When Kim Kardashian was first introduced to the world as Paris Hilton's newest bestie, no one could have guessed that she would one day have a net worth of a whopping $175 million. She's built herself into a brand and cultivated an empire that has consistently generated income that has astounded the world. With a woman that can pretty much afford anything and everything her heart could ever desire, she's not exactly a person that could be impressed by an ordinary gift. Yet, she has found herself a husband who continues to surprise her with some ultra-lavish gifts.
Ever since the pair first started dating in 2012, Kanye West has showered her with presents that have made headlines all around the world. There has been some talk about the personal finances of Kanye West, but that hasn't stopped him from going a bit overboard when it comes to spoiling Kim. The majority of these over-the-top presents have been posted online through Kim Kardashian's social media accounts and people have been able to see how the ultra rich have chosen to express their love. Check out our list of the 23 things Kanye bought Kim since they got together and see the items that have really impressed the queen of reality TV.
23 Cartier Panther Bracelet
When Kim Kardashian was celebrating her 32nd birthday in 2012, Kanye West chose a particularly impressive birthday gift for her. During a trip to Florence, West purchased the Cartier Panther bracelet with a $35,000 price tag. Kim took to Instagram to show off her brand new present and captioned it with, "Rawr." This was the start of their official romance since the pair started dating in the spring of 2012. This was definitely a taste of what future gifts were coming to her.
22 Cartier Valentine’s Day Present
With the first Cartier birthday present from Kanye West definitely being a big hit with Kim Kardashian, it's not surprising that he opted for another Cartier bracelet for her Valentine's Day present after dating for about a year. The couple started dating in 2012 and Kanye decided on a Cartier Panther bracelet for Valentine's Day 2013. It was worth a considerable amount more than her first Cartier bracelet and was estimated to be worth between $68,000 and $73,000. This diamond-encrusted panther bracelet became the star of an Instagram post by Kim and she captioned it with, "My new pet panther! #Cartier #TheDonStrikesYetAgain."
21 Five Cartier Bracelets
After Kanye West gifted Kim Kardashian 2 Cartier bracelets that really seemed to win her over, it was obvious that this was going to be a favorite brand for him to turn to whenever he wanted something to really dazzle her. The first panther bracelet had a wrap-around style that really seemed to make it stand out and it must have been something she favored since he added to her collection with some additional wrap-around bracelets from Cartier. These 5 Cartier bracelets were purchased by West while he was in Paris and are valued at around $65,000.
20 Kim’s Engagement Ring
When Kim Kardashian first started dating Kanye West, there were some people that wondered whether or not their relationship would ever truly progress. Both of them had a number of romantic relationships that played out in the headlines and they didn't exactly seem like they were the type to really settle down. Yet, that all changed when Kanye proposed at the San Francisco Giants baseball stadium. Fans got to see the over-the-top proposal on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but it was the 15-carat D, flawless Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring that really won over the world, with an estimated worth of $2 million.
19 Custom-Painted Birkin Bag
Kim Kardashian is known for having a major handbag collection and she already had a number of Hèrmes Birkin bags since before starting a romantic relationship with Kanye West. It was obvious that she was a fan of the Hèrmes Birkin bags so West purchased one as a Christmas gift for her in 2013. Yet, it wasn't just any Birkin bag since he commissioned one of his favorite artists to hand-paint a creation on the exterior of the bag. The artist, George Condo, helped to create this one-of-a-kind customized bag which is undoubtedly worth more than its $40,000 base.
18 1,000 Roses
While getting roses for a woman on Valentine's Day isn't exactly a new concept, Kanye West definitely stepped it up a bit for Kim Kardashian on Valentine's Day in 2014. Rather than getting her a dozen red roses, Kanye West opted for 1,000 and sent beautiful bouquets of long-stem flowers. There's no official price tag for this extravagant Valentine's Day gift but a quick estimate for a dozen premium roses comes up to around $40. Multiplying it to equal a thousand would bring the tally up to $40,000.
