Santa was very kind to Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner this year. The girls shared photos of their favorite Christmas gifts on Instagram and the total cost of their presents rivaled that of a small country. From spiky Christian Louboutin shoes (worth about $1,200) to Balenciaga boots (worth more than your car) and the "it" bag of 2012, a black Celine luggage tote (worth more than your life), Kendall and Kylie received some extremely expensive items this Christmas. All that was missing was a tricked out Range Rover. Oh, wait. Kendall got that for her birthday. Never mind.
I'm sure it's "just the world they live in" where multi-thousand dollar designer clothes and cars are given the way you and I might hand a teenager a gift card to Sephora, but still, it seems a little, how you say, over the top, to me.
What does a 15-year-old need with an it bag? What does a 17-year-old need with Range? I guess the point is that they, or anyone of any age, doesn't need those things whatsoever, but it's because they can, that they do.
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I know Kendall and Kylie work -- they have modelling jobs and some sort of clothing line and they probably get thrown some money for selling their soul to the E! network on Keeping Up -- so it's not like they're sitting around twiddling their thumbs watching Judge Judy.
But I think in their teen years, while they're still figuring out who they are, it's important to help them realize that sources of happiness come in other shapes than designer heels and bags. It's important to manage their expectations about their impending adulthood, i.e., money doesn't grow on trees and the sad fact taht Mom and Dad won't always pay for things.
There have been plenty of celebs who've been multimillionaires that have gone broke. If you come to expect the extravagant, as Kendall and Kylie might, it's harder to turn it down, even if you don't have the cash. Just ask M.C. Hammer.
Just something to keep in mind, I guess.
Do you think it's a bad idea to give teens hugely expensive gifts?
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