What would be the perfect gift to buy your spouse if you were ridiculously rich? What would be the best gifts to give to the person who really does have absolutely everything? To shed some light on these luxurious gift ideas I turned to the experts- celebrity A-list couples:
Celebrity Gifts: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Celebrity couple Brangelina, as the media calls them, have been together since 2005. We all witness their chemistry in the movie Mr & Mrs. Smith, so it was no surprise when shortly after its release they became Mr. & Mrs., but not in the traditional sense. I don’t think there is anything that Angelina Jolie does that is traditional. While they aren’t married yet, the world awaits for their wedding day to see what this celebrity couple has planned and what wedding gifts they will give to one another. Here’s a recap of some of the gifts Brad and Angelina have given to each other in the past:
Angelina Jolie bought Brad Pitt a $1.6 million helicopter and flying lessons last May, which they recently used when they flew the family from London to France for vacation. She thought this would be the perfect gift for Brad because they had a helicopter pad installed in the grounds of their south of France home, Chateau Miraval.
Last year, she surprised Brad with a waterfall in California as a 48th birthday and Christmas present. Brad Pitt is a big fan of architecture, and she bought the waterfall for him so that they could build a house over it to mimic one built by his favorite American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Talk about putting a lot of thought into it!
For Brad’s 44th birthday she bought him a $100,000 motorcycle engraved with a tribute to his favorite musician. In front of the handlebars is a plaque with the words, “My Sweetheart, the Drunk,” the name of a Jeff Buckley album, Pitt’s favourite singer.
And, then for his 45th she bought him another motorcycle. This time it was the Ducati Monster 1100S titanium that was ordered from Italy. It also looks like Brad has a new riding companion too- he recently purchased a motorbike for Maddox in celebration of his 11th birthday.
When it comes to romantic gifts, Angelina Jolie chooses to buy her man an olive tree. Angelina Jolie reportedly spent £12K on a 200-year-old olive tree as a Valentine’s Day gift for Brad. The olive tree now resides in their £38m estate in France.
For Angelina, one pre-wedding gift that Brad Pitt recently purchased is a $390,000USD custom-made Patek Philippe Minute Repeater watch. Highlighted as one of the world’s most expensive watches, people are usually required to be on a two-year waiting list before they can even purchase such a luxurious watch. “Brad decided to buy one of the watches after meeting the Stern family at a watch fair in Basel. He wanted to buy Angelina a unique gift that very few people own, which is like a piece of art,” a source said. The watch, which was constructed by hand and took two months to assemble, features a yellow gold and mother-of-pearl dial and chimes based on Big Ben.
Brad also recently installed a $397,000USD shooting range and an armoury at their French estate in Miraval, France as a wedding present for Angelina Jolie. It’s a place where she can go to “de-stress” after a long day of being with their six children. It is also a bit symbolic if you think about it, she and Brad were around weapons on the set of Mr & Mrs Smith were they ended up together. And, nothing professes a man’s love and complete fidelity than buying her a shooting range where she can practice her rifle skills. Note to Brad: just like the range master at The Gun Store in Las Vegas said to my husband after our target practice, “I’d watch out if I were you, that girl there’s got some pretty good aim!”