Money is no object for celebrities. In their world — especially when it comes to spending on their dear friends and family — there’s no such thing as a budget. From private jets and luxury sports cars to diamonds and vineyards, there are no limits for celebrities with bottomless bank accounts.
Take a look at some of the most lavish and expensive gifts the rich and famous have given to each other that us ordinary people can only dream about as we balance our meager checkbooks.
Thanks For The Y Chromosome! Here’s A Private Jet
In 2012 after having their first child, Blue Ivy, together Beyoncé gifted Jay-Z with a $40 million private jet for Father’s Day. And this is not just any private jet — it’s a Bombardier Challenger 850 Learjet.
This extraordinary jet has two bathrooms, a full kitchen, and luscious executive club seats that transform into seven sleeping positions. If this is the gift he got after Blue Ivy was born, imagine what Jay must have got for Father’s Day after the twins were born!
Space: The Final Frontier
Katy Perry gave her then-husband Russell Brand the experience of a lifetime. For his 35th birthday, she bought him a ticket to space from Virgin Galactic for $200,000.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is in a race with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to be the first commercial ship to go to space, and he claims to be close. Branson said early in 2019 that he hopes to take the first space trip in July 2019, during the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Assuming all goes well, they can start sending pre-ordered ticketed passengers like Brand up to space soon after.
Happy 26th Birthday!
Cardi B gifted her fiancé Offset (now husband) with a Rolls-Royce Wraith and a blinged-out watch for this 26th birthday. The custom Rolls with red and white coloring cost a reported $400,000 (a non-custom Wraith will set you back $350,000).
The Wraith’s muscular engine is the most powerful series model under the Rolls-Royce name. On top of the car’s performance, it has four spacious seats covered in the butteriest luxury leather money can buy.
For Victoria Beckham’s birthday in 2008, her husband David Beckham bought her an entire winery in Napa Valley. While it’s not open to the public, they produce private-label wines for friends and family gatherings. The grapes are tended, crushed, and fermented by a hush-hush team of vineyard specialists.
No one is getting a taste of Beckham wines unless they are a part of the family’s inner circle. It’s all a very under-the-radar operation. That’s Posh, indeed.
Hot Pink Porsche For Mimi
Nick Cannon bought his then-wife Mariah Carey a custom hot pink Porsche Cayenne SUV for her 40th birthday. It came complete with custom pink rims and black leather interior with pink stitching. Her initials are embroidered on the headrests, too.
The base price for a regular Porsche Cayenne is $65,700. Mariah is far from "regular," though. With all of the customizations added to Mariah’s version, you can bet her speedster cost upwards of six figures.
Woah, A $12,000 Bike
Celebrity gifts aren’t known to be practical, but Courteney Cox’s gift to bestie and Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston comes close… ish. Cox bought Aniston a bike. An environmentally-friendly mode of transportation? Terrific.
This was not an ordinary bike, though, it was a $12,000 Chanel bike with eight speeds, a quilted leather seat, and Chanel-embossed saddlebag. So it’s an environmentally-friendly mode of transportation by a luxurious high-end French fashion house.
Rare Lamborghini From Kim K
Kim Kardashian dropped close to $1 million on a present for Kanye West when they had only been dating for about three months. Kim bought Kanye the pictured matte black Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 for his 35th birthday. It’s a mid-engined supercar that cost a casual $750,000.
Nothing says "I love you" like a Lamborghini. A luxury sports car like that is an expensive way to invest in a relationship, but look at them now! Married with baby number four on the way.
I-sland Love You
Back when Brangelina were still happily married, Angelia Jolie reportedly bought Brad Pitt a $12.2 million private island off the coast of New York City for his 50th birthday. The island is heart-shaped and has 11 acres, complete with a helipad and two homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Despite her pricey and generous gift-giving skills, Brad and Angelina filed for divorce in 2016. Whoever she ends up with next can expect some killer presents in their future!
A $105,000 Porcelain Throne
Way back in the early 2000s when "Bennifer" was a thing, Ben Affleck reportedly bought J-Lo a toilet covered with rubies, sapphires, pearls and even a diamond and was designed by Affleck himself. It costs $105,000.
"Jennifer is my princess and she deserves only the best – even when it comes to toilets," he said. Though the couple split years ago, one must wonder if going to the bathroom ever been the same for Jen. Where is the toilet now?
A Bath At A Shower
What do you gift a celeb who has everything? A pink bedazzled baby bathtub, of course. That’s the conclusion Destiny’s Child bandmate Kelly Rowland came to when she gifted Beyoncé and Jay-Z with this $5,200 tub covered in nearly 45,000 Swarovski crystals. It weighs over 3,000 lbs.
