You know what they say about gifts: It’s the thought that counts. But when you’re making a cool salary of a few million dollars a year (if not more), that old adage goes right out the window. Celebs love splashing money about, and a special occasion is a great excuse for spoiling their loved ones.


While celebs can’t get away with giving someone a cute pair of socks, it seems like they don’t really want to anyway. From Ferraris to Bugattis, cars tend to be the most popular gift of the rich and famous.

For his 18th birthday, Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun surprised him with a chrome-wrapped Fisker Karma. The environmentally friendly car which featured a solar-panel roof cost the generous gifter a humble $100,000.

But since cars and luxurious getaways have become a commonplace present, stars have reached for more showstopping gifts— and we can’t believe the lengths some celebrities how gone to.  In 2013, Angelina Jolie was rumored to have bought her then-husband Brad Pitt a $19.7 million heart-shaped island. However, this turned out to just be a bunch of fake news!

Keep in mind, it’s not just about impressing the receiver, but the rest of the world too.

We scoured the internet for the most extra celebrity gifts and just like these lucky recipients, you won’t be disappointed.

1. A Gorilla Sanctuary

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What do you get someone that has it all? Their fully-realized dream, that’s what.

Portia De Rossi surprised Ellen Degeneres on her own showEllen, with an incredible birthday present. Portia announced she was giving Ellen her own gorilla conservation center for her 60th, moving her wife to tears.

Ellen, who’s been an animal rights activist for years, was blown away by the present, admitting that she’s “beyond excited” and Portia “knew the exact right gift to give me.”

2. A Trip To Space

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For Russell Brand’s 35th birthday, he got the gift of a lifetime.

Cast your minds back to when Katy Perry and Russell Brand were still together. It’s a bit of a stretch, but so is this wild birthday present.

In 2010, Katy bought her then-fiancé a ticket on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic venture to outer space, and it set her back a whopping $200,000. While the couple is no longer together, we hope Russell still has his ticket because Branson is yet to blast anyone off into the cosmos.

3. A Solid Gold Bathtub

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Mike Tyson got creative with his millions.

When boxer Mike Tyson was married to his first wife Robin Givens, he showed his love the only way he knew how— by bestowing her with a $2.2 million gold bathtub.

But the relationship was over within the year, leading Tyson to ponder what to do with the expensive relic. In 2014, he sold the bathtub to an English billionaire, Derwood Hodgegrass, for almost half of what he had bought it for at just $1.2 million. Maybe bathtubs aren’t the best investment after all.

4. A Chanel Bicycle

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These two are Friends goals.

In 2008, former co-stars and real-life best friends Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston made headlines when one of them splurged on a very chic birthday gift. Courtney spent a cool $12,000 on an all-black Chanel bicycle after Jennifer apparently expressed interest in riding some more.

According to Showbiz Spy,  a source close to them revealed that “Jennifer said she wanted to start bike riding because it’s such good exercise, so Courtney sent her the new, ultra-chic Chanel bicycle.” We need a friend like this.

5. Fake Snow

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In Hollywood, all your dreams can come true — except for one.

In Los Angeles, the sun is shining no matter what time of year it is. While for some this sounds like heaven, others, just like Tori Spelling, crave a White Christmas.

Her dad Aaron Spelling decided to make his little girl’s wishes come true and dropped $2 million worth of fake snow on their family home. And she decided to do the same for her kids in 2009. What a wonderful (and expensive) family tradition!

6. A Jewel-Encrusted Toilet

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With a booty this famous, we can’t imagine Jennifer Lopez not using a bejeweled loo.

When Ben Affleck was engaged to Jennifer Lopez in 2002, the actor stunned the beautiful singer with the ultimate present. Dropping over $100,000 on a porcelain toilet seat studded with sapphires, rubies, and diamonds, Affleck serenaded his new fiancee with the fanciest toilet in the world.

“Jennifer is my princess and she deserves only the best — even when it comes to toilets,” Affleck reportedly told a friend.

7. A $43,000 Pen

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The Twilight co-stars spent a pretty penny on gifts, but this one takes the cake.

