Drew Barrymore is breaking an unwritten rule of Christmas with her two daughters.

Drew Barrymore’s young daughters might be in for a shock when they open their presents this Christmas.

The actress has revealed to People magazine her girls, four-year-old Olive and two-year-old Frankie, won’t be receiving any toys from her.

But, as Barrymore explains, there’s a very good reason. And the pair will get something they’re sure to enjoy just as much.

“Instead of buying them toys, because I’m obviously cautious and don’t want to spoil them, I buy them lots of arts and crafts.”


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The 41-year-old, who was talking to People about her own crafty creations, said there were many benefits to this type of gift.

“They’re more inclined to share, it’s more communal, they make stuff,” she said.

“And I think it’s very perspective-appropriate because they’re making things. A made thing is the best gift always.”

Drew said her daughters were much “craftier” than she was, but that didn’t stop her from trying to make her own personalised gifts.


“I think giving gifts that feel personalised is really the key, not making it feel like that last minute mad dash when you’re just grabbing something to get something for people,” she said.

“When you put their name on it, or put a picture on it, or make it personal, you know that person thought of you early,” she said. “And it really means a lot.”

My old paints and kaleidoscopes, now going to my daughters. #oldstorageunitday

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The mum-of-two said her favourite part of the season was decorating the Christmas tree.

“For me when I saw Christmas ornaments as a kid, it immediately brought me back to a certain — it was like a heightened senses moment,” she said.

“That cliché brown box in the garage that says with Sharpie ‘Christmas ornaments.’”

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