Kim Kardashian keeps her wedding gifts, donates double the amount to charity

Soon after Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kris Humphries after 72 days of marriage, everyone was like, “Um, is she going to return all of the wedding gifts or what?” Since Kim and Kris invited all of their C-list friends and they had such a big wedding registry, they received gifts in excess of $100,000. And many reports suggested that Kim was simply going to keep everything and call the whole thing “another win for Team Kat-Face.” Well, those reports were partially correct. Kim is keeping all of the gift, but she’s donated twice their worth to The Dream Foundation. Smart?

Kim Kardashian is making lemonade out of lemons. The reality star, 31, and husband Kris Humphries received about $100,000 worth of wedding gifts back in August, but they famously called it quits after just 72 days, with Kardashian filing for divorce Oct. 31.

But Kardashian wrote all of her wedding guests a thank-you note. As obtained by TMZ, the letter reads “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.”

A source confirms to Us that Kardashian wrote a check to the Dream Foundation worth double the value of her expensive gifts. (While Kardashian and Humphries, 26, kept the actual gifts, the source explains that the Dream Foundation, like most charities, could make far better use of the money versus high-priced vases and blenders.)

Similar to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Dream Foundation, founded in 1993, is a “wish-granting organization” for adults (from paying bills to creating happy memories to providing emotional support) with life-threatening illnesses.

“Our dreamers have received a life expectancy of one year or less, and lack the resources to achieve their dreams on their own,” the charity’s website explains. “While we cannot cure their diseases, we can dramatically impact the quality of their fragile lives with the joy experienced from a dream come true.”

[From Us Weekly]

CB was all “Meh, it’s a tax write-off for her,” which is true. But still… Kim didn’t have to donate to charity – the wedding gift controversy was over, forgotten. She could have just kept the gifts, not donated anything, and moved on to her next famewhorin’ project. So… I’ll give Kat-face some credit. Good job!

Also – CB pointed out this new interview with Kim where she claims that she’s “not dating.” What about Reggie? What about those Saudi princes? Oh, Kat-face.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. mel says:

    She should of returned the gifts. Generous – yes….but here’s a concept – she could of done both.

  2. Enny says:

    Well, good for the Dream Foundation – but what exactly does this do for the gift-giver? Do they really care? They’re still out the same amount of cash!

    • eileen says:

      I’m with you on that one. Those people probably spent quite a bit and yes I know I’m not in the same world as they are, but its considered to be in bad taste to keep gifts for such a short marriage.

      • autumndaze says:

        Wait. What? “Kardashian AND HUMPHRIES kept the gifts”? And the source reports that “twice the value was donated”?
        Kim kept the gifts. And until I see some actual proof that the value, much less twice the value, was donated, I don’t believe it.
        (Not that it would matter; she is trying to improve her reputation either way, which is impossible.)

  3. Demi says:

    She is saint. My angel is the real humanitarian.

  4. HappyJoyJoy says:

    Can she return herself to where ever she came from? This whole thing was forgotten, way to keep bringing up old stuff to stay in the press. Cause’ for the Kardashian’s ANY press is good press.

  5. bee says:

    Why would Kim confirm that she is dating and her divorce is not final? Are some of you that stupid.

  6. SamiHami says:

    Well, strictly speaking the couple is only obligated to return wedding gifts if the wedding doesn’t actually take place. They did get married, therefore there is no etiquette reason for them to return the gifts. Especially considering that after a couple of months of marriage it is reasonably safe to assume that some of the gifts, at least, will have been used. You don’t return used gifts.

    Under the circumstances, making a generous donation to charity is probably the best thing she could do.

    If she marries again, however, it should be a very, very low key event and not some grand event where more gifts would be expected. Of course, we are talking about a Kartrashian, so I doubt she cares much about what is appropriate or not.

  7. theoriginalbellaluna says:

    The only reason she donated ANYTHING is because of the continued backlash. I bet Pimp Mama MADE her do it.

    No bonus from me.

