Here’s what Drew Barrymore gives her daughters for Christmas instead of toys

Might try this for Christmas...

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Might try this for Christmas...

Words by Briana Hansen

From the editors of HelloGiggles

With the Christmas season rapidly approaching, we need to start thinking about Christmas gifts for her and for him (and everyone in-between). Every person wants to give a loved one something special that they can cherish the rest of the year (that’s the idea, anyway!), and hearing Drew Barrymore’s gift-giving advice to her daughters is definitely something we can all use.

During an interview with PEOPLE, the actress said her children exercise their talents in the gift-creation process.

She emphasised that adding personal style to all your gifts can make them stand out.

Drew said, ‘I think just giving gifts that feel personalised is really the key.’

Adding a person’s name to a thoughtful gift can really give the receiver all the extra warm fuzzy feelings. Though despite her creativity, she claims she’s not very artsy, though her young daughters, Olive and Frankie, certainly are.

‘They’re much craftier than I am,’ she admits.

drew barrymore christmas presents

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(Image credit: Angela Pham/BFA/REX/Shutterstock)

So Drew takes advantage of their love for DIY projects and gets them gifts they’ll really appreciate. She explains, ‘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. They’re more inclined to share, it’s more communal, they make stuff. And I think it’s very perspective-appropriate, because they’re making things. A made thing is the best gift always.’

That is so true. Not only do the gifts take advantage of her children’s natural talents, but they also foster a more positive atmosphere in the home. In fact, why not go the whole mile and DIY your decorations too? Put your boozing to good use by making a Christmas tree with wine bottles.

Let’s all take a page from Drew’s gift-giving guide and consider creating more homemade presents for people you care about this year. (It'll probably be cheaper too...)

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