Revealed! Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson's Festive Secrets
Gwyneth Paltrow strives to include a personal touch to the festive presents she gives her loved ones. The Iron Man star prefers to give her family gifts she has made herself, rather than trawling retail outlets and overspending for typical festive presents, and she takes time to ensure her gifts for husband Chris Martin and the rest of family are full of love.
Gwyn, who also makes a point of cooking her family's turkey feast herself, dished, "I think it's really nice that when someone opens a gift it has something personal. Last year I gave everyone these beautiful homemade cutting boards, everyone in the family's name was engraved on one side. I've done ceramic plates, jewellery with initials... it takes it from being a normal present to being something that's actually really special and requires a lot of thought and planning."
Meanwhile, Scarlett Johansson works out extra hard during the run-up to Christmas, so she can over-indulge after she has opened her gifts on the big day. She told Marieclaire.co.uk, "I make sure I hit the gym a lot before the holidays. Then I don’t feel guilty about over indulging at holiday parties!"
ScarJo's other top tips for Christmas include shunning hosting duties and giving presents extra thought. She says, "I like to go to other people’s parties because when I host them, all I do is clean the whole time! I usually bring a bottle of bubbly and mistletoe."
And, as for gift giving, she adds, "I much prefer to give presents than to receive them. I always look for a present that my friend or loved one covets but would never ask for themselves."