Top 5 Gifts For The Family Who Has Everything

The holidays are just around the corner and it’s come to that time of year when we need to buy gifts for friends, family and colleagues. Everyone has that person on their gift list who is just impossible to buy for!

To help you out and give you a bit of inspiration we have chosen our top gift for each member of the family. So come together this year with friends, family and colleagues and use Shareagift to collect money for the perfect gift no matter who it’s for!

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It has happened to the best of us, sitting on the train about to call home to say we will be back shortly and suddenly we realise that the mobile’s gone dead. Surely with todays technology you would think that they would have invented phone batteries that actually last a whole day. Well while we are waiting for them to hurry up and invent them, why not buy that special someone who is never available the power wallet. Now they will never have an excuse for not getting back to you!

£59.99/$91.70 or £5.99/$9.17 split between 10 people

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A gift for the woman you know who is on her feet all day long either working, looking after the kids, or exercising down the gym. The heated footplate not only offers health benefits for your feet, it relaxes the user, warms their feet and gives them a sensual massage which is especially good during the winter months.

£39.95/$61.08 or £4.00/$6.11 split between 10 people

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Kids love games that they can play with their parents, especially during the holiday season. So rather than buying them an Xbox or Playstation game that will mean you not seeing them for the next few weeks why not invest in a giant Jenga! Fun for everyone, young and old and is a great party starter!

£100/$152.94 or £10/$15.25 split between 10 people

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The retro slush maker is an amazing gift for anyone with a sweet tooth. It not only makes delicious slushies and soft ice cream but it looks amazing too with a 1950s retro style. The internet is full of different recipe ideas for them to try or they can go about creating their own concoctions.

£64.95/$99.36 or £6.50/$9.94 split between 10 people

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Finding gifts for babies should not be so hard! It is often difficult to know what to get a new baby and friends and family often end up buying the same gifts as there is only so much you can buy them. Step up the personalised baby blanket! These blankets are stylish, perfect for keeping babies warm and can have their name put on them making them an extremely personal present.

£40/$61.17 or £4/$6.12 split between 10 people

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So there you have it! You no longer have en excuse for buying a boring, last minute gift for that person who you always struggle to find something for. Come together with friends and family and use Shareagift to collect money online for the perfect gift this holiday.

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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 Cheap Eats In London

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It is not often easy to find somewhere cheap to grab a bite to eat in the capital that isn’t a McDonalds or a Wetherspoons. We have chosen our top 5 cheap eats across London for when you are low on cash and want to grab something cheap to eat or for if you are planning on going out for a birthday or office lunch and want to head somewhere everyone can afford.

Yalla Yalla

Area: Soho, Winsley Street, Greenwich

This Lebanese hub serves a wide range of top quality Lebanese dishes, which are very reasonable. The café serves as a popular lunch spot for local workers offering sit in and takeaway foods including falafels, grilled skewers and all day meze. The café is also open in the evenings and is a great place to meet and eat if you don’t want to spend loads on eating out.

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Silk Road

Area: Camberwell

This family run Chinese restaurant serves a number of cheap dishes including noodles, stuffed dumplings and stews. It has built up quite the reputation for being a hotspot for Chinese foodies who want to grab a cheap and quick bite. Bear in mind that the food is from the muslim region of Xingjiang, in the west of China and so many of the dishes are very spicy!

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Herman Ze German

Area: Charing Cross, Soho, Fitzrovia

This small chain serves a number of German themed dishes and is renowned for their hotdogs. Their sausages are imported from the Schwarzwald and are high quality pork! Their top sellers include the minced beef and veal sausage, the smoked pork sausage and the chilli beef sausage. This is definitely one to check out if you are a hot dog lover and the best part is that the majority of their meals are under a tenner!

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Pizza Union

Area: Kings Cross, Spitalfields

This Pizza bar offers great pizzas at amazing prices and is a great place to stop and grab a bite if you are in a rush as the service is second to none. Pizzas are often cooked and out within ten minutes and the majority of their pizzas are under £6! If your looking for a cheap fast food pizza joint this is a must if you are in the area!

