Everyone Wins at the Oscars Nominee Gift Bags: Swag to Console Losing Nominees!

It was the Super Bowl of Awards Season. It was Hollywood’s Biggest Night. It’s the Oscars®. While a select few will take home Oscar Gold, the night’s talented and glamorous “losers” won’t be left empty handed thanks to Distinctive Assets. The LA-based marketing firm that launched the craze of celebrity swag over 14 years ago will once again be consoling non-winning Oscar nominees with their annual Everyone Wins at the Oscars Nominee Gift Bag.

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“To be part of the film industry’s biggest night on any level is thrilling,” says Distinctive Assets’ founder Lash Fary. “We always look forward to introducing celebrities to an array of companies with fabulous gifts to share . . . but it’s particularly fun to be able to do so when you know it will truly brighten someone’s day. Even Hollywood’s most acclaimed stars are disappointed over this particular loss, and when our consolation gift shows up the next day we like to think it is welcome distraction.”

Judging by the response from Hugh Jackman, Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett, Dame Helen Mirren, Ron Howard and Jeremy Renner, it has been working!

This year’s nominee gift bag is once again an eclectic fusion of fun, fabulous and functional items meant to titillate and indulge those who may have everything but still relish receiving a present.

The 2013 Everyone Wins at the Oscars Nominee Gift Bag is valued in excess of $45,000.

CHOCOLATINES BY SWEET ENDEAVOURS………………$95.00
Chocolatines presents the Yellow Gold Diamond Collection, a “koji” sake-infused center encased in a 72% dark chocolate shell and adorned with a sugar diamond. In an effort to support the recovery of 2011’s tsunami tragedy that struck Japan, we use a premium sake made in a region that was impacted by the disaster.
www.chocolatines.com

LIZARD ISLAND and EL QUESTRO HOMESTEAD …………….…$12,000.00
Choice between two luxury destinations Down Under: Lizard Island – listed as one of the top 10 resorts in the world and positioned atop the Great Barrier Reef or El Questro Homestead – an ultra private resort right in the middle of the Outback.
www.lizardisland.com.au
www.elquestro.com.au

D’MILIKAH SWIMWEAR………..$250.00
The D’Milikah 2013 Swimwear Collection is Brazilian inspired with a touch of Italian handcraft adorning each unique piece. Specializing in swimwear that captures the essence of everyday real women of all sizes, the D’Milikah trend setting collection is designed to make all women feel gorgeous, fashionable, and sexy. D’Milikah has expanded their swimsuit collection to also include casual wear, dresses, and accessories. So whether you’re taking a dip, catching some rays, or having a night out on the town, D’Milikah has everything you need for a perfect day (or night) out.
www.dmilikah.com

SEYIE DESIGN………………….….$7,400.00
Seyie Design is a boutique design firm that brings fashion, function and interior branding to residences and to beauty, fashion and lifestyle clients.
www.seyiedesign.com

DEVICEWEAR……………$137.80
Devicewear cases including Ridge for iPad with Six Position Stand ($42.95), Ridge for iPad Mini with Six Position Stand ($39.95), Station drop protection case for iPad ($34.95), and Sketchy design-your-own iPhone 5 case ($19.95).
www.devicewear.com

CARLITOS BRAND ………………$850.00
Carlitos Brand is a new line of tennis shoes hand-illustrated by Jeanette Longoria. Each nominee to receive one pair of limited edition shoes ($350) plus a gift certificate for a one-of-a-kind customized pair ($500).
www.carlitosbrand.com

EZDETAILER…………………$30.00
EZdetailer Premium Detailing Kit combines our all-in-one vehicle detailing products in an easy to use application. Carnauba Wax, Tire Shine and Trim-Protectant. EZdetailer is the smallest but most effective detailing kit on the market.
www.ezdetailer.com

LIVE IN FITNESS ENTERPRISE (LIFE)…………………..$4,100.00
1 Week All Inclusive Fitness and Weight Loss Retreat.
www.liveinfitness.com

NAKED CONDOMS …….…$20.00/Six Pack Box
Naked – the finest condoms in the world.
www.nakedcondoms.com

M3K BEAUTY ………………$100.00
M3K Beauty products (including M3K Optimized Matrix Regenerative Hand Crème) for exceptionally healthy and vibrant skin.
www.m3kbeauty.com

