The Most Extravagant Holiday Gifts Ever Given and Received by Celebrities

From Paris H. to Paris H.

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Oprah's 2016 Favorite Things list might have contained multi-tiered cakes made of cheese (opens in new tab), but it's got nothing on the radically expensive and lavish gifts she and other celebrities exchange with one another. Precious gems! Real estate! Livestock! It's all here, and it's all ahead for your reading pleasure.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

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To the untrained eye, this might look like the Ecce Homo (opens in new tab) of Birkins, but to Kimye, it is a completely appropriate and thoughtful present. Whatever your opinion, the facts: The bag itself retails for $16K, while artist George Condo's additions—and the thought behind it—are ostensibly priceless.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Pt. II

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In a reversal of the previous tactic, Kanye went the quantity * and* quality route by wheeling in 150 gifts bought via Skype (via an assistant on the ground in Italy). Amongst the spoils, according to Us Weekly (opens in new tab): a rainbow-hued fur coat, a Louis Vuitton dress, and a Prada jumpsuit. Score.

Lady Gaga

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Fulfilling every little girl's dream, Lady Gaga had a special delivery (opens in new tab) from her record label last year. Bonus: She rides said special delivery (opens in new tab) to the Malibu farmer's market, which is like the 2013 AMAs (opens in new tab) but casual-er.

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton

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Taking the whole "giving" theme to heart, the socialite/aspiring pop star gifted herself a $285,000 pink Bentley Continental GT (opens in new tab)—with a diamond-encrusted dashboard.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie

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Before it all fell apart (opens in new tab), Angie gave Brad what every man wants: his own waterfall in California (opens in new tab) for some light Frank Lloyd Wright architecture-ing. "Brad has dreamed of a home with the sound of a waterfall cascading under the house," a source said to the Daily Mail (opens in new tab). "He wants to pull all aspects of nature, light, glass, and varying levels into the concept." :(

Sienna Miller and Jude Law

Sienna Miller, Jude Law

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Another one to make you go "but did you get to keep it?" Law once hid a $200,000 diamond and sapphire ring inside a restored baby grand piano for their North London mansion. The Christmas Day proposal (opens in new tab) didn't hold, but the memories, TBD.

Kylie Jenner and Tyga

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It wasn't an engagement ring this time, but the $33,000 sparkler Tyga gave to Kylie Jenner is 10/10 prenup-worthy. "No expenses were spared and it's shaped to fit her finger perfectly," an insider said to the Mirror. (opens in new tab) "It cost a lot of money...but the value is no object in Kylie's world. She cares more about beauty than dollars." Must be nice.

David and Victoria Beckham

David Beckham, Victoria Beckham

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If love is relative to money spent, then WOW. In 2005, VB woke up to a $100,000 diamond-encrusted handbag, a custom $500,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom, and a $2.4 million ruby and diamond Boucheron necklace.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

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By this point, you know the true Hollywood Christmas story: cars for the holidays. In this case, it was a $400,00 Rolls-Royce with a "mommyMC" vanity plate. Double :(.

Jennifer Lopez

And on a happier note, here is J.Lo's Biggest Gift Ever, which is extravagant in that she asked fans worldwide to donate to various charitable organizations, including the American Red Cross. "If each one of you guys who follow me on Twitter and Facebook can give at least one dollar," she said, "we can do something that has never been done before. We could collect millions of dollars." Using one's fame for good—what could be more in the spirit of the season than that?

Maggie Maloney is the associate editor at Town & Country and ELLE Decor, where she covers style, beauty, jewelry, and the many members of the royal family. She also manages social media and content strategy for both brands.