The Craziest, Most Expensive Gifts Celebrities Have Ever Received

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I pity the person stuck with getting a gift for a celebrity. Not only are you buying a present for someone who has pretty much everything they'd ever need, but you're also forced to compete with what other stars have given your famous friend.

The bar is set high for a reason. When it comes to gift-giving, some celebs go hard. Buying a luxury vehicle for a friend may force the average person into debt (or robbing a bank), but for plenty of stars, doing so is as obvious as getting your office secret Santa a Starbucks gift card. Really, who needs that extra $100,000 laying around, anyway?

Of course, there are lavish gifts, and then there are presents that are downright bonkers. Plenty of stars have spent major money on gifts so strange it's hard to see why they were so eager to drop the cash in the first place.

Truthfully, it's damn near impossible to understand the lives of the rich and famous. Instead, let's marvel at the gifts that they give and receive, knowing full well that all our friends and family will end up with gift cards.
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Kanye West
Baller birthday present? In 2015, Kim Kardashian reportedly rented out the Staples Center so that West could play a game with his boys. It's cool — the pickup game only cost $110,000.
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Kim Kardashian
Birkin bags are some of the most coveted handbags around. However, the George Condo-painted work of art was hardly as universally beloved as the taupe bag it was painted on. Kim received the gift from her husband Kanye West for Christmas in 2013. Gee, Yeezy, you shouldn't have. The following year, Kardashian received another Birkin, this time ruined — er, designed — with her daughter North West's finger painting.
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Jennifer Aniston
Aniston's Friends co-star Courteney Cox proved she was ride or die when she gifted her pal a bicycle in 2008. It wasn't any ordinary bike: The ride came equipped with a Chanel-made seat — and cost a whopping $12,000.
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Brad Pitt
In 2013, the Daily Mail reported that Angelina Jolie purchased a $12.2 million private, heart-shaped island for her soon-to-be ex. It wasn't the first time Jolie purchased land for her husband: In 2011, she purchased the land surrounding a waterfall in hopes that Pitt would build a house nearby. Hopefully, she held on to those receipts.
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Jay Z
The rapper scored a very fast ride from wife Beyoncé. According to reports, the "Formation" singer allegedly bought her husband a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, a car that can cruise up to 253 mph. The price tag? A cool $2 million.
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Justin Bieber
The Biebs also scored a pricey car as a gift, but it's how he received it that was particularly unique. During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2012, the "Sorry" singer was surprised by manager Scooter Braun with a $100,000 luxury 2012 Fisker Karma car. Bonus? The vehicle came with an environmentally-friendly solar-panelled roof.
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Russell Brand
When Brand's 35th birthday came around, the comedian's then-fiancée Katy Perry decided to take him into space. Perry spent $200,000 on tickets for Virgin Galactic, a.k.a. space tourism. However, the pair broke up before they could live out their astronaut dreams.
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Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham is the proud owner of a $1.8 million vibrator. Complex reports that her soccer star husband treated his wife to the platinum sex toy.
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Lady Gaga
Every little girl wants a pony, right? As a surprise gift, Gaga's pals at Interscope Records decided to gift her this horse in 2015. Gotta love the pink bow!
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Katie Holmes
Forget a fancy car — in 2005, tabloids reported that Tom Cruise wanted a mode of transportation even more lavish for his then-fiancée Holmes. Cruise reportedly scored Holmes her very own private jet as a wedding present. The price? Just a casual $20 million.
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Will Smith & Margot Robbie
The Suicide Squad stars received inexpensive, but unbelievably odd gifts from their co-star Jared Leto, who portrayed the Joker. Leto gave a bag of bullets to Smith, who played Deadshot on screen. Robbie, who played the Joker's girlfriend Harley Quinn, received a live rat as a token of endearment from the actor portraying the Clown Prince of Crime.
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Jennifer Lopez
Ah, the days of Bennifer. Back in 2003, when Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were the town's hottest couple, reports circulated that Affleck had purchased his lady a $105,000 toilet seat. The toilet allegedly contained diamonds, rubies, and sapphires — and, if this gift was the real deal, it's by far the biggest waste of money on this list.
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