Christmas is one of the best times of the year. It’s when we get to take a much needed break from work and other obligations to spend time with friends and family. It’s also the time of year when we get to spoil each other with thoughtful and meaningful gifts.
Celebrities are no different. Just like us, they use Christmas as the opportunity to show their loved ones how much they really care. However, unlike us, most celebrities have the wealth to spare no expense on items that are almost unheard of in everyday life. But that doesn’t mean every gift has to cost an arm and a leg. Sometimes even celebrities have to enjoy the little things that make our holidays and relationships much more memorable.
The celebrity Christmas gifts in the following list range from luxury cars to normal stocking stuffers, but each one is ridiculous in their own right. Whether diamond jewelry or the simple gift of family time, it’s hard to believe each one didn’t make the last holiday season worth remembering.
15. Josh Groban — Turkey Jerky
Singer and musician Josh Groban was one happy camper last Christmas. Even though he probably received a lot more than mere stocking stuffers, he didn’t complain when he found packages of turkey jerky, candies, and a new issue of The Atlantic with the cover title “Surviving Anxiety”. His Twitter followers got a kick out of the photograph, quipping that it looked like his gifts were bought at a random airport. Still, it’s the thought that counts.
14. Ryan Seacrest — Holiday Socks
We all begged our parents at one point for that special Christmas gift we hoped would be waiting under the tree. But they were often never delivered, and instead we received something much more “practical” — usually the most terrible word to hear during Christmas. Even big stars like Ryan Seacrest still get those kinds of token gifts. According to his Twitter, he received a pair of (unattractive) holiday Christmas socks from his parents. They do look warm, so it’s not a total disappointment.
13. Abigail Breslin — Funny Book and Cat Things
Abigail Breslin is all grown up and starring in such films as August: Osage County and Ender’s Game. If she is not already on the A-list, she will be soon. However, her family probably still sees her as just another loving part of the family. In a tongue-in-cheek gesture, Breslin received a book called 50 Things Every Lady Should Know and a mash up of cat toys and pet products. She showed off the book on her Instagram account.
12. Mark Ruffalo — Gift of Family Time
Fans of Mark Ruffalo may think he is already a sweetheart, but they really have no idea quite how sweet if they missed his Christmas tweet. Ruffalo was snowed in with seven other people on Christmas day in what he said was a one-bathroom house. His favorite “gift” was simply quality time “cooking ,eating, laughing, movies, snuggling, and sharing” with friends and family. It must be nice to have that kind of time to relax and enjoy other’s company without being called to set or dealing with pesky agents.
11. Harry Styles — Beatles Memorabilia
Christmas was good for young lovers Harry Styles and Taylor Swift. Considering that the ex-couple are basically pop music royalty in their respective solo and boy band acts, it’s hardly a surprise they gave each other gifts to remember for years. After spending their Christmas holidays apart in the US and UK, Swift surprised Styles with one-of-a-kind Beatles memorabilia. They reunited at and shared a New Year’s kiss.
10. Victoria Beckham — Olivia von Halle Silk Pajamas
When wealthy celebrities have the freedom to buy everything, sometimes the most simple gifts are all they need. That’s why David Beckham surprised his long-time wife Victoria Beckham, former Spice Girls pop star, with two pairs of beautiful Olivia von Halle silk pyjamas. Olivia von Halle designer clothing is inspired by 1920’s Coco Channel cuts and fabrics. Each pair set Beckham back $500 — a drop in the bucket compared to this couple’s eye-watering net worth.
9. Big Sean — Pacman Arcade Game
Naya Rivera gave ex-fiancee Big Sean a Christmas gift kids around the world would kill for. Big Sean was lucky enough to get his very own vintage Pacman arcade game. Now all he has to do is plug it in and play when he needs a fix. An arcade game may seem nothing to the gift Big Sean gave to Rivera (see below), but that doesn’t mean he isn’t enjoying every second of game play.
8. LeAnn Rimes — Mantis 7 Necklace
Remember LeAnn Rimes? Maybe not. Either way, she goes by LeAnn Rimes Cibrian these days after marrying husband Eddie Cibrian. Instead of fancy cars, socks, or turkey jerky, Eddie surprised LeAnn with her very own handcrafted Mantis 7 Necklace. She posted the photo to Twitter where her followers gushed with compliments and, surely, a little jealously.
7. Kim Zolciak–Biermann — Chanel Perfume Bag
Atlanta Falcons football player Kroy Biermann didn’t forget about his wife Kim Zolciak for Christmas. Most husbands and boyfriends splurge on perfume or clothing accessories, but Biermann combined the two into an original — and expensive — gift for Zilciak. For the price of 9K, he bought a clear, plexiglass Chanel purse shaped into a Chanel perfume bottle. Zolciak said that, while her twins were fast asleep, her eyes started to water when she saw the gift under the tree.
6. Robert Pattinson — $12K Vintage Guitars
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart gained a large part of their fame as co-stars in the movie trilogy Twilight. They also dated each other. Being the wonderful girlfriend she was, Stewart bought Pattinson $12K-worth of vintage guitars — a total of two, actually. Now Pattinson has a 1959 Fender Jazzmaster and 1947 K&F Lap Steel to practise his guitar skills – a consolation prize since he no longer has the girl, who cheated on him with her director on Snow White and the Huntsman.
5. Naya Rivera — Diamond Necklace
Big Sean spared no expense to give his then fiancé, Naya Rivera, a christmas gift even Santa Claus might not be able to deliver. Rivera posted a photo of her gift on Instagram with the caption “Merry Christmas. photo and gift credit @bigsean.” It was a beautiful diamond necklace. In the background was a beautiful diamond ring, confirming their engagement. The necklace featured a strand of diamonds all around the neck with a large stone in the center.
4. Amber Heard — $50K Diamond Earrings
If you’re dating Johnny Depp, you’re bound to get an immaculate Christmas gift at some point. Amber Heard, a star in her own right, received diamond drop earrings by Neil Jane that set Depp back almost $50K. But why stop there? To top it off, he also bought her a diamond pendent necklace. I doubt Heard would ever return or pawn her beloved Christmas gifts, but if she did, she would be a lot wealthier than she already is.
3. Rihanna — $160K Porche
Rihanna is not only a massive money maker for herself, she’s also been raking it for Jay-Z’s music label, Roc Nation. The label thanked Rihanna for all her hard work with a Christmas gift most people only dream of: A brand new Porsche 911 Turbo S to play around with, worth about $160K. The car is a nice addition to her multi-million dollar estate in Pacific Palisades.
2. Kim Kardashian — Hand Painted Hermès Birken Bag
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are some of the most successful and wealthy celebrities in the world. People might assume they would gift each other million dollar cars and exotic vacations — but you would assume wrong. Instead, West gave his wife a highly coveted Hermes Birkin leather handbag, but with a twist. The bag featured a large hand painting by famed nude artist George Condo. West Instagramed a photo of the bag to show the world, and Kardashian has been spotted carrying it by the paparazzi.
1. Drake — Custom Stripper Pole
Drake has no problem buying himself or anyone else a Christmas gift to break the bank. But he had different plans for the holidays when he unveiled to his fans on Instagram a brand new, shiny stripper pole. “Christmas gift to myself…#KODatthecrib #Areyouaperformer,” he captioned, suggesting that he bought the gift for his own personal use. Perhaps only a joke to make him and his fans laugh, people can’t help but wonder if he will actually use it.