Presently is a group-gifting platform that gives people an easy way to contribute to a single gift, together.
Presently was inspired by a visit to our attic, where we found mountains of untouched gifts stuffed in just about every corner. We thought: there has to be a way to bring joy and connection to the people we love, without all the excess! We’re here to help people celebrate in more meaningful and sustainable ways. We’re helping cut out gift waste, stress, and clutter, while also making it easy for groups to give gifts that’ll be talked about for years to come!
Make the shift to group gifts
A group gift is an easy way for people to contribute to a single better and more meaningful gift. The idea behind group gifts is that we can give better gifts together (quality > quantity) – ensuring that the gift received is cherished and used for longer. By using our group gifting platform, multiple contributions can be made toward the price of a larger gift.
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. And, you don’t always know what a recipient wants. With group gifting, friends and coworkers can come together to pitch in toward a gift that is both wanted and meaningful. It makes shopping easier for givers and encourages more positive environmental choices.
Studies show fewer gifts is also really great for kids’ development – encouraging healthier behaviors around play and consumerism, and creating opportunities to foster more creativity, playfulness, and awareness with kids.
First, the organizer picks a single gift for a friend, coworker, or child and sets up a Presently page in just 3 minutes. You can choose any gift with Presently – no matter how big, and no matter if it’s physical or experiential. You can also choose whether extra money raised goes to savings or charity.
Presently creates a custom invitation page with details on the selected gift and friends and coworkers who receive the invitation can pitch in any amount toward the gift and leave a message for the group card.
Finally, just before the big day, all the contributions get sent to the organizer along with a custom card with everyone’s messages. The organizer purchases and shares the gift, which gets unwrapped by the recipient on the special day!
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