GBK's Naughty or Nice Celebrity Giving Lounge - A Day of Gifting and Giving Back

GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, Bidding for Good, and OUE Skyspace LA partnered up for their first Holiday ‘Giving’ lounge.

For the first annual GBK Holiday ‘Giving’ Lounge, celebrities collected a lavish array of gifts and holiday treats for their charity of choice raising over $200,000. Some of the Celebrities included; Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Madison McLaughlin (Arrow), Doris Margado (Logan), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), Akbar Gbaja-Biamila (“American Ninja Warrior”), Keesha Sharp (Lethal Weapon), Anastasia Baranova (ZNation), Cerina Vincent (Stuck In The Middle), Lotte Verbeek (Fault in Our Stars) and many more.

John West and Anastasia Naomi (Photo Courtesy GBK)

This event marked the first time that GBK also opened its prestigious gift lounge to the public. The one caveat was they had to bid on the opportunity to attend with one of the many “Nice” Celebrities agreeing to partake. The “Naughty” celebrities will remain undisclosed at this time. Special thanks to Song Writer, John West, who won this priceless opportunity and donated over $10,000 to Children’s Hospital LA, Hatian Hero, and Planned Parenthood.

A variety of causes were highlighted at the event with the intention to promote awareness, in addition to raising money for these diverse organizations in time for the holiday season. The on-site charity beneficiaries included:

Toys for Tots, which is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. HASBRO was kind enough to send hundreds of toys, including their Star Wars BladeBuilders Spin-Action Lightsaber and Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War Miniverse figures! For more information, please visit: Toys for Tots

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. They had the opportunity to invite many of the celebrities in attendance to their Annual Gala on December 7th, honoring Robert Downey Jr, Scooter Braun, and the LA Kings. Make-A-Wish grants 360 wishes for the Los Angeles area then assists with roughly another 360 wishes for children across the country who have a wish involving something Los Angeles related. For more information, please visit Make-A-Wish

Other charity beneficiaries included: Children’s Hospital LA Treasures Planned Parenthood, Hatian Hero, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, YOU Foundation for Children in Need, International Rett Syndrome Foundation, Children of the Night, and Educating Young Minds.

Luxury gifts from a variety of different categories including beauty, fashion, toys and more filled the lounge and spoiled the charities, who took home giant bags filled with goodies.

Katya Candles was gifting their natural soy candles that are made using 15% pure essential oil and are hand poured locally in California. Each Katya Candle has a beautiful ring inside, featuring real Swarowski crystals or/and Sterling Silver. Rings come in sizes 6-8 and can be customized at the checkout. For more information visit: Katya Candles

Katya Candles - Jasmine

EZPZ was gifting their all-in-one silicone plates and placemats that make eating for little ones a little less messy. Guests were also gifted a very cool book that shows fantastic ways to serve food so it looks more appetizing for little ones. For more information visit: EZPZ

EZPZ


Tempt Brands was gifting some amazing sunglasses from their website that offers designer clothes, handbags and more at huge discounts. For more information visit: Tempt Brands

Tempt Brands

It was hard to drag guests away from Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, who were letting guests enjoy their amazing subs that included unique versions such as the turkey and sundried tomato version. Ike was also gifting $1,000 gift certificates so guests would be able to try everything on the lengthy and tasty menu at Ike’s. For more information on Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, visitwww.ikes.com

Akbar and Ike's Place (Photo Courtesy GBK)

Swimline and Solstice Watersports was gifting their famous inflatable lounges and novelty floats. From the swan made famous by Taylor Swift to being able to bask in the sun on a slice of pizza, there are endless fun pool products. For more information visit: Swimline and Solstice

Swimline and Solstice Watersports

American Hat Makers was gifting a hat from their stylish line that has been creating great hats for nearly 40 years. For more information visit: American Hat Makers

Doris Morgado (Photo Courtesy GBK)

American Hats

Manly Handz Mobile Spa allows you to relax in your own home as they come to where ever you are to provide massages as well as other treatments. Guests were gifted a $275 voucher.

GuiltySoles was gifting their beautiful shoes that are part of their online shoe membership. GuiltyShoes is always working with fashion experts and attending fashion shoes to bring you the latest and greatest shoes that they will send out to. For more information visit: GuiltySoles

Guilty Soles

Guests were gifted any size bed from Tuft & Needle, a great service that delivers the mattress right to your home. For more information visit: T & N

Tuft & Needle

Other gifts included; Skin polish and hand sliced soap bar option, organic and natural spa products from Beauty Kitchen by Heather Marianna; The Good Chiropractor gifted a fabulous pain relief package including, a full series of Motion study digital X-rays and five chiropractic treatments with Master Chiropractor Dr. KenGee Ehrlich.

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 GBK.

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