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Last night’s second annual TPG Awards was one for the books! From our party theme of “futuristic chic” to our amazing lineup of speakers, performers and celebrity guests, TPG transformed the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum into a glamorous wonderland of AvGeek dreams. (Missed it? Check out our Instagram stories for a look behind the scenes.)
Our 500 guests came, saw and went home with premium gift bags of travel-perfect items for their next trip. Amongst that guest list were 75 VIPs, who each went home with an upgraded kit packed full of premium products from our generous sponsors.
Before we reveal everything that went into both gift bags, we have exciting news: Six TPG newsletter subscribers will win swag bags from the 2019 TPG Awards — and you could be one of them. This Sunday, Dec. 15, five winners will be chosen at random from our email subscriber list to win one regular attendee swag bag apiece, while one lucky subscriber will receive a full VIP kit in a premium, Samsonite commuter backpack.
Want to win a swag bag from the 2019 TPG Awards? Sign up for the TPG newsletter here
If you’d like an additional opportunity to win a swag bag, make sure you’re part of our Facebook communities — TPG Lounge, TPG Women and The Points Guy Small Biz — and keep your eyes peeled for giveaways later this week.
Here’s what each of our TPG Awards attendees took home at the end of the night:
Celebrity Beauty: Alaska Airlines water bottle
This insulated metal water bottle is perfect for refilling in the airport after going through security.
Celebrity Beauty: BLADE wine tumbler and $50 discount code
This insulated wine tumbler for day-drinking on the river, on the beach, and anywhere else you want to be classy, yet prepared. That can include the skies as well: Score a $50 discount off of your next BLADE ride with code THEPOINTSGUY.
Celebrity Beauty: Humangear GoToob+
This travel-size, silicone goToob holds lotions, shampoo, conditioner or other liquid necessities. The little plastic loop on the lid pulls open to form a clever latching lock for the lid, preventing your liquids from spilling in transit. (Use code TPGAWARDS for 50% off through Dec. 18.)
Celebrity Beauty: LiquidIV Hydration Multiplier packet
This powdered boost of electrolytes will help you power through jet lag, hangovers and any other situation that calls for a little extra hydration.
Celebrity Beauty: Tide To Go pen
This handy little wand helps you clean food, ink, wine and other stains out of your clothing on the go. This one’s even custom-branded with the TPG Awards logo.
Celebrity Beauty: JaJa Tequila
This travel-sized bottle of small-batch, agave tequila is handcrafted in Jalisco, Mexico, and the perfect size to pack in a Ziploc bag and bring through security.
Celebrity Beauty: Aviation Gin
This brand is owned and endorsed by Ryan Reynolds, who says, “I’ve tried every gin on the planet and Aviation is, hands down, the best. Also, I don’t recommend trying every gin on the planet. Stick with this one.” Sounds legit.
Celebrity Beauty: Boarding Pass luggage tag
For those times when you’re too tired to tell off another person, this premium leather luggage tag does it for you with its cheeky message: “This bag isn’t yours.”
Celebrity Beauty: ExpertFlyer one-year premium subscription
One of the best online resources for finding award flights, ExpertFlyer Premium usually costs $99.99/year.
Celebrity Beauty: VIP
Our VIP gift bags included all of the goodies from the regular swag bag, plus the following additions:
With products this pretty and functional, it’s no surprise that Samsonite won our 2019 Readers’ Choice Award for the “Best Luggage Brand” category. Samsonite generously donated three different types of travel bags for the 75 VIPs in attendance at the TPG Awards: The Encompass Convertible Weekend Duffel and two different backpack styles — the Convertible Tote Backpack and the Valt Deluxe. (We’re giving away the Valt Deluxe VIP kit.)
Celebrity Beauty: Birchbox VIP kit
Birchbox worked with TPG to put together a special TPG Awards glam kit, complete with travel-sized versions of the following products:
- Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer
- Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo
- Invisibobble Traceless Hair Ring (pack of 3)
- Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer
- Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara
- Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm
- Georgette Klinger Vitamin C Toner
- Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks
This particular kit was specifically curated for the TPG Awards and isn’t available through Birchbox, but you can buy your own limited-edition Grooming Globetrotter — put together by Brian Kelly himself — before it sells out.
