Face it, you’ve had a lot of birthdays and enough presents. Aren’t there people who need those gifts more than you do? The next time your birthday or some other gift-worthy occasion rolls around, tell everyone you don’t want any presents. Tell them you’d like them to spend that money instead on someone who really needs it. You can have people bring things to your party that you will donate to charity. Or you can just collect money from all your friends and give that to your favorite charity.
You think you’ll miss those presents? Look at it this way: you can collect a bunch of things that will probably end up lost under a couch or at the bottom of a closet in a month, or you can take this chance to give to people who need things more than you do, and you can make a difference in the world. What could be a greater gift than that?