A natural by-product of divorce is overcompensation when it comes to the kiddies - particularly around Christmas time. It just makes everyone feel better, you know, especially the parents. Although one drawback might be the level of expectation imbued upon the child for the rest of their lives. Then again, this is Suri Cruise, she'll probably won't be left wanting come adulthood.
So Katie Holmes, who's supposed to be the sensible one, has spent a reputed €35,000 on Suri this Christmas.
The Mad Money star wants to try and "make this holiday season the best ever for the six year old following her divorce from the tot's father Tom Cruise."
Katie has splashed out in the region of €18,450 on a Victorian playhouse, which has its own running water and electricity and will be erected in the garden of their New York home. Suri will also awake on Christmas morning to find an iPad mini, a Ralph Lauren dress, a Chloe fur coat and a €7,381 mini kids Mercedes car underneath the tree, according to The Sun.
Not that this splurge of presents will be anything wildly out of the ordinary for the 6-year-old. Katie and Tom have always enjoyed treating their daughter to the finer things in life and Suri's wardrobe at one point was estimated to be worth $3 million because of the amount of designer garments she owned.
Earlier this year, she was named the best dressed celebrity child beating the likes of David and Victoria Beckham's children Harper Seven, and Madonna's teenage daughter Lourdes Leon to take the title. Because little girls need that kind of materialistic pressure thrust upon them from infancy.