The funny thing about becoming a celebrity is that once you have the means to afford the finer things in life, you start to get them for free. At Sunday’s Grammy Awards, guests were treated to gift bags that were valued at $30,000 USD, or $39,700 Canadian. Either way, that’s a lot of free stuff.
The bag was packed with products like gourmet almonds, herbal weight loss powder, aloe-infused water, tongue wands, deodorant, a reusable garment bag, and high-end skin care treatments. The Grammys gift bag also included two tickets to the Grammy museum, which feels a little one the nose.
PopSugar reported on some of the most expensive items in the gift bag, which included a week-long stay at a mindfulness spa, retailing for $13,250. We could definitely clear our schedule for that retreat.
Check out some of the most high-end and huh(?) products that Grammy guests were gifted this year. It’s an honour to be nominated, but personally we’d be happy with just the bag.
You better believe we’re making Sumptuous Lollies our first item highlighted in the Grammy gift bag. The lollipops are made with 24k gold (fun for future trips to the bathroom!) and are handcrafted by a mother and daughter duo in Alberta! Priced at $30 for a box of six, Grammy guests were treated to flavours like Blueberry Pie, Strawberry Pink Peppercorn, and Black Cherry Chili.
ONE WEEK AT THE GOLDEN DOOR SPA
Celebs attending the Grammys scored a week-long stay at the Golden Door Spa in San Marcos, California. With themed stays that include Food and Wine Week, Women’s Inner Wisdom Week, and Men’s Camp Week, guests are treated to daily spa treatments, fitness classes, clean eating, mindfulness studies, and stunning accommodations, all for around $13,250 per week.
The Grammys set the trend in music, so their grab bag should include trend-setting fashion. In this case, that means a $154 hoody from Biblical Threads.
EGGMAZING EGG DECORATOR
As seen on Shark Tank, the Eggmazing Egg Decorator makes decorating eggs easier than ever. Was it difficult before? For $33, it better be easy.
INSPIRE ME BRACELETS
Grammy guests will find inspiration on their wrists thanks to gifts from Inspire Me Bracelets, which run about $20 per inspirational wrist decoration.
ROCKSTAR JEWELRY NECKLACE
Rockstars should obviously wear jewelry designed specifically for them, which is why it makes sense that the Grammy grab bags included a necklace from Rockstar Jewelry valued at $48.
BABY SHARK DOLL
A hit is a hit and that “Baby Shark” song is a hit. It’s also the soundtrack to our nightmares, now with a $40 stuffed toy addition.
LAPIS GOLDEN GLOBE STRETCH BRACELET
While many of the Grammy gift bag items lean towards the frivolous side, the TAPS bracelet is not one of those items. The $65 bracelet is hand made by Afghan military widows, with proceeds going towards businesses run by Afghan women.
WALNI MOTIVATION CD
Grammy guests also received a $113 Walni motivational CD and a matching hat. For that price you could hire a motivational speaker to come to your home for an hour and they’d probably give you a hat and a t-shirt.
When you need a massage at home, the Naipo Massager is a great option. At only $61, it’s one of the more affordable items on the list, an impressive price for a product that claims to hit acupuncture points and relieve muscle tension and fatigue.
The Lumene Oil is a Valo Vitamin C Arctic Berry Cocktail Brightening Hydra-Oil, which is a very fancy way of saying it moisturizes your face. At $25 per bottle, you could have celebrity skin at an affordable price.
Smelling like a celeb comes at a slightly higher price. Grammy attendees got the gift of smell, which in this case means designing your own perfume, complete with a perfume name. For $350, Cardi B could be going home with Bodak Yellow Daisies perfume.
FLASHPATCH ILLUMINATING EYE GELS
Grammy guests that partied the night away could still look fresh the next morning thanks to the Flashpatch Illuminating Eye Gels, which sell for $20 for a pack of five.
SUTRA HAIR COCKTAIL
No designated driver needed with the Sutra Hair Cocktail. A few spritzes of the combination coconut oil, rose petal oil and marula oil leaves hair feeling refreshed for $53.
JOICO HAIR PRODUCTS
While most Grammy guests have their own personal hair stylists on call, they still need great products at home. The gift bag included a Joico pack of hair treatments, with a shampoo and condition set retailing around $25.
ORGANIC HAIR CARE
If your tresses prefer an organic product, the Grammy gift bag also comes with products from the OHC line, which come at a hefty hair price tag of $81 for a shampoo and conditioner Quench Gift Set.
THE GODS ATHENA CLOTH
Okay, this product is actually pretty cool and environmentally friendly. Rather than using disposable wipes to remove your makeup, the Gods Athena Cloth is the perfect partner for some warm water and cleanser, exfoliating skin and cleansing your face. At $40, it’s relatively affordable as well.
The golden Blazon Brush is made from 100 per cent reinforced boar bristle, which is ideal for treating all types of hair. It also comes with its own stand, because for $78 you’re not about to just toss this brush under your sink.
KUSSHI MAKEUP BAG
High-end makeup needs a high-end bag and that’s what Grammy guests got with the Kusshi Makeup Bag. With a slot for every brush and interior pockets for blenders and makeup products, the Kusshi Makeup Bag comes in at $158. That’s for an empty bag. So yeah, it’s pretty nice.
Grammy guests who want to go bare can use the Salix Lotion, which helps remove unwanted hair. At $106, the lotion comes in under the price of laser hair removal.
SONYA DAKAR SKIN CLINIC
For those hoping to get some TLC for their face, the Grammy gift bag includes skin treatments from the Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic, which start at $460 for Fitness Facials and go all the way up to $1060 for Infrared Sessions.
STIQIT SULFITE REMOVER
Attendees to this year’s Grammys can remove unwanted sulfites from their wine thanks to Stiqit sticks, which are stir sticks that are placed in wine to remove the chemical preservatives (that can cause headaches, upset stomachs, and face reddening, apparently). A pack of 24 sticks can treat six bottles of wine for $57.