It can be sometimes be tough for kids to find affordable gifts for parents that are truly useful, as well as thoughtful. If you’re a kid and your mom or dad paddles a canoe or kayak, they can almost always use another good sponge for cleaning bilge water out of a boat. I know I either lose my good sponges, or they seem to wear out quickly from the constant use. NRS (Northwest River Supplies) sells a couple really good boat sponges. SealLine also makes a very absorbent bilge sponge. Unfortunately, the fabric cover is not as durable, but it still makes a nice gift.