17 Mother’s Day Wall Of Roses
While other new mothers might wake up to breakfast in bed and a bouquet of flowers, Kanye West went a bit overboard for Kim Kardashian for Mother's Day 2014. Instead of just a simple bouquet of flowers, West had a giant flower wall built for Kim Kardashian in their backyard. It was filled with white roses, hydrangeas, and peonies. InStyle magazine estimated the cost of this lavish gesture to be around $10,000. Kim took to Instagram and captioned it with, "I woke up to a wall of roses, hydrangeas, and peonies! I have the best fiancé in the world! I love you so much baby!"
16 Hermès Bag Painted By Their Daughter
While other parents choose to decorate their homes with their child's creations, Kanye West chose a different place instead of the typical framed picture or refrigerator door. For Kim Kardashian's 34th birthday, Kanye West purchased a Hermès bag with an estimated value of around $20,000. Yet, he made it a truly unique gift by allowing their daughter, North West, to paint it with a creation that really made it special. Kim proudly carried the bag around and was photographed with it for quite some time and it has undoubtedly increased the price of this custom bag.
15 $1 Million Diamond Choker
It has become a new tradition for husband's to give their wives a "push present" for after they give birth to a child. When Kim Kardashian gave birth to the couple's first son, Saint, Kanye West went above and beyond to really show his appreciation for all of her hard work. The present was a stunning diamond necklace set in a choker style and Kim was quick to debut it on all of her social media outlets and wore it numerous times, from the red carpet to social engagements.
14 920 Disney Shares
For Christmas 2017, Kanye West chose to surprise Kim Kardashian with a number of presents that seemed a bit confusing at first. One of them was a Disney Mickey Mouse toy, which seems quite lack-luster in comparison to some of the other gifts he'd given her in the past. Yet, the stuffed toy was just a hint to the real present, which was 920 stock shares from the Walt Disney Company. It was valued at around $100,000 and she was quick to share it on social media.
13 995 Adidas Shares
As if the Disney stock shares weren't enough for Kim Kardashian's Christmas present in 2017, Kanye West seemed to have far more tricks under his hat. Within the box of goodies, he included a 3-pack of Adidas socks. People often make jokes about how horrible it would be to get socks for Christmas, but that definitely doesn't apply to this gift since it was just a small hint to the actual present. West gifted Kim Kardashian 995 shares of Adidas stock, with an estimated worth of around $168,553.
12 Netflix Stock Shares
When Kim Kardashian opened her box of gifts from Kanye West for Christmas in 2017, it should have been obvious that it was a bit of a gag gift. The 3-pack of Adidas socks should have definitely given it away, but the gift card to Netflix may not have sparked an instant quizzical look. Netflix has been on the boom in recent years and she may not have known anything was amiss. Yet, the $60 gift card was actually a hint to the stock shares he'd given her and CNBC reported that the Netflix stocks went up more than 90 percent since Christmas 2017.
11 Amazon Stock Shares
For Christmas 2017, one of the clue presents inside the mystery box Kanye West gave to Kim Kardashian was a $100 gift card to Amazon. This seems like a small amount for Kim Kardashian, but it's actually thought of as quite a great gift for anyone else, especially since Amazon seems to sell anything and everything anyone could ever want. Yet, this gift card wasn't actually the real gift since Kanye West included it to hint toward the real gift of stock shares to Amazon. CNBC reported that Amazon "soared more than 50 percent since the holidays last winter."
10 Apple Stock Shares
The final gift for Kim Kardashian from Kanye West for Christmas 2017 was a pair of Apple headphones. This would be a great gift all on its own for anyone else but it did seem a bit lackluster in comparison to the $1 million diamond choker West had previously given her. Yet, the Apple headphones were just a hint towards the actual gift, which was stock shares for the Apple company. CNBC reported that Apple shot up to around 14 percent since she received the stocks in Christmas 2017.