Celebrity Beauty: Rocketbook Everlast
This “smart” notebook is endlessly reusable when paired with the free Rocketbook app. You can write, doodle or draw with any pen, marker or highlighter from the Pilot FriXion line, and the icons on the “smart” page will automatically file your scanned page into a designated, saved file. You can even send your notes directly to a friend or colleague through the notebook. Once you’re done digitizing everything, just wipe the page clean with the handy microfiber cloth for your next use.
Celebrity Beauty: ROAM- ROAMing kit
Dopp kits are good for far more than just toiletries; many seasoned travelers use them for accessories, chargers and cables, and more. Check out the brand’s line of fully-customizable luggage and travel products on the ROAM website.
Celebrity Beauty: Stoney Clover Lane “Plane” travel bag
You’ll be anything but plain with this blingy, bright-colored storage pouch, which can double as a pencil bag, Dopp kit, toiletries keeper, small packing cube — you name it, you stuff it, you carry it.
Celebrity Beauty: JetSetCandy keyring
These stunning sterling silver charms are designed to look like little luggage tags, and are available for dozens of airport codes worldwide. Pick your favorite sentimental destination and keep it close on a necklace, charm bracelet or keychain.
Celebrity Beauty: Little Words Project bracelet
This beautiful elastic bracelet was custom-designed for TPG Awards attendees, with small globe-shaped beads and the word “Explore” spelled out.
Celebrity Beauty: Mister Bandana
These classic bandanas offer sun protection in the form of a fashion statement. Mister bandanas are made from 100% US-grown cotton with nontoxic water-based dyes, and support local manufacturers.
Celebrity Beauty: World of Hyatt wireless charger
This wireless charger allows you to put your phone down and pick it back up, recharged and ready to go.
Celebrity Beauty: Highline Wellness CBD cream
This premium CBD cream soothes tension and soreness in achy, tired joints — perfect for use after a long day hiking the mountains, walking through a sprawling metropolis or hopping off of a Peloton in your hotel.
Celebrity Beauty: Alaska Airlines Lounge day pass
If you’ve never before experienced airline lounge access, this one-day pass may change your life forever.
Celebrity Beauty: Flight 001 Seat Pak bag
Celebrity Beauty: Trtl neck support
One of the more innovative items in travel products, the Trtl will change your sleeping game on planes. Instead, this flexible curved support is padded with soft knit material and gently cradles your head while you sleep upright, giving your neck a break from the dreaded side lean.
Celebrity Beauty: Evian hydration spray
This hydrating facial spray comes in a travel-friendly size but delivers micro-droplets of natural mineral water in a leak-proof canister. We can’t think of anything more refreshing halfway through a long-haul flight in recycled plane air.
Celebrity Beauty: Summer Fridays jet lag mask
You don’t have to be a jetsetter to have that lag, but that jet lag definitely will set in on your skin without proper care. This hydrating mask coats your skin with vitamins, ceramides, antioxidants and gently exfoliating extracts, then wipes off with a gentle cloth — no need for a water rinse.
Celebrity Beauty: The Wolf Project facial sheet mask
We’re big fans of staying hydrated on planes, and one of our tips for surviving a long-haul flight in economy class is by applying a good sheet mask mid-flight. Hey, if it’s good enough for Chrissy Teigen, it’s good enough for us.
Celebrity Beauty: Humangear Gobites
This creative reusable utensil kit includes everything you need to eat on the go, whether you’re traveling on a train, camping in the woods or just casually dining out with the family. This handy set is durable and dishwasher-safe, and can help you cut down on single-use plastic in style.
Celebrity Beauty: Comrad compression socks
These medical grade compression socks help boost your blood circulation through your legs, which is important on long flights where tight quarters in economy increase the risk of blood clots.
Celebrity Beauty: Win a TPG swag bag for yourself
If this list has made you decide you need the full TPG Awards VIP treatment, move fast: Sign up for the TPG newsletter if you haven’t done so already, or sit tight if you’re already an existing subscriber.
We’ll choose five subscribers at random to receive the regular attendee gift bag, while one additional subscriber will receive a full VIP kit in a premium Samsonite commuter backpack.
Wanna win a swag bag from the 2019 TPG Awards? Sign up for the TPG newsletter here
Winners will be notified via the email address associated with the newsletter subscription, and will have 24 hours from the time of notification to claim their prize. If there is no response, the next person in line will be offered the prize, also with 24 hours to respond.
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All images by The Points Guy.
started out as a TPG reader in 2013, joining the editorial team as a contributor in 2015 and going full-time at the beginning of 2018. As Senior Travel Features Reporter, Katherine reports on aviation, points and miles, and travel news.
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