It appears to be a record-breaking year for gifting suites as HuffPost attended a dozen of them in the week leading up to the Academy and Independent Spirit Awards. Believe it or not, there were more than the ones listed below. So read on to see what swag was being handed that you may eventually spot your favorite celeb using, wearing or eating in a tabloid magazine near you.
Haven 360 Backstage Creations Retreat at the Andaz Hotel:
Awesome item: Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan's office was on hand to give out certificates for complimentary Botox, Juvederm and Derma Sweep Microdermabrasion as well as products from Dr. Ryan's own skincare line.
Other Awesome item: Four night stay at the Hilton Moorea Lagoon & Spa in French Polynesia where celebs get stay in an over water bungalows with glass floors that provide a view in to the aquatic life below.
Other cool gifts: Croton Timepieces, Dooney & Bourke rolling trunks, Marchon-supplied designer sunglasses including Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld and Michaels Kors.
On 3 Productions Gift Lounge Backstage at the 25th Annual Independent Spirit Awards:
Awesome item: LG Electronics' new high performance Kompressor Vacuum
Awesome one-year long items: a year supply of FAGE Total Yogurt; an exclusive one-year free movie pass to AMC theaters; a one year membership to Crunch gym; a year supply of Altoids breath mints.
Other cool gifts: Dooney & Bourke leather tote bags; Flip Video Mino HD Camcorder and FlipShare TV; products from The Body Shop; Leigh & Luca scarves, designer sunglasses from Marchon Inc, where the company's Robert Schienberg offered up complete head-to-toe assessments before helping to celebs chose a pair right for them.
The Secret Room's 2010 Academy Awards Style Lounge and the Intercontinental Hotel:
Awesome item: gift certificate for injectables from plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Keagle; red-carpet couture gowns, handbags and jewelry from Columbian designer Francesca Miranda.
Other cool gifts: Watches and leather wallets from Frederique Constant; Camacho cigars; handbags by Errienne Designs; baby blankest and onesies by Sweet Prince Design; Silhouette sunglasses; eco-friendly t-shirts by Green Changes; skincare from Hylunia, Revision, Cellcosmet, Dr. Loretta, Fanie International and Skin by Dr. Gram; haircare by Eufora; Makeup from BFTE Cosmetics and Lip Ink International.
Angelino Magazine's Red Carpet Ready event at the W Hotel:
Awesome Item: Gift certificates for laser services at Laser Away Hair Removal & Aesthetic Experts. The clinic's very own director of operations Tish Koeppel and medical director Dr. Shalini Kapoor - a double board certified eye and multi-disciplinary laser surgeon - were on hand to answer questions and concerns directly.
Other goodies: Chaz Dean's lather-free WEN cleansing conditioners; CellCeuticals Skin Treatment System; Demitasse Jewelry's moustache pendants from its Demistache line; Benefit cosmetics; self-tanning crèmes from Antidote skin care; Bedhead pajamas; stylish feminine footwear from YOU by Crocs.
TMG's "Red Carpet Read" Pre-Oscars Suite at The Beverly Hilton Hotel:
Awesome item: Fujifilm's instant cameras in a white retro design that produce credit-card sized mini-photos.
Original item: Marena Everyday body shaping activewear for men and women including leggings, capris and t-shirts. Medical grade compression provides a slimming effect, reduces cellulite, improves blood circulation and lymphatic drainage while wicking away moisture and killing bacteria.
Other cool items: G.M, Collin's newly launched organic beauty line; Happy Hour Effect, a health supplement that eases "employment stress," environmentally friendly hair care products from Surface.
WOW! Creations Celebrity Lifestyle Gifting Lounge at the Luxe Hotel in Beverly Hills:
Original item: Sendaball greeting balls - rather than sending a Happy Birthday greeting card, send a greeting ball instead!
