VIP Valentine’s Day gifts can sometimes be simple, but for many they are lavish presents that the rest of us mortals can only dream of. It really is extraordinary the lengths that partners will go to find the best, most romantic, sometimes unique Valentine’s Day gifts for their wife or girlfriend, perhaps believing as Jessica Chastain said in her Valentine’s Day tweet in 2016 that “The more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite”. However, unusual and creative gifts are not always an indication that all is rosy in the garden when it comes to some of the VIP Valentine’s Day presents given between couples we have listed below:
Wishing to be with his wife on Valentine’s Day, Ryan flew halfway across the world just to visit Blake Lively for the day, before returning to filming. And that’s not even the craziest thing he’s done for love. Reynolds once had a brush with the law as he fulfilled a romantic gesture for his wife. He had his wife’s favourite apple pies from Canada and was trying to sneak them illegally across the border into the USA. A terrible liar, when he was stopped at the border the guard made him sing ‘I Swear’ by All-4-One?” from his movie ‘Just Friends’ before allowing Reynolds across the border with his pies. The things we do for love!
Soccer star and model David Beckham bought a romantic Valentine’s Day gift for his wife that was extraordinary. In 2006 he presented Victoria with a diamond Bulgari necklace valued at 8 million dollars. In 2007 he had a photo of Victoria tattooed on his arm.
Howard Stern presented a romantic and unique Valentine’s Day gift in 2007 when he proposed to Beth Ostrosky with a 5.2-carat emerald-cut ring with an estimated value of a quarter of a million dollars. She said yes!
In 2011, Justin Bieber’s Valentine’s Day gift for his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, was also extravagant and romantic. He splashed out two-thousand dollars to buy the entire stock of a florists shop to be delivered to his love. Another Valentine’s Day gift for a star saw Justin rent out the Staples Center in Los Angeles to treat his lady to a steak dinner and private screening of Titanic. Valentine’s Day 2016 was a little quieter as Bieber spent the day with his little brother.
In 2010, when Courteney Cox was married to David Arquette, her Valentine’s gift to him as an equally famous person, was an antique carousel horse valued at around forty-five thousand dollars.
Prior to his financial difficulties, Kanye West was known to be spectacularly extravagant. Valentine’s Day gifts to his wife were no different. In 2013, he surprised Kim Kardashian with a seventy-three thousand dollar Panthere De Cartier cuff featuring a diamonds and emeralds on white gold. West showed his romantic side again in his proposal of marriage to Kim. He flew her to San Francisco, and with family present, a fifty-piece orchestra performed Lana Del Rey’s “Young & Beautiful.” West proposed and the fireworks marked the commencement of their lives together.
When you’re married to Brad Pitt, it can’t be easy to find a fitting Valentine’s Day present for a star. On Valentine’s Day 2010, Angelina gifted to Brad a two-hundred year old olive tree valued just under twenty-thousand dollars. Symbolising peace, longevity, and stability, the gift was purchased from a nursery near their estate in the South of France. Though frequently spending time apart due to filming movies all around the world, Brad and Angelina wrote each other love letters each week. Wonderfully romantic, but sadly the couple split in 2016.
To show his adoration, Channing Tatum is known to gift his wife, Jenna Dewan, with jewelry and not just on Valentine’s Day. Thanks to Tatum’s work with and recommendations from Sienna Miller, he now purchases his Valentine’s Day gifts for his wife from jeweller Neil Lane.
Jay-Z didn’t appear to be badly effected by the financial crash of 2008 when his Valentine’s Day gift to his wife in 2009 was a platinum-covered cell phone for his sweetheart Beyoncé, reportedly costing almost twenty-five thousand dollars. This wasn’t his only extravagant gift to his wife, In 2004, before they were married, Jay Z gave Beyoncé a Rolls Royce allegedly worth a million dollars for her twenty-fifth birthday.
Katy may only have been married to Russell Brand for fourteen months before their separation in 2011, but in that time, each showered the other with extravagant gifts. It is reported that Katy decided the best Valentine’s Day present for a star like Russell was a lilac-colored Bentley Brooklands, in a similar style to the one owned by The Who’s late drummer Keith Moon.
Katy Perry’s beau John Mayer (after her separation from Russell Brand) matched Katy in the VIP Valentine’s Day gifts stakes when he bought her a heart-shaped twenty karat ruby ring designed by Daniel Gibbings.