GBK 2013 MTV Movie Awards Celebrity Gift Lounge - Gifting and Giving Back

GBK kicked off the 2013 MTV Movie Award weekend with its Annual Celebrity Gift Lounge at the W Hotel Hollywood on April 12th and 13th. GBK continued with its long history of not only pampering celebrities with the most lavish gifts, but they also make sure they give back to many worthy causes and this event they left everyone feeling truly gifted.

GBK was celebrating the MTV Movie Awards and pampering their celebrity gifts, but the highlight of the weekend had to be actor Jason Ritter making a special appearance on the 10 year anniversary since his father John Ritter passed away due to heart disease and he was co-presenting a check with Aviir for $100,000 to the GUARDaHEART Foundation. GUARDaHEART is a non-profit foundation dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease prevention by spreading the word to guard your heart and save your life, was on site offering complimentary cardiac risk blood tests and to promote their www.savethe1.org campaign. For more information about Guard A Heart, visit: www.guardaheart.org

Aviir along with Jason Ritter and Gavin Keilly

Steps4Paws was gifting their “Loyal + True” t-shirts that allow you to personalize it by writing in the name of your own dog on the shirt itself. In addition Steps4Paws was providing information on all they do in terms of dog adoption and rescue as well as the upcoming NKLA Adoption Weekend at the La Brea Tar Pits. For more information on Steps4Paws, visit: www.steps4paws.com

Charisma Carpenter with Steps4Paws

Sol Republic was gifting their unique headphones that allow you to mix and match the colors of your headbands, cables and sound engine speakers to make for your own personalized set of headphones. Sol Republic headphones are also built to last, so not only do you get the amazing sound you expect from a high end pair of headphones, but you also get a set that will get your through a workout or trip on the plane without having to worry about them falling apart on you. For those of you looking to wear your school colors, Sol Republic has a collegiate series with all of the biggest name schools in the country. For more information on Sol Republic headphones, visit: www.solrepublic.com

SOL REPUBLIC

The Lopez Foundation was helping spread the world about the Sixth Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic as well as the charity’s mission is to create positive, permanent change for underprivileged children, adults, and military families confronting challenges in education and health, as well as increasing community awareness about kidney disease and organ donation. For more information on the Lopez Foundation, visit: www.thelopezfoundation.org

Lopez Foundation

With a mission of raising funds for research and awareness toward a cure for Juvenile Diabetes the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation was gifting autographed boxing gloves as well as is to provide information on his foundations boxing fundraiser. For more information on the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation, visit: www.sugarrayleonardfoundation.org

Lopez Foundation

My Life My Power, a 501(c)3 Charity, was spreading the word about the work they do with kids, parents, and schools around the nation with issues like bullying, drugs and alcohol, and dropouts. MLMP will be providing each celebrity with a MLMP Book, digital weekly PSA & Chapter videos and wristband plus film a PSA for their charity. MLMP uses their book to provide kids with ways to improve self-esteem as a first step to help them to stop bullying. For more information about My Life My Power, visit: www.mylifemypower.org

My Life My Power

Every guest in attendance was happy to see presenting sponsor Viva Diva Wines in the house sampling and gifting out an assortment of their Moscato Viva Diva line, including strawberry and mango. Sweet and tasty, Viva Diva makes the perfect drink for any party, as soon as you take one taste you are sure to become addicted to the natural fruit flavors in each drink. For more information on Viva Diva Wines, visit: www.VivaDivaWines.com

The Viva Diva Wines Lounge

Celebrities are always on the move and looking for a way to stay in fit and SKLZ was gifting their great fitness products to make it easy. SKLZ was gifting: power strapz, mini bands, accupoint, quick ladders, super sandbags and quick change handles and cables. Celebrities were loving the power strapz, which are perfect to take on the road and give you a full body workout wherever your travels take you. All SKLZ products are made to fit right in your suitcase and use in any environment, letting you control where, when and what type of workout you get. For more information on SKLZ, visit: www.sklz.com

 

Celebrities are all about being unique and nothing was more unique than bigtruck, as they were gifting their one of a kind hats that they created right at the W Hotel as guests picked their hat and design. Based in Lake Tahoe this was a fun loving group that was looking to make sure every had a good time and they succeeded. For more information on bigtruck, visit: www.bigtruckbrand.com

bigtruck hats

A long day of gifting left everyone hungry and there is not place better to take care of that than Sky’s Gourmet Tacos. They had a wide assortment of gourmet Mexican cuisine and gifting complimentary VIP cards. Steak and shrimp tacos were a must on this day and anytime in the near future. For more information on Sky’s Gourmet Tacos, visit: www.skysgourmettacos.com

In the music world there is not anyone more stylish than Steven Tyler and Aerosmith, so when you find out he has Bling Is The New Black customize his shirts, you know you are in for something special. No one was disappointed as Bling Is The New Black was gifting customized tanks, tees and bags and accessories to bling out your shoes. For more information on Bling Is The New Black, visit: www.blingisthenewblack.com

Bling is the New Black

KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn was sampling and gifting an assortment of their tasting and unique flavors of popcorn including the black raspberry with vanilla cream. So fresh and flavorful you will find flavors such as Amaretto Almond and Truffle Fromage Porcini among their many choices. For more information on KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn, visit: www.KuKuRuZa.com

KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn

One of the most amazing gifts of the weekend came from Sparkling Hill Resort, which gifted five night Couples Escape in a penthouse suite where guests will immerse themselves in whole body wellness. The package makes sure that guests are taken care of in every way possible and they get to experience the many sauna and steam rooms that are unique to this property. The 3.5 million Swarovski Crystals at this property alone make this worth a visit just to take it all in. For more information on Sparkling Hill Resort, visit: www.sparklinghill.com

Danny Trejo with Sparkling Hill Resort

 

Lambda Legal was raising awareness for all of the work they have done over the past 40 years as they have been leading the fight for equal and fair treatment of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. In addition Lambda Legal has done a lot of work to help put an end to bullying in all environments. For more information on Lambda Legal, visit: www.lambdalegal.org

Lambda Legal

Impress Press-On Manicure was gifting packages of nail supplies that will allow you to have your nails looking the best right from your own house, just peel and press, they are that easy. In addition, Impress was taking care of everyone in attendance with beautiful manicures, so those red carpet moments would be just perfect. For more information on Impress, visit: www.imPRESSmanicure.com

Quvenzhane Wallis with imPress

Some of the most beautiful jewelry pieces of the day came from Infinite Jewelry Designs, who was gifting their beautifully crafted genuine Louisiana alligator cuff bracelets. Combing the beautiful alligator skin along with freshwater pearls, these were some really unique and one-of-a-kind pieces. For more information on Infinite Jewelry Designs, visit: www.infinitejewelrydesigns.com

Infinite Jewelry Designs

YES! Beat Liver Tumors offers help to those who are suffering from advanced cancer and they provide information on all of their services, programs and HOPE. YES! Beat Liver Tumors gifted Amazon Kindles pre-loaded with life-saving information for those who are affected by liver tumors. They also were gifting a double rectangular silver key chain and Brighton "heart and hope" purse charm. For more information about YES! Beat Liver Tumors, visit: www.BeatLiverTumors.org

YES! Beat Liver Tumors

Looking for that original toy for the little ones in your life, well Jada Toys has their new cute, colorful and vibrant Cutie Pops Dolls. “Swirly Brights,” Chiffon, Magenta, and Tangerine will put a smile on any girls face as they bring the best in fashion and fun into their lives. For more information on Cutie Pops Dolls, visit: www.jadatoysinc.com

Cutie Pops Dolls

Jade and Jasper make some of the most stylish and red carpet ready jewelry pieces, but also a line that is perfect for any occasion. Jade and Jasper gave guests the choice between their Fabulous Phyliss Necklace or their Enchanting Riona Necklace. For more information on Jade and Jasper, visit: www.jadeandjasper.com

Jade and Jasper

Celebrities looking to get their hair done in record time while also helping to save on electricity were happy to be gifted the BARBAR Italy 4800 Ionic Dryer. This dryer cuts dry time in half with 2000 WATTS of power, about half of what a normal hairdryer uses. It is also equipped with an ionic charger, cool shot button, multiple heat/speed settings, and a 10-foot industrial cord and is perfect for travel with such a compact body design. For more information on BARBAR products, visit: www.barbarhairtools.com

Jax Taylor with BARBAR

Not sure what to wear or how to wear it, the Headware® and LoopScarf™ are perfect for you. These are made of a stretchable, tubular and breathable material that can be worn almost any possible way you could imagine, from a scarf to over your head and so many other ways and they come in patterns that will fit any personality. For more information on Headware® and LoopScarf™, visit: www.theheadware.com

The Headware® and LoopScarf™

Gaming has become a sport to many celebrities and a great way to kill time and no one does game better than 2K. 2K was gifting an assortment of their acclaimed titles. For more information on 2K games, visit: www.2k.com

For those with a sweet tooth, Cookie Connection was gifting a package of a dozen of their rich cookies and they even made a special GBK cookie just for the day. For more information on Cookie Connection, visit: www.Cookieconnection.com

Cookie Connection

Tito's Vodka

DJ BABYCHINO Spinning

The New Hard Rock Hotel destinations in Cancun and Puerto Vallarta are soon to be on the travel list of everyone in attendance thanks to Caribbean Living who be gifted an all-inclusive stay for two to one of the resorts. For more information on Caribbean Living, visit: www.caribbeanlivingmagazine.com

Caribbean Living Magazine

Empress Essentials created eco-friendly candles that make any room smell enticing along with aromatherapy massage candles. Empress Essentials is offering luxurious, hand-poured, pure soy candles in the intoxicating fragrance of "Love" to attendees. For more information on Empress Essentials, visit: www.Empress-Essentials.com

Empress Essentials

For those of you looking to get that just back from a beautiful destination vacation but without all of the damaging sun, Designer Skin gifted high-end UV and sunless tanning lotions with the finest ingredients, luxurious fragrances and unparalleled skincare to deliver superior tanning results. For more information on Designer Skin, visit: www.designerskin.com

Sabra Hummus had a buffet of their guacamole, salsa, veggie dips and of course hummus for everyone to taste. Sabra was gifting the Sabra Grab N' Go containers that they packed in reusable lunch bags for everyone to take home. For more information on Sabra, visit: www.sabra.com

Sabra

ABOUT GBK:

GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO), Carla Domen (VP) or GBK, please go to gbkproductions.com.

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