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Bonnington Café

Area: Vauxhall

This Café in the heart of Vauxhall offers cheap vegetarian meals cooked by a collection of member cooks. Chefs take it in turns to run the kitchen and the menu changes on a daily basis depending on which chef is in. If you are looking to try out a few different vegetarian options then this place is worth checking out and even coming back to as the food served can be anything from Japanese, Medieval, Italian or French.

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So there you have it, there’s no longer an excuse for you to not be able to afford to try something different the next time you’re in London. Shareagift can help you plan the perfect meal, night out or dinner party. You can use Shareagift to collect money online so that before you go out you have all the money together so it makes it easier to pay the bill at the end of the night, avoiding confusion or awkwardness. You can also use Shareagift to collect funds online for a group gift which could be a trip up to London with food and drinks.

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Top 5 Unique And Thoughtful Gifts For Mothers

Struggling to find the perfect gift for Parents’ Day? Here are our top 5 unique and thoughtful gifts for mothers.

Mothers play a very important role in our lives. They’re there for us when we’re ill, they cook our favorite meals and they’re always ready to embarrass us with unfortunate tales when we introduce them to new friends. To show them that we really do care (even when we don’t have enough time in our busy lives to call home) – here are our top 5 gift ideas for the most important woman in our lives.

Personalized Kindle and Case

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Kindles can make great presents, especially when you add an extra personal touch by loading it up with book recommendations. A tip for thoughtful present giving – load up personal favorite reads and leave a message with each book; a ‘thinking of you’ or ‘I think you’ll enjoy this’ will make all the difference. Books are a great way to connect and your mother will love the time and care you put into creating the perfect gift (hopefully nearly as much as mine did).

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For those that especially love the sentimental value of owning their books and can’t quite handle slipping into the digital era – this KleverCase Kindle cover will help them on their way. The handmade hardback covers will make your ‘infinite library’ look and feel more like an authentic book and come in many book cover styles from ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ to ‘Pride and Prejudice’.

Trip of a Lifetime

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The most valuable thing in the world, arguably, is time. So ditch your other commitments and spend some precious time with your mother! Take that trip across the world like you’d always thought about and bring your mom along with you. Here are some brilliant ideas for family holidays. From isolated light-houses to camel-trekking in Morocco, you and your family can treat your mother to the holiday of a lifetime! It’s even easier to sort out with Shareagift, just buy the holiday and split the bill online. You can collect funds online from the rest of your family by starting a Shareagift page for the best mother you’ve ever had!

Tea Sparrow

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How many times have you sat with your mother over a hot drink whether complaining about your day or just having a quick catch-up? With Tea Sparrow you can keep the hot drinks flowing and quality ones at that. For a monthly subscription fee of $20, you can sample teas from your own region as well as from all over the globe. The guys and gals at Tea Sparrow are very passionate and have loose leafs down to a ‘tea’. So for a gift that keeps giving; subscribe for a year. Every month, whether you’re sharing a hot drink with your mother or not, she’ll be reminded of how much you care!

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And if freshly roasted coffee beans are more her thing then head on over to Mistobox.

Baking & Decorating Class

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Spend some quality time with your mom and take her to a baking and decorating class in bakery near you! There’s one at Original Yummy Cupcakes, Burbank, but they are becoming like hot cakes and will pop up somewhere close to you. The best thing about gift is that, not only do you get to have a great time taking a trip down memory lane, you also learn how to make gourmet cupcakes that will wow everyone at the next family gathering!

Bakery Box of Four Cupcake Candles

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Finally, following the cupcake theme, from the brilliantly original Etsy seller Candlelit Desserts: This customizable pack of four cupcake candles. With over 30 different cupcake flavors and designs, there is an oasis of choice for all tastes. Every candle is handlemade and is even flavored to match its aesthetics. They look tasty enough to eat! Also, it’s great for last minute online gift shopping with free delivery…

Here at Shareagift, we cherish and love our mothers and we think that they deserve the best gifts possible. It’s easy to set up a group fund on Shareagift and collect money online from family members to go that extra mile, just like our mothers do for us. Start a campaign today and being collecting money for a gift to the mother in your life.

