When you’re a celebrity, what do you get for that special someone in your life? A set of bath towels from Target/Tesco? Used 2012 Honda Civic? A romantic weekend getaway for two in Davenport, Iowa? If you answered “yes” to any of these gift options, it might be time to rethink your relationship. The truth is, if you become famous and save millions of dollars, you should go all out. You should think outside the box and give your friend/partner/spouse something that only a few can afford. To help generate some ideas, consider these 8 crazy, extravagant gifts that celebrities have given their loved ones.
1. A bunch of Burger King franchises
Buying your wife a Whopper with extra cheese and hold-the-mayo is a pretty good idea. But if you’re Kanye West, you take things to the next level and buy wife Kim Kardashian 10 Burger Kings. BK restaurants aren’t the only ones in Los Angeles. She owns franchises in places as far away as Rome, France and London, because why not? However, more than 6 years after he received this wedding gift, none of the Burger Kings have actually worked.
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2. A ticket to space
In the summer of 2010, Katy Perry bought then-husband Russell Brand a $200,000 ticket to reserve a seat on Virgin Galactic’s first space flight as a 35th birthday present. If that ever happens, he will have the opportunity to experience weightlessness from 365,000 feet in the atmosphere. Unfortunately, more than 10 years on, it doesn’t look like that will ever happen. Not only did the couple split after 14 months of marriage, but after years of promises, Virgin Galactic’s space tour is still not a thing as of early 2021.
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3. $3,000 Cheese Wheel
For some people, a few slices of American cheese will suffice when they’re hungry. But supermodel Chrissy Teigen isn’t most people. She’s John Legend’s wife, and the moment she eats pasta or risotto, she dumps it on a giant parmesan wheel. He said it weighed over 300 pounds and was supposed to last for years, but was thrown away in less than 2 months. What is the deal? They were renovating their house, and according to Teigen, they didn’t have a fridge big enough to store it in the meantime. With his net worth of $75 million, you’d think Legend would find a way to keep it up.
4. Wisdom tooth encrusted with gold
On Ryan Reynolds’ 31st birthday, his then-fiancée Scarlett Johansson gave him a truly one-of-a-kind gift: one of her wisdom teeth etched in solid gold and worn on a necklace. That special gift seems to lead to an eternally blissful marriage. However, it was not to be for this couple. They married in 2008 and divorced three years later.
5. Private dinner at Staples Center
For regular farmers like us, the only real chance to get into Staples Center — home of the LA Lakers — is to see the Clippers play. Just thinking about it makes you nod. Justin Bieber, on the other hand, goes to Staples Center whenever he wants. When he was 17, he rented out an entire arena for a date with on-again, off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez. It reportedly cost $475,000 to hold the Staples Center for the evening, but Bieber had it at home.
6. Diamond encrusted toilet seat
Everything poops. Birds. Turtles. Elephants. And even Jennifer Lopez. But when nature called, she did, thanks to then-husband Ben Affleck. He paid $105,000 to surprise us with a diamond-encrusted toilet seat that he allegedly designed himself! Now that his days as Batman are over, perhaps this will become his new calling?
7. Typewriter used by Ernest Hemingway
On the day Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie became Franklin together, Jolie celebrated by giving Ernest Hemingway the actual typewriter he used to write “For Whom the Bell Tolls.” It will reportedly cost a cool $250,000.
8. A private island
We’re not done with Jolie’s gifts yet! In 2013, she bought Brad a heart-shaped island worth $12.2 million. But that didn’t save their marriage. In 2016, Angelia filed for divorce after Pitt was drunk during a 12-hour flight.