This Year's Oscars Gift Bag Includes CBD Simple Syrup and a 12-Day Yacht Experience
A typical party gift bag might include some candy and baked goods, or the occasional handy toiletry—for the Academy Awards, it’s an entirely different story. Each year, Distinctive Assets sends out “Everyone Wins” Nominee Gift Bags (produced independently of the Oscars) to nominees in the Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Director categories, and they’re always packed with luxury items and experiences. Case in point—this year’s bag, announced this week, includes a 12-day yacht vacation that costs nearly $80,000.
Instead of receiving the gift bag the night of the ceremony, the actors and directors will have it delivered to them in the week leading up to the show. The nominees for the 2020 awards (airing February 9) include Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cynthia Erivo, Saorise Ronan, Tom Hanks, and Joaquin Phoenix—here’s a sample of what they’ll be getting in their bags.
- A private in-home cannabis-infused chocolate culinary experience from Coda Signature. The tasting is for eight adults (must be 21 or older).
- Dinner for two at Flora Farms in San José del Cabo, which serves seasonal food with fresh ingredients, along with a two-night stay at one of two Auberge resorts in Los Cabos—Esperanza Resort or Chileno Bay Resort & Residences. The hotel stay also includes an on-site complimentary dinner.
- White absinthe by A. Junod, handcrafted at the Emile Pernot distillery in Pontarlier France.
- CBD simple syrup by CBD Barkeep, which comes in three flavors: blueberry lavender, elderflower, and vanilla.
- HFactor hydrogen-infused water.
- An assortment of French macarons by Mad Mac Macarons, co-owned by pastry chefs Ludovic Augendre and Florian Bellanger.
- A Pepperidge Farm Dark Chocolate Milano two-pack.
- A bottle of Próspero Tequila, created by Rita Ora and a master tequila distiller Stella Anguiano. (The particular bottle gifted will be the Blanco expression, according to the description.)
- A limited-edition collector box from Trust Me Vodka, including two bottles—one organic wheat vodka and one gluten-free potato vodka, which feature artwork by artist Caia Koopman.
- A silk robe and smart bra from SOMA, who is the presenting sponsor for the gift bag this year.
- A 12-day fully inclusive cruise for two, valued at $78,190, on the Scenic Eclipse expedition yacht. The package includes a Panorama or Spa Suite, unlimited food and beverage, butler service, chef-prepared picnics, a gym, and more.
- A 10-session personal training package with Alexis Seletzky, a Los Angeles-based trainer.
- A one-year membership to Drawing Down the Moon, a British matchmaking agency.
- A bath bomb made with 24 karat gold, hyaluronic acid, purple Brazilian clay, and vegan coconut milk, with charged amethyst crystal inside too.
- A stay at the Faro Cumplida lighthouse on La Palma, in Spain's Canary Islands.
- Two games from Exploding Kittens—Exploding Kittens and Throw Throw Burrito.
The 92nd annual Academy Awards airs Sunday, February 9 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.