Drew Barrymore Explains Why She Doesn’t Give Her Kids Presents For Christmas

Drew Barrymore just lately revealed why she chooses to not give her two youngsters presents for Christmas.

The actor and discuss present character informed “Entertainment Tonight” host Nischelle Turner on Thursday that she has a distinct vacation custom with daughters Olive, 10, and Frankie, 8.

″I all the time take them on a visit each Christmas,” she stated. “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.’”

Barrymore added that she does present her little ones with “plenty of things throughout the year” however prefers to offer them a “life memory” as a substitute of items through the holidays.

“It all evens out, and it’s fine. But I really like to travel for Christmas,” she stated.

The actor shares Olive and Frankie with ex-husband Will Kopelman. The 2 divorced in 2016 after 4 years of marriage.

Drew Barrymore seems on the Daytime Emmy Awards on June 24 in Pasadena, California.

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Barrymore typically talks brazenly about her parenting experiences.

Throughout a dialog final yr on singer Demi Lovato’s podcast, Barrymore recalled telling her women that she’s going to all the time take into account herself their mum or dad reasonably than their “friend” — a perspective she adopted resulting from her turbulent previous along with her personal mom.

“It’s not that it has to be this strict relationship,” Barrymore clarified. “You can be friendly and do activities.”

However youngsters nonetheless want “that North Star of how to behave,” she argued.

Again in September, Barrymore additionally wrote a candy tribute to Olive on her tenth birthday.

“I didn’t know a love like I have for you and your sister Frankie,” she stated in an Instagram submit. “The greatest one I will ever know. It takes the top spot in my heart. You are my priorities.”