  8. badrockandroll says:

    Tax write-off & better PR than she’s had in months. Shrewd (so she probably did not come up with it herself) but not altruistic.

  9. Hootie Hoo says:

    Surprised she didn’t donate it all to her Mom’s church.

  10. Kate #2 says:

    Maybe this is a British thing… but why are charitable donations achieved via tax write-offs seen as a positive?

    Taxes pay for schools. For DCFS. For the police and courts. For Medicare and Medicaid and community colleges. They pay welfare to the poorest in society and generally ensure nobody starves, illiterate, on the streets. Sure, they also pay for invading parts of the world less than successfully, but then that’s what a democratically elected government has decided to do. And oh yeah. That’s the other things taxes pay for: elections and representative Houses and a civil service.

    Why is tax evasion okay if the money goes to someone’s preferred charity instead? Don’t get me wrong, charities are important and noble and life-changing. They’re also popularity contests, in which the homeless lose out to homeless kittens (who in this country are then fed low-welfare meat, so those shelters are colluding in the brutal lives and deaths of factory farmed other animals), and drug addicts lose out to donkey sanctuaries. Several friends work for charities – one recently lost out in a publicly voted contest for funding to a rabbit sanctuary. Her employer works to assist disabled kids in mainstream schools. So, you know. Thanks, great British public. Glad core special needs provision isn’t done via charity, or bunnies would get better funding.

    Maybe I’m missing something, but someone who is tax evading so they can advertise just how charitable they are being with money owed so the state can function and provide services for everyone… um, yeah. Not seeing it. It’s not their money they are playing with if it’s a tax write-off, it’s everyone else’s.

    In this instance, she gets to keep the presents, because she’s managed to get the tax-payer to pay for them via an in-lieu-of-return deductible donation to charity… and then gets good PR on top? Hardly a saintly act from this perspective. And I say that as someone who knows very little about her, because she’s not on television over here.

  11. Rhiley says:

    I love how she dresses. She and Jessica Alba have the best tastes in fancy clothes.

  12. Agnes says:

    this is all damage control, i don’t believe for a second that she did it out of the goodness of her heart. but i am sure the charity could use it, so, good.

  13. scrappy says:

    I can’t help but think of her sex tape anytime someone mentions “lemonade.” I wonder if thrown in there on purpose.

  14. dorothy says:

    Nice, but just PR trying to recover her image. Too late.

  15. Talie says:

    I feel bad for her husband’s family and friends who most certainly do not have the same paper as her people…they deserved to have their gifts given back to them so they could get their money back! She is whack and tacky.

  16. Blue says:

    Well the fact that she’s bringing it up now that everyone has moved on means that she did it for attention. She should have done it when she was getting bad press, not when people stopped talking about her. Attention seeker.

  17. Syko says:

    I’m glad she gave some money to charity, even if it is just a tax write-off to her. But etiquette dictates that you return the gifts. And why would she want to keep all that sh*t as a reminder anyway? I’ll bet you that she didn’t give twice the actual value of the stuff.

  18. lucy2 says:

    Purely for PR and attention. Too late.

    I think she should have returned the gifts to the guests, AND then donated money, considering how much money she and her family made off of all of that. The whole thing is gross.

    • Julie says:

      Totally agree!! Also because, it is very presumptuous of KK to assume every gift giver was OK with the charity she chose. Many people only like to give to certain charities–so it’s a double Kuntrashian insult: she keeps your gift, AND donates to a cause that theoretically, you do not approve of. It’s especially appalling because she has a TEAM of employees who could have returned all the gifts for her. She would not have had to lift a finger, and the gift giver could have done whatever he wanted with the gift.

  19. Kim says:

    Plleeaasse! This is a tax write off and she still gets to keep all the gifts! She should return all the gifts AND donate the money. Shes sickening!

    No amount of damage control will save her “career.” The entire family’s (including the youngest sisters) 15 mins are up.

