Grammy Gift Bags: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Lisa Costantini
February 03, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

Musicians always say it’s an honor just to be nominated for a Grammy, but in fact the real honor (next to winning, of course!) is being asked to be a performer or presenter. Why, you ask? This year at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards Feb. 8 (airing live on CBS, 8 p.m. EST) performers and presenters such as the White Stripes, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Norah Jones, Sting, OutKast, and Beyoncé will take home something almost as big as a pop diva’s ego — luggage filled with products worth more than $20,000, courtesy of Distinctive Assets, an L.A.-based entertainment-marketing company.

Some of the gifts celebs will have their assistants carry off for them:
? Lasik eye surgery, compliments of Assil Sinskey Eye Institute in Santa Monica, Calif. ($5,200)
? Certificate for a one-year bicoastal membership to the Sports Club/L.A. ($4,000)
? Tempur-Pedic mattress ($2,000)
? Voucher for a two-night stay at Fisher Island in Florida ($1,600)
? Spa services redeemable at Avia Spa in California ($1,000)
? Skin care services at Epione of Beverly Hills ($1,000)
? Round-trip ticket to anywhere Song Airlines flies ($600)
? Invicta watch ($400-1,000)
? Apple iPod ($400)
? Delsey luggage ($400)
? Nintendo Gameboy Advance SP and an assortment of games ($200)
? Da’mage jeans ($200)
? Elliott Lucca handbag ($160)
? Tigi beauty products ($85)

Maybe the old adage should be rewritten for the age of swag: It doesn’t matter if you win or lose (or even get nominated), it’s how much free stuff you can get.

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