ROUGE MAPLE ………………………………………$120.00
Rouge Maple Gourmet Products, featuring the “best you’ve ever tasted” maple syrup.
www.rougemaple.com

CELEBRITY ACUPUNCTURIST/NUTRITIONIST HEATHER LOUNSBURY….…$600.00
Acupuncture, Aromatherapy and Nutrition Sessions with Heather Lounsbury.
www.livenaturallivewell.com

SLIMWARE ………………………….…$59.00
Portion consciousness is disguised in the design with this chic line of dinnerware. Now available in three microwave-safe ceramic styles.
www.slimware.com

BORN FREE USA ………………….……….…$20.00
Proudly show your love of wildlife with this Born Free USA 100% organic cotton t-shirt. All proceeds from the sales of these shirts benefit our life-saving work for wild animals.
www.bornfreeusa.org

NJOY KING …………………$40.00
It’s a premium electronic cigarette with the look, feel and flavor of the real thing, but without the tobacco smoke. Instead it emits a flavorful but odorless vapor.
www.NJOY.com

HUNTLEY DRIVE FITNESS ……………$850.00
Package of 10 Personal Training Sessions. Huntley Drive Fitness caters to those who take their workout goals seriously. With a diverse clientele and multiple services ranging from nutrition counseling to physical therapy, your physical fitness regimen will reflect both quality and discretion. As an exclusively private training facility, Huntley Drive Fitness offers celebrities a premium training experience.
www.huntleydrivefitness.com

HICKIES………………….$19.99
HICKIES is an elastic lacing system that allows you to turn any shoe into a slip on.
www.hickies.com

THE GREEN GARMENTO….….…………..$9.99
Eco-friendly, attractive and affordable all-in-one laundry/duffel/garment bags for a clean closet and a clean planet.
www.thegreengarmento.com

LE PETIT CIRQUE ……………..…………$400.00
North America’s only all-kid pro Cirque troupe.
www.lepetitcirquela.com

CHA CHA CHIC …………………$125.00
Latin-inspired apparel.
www.cha-chachic.com

TOUCHFIRE …………….…$49.95
With the Touchfire Screen-top iPad Keyboard, you can feel where the keys are and rest your fingers on the home row without accidentally triggering the touch screen. You can now type quickly, accurately and comfortably. The Touchfire works with all full-size 9.7” iPads, from the original first generation iPad to the newest fourth generation model.
www.touchfire.com

ARTIST DAN DUFF ……………….…$152.75
Signed, Limited Edition, 17” x 23” Fine Art Print “Abraham” by Dan Duff.
www.duffdan.com

JAN LEWIS DESIGNS ……………….…$100.00
Jan Lewis has created a new bangle bracelet line in her signature “dot” style of lightweight wood, hand-painted by Fair Trade artisans. They are distinctive intricate patterns in designer hues.
www.janlewisdesigns.com

KOLOA LANDING RESORT ……………….…$2,000.00
5-night accommodations in a two bedroom luxury villa on the South Shore of Kauai.
www.koloalandingresort.com

RENOUVE ANTI-AGING EVERY DAY DEFENSE ….…………$406.00
The skin on our hands is fragile and the first to show signs of aging. Renouve was born out of a desire for a natural hand lotion that maintains youthful skin and eliminates bacteria without leaving our hands at the mercy of devitalizing ingredients. Renouve has added luxury and class to a product that is both practical and aspirational. The perfect travel companion, it can be used throughout the day to cleanse the hands and leave the skin radiant.
www.renouve.com

BINE & BAS …….…….…$185.00
Men’s Spread Collar Woven Button Down Shirt.
www.bineandbas.com

TAKE 2 BY LEEZA GIBBONS ….…………….…$24.00
Take 2: Your Guide to Happy Endings and New Beginnings. If life is an epic saga, who is writing your narrative? Whether you find yourself trudging along in boredom or caught up in a chaotic whirlwind of overcommitment, you can still take creative control and declare that it’s Your Life, Your Rules. This is a book about rebooting your story at any point. It’s about starting over; taking inventory; and getting smarter, stronger, and sexier with no apologies, no regrets, and no turning back.
www.leezagibbons.com/book

