Thanks to all who posted and emailed ideas to share the spirit of giving with our children. The winner is Kate who writes:
"My son is turning 15 next week. He said he doesn't want any gifts since he has everything... except free time. All he wants for his birthday to spend the day with a couple buddies at paint ball, have them come for dinner and then sleep over.
It reminded me that all the material things we give our kids will sometimes be taken for granted, but they really want the same things we do - more time to spend with friends and loved ones.
We're letting our son pick a charity and then asking his friends (or their parents) to donate whatever money they would have spent on a gift.
The paint balls and pizza are on us. :-) "
Let me know the color of the scarf you would like! And happy birthday to your generous son.