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Kim Kardashian Needs to Return Her Wedding Gifts NOW

by Nicole Fabian-Weber on March 5, 2012 at 3:12 PM

kim kardashianHey, remember that time Kim Kardashian planned that huge, multimillion-dollar wedding to Kris Humphries? And remember how she received a stupid amount of really expensive gifts from all her A(ish)-list friends for doing so? And then remember how, 72 days later, she was like, "I'm quittin' this bitch" and she divorced her basketball-playing husband and that was that? Well, justice has finally been served. (Not really.) Kim Kardashian just made a really big donation to a charity for wasting everybody's time and money. (Wack.)

Apparently, Kim recently tallied up the cost of all the gifts she received -- and, all together, her guests bought her $100,000 worth of stuff. So what she did in order to right things was donate double that amount -- $200,000 -- to the Dream Foundation, a wish-granting organization for adults with life-limiting illnesses. In a note addressed to all wedding attendees, Kim said: "I would like to thank you for your generous and thoughtful wedding gift. It has taken me some time to pull everything together but I wanted to let you know that the money for every gift received by me at my wedding has been donated to the Dream Foundation."

Yeah, it's nice that Kim made such a hefty donation and all, but here's my one little problem with this sitch: Celebs and rich people make big donations to charities all the time. They don't need to call off marriages to do so; they just do. What Kim should have done was return all the gifts to their respective owners and made the donation. And Kris Humphries agrees -- he thinks she has no right to keep all those sweet gifts, and he wants her to return them now. I mean, those were meant for both her and Kris and the life they were going to start together, not to collect dust in the kitchen Kim's never in because she's always traveling. Weak. Sauce.

Whatever, though. I guess the charity donation is better than nothing. But if I were a guest, I'd want my Cuisinart back. Just sayin'.

Do you think Kim did the right thing, or do you think she should have done more?


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  • dirti...
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    dirtiekittie

    March 5, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    i think kim did exactly what a no-class act such as herself would do. i am not surprised, and find it hard to believe anyone else would be either.


  • ThatT...
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    ThatTattooedMom

    March 5, 2012 at 3:39 PM
    Can we move on from the kardashians please?
  • Jesse
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    Jesse

    March 5, 2012 at 3:47 PM
    Good for the organization receiving this donnation, but it is still self-serving on her part. "Hm, okay. Let me make a donation to charity instead of returning these gifts and letting these generous guests decide whether they want to donate their share. It's great PR plus a get a HUGE tax deduction."
  • Kwiat2
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    Kwiat2

    March 5, 2012 at 4:05 PM
    She doesn't need to return anything. She didn't cancel her wedding. Her marriage failed. Do you expect a returned gift for every failed marriage's wedding you attended? Didn't think so. I don't think she should feel so guilty, and I don't even like her.
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    Melissa042807

    March 5, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    I prefer to do my own donating to charity, not for someone else to do it "in my name" or "in my honor" (my one exception is wedding favors where the bride and groom make donations for each guest to a charity that personally means something to them). I think what Kim did is tacky. But then, a LOT of what she does is tacky. 

    I feel kind of bad for her sometimes. Like, does she feel stuck in this life and doesn't know any other way to act, like she claims she felt about the marriage - something about being stuck on a rollercoaster. I wonder if some days she just wishes none of it had ever even gotten started. 


  • ann27
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    ann27

    March 5, 2012 at 4:21 PM
    Yes, she should. Proper wedding etiquette dictates that all gifts (monetary or materialistic) are to be returned to the giver in the event of a cancelled wedding OR if the marriage ends before one year. 72 days is less than one year.
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    marshsmom

    March 5, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    She also gets a big fat tax write off for her "selfless" act.  I think she should return the gifts, or at least donate the gift items, not just cash.


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    RhondaVeggie

    March 5, 2012 at 4:30 PM
    If a marriage lasts less than a year then gifts should be returned just as they would be if the wedding were called off. if the guests don't want them back then they can tell the couple to keep them but I'm betting there are plenty who would be quite happy to get them back. At the very least she needs to share them with her husband and it doesn't sound like she's doing that.
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    jessicasmom1

    March 5, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    really do you think she can recall who bought her what ?


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    amandasmomma

    March 5, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    Agree with Ann27


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