Drew Barrymore DOESN'T buy Christmas presents for her kids: Here's why

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13 Dec 2022, 13:44

Drew Barrymore DOESN'T buy Christmas presents for her kids: Here's why

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Drew Barrymore is probably one of the world's coolest mums — but here's why she never gives her children presents for Christmas.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Charlie's Angels star explained why she ditched gift-giving in favour of something far more precious for her daughters, Olive, 10, and Frankie, eight.

She said: "I always take them on a trip every Christmas. I don't get them presents, which I think at their ages they don't love, but I say, 'I think we'll remember the place and the photos and the experience and that's what I want to give you.'"

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She added: "They get plenty of things throughout the year, so I'm not like some weird, strict, cold mum who's like, 'You don’t get any gifts!

"I just feel like a better gift would be a life memory. I'd rather invest [in that than in] a doll house or something. It all evens out and it's fine. I'm glad I do what I do.”

Drew talked about sticking to boundaries while speaking on Demi Lovato’s 4D podcast and said: “Like, I’m your parent, I’m not your friend. You can be friendly and do activities; it’s not that it has to be this strict relationship.”

Barrymore spoke about her own relationship with her mother, Jaid, and how the lines were blurred. She said: “I didn’t have them [boundaries] growing up and when you’re a parent, you try to compensate with so much love and you’re almost afraid to get into the argument sometimes, you’re just trying to survive the day, so you let things slide and you’re like, ‘Oh, there should have been a boundary in that place probably a while ago, but I guess I’m only realising that now.'”

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