IMANTA ……$3,300.00
Resort stay in Ocean Casa – a 2,500 square foot free-standing luxurious suite with partial ocean view.
www.imantaresorts.com

GLEENER ….……….…$19.99
Gleener The Ultimate Fuzz Remover gets rid of annoying fuzz balls commonly found on sweaters, coats, pants, skirts, scarves, blankets, sofas, etc. Unlike battery operated fabric shavers, this puppy actually works and won’t cause holes.
www.gleener.com

KRYSTAL KLEAR WATER ….……….…$795.00
Under Counter Water Filtration System – designed to remove or reduce the harmful contaminants, chemicals and pollutants in tap water, which will give clean, clear water at every faucet in your home.
www.krystalklearwater.com

CHEETZ BY MARGI KENT ….…….…$69.95
Cheetz is a new and unique line of body slimmer’s that contour, shape and slim the body. Designer Margi Kent used her knowledge and expertise is fashion design and costuming to create a body slimmer unlike anything else on the market.
www.margikent.com

JAYS OF SWEDEN ….…………….…$70.00
Jays is a Swedish company developing highly musical headsets for Mobile Music, in their own design. a-JAYS Four is a top seller in a number of countries and comes with a tangle free cable, a premium sound and a remote control that works with iPhone and other Apple products.
www.jays.se

THE VAMPIRE FACELIFT ….…….…$5,000.00
The Vampire Facelift is a designer procedure that deploys the use of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers (HA Filler) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
www.vampirefacelift.com

DUETTE………………………$80.00
Bracelets that double as hair ties.
www.duettehair.com

MACARON MAGNIFIQUE…………………$60.00
Macaron Magnifique is a customized, gluten-free Parisian Macaron Company established in August 2012 by celebrity stylist Lauren Rae Levy and her father Marvin. Made with almond flour and an almond base, the delicious Macaron is a healthier guilty pleasure. All of the Macarons are made with love in the USA and can be shipped within 3 business days to any domestic destination in the states.
www.macaronmagnifique.com

DUKAN DIET……………$411.96
Everything an Oscar nominee needs to reach and maintain their True Weight: The Essential Guide to the Dukan Diet, Goji Berries, Oat Bran Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oat Bran Coconut Almond Bars and Complimentary Dukan Diet Coaching.
www.dukandiet.com

SOUTHERN BAKED CANDLE…………………..$204.00
Custom candles and wax sculptures. If you can dream it, we can build it!
www.southernbakedcandle.com

LIERAC PARIS…….…$98.00
The leaders in cosmeceutical skin care offer a beauty package that includes full-size Sensorielle Multi-use oil, travel size Gommage body scrub, travel size Sensorielle multi-use oil mini and Crème Mesolift anti-aging radiance cream.
www.lierac-usa.com

PHYTO……….…$113.00
The experts in botanical hair care offer a beauty package that includes Phytovolume Actif Volumizer Spray, Phytolaque Soie Light Hold Hair Spray, Phyto Professional Intense Volume Mousse and Phytodefrisant Botanical Straightening Balm.
www.phyto-usa.com

SEDU…………….…$530.00
Sedu tools were developed by top-scientists around the world to offer products that withstand any styling challenge. Once you use them, you’ll love them! Oscar Nominee gifts include Sedu Revolution 6000i Hair Dryer ($160), Sedu Icon Styling Iron ($250) and Sedu Revolution Clipless Curling Iron ($120).
www.sedubeauty.com

JNL CLOTHING + JNL FUN FIT FOODIE COOKBOOK …………$150.00
JNL Clothing shirts + JNL Fusion DVDs! Jennifer Nicole Lee revolutionized the entire fitness industry by turning it upside down with her trademark slogan “Strong is the New Skinny!”, which shot to fame when she started printing them on Tshirts and tank tops, thus creating her entire Urban Streetwear Lifestyle brand called JNL Clothing. She has a passion for healthy food and cooking as well! Her “Fun Fit Foodie Cookbook” will keep your tastebuds happy and help you achieve your fitness goals, the FUN FIT FOODIE WAY!
www.JNLClothing.com

