Fantastic Father’s Day Gifts

We have father’s day coming up here in the UK on June the 19th and we have already seen a number of Shareagift pages spring up where families have been coming together to ensure that this father’s day is extra special! In celebration of the upcoming event we have found some fantastic ideas for you to make this father’s day one to remember.

Experiences are always memorable and offer that something a bit extra special, this year Not On The Highstreet are offering up an East London canal boat overnight stay experience. With a huge double bed, wood burning stove and waterway views this unique experience offers something truly special in the heart of the capital.

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The Whiskey Exchange offers up some great luxury gift packs in the form of a number of different alcoholic drinks. These range from luxury whiskey, gins, vodkas and even champagne! Some of our favourites gift packs include the Jonnie Walker cube collection, the gin blending kit, and the Jim Bean signature craft pack.

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Handpicked Collection have a number of luxury mens grooming kits which could make the perfect present on father’s day. Whether it is beard trimming, moustache shaping or a clean shave, they have a kit for every father! We especially liked the gentlemen’s tonic shave gift set which comes with pre-Shave Oil (50 ml), Traditional Shave Cream (125 g), Soothing After-Shave Balm (100 ml) and a genuine Badger Brush!

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Vinyl record sales have skyrocketed over the past couple of years and a lot of artists are now releasing their latest albums on vinyl. Amazon have written a great buying guide on turntables to help ensure that you chose the perfect model. A number of them even have the ability to play cassette tapes, CDs and vinyls, a must for any music loving father!

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Shareagift makes it easy to bring friends and family together and collect money for amazing gifts, experiences and events. Just head over to Shareagift.com, create a page, invite friends and family and get collecting!

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Top 5 Tech Gifts For Grandparents

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Technology seems so intertwined into our daily lives it can be hard to imagine a life without your smartphone, laptop or smart TV. If you don’t keep on top of the latest tech it can be very easy to fall out of the loop. Many elderly people feel that they have missed the boat on technology and chose not to get involved with it. However, there are many tech gadgets that are easy to use and can help with improving health, keeping more active, avoiding boredom and giving relatives peace of mind. With grandparents day fast approaching we have put together a list of our top 5 tech gifts that are sure to bring out your grandparent’s inner techy!

Fitbit

Fitbit is a tool to help you monitor how active you are throughout the day and it also keeps an eye on your health. As we get older it gets more and more important to keep on top of your health and Fitbit tracks steps taken, stairs climbed, distance travelled, calories burned, activity level and sleep quality. Their smart scale can also help you track weight, body fat percentage and BMI with online graphs and mobile tools. This would be a great gift for any grandparent as all they need to do is wear it and you can help them look through their stats and see what needs improving or changing in their daily routine.

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telyHD is a camera unit that sits on top of your television set and delivers high quality Skype video calls directly to the TV. As long as it is plugged in and your TV is on anyone can get in touch with you via Skype. This is a great idea for grandparents who want to be able to stay in touch with family from across the world but aren’t ready or willing to invest in a computer or tablet. The system is also designed with new users in mind and is very easy to use.

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TV Ears

Often with old age comes loss of hearing, TV Ears is a clever little tool that syncs with your TV and allows the user to adjust their own volume and tone while others around them can have the TV at their preferred volume. It is designed to sit just under your chin and is ideal for listening if you are sitting or lying down.

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Active Protective

If you are worried about your grandparents falling and injuring themselves then why not get them some active protective garments. The smart garment in the form of a wearable belt detects a fall before you hit the floor and deploys a small airbag to protect your hips from breaking with the imapct. Confused? Take a look at the video to see how it works.

iPad

Last but not least is the Apple iPad! You may not think iPad when shopping for gifts for grandparents however it is surprising how easy people find it to use. With an easy to use interface, touchscreen and a button that you can press if anything goes wrong which will take you straight back to the main menu, it is actually a lot easier to use than a computer. With iPad popularity growing amongst older generations many apps are now appearing which cater to their needs including apps like Pill Reminder Pro, Blood PressureiBP and Pocket Physio. Not to mention the back catalogue of music and film clips available via the YouTube app and social media apps like Skype, which help them keep in touch with the family.

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Shareagift can help you save with the family towards an amazing gift this grandparent’s day. We provide an easy platform for you to collect money online for a group gift from the whole family that can either help improve your grandparent’s health, make their life easier or even get them Facebook messaging you!

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TOP 5 MOST EXPENSIVE MISTAKES EVER!

