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The Oscar Gift Bag 2019

Inside the Celeb Oscar Swag Bag
February 23, 2019
By , Associate Editor

The best part of being nominated for an Oscar isn’t actually winning – it’s the six-figure swag bag that’s gifted to the nominees. And naturally, when it comes to “free swag,” the unofficial Oscar bag falls nothing short of simply glamorous – and everyone loves free stuff. Lash Fary, the owner and founder of the LA-based marketing agency Distinctive Assets, has been named the ‘Sultan of Swag,’ and for good reason. He’s put together the most coveted gift bag for the top 25 Oscar nominees for the 17th year now. In 2019, it’s the “Everyone Wins” Nominee Gift Bag. This year, some of the gift recipients include Lady Gaga, Christian Bale, Glenn Close, Rami Malek, Melissa McCarthy, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Emma Stone, Mahershala Ali and Spike Lee.

Flora Farms, Farm-To-Table dinner

The bag contains everything from jewelry, art, and beauty products, to luxury travel packages and opportunities to donate to charity. Some of the more notable gifts in the bag are the “experience gifts” – such as the luxury adventure-style International Expeditions small ship vacation to either Iceland, the Galapagos, the Amazon, or Costa Rica and Panama. The bag also includes private therapy sessions with NYC-based, world-renowned phobia relief expert Kalliope Barlis; a week-long vacation at the Avaton Luxury Villas Resort in Halkidiki in Greece; ten personal training sessions with LA celebrity Alexis Seletzky – and that’s only a small part of the virtual stuff. There are other vacations, treatments, farm-to-table meals, weekend getaways, wellness retreats, and poolside dinners.

Of the more tangible gifts, the swag bag includes a bottle of Premium A. Junod Absinthe (hand-crafted in Pontalier, France), a multitude of CBD-infused chocolates and beauty products, a handmade ZuZu Kim Couture Bowtie, custom fragrances, garment bags, dog leashes, cookies, dental products, even a toilet plunger – and dozens of other things imaginable and unimaginable.

We love the Academy – but we love the swag bags even more. 

Costa Rica, Panama-San-Lorenzo: International Expeditions