Oscar Gift Bags

Did you know Oscar Nominees get gifts just for being nominated? It’s not enough that the winners get an 8 1/2 pound, 24-karat gold-plated statuette, everyone also leaves with outrageously expensive swag bags.

Last year’s gift bags had a value of $168,000 and featured things like a $20,000 astrology reading, a custom candy and dessert buffet, and a nine-night Italian vacation package.

This year, the gift bags are valued at $232,000. So what does $232k get you exactly,? Let’s break it down.

$232,ooo Swag Bag

  • A year’s worth of Silvercar rentals ($45,000)
  • Chapstick ($6)
  • Joseph’s Toiletries toilet paper ($275)
  • Dandi Patch anti-perspirant solution ($21)
  • Slimware dinner plates ($29.95)
  • Sundial powder coating ($500)
  • Blow dryers and flat irons ($250)
  • Wallet ($125)
  • Phantom Glass screen protector ($49.95–$59.95)
  • Sedona Lace makeup-brush set ($109.95)
  • Memobottles reusable water bottle ($47)
  • Gleener on the Go lint remover ($11.99)
  • Mission1 protein bar ($5.64)
  • Personalized M&Ms ($300)
  • Greenhill Blanc de Blancs wine ($39)
  • Delovery gift basket ($2,000)
  • Chocolatines Drunken Fig Cake Bites ($35)
  • El Silencio Mezcal ($75)
  • Signature Vodka ($70)
  • Rouge Maple culinary products ($99)
  • Haze Dual Vaporizer ($249.99)
  • Vampire Breast Lift ($1,900)
  • 740 Park plastic surgery ($5,530)
  • Nuelle Fiera arouser for her ($250)
  • Belldini gift certificate ($300+)
  • Druzy earrings ($25)
  • Pearls
  • Mint Paper Plates
  • Belldini gift certificate ($300+)
  • Druzy earrings ($25)
  • Caolion Ultimate Pore Care gift set ($134)
  • A lifetime supply of Pu-erh Tea skincare products ($31,200)
  • 10 personal training sessions with Alexis Seletzky ($900)
  • Tribute video services ($125)
  • Healing Saint Luminosity skin serum and hair follicle stimulant ($193)
  • Fit Club TV “Ultimate Fitness Package” ($6,250)
  • 3 fitness training sessions with Jay Cardiello ($1,400)
  • Sterling silver necklace ($150)
  • Purely Inspired Organic Protein ($19.97)
  • Steamist spa system ($5,060)
  • Hydroxycut Gummies ($19.88)
  • Private walking tour of Japan for up to 15 days ($54,000)
  • 10-day all-expenses-paid trip to Israel ($55,000)
  • 3-day stay at the Golden Door Spa Resort 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 ($5,000)
  • A 10,000-meal donation made in the nominee’s name to an animal shelter or rescue of their choice ($6,300)

Did You Catch The Oddest Gift?
Vampire Breast Lift Anyone?


Kim Kardashian getting a Vampire Face lift

Developed by the people behind the Vampire FaceLift, the procedure has been gaining attention and popularity since Kim Kardashian was seen having it done.

The procedure starts with roughly two teaspoons worth of blood drawn from the patient. Using a centrifuge, the physician takes about 10-minutes to isolate platelets from the blood. Platelets have general healing properties and can renew tissue.

Once those healing properties are activated, the platelets are injected back into the patient. The outcome is that old skin, either on the face or around the bust area, will be renewed, smoothed, and firmed by the body’s natural healing abilities.

The Vampire process is said to be safer, healthier, and more natural than other cosmetic surgeries. It does not include any foreign substances being injected or implanted into the body, and it doesn’t require any major surgery.

Back to the Oscars

There’s controversy surrounding the gifts, but it’s not what you may think. While the Academy may not condemn the items in the gift bags, they do object to these gift bags being handed out in their name.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has nothing to do with these gift bags. The bags themselves are created and marketed by a company Distinctive Assets. And, according to a lawsuit filed by the Academy, the company is in violation of trademark infringement and dilution and false advertising. The Academy wants the gift bags to stop and damages equal to three times whatever profits are realized from sales of the bags.

With the Oscars airing Sunday, February 28th, it seems like the Academy doesn’t want anything pulling news away from the event itself. And nothing can draw focus away from an award ceremony like the nominees being asked on the Red Carpet just how much of their blood has been injected into their breasts.