Cardi B's daughter given $12,000 handbag for second birthday

Cardi B gave her toddler a Birkin bag.
Cardi B gave her toddler a Birkin bag. Photo: Instagram

While some celebrities do their best to make sure their children have a relatively normal upbringing, despite their parents' fame and fortune, some go in the entirely opposite direction.

Cardi B and her husband rapper Offset recently gifted their two-year-old daughter Kulture a Hermès Birkin bag for her birthday, leaving fans in disbelief at how much money they spent on the toddler.

A Birkin bag is known as the most expensive handbag in the world, with prices ranging from $AU56, 800 AUD to $AU710, 000 AUD, according to Business Insider.

The model that Cardi B and Offset gifted their daughter, the Togo, begins at $AU12, 800.

The couple posted an Instagram video of the little girl being given the bag. "Wow, it's pretty. This is yours bubba," the excited dad says before handing the pink bag over to his daughter.

Like most toddlers, Kulture's attention span is short -  while she initially seemed impressed by the pretty handbag, she quickly put it down again and moved on. 

"Baby Kulture does 'not' need nor does she want that ridiculously expensive hand bag," one fan said. "Please think about exchanging that bag for a more kid appropriate gift."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Late is better then never I Birkin my baby

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The rappers aren't the only celebrity parents to buy lavish gifts for their little ones though, with eye-watering amounts of money being spent on famous mini-mes.

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Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West paid $AU93, 400 for one of Michael Jackson's jackets to give to North West as a Christmas gift last year, with Kim saying in an Instagram story that they tacked up the sleeves so it fits until she grows into it.

"When she gets older, we can untack the sleeve and it can grow with her and she can have this for her whole life," she explained in the story.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye west bought 6-year-old North Michael Jackson's jacket for Christmas

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West their daughter Michael Jackson's jacket. Photo: Instagram

Christmas in 2019 was a big one for the Kardashian/Jenner clan, with Kylie Jenner giving her daughter Stormi Webster, who was one at the time, a diamond ring.

Although the value of the ring wasn't released, the extravagant gift promoted outrage with her fans.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"How ridiculous and what a waste." one user commented. "Let the kid be a kid."

That wasn't the end of the over-the-top gifts for Stormi, with her grandma, Kris Jenner giving her a two-story cubby house (which is more or less a studio apartment) complete with a functioning air-conditioning unit, a faux fireplace, and a kitchenette.

Of course, mere mortal mums and dads should not worry about their kids suffering any long-term damage from a lack of expensive gifts. As parents everywhere know, toddlers are more likely to be interested in the cardboard box a gift came in than the gift itself anyway.