Here’s what’s inside the expensive GRAMMYs gift bags given to artists like Lizzo, Bad Bunny and Olivia Rodrigo
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The 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air from Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 5 and per usual, you can expect it to be plenty entertaining. The show will again be hosted by Trevor Noah and feature presenters like Olivia Rodrigo, Shania Twain, Cardi B and even First Lady Jill Biden. Although, you know you’re probably going to tune in for the major performances from artists like Bad Bunny, Lizzo and Sam Smith. While you’ll see them all on stage, what you won’t see is the huge gift lounge presenters and performers will get to visit, and the extravagant gift bags they’ll receive behind the scenes.
LA-based entertainment marketing company Distinctive Assets has a long-standing partnership with the Recording Academy in producing the one and only official GRAMMYs Gift Lounge, as well as Presenter and Performer Gift Bags. It’s also the same company behind the Oscar’s six-figure swag bags.
The Gift Lounge, hosted by Tom’s Watch Bar at L.A. Live and sponsored by ReFa and Miage Skincare, is where presenters and performers can rack up swag like the Bugaboo Fox 3 luxury stroller, Havaianas sandals, a Marei1998 faux fur handbag and Dog-E, a robot dog from WowWee.
GRAMMYs presenters and performers will also receive legendary gift bags with expensive services like the Art Lipo Celebrity Arms Sculpting procedure by Dr. Thomas Su in Tampa, Fla., up to $10,000 of treatments at rejuvenation procedures with Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich in New York City, and a tasting experience at Kokomo in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Additionally, according to a press release, the bag includes products by brands that embrace diversity, inclusion and philanthropy in the beauty, food and entertainment categories. (You can see the full list here.)
Take a look below at nine top items from the gift bags that are more affordable and that you may want to purchase for yourself. From delicious popcorn and silk scrunchies to honey-based immune-boosting products, you can feel like a GRAMMY nominee at home.
1. JBL Pulse 5, $239
The JBL Pulse 5 is a portable Bluetooth speaker with 12 hours of playtime and lights that move to the beat of your music. Think of it as your best party companion.
2. Slip Pixie Mega Scrunchie Set, $55
If you hate the creases you get in your hair after putting it in a ponytail, you have to try these silk scrunchies. They’re designed to prevent creases and they won’t damage hair since they’re nearly frictionless.
3. Opopop Pop Cups Discovery Kit, 12-Pack, $34.99
If you love popcorn, you need to check out Opopop, the world’s first flavor-wrapped popcorn kernels. Essentially, flavors like Fancy Butter, Maui Heat, Cinnalicious and Vanilla Cake Pop cover each kernel. Simply pour the kernels into the brand’s microwave popper and try it yourself.
4. Beekeeper’s Naturals Propolis Throat Spray, $13.99
$13.99 at Beekeeper's Naturals
Flu season is in full swing and if you plan to travel or are feeling run down, this throat spray could help support your immune system. It features bee propolis, an antioxidant with immune-boosting compounds, according to the brand’s product description. Additionally, it can help ease a scratchy throat.
5. All Better Co. Don’t Scratch That Kit, $30
All Better Co. is a plant-based first aid brand and you don’t want to miss its mosquito bite care if you tend to be a bug magnet. This kit includes its CBD-based pen and tea tree oil-based patches to reduce inflammation and itchiness caused by mosquito bites.
6. Tranquini Wellness Drink, 6-Pack, $14.95
Tranquini is an adaptogen-infused sparkling drink that aims to make you feel calm and tranquil, hence the name. It features ingredients like green tea with L-Theanine, chamomile and lemon balm — no CBD, no sugar and no added preservatives included.
7. ReFa Fine Bubble S Shower Head, $300
This isn’t your ordinary shower head. ReFa’s features Japanese “Fine Bubble” technology to gently cleanse and moisturize skin. Essentially, ultra-fine bubbles and microbubbles help unclog pores so your skin is left clean, healthy and smooth.
8. Shinery Radiance Jewelry Wash, $28
Shinery’s Radiance Jewelry Wash is actually a plant-based hand soap that also cleans your jewelry. It removes dirt, oil, lotions and product buildup to leave your jewelry sparkling and your hands soft and moisturized. Leave your rings and bracelets on, lather up about three pumps of the wash, then rinse, pat dry and let it shine.
9. Karma Nuts Cashew Variety Pack, 6 Snack Packs, $14.99
Karma Nuts’ cashew snack packs are all non-GMO, vegan and gluten-free, and they ship nationwide. Celebrity recipients received a variety pack of four best-selling flavors — Sea Salt, Cocoa Dusted, Golden Turmeric and Cinnamon — and you can try them all, plus the Peri Peri and Toasted Coconut flavors, in this six-pack.
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