Whether you’re looking for something small to let someone know you care, or a larger-than-life buy that will sweep them off their feet, we’re here to help take the guess work out of February 14 present purchasing, and we’re doing it with the help of some of our favourite celebrities.
A-listers have a knack for buying incredible gifts for their loved ones, on Valentine’s Day and throughout the year. Take, for example, Jay Z and Beyoncé. Arguably one of the richest and most powerful couples in showbiz, he bought her a private island off the coast of Florida back in 2011 (it reportedly cost $20 million).
It seems like an appropriate present for an appropriately exceptional couple, right?
Other famous faces who go the more tangible route include Katie Holmes, who once gifted Suri Cruise with an over-the-top playhouse, and David Beckham, who splurged on a vineyard for his wife, Victoria.
If you’re more an experiential gifter, take a cue from Angelia Jolie. Back in 2012, the 39-year-old actress bought her husband Brad Pitt helicopter lessons, a gift that keeps on giving months down the road. Oprah Winfrey has also spared no expense when spoiling those in her life. She once gave all of her staffers (all 1,700 of them) a Mediterranean cruise valued at almost $5,500.
Budget-friendly items A-listers have gifted include McDonalds goodie bagsTyra Banks once doled out; eco-friendly personal care productsDrew Barrymore packages up on an ongoing basis; and notebooks Michelle Obama has wrapped up for her colleagues and friends.
The chief thing to learn from celeb present picks is that what you give should convey some meaning and be appropriately priced for your budget.
With that in mind, we present you with 30 perfectly on-point Valentine’s Day buys.
Sarah Kelsey is a gal in the know who regularly appears on television and writes for a variety of outlets. Check out her work at sarahkelsey.ca, on Twitter @sarahkelsey, Instagram @sakelsey and Pinterest @sakelsey.