The perfect gift is hard to pick, irrespective of the recipient. Now imagine shopping for a celebrity. From Amitabh Bachchan and Bipasha Basu to Deepika Padukone, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Shah Rukh Khan, we pick 5 gifts that should be on the wish list of these stars. Enjoy our slightly tongue-in-cheek suggestions and feel free to be inspired by these ideas when you are shopping for your friends and family too.
A WATCH FOR AMITABH BACHCHAN
The amazing Mr. Bachchan wears his heart on his sleeve when it comes to his fondness for stylish timepieces — pun entirely intended. The veteran actor is often spotted wearing two watches and has quite an enviable collection, featuring some of the world’s best-known watch brands. So why give Amitabh Bachchan more of something he already has plenty of? Well, simply because he’s a connoisseur and will therefore appreciate it. Yet, if you need another reason, perhaps this will suffice: Mr. Bachchan recently gifted away a funky fluorescent green watch to Raj Thackeray’s son Amit, so he’s definitely in the market for at least one gorgeous green replacement!
GET INSPIRED: Mr. Bachchan also gifted Ranbir Kapoor a Richard Mille watch some years ago and RK was thrilled! It just goes to prove that watches do make great gifts for men and women alike. Go ahead and buy a cool ticker for a friend or family member, keeping the recipient’s preferences in mind.
A REGULAR SUPPLY OF EBOOKS FOR SHAH RUKH KHAN
This Bollywood badshah is known for giving the most extravagant gifts. Don’t believe us? Just ask Farah Khan or Abhishek Bachchan, who have reportedly received a luxury car and motorbike respectively, courtesy SRK! Wife Gauri thinks her biggest gift to Shah Rukh is “space” (she means it metaphorically; like space to be the man he wants to be), but SRK himself appreciates commemorative gifts most of all. With him, it is not about money, but sentiment. A gift he can enjoy with his kids is likely to be appreciated, but if you want a more specific recommendation, we’d say a regular supply of selected eBooks for his Kindle would be a safe bet.
GET INSPIRED: SRK loves gadgets and owns almost anything you can think of! Take a page out of his book and gift a gizmo. Whether you are shopping for a colleague or family member, there’s sure to be an appropriate gadget available to give as a gift.
A DESIGNER HANDBAG FOR DEEPIKA PADUKONE
Dimpled darling Deepika Padukone has quite a thing for handbags, as beau Ranveer Singh well knows. We hear Bhansali’s Bajirao gifted his onscreen Mastani a gorgeous golden Bottega Veneta knot clutch recently and we’re convinced it won’t be the last designer handbag he gives her! Get on the bandwagon and gift Deepika a beautiful carryall. If money is no object, we’d recommend the Hermès Kelly bag (we know she already owns at least two Birkins), or spend a little less on Chloe’s to-die-for Drew bag. As brands go, a handbag enthusiast can never own too many Chanel bags either, in case you need other options.
GET INSPIRED: Many women take their handbags as seriously as their jewels. If that sounds like the kind of lady you are shopping for, go ahead and indulge her habit. Buy a classic bag in a solid colour from a covetable brand. You’ll thank us for the suggestion later!
A NEW PAIR OF SUNGLASSES FOR BIPASHA BASU
She’s been called ‘eye candy’ and so have some of her past boyfriends, but new bride Bipasha Basu’s idea of eye candy isn’t quite the same as what we’ve implied. The Bengali bombshell has a serious sunglass fetish and owns several hundred pairs of shades, in every conceivable colour. From aviators and wraps to cat-eye styles, Bips has an amazing ability to sport all sorts of shapes with equal élan. It is exactly this quality, in fact, that makes it so easy to buy sunglasses for the Jism star. Shop designer, but avoid Dior for the time being, because the last pair husband Karan Singh Grover bought Bips was by Dior. Instead, we’d suggest Valentino’s new camouflage butterfly sunglasses (so Bips!) or a trendy Tom Ford pair.
GET INSPIRED: Not many people have Bipasha’s ability to wear almost any sunglass shape with style, so avoid gifting glares unless you know exactly what someone wants. Instead, gift a generous voucher so the recipient of your gift can go choose their own pair. Conversely, if you are shopping for a friend who is a sunglass addict like Bips, why not buy an eyewear organiser case?
A SAFE FOR SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA
When it comes to gifting, Raj Kundra is about as indulgent as they come. From swanky homes across the globe to glittering solitaires, he is always giving his gorgeous wife Shilpa the most amazing gifts. Because we can’t all keep up with these Kundras, we’re suggesting a gift that will help the former Nach Baliye judge keep her kitty of gifts well protected. We’d recommend buying the svelte Shilpa an electronic safe to store all her priceless baubles in — the bigger the better.
GET INSPIRED: Giving an electronic safe as a gift is a good idea for almost anyone. It’s one of those things people often intend to buy, but rarely do.
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