The 66th Annual Grammy Awards aired from Los Angeles last night and, of course, it was plenty entertaining. Artists who walked away with Grammys included Taylor Swift (Album of the Year), Miley Cyrus, SZA, Chris Stapleton and boygenius. But other presenters and performers didn't go home empty-handed either. Behind the scenes, they could visit an exclusive gifting lounge and pick up a $36,000 Grammy gift bag.
Los Angeles-based entertainment marketing company Distinctive Assets has partnered with the Recording Academy for 25 years to produce the officialGrammys gift lounge, as well as providing presenter and performer gift bags. (It’s the same company behind the six-figure Oscars swag bags.)
Additionally, Grammy presenters and performers took home legendary gift bags valued at $36,000 each. In addition to products, the bags were filled with vouchers for extravagant things like a private performance by mentalist Carl Christman (valued at $25,000) and a personal sleep consultation with a neuroscientist and sleep expert at Wesper, as well as Dyson Zone headphones.
According to a press release, the bag includes products by brands that embrace "inclusivity and philanthropy." (See the full list.)
Take a look at some items from the gift bags that are on the more affordable side — the ones that you may want to purchase for yourself. From incredible skin care products to tasty snacks, you can feel like a Grammy presenter or performer in your own home.
In the spirit of competition and fun, the bags included this simple, quick-playing board game that the whole family (ages 8 and up) can get in on. Players compete in rounds, taking turns sliding their tokens down the three-foot game board, trying to get them to land on properties or knock other players' tokens into jail or off the board. At the end of each round, players collect or pay, based on where their tokens land. The player with the most money at the end wins.
The gift bags at the Grammys included a year’s supply of Oxygenetix's award-winning and celebrity-favorite foundation and concealer. The foundation is super breathable and soothing, thanks to its aloe vera base, and it claims to help build collagen and elastin as you wear it. You can get it in any of 15 shades on Amazon.
The Solawave works to fade blemishes, tighten skin, smooth fine lines and increase your skin’s glow with daily five-minute sessions. It combines four skin care therapies to improve skin, including red light therapy, micro-current, facial massage and therapeutic warmth.
Kérastase is a French luxury hair care brand and one of its bestselling products is the Elixur Ultime. It contains three oils — camellia, marula and argan — that work to revive and nourish hair, make it super-shiny and leave it frizz-free.
The Bird Buddy is a solar-powered smart bird feeder that has a camera installed to record your little visitors. The camera also snaps still pictures to instantly recognize the type of bird at the feeder and sends the photos to your phone via a mobile app. Install it in your backyard to see who comes by.
Karma Nuts air-roasted cashews are all non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free and retain their natural skins for two times the fiber content. Last night's recipients received a variety pack of bestselling flavors including Sea Salt, Cocoa Dusted, Golden Turmeric, Cinnamon, Peri Peri and Toasted Coconut. (Note: I've tried these great-tasting snacks, and the Toasted Coconut tastes like dessert!)
Clean your jewelry and your hands at the same time with this plant-based, multitasking soap. It removes dirt, oil, lotions and product buildup to leave your jewelry sparkling and your hands soft and moisturized. With your rings and bracelets on, lather up about three pumps of the wash, then rinse, pat dry and let it shine.
Of course, if you're at the Grammys, you probably have done your fair share of vocal training. Still, the Ovoo Sing Ring could help any singer or speaker by providing a little resistance training to help warm up those vocal chords. The co-founder of Oovo and inventor of its Sing Ring first had the idea for its vocal training products while working for the Grammy Museum's Education Department.
You may have seen Poppi on Shark Tank. The bestselling brand's sodas combine fruit juices and prebiotics, so not only are they tasty, but they're good for your gut. Each can contains 25 calories or less and no more than 5 grams of sugar. Try classic cola or root beer, or go fruity with cherry limeade or cranberry fizz.
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