Regardless of the gifts’ prices, it is the love from fans that is the most precious.
In response to the viewers’ growing curiosity, Tina (former Blady’s member) revealed that fans’ gifts were used in many different ways. Idols always keep fan notes, pictures or small, handwritten letters.
Tina also said that the gifts were given away to family and friends when they could not keep the gifts. In this way, the gifts are not wasted, especially when some items have similar use.
In reality, fans are not hesitant to spend a huge amount of money to buy expensive gifts for their idols. BTS Jungkook once received a 50-gram gold bar that was approximately 2.8 thousand USD. He was also gifted a Rolex watch worth 23 thousand USD. In general, idol’s birthdays or anniversaries are occasions when gifts pile up.
To prevent idols from receiving too many gifts from fans, some companies have taken action and issue a ban. YG Entertainment announced they would not receive gifts except for hand-written letters to idols of their company, including BLACKPINK, TREASURE, BIGBANG. Similar groups such as BTS and JYP idols are acting in the same manner.
Source: Yan News