Drew Barrymore explains why she doesn't buy Christmas presents for her children
Eva Deschamps / December 10, 2022
Drew Barrymore is standing by her decision not to buy her two daughters Christmas presents. The actress insisted she's not a "strict, cold mom" to Olive, 10, and Frankie, 8, in an interview with Entertainment Tonight published Thursday.
"I always take them on a trip every Christmas," the "Drew Barrymore Show" host explained. "I don't give them gifts, I think at their age they don't like that. But I tell them, 'I think we'll remember the place, the pictures and the experience, and that's what I want to give you,'" the 47-year-old star continued. Barrymore noted that she considers "a lifetime memory" a "better gift" than "a dollhouse or something. »
The "Never Been Kissed" star added that "everything balances out and everything is fine" as she gave her daughters gifts during the COVID-19 pandemic and the experience "sucked."
"They don't complain about not liking what they get when I take them on a trip. I'm happy doing what I'm doing."
Barrymore shares her daughters with ex-husband Will Kopelman, to whom she was married from 2012 to 2016.