Making mistakes is very much human, but certain errors have made their mark in history. Check out these expensive mistakes and pray that you never make one of your own!

1. Husband loses the lottery ticket

A British couple won the winning numbers for the Euro Millions Lottery, an estimated $181 million, which is one of the biggest prizes offered in history. But the husband later realized that he had binned the ticket, leading to the jackpot amount being unclaimed. This couple’s life could have changed forever…

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2. Hunter starts the biggest wildfire

A hunter lost in the Cleveland National Forest set a signal fire as a last resort, which ignited the largest wildfire in California’s history. The fire killed 15 people and destroyed 2,300 homes. The hunter was later sentenced to 960 hours of community service whilst being imprisoned for 6 months.

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3. Apple founder loses $35 billion in shares

Ron Wayne, one of the original founders of Apple, found it difficult to work with Steve Jobs and decided to quit the company. Two week later, he sold 10% of the company’s shares for $800 in 1976, which is now worth $35 billion. Ron Wayne, now considered to be the unluckiest man in the world, doesn’t regret his decision at all.

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4. Decca fails to sign The Beatles

Decca Records made the biggest mistake in music history when they rejected the Beatles in 1962. The Beatles recorded 15 songs and selected 10 for their demo tape, but the senior manager found the four Liverpool musicians to be obscure. Later, The Beatles became the biggest band in the world selling half a billion records in 10 years.

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5. Typing Error in Japanese Stock Market

In 2003, a Japanese firm wanted to sell 1 share in the company for 610,000 yen, which is around $5000 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. But the trader made a typing error and listed 610,000 shares for 1 yen instead. The resulting error caused the company to lose around 27 billion yen, which is estimated at $225 million.

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Start a campaign on Shareagift today and raise money online for anything, right from a trip to a birthday and much more. Use Shareagift to surprise the people who mean the most to you and gift something extraordinary today. Do something unforgettable with Shareagift!

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

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If you’re headed to Munich this summer and are looking for something other than Oktoberfest, or if you are headed to Oktoberfest are looking to take a couple of days out to explore the city, don’t just head into the nearest place you find, look around and do a bit of exploring! These pubs will be right down your alley if you’re after something that is not going to break the bank and is a bit different than the usual German pub.

Drugstore

This quirky bar/café/restaurant sports wooden furniture, marvel tables, red leather coaches and hanging chandeliers. Surrounded by mainstream bars this place sticks out like a sore thumb and is well worth is visit if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary. Inside the bar you will also find a newsstand with comics, papers and all sorts of different reading material and there is also a theatre, which put on evening and weekend shows including cabaret, acoustic sessions and DJ sets.

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Laborbar

Located on the edge of Strachus square in central Munich, Laborbar is a science lab themed pub with the barmen dressed as scientists in lab coats and many of the drinks being served out of syringes into test tubes. Their shot menu ranges from toxic to radioactive and flammable and on Thursdays and most evenings you can get six shots for a mere 5€! They also hold a weekly beer pong competition every Thursday with first prize being €50 (or 60 shots!).

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This bar is a favourite amongst locals and has an ‘unfinished’ theme to the place. With lightbulbs hanging out the end of tube piping and tables and chairs with sides or legs missing, on first glance it would like like the place is in the middle of a refurbishment. With a great atmosphere and reasonably priced drinks the bar is certainly worth a look if your bored of the mainstream pubs that surround it.

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Niederlassung

Niederlassung (or branch) is a great hangout for those of you looking to put your feet up and relax to some indie and alternative music. The bar is an ensemble of odd and old-fashioned furniture, which makes the place look and feel like a weird apartment building that serves drinks! It’s a great place away from the crowds and loud sounds of Munich town, and after you’ve relaxed on one of the sofas it will feel like home in no time.

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Bar Sehnsucht

Described by many as the ‘bar for big boys’ this bar looks like a set from the TV show Sons Of Anarchy! The bar plays a selection of heavy metal music, has pictures of porn movies scattered across the walls and has bras hanging over the bar. With a selection of different beers, ales and ‘manly’ shots on offer, this is a go to place for bikers and rock n roll fans alike.

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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 Paris!

Save With Shareagift Towards … A Trip To Paris

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.

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Full Stream Ahead!

