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Sammi’s Favorite Things: Backstage Creations Emmy Gifting Suite

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Los Angeles, CA (September 17th, 2018) – Backstage Creations, specialists in award show gifts and custom backstage gift suites, will produce the official Giving Suite at the 70th Emmy® Awards. The Emmys will telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, September 17th (8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT) on NBC.


In addition to presenters and nominees choosing from a collection of luxury gifts, the lounge will serve as a Giving Suite™ as celebrities who participate will help raise $150,000 in donations to support the Television Academy Foundation. Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Foundation’s mission is to engage and educate the next generation of television leaders. Its programs include an acclaimed Student Internship Program, the annual College Television Awards which recognizes top student writers, directors and producers, and The Interviews: An Oral History of Television project.


Hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost, the 70th Emmy Awards roster of presenters includes Michael Douglas, Angela Bassett, Taraji P. Henson, Tracy Morgan, Gina Rodriguez, Kate McKinnon, Sterling K Brown, Patricia Arquette, The Cast of Queer Eye and more. These presenters are invited to help raise $150,000 for the Foundation and engage with top brands at the official Giving Suite.


The items in the Giving Suite™:

  • ARK® crystal- The ARK® crystal is a beautiful handcrafted wearable technology that has been consciously designed, manufactured and scientifically validated to provide direct benefit to its users.
  • Halo Top Creamery- Finally, ice cream for just 280-360 calories per PINT that actually tastes great!
  • Jinbo Selection- Rated 2nd in Asia by Le Cordon Bleu Asia, 2018 as the BEST noodle in Taiwan.
  • Mercedes Brunelli- Clutch the Unusual and Carry a Masterpiece with exclusive handmade works of art, embellished and hand-set with the finest Swarovski crystals, our unique designs will put art in the palm of your hand.
  • The Video Glam Cam Kit™ – The Video Glam Cam Kits take out all the guess work with what to buy for making your social media videos with a sturdy selfie stick and tripod, Bluetooth remote, a 3 color/10 brightness level bendable ring light, 2 lavalier microphones, a blinged out phone mirror and journal, in one glam bag and box!
  • Zenni Optical- Largest online eyewear retailer in US is offering celebrities one pair of Zenni UV+ Blue Light blocking glasses and a VIP card for one time unlimited spend on


Sound Bar with:

  • JABRA- Listen to your favorite music, show, or podcast and never miss a call with the Jabra Move Bluetooth headphones with 8 hours of talk/music time.
  • Plantronics, Inc.- Enjoy big sound in a small package with the ultra-light and portable BackBeat FIT 300 series of wireless sport earbuds- a sweatproof coating protects the earbuds during workouts, secure-fit eartips make them comfortable for all-day wearing.


Travel Passport:

  • Canyon Ranch- Experience a 3-night all-inclusive, integrative wellness stay for two (sharing accommodations) at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona or Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts.
  • The Luxury Safari Company– Revisit the golden era of safari with three nights all inclusive at luxury safari camp, Cottar’s 1920s Camp which is located in an untouched exclusive concession in Kenya.
  • Viceroy Bali- hotel in Bali boasting twenty-five private pool villas that was named among Conde Nast’s Top 50 world Resorts; surrounded by rice fields and jungles and just 5 minutes from central Ubud.


Celebrities will also receive:


  • Early Learning Academy is the leading digital learning resource for children ages 28 available on computers, tablets, and smartphones, with more than 10,000 engaging activities.
  • Beekeeper’s Naturals- A delicious assortment of superfoods from the hive by Beekeeper’s Naturals, that deliver a variety of health boosting benefits and are crafted with the purest ingredients from sustainable apiaries.
  • BIODERMA- The skin itself inspired Bioderma to find solutions to preserve the health and beauty of our skin.
  • Collagen Laborés- Collagen Peptides by Collagen Laborés is the perfect supplement to enhance the health of your Hair, Skin, Nails, Bones and Joints and are sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hides to ensure sustainable and high quality source.


