We’ve all fantasized about being rich - especially around the holidays when our hard-earned money seems to fly rapidly out of our bank accounts. Well, celebrities have it easy (aside from all the criticism and paparazzi). They can give their loved ones extravagant presents, and not give a second thought to how much they’re spending. Having a ton of money means they can shell out as much cash as they want - let’s just say some tend to go overboard on their gift-giving. Read on for the 8 most expensive celebrity gifts of all time!
1. Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey: A Rolls Royce Phantom
Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey have since decided to call it quits. But back in the day when their love was still strong, Nick gifted Mariah with a Rolls-Royce Phantom - which set him back $400,000. However, it looks like Nick couldn’t buy Mariah’s love for long.
2. Mike Tyson: A $2 million bathtub
Boxer Mike Tyson was worried he was losing the affection of his wife, Robin Givens. So, he did what any sane person would do. He gave her a $2 million bathtub (what could possibly make a bathtub $2 million?!). It didn’t work - they ended up getting a divorce, and Tyson later admitted he was more than $30 million in debt. Shocking.
3. David and Victoria Beckham: An Hermes bag
David and Victoria Beckham are one of the world’s most stylish couples. They stay that way by keeping up on the trends, so David bought Victoria a gorgeous Hermes Himalayan Birkin bag for Christmas one year. This rare bag cost the soccer star $129,000 (for a purse!).
4. Oprah: 100 cruises
Oprah certainly has a big heart! Remember those episodes of her show where she’d give away tons of goodies to her audience members? Well, for Christmas one year, she gifted over 100 of her staff members a 10-day luxury Mediterranean cruise! Even though Oprah has plenty of cash, the good deed cost her over $750,000. Chump change, right?
5. Beyonce and Jay-Z: A Bugatti
Since Beyonce is the queen of everything it makes sense that she’s a pretty good gift-giver too. She bought her husband, rapper Jay-Z, a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport - a car that costs well over $2 million! At least they’ll look amazing riding in it together!
6. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian: A hand-painted Birkin bag
Kanye West can’t be topped (in his mind at least). So, instead of just getting wife Kim Kardashian a plain, ol’ Hermes bag, he upped the ante. He got famous artist George Condo to hand-paint a Birkin bag as a Christmas gift. Although the specific cost is unknown, Condo’s paintings sell for over a million dollars!
7. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: A helicopter
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are Hollywood’s golden couple, so they can’t just get each other boring gifts. Well, Angelina knows what gift every guy has wanted since he was a little boy - his own helicopter! She bought Brad a $1.6 million helicopter, plus flying lessons! That’s a hard gift to beat!
8. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: Earrings
This couple hadn’t been together for long when Johnny Depp gifted his girl, Amber Heard, a pair of $50,000 diamond earrings. That’s one way to keep your girlfriend happy. But what if you lost one?!
Even if you don’t have millions of dollars to spend on Christmas gifts, you can remember what these celebrities didn’t - it’s the thought that counts!