A celebrity-inspired guide to the best gifts a girl can get her man
Women think that men are hard to shop for. Many believe that buying their man a gift can pose a complex conundrum. Not true at all! Most men will agree that these celebrity WAGs (wives and girlfriends) have made brilliant choices when it comes to shopping for their spouses and significant others. From Angelina Jolie to Victoria Beckham, these celebrities prove that there’s a good reason to follow in their footsteps when it comes to giving gifts. Splurge like them, or be inspired to forage for an equally fabulous gift for your guy — be it a birthday or an un-birthday, the occasion doesn’t even matter!
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DO WHAT KATY DID: GIFT AN EXPERIENCE
Before they got married — and way before they got divorced — pop princess Katy Perry binged on her boyfriend Russell Brand by booking him a trip on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two. While Katy paid a pretty penny for her tickets, what impressed us was the idea of gifting an out-of-this-world experience to man who already has so much. At $200,000 per seat (not to mention that recent and tragic crash), Richard Branson’s space flight may not be your gift of choice. Nevertheless, take a page out of Katy’s book and opt for a gift that indulges your man’s spirit of adventure.
BUY A POSH FERRARI
The thumb rule with Christmas presents is that they should fit under your tree. Back in the Nineties, Victoria Beckham broke the rule (and the bank) by buying hubby David a red Ferrari for Xmas. It was a 550 Maranello, say those in the know, and many years later Posh confessed that she “spent everything” she had on that car. “He always loved cars and I just wanted him to have something that he would have never bought himself. I just wanted him to have what he wanted,” said the Spice Girl. Now, if every girlfriend or wife shared that sentiment, wouldn’t all the men out there be oh-so-happy?
KEEP TIME LIKE BEYONCÉ
If you’ve got the big bucks that Bey has, be extravagant and buy your man a bling watch. The pop star splurged on a diamond-encrusted Hublot when Jay-Z turned 43 and while that ticker apparently cost a tidy $5 million dollars, a Rolex would do nicely to make your man happy too.
EXTEND AN OLIVE BRANCH LIKE ANGELINA
When you are dating a man who has everything, the trick is to come up with a gift idea that has sentimental value. Of course even ‘sentiment’ isn’t cheap if you are Angelina Jolie! Back in 2010, the actress gave baby-daddy Brad Pitt a 200-year-old olive tree — reportedly splashing out $18,500 on the offering. Intending to plant the centuries-old tree at their shared $60 million estate in the south of France, Angie thought the symbol of peace would make a perfect present — and Brad certainly appreciated it. Let’s make it clear that this isn’t a blanket recommendation to go out and buy your boy an olive tree; instead focus on the thought process: what symbolic gesture could you make that has special relevance to your love story?
A ‘SHAW’ SHOT WINNER!
George Bernard Shaw said “whisky is liquid sunshine,” and he’s only one in a long line of illustrious scotch whisky aficionados who loved to receive a gift in a bottle. Mila Kunis adores her whisky and has gifted it on several occasions, while Katy Perry has been known to give away a good bottle from time to time, because it is always well received. Of course our favourite VIP whisky beneficiary is David Cameron, who found a bottle amongst the very first gifts that arrived at Downing Street when he moved into No. 10. Though wife Samantha wasn’t the one responsible for the gift, she probably enjoyed the present with him! It may not be as flashy as a Ferrari, but we can assure you a well-aged bottle of Black Dog Scotch as a Gift would also win you big-time brownie points with your man.
The above mentioned items are some of the best gifts for men and will most certainly make your man happy!
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