HEATHROW BY INVITATION…………………..$1,800.00
Welcome to Heathrow Airport’s best kept secret: Heathrow By Invitation. For years, Heathrow has offered a private VIP service for dignitaries and Heads of State. Heathrow is proud to extend this service to the world’s most discerning travelers. As guests of the airport, you will be personally greeted at the aircraft and attended by staff familiar with the protocol of high profile diplomats. Bypassing the main terminals and other passengers, you can relax in your own personal lounge, in total privacy where all the check-in processes and security are taken care of. You are then whisked away by luxury limousine to the steps of your departing flight, or collected directly from the aircraft when arriving or transferring. It’s a seamless private and personal travel service. Next time you use Heathrow, indulge in a private jet experience at the world’s best connected airport.
www.heathrowbyinvitation.com

WINDEX TOUCH-UP CLEANER…………..$3.99
Windex Touch-Up Cleaner offers a fast and convenient solution to clean and sanitize the most frequently used surfaces in the home without missing a beat. Creatively packaged in a bottle designed to stay out near the action where people need it most – the kitchen and bathroom – Windex Touch-Up Cleaner helps quickly clean those little messes so they don’t become bigger chores. By having the new Windex Touch-Up Cleaner right there when and where you need it, cleaning life’s everyday messes has never been easier. Available in two varieties: Bathroom Windex Touch-Up Cleaner in Fresh Scent and Kitchen Windex Touch-Up Cleaner in Glistening Citrus Scent.
www.windex.com

HYDROXYCUT ……………….…$50.00
Lose weight with Hydroxycut Gummies and Hydroxycut Sprinkles. Losing weight can taste great! New Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Gummies are a new way to get the same clinically proven key weight loss ingredients as regular Pro Clinical Hydroxycut but in delicious gummies. And with Hydroxycut Sprinkles, you simply sprinkle on all your meals, enjoy your food as it doesn’t alter the taste or texture, and lose weight when added to your healthy, active lifestyle. Free of stimulants, sugar, lactose and gluten.
www.hydroxycut.com

DIET PEPSI………….………$250.00
The gift of Diet Pepsi along with a Samsung WB150F wi-fi powered camera that allows user to shoot and share photos instantly on social networking sites.
www.dietpepsi.com

LOCALLY GROWN. GLOBALLY KNOWN. (LGGK) .……$300.00+
Made in the USA Premium Street Lux Apparel, the LISTEN Collection by LGGK.
www.shopLGGK.com

BONITA PLATINUM TEQUILA …………$99.00
The world’s only five times distilled tequila. Xzibit’s own 100% agave luxury blanco bottled in pure crystal.
www.bonitaspirits.com

ST. REGIS PUNTA MITA ………..……$3,000.00
Three nights in a deluxe oceanview suite at the AAA-Five-Diamond St. Regis Punta Mita, including daily breakfast, massages at Remède Spa, fine dining at Carolina restaurant.
www.stregis.com/puntamita

THE GETTY ………………..……$29.95
This Is the Day: The March on Washington is a stirring photo-essay by photographer Leonard Freed documenting the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom of August 28, 1963, the historic day on which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the base of the Lincoln Memorial. This book commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the historic march that ultimately led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
www.shop.getty.edu

SWYT CULTURE ………………..……$48.00
Embellished with a feminine flower and crystals on the toe, these comfortable flats add a polished finished to any look. Designed for fit . . . Loved for style.
www.swytculture.com

YOUTHH2O…………………$420.00
A year’s supply of youthH2O, a caffeine free Age Defying System made with organic superfoods. Price of individual product: $34.99.
www.youthH2O.com

CELEBRITY TRAINER LALO FUENTES ………..……$625.00
5 private training sessions with celebrity trainer Lalo Fuentes.
www.lalofitness.com

About Distinctive Assets
Established in 1999, Distinctive Assets’ resume of events includes the GRAMMY Awards, Tony Awards, People’s Choice Awards, CMA Awards, MTV Movie Awards, Latin GRAMMYs, American Music Awards and Kids’ Choice Awards. Distinctive Assets not only produces the Gift Bags and Backstage Gift Lounges for many major award shows but also provides product placement, product introduction, event production, public relations and branding opportunities within the entertainment industry and beyond.

The Gift Bag and SWAG mentioned above have no official affiliation with AMPAS® or the Academy Awards®

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

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