Oscars 2019: Here’s Everything Inside The $100,000 Gift Bag
Aside from honor, there are plenty of perks just for being nominated—at least for the 25 Oscar nominees in the acting and directing categories. Among them is the “Everyone Wins” Nominee Gift Bag valued at more than $100,000, including decadent vacations, VIP memberships, jewelry, and luxury beauty products. This is the 17th time Los Angeles-based marketing agency Distinctive Assets has put together this unofficial Oscars swag bag. And despite the already settled lawsuit for trademark infringement in 2016, the gift bag remains one of the more exciting celebrations around the year’s biggest awards show.
What distinguishes the 2019 gift bag from previous years is a broad selection of cannabis products. This “is tied to the legalization of cannabis in California.” said Lash Fary, founder of Distinctive Assets. In the name of etiquette, the organizers refused to share the bag’s exact value but added that it’s in the six-figure range. After all, this is more about applauding talents with “fun and festive” gifts than “boast[ing] an impressive value,” noted Fary.
While I would hardly describe dental floss as “festive,” others may beg to differ. Ranging from a $15,000 vacation to a glow-in-the-dark emoji plunger, here are the 53 things you can find in this year’s “Everyone Wins” Nominee Gift Bag. A luxury small-ship adventure to one of four options—Iceland, the Galapagos, the Amazon, Costa Rica, and Panama—by International Expeditions (valued at $15,000 to $20,000 per person)
A Yeti Cooler filled with Jarritos, plus a generous donation of the iconic Mexican soda (available in 11 flavors) for the nominee’s choice of charitable event Private therapy sessions with leading phobia relief expert Kalliope Barlis
Annual membership to the exclusive MOTA Los Angeles—a cannabis-friendly social club—along with access for three guests
Premium A. Junod absinthe handcrafted in Pontarlier, France
Ten personal training sessions with LA-based celebrity trainer Alexis Seletzky
Limited-edition AP4GooD designer T-shirts
Personalized stained-glass portrait by artist John Thoman
A weeklong beachfront vacation at Avaton Luxury Villas Resort in Halkidiki, Greece
Limited-edition Blush & Whimsy color-changing lipstick