The 2020 Oscars Swag Bags Actually Have Some Affordable Home Items, Starting at Just $25
The Oscars swag bags, given to 25 nominees in the top categories each year, are the stuff of legends, often containing thousands of dollars worth of goodies, including trips, pricy spa treatments, and more, which certainly sweetens the deal even if you don’t go home with a statuette on the big night. This year’s gift bag is worth more than $100,000, and while many of the items are certainly over-the-top, there are actually a few affordable home items you’ll want to snag yourself.
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Insider got the scoop on what’s in the 2020 bags ahead of the ceremony, which takes place on Sunday, February 9. Nominees including Charlize Theron, Renee Zellweger, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and more have already begun receiving their gifts as part of the “Everyone Wins” nominee gift bag, given out each year by entertainment marketing company Distinctive Assets. And while most of us probably won’t be able to budget for a 12-day trip to Antarctica on the world’s first ultra-luxury expedition yacht or $25,000 in treatments and cosmetic procedures from a New York City cosmetologist, there are some more wallet-friendly finds on the list.
Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband
Meditate like an A-lister with this “personal meditation assistant” that works in tandem with the Muse app, offering guided meditations and helping you track your mind’s activity by way of “weather sounds.” Basically, when your mind is calm, you’ll hear peaceful weather noises, but when your mind is active, you might hear more stormy sounds, helping you remain more mindful and present.
Buy: Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband, $120
BlissLights Sky Lite Laser Galaxy Projector
Transform any room in your house into a starry night sky with this laser projector, which projects light in either blue or green in different projection modes, including stars and nebula, with a six-hour timer function. Perfect for those nights spent camped out on the couch or making pillow forts when spending the night in a tent outside just isn’t going to happen.
Buy: BlissLights Sky Lite Laser Galaxy Projector, $49.99
“Everybody Wins” Gift Set
Drift off to dreamland with the help of this handcrafted sleep essentials gift set, which features the brand’s Morning Calm Body Oil, Rose Bath Tea and a Sleep Tin, which includes a Sleep Rollerball, Rest Mist, and Lip Balm.
Buy: Essence One “Everybody Wins” Gift Set, $61
The Candle Revival Company Candle Making Kit
This kit contains everything you need to create your own candles within minutes. Featuring 100 percent natural soy candle wax, along with a wick and scent package, you simply pour, mix, and microwave, and you’re left with a handcrafted candle. The hardest part will be waiting 24 hours to burn your brand new creation.
Buy: Mood — The Candle Revival Company Candle Making Kit, $24.80
Pillow Pops Color Coordinated Pillows
No word on exactly which pillows will soon be adorning the couches of your favorite celebrities, but these pillows, in a wide range of luxe colors, patterns, and prints, are sure to make a gorgeous addition to any home.
Buy: Pillow Pops Color Coordinated Pillows, $59
Ultralight Camping Hammock with Tree Straps
Lounge like a star using this easy-to-assemble hammock, complete with everything you need to set up to any sturdy object in your yard, from your favorite tree to your deck. Take it with you for outdoor expeditions or set it up at home–it’s outdoor friendly, so you don’t have to fret if bad weather hits unexpectedly when you’re enjoying an afternoon nap.
Buy: Wise Owl Outfitters Ultralight Camping Hammock with Tree Straps, $31.95