Drew Barrymore recently revealed why she chose not to give her two children gifts for Christmas.
The actor and talk show personality told “Entertainment Tonight” host Nischelle Turner on Thursday that she has a different holiday tradition with her daughters Olive, 10, and Frankie, 8.
“I always take them on a trip every Christmas,” she said. “I don’t give them gifts – which I think, at their age, they don’t like. But I say, “I think we’ll remember the place, the photos, and the experience, and that’s what I want to give you.”
Barrymore added that she provides her little ones with “lots of things throughout the year” but prefers to give them a “lifetime keepsake” instead of gifts during the holidays.
“Everything balances out, and that’s fine. But I really like to travel for Christmas,” she said.
The actor shares Olive and Frankie with ex-husband Will Kopelman. The two divorced in 2016 after four years of marriage.
Barrymore often talks openly about her parenting experiences.
During a conversation last year on singer Demi Lovato’s podcast, Barrymore recalled telling her daughters that she would always think of herself as their parent rather than their “friend” — a perspective she adopted because of its tumultuous past. with his own mother.
“It’s not that it has to be this strict relationship,” Barrymore clarified. “You can be friendly and do activities.”
But kids still need “that North Star of how to behave,” she argued.
In September, Barrymore also penned a sweet tribute to Olive on her 10th birthday.
“I didn’t know a love like the one I have for you and your sister Frankie,” she said in an Instagram post. “The greatest I know. He takes first place in my heart. You are my priorities.
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