When Robert Pattinson was dating Kristen Stewart back in 2013, he gave her one of the most thoughtful yet expensive birthday presents ever. For Kristen’s 23rd birthday, Robert bought the actress a very rare limited edition Tibaldi Bentley Crewe fountain pen to complete her stationery collection.

“Kristen has always collected pens, and has a variety of stylish ones,” a source claimed. There are apparently only 40 other pens like this one in existence. We can’t imagine many other people dropping this kind of cash on a pen anyway.

8. A Rare Lamborghini

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There’s a reason why this lux celeb gift made the list.

One dating dilemma that many people face is what to buy someone for their birthday— but things get even more complicated if you’ve only been together for three months.

In June 2013, Kim Kardashian celebrated her new beau Kanye West’s 35th birthday by getting him a very casual present: the rare Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4. The price? $750,000.

9. A Room Full Of Flowers

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Nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like thousands of dollars worth of flowers.

In 2016, when Rob Kardashian was still with the mother of his daughter, Blac Chyna, he celebrated her birthday by spoiling her. Giving her multiple bouquets of flowers with a card for each one, Rob filled an entire room with pink, red, and white roses.

“Oh my God, I just walked into the kitchen, and I’m seeing all these flowers from Rob!” she exclaimed in a Snapchat video. “Twenty-eight different cards.”

10. Ten Burger Kings

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When it comes to gifts for Kim, Kanye is never boring.

He’s given her a wall of flowers, a saxophonist surrounded by flowers, and even stock in his company, but nothing is as extra as Kanye gifting his wife Kim Kardashian West ten Burger King restaurants.

According to Gawker, he snatched up branches across Italy, France, and the UK. We know this couple loves fast food and now they’re making money from it. We can’t knock the hustle.

11. A Pony

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Lady Gaga got a Christmas gift every little girl dreams of getting

In 2015, Lady Gaga was surprised by her record label Interscope for Christmas when she was gifted a beautiful pony.

“Today on my doorstep was delivered a White Angel from heaven,” she wrote on Instagram. “It felt like the old days of the record business, she’s such a spiritual girl!”

Gaga, who has always loved horses, famously turned up to the 2013 American Music Awards on the back of a white stallion.

12. A Sloth

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A temporary pet for a lifetime’s worth of memories.

For Kristen Bell’s 31st birthday in 2011, her husband Dax Shepard did the unthinkable and managed to rent her a sloth. Bell is an avid fan of the creature, and she burst into tears when her hubby surprised her with one.

Spilling the beans on Ellen, Dax admitted that “At that time, it was nearly impossible to procure a sloth.” He added, “There were like two guys in the country that had access to a sloth and they’re very particular about what type of home owner’s insurance you have.”

13. Gold Grills

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The coolest parents in the world also have the coolest kids.

Most kids give their moms chocolates, mugs, or even cook them breakfast for their birthdays, but not Jaden Smith. The son of Will Smith gave his mom Jada Pinkett-Smith a set of gold grillz.

Jada loved the present and posted a photo on Twitter, writing: “When your son buys you grillz for your 45th birthday :)” And doesn’t she look incredible?

14. A Custom-Made Barbie Doll

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé cut no corners when it came to their baby’s first birthday.

When Blue Ivy turned one, Jay-Z and Beyoncé couldn’t help themselves but pull out all the stops with a custom-made Barbie doll.

According to The Sun, the $80,000 diamond-encrusted Barbie doll was just the beginning of her birthday festivities. She also got $95,000 worth of pink and white roses as well as a $2,400 cake. What a lucky girl.

15. A Diamond-Encrusted Handbag

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David Beckham bought his wife a handbag that cost as much as a house.

It’s not every day you come across a Birkin bag that is made of albino Nilo Crocodile and has 245 encrusted diamonds. But David Beckham wanted nothing less for his wife Victoria in 2005.

The Hermès Birkin bag, which cost around $100,000 ,also has it’s own claim to fame. In 2016, a very similar purse became the most expensive handbag to sell at auction, with a price tag of $300,108.

Um, any celebrities looking for a new friend? We all have birthdays coming up soon.