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Drew Barrymore doesn’t buy daughters Christmas presents, but celebrates holidays in a different way

Drew Barrymore won’t be rushing around looking for Christmas gifts for her daughters this holiday season. That’s because she won’t buy one.

That might make the actress, 47, a bit like a Grinch, but Drew says she gives her girls a different kind of gift in the form of outings and experiences.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the host of the Drew Barrymore Show — 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 looking for Christmas gifts for her daughters this holiday season. That’s because she won’t buy one

“I don’t get them gifts, which I don’t think they would love at their age, but I say, ‘I think we’ll remember the place and the pictures and the experience and that’s what I want to give you,’” she said.

“They get all kinds of stuff all year round, so I’m not like some weird, stern, cold mom who says, ‘You don’t get any presents!’” she added.

“I just feel like a better present would be a lifetime memory. I prefer to invest [in that than in] a dollhouse or something. It all comes together and it’s fine.”

The Charlie’s Angels star said she’s happy with her current plan, but realizes she may not be able to keep up with girl culture.

Outings: Instead of buying gifts for her daughters, Olive, 10, and Frankie, eight, the Drew Barrymore Show host says she takes the girls on outings, explaining,

Outings: Instead of buying gifts for her daughters, Olive, 10, and Frankie, eight, the Drew Barrymore Show host says she takes the girls on outings, explaining, “I just feel like a better present would be a lifetime memory’ (Pictured in Los Angeles in 2018)

The Charlie's Angels star told Entertainment Tonight that she would rather invest in a trip for her daughter than

The Charlie’s Angels star told Entertainment Tonight that she would rather invest in a trip for her daughter than “a dollhouse or something.” It’s all gonna be alright and it’s fine’

“I like to look at the holidays through a comedic realistic lens. We’re going to have a lot of different holiday stories,” the Poison Ivy star added.

Which one do you want to continue and build as a tradition? Instead of, “This is my tradition and I’m stuck in it.”

A gift that continues to contribute to the popularity of her talk show, 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 are very grateful.”

Dating: Drew shares her daughters with ex-husband Will Koppelman.  The couple 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 couple 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 all interested suitors better give it a shot.

“If someone says, ‘He’s so hot.’ I’m like, “Yeah, but is he well behaved?” Because that makes him 10 times hotter or not.”

“There has been a second and a third [date] with someone, which is a big deal,” said the Stand In actress. “I feel like it’s usually done because I see their behavior and I’m like, ‘This is non-negotiable. This isn’t a match.’”

Dating: Drew has started dating again, and interested suitors had better give it a try.  'If someone is like, "He is so handsome." I'm like, "Yes, but is he well behaved?" Because that will make him 10 times hotter or not' (Pictured in New York in November)

Dating: Drew has started dating again, and interested suitors had better give it a try. “If someone says, ‘He’s so hot.’ I’m like, “Yeah, but is he well behaved?” Because that will make him 10 times hotter or not’ (Pictured in New York in November)

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