own blood to improve the skin’s appearance and softness. If you’ve seen Kim Kardashian’s vampire facial treatment, it’s pretty much the same thing. The price of being a celebrity, huh?
 
Walking Tour Of Japan

Image: Walk Kyoto
Organised by Walk Japan, this US$54,000 (RM240,000) trip allows you to choose any of the company’s private walking tours for up to 15 days in the Land of the Rising Sun.
 
Lifetime Supply Of Beauty Products

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This gift comes with beauty products made out of pu-erh tea, a type of fermented and aged black tea from China, which costs US$31,200 (RM138,000). Although we’re very sure these celebs can afford their own lifetime supply, this would be a pretty sweet addition to their daily beauty regime.
 
10,000 Pet Meals Donation

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We often see fanclubs performing charity in the name of their idols and favourite personalities, but we seldom see this in a goodie bag. A company known as Halo, Purely for Pets sponsored a donation of 10,000 meals in the recipient’s name made to his or her choice of animal shelter or rescue organisation, each worth US$6,300 (RM28,000). This is probably the most generous goodie we’ve seen so far.
 
For a complete list of what’s inside this very valuable 2016 Academy Awards swag bag, just keep reading. Don’t be alarmed by some bizarre items you might find in this list!
 
  • Haze Dual Vaporizer, $250
  • Personalized M&Ms, $300
  • A 10,000-meal donation made in the nominee's name to an animal shelter or rescue of their choice, $6,300
  • A lifetime supply of Pu-erh Tea Nourishing Cream and Pu-erh Tea Cleansing Bar, $31,200
  • A year's worth of Audi car rentals from Silvercar, $45,000
  • 10-day all-expenses-paid trip to Israel, $55,000
  • Tribute video services, $125
  • Caolion Ultimate Pore Care gift set, $134
  • Healing Saint Luminosity skin serum and hair follicle stimulant, $193
  • Private 15-day walking tour of Japan, $54,000
  • 10 personal training sessions with Alexis Seletzky, $900
  • Belldini gift certificate, $300
  • Chapstick, $6
  • Chocolatines Drunken Fig Cake Bites, $35
  • Dandi Patch anti-perspirant solution, $21
  • Delovery gift basket, $2,000
  • Druzy earrings, $25
  • Fit Club TV "Ultimate Fitness Package", $6,250
  • Gleener on the Go, $12
  • 3-day stay at the Golden Door Resort & Spa in San Marcos, CA, $4,800
  • 3-night stay at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria in Sorrento, Italy, $5,000
  • 3-night stay at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo in Lake Como, Italy, $5,000
  • Greenhill Blanc de Blancs wine, $39
  • Hydroxycut Gummies, $20
  • 3 fitness training sessions with Jay Cardiello, $1,400
  • Joseph's Toiletries toilet paper, $275
  • Sterling silver necklace, $150
  • Memobottles, $47
  • El Silencio Mezcal, $75
  • Mission1 protein bar, $6
  • Nuelle Fiera arouser for her, $250
  • Phantom Glass screen protector, $50-60
  • Purely Inspired Organic Protein, $20
  • Rouge Maple culinary products, $99
  • Sedone Lace makeup brush set, $110
  • Signature Vodka, $70
  • Slimware plates, $30
  • Steamist spa system, $5,060
  • Sundial powder coating, $500
  • Blow dryers and flat irons, $250
  • Vampire Breast Lift, $1,900
  • Wallet, $125
  • 740 Park plastic surgery, $5,530

After all that lavish-ness, let’s all take a moment to reflect on the past goodie bags we’ve received and just try our best to not feel jealous. Now the question is, can anyone else top this? We’ll find out soon with the 2017 Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, BAFTA Awards and BRIT Awards coming up in February. And the best part is, Astro has created a website where you can easily tune in to the award shows at www.astro.com.my/awards.


You can catch the Oscars and Grammys live, and the BAFTAs and BRITs on the same day as the US and UK this February!

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