Unfortunately, I came across the following sentence online last week:
So today’s Monday Meaning is aimed at correcting that sentence, and preventing it ever being written again!
presents [noun]: something given to another; a gift
The pile of presents reached the branches of the Christmas tree.
presents [verb]: the act of handing over and introducing something or someone
The compere presents each nominee before the awards are announced.
presence [noun]: the existence or occurrence of someone or something in a particular place
The contract must be signed in the presence of two adult witnesses.
To remember which is which, think about the presents you have been sent.