Alma Awards 2009: The Gifts

Backstage Creations provides Celebrity Retreat and gift bags
By Gabrielle Pantera

Sabido Basteris Mayan-inspired silk-like silver jewelry

Sabido Basteris Mayan-inspired silk-like silver jewelry

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Gosh!TV) 9/26/2009 – Hosted by Eva Longoria Parker and George Lopez, the 2009 ALMA Awards celebrate Latinos in film, music and television. Backstage Creations has put together a special collection of gifts for ALMA Awards celebrities.

When you need gift ideas for a friend or want to discover that special treat for yourself that nobody else has yet, it’s great to take a peek inside celebrity gift bags to see what stars are getting.

Sabido Basteris fine jewelry fuses designs with cutting edge technology to dye silver to a rainbow of colors. Designer Sabido Basteris was inspired by the vivid colors in murals in Mayan temples. Their silver necklaces look and feel like silk and snap back into shape like cloth. It’s 99% silver, not Sterling. Great for someone who can’t usually wear silver because of being allergic to the nickel in Sterling.

Croton Watches fit with sporty or black tie, are the cutting edge of style. Whatever your lifestyle you can wear their watches.

Landor & Hawa offers lightweight 21″ carry-on suitcases. Made of ABS polycarbonate, hard side shells protect and look good. The stars signed a red carry on suitcase for the NCLR ALMA Awards to use for charity.

Marchon CK flashdrive sunglasses arriving this November. Yes, there’s a flashdrive in the frame of the sunglasses. Classic style with a hidden twist. Known for their designer frames and sunglasses, Marchon is one of the largest eyewear manufactures in the world.

Patchi Chocolates come in dark and milk chocolates, plain or filled with delectable fillings. Established in 1974, Patchi Chocoates feature superior chocolate with exquisite designs. Patchi chocolates contain no preservatives, no artificial flavors, no vegetable oil, just cocoa butter.

Six Senses Destination Spa, Phuket. Thai wellness resort dedicated to health and mindful living located on a small island off the coast of Phuket. A complimentary stay in at a private Pool Villa at the Sky Senses Destination Spa.

Tagür Footwear lets you draw on your shoes. Want to show off your shoe art? Get a pair of the AKA Blanks sneakers, tag them, take a photo and send it to The best designed sneakers will be shown around the globe. The shoes that get the most comments will be put into production. How cool is that?

Tom James Custom Clothing is the world’s largest manufacturer and retailer of custom made executive clothing. You don’t have to go to a store they come to you. Where ever you need them to. They can help you plan, coordinate, and maintain your wardrobe so you are perfectly attired for any situation – business, casual, social, or formal. Our Tailors are wardrobe consultants, well-versed in fabrics, style and patterns. They assist you in selecting a wardrobe that will compliment you with the finest clothing and the best value at a price that is comfortable to you. No one else can provide you with equal price, value, or equal personal service! Tom James wants to be your complete clothier! – We come to you

Arm & Hammer Advance White Brilliant Sparkle toothpaste clinically proven to remove up to five times more plaque in hard to reach places. Give your teeth a deep clean and a whiter smile.

Avlon Industries, Inc offers four of their high-quality personal care products from their deluxe salon hair care line inside a sleek silver gift bag.

Bettinis bikinis swimwear is made of baby soft fabrics with lace and beading to make them feminine and fun to wear. Designed by Bettina Bell who created many unique bikini while filming the Bachelor.

BodyWellness offers everything from Classical Pilates to rehabilitative forms based on the Pilates method. Natalie Mirsky founded BodyWellness in 2004. A dancer, she first utilized Pilates techniques to enhance her own dance training then discovered its superior rehabilitative benefits. Mirsky works with physicians and physical therapists to heal patients using Pilates techniques adapted for rehabilitation. BodyWellness, The Pilates Place.

Romero Britto art is compared to the modern works of art of Chagall. The modern themes and bright colors show an upbeat approach to art. It combines the images and colors to give pleasure to the eye. His work will make you smile. Romero Britto’s most recent work shown in the book “Colors of the World.”

CasaQ offers an exclusive hand-painted glass ornament collection to brighten up any event. Founded in 2005 by professional event planner Darlene Tenes, she’s collected unique gifts and decorations that blend traditional customs from Latin America, Spain and Mexico. Match that special Latino theme of the event you’re planning.

L’Oreal offers their high intense pigment (HIP) and their infallible plumping lip gloss in three shades. L’Oreal got its start in hair color back in 1907. The company was founded in 1909. Celebrate 100 years L’Oreal. Choose from over 500 products at stores everywhere.

Palomita Clothing offers Eva Longoria Parkers’s LOVE Tee created for the Beca Celebrity Series. Funds benefit the Palomita Education Fund, a non-profit organization encouraging professional and leadership development in the Latino community.

People en ESPAÑOL features a special ALMA insert and a brag book to protect your cherished photos and to show of your pictures like the great fashonista you are.

Table Topics offers fun and thought-provoking questions to get everyone talking. Get the conversation going with Table Topics.

Backstage Creations was founded by Karen Wood in 2000.

 Six Senses Destination Spa, Phuket  – A complimentary stay in a private
Pool Villa at the Six Senses Destination Spa, a Thai wellness resort
dedicated to health and mindful living located on a small island off the
coast of Phuket  (

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