Top 5 Gifts For Big Kids

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Arguably one of the greatest things about being a kid was toys. You can still see the glint in parent’s eyes when their child unwraps or receives a new toy and it’s usually the parents that end up playing with it more than the kid! This week we have picked our top 5 ultimate big kid gifts for those people who never quite let their childhood go.

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3Doodler is the world’s first 3D printing pen and came to fruition through a crowdfunding campaign that helped the company get their product onto the market. The 3Doodler is now in its second stage of development with the 2.0 model now available to buy. With this pen the possibilities are endless and you can create anything from toy animals to jewellery, clothing, and replica monuments, a great gift for those creative types.

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Air Swimmers

Air swimmers are remote control helium balloons shaped as different fish that fly though the air. If you love scaring people or simply wish you could control a flying fish then this is the perfect gift for you! Unfortunately they are limited to the inside but other than that the possibilities are endless! Fly them around the house, about the office or even on the tube as this video demonstrates!

LED Lit Poi Balls

Poi translates to ball on a string and you will have hours of fun swinging these LED balls around in the dark making all sorts of shapes and funky dance moves! Think of them as sparklers that never go out, they are the perfect gift for anyone who loves to move, dance and just swing balls in the air!

Air Board

The airboard is basically a Segway without the handle bars bit. They take a bit of getting used to but once you have mastered balancing on them and turning corners you can pretty much travel anywhere on them (up to 14 miles) and they are light enough to be easily carried around. If you are looking for a fun and let’s face it lazy alternative to walking or cycling then the Air Board is the perfect gift!

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Sky Walker Quadcopter

The Sky Walker Quadcopter is essentially a remote control drone in a ball cage. The machine can fly, drive along the ground and even climb walls! The range is an impressive 50 meters and the cage gives it the protection it needs if you are a first time flyer as the controls take a fair bit of getting used to.

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So there you have it 5 amazing gifts for anyone who is a kid at heart! Shareagift can help you save towards group gifts for friends by using our simple and easy to use platform which allows you to create a page and start collecting money online for the perfect gift.

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Top 5 Alternative Experiences

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Many weird and wonderful experiences seem to be popping up across the UK this year, last week saw the world’s first Wavegarden open in North Wales! Whether it is for a birthday, stag do or just a random day out it is time to get planning! We have picked out our top 5 alternative experiences across the UK that you and your friends must try this summer!

Tank Paintball Battles

As you can probably imagine this experience involves you riding around with 2 friends in a tank shooting paintballs at the enemy tank. You are taught how to drive the tank by looking through a periscope and how to load, aim and fire the cannon. This is a great group experience for any paintball fan or for anyone looking to let off some steam on the battlefield!

Flyboarding

This is probably the closest you will come to that hover-board that Back To The Future predicted. With flyboarding you will be strapped onto a board, which shoots jets of high-powered water from nozzles at your feet and on your arms allowing you to glide across the water or shoot upwards of ten metres.

Vampire Hunting

In a secret location in the village of Droitwich, you can become a vampire hunter for the day! You will be kitted out and trained by a group of ex-military experts who will prepare you for your vampire hunt. You will then be split into smaller groups and put through a number of different combat scenarios where you will be required to venture out into the streets for rescue and attack missions.

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Zombie Blitz

If Vampires aren’t your thing then how about escaping from a hoard of flesh eating zombies? Located in Waterloo tube station this experience is set in 1940 during the time of the London Blitz. You will venture as a group through a number of tunnels and play out different scenarios with characters that you will have to judge whether they are trustworthy or not. If running from zombies, getting trapped in pitch black rooms and being scared silly is your idea of a great day out then this interactive group experience is right down your alley!

Wavegarden

This lagoon, which opened last week in North Wales, allows surfers to try surfing on a number of different waves based on their experience. The technology behind the wave machines allows for perfect waves to be created from 0.7m to 2m high. This is the perfect training ground for surfers who want to be able to learn the basics or to perfect their technique in a safe and natural environment.

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With Shareagift you can save and collect money from friends and organise a great experience this summer. You can use Shareagift to save towards group experiences for any occasion from birthdays to stag dos or group office events. Shareagift is an easy, fast and convenient way to raise cash online for anything and everything!

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Top 5 Incredibly Random Pubs You Must Try This Summer In Paris!

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Last week we took you on a wild tour of some of London’s most random pubs, this week we are crossing the channel to bring you some of the strangest and most amazing pubs that Paris has to offer. If you are planning a trip to Paris this summer, or are looking for a reason to visit the French capital then look no further. We have chosen our top 5 most random pubs across Paris that are well worth a visit.

1 – Lucha Libre – The French Wrestling Pub

This backstreet bar in Paris may not look much from the outside but it not only serves some of the best mojitos in the French capital, it has a real wrestling ring in the basement. The pub has a Mexican theme and they serve a selection of tapas and cocktails including 10 different mojitos.

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2 – Zero De Conduite – Childhood Memories

This bar in the Saint-Germain-des-Pres neighbourhood serves cocktails out of baby bottles which are named after children’s characters including Peter Pan and Snoopy. If you are looking for somewhere to kick back, suck on a bottle and watch some great cartoons then this is the place for you!

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3 – La Fee Verte – Absinthe Galore!

The Green Fairy is an old-fashioned café and absinthe bar in central Paris. This bar comes alive in the evening with a selection of different types of Absinthe served in the traditional manner. It can be drunk straight from the glass, with a spoon and sugar cubes or from the absinthe fountain on the bar.

