Oscars' $232,000 gift bag: trips, plastic surgery, toilet paper
UPI News Service, 02/25/2016
A Los Angeles marketing firm has revealed the goodies inside this year's gift bags to Academy Award nominees: $232,00 worth of luxury goods, including $275 toilet paper.
The collection of items, put together by Distinctive Assets, is not sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The gifts to Hollywood elite include trips to Israel and Japan ($55,000 each), a year's worth of Audi car rentals ($45,000), cosmetic and beauty items such as a lifetime supply of Pu-erh Tea Nourishing Cream and Cleansing Bar ($31,200) and even a 10,000-meal donation made in the nominee's name to an animal shelter or rescue of their choice ($6,300).
The companies involved are excited for their products to be included and are advertising the Oscars gift bag on social media showing off their items. "The #OSCARS is around the corner! The #Haze is ready, are you?," Haze Technologies wrote on Twitter alongside their Dual Vaporizer which will be in the bag.
"Hollywood stars will be treated to an intimate surprise at the Academy Awards this year with a Joseph's Toiletries Welcomer," Joseph's Toiletries wrote on Facebook alongside a photo of its high-end, gift-boxed toilet paper ($275).
The Academy sued Distinctive Assets on Feb. 16 claiming trademark infringement and accusing the firm of misleading the public about its unofficial relationship with the awards show.
Here's what's the gift bags -- higher than last year's $160,000 value:
- Haze Dual Vaporizer ($250)
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- 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 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)
The Oscars will be presented on live television Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on ABC.
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