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Drew Barrymore Says She Doesn’t Buy Christmas Gifts For Her Kids. Here’s Why.

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The highlight of my year is buying Christmas gifts for my kids, but Drew Barrymore says she doesn’t buy Christmas gifts for her daughters.

Like, seriously. None.

Before you feel bad that her daughters — Frankie, 8 and Olive, 10 — won’t be waking up to a ton of presents under the tree come Christmas morning, check out her reasoning.

I always take them on a trip every Christmas. 

Drew Barrymore

I mean, a trip somewhere special would be kinda cool.

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

Drew Barrymore

But, I’m not sure how I would feel about missing out on the giggles and squeals of delight from my kids come Christmas morning.

They get plenty of things throughout the year, so I’m not like some weird, strict, cold mom who’s like, ‘You don’t get any gifts!’

Drew Barrymore

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.

Drew Barrymore

Drew said that there was one Christmas where they couldn’t go on a trip — through the Pandemic, like most of us — so she did end up giving her girls Christmas gifts instead.

The experience was apparently not a great one — not as good as a trip together, making core memories.

I’m fine to skip this. This sucks.

Drew Barrymore

She says that Frankie and Olive “don’t complain about not liking what they get,” and rather enjoy taking a family trip.

While she is sticking to her guns about her Christmas gift stance, Drew understands that this trip tradition might not be forever.

[I try] to remember that one holiday won’t be probably the same as one 10 years from now, that your life can dramatically change, and new people and new traditions can come into it.

Drew Barrymore

I like looking at the holidays through a comedic, realistic lens of, we’re gonna have a lot of different holiday stories. 

Drew Barrymore

What do you think of Drew’s presentless Christmas tradition?

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