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4 – Batofar – Paris’s Floating Bar

Batofar is a large docked boat and inside you will find one of Paris’s most intriguing bar and nightclubs. The venue is known for bringing in some of the most internationally renowned bands and DJ’s, and it is rare for there to be a night without music trailing off into the early hours.

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5 – Le Trucmush – Beer And A Bath

This quirky and weirdly decorated pub is a favourite amongst Parisian students. Many of the tables are made from strange household items including baths and sinks and the ceiling sports a retro disco ball with flashing neon lights. Happy hour lasts from 6 to 9 in the evenings and is usually accompanied with a themed night including karaoke and Mario Kart competitions.

Don’t forget you can use Shareagift to collect money online with friends towards a birthday celebration, celebratory drinks, a weekend getaway or just a random night out. Shareagift makes it easy to pool money together and donate towards a birthday fund, a group gift, a meal or a few rounds of drinks. Start a campaign and plan towards the perfect summer day out today!

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Top 5 Incredibly Random Pubs You Must Try This Summer In London!

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As we coast through the summer the pubs get busier and busier with everyone looking for a spot in the sun to enjoy a nice cold beverage. We have put together a list of bars across London that you have to visit with friends this summer. From the top of the Gherkin to an old railway arch in Hackney, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

1 – Moroccan Sky Riad – A Moroccan Skyline Getaway

This bar, which is situated in the top of the Gherkin building, overlooks the London skyline. Although this is a member’s only bar for most of the year, from the last week in July it will be available to the public for 7 weeks. The bar will offer traditional Marrakesh décor and an authentic Moroccan cuisine.

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2 – Midnight Apothecary – Marshmallows, Campfires And Cocktails

Every Saturday throughout the summer a secret rooftop garden opens up above Brunel’s Thames Tunnel in Rotherhithe. They offer a mixture of cocktails and with a campfire in the centre where you can toast marshmallows and watch the sun set over the river Thames, it’s the perfect end to any summer’s day in London.

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3 – The Toy Shop – Lego Ice Cubes And Revolving BBQ’s

This bright and playfully decorated cocktail bar in Putney offers a wide range of cocktails and food made to be shared with others. The menu has a number of toy and fun themed meals including their signature dish ‘The Toy Shop BBQ’ which is served on a revolving mini BBQ. The cocktails are even stranger with ice cube shaped lego pieces and the house cocktail served in a miniature house with smoking chimney and flashing lights!

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4 – Draughts – For Board Game Enthusiasts

This café/pub is located in Hackney and set in an old railway arch. They have a collection of over 500 playable board games to choose from and offer a range of organic and locally sourced meals and an assortment of drinks from fresh coffee to craft beers.

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5 – The Little Yellow Door – The Ultimate Living Room Experience

This is a lounge bar located in Notting Hill, styled around a living room. Events are held across the weekend with a Friday night ticketed dinner party and a Saturday night house party. They offer a wide range of cocktails including specials served in teacups, milk bottles and a wide range of other living room accessories. Perfect for groups looking for a more cosy and personalised night out.

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Don’t forget you can use Shareagift to collect money online with friends towards a birthday celebration, celebratory drinks or just a random night out. Shareagift makes it easy to pool money together and donate towards a birthday fund, a group gift, a meal or a few rounds of drinks. Start a campaign and plan towards the perfect summer day out today!

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Top 5 Sites For A Stress Free Wedding

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According to the Daily Mail planning a wedding is the 9th most stressful experience you can go through in life. To make things a little easier we have come up with a list of 5 of the best sites to help relieve some of the pre-wedding stress. If you need help planning, organising or saving for a wedding these sites which will be right down your alley.

1 – Hitched

This is the ultimate wedding planning website, it allows you to create to do lists to make sure nothing is forgotten, it keeps track of your wedding fund, has a calendar for appointments, has a guest editor tool and can even help you plan where everyone will be sitting. There is also an app available via the Apple and Google Play stores, which lets you keep on top of all your planning on the go.

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2 – Appy Couple

Amongst other features this website allows you to set up an RSVP page. Just get your guests to download the app or log on to the website and they can say whether they will be coming or not. It then collates all the responses and lets you know how many people have accepted the invite. You can also update your event with any news or changes to the wedding, which will be automatically sent to those who have RSVP’d.

3 – The Knot

One of the most stressful decisions that a bride has to make is which wedding dress she is going to wear. The Knot helps make this decision that little bit easier. They offer thousands of wedding dress ideas. With an easy to use filter that lets you categorise dresses by designer, price, dress length, neckline, fabric and many more, you will have found the perfect one in no time! The website also features a number of other search features including bridesmaid dresses, wedding rings and wedding accessories. They also have an app, which is available via the Apple app store.

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4 – Wedding Party

This site allows you to see your wedding from the eyes of your guests! Once your guests have created an account they can upload photos they have taken during the day and the site will put them all together in one place. They arrange the photos so that you get a minute-by-minute timeline of the day from the eyes of your guests. You can also print out free posters and place cards to make sure people know to use it and their app allows guests to upload photos straight from their phone.

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5 – Shareagift

Shareagift allows you to collect money from friends and start saving for a wedding. Whether it be getting money together for a honeymoon gift list, planning a stag do or saving towards your wedding fund we have you sorted every step of the way. Shareagift provides an easy, safe and hassle free way to collect money online to help you with your wedding fund. Head over to our website now and take a look at how we could help you fund the perfect wedding!

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