These are the most extravagant (and downright bizarre) gifts to ever be given in the Oscars goodie bags
The 2019 Oscars goodie bag was valued at around $100,000, which, compared to later years, seems pretty reasonable. It also had a bit of a theme: namely cannabis products, following the legalisation of cannabis in California. So, the nominees were treated to a membership of the exclusive MOTA Los Angeles (a cannabis-friendly social club), a CBD-infused anti-ageing treatment, and some cannabis edibles. We’re guessing the afterparty was pretty chilled, then?
As well as some activated coconut shell charcoal and bentonite clay toothpaste, the nominees of 2018 received a Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation® procedure, a DNA Health & Ancestry Service Kit, a levitating Bluetooth speaker, and some underarm sweat patches. Cool.
The 2017 Oscars will largely be remembered for a monumental gaffe, which saw La La Land mistakenly awarded ‘Best Picture’ before it was revealed that Moonlight had actually won. They were simpler times. On the bright side, the La La Land cast got to take home a six-day Hawaiian vacation, some SweetCheeks cellulite massage mats, and some chapstick – so it’s not all bad.
At $232,000, the 2016 Oscars goodie bag was their most expensive swag bag of all time. It contained a Vampire breast lift (valued at $1,900), a 10-day VIP trip to Israel ($55,000), a 15-day private walking tour of Japan ($54,000), and a Nuelle Fiera vibrator ($250), via Harper’s Bazaar.
The 87th Academy Awards ceremony saw Patricia Arquette deliver an incredible speech highlighting the pervasive nature of gender inequality. While she may have won ‘Best Supporting Actress,’ for her role in Boyhood, her fellow nominees got to take home a $12,500 camping trip, unlimited Audi car rentals for a year, and a $4,068 non-invasive liposuction wearable device. Eeeek.
As well as plenty of extravagant gifts (think: a $16,000 hair transplant, seriously), the 86th Academy Awards goodie bags contained plenty of practical presents, too. Such as… a ‘DrainWig’ to prevent hair clogs in the shower, some 3-in-1 dry-cleaning bags, some pink pepper spray guns (excuse me?), and a lifetime membership to Headspace.