While the Toronto International Film Festival is all about movies and the sartorial statements celebs make on red carpets, there's another side to the fest only A-listers get to indulge in: gifting lounges. And TIFF 2012 was an epic year for swag.

"Visiting talent are often so busy working, that a lounge is a nice way for sponsors to acknowledge their successes and celebrate them," says Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski, one of the women behind Tastemakers (the first swag lounge to emerge at TIFF) and the president of rock-it promotions. "It adds to the fun of a festival and gives them a short break from their (very intense) schedules."

How do products end up being featured in specific suites? Goldblatt-Sadowski says it takes a lot of time and research to find the right sponsors to fill a lounge. "We try to choose items that may be new to the talent as well as fun, useful items."

Featuring CanCon is also important.

"As Canadians, we need to support our own, and that's really the message of the IT Lounge this year. We're featuring several Canadian companies and products," says Natasha Koifman, president of NKPR and founder of the IT Lounge. "Every year we want it to be more interesting and innovative." This year, for example, IT had a one-day photo suite with Patrick Demarchelier.

Some of the hottest lounges we received a sneak peek of were: Tastemakers, IT Lounge, Bask-It Style, Essentials Lounge (a suite full of products for media to help them cope with, and recover from, TIFF), TDotTV, B.A.D PR Premiere Lounge, the philosophy space at Nikki Beach and the Alliance Films lounge.

We sifted through each suite's featured swag and have rounded up the best products celebs left Toronto with. Check out our top 20-odd finds.

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  • Shoelaces

    Stolen Riches Laces, $17. Available at <a href="http://www.stolenriches.com/" target="_hplink">stolenriches.com</a>

  • Health Boosters

    Vitamints. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.vitamints.com/Canada/index.html" target="_hplink">vitamints.com</a>

  • Shave Gel

    For men and women! John Allan's Slick Water, $29. Available at <a href="http://johnallans.com/shop/shave/slickwater" target="_hplink">John Allan's</a>

  • Stellar Wine

    Wolf Blass Grey Label. Available at <a href="http://www.lcbo.com/entry.html" target="_hplink">LCBO</a>

  • Cool Cozies

    Rebus Sweatpants, $80. For more information, visit <a href="http://lpants.com/" target="_hplink">lpants.com</a>

  • Wicked Water Bottles

    Bobble, 3 for $25. Available at <a href="http://www.waterbobble.com/" target="_hplink">waterbobble.com</a>

  • Gold Necklace

    Galactica Necklace, $68. For more info, visit <a href="http://www.liasophia.ca/regional/home" target="_hplink">liasophia.com</a>

  • Eyebrow Tamers

    Satin Etched Zebra Slant Tweezer, $30. Available at <a href="http://www.sephora.com/satin-etched-zebra-slant-tweezer-P376171" target="_hplink">Sephora</a>

  • Charitable Cause

    Fuck Cancer T-Shirts. For more information, visit <a href="http://fuckcancerinwykiwyk.com/" target="_hplink">fuckcancerinwykiwyk.com</a>

  • Soft Scarf

    Knit Circle Scarf. Available at <a href="http://www.rw-co.com/en/home.aspx" target="_hplink">RW&CO</a>

  • Perfect Purses

    Jessica Jensen Bags. For more info, visit <a href="http://www.shopjessicajensen.com/" target="_hplink">shopjessicajensen.com</a>

  • Grain Farmers Of Ontario

    Whiskey is made from Ontario grains! We love whiskey!

  • Eye Soother

    Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer by Smashbox, $32. Available at <a href="http://www.sephora.com/photo-finish-hydrating-under-eye-primer-P375100" target="_hplink">Sephora</a>

  • Photo Finisher

    Photo Finish More Than Primer Dark Spot Correcting, $50. Available at <a href="http://www.sephora.com/photo-finish-more-than-primer-dark-spot-correcting-P375253" target="_hplink">Sephora</a>

  • Fantastic Scents

    Demeter Fragrance Library, $15. Coming to Loblaw soon. Check out <a href="http://www.demeterfragrance.com/" target="_hplink">demeterfragrance.com</a> for more info.

  • Amazing Tote

    Sully Wong Micro Traveler, $95. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.sullywong.com/" target="_hplink">sullywong.com</a>

  • Ultimate Moisturizer

    Indeed Labs Hydraluron. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.indeedlabs.com/" target="_hplink">indeedlabs.com</a>

  • Cool Cuffs

    Ann Taylor Cuffs. Available at Yorkdale Shopping Centre or online at <a href="http://www.anntaylor.com/" target="_hplink">anntaylor.com</a>

  • Great Makeup

    Benefit Cosmetics' How To Look The Best At Everything, $30. Available at <a href="http://www.sephora.com/benefit-cosmetics" target="_hplink">Sephora</a>

  • Boosting Bra

    Calvin Klein Push Positive Bra, $48. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.cku.com/home/index.jsp" target="_hplink">cku.com</a>. (Lara Stone not included.)

  • Daily Scrub

    Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, $72. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.dermalogica.com/ca/" target="_hplink">dermalogica.ca</a>

  • Gold Strings

    Foxy Originals Avery Necklace in Gold, $56. Available at <a href="http://www.foxyoriginals.com/" target="_hplink">foxyoriginals.com</a>

  • Brightening Peel

    The Microdelivery Triple-Acid Brightening Peel, $68. Available at <a href="http://www.sephora.com/philosophy" target="_hplink">Sephora</a>

  • Blingy Keychain

    Car Charm from Swarovski's James Bond Collection. Available at <a href="http://www.swarovski.com/" target="_hplink">Swarovski</a>