• KrisMyStar

    It’s always really sad when those gifts get trashed by managers or staff. No matter how insignificant these gifts may seem, the staff should still respect the heart that went into preparing these them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nate-Broadus/100003245734823 Nate Broadus

      I certainly hope the pint of chocolate ice cream I sent makes it to Hyuna. I want to see if she gets the joke.

      • Dana_SB

        Maybe when she gets its, she will realize that her skin is actually not the same color.

  • Streby

    I don’t really see a problem in it as long as the idol is okay with it. 

    We all spend our money in ways which may not necessarily ‘useful’ to the world, I just bought some very expensive shoes instead of donating to saving street dogs or something of the sort. I mean at the end of the day, how we spend our money is a personal choice, so I think it is okay to gift an idol a $70 lunch box or whatever as long as the fan is doing it willingly. 

  • Streby

    I don’t really see a problem in it as long as the idol is okay with it. 

    We all spend our money in ways which may not necessarily ‘useful’ to the world, I just bought some very expensive shoes instead of donating to saving street dogs or something of the sort. I mean at the end of the day, how we spend our money is a personal choice, so I think it is okay to gift an idol a $70 lunch box or whatever as long as the fan is doing it willingly. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nate-Broadus/100003245734823 Nate Broadus

    So what are you saying? I SHOULDN’T send Yeeun this mint Mercedes-Benz I was planning on giving?

    • http://twitter.com/PlumAusten Plum Austen

      LOL.

      “Want to send a Mercedes to your favorite idol? But worried about negotiating the tough international customs and legal protocols? Send it to Idols Gift Collection Inc. We are the gift collecting representatives for all of your favorite idols. We will collect them, and use them in the idol’s name.In return for your generosity, we will autograph the idols pictures for you, and for a sufficiently valuable gift like a Mercedes, we will also send you a personal item that your idol has used.” - thus with an evil cackle, I plot to fool the gullible fans :-)

    • shannie4888

      LOL…No don’t send it to him, send it to me. I’m actually broke and could use it.

  • muggle87

    even if i was rich like bill gates, i don’t think i would buy a fan-gift. i just find it odd… beside i think buying their music is enough.

    though i will admit that fan donation to charities are great. i could get behind in doing something like that.

  • http://twitter.com/PlumAusten Plum Austen

    This discussion and the WSJ article that it referred to reminds me of a scene from one of my favorite Big Bang Theory episodes (“The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis”) where as a Christmas Gift (or Saturnalia for Sheldon), Penny gives Sheldon a napkin signed by Leonard Nimoy that he used to wipe his mouth on. Sheldon is thrilled with this gift – not just because it is from Spock, but also because he now has Spock’s DNA theoretically, with a healthy ovum, he could clone his own Leonard Nimoy..
    I have visions of dedicated fans like the one referred to in the WSJ article collecting used forks and silverware… OK – I need to stop thinking like this.. 

  • myloveisDRC

    It’s always a trip scrolling through a fansite’s impeccable spread of personalized wrapped packages and the detailed breakdown of the gifts therein, but the fan gifts with the most meaning, in my opinion, never come in a box. I’m referring to the water wells donated by S♥NE, the forest planted by SHCJ, the countless pints of blood donated by various fandoms over the years, and of course, the rice wreaths present at so many events. And these are just the ones I can remember! I feel as long as a fandom is active in improving the the world around them and doesn’t just spoil their idol(s), some luxurious doting is justified =)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQ53WK5K4DPXQ5DIBKDELB6WPE Camille

    There was one year that Yunho got, like, a whole studio worth of fancy recording equipment for his birthday just because he mentioned somewhere that he was starting to like composing songs. He found them too over-the-top and gave them back, telling his fans to just use the money and donate it to charity, to people in real need. Ever since then, Yunho’s fans have been donating to various charities in his name, and I think that’s much better than fancy gifts. Yes, he still gets fancy gifts for his birthday, but it’s almost proportional to the charitable deeds his fans do in his name, like that library a fan group built in his name. :)

  • andal55

    have u guys heard 2PM’s Wooyoung received 43,000 won gift for his birthday? I think thats quite a good and meaningful gift.

    • Sophia

      Eh? What he just gave him cash?

      • andal55

        not really.. He received 430 pieces of 100 won coins from the year 1989 because his birthday was 04/30/1989. Its not just money. its quite unique and need some effort instead of thousand dollars for an expensive branded bag. Its not something he can use, but something he can cherish and appreciate how much love the fan gave him.

        • Sophia

          Oh wow, that is a unique and interesting gift