A Behind the Scenes Look at NYCWFF’s Celebrity-Studded Gifting Suite

Check out what swag celebs like Neil Patrick Harris and Ayesha Curry got their hands on

Whoopi Goldberg was one of the lucky celebs to attend the event.

Despite how successful and talented many are these days, it’s safe to say that most of us aren’t celebrities. And that’s totally okay. That said, it sadly means that we don’t (usually) get the opportunity of being invited to gifting suits.  

Here’s a behind the scenes look at what goes down at these generously lavish events. Last weekend GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, partnered up with The Food Network, Cooking Channel, and the New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola to host their 2016 “Thank You Lounge” for celebrity guests and chefs.

The event featured a range of high end, innovative, and trendy gifts for the slew of internationally-recognized chef and celebrity guests to peruse. Big names to stop by were: Emeril Lagasse, Ayesha Curry, Bobby Flay, Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Zimmern, Michael Symon, Whoopi Goldberg, and more.

The swag offered at the luxury “Thank You Lounge” was an impressive range of things you’ve always wanted or needed or didn’t realize you needed, until now.

Lavish travel trips that guests can now look forward to attending include a three night stay for two at the luxurious, all-inclusive, AAA Four Diamond rated property Moon Palace Jamaica Grande courtesy of Palace Resorts; and a three night, all-inclusive stay at Canyon Ranch where guests can vacation at either Canyon Ranch in Tucson, AZ; Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA; or Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort at Kaplankaya, Turkey.

What’s an event without food? Aside from the sweet cupcakes, Sugaree’s also gave out $100 gift cards to be used online to purchase one of its classic Southern layer cakes or homemade pies; Taco Mix had a tasty taco building station where they offered $500 gift cards; and Guittard Chocolate gifted a signature Guittard Chocolate swag bag featuring a selection of professional Single Origin and Blended Chocolates from the Collection Etienne.

Kitchenware and necessities featured: John Boos & Co.’s hard maple edge grain cutting boards; Kiyasa Group’s PROUNA fine bone china marble plates; Lehmann glassware; Lipper International’s Serving and Organization items; and Warther Cutlery’s handcrafted kitchen knives, and more.

Wine fanatics will be thrilled to use the Napa Technology’s Genesis, the first single bottle preservation and dispensing system designed for both sparkling and still wine, and the Built NY’s up-to-four-hour wine tote insulator.

Barebones' Pathfinder (soft sided cooler) with scissors in a handmade leather case and cast-iron skillet and crock kit; Tuft & Needle’s Adaptive Foam™ mattress, ezpz’ all-in-one placemat + plate for infants and toddlers, and Gift Wrap My Face’s custom wrapping paper, were several other innovative products showcased as well.