    • DELSEY Luggage – Get efficient packing and avoid overweight costs with this Macy’s exclusive expandable suitcase from Delsey Luggage featuring a divided interior, integrated digital scale, spinner wheels for smooth mobility and is fully operated with alkaline batteries – fully compliant with the latest airline regulations.
    • Farmer’s Gourmet Catering- Chef Elliott’s low-sodium all purpose blend is a multi-spiced and herb infusion of soulful flavor.
    • GUND- GUND is proud to present one of our most beloved teddy bears – Snuffles who is softer than ever with ultra-plush fabric that feels like snuggling a cloud!
    • Java House- Java House Authentic Cold Brew Coffee Pods bring a new level of convenience and quality to your daily coffee routine, with each pod delivering a consistently smooth flavor, whether enjoyed hot in your Keurig or cold when you pour over ice and add water.
    • Katherine LeGrand- Hand made sterling silver and blackened sterling silver Aspen leaf pendant.
    • LoweCo.- LoweCo.’s set of twelve luxury greeting cards for special annual occasions includes euro-flap envelopes, postage stamps and one of our covetable plantable cards.


  • Obliphica Professional- Two lines based on the power of the sea buckthorn berry to protect the hair, soothe coarse hair, and to encourage renewal of healthy hair & scalp.


  • The Sea Fire Grill- Enjoy locally sourced, contemporary American Seafood at the acclaimed Sea Fire Grill!
    • Topgolf- Topgolf certificates gives recipients special access to our 45 venues worldwide including reserved golf bay, upgraded clubs and complimentary game play.
    • Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski- We’re in the business of empowering women to sparkle inside and out …with beautiful jewelry and an opportunity to be their own boss!
    • 23andMe- Discover your DNA story, and experience your ancestry in a new way with 23andMe!
    • Village Apparel LLC – A Gift Certificate for $150 from Village Apparel LLC, a small US based company producing editorial eco-friendly youth fashion using natural materials and customizing apparel for children with tactile sensitivities.


  • X-mini: Beyond Sound – After revolutionizing the portable speaker industry with their award-winning capsule speakers, X-mini™ is proud to unveil their latest XOUNDPOD range of truly wireless stereo earpods – the X-mini LIBERTY.



This year’s Giving Suite™ is designed by Josh Johnson Home. With his signature look of “Modern Hollywood Glamour”, Josh provides a luxurious and ultra-chic aesthetic for presenters to enjoy while they peruse the products, mingle, pose for photos and lounge within his custom-stylized vignettes. Based both in West Hollywood and Nashville, Josh is a renowned on-air host, interior designer, and “Design Star” for HGTV, and his vibrant and lovable personality has earned him the nickname “Sparkle Josh” throughout his stint on the network over the last decade. Josh Johnson Home, Josh’s exclusive line of glam home décor, is available nationwide.



Created in 2000 by Karen Wood; formerly a talent coordinator on over 50 award shows, to give major corporations as well as up-and-coming designers the exclusive opportunity to personally introduce their products and services to celebrities. BACKSTAGE CREATIONS originated the gifting suite concept and has created Celebrity Retreats™ at various industry honors including the Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Teen Choice Awards, Writers Guild Awards, MTV Movie Awards, MTV VMAs, People’s Choice Awards, BET Awards and Billboard Music Awards. BACKSTAGE CREATIONS puts an emphasis on charitable donation at each of our Retreats™ giving our celebrity attendees the opportunity to both give and receive through unique partnerships at our events. Backstage Creations Retreats™ and gift bags have been featured on Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Extra, E!, TV Guide and our clients appear in OK Magazine,, Us Weekly,, Just Jared and many other print and online publications.


About the Television Academy Foundation

Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Television Academy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of television while educating and inspiring those who will shape its future. Through renowned educational and outreach programs such as the College Television Awards, Student Internship Program, The Interviews: An Oral History of Television and The Power of TV the Foundation seeks to widen the circle of voices our industry represents and to create more opportunity for television to reflect all of society. For more information on the Foundation, please visit


About Post Author

Sammi Turano

Sammi has been a journalist for over a decade, specializing in entertainment, lifestyle, sports and celebrity news. She is the owner of TVGrapevine and Football in High Heels and the Host of Grapevine in High Heels With Sammi.
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