Find out what’s in the Oscar nominees' gift bag this year
Cars, international trips and even some truly bizarre items will go home with nominees for the 2016 Academy Awards.
What's the next best thing to walking away with a coveted gold Oscar at the 88th Academy Awards? How about a gift bag filled with more than $200,000 in luxury goods and services?
Distinctive Assets (DA), a Los Angeles-based marketing firm that specializes in swag for high-profile events, has pulled back the curtain on this year's complimentary, record-setting gift bag for Oscar nominees. Dozens of people, including host Chris Rock, will walk away with what the group is calling "a blend of fabulous, fun and functional items meant to thrill and pamper those who may have everything money can buy but still savor the simple joy of a gift.”
What can Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities expect to take home besides the Oscar? Below are some highlights from this year's "everyone wins" gift bag.
If you're a celebrity who has yet to visit the world's sexiest city, you're in luck. Included with each gift bag is a first class 10-day trip to Israel. Highlights include strolling the country's many beaches, taking in the culture and nightlife, and touring its many vineyards and national parks. Want to extend your trip abroad? DA is also including a 15-day walking tour of Japan. Here's hoping it includes a spa visit to Kusatsu, a rock garden in Kyoto and the gorgeous 300,000-acre Shirakami-Sanchi forest.
Have your own destination in mind for producing or starring in that next survival thriller? Each nominee will receive a year's worth of unlimited Audi car rentals from Silvercar, as well as complimentary luxury stays at Italy's Grand Hotel Tremezzo and Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria.
Oscar nominees looking to sweat it out in 2016 will have plenty of options thanks to this year's gift bag. (Photo: Lucky Business/Shutterstock)
For those celebs who would like to tone up, but prefer not to do it from the comfort of their own homes, DA is offering a complimentary Fit Club TV “Ultimate Fitness Package” in a private villa. Also included are three training sessions with celebrity wellness expert and star of ABC's "My Diet Is Better Than Yours" Jay Cardiello.
Need to cheat a bit after sweating it out in the villa? Luxury chocolates, personalized M&M candies and even "diet gummy bears" are also included.
Personal skin care
This year's Oscars gift bag includes some luxurious, and downright bizarre, skin-care products. (Photo: Alliance/Shutterstock)
In addition to luxury skin care products and various apparel, this year's gift bag also includes some very odd services to sample. If that facial mask you recently tried just isn't doing the job, you might want to give "ultherapy" a shot. This non-surgical treatment, gifted by a doctor's office in New York City, uses ultrasound technology to "lift, tone and tighten your skin."
Need something more bizarre to drop at the next cocktail party? Try the "Vampire Breast Lift." Invented by Dr. Charles Runels of Alabama, the procedure involves extracting a patient's blood and injecting it back into their breast tissue. This reportedly results in breasts that are perkier, rounder and with less wrinkles. Or, you know, maybe just stick with the free skin cream.
You can see Lash Fary, founder of Distinctive Assets, provide a firsthand tour of last year's Academy Awards gift bag in the video below:
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