Other cool items: self-cleaning hair brushes from Hair Free; Pursue skincare; Lipsticks remix to re-color, repair or recover your favorite lipstick; gift certificates towards services at the L.A. Karaka Factory, a deep muscular and joint massage salon, due to open in the Los Angeles this summer; spray tans from Metropolitan studio; t-shirts by FoxyV; products by Kymaro, including body shapers, sunless tanning systems and eyelash extension kits.
Stuart Weitzman suite at The London West Hollywood Hotel:
Awesome Item: Famed Hollywood shoe designer Stuart Weitzman was on hand to gift A-listers heels for this weekend's Oscar festivities from his upcoming fall 2009 collection.
Other cool items: $100 gift cards from ProFlowers; chocolates from Madame Chocolat in Beverly Hills; Joico hair care products; Lorac Cosmetics; hair styling by Anthony Morrison of the Londoner Salon, a former winner of the Bravo reality series "Shear Genius."
Melanie Segal's Platinum Publicity Oscars Lounge at the House of Blues:
Awesome item: the new Tivo Premium; bikinis and cover-ups from Becca by Rebecca Virtue, House of blues memberships and certificates to attend its Gospel Brunch.
Original items: Deuce Brand watches - they look like those thin, rubber, elastic LiveStrong bands, except there's a subtle face of an actual working digital, water resistant watch on it; t-shirts from Money Laundry, hand-stitched with 100% real recycled U.S. currently that's been spun in to a thread.
Other cool items: Calinana Jewelry - unique charms and pendants including the 12 cord black leather necklace with silver charms that can be worn as a necklace, or wrapped around the wrist for an ultra cool bracelet; Final Fantasy XIII PS3 and X-Box video games; spray tans and eyebrow threading by Makeup Mandy; lingerie sleepwear by Biatta Indulgence; Croton Timepieces.
Debbie Durkin's Eco-Oscars "Green Carpet" Hospitality Lounge" at a private residence in Beverly Hills:
Awesome item: Ditto ecological hangers that are free from formaldehyde, chlorine and heavy metal. Paper-thin, yet able to hold over 20lbs, these non-toxic hangers help lower the 8 billion number of regular hangers landfilled every year.
Original item: The Twitten, a Siamese twin designed mitten for couples hold hands together in cold weather.
Other cool items: psychic counseling and transformational healing services from Jennifer Christi; dresses from Single Dress; eco-friendly flat irons and hair dryers from Pure Heat using recycled components and energy saving technology; soap from La Belle Vie; casual wear from Dirtee Hollywood, Traverse Bay Farms' nutritional fruit supplements and fruit salsa; Alfaparf Milano haircare.
Alive! Green Expo Green Pavillion/MixMedia Luxury Lounge Oscar suite at The London West Hollywood Hotel:
Cool items: Jewelry by Michelle Abogado; skincare by Yonka Paris and Lavanya; Pixie cosmetics, all-natural chips by Food Should Taste Good, Leon Cigars hand rolled on site, chewable vitamins by Chews 4 Health; Chocolate prescription - 1 oz bars of dark chocolate for your daily recommended dose of its potential health benefits.
Aesthetic Everything Celebrity Gifting suite at the Sunset + Vine towers in Hollywood:
Awesome Item: Skincare products and Botox services from Dr. Nikolas Chugay at his Chugay Cosmetic Surgery Medical Clinic.
Other cool items: organic t-shirts from Indigene by Virgil Ortiz, U.S. Army Watches, MH3 hand and body lotion; baby and toddler clothes from Animal Tails, Cape Cod leather bags; hairstyling by Alexandria Canett at LMG Studio; beauty products from ShaBoom.
Silver Spoon Oscar Suite Retreat at furniture store Interior Illusions in West Hollywood:
Cool items: Bandals footwear - flip flops and sandals with interchangeable straps; Stone candles; Wembe organic soap; headphones and headsets by Aiaiai; haircare products from Unite; TyKu sake with ingredients so pure, it's virtually hang-over free; clothing by C&C California and Gypsy; eyelash conditioner from Lash Food; Jenna Leigh Lingerie, skincare from the newly launched Bloom.com; greeting cards from Cardstore.com
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