A Reiki book for dogs, pasta sauce, pet food and a Caribbean holiday: Inside the bonkers world of the Emmy Award gifting suites
Celebrities received 'party bags' worth 25,000
Guests invited to take their pick of goodies from supermarket sweep-style 'gifting suites'
Freebies on offer included vegan cleansing wipes, a tablet computer, baby strollers and gold pendants engraved with 'Your life has meaning'
14:52 GMT, 24 September 2012
Didn't win an Emmy award Who cares!
After all, nothing dries tears like an all expenses-paid trip to the Caribbean.
But a luxury beach holiday in the Dominican Republic is just one of many treats unpacked by lucky celebrities from within their 25,000 goody bags at the television awards ceremony in Hollywood last night…and that's before they even entered the 'gifting suites'.
Television personality Carrie Ann Inaba, left, and Television host Brooke Burke Charvet, right, play with goodies in the Presenters Gift Lounge backstage at the Emmy Awards
Glenn Close and Ed O'Neill have a rather jolly time in the gifting suite.
Yes, reports are coming in of the superlative stashes found inside both the legendary party bags given to all Emmy award nominees and the GBK 'gifting suites' – hoarding rooms presided over by sponsors in which celebrities can execute a Supermarket Sweep-style product grab.
WHAT ON EARTH HAPPENS IN THE ELUSIVE GBK 'GIFTING SUITE'
Official Emmy Award sponsors set up their products in a suite of Hollywood's exclusive W Hotel
Celebrities enter the suite
Celebrities choose what they want, from baby strollers and pasta sauces to hairdryers and tablet computers
Celebrities leave with stash
But it's not all gold jewellery and silver iPods; this year the traditionally lavish treats contained within are rubbing shoulders with some more, er, left-field ones.
Celebrities have reportedly each received an all-expenses paid trip for two to the Hard Rock's newest Caribbean resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic….and some high-end dog food from pet company Nulo.
Nominees and winners including Maggie
Smith, Clare Danes, Damian Lewis, Hugh Bonneville, Tina Fey and Larry
David were all presented with gold and diamond pendants from the Hot
Rock Jewellery company engraved with 'Your life has meaning'….and a
book entitled Reiki For Dogs by Kathleen Prasad.
Swedish toys by Beanpatch And Co. were presented to celebrities
alongside leather goods from German accessories company Wolfhardt and
pasta sauces by Bavaro's.
Actresses including Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery, left, and Homeland's Claire Danes, right, had the opportunity to 'Supermarket Sweep' the Emmy gifting suites
Hollywood Today also
reported that celebrities who visited the GBK gifting suite at the W
Hotel could take their pick of UppaBaby prams, Black & Decker vacuum
cleaners, trainers made from recycled bottles, sports caps, make-up and
beauty products and gift certificates for personalised cakes from
boutique Hollywood bakers BreadBasket Cake Co.
Mason Jar Cookie Company products, vegan Pink Wipes cleansing wipes, Matrix One tablets and Misahara charm jewellery was also available for the Emmy guests.
Glenn Close, David Shaw and Michael J Fox try out the free hats in the Presenters Gifting Suite
Actor Aaron Paul tries on Aquaswiss watches in the gifting suite
Actors Elizabeth Moss, left, and Ed O'Neill have a jolly time in the gifting suite with jewellery and a Black & Decker vacuum cleaner.
Actress Hayden Panettiere tries out the Tivo system in the gifting suite.
Actresses Kat Dennings, left, and Sarah Paulson, right, step backstage at the Emmys to see what's going on in the gifting suite.
Actor Evan Peters makes himself useful by cleaning up the gifting suite.
SOME OF THE FREEBIES FOUND IN THE EMMY GIFT BAGS AND SUITES…
Celebrities received gold and diamond pendants from the Hot Rocks Jewellery company engraved with 'Your Life Has Meaning'
The four-legged friends of Emmy-nominated celebrities received a dog's guide to Reiki, left, while their babies received luxury European toys from Beanpatch And Co., right.
Aquaswiss watch for men.
Revitalash eye serum
The four-legged friends of Emmy-nominated celebrities were treated to Nulo Naturals dog and cat food
Pink Wipes and an UppaBaby stroller
Anti-ageing products from Miracle Hydrate's MH3 collection.
Bavaro's pasta sauce and a cake from the BreadBasket Cake Co.
A Matrix One tablet computer.
Inside the 25,000 Emmy swag bags and gifting suites…
Eric Stonestreet enjoys endless hours of fun in the gifting suite.
An all-expenses paid holiday for two at the Hard Rock’s newest Caribbean resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Gold and diamond pendants from Hot Rock Jewellery engraved with 'Your Life Has Meaning'.
Reiki For Dogs book by Kathleen PrasadNulo cat and dog food
Black & Decker vacuum cleaners
Jill Reno Collection jewelleryNew Era Cap Co. capsWomen's animal print designer garments from Savee Laguna Beach clothes company.Aquaswiss watchesHigh-quality toys made by Beanpatch and Co in France and Scandinavia.New Balance Minimus 1010 running shoes150 haircut-and-shave certificates for male salon The Shave in Beverly Hills.Limited-edition prints from DJ Rich Art.Trainers made from recycled plastic water bottlesFoster Grant designer sunglasses and reading glasses
Centrum vitaminsNautica watchesBrazil Heat hair dryers and ceramic straightening and curling irons
L’Oreal manicures, makeovers, hairdos and shavesHand-crafted accessories in leather from German firm Wolfhardt.Brahmin leather handbagsIndestructible steel True Blood V-MODA headphonesUppaBaby’s Vista stroller with shock absorbers and organic bassinet featuring pull-out sun shade ($680)Bavaro’s gourmet pasta sauceArtisan Group hand-made jewellery, stationery, fine art photography, spa and bath productsMason Jar Cookie Company productsSKN Spin Roller System for exfoliation and rejuvenationRevitalash eye make-upPink Wipes vegan cleansing wipesMatrix One Tablets with Eye Saw You AppMisahra Jewelry unity charmToy State 007 Secret Agent remote control carsFreedom Quit Smoking System for quitting smoking at homeSTEMTECH anti-aging Adult Stem Cell nutrition and anti-aging Adult Cell SerumBaan Unrak Conscious Collection Suk Pants, hand woven by Thai localsYazi Ginger Vodka made from ancient aphrodisiacs and ginger, lemon, orange, cayenne and red pepperSecret Agent Beauty Lip Plumpers/ Lip TreatmentsEnlightening Books: Karma Buster by Joe Nunziata, F.E.E.L. by Michelle Bersell, The Book of Lessons by Marc Mazis, The Renegade Leader by Debora J. McLauglinMiracle Hydrate MH3 the anti-aging collectionJohn Allan's salion signature
full service, including scalp massaging shampoo, conditioning
treatment, steaming hot face towel, the perfect haircut, manicure and
shoe shineBreadBasket Cake Co. certificates for custom design cakes
A luxury trip for two to the Hard Rock resort in the Dominican Republic was the best goodie to be found in the 'swag bags' at the 2012 Emmy Awards