9 Mercedes-Benz G550 SUV
When 2 Chainz held his wedding in Miami, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian rented a Mercedes-Benz G550 SUV and Kim reportedly really liked the car. Kim's sister, Kylie Jenner, seems to have similar taste since she has the car in a bright orange color. Kanye decided that she should have one of her very own so he purchased the exact vehicle in a bright neon green shade with an estimated value of around $227,300. Kim took to social media to show off her brand new present and captioned it, "random surprise from Kanye."
8 10 Burger King Franchises In Europe
When Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were married in 2014, there was undoubtedly a lot of thought that was put towards getting the perfect wedding gift. Ultimately, Kanye West decided on buying his new bride 10 actual franchises of Burger Kings that were all around Europe. West had been known to spend quite a bit of time in Europe due to his endeavors in the world of fashion so he may have felt like this would be a great investment for him and his family.
7 Persian Kitten
During the start of the romantic relationship between Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, a white Persian kitten became a surprise gift that made major headlines. The kitten was named Mercy and won over everyone's heart online. These kittens usually range between $500 to $700, but specialty breeders can charge much more. After Kim discovered that she was allergic, the kitten was gifted to Khloe's assistant. However, the kitten sadly passed due to a cancer-like virus.
6 A Mother’s Day In Brazil
In 2015, Kim Kardashian wasn't able to spend Mother's Day with her family and found herself in Brazil on business. Yet, that didn't stop Kanye West from trying to make it extra special for her. He had a few thousand roses delivered to her and there was also a string quartet that serenaded her. Kim Kardashian took to Instagram and wrote, "So I get to a restaurant in São Paulo and my husband had a string quartet waiting playing Sam Smith! Every single waiter who brought food said, 'This is from Mr. West for the best mother in the world!' Seriously I have the best husband ever!"
5 Gifts From Paris Fashion Week 2012
When Kanye West and Kim Kardashian began their romantic relationship in 2012, they weren't able to spend every waking moment together. Kim is constantly working on various projects that take her all around the world and Kanye West has embarked on quite a journey in the fashion industry. Yet, that didn't stop him from thinking about Kim while he was at Paris Fashion Week in 2012. After returning from his trip to Europe, he bestowed a few more gold bracelets for Kim and a Louis Vuitton wallet, which she promptly shared on Instagram.
4 Second Engagement Ring
As if Kim Kardashian's 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring wasn't enough, Kanye West purchased a second engagement ring that was estimated at $4 million. It was reported to be close to 20 carats and Kim Kardashian debuted her brand new ring at the MTV VMAs in 2016 and people couldn't help but remark on its size and beauty. Yet, it was this same ring that may have sparked the robbery in Paris since she took to social media to show it off and it allowed the burglars to know that she was alone in the hotel room.
3 Kim’s Glam Squad
When Kanye West embarked on his Yeezus tour, there were many that couldn't help but notice that Kim Kardashian was a huge supporter of his tour and was seen at a number of his concerts. Kanye West seemed to really appreciate her support and Radar Online reported that he made sure to spare no expense in keeping her looking and feeling her best during her travels. He reportedly spent $250,000 to have her entire glam squad available to her to get on a private jet at a moment's notice.
2 Luxury Cinema
For Kim Kardashian's 35th birthday, Kanye West orchestrated quite a lavish event that seemed like far more fun than the standard club appearance. He rented out the Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas in Westlake, California. MSN reported that it was a birthday bash that featured a private screening of the Steve Jobs biopic. While going to a movie theater may not seem like the most lavish birthday bash for Kim Kardashian, CBS Los Angeles' featured this venue as one of the best luxury cinemas in LA and would cost $5,000 just on rental fees.
1 Nike Air Yeezy II
There are a number of perks of being married to a fashion designer and Kim Kardashian seems to enjoy having those advantages. She definitely doesn't need to wait around like everyone else when it comes to the Yeezy releases. When Kanye West teamed up with Nike to create the limited edition Nike Air Yeezy II sneakers, Kim was lucky enough to get a pair. With only 3,000 to 5,000 pairs of them released worldwide, they have become a hot commodity online and she was happy to show off her gift with the caption, "His and Hers! #AirYeezys."
References: Page Six, Popsugar, Mirror, People, InStyle,