Music streaming services have hit headlines hard recently, whether it be from Apple’s announcement of their new streaming service to Taylor Swift’s streaming rants or AC-DC’s move to release their whole back catalogue for streaming, it has been a popular subject matter. Along with these headlines, figures recently released prove that streaming music is growing significantly, so what is all the buzz about? And why do we care?

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Music streaming has almost doubled in the last year, and that’s before Apple Music launched. People are enjoying the freedom of being able to listen to what they want wherever they are and with a universe of new music and back catalogues from around the world, there is no wonder that music-streaming services are attracting the masses. With music streaming stories filling the headlines and announcements by corporations like Apple it has certainly helped drum up interest. Brits have already listened to 11.5 billion tracks via streaming services this year alone.

Using the Album Equivalent Sales (AES) industry metric, overall consumption of recorded music was up 4% compared with the first six months of 2014 and we are seeing more and more people becoming music fans from younger ages. Many music streaming services including Spotify and Apple Music offer family plans which offer discount to family members if they sign up to the service through another member. This encourages children to listen to music who may have not necessarily had the means to explore it before from such a young age. Combine this with the fact that with streaming you can instantly listen to any song you want anywhere in the household on multiple devices, it is no wonder that music consumption is on the rise.

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However, it’s not all good news. Many artists have decided against having their music on streaming services and one such artist publicly announced her concerns over streaming recently in the headlines. Taylor Swift went up against Apple’s new music streaming service, Apple music, because they were not agreeing to pay artists during users free three-month trials. In a shocking move from Apple this got overturned and they agreed to pay artists a discounted fee during these months.

One of the major issues with streaming services is artist exclusivity. Apple music has already secured exclusive rights to Pharrell Williams amongst a number of other big artists and it was announced recently that Jay-Z’s music streaming service Tidal is the only one to feature Prince’s music after he took it down from all other streaming sites. This shift in exclusivity could see fans getting annoyed at having to use certain services to listen to their favourite artists.

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So what does the future hold for streaming services? If things continue as they are music streaming will continue to get bigger and bigger and we will eventually see a shift away from music downloads and CDs all together. Music downloads are down 10% this year and the number is predicted to carry on falling with the rise of music streaming and there were only two CD’s platinum CD’s in 2014, Taylor Swift’s 1989 and the Frozen soundtrack. No other compact disk hit a million copies in 2014!

It will be interesting to see how popular Apple music becomes and whether their audience will be listeners moving across from other streaming services or users who are new to streaming. We also predict that as streaming grows more and more companies will jump on the bandwagon and there are already rumours that Facebook are looking to make their entrance into the music-streaming scene.

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Streaming gives artists the opportunity to share their music online with their fans and it also allows fans to access the music they want to listen to form anywhere in the world. The Internet is being used more and more as a medium to share with anyone, anywhere in the world and it is not only music that people are sharing! Companies like Shareagift allow users to share their money online and contribute towards anything from shared gifts to worthy causes and events from the other side of the world.

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15 Shocking Social Media Stats!

Today marks the sixth-annual official Social Media Day! Social media is now an integral part of many of our lives, did you know that 40% of mobile phone owners use a social networking site on their phone! That’s a staggering statistic! Especially when you consider that there are more people in the world that own a cell phone than a toothbrush! Take a look through our list of 15 shocking social media stats and find out just how big social media has gotten!

1 – The +1 button is hit at least 5 billion times per day!

2 – As of last year 189 million of Facebook’s users are mobile only!

3 – 71.2% of the US are on Facebook!

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4 – People are spending 1 out of every 7 online minutes on Facebook!

5 – 9,100 tweets go out every second!

6 – 243,055.5 photos are uploaded to Facebook every minute!

7 – There are 1 billion likes daily on Instagram!

8 – 44% of users on Twitter have never sent a Tweet!

9 – 100 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute!

10 – Approximately 20 million Twitter accounts are fake!

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11 – Thailand alone has 1.5 million Instagram users!

12 – 80% of the world’s leaders are on Twitter!

13 – YouTube receives over 1 billion unique visitors a month, approximately 1/7th of the world population!

14 – Every second 2 new members join LinkedIn!

15 – 210,000 years of music have been played on Facebook!

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Stats from Serach Engine Journal, Social Times, Instagram, Huffingtonpost and 60 Second Marketer.

Essentially we use social media to interact and share information with others, whether that is in the form of a status update, a photo or a video. At Shareagift we have taken this one step further and have created a platform where users can raise cash together for anything, from a shared wedding gift to a charitable cause that’s close to your heart.

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