1 of Jay-Z’s Most Heartwarming Gifts to Beyoncé Technically Didn’t Cost a Cent

This is the year Beyoncé turns 40, and there is no doubt her adoring husband will plan something pretty spectacular to celebrate the big day. Jay-Z is a romantic at heart. Every year he treats his wife like the queen she is on her birthday. He is known to have lavished her with expensive gifts, fancy vacations, and over-the-top celebrations. He does his best to make sure his soul mate knows how much she is appreciated. The famous rapper hit it out of the park on the hard-working performer’s 36th birthday. Jay-Z stunned Beyoncé with his thoughtfulness and one of the most heartwarming gifts ever. The crazy thing is, it didn’t even cost him a dime.

(L-R) Jay-Z and Beyoncé holding hands on stage
(L-R) Jay-Z and Beyoncé | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

‘Crazy in Love’

The powerhouse couple has been married since 2008. The duo met when Beyoncé was only 18-years-old and just starting in the music industry. Jay-Z was 30-years-old, so the couple took the relationship slowly at first. They were introduced to one another in 2000 on a plane flight home from the MTV Spring Break Festival in Cancun. For the first two years, they often had long phone conversations but weren’t officially dating since Queen Bey was involved with someone else.

The couple collaborated on “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Crazy in Love” in 2003, and fans started speculating a relationship was forming. Neither of them confirmed they were dating, but the following year when they turned up at the VMA’s together, the secret was out. Beyoncé and Jay-Z were officially a couple. This April will mark the 13th wedding anniversary of the dynamic couple, who share three children.

The heartwarming gift that didn’t cost a cent

When Beyoncé turned 38, her husband tried to come up with a gift that would impress the mother of his children. He overwhelmed the Lemonade singer who shared a photo of the special moment with her Instagram followers. Fans received a behind-the-scenes look at her husband’s special gift. At the Made In America Festival in Philadelphia, Jay-Z surprised his wife with a birthday cake that said “Happy Birthday B!” In true rapper fashion, the Grammy-winning performer also popped a bottle of the world’s biggest bottle of champagne in her honor. He gathered a few friends backstage to help celebrate, and the photo was tagged #BeyDay party, according to k1047.

The Grammy-winning performer serenaded his wife as everyone joined in the “Happy Birthday” song. According to Essence, this wasn’t the first time Jay-Z had “a few friends” help him sing “Happy Birthday” to his beautiful wife. When Beyoncé turned 36, she again found herself at the Made in America Festival held annually in September, her birth month. While Jay-Z was performing that year at the festival, he got the thousands of concert-goers in attendance to help him sing-along to “Happy Birthday” for Queen Bey. She stood backstage, stunned, filled with gratitude, and beaming from ear to ear. The gift that didn’t cost a thing was a huge success.

The most expensive birthday gift Jay-Z ever gave Beyoncé

That’s not to say Jay-Z is cheap. He knows how to spend money and how to splurge on extravagant gifts for his wife. Her 35th birthday party was a Soul Train theme and attended by some of the music industry’s biggest stars, including Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, and Diddy. Jay-Z chartered an $800,00 per week yacht for Bey’s 33rd birthday as they sailed through the gorgeous waters of Corsica. The year prior, they were spotted along the coast of Capri enjoying her birthday. September 4th will no doubt be a big day on the Carter family’s calendar, as Jay-Z celebrates his wife’s big 40th birthday. This time around, he most likely is going to spend a pretty penny on her special day.