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Drew Barrymore isn’t buying Christmas gifts for daughters but will celebrate holiday another way

Drew Barrymore will not be rushing around this holiday season looking for Christmas gifts for her daughters. That’s because she won’t be buying any. 

That may make the actress, 47, sound a bit like a Grinch, but Drew says she gives her girls a different kind of present in the form of trips and experiences. 

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the Drew Barrymore Show host -who shares Olive, 10, and Frankie, eight, with her ex-husband Will Kopelman – explained her choice. 

No presents: Drew Barrymore won’t be rushing around this holiday season looking for Christmas gifts for her daughters. That’s because she won’t be buying any

‘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,”’ she said.

‘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!”‘ she added.

‘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.’

The Charlie’s Angels star said she’s happy with her current plan, but realizes she might not be able to maintain it at the girls grow. 

Trips: Instead of buy her daughter, Olive, 10, and Frankie, eight,, gifts for the holiday, the Drew Barrymore Show host says she takes the girls on trips explaining, 'I just feel like a better gift would be a life memory'  (Pictured in Los Angeles in 2018)

Trips: Instead of buy her daughter, Olive, 10, and Frankie, eight,, gifts for the holiday, the Drew Barrymore Show host says she takes the girls on trips explaining, ‘I just feel like a better gift would be a life memory’  (Pictured in Los Angeles in 2018)

The Charlie's Angels star told Entertainment Tonight she would rather invest in a trip for her daughter rather than 'a doll house or something. It all evens out and it's fine'

The Charlie’s Angels star told Entertainment Tonight she would rather invest in a trip for her daughter rather than ‘a doll house or something. It all evens out and it’s fine’

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

What one do you want to keep going and build as a tradition? Rather than, “This is my tradition and I’m stuck in it.”’

One gift that keeps on giving in the popularity of her talk show, which is currently the fastest-growing show on daytime TV, which she launched in 2020.

‘There were so many growing pains and learning curves. It was so humbling’, adding, ‘This is really good news and we’re very grateful.’ 

Dating: Drew shares her daughters with ex-husband Will Koppelman. The pair divorced in 2016 after four  years of marriage   (Pictured in New York in December 2015)

Dating: Drew shares her daughters with ex-husband Will Koppelman. The pair divorced in 2016 after four  years of marriage   (Pictured in New York in December 2015)

The Never Been Kissed actress, who has been single since her divorce in 2016, has started dating again, and any interested suitors had better be on their best behavior. 

‘When somebody’s like, “He’s so hot.” I’m like, “Yeah, but does he behave well?” Cause that will make him 10 times hotter or not.” 

‘There’s been a second and a third [date] with someone, which is a big deal,’ The Stand In actress said. ‘I feel like usually it’s one and done, because I see their behavior and I’m like, “This is a nonnegotiable. This is not a match.”’ 

Dating: Drew has started dating again, and any interested suitors had better be on their best behavior. 'When somebody's like, "He's so hot." I'm like, "Yeah, but does he behave well?" 'Cause that will make him 10 times hotter or not'  (Pictured in New York in November)

Dating: Drew has started dating again, and any interested suitors had better be on their best behavior. ‘When somebody’s like, “He’s so hot.” I’m like, “Yeah, but does he behave well?” ‘Cause that will make him 10 times hotter or not’  (Pictured in New York in November)

Drew is not the only parent who looks for alternative ways to celebrate the holidays without things getting out of hand. 

Ashton Kutcher, 44, and wife Mila Kunis, 39, let their kids’ grandparents give them gifts.

Mila admitted on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2016, that ‘They get so many wonderful gifts from my family and my husband’s family so he and I give (them) literally one present.’

One present: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis let their kids' grandparents give them gifts. Mila admitted  in 2016 'They get so many wonderful gifts from my family and my husband’s family so he and I give [them] literally one present.'

One present: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis let their kids’ grandparents give them gifts. Mila admitted  in 2016 ‘They get so many wonderful gifts from my family and my husband’s family so he and I give [them] literally one present.’

Reality stars Chip and Joanna Gaines have five kids; Drake, 18, Ella, 16, Duke 14, Emmie, 12, and Crew, four. In 2017, the Fixer Upper host and his brother-in-law decided to take the kids shopping to buy presents for others, each choosing a gift for someone their age, the home improvement expert shared in the Magnolia Journal. 

Another Gaines family tradition is one started by Chip’s mother, who started giving Christmas ornaments out at Thanksgiving.

 Joanna liked the idea so much she continued it and gives one to each of her children each holiday season.

Charity: Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines buy ornaments for their five kids every year. In 2017, they began a tradition of having their kids choose gifts for someone their age to give away

Charity: Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines buy ornaments for their five kids every year. In 2017, they began a tradition of having their kids choose gifts for someone their age to give away

Kirstin Cavallari likes to keep her three kids, Camden, 10, Jaxon, eight, and Saylor, three, on their toes throughout the holiday season. 

‘Growing up, the elves would come every day before Christmas, and if you were good, they’d leave a little something in your stocking, and if you were bad, you got coal,’ she told Us Weekly. 

‘It’s a good way to keep your kids in line and have them be on their best behavior.’

Stockings: Kristin Cavallari, 35, has an interesting tradition.  'Growing up, the elves would come every day before Christmas, and if you were good, they’d leave a little something in your stocking, and if you were bad, you got coal,' she told Us Weekly

Stockings: Kristin Cavallari, 35, has an interesting tradition.  ‘Growing up, the elves would come every day before Christmas, and if you were good, they’d leave a little something in your stocking, and if you were bad, you got coal,’ she told Us Weekly

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