When Dec. 18 rolls around next week, Brad Pitt will be kicking back with his family in their New Orleans home, blowing out the candles on his birthday cake as he celebrates the completion of his 44th year. And only OK! knows what the superstar actor and father will be getting from his loved ones.

First up is the lady in his life, Angelina Jolie, who OK! has learned is planning on presenting her beau with a new set of wheels, specifically a new motorcycle. Of course, Brad’s new ride will have a lot to live up to, as the actor already refers to his current motorcycle as "my sweetheart."

But no matter how cool his new bike, for Brad, nothing could beat a day with his kids. “His family is the best birthday gift Brad could ever have,” says a source close to the couple. “Shiloh’s always been a daddy’s girl, and nothing makes Brad smile more than playing with her.”

And while baby Shiloh might be too young to wield scissors, the source reveals that Brad’s older children, Maddox, Pax and Zahara, have been busy crafting birthday cards for Daddy. “Zahara loves coloring and said she wanted to make a card for Daddy,” says the source. “Then Maddox and Pax joined in. They were drawing and doodling, trying to outdo each other."

For all the details on Brad’s birthday plans, pick up the new issue of OK! — on sale everywhere Thursday.

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