    • floridaseaturtle says:

      That is so sad that the younger sisters are now included in this circus. I think people used to not comment on them, being so young and out of the spotlight. But sure enough it seems, they are following the same path that the mother has paved.

  20. chloe says:

    I’m with Syko, I wouldn’t want a bunch of stuff around just to remind me of a bad marriage and she is definetely using it as a tax write-off.

  21. bluhare says:

    If I had given her a gift and learnt that she was keeping everything, and writing a tax deductible check to make it all right, I’d be fuming.

    I paid for the gift. She’s now using that gift to save exactly the same amount on her taxes. So, not only did she not pay anything toward that wedding, she’s now going to use MY MONEY as a tax deduction. Sorry, I don’t treat my friends/family that way.

  22. Palermo says:

    She should have returned the gifts since the wedding was over this fast, and where does her husband come into it?

    • Boxy Lady says:

      Right after she filed for divorce, people from his side said that he wanted her to return all the gifts. Also it was said that he never even saw the gifts because Kim left them at the store and never picked them up while they were in NYC and that is why when he counterfiled, he checked that community property was yet to be determined. So this is actually an old story. However, the first hearing for their divorce/annulment proceedings is next week so I’m sure the Kardashians are trying to put some “positive press” out there before the proverbial hammer comes down on them (I think Kris is going to win his fraud argument).

  23. Faye says:

    Well, good for her for donating to charity, hopefully the next thing she does is sort through all the stuff she got and returns the worth of it to the attendees of her wedding. If not, well at least she didn’t do nothing about it. So…there’s that.

  24. Dawn says:

    BFD. So the biggest bitch on the planet wrote a check to a charity and doubled the amount because people are on to her and her family and what pigs they are. This family does not have once ounce of class or good taste. Nope, not good enough, she needs to send each and every present back to the guest who gave it and IF they wanted to donate it to charity, then let them. This is just this pig’s way of getting something again for nothing and gosh darn if it doesn’t always seem to work for her. Are people really that stupid? Apparently so, and like the old saying goes there is a sucker born every second. Sad.

  25. Diana says:

    I wish the entire family would just go away – why are they celebs anyway? I think it’s tacky to keep the gifts especially when she knew she was only marrying Kris for publicity.

  26. dj says:

    I have a feeling later on down the road she is going to auction off these wedding gifts at a much higher price…Come one, come all, get a piece of the shortest celebrity wedding…who doesn’t want a crystal gravy bowl? Watch for it. It will happen!

  27. Buffy says:

    I have been waiting for this to be wriyten about. I cannot be the only one who thinks she did this to try and re-make het image a bit? If she had not “leaked” the letter and alerted the media that she had done this, MAYBE I would of bought it. I just don’t believe she does anything without thinking it thru and an agenda. The whole thing stinks “Look at ME! Look at what I DID!”. Bull crap. :-(

  28. Buffy says:

    I have been waiting for this to be wriyten about. I cannot be the only one who thinks she did this to try and re-make het image a bit? If she had not “leaked” the letter and alerted the media that she had done this, MAYBE I would of bought it. I just don’t believe she does anything without thinking it thru and an agenda. The whole thing stinks “Look at ME! Look at what I DID!”. Bull. :-(

  29. Lucky Charm says:

    Donating to charity is all fine and dandy, but I think instead of donating twice the gifts value and keeping the gifts, she should have done the following:
    1. Unused gifts – returned to the person who gave them to her.
    2. Used gifts – sent a check for the original (new) value to the person who gave them to her.
    3. AND donated to charity.

    But then, my mother raised me with good manners and to have respect for people, something I guess her mother forgot to do.

  30. Bad Gal Addiction says:

    How much money did she made off her wedding travesty? 15 Million…and now she is barely donating 1,5 percent AND it’s a tax write-off. I’m not falling for her stunt moves to polish up her image.

  31. Madisyn says:

    What I’m wondering is why does this trick gets to keep the gifts and Humphries does not?

