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2016 Oscar Gift Lounges and Gift Bags

The Huffington Post logo The Huffington Post 28/02/2016 Zorianna Kit

In the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards, the amount of parties, gifting lounges, private celebratory dinners reach a a crescendo with stars often making appearances at multiple events during the course of one day.
This year gift lounges showered talent with free products such as electronic hover boards, trips to exotic islands, beauty procedures and onsite massages or manicures. Other companies eschewed the social aspect of a gifting suite and instead put together gift bags that were sent directly to A-list talent.
Below are five gifting suites, while the next five suits and/or gift bags can be found here.GBK AND LIFECELL PRESENT THE 2016 PRE-ACADEMY AWARDS GIFT LOUNGE at the London West Hollywood
In addition to presenting sponsor LifeCell's anti-aging products, celebs received gift certificates for non-invasive laser liposuction to get rid of stubborn fat pockets at the Alessi Institute for Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills.
On-site treatments included eyebrow threading by Brow Art 23 and neck and shoulder fixes by Toronto-based chiropractor Dr. Liza. Meanwhile The Love Institute was giving out gift certificates couples massage classes so A-listers can learn effective techniques and share them with loved ones.
There were timepieces, tourbillon necklaces, clutches and tablet bags by Egard Watch Company. American Hat Makers handed out handmade leather hats including fedoras, top hats, shade hats, steampunk and its newest owl wisdom hat, as seen below on Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and his daughter Annalise Bishop.
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The San Diego Zoo Global, which is celebrating its 100-year anniversary, was inviting celebrities to visit its zoo and safari park for VIP tours. NoStreaks Detail was offering mobile detailing services.
Electronics were a-plenty, such as the Elemoon, a "smart bracelet" that changes color to match outfits, a hands free electric skateboard from Swagway and the world's first 3D printing pen from CreoPop.
Sweets were provided by Confetti Sweets boutique bakeshop's chocolate chip cookies and Baron Chocolatier among numerous other goodies and beverages.
The suite benefited three charities - Face Forward, Lambda Legal and Spring Up.

There was plenty of fashion such as women's dresses from Single Dress that ran the gamut from casual to flirty to red-carpet worthy sequences. Garment production house DiSnapback brought their men's caps, short-sleeved hoodies and jogger sweatpants to gift.
Fit For A Belle's Megan Williams gave out her collection of fashionable workout wear that comes with a southern spin. The line features hoodies, tanks, sports bars, leggings, shorts, sweatpants, backpacks and more with Williams' signature bright colors, cheetah prints, frills and lace, pink barbell logos and printed inspirational quotes like "Never Give Up."
2016-02-25-1456370268-192331-OSCARWINNERGEORGECHAKIRISDRIVINGAMASERATIGHIBLI.jpg © Provided by The Huffington Post 2016-02-25-1456370268-192331-OSCARWINNERGEORGECHAKIRISDRIVINGAMASERATIGHIBLI.jpg Presenting sponsor Maserati with Oscar winning actor George Chakiris (West Side Story) at Doris Bergman's Style Lounge.

My Saint My Hero - whose motto is: God is real, prayer works and love heals - had its Blessing Bracelets including the popular Serenity and Breathe lines. A new addition this time was the Grace, with it's image of the ancient Scapular.
Pura D'or gave out thickening shampoo and argan oil-infused conditioner and there was soap-infused body sponges from Spongelle. Designer Debra Mitchell handed out her Twisted Silver line of jewelry made out of earth metals, recycled raw materials, and antique trinkets.
Celebs left with giftbags that included a wine/champagne sealer from Rabbit and a cast aluminum five-in-one frying pan from Master Pan. Gift donations were made to Wednesday's Child.

This "consolation prize" is being gifted to "losing" Academy Award nominees, making everyone a winner in their own right.
Halo, Purely for Pets is launching their Halo Freeze-Dried kibble in the gift bag. In partnership with, the company is also providing a 10,000 meal donation in the nominees' names to an animal shelter or rescue of their choice.
Skincare includes a lifetime supply of Pu-erh Tea Skincare (nourishing cream and cleansing bar) from Lizora, pore-targeting products by Caolion and anti-aging skin/hair goods from Healing Saint Luminosity.
Adventure travel company Walk Japan is gifting a private buyout for two of any Walk Japan tour for up to 15 days. The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria in Sorrento, Italy, and the Grand Hotel Tremezzo in Lake Como are both giving three complimentary nights in one of their suites.
Other goodies include electric bikes from ProdecoTech with 600 watt motors, Swiss eyewear from Vitris, women's leather ballet flats by Tieks, personalized chocolate M&M's and portable Haze Dual V3 vaporizers.
2016-02-25-1456369515-6186436-ProdecotechHers.jpg © Provided by The Huffington Post 2016-02-25-1456369515-6186436-ProdecotechHers.jpg Electric bikes from ProdecoTech featured in Distinctive Assets' gift bagROGER NEAL STYLE HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY AND COUTURE SUITE at the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel in Beverly Hills.
The event, which benefited The John Ritter Foundation, showcased gowns by designers Sonjjia Baram, Dipaula Designs and Olga Blanc. On-site treatments included massages by Brynn Cannon, facials by My Bare Beautiful Skin and lash extensions by Longmi Lashes. Nu Bra provided various undergarments for stars to look their best before the gown goes on.
Celebs received gift bags containing a collection of salts from Hepp's Salt Co. including black truffle, roasted garlic and red clay. There was haircare by Neuma, skincare by G.M. Collin and chardonnay by Lorimar Vineyards and Winery. Rabar Beauty and Hair Glamour by Lance both had gift certificates to for hair cuts and colors at their salons.
2016-02-28-1456637754-4509110-DSC_0126_01_01.JPG © Provided by The Huffington Post 2016-02-28-1456637754-4509110-DSC_0126_01_01.JPG Spotlight producers and best picture nominees Nicole Blye Faust and Nicole Rocklin at Roger Neal's style lounge.JAYNEONI MOORE'S PRE-OSCAR BOOM BOOM ROOM 2016 at the Century Park Hyatt Hotel
This gifting lounge catered to parents, moms-to-be, babies and small children with itmes such as teething mittens by The Munch Mitt and car seat/stroller covers by Turtle Toppy complete with mesh windows, toy loops, and pockets for everything from bottles to cell phones.
Jackie Edwards, a five-time Olympian long jumper, handed out her funky and fun compression socks to provide relief for pregnant women. However, they're so cute that every woman should wear them! In fact, Edwards - now also a personal trainer - wore compression socks as an athlete to help with recovery, blood circulation and muscle soreness.
Loulou LOLLIPOP gifted handcrafted silicone jewelry that teething babies can grab on to safely while in the arms of their caregivers. Groovy Charms had lead-free plastic charms for kids to make, share and trade such as hearts, high-top shoes, dolphins, sunglasses and more.
Actress and comedienne Kym Whitley - whose son has food allergies - was on hand to give out t-shirts and zip-bags from her Don't Feed Me company. The line lets others know what NOT to feed the child if the parent is not around to inform them.
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