One of the requirements of spiritual advancement is that we learn to live in the present (literally the pre-sent). We need to be able to take advantage of anything that life offers us to use it for ourselves, but also to recognize that it has relevance for other people and can affect the way that they live. To present something in a dream (as in making a presentation) is offering work that we have done for approval and recognition. We appreciate that the work we have done is more important than we ourselves are. When a present appears in a dream, it can first of all be a play on words. We are being given a 'here and now'. We are being reminded to live in the moment and not the past or future. A present can also indicate a talent or gift. If we are receiving a present we are being loved and recognized and are also gaining from the relationship. If we are giving a present, we appreciate that we have characteristics we are able to offer other people. A pile of presents in a dream can signify as yet unrecognized talents and skills. If the presents give some indication of time e.g. birthday presents we may expect some success around that time. Consult the entry for Gift/Give/Giving for further information.