Forget your run of the mill flowers, dinner, and romance. When it comes to gift giving, these celebrities go big and outside the box. After news of an elaborate birthday celebration thrown by supermodel Naomi Campbell this week for her Russian-billionaire boyfriend, we decided to take a look at some other over-the-top gifts celebrities have given to their significant others.
Campbell reportedly spoiled her boyfriend, 50-year-old Vladimir Doronin, with fireworks, traditional Indian music, and dancing in a 15th-century Mehrangar Fort in the city of Jodhpur on Nov. 6. A second party for Doronin was slated for Nov. 7 at a medieval palace-turned-hotel called Umaid Bhawan. All 42 rooms at the hotel were booked for Campbell’s guests.
Pictured: Campbell and Doronin left the birthday festivities on Nov. 7.
Kim Kardashian really took Kanye West’s love for Lamborghinis to heart. The reality TV star bought her boyfriend and “Mercy’’ singer (derived from the Lamborghini Murcielago model) a $750,000 Aventador LP 700-4 for his 35th birthday in June. Her cat, which she often shows off on her Instagram account, sports the name “Mercy,’’ in honor of her beau’s famous beats.
Pictured: The couple attended Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation 2012 Angel Ball cancer research benefit Oct. 22 in New York.
Forbes’s wealthiest celebrity couple this year is less than shy when it comes to gift giving. Jay-Z, who took in $38 million last year, bought his wife, Beyonce, an island off the coast of Florida in 2010 for a cool $20 million. Beyonce, who raked in $40 million in 2011, gifted the “99 Problems’’ rapper with a $2 million Bugatti in 2010 for his 41st birthday.
Pictured: Jay-Z and Beyonce (with her newlycut bangs) took in the Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors game at the Barclays Center on Nov. 3. Jay-z is part owner of the Nets and helped bring a basketball team to his native burrough.
Brangelina may need to take out special homeowner’s insurance sometime soon. Angelina Jolie gifted beau Brad Pitt with a waterfall in California for his 48th birthday in January (it doubled as his Christmas present). Pitt reportedly plans to build a home on the land in an ode to his favorite architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Pictured: Pitt and Jolie arrived at the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 26, 2012.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel tied the knot in Italy in October where the “SexyBack’’ singer presented his bride with a priceless present. As Biel walked down the aisle, Timberlake serenaded her with an original song that he says had “grown men weeping.’’
Pictured: Biel and Timberlake attended the “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7 in New York City.
News of Justin Bieber’s split with TV-star girlfriend Selena Gomez broke earlier in November, but it doesn’t take away from his romantic act last year in September. The “Boyfriend’’ singer reserved the Staples Center after watching a Demi Lovato concert at the Nokia Theater with his honey, according to TMZ. Why would he do such a thing, you ask? Just to watch “Titanic.’’ And the tweens all swoon.
Pictured: The then-couple appeared on stage at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto.
Russell Brand and Katy Perry finalized their divorce this year, but not before Perry gifted her then hubby-to-be with a trip to outerspace. Perry spent $200,000 on a seat aboard Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space adventure in 2010. According to an E! Online report, “Brand and the other brave participants will jet more than 365,000 feet straight into the Earth’s atmosphere at a speed three times faster than the speed of sound. Then they can unfasten their seatbelts and float weightlessly for five minutes before shuttling back to Earth.’’ It was the “Forgetting Sarah Marshall’’ actor’s 35th birthday present.
Pictured: Brand and Perry arrived for the European premiere of the movie “Arthur’’ in London in 2011.
This year Jennifer Lopez, the dancer-turned-singer-turned-actress and mother of twins bought her current boyfriend, Casper Smart, a custom Dodge Ram with all the fixin’s for his 25th birthday.
Lopez, 42, who has been married three times, met the choreographer “through their work,’’ according to a New York Post report. Smart was promoted to choreographer for Lopez’s world tour with Enrique Iglesias in May.
Pictured: Lopez, Smart, and Lopez’s daughter with ex-husband Marc Anthony, Emme, watched Chanel’s ready to wear Spring-Summer 2013 collection, presented in Paris on Oct.2, 2012.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were married on Aug. 16, 2008, and every year since on their anniversary, the talk show host and comedienne has ordered a plane to paint the years of marriage in the sky that they are celebrating as a gift to de Rossi.
Pictured: DeGeneres and de Rossi posed for photographers on the red carpet at the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center where DeGeneres was honored in October.
Victoria “Posh Spice’’ Beckham and her husband, David, are the proud owners of a vineyard. The Los Angeles Galay soccer stud bought his wife the Napa property in April 2008. David is the highest-paid soccer star, making $24 million annually. David is the highest-earning soccer player in the world, making $9 million in salary with the Galaxy and another $37 million in endorsement deals, reported Forbes.
Pictured: David and Victoria Beckham watched a match between Roger Federe and Andy Murray in the Royal Box at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships in July.
“Magic Mike’’ star Channing Tatum was in for a big surprise at his 32nd birthday party from his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum. The choreographer, who’s danced in videos for Justin Timberlake and appeared in films like “Step Up’’ (where she and Tatum met), arranged for a flash mob to dance to “Time of my Life’’ from “Dirty Dancing’’ on his birthday party this year. Watch footage of the flash mob at Southern Hospitality restaurant in the video here.
Pictured: Tatum and Dewan-Tatum attended a brunch event for the new film “10 Years” on Sept. 16 in New York.
Mariah Carey gave husband Nick Cannon something you can’t put a price tag on in April, 2011: twins. Cannon went the more traditional route for Christmas that same year. The “America’s Got Talent’’ host picked out a $400,000 Rolls Royce for his then-pregnant wife.
Pictured: Carey and Cannon at BMI’s annual Urban Music Awards in Sept., 2012.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are expecting their first child in 2013, so it’s a good thing he fulfilled one of her lifelong wishes this year before they had a baby in the house. The “Parenthood’’ actor knew his fiance loved sloths, so he arranged to have one come over to their California home for a visit on her 31st birthday. The “Veronica Mars’’ actress told “The Ellen DeGeneres Show’’ that she was so overcome with emotion she had a panic attack!
Pictured: Shepard and Bell attended the CMT Music Awards in June.