"I have no idea what I’m going to buy Beyoncé at the baby shower because Jay is going to buy that little girl every single thing possible," said Rowland. Clearly, she figured it out!
A Date Night For The History Books
Being Justin Bieber has its perks. For a date night with Selena Gomez back when he was only 17, he got to have the entire 20,000-seat Staples Center in Los Angeles to himself to eat dinner and watch Titanic.
He didn’t even have to pay for it. Higher-ups at the Staples Center let him have it for the night as a thank-you for selling out the arena three times. MTV estimated that it would have cost the Biebs over $475,000.
Diamonds For Twins
Marc Anthony gifted quite the "push present" to then-wife Jennifer Lopez. For giving birth to their twins Max and Emme in 2008, J-Lo got a $300,000 canary yellow diamond ring.
No judgment here! Carrying a living being inside your body for nine months and giving birth is no small feat. Carrying TWO living beings for those months and giving birth to twins is an even bigger deal. Marc Anthony did well showing his appreciation for womankind.
Adam Sandler’s Generous Gifting Habits
For no particular occasion, holiday, or celebration, Adam Sandler dropped mega-gifts on his friends and co-stars in 2010. After filming wrapped for the Adam Sandler film Grown Ups, he bought his co-stars Chris Rock, David Spade, Kevin James, and Rob Schneider $250,000 Maseratis.
"I went outside the other day and I had a new Maserati in the driveway," Chris Rock told Howard Stern during an interview on his Sirius radio show. What will they be gifted next time they work on a film with Sandler? Private jets?
A Pen That Costs More Than A Car
Robert Pattinson bought Kristen Stewart a Bentley… pen. When Pattinson and Stewart were dating in 2013, Pattinson bought her a $43,000 limited-edition solid white-gold Tibaldi Bentley Crewe fountain pen for her 23rd birthday.
He had the year and her name engraved on it along with "From R." It has a two-tone 18-karat yellow gold nib and is only one of 40 pens like it in the entire world. Hopefully, that pen lasts a lot longer than their relationship does.
Oprah Gets A Car! And Gayle Gets A Car! They Both Get Cars!
You think Oprah’s generous? Wait until you read about what Tyler Perry gave her… for no reason! Perry gifted Oprah and her best friend Gayle white Bentleys valued at $250,000 each.
In a video for O, The Oprah Magazine, she explained: "There was one time when Tyler Perry surprised me with a cream-colored Bentley with tan interior convertible," she said. "I just went outside and there it was… It was a ‘just because’ gift for no occasion."
Porcelain Tubs Are For Peasants
At the height of his boxing career, Mike Tyson bought his first wife Robin Givens a 24 karat solid gold bathtub. It cost $2.2 million. And you thought buying some Bengal tigers was a crazy purchase!
In 2014 Tyson sold the tub to English billionaire Derwood Hodgegrass for half the price. Last year it was reported that Hodgegrass is looking for the creator of the tub to make a matching solid gold toilet. Because no bathroom is complete without a gold toilet to go with the gold bathtub.
A Lavish Playhouse For Suri
For Christmas in 2012 (the year she divorced Tom Cruise), Katie Holmes reportedly bought daughter Suri a $24,000 playhouse that’s nicer than the places some adults call home. Suri was six years old at the time.
The yellow house was equipped with heat, running water, electricity, and a delightful sunroom with a rocking horse. We’re not sure what Tom spent on their daughter that year, but he had a lot to live up to!
Best Friends Forever?
Before the big scandal regarding the Kardashians, Jenners, and one Tristan Thompson and Jordyn Woods, Kylie used to buy Jordyn very extravagant gifts. For her birthday, Kylie gifted Jordyn a Cartier Love bracelet that features a rainbow of diamonds — and reportedly cost $14,600.
For Jordyn’s 18th birthday Kylie bought her a brand new black Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63 Coupe. That particular model costs over $100,000. Friendships may fizzle but cars and jewelry certainly don’t.
Quarter Million For A Typewriter
After Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got married, Jolie bought her new hubby a rare and unique gift: Ernest Hemingway’s typewriter. The piece of history cost her a cool $250,000.
This exact typewriter was used by Hemingway in the 1930s to write the famous book For Who the Bell Tolls, as well as American classics like The Old Man and the Sea and The Sun Also Rises. It was the last typewriter he used before he took his own life in 1961.
I Know It’s Cheesy, But I Think You’re Grate
And the Husband of the Year Award goes to… John Legend! For Christmas in 2015 Legend gifted his wife Chrissy Teigen with an enormous wheel of cheese.
While this may seem like an odd gift for some, it made Teigen the happiest girl on Earth. "John got me my lifetime dream for Christmas! A cheese wheel to dump pasta and risotto in for years to come! My table side serving game is bout to be liiiiiit!" she wrote on her Instagram.