In the world of showbiz the Academy Awards gift bag is legendary, and this year’s Oscar bag was valued at $236,000 and included cosmetic surgery, holidays to Japan, the latest electronic tablets, clothes and even sex toys!
But did you know there’s a cigar industry equivalent? The Habanos Festival Gala Dinner in Havana hands out gift bags to each attendee at this prestigious events, with this year’s event being held for Cohiba and their 50th anniversary. Much like the Hollywood version, the Habanos Gala Dinner presents awards and shows recognition of the who’s who of the cigar industry, combined with fine food and fantastic entertainment.
Due to it being in honour of Cohiba, the bag’s contents were centred around the iconic company with a 50th anniversary logo being designed by Nelson Alfonso, the man behind the Atabey packaging and the Padrón 50th anniversary humidor as well as the new Cohiba logos.
The contents of the bag included a lighter and cutter produced by Comercial Iberoamericana S.A. of Madrid, Spain, and a shadow box of mounted reprints of every Cohiba band from the ’60s all the way to 2016. They also received a mini-case of two Cohiba Majestuosos 1966 cigars, each measuring 5 7/8 inches by 58 ring gauge.
Whilst the retail value didn’t come close the Academy Awards gift bags,these one of a kind items will never be available to the public and those 1966 Cohiba Majestuosos are truly a once in a lifetime experience.
Why not treat someone special in your life to your own personal gift bag? Visit Havana House and buy Cuban cigars online as well as lighters, cigar cutters and other accessories, wrap them up and use a good quality gift bag and give it to your loved one.
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