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Want To Be More Popular With Your Colleagues?

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It’s always the same story, a colleague’s birthday is coming up but no one wants to have to put the effort into organising a present, let alone a night out. It is time for you to step up to the plate and become the new office organiser! Too much on your plate? Or are you just trying to avoid having to hassle people to contribute to a birthday fund. Fear not! We are here for all your office party planning needs! We have put together the ultimate guide to help you pull off a great birthday for any colleague, making you look super organised and the new social butterfly of the office!

The Gift

When planning for a birthday the first thing to do is chose a gift so that you know what sort of budget you need to aim for. This alone can take a while as finding the perfect gift is not a quick job. With so many different gifting websites it’s easy to get lost in the sheer amount of birthday gifts that are out there. Two websites that are great and have a mix of fun, interesting and different gifts are notonthehighstreet.com and thegreatgiftcompany. You can find anything from a USB fridge to a personalised word search iPad cover, or even a novelty pug mask, if that’s their sort of thing. Keep an eye on our gift of the week posts for gift inspiration.

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The Location

The next big decision is where to hold the night out, do you go for a quiet meal and a few glasses of wine or to a extravagant club with booming music and a huge dance floor? We always like discovering new places and a work night out can be the perfect excuse to take everyone to that new bar that you’ve wanted to visit. If you’re planning on heading to London for the night there are so many great places just waiting to be discovered. Designmynight.com is a great little website that showcases interesting and different events and venues, some of the places that caught our eye were The Candlelit Club, Little Nan’s Cocktail Den and The Fu Manchu Bar! For something a little different and chilled out head over to the board game cafe that has just opened up in London, check out our review here. If none of these take your fancy and you feel like really getting stuck check out our summer birthday parties blog for more inspiration.

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To ensure that you make the most of the night out, whilst keeping in mind that you are with your work colleagues, follow these simple rules.

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  • Talk to everyone. A night out is a great opportunity to mingle with co-workers that you wouldn’t necessarily get to speak to on a daily basis. This will not only help you to get to know different people but will also allow you to understand what everyone does, giving you a better understanding of the company.
  • Talk to senior staff. You may not always get the opportunity at work to talk to those who are higher up the ladder than you. A night out is the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself and get yourself known within the higher ranks.
  • Be yourself. Don’t try too hard or worry too much about the evening, just enjoy yourself! 

Work nights out shouldn’t be an issue, there’s always a danger that you may say or do something that could reflect your working reputation. Avoid the following to ensure you don’t ruin the evening for yourself.

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  • Drink too much. You don’t want to ruin your reputation at work by having one too many drinks and doing something stupid. Keep your cool and know when enough is enough.
  • Just talk about work. It can be easy to slip into a conversation about work seeing as it is a common subject between you and your colleagues. Try to find common interests that don’t revolve around your working day.
  • Speak to the same group of people. By sticking with the same group all evening you could be seen to be part of a group within the company. Be approachable and try to mingle as much as possible.

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Shareagift is the perfect platform to save for a group gift or to fund a work night out. You can collect money online rather than having to traipse around the office and hassle people while they are trying to work. Simply set up a Shareagift page, send the link around the office and everyone can log on and donate whenever they want. A simple, easy and hassle free way to plan the perfect birthday event and make your life a hell of a lot easier!

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Top 5 Amazing Predictions That Came True!

Across the UK today people have been looking to the skies to see what the weather is like. For today is St. Swithin’s Day and which marks an age-old prophecy that states that the weather on the 15th of July will continue for forty days. We hope that this prophecy doesn’t come true as it was pouring down with rain this morning when we were on our way into the office! With this in mind we have compiled a list of 5 prophecies and predictions which have all come to fruition in some shape or form.

1 – Nostradamus And The Great Fire

The oldest prophecy in our list is from Michel de Nostredame, better known as Nostradamus. His book , Les Propheties, was published in and people have attributed his writings to truthful predictions of major events throughout history. One of the most famous ones is his prophecy which reads ‘the blood of the just will be demanded of London, Burt by the fire in the year 66’. In 1666 the great fire of London destroyed the city burning 70,000 of the cities 80,000 inhabitants homes. Many associate this event with Nostradamus’s famous prophecy.

