Group Gift Ideas for Your Kids This Spring

At Presently, we believe less is more. Fewer, better gifts will be cherished for (and last) longer than an excess of small ones – but it’s not always affordable to get the ‘bigger and better’ gift alone. With group gifting, friends and family can come together to pitch in toward a gift that is both wanted and meaningful. Here are our gift recommendations for April!

With spring’s mix of sunshine and rainy days, we’re sharing gift ideas for kids that are a mix of indoor- and outdoor-friendly to host on Presently this season. Since Presently enables family and friends to pitch in on a high-impact group gift, your child will be blown away and enjoy it for years to come.


Foamnasium items are great gift ideas for kids
Photo by Foamnasium

9 Months – 3 Years Old: Foamnasium Playground

The Foamnasium 9-Piece Playground provides the perfect surface for little ones to explore. Whether they’re crawling and climbing or running and jumping, you won’t worry about them getting hurt on the playground’s foam pieces. Truly one of the best gift ideas for kids!

With two types of steps, a ramp, and a slide, the Foamnasium Playground will give your child the opportunity to tackle different surfaces safely. Climbing is an important part of children’s natural development as it allows them to establish and strengthen physical and mental skills while learning body awareness and risk assessment. It’s instinctive for babies to climb and explore new objects even while crawling. Toddlers use their newfound mobility to seek out novel sensations and feed their insatiable curiosity. A foam playground provides a safe space for babies and toddlers to fulfill their development needs.


gift ideas for kids include gardening flowers and herbs like what the young girl is doing
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

4 – 6 Years Old: Triple Garden Planter

Did you know that April is National Garden Month? Giving your child permission to play in the dirt is one of the gift ideas for kids that they will treasure as they grow up. Gift them the Grow with Me Triple Garden Planter, a three-tiered wooden planter will fit in the backyard, on a patio, or even on a large balcony. It provides an ongoing learning experience as kids plant, tend, and harvest their own food. Gardening facilitates the development of preschool- and kindergarten-aged kids through sensory stimulation, building motor skills, and providing opportunities for inquiry. As they wait for their plants to grow, you and your child can plan the meals you’ll cook with the food once you harvest it!

lake trip hiking with family
Photo by Roberto Nickson on Unsplash

8 – 14 Years Old: Weekend Lake Vacation

Spring is the perfect time for a trip to the lake. Flowers and trees are blooming, and wildlife is active. It’s finally warm enough for outdoor activities like canoeing and kayaking, hiking, and bike rides. Choosing a nearby lake and asking your child to help you plan out the weekend are great gift ideas for kids.

Outdoor family getaways are more important than ever with kids spending an average of 7 hours in front of a screen each day and just 4 to 7 minutes in unstructured outdoor play. Spending time in nature builds children’s confidence and creativity as they access new parts of the world. Additionally, it provides a different type of stimulation than screen time, appealing to all of your kids’ senses.


Kids' Robotics Gift Set
Photo by Phi Hùng Nguyễn on Unsplash

13 – 18 Years Old: Programmable Robotics Building Kit

This robotics building kit from Thames & Kosmos will have any science-minded teen eager to experiment! The kit includes everything your teen needs to build 10 robots. They can construct the ones in the included manual or come up with their own design. An app allows them to control and even program the robots from a phone or tablet. And once they’ve built one set of robots, they can take them apart and put together new configurations, experimenting with both hardware and software like a real engineer!

Let us know if you have more gift ideas for kids!

Presently is a group-gifting platform that gives people an easy way to contribute to a single gift, together. Designed for kids and adults alike, Presently enables communities to gift better, choosing quality > quantity. By doing so, we save parents time in gift-shopping and returning, reduce waste (and clutter) around excess gifts, and teach kids meaningful lessons around conscious consumption. Create your group gift here.

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Emmi Scott (Guest Writer)