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What’s in the gift bag for Grammy presenters this year?

The increasingly irrelevant Grammy Awards are coming up Sunday night on CBS. If past years are anything to go by, ratings will once again be abysmal. Yet organizers gotta try to make this an interesting primetime variety show. That means they need to convinced a group of musical stars to be presenters as part of the broadcast. How do you do that? By giving people who are already rich lots of free sh*t.

The Hollywood Reporter says that gift bags have been assembled for the 145 people needed to hand out the awards. They will be available in the “gifting lounge” for the three days of rehearsals leading up to the event Sunday night. They’ll be able to browse through the following:

  • Miage Skincare products
  • Oxygenating foundation
  • A cordless robotic pool cleaner
  • A “health and longevity” bundle
  • “Sustainable” throw pillows
  • A selection of fine Chilean wine
  • Jewelry.
  • The Nap Bar’s “Better Sleep Box”
  • An all-in-one pet grooming vacuum blow dryer.
  • Some kind of “kitchen welcome package.”

Each gift bag will contain at least US$36,000 worth of stuff.

  • Vegan beveridges
  • “Portable antimicrobioal seats for personal items like purses.”
  • More skincare products
  • A bird feeder
  • A portable blender
  • Dyson noise-canceling headphones
  • “Mini Furby Furblets”
  • More makeup
  • A couple of hardcover books
  • Collagen gummies
  • Chocolates
  • Still more makeup
  • “Karma Nuts”
  • Various hair products
  • KISS(?) products
  • “Protein popcorn”
  • Pancake and waffle mix
  • Even more makeup
  • A Monopoly board game
  • Spa treatments
  • Socks
  • Shinery, a Canadian made dog and cat “superfood”
  • More haircare products
  • A “sleep consultation voucher”
  • An electric sparkling wine opener
  • A rolling dufflebag to carry all this (and more).

The rich are not like you and me.

Alan Cross

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One thought on “What’s in the gift bag for Grammy presenters this year?

  • And most of that would probably be tossed out. So much waste.


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