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2 – John Watkins And Digital Photography

In 1900, an American civil engineer called John Elferth Watkins made an eerily accurate prediction about the future of photography. He stated that ‘Photographs will be telegraphed from any distance. ‘If there be a battle in China a hundred years hence, snapshots of its most striking events will be published in the newspapers an hour later, photographs will reproduce all of nature’s colours.’ When he predicted this it was taking around a week for a picture from China to make it’s way into Western papers and colour photography was still very experimental!

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3 – Ward Lamon And The Assasination

According to Abraham Lincoln’s friend Ward Hill Lamon, three days before he was assassinated he had a dream predicting his own death. The dream took place in the in the Whitehouse where he heard sobbing coming from a room downstairs. When he entered the room he found a corpse surrounded by soldiers with people weeping around it. ‘Who is dead in the White House? I demanded of one of the soldiers. The President was his answer; He was killed by an assassin. Then came a loud burst of grief from the crowd, which woke me from my dream.’

4 – The Simpsons And Farmville

Bizarrely our next prediction is from the Simpsons! Over the years many ideas and themes that have been in episodes have come true years later. One of our favourite ones is the farming simulator. An episode which aired in 1998 had children of Springfield going crazy for a video game which was centred around virtual yard work. Around ten years later kids and adults alike became obsessed with similar games including Farmville and Farming Simulator!

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5 – Apple and The Future

In 1987 Apple made a promotional video entitled ‘Knowledge Navigator’ which looked into the future and tried to predict some of the tech advances that would have happened. Take a look at the video which is weirdly accurate, a man is using his touchscreen flat pc (or tablet) to do some research around his afternoon lecture. Not only does the video predict the widespread use of tablets but it also demonstrates video calling and voice controlled assistants like Apple’s Siri which coincidently was released in 2011, the year the video is set!

Have you ever made any predictions that have come true? Do you have any ideas for products that you know will be essential to us in the future? Well now you don’t have to wait for someone else to make your idea a reality. Use Shareagift to help groupfund any idea or product that you want to get off the ground. With Shareagift you can collect money online for anything and everything, whether it be funding a new idea, buying a group gift or putting on an event.

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Dave’s Friends Send Him Off To Frankfurt In Style

We are an inquisitive bunch here at Shareagift and we love discovering what people use Shareagift for. This week we caught up with Joanna, a great Shareagifter, who used Shareagift to collect money online with friends and family for a leaving gift for her friend Dave who is moving all the way to Frankfurt, Germany.

Joanna set an exaggerated goal of £1000 for her page and managed to raise 105% of her target in just 9 days! This has gone towards a brand new keyboard for Dave to take to Germany with him. After such a successful campaign here’s what Joanna had to say about her Shareagift experience.

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What gave you the idea to create a page and start collecting money for your friend?

As our friend, Dave, is moving to Frankfurt, Germany we decided that we’d love to get him a big and special present from all those close to him.

Why did you choose Shareagift?

My thought process went something like this: “I wish there was a way to create a donations page, like how you would give to a sponsored run, but for a group present” and then I found Shareagift.

How helpful has this page been in collecting money together?

The page has been crucial in collecting the money. It has made such a difference for people to see what they are giving to and the progress of our target – I am sure that we wouldn’t have raised half as much without this page.

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With the help of Shareagift have you managed to achieve what you set out to do?

We raised four times more than we anticipated with Shareagift!

What sorts of people have contributed to your page?

Friends and family.

If you were to set up a new Shareagift page what and who would it be for?

I would be keen to use Shareagift again for a leaving present or to help celebrate a big birthday for a friend or family member.

Shareagift can help you and your friends, family or colleagues collect money online towards anything and everything, from fundraising for causes to events and group gifts. So what are you waiting for? Head over to our website and start your own campaign today!

Check out Joanna’s Page

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