Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Kunis, 34, said the couple have decided to do things differently as part of their efforts not to raise the children as “a***holes”.
“So far our tradition is no presents for the kids,” she said.
The couple have a three-year-old daughter, Wyatt and an 11-month-old son, Dimitri.
“We’re instituting it this year,” she said, explaining that along with her 39-year-old husband, she would rather people gave a charitable donation than a present.
The Bad Moms star said it was the children’s grandparents that go wild over Christmas presents and who like to spoil them.
“We’ve told our parents: ‘We’re begging you – if you have to give her something, pick one gift’,” she said.
Kunis said that they are endeavouring to give their children a well-rounded upbringing that includes going to the library and reading books together.
“Yeah, we’re not gonna raise a***holes!” she said.
Despite wealth they keen that their children know the value of money, she added.
Last year Kunis joked on the Kyle and Jackie O Show that their parenting style would include “teaching them from a very early age that, you know, ‘Mommy and Daddy may have a dollar, but you’re poor’.”
On a more serious note, she added: “It’s so important because we both came from pretty solid poverty backgrounds and grew up very poor and are very much self-made and are very aware of what a dollar is worth,” she added. “Nothing’s been handed to us.”
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