Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher say they don't give their children gifts at Christmas
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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher decided to kick off a family tradition of ‘no presents for the kids’ and have some pretty solid reasons for doing so.
The actors share two kids, eight-year old Wyatt and five-year old Dimitri, but if you thought having a couple of high earning Hollywood stars for parents would mean you’d wake up on December 25 to a mountain of presents under the tree, then think again.
Speaking back in 2017, the Bad Moms’ star told ETOnline: “So far, our tradition is no presents for the kids.
“We're instituting it this year because when the kids are [younger than] one, it doesn't really matter.
“Last year when we celebrated Christmas, Wyatt was two and it was too much. We didn't give her anything - it was the grandparents. The kid no longer appreciates the one gift. They don't even know what they're expecting; they're just expecting stuff.”
She then went on to say that the pair had even urged their parents to rein in their gift-giving during the festive period.
The Ted actor added: “We've told our parents, ‘We're begging you - if you have to give her something, pick one gift. Otherwise, we'd like to take a charitable donation, to the Children's Hospital or a pet, whatever you want.’ That's our new tradition.”
During the same interview, Mila stressed that she and Ashton had vowed to do all they could to make sure they didn’t ‘raise a**h*les’, which sounds like a pretty solid plan.
Meanwhile, Ashton has previously said that the couple also wouldn’t be providing a trust fund for their kids.
Speaking on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast in 2018, he said: "My kids are living a really privileged life, and they don’t even know it.
“And they’ll never know it, because this is the only one that they’ll know.
“I’m not setting up a trust for them. We’ll end up giving our money away to charity and to various things.”
Although Ashton, who is a bit of a serial investor on the side, said that he would support them if they had a decent business plan. “If my kids want to start a business, and they have a good business plan, I’ll invest in it. But they’re not getting trusts,” he added.
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