I love reading what the celebrities give their children when the holidays roll around. Kate Hudson had said that she likes to do homemade gifts and Reese Witherspoon said that she keeps her spending to a minimum.
Now we have Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie stating that they aren’t big spenders for their kids and prefer making crafts to giving pricey presents.
Brad tells Hello Magazine:
“We do exchange gifts, although we don’t feel any pressure to make them big or expensive gifts,”
Yet with their luxe lifestyle, how do the youngsters avoid craving tons of holiday loot? By nixing TV.
By cutting out the television – Brad is able to save a lot of money. Brad stated:
“The kids don’t ask for the big gifts for the reason that they don’t see a lot of the American cartoon television, which is packed with all those manipulative commercials for big toys that look so fantastic. When they do see that stuff is when they start asking for the toys, so we figure if they don’t see them, they won’t know they’re there. So we have gifts, but we try to keep the money spent to a minimum.”
As soon as my kids see a commercial – they want it. It doesn’t matter what it is. It could be a piece of string and they would still want it if it was on television. I’m sure most parents would agree with this one since I can’t tell you how many times I have been to the toy store for that “advertised” item only to have it SOLD OUT!!
Are you one of those parents that runs to buy the “advertised” item??