Anatomy Of A Gift Bag...Or Lack There Of

by KENDRA SEAY · June 8, 2009

[Social Life Magazine gift bag] The recession seemingly holds no strength towards the East End social calendar as parties and events keep adding up as the summer moves on. However, after two weeks and about 10 parties, all we have to show for it is a Hamptons magazine, a hardcover novel, and a box of eco-friendly pooper scooper bags? Um...Really? Where's the swag? What happened to the gift bags full of loot? Make-up, hair products, gift certificates, an occasional trip to the spa? It looks like our troublesome economy is not as far away as the party go-ers and throwers would like to believe and the days of relying on a gift bag on your way out of a party might now be considered expecting too much...

Social Life Magazine came through for their Memorial Day weekend party but so far, the mag and their gift bags stand alone. Look below for the full list of Social Life goodies and let us know what you think about the diminishing gift bags, if they'll ever make a comeback, and what bags we may have missed.

$500 Smile Design Aesthetic Procedure Gift Certificate Bronzy Babe Body Glow La Roche-Posay SPF 15 Moisturizer $100 La Perla Gift Certificate Babe Tool Lip Gloss Da Vinci by Rusk Hair brush The DUX Bed peppermints Scunci Head Bands May 2009 Social Life Mag