  32. nisiek says:

    the right and proper thing would be to return everything. She is just being selfish as usual, she knows nothing but being selfish. I am glad for the Dream Foundation but in reality she made millions on her sham of a wedding, so $200K is a drop in the bucket and it is a tax write off drop in the bucket. Kris H. has a say in this too, she is just off the charts selfish and slutty and cares about nothing and no one but herself. Her actions speak louder than any words she could ever say. She will never change, selfish skank will always be a selfish skank. Lets quit dwelling on this loser please.

  33. Ameilia says:

    What can’t the bitch furnish her house with the money she makes? She needs to keep silly gifts? For what? It’s a reminder of her failed sham. Greedy bitch!

  34. the original bellaluna says:

    ETIQUETTE (look it up, Kartrashian) dictates that if a marriage lasts for less than one (1) year, the gifts be returned to sender.

    So this whole “THEY (meaning Lardassian) kept the gifts and donated twice the value to charity” doesn’t fly.

  35. MissMel81 says:

    I’m in the “Meh, tax write off” boat. As a disclaimer, let me state that I can’t stand this vapid, greedy heifer.

    SIZE TWO.

  36. daisydoodle says:

    All I can think of is the Human Fund aka George Costanza from Seinfeld…Dream Foundation/Human Fund, sounds kind of the same….

  37. leslilly says:

    Okay…so she donated the amount of $$ to charity. Perhaps the guests would have liked their gifts returned to them.

  38. Dirty Martini says:

    I for one always roll my eyes when I get one of those “a gift in your honor has been made” notices. Here’s why: It is almost ALWAYS to the gifter’s favorite charity, and never mine. And yes of course, becuase the gifter gets the tax deduction.

    Want to impress me as being truly giving in my name? Give it to my favorite charity, give cash, and give me the tax receipt.Then it is a gift to me and it is in my honor.

    Otherwise its self abosrbed posturing and show.

    Sorry, thats how I call it.

  39. Mary says:

    Kaiser, I’m pleading with you, PLEASE stop doing storing at cat face. I realize that it’s my own fault for clicking on the story. However, I really feel that if media outlets just stop doing stories on her, she will go far far far away.

  40. lizbot says:

    Who cares about rich people getting their sh1t back? Can we focus here? It took her 4 months to realize she should do some good with that money, practically twice as long as her marriage. Really? Get a life. Disappear. Everyone knows this is a PR spin. If you do something like it have some integrity n do it anonymously. She wants everyone to think shes a good person when really shes just a selfish whore.

  41. Melissa says:

    I think she means the gifts THEY received. And what, she gets brownie points for sending thank you notes? Isn’t that expected of any bride?

  42. Jayna says:

    Sorry, this is all damage control, not from the heart. She got married and went on vacation and moved to a hotel in NY for the TV show. Those gifts were not used. They were probably stacked in her house. There were married for a nanosecond. There absolutely is no reason not to take the time and return every gift with an apology note from her and then donate money. She’s wealthy. She should be donating lots of money anyway, which I highly doubt she does. I call a big fat fail.

    How can she not see she looks like her mom now which is not a good thing? Where are her beautiful almond-shaped eyes and prettier nose before overthinning it? Kimmie, looking like your mom at this age is not good.

  43. Emma says:

    Ugh, who cares anymore. She’s a tired, washed out, exposed Kat-face who just needs to disappear. Her demise was inevitable, only her actions decided how tragic it would be. She gets sadder by the day. I could never stand this girl.

  44. hillbillygirl45 says:

    Don’t like her, never did, never will. Lardassian straight up did this for the publicity, the same reason she does everything else. Her and her fame-whore family needs to just GO AWAY!!

  45. Diane says:

    Um…can I see the cancelled check?? Until then, I’m just gonna assume she’s full of sheitte.

  46. Carol says:

    Bella obviously you judge people on their outward appearance only. This is exactly what Kris Humphries did that is why he is in this mess now. These men who go only for physical beauty and then let what’s in their pants dictate their actions.

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