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Oscar Gift Bags Have $45K Worth of Loot Inside: Here's What the Stars Are Getting

by Lindsay Mannering on February 22, 2013 at 5:11 PM

oscarDon't feel too bad for your favorite actor or director on Sunday night if they don't bring home the Academy Award. Even though they might not leave the theater with a golden statue, they're definitely walking away with a golden goodie bag. Reportedly, the 2013 Oscar gift bags have $45,000 worth of swag inside ranging from airline tickets to spa treatments to condoms and cigarettes.

Here's what's in the "2013 Everyone Wins at the Oscars Nominee Gift Bag":

 

  • A $12,000 trip to Australia -- nominees can choose between two luxury resort stays
  • $4,100 one-week all-inclusive fitness and weight loss retreat
  • $600 worth of acupuncture, aromatherapy, and nutrition sessions
  • $850 package of 10 personal training sessions
  • $795 under counter water filtration system
  • $5,000 "Vampire Facelift"
  • $3,000 stay at the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in Mexico
  • $400 circus lessons for nominee's children
  • $1,800 Heathrow Airport private VIP service
  • $204 custom candle package
  • $120 worth of maple syrup
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Condoms
  • "The Ultimate Fuzz Remover" lint roller
  • Windex
  • Laundry bag
  • Portion-control dinnerware
  • Combination bracelet-hair tie that goes for $80

Personally, I'm most interested in what "portion-control dinnerware" is. I mean, to hell with Australia, I want to know how my meals can get tinier!

Also, the gift bags are only for the losers in the A-list categories. Sorry, short film nominees!

Lest you believe the gift baggers went all out this year, last year's giveaway was a worth a whopping $65,000 and included a $15,000 bottle of booze. I suppose budget cuts are responsible for the $20,000 decrease in value this year.

A noticeable theme in the bag is, of course, looking and feeling your best, which is, of course, code for looking and feeling your skinniest. Well, everything except for that maple syrup is made to make you thinner. Wait! Maple syrup is used in the Master Cleanse! It, too, is promoting weight loss. Ah, Hollywood, some things never change.

Would this gift bag cheer you up if you lost the Oscar to Anne Hathaway?

 

Photo via dave b/Flickr

Filed Under: award shows

Comments

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  • LostS...
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    LostSoul88

    February 22, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    I want one of those grab bags 


  • Nuagent
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    Nuagent

    February 22, 2013 at 5:22 PM
    You listed water filtration system twice. Can someone explain the maple syrup?!
  • EmmaF...
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    EmmaFromEire

    February 22, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Have to laugh about the Heathrow deal. The only way Heathrow could be more crap is if the flights just didn't run at all. 


  • EmmaF...
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    EmmaFromEire

    February 22, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    @nuagent i would LOVE to know what's going on with the syrup!


  • ltc
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    ltc

    February 22, 2013 at 5:43 PM
    Everything given in the giftbag is sponsored and those sponsors have to PAY to get their stuff in the bag. The maple syrup is probably just a maple syrup company promoting themselves.
  • Coles...
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    Coles_mom

    February 22, 2013 at 5:43 PM
    Maple syrup? Vampire facelift? Uh....
    I thought those celeb bags came with Manolo shoes and Rolex watches. Needless to say, I'm not jealous. :)
  • Coles...
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    Coles_mom

    February 22, 2013 at 5:44 PM
    Oh....and WINDEX??? Bhahahaha!!!
  • DebaLa
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    DebaLa

    February 22, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Stars are forbidden to sell the bags, but they still do. Love the Windex touch, tho, apparently it's priceless!


  • Nycti...
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    Nyctimene

    February 22, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    It's a weird mix of super high-end items and then weird things. What if the nominees don't have children or want them to be rampaging around a trapeze or elephant? And then 'average person' things like Windex and Condoms alongside $12K vacation? Weird lol. And electronic cigarettes? Not EVEYONE in Hollywood smokes. :-p Not a great example. 


  • PonyC...
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    PonyChaser

    February 22, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    These bags have been around forever. But what I find ironic is the people who get them are many ofthe same ones who then turn around and whine about "the 1 percent" and how "the rich" get everything.


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