Is it cruel or kind when celebrity parents refuse to give their kids holiday gifts? My feature with InTouch Weekly makes the distinction between raising selfless kids and playing scrooge: #celebrityparents #gifts #holidays

Hope writes, “How much is too much to spend on presents for a child? According to some mega-celebrities — any amount. Despite earning millions of dollars through film, television, music, what have you, there are some celebs who simply refuse to give their children gifts. 

Before any famous celebrity gets called a Grinch, a Scrooge, or a Krampus, it’s helpful to know why they won’t fork over their wads of cash to their children. 

Relationship expert Susan Winter exclusively explained to Life & Style that holidays are well known “to be stressful,” and many people have “unrealistic expectations” during this time of year. Celebrity parents have to be on the same page when it comes to gift-giving, according to the Breakup Triage: The Cure for Heartache author. Otherwise, their relationship may suffer. 

“Holiday stress is augmented with the presence of children,” the expert told the outlet, adding that the “vast wealth” celebrities have may interfere with how they pictured raising their children.

“Partners can fight over which is the correct route to go; functional gifts that foster social responsibility or over-the-top gifts that supply a temporal thrill,” Susan said. 

The celebrity parents on this list, however, seem to be on the same page when it comes to gifting. To them, it’s much more important that their children learn to give back rather than expect outlandish gifts. You certainly won’t see Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher‘s children upset over getting the wrong colored Maserati for two reasons: their tradition is to not give their kids presents in order to avoid spoiling them … also their oldest was born in 2014, making her way too young to drive a car.  

While the couple isn’t against giving gifts, they are against over-gifting.”

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