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Grammy Awards ready $20,000 gift bags for celebrities

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Host LL Cool J speaks onstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Photo: Image by Getty Images

Grammy Awards ready $20,000 gift bags for celebrities

By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Jan 23, 2014

Stars from the music world will be converging on Los Angeles this weekend for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, and those lucky enough to be selected to host (we’re looking at you, LL Cool J), perform or present will walk away with a gift bag valued at $20,000.

In addition to all manner of big-ticket items, the bags will also include Windex touch up cleaner, a $3.95 item, reports Billboard. Other gift bag items, including some not yet even on the market, will include a Kohler Moxie Showerhead Wireless Speaker set ($199), a house call from acupuncturist Heather Lounsbury ($500), and a resort stay at Imanta in Ocean Casa, Punta de Mita, Mexico ($3,300).
 
Among the stranger items in the bag will be “Elektrokidz by Wowwee, music-inspired figurines whose hair dance[s] to the beat of the music you listen to, valued at $19.99,” according to Billboard.
 
Also on site at the show will be a separate “talent lounge,” where gift items must be picked up by the celebrities themselves. Among their choices, according to Billboard, are “a designer pair of Max Martin luxury shoes ($550), a Gramovox - the world’s first Bluetooth Gramophone ($349.99), a Gibson package including a choice of an exclusive selection of legendary Gibson guitars ($1,140), Solstice sunglasses from the Spring 2014 collection ($120-$350), and a stunning $5,000-valued ‘Best of Las Vegas’ package, courtesy of Vegas-based agency PR Plus.”
 
The show takes place at L.A.’s Staples Center this Sunday, Jan 26. For the 15th consecutive year, niche-marketing firm Distinctive Assets is assembling the gift bags.
 
Among the stars receiving the gift bags this year will be John Legend, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Sara Bareilles, Carole King, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Metallica, Katy Perry, P!nk, Nate Ruess (of FUN.), Robin Thicke, Chicago, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton.