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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Raising Money For The Victims Of The Nepal Earthquake

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This week we spoke to Gaurav and Lana about their campaign to raise money for the people of Nepal following the deadly earthquake that shattered the country in April, killing more than 9,000 people and injuring more than 23,000.

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1 – What gave you the idea to create a page and start collecting money for Nepal?

We were both extremely fortunate to meet the lovely and warm people of Nepal in November 2013 and were overwhelmed with concern and grief when we saw the country completely devastated from the quakes.

Being the people we are, we could not go on enjoying our rather comfortable Western living being fully aware that there are lovely people somewhere who have just lost everything which they need to have a meaningful existence. Hence we have made a conscious decision to forego wedding gifts, and instead use our wedding for raising funds for the victims of the recent deadly Nepal earthquakes.

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2 – Why did you choose Shareagift?

Two reasons – word of mouth and all the positive messages associated with the website from its user community. We really felt comfortable in Shareagift’s ability to make our friends and family feel secure about their donations, as well as the ease of making transactions. The deal clincher were the numerous success stories which we read about on the website itself.

3 – How helpful has this page been in collecting money together?

Well, we have really just begun socialising the website. Our wedding is in November so we hope people will donate generously once we get closer to the date.

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4 – How much of an impact will this money have on the Nepal quake victims?

We think given the monetary exchange rate and the relative higher appreciation of daily essentials in Nepal, this money will make a huge difference to people who are worried how they will put food on the table while trying to rebuild their lives and existence.

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

We think this is a great platform to raise money for charitable causes and will definitely look to leverage it again more frequently for them. Generally I think the world could do with a lot more karmic thought and action.

For more information and to help Gaurav and Lana raise money for the victims of the Nepal earthquake visit their page.

If you have a cause close to your heart that you would like to start raising money for, head on over to Shareagift and start your own campaign.

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Top 5 Most Expensive Weddings Ever!

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1. Prince Charles & Diana

Also called the ‘Wedding of the Century’, this royal wedding cost around $110 million, a number yet to be beaten. Watched by 750 million people worldwide, the wedding was broadcast in 74 countries. There were 27 wedding cakes in total for the 3500 guests who attended the ceremony. Several years later, this wedding still remains a sensation.

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2. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makotum & Princess Salama

This Arabian wedding cost about $100 million and the wedding was a celebration over a 7-day event. An amphitheatre was built specifically for this purpose to accommodate their 20,000 guests. Guests were flown in on 34 private jets and the couple awarded a bright red Mercedes to the main performer of the wedding!

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3. Vanisha Mittal & Amit Bhatia

She is the daughter of India’s richest man, Lakshmi Mittal. The wedding was estimated at $78 million and was held at the Palace of Versailles, France. Invitations to the guests were on a 20 page silver book that included plane tickets and rooms at a five-star Paris hotel. There were more than 200 different dishes on the menu for the 5-day festivities.

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4. Prince William & Kate Middleton

This royal wedding cost $34 million with the second most expensive dress worth $400,000, worn by the Duchess of Cambridge. Costs mounted with an $80,000 wedding cake and flowers worth $800,000. The Queen also hosted a luncheon for 600 people and 1900 guests were present at the wedding ceremony.

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5. Kim Kardarshian & Kanye West

The wedding cost $30 million and the celebrations lasted for an entire weekend in both France and Italy. Kim wore the most expensive wedding dress, a custom-made gown by Givenchy estimated at $2.1 million. Lana del Rey was paid $2.8 million to sing at their pre-wedding party and there were flowers worth $75,000.

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Be it a wedding in space or a simplistic wedding in your home, collect funds online and make your wedding a grand celebration. Set up a wedding fund on Shareagift to make your dream wedding come true.

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Top 5 Amazing Marriage Proposals

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Everyone seems to complain about how stressful planning a wedding can be but we know that getting the proposal right can be just as hard! This week we have searched high and low for some of the best and most outrageous marriage proposals from across the Internet. Take a look though our top 5 amazing ways people have proposed for some inspiration!

1 – Via The Local Paper

Steve English decided to propose to his girlfriend through the press and made a page, which he slotted into her edition of the Eastern Daily Press. When she got to the page he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.

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The article read “I love you with all my heart. We’ve been with each other for years and my love for you grows more each year. You are a beautiful and caring person and have always been there for me 100% through the bad times. My family adores you and I cannot imagine my life without you in it. Now we are expecting our first child I hope you will say yes and make me the happiest man alive.”

2 – Via Lip Dubbing

Issac Lamb, an actor from Portland, proposed to his girlfriend with the help of 60 friends and family who helped perform an elaborate lip dubbing dance routine whilst she watched out of the back of a moving car. Intrigued? Take a look at the video and see how it all worked.

3 – Via Optimus Prime

This proposal from China saw a man spend over £6000 building a replica of the transformers hero Optimus Prime to impress his girlfriend into marrying him. The replica took just over 10 months to build and was twice the height of a coach.

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4 – Via Film Trailer

Film fan Matt Still decided the best way to propose to his other half was on the big screen. He convinced his girlfriend to go to the cinema with a friend and then arranged for the cinema to play a fake trailer before the movie that had him asking her father for permission and then making his way to the cinema to find her. Check out the video for her amazing reaction.

5 – Via Graffiti

Jeff Gurwin decided to use a mural in New York’s East Village to propose to his girlfriend. With the help of a friend he turned the graffitied mural into an amazing marriage proposal and got down on one knee in front of it to pop the question. Take a look at the timelapse video he took whilst creating the artwork.

If you have recently got engaged and are saving up for a wedding Shareagift is the perfect platform to save for your wedding fund. On the other hand if you are thinking about getting married but are worried about the cost you can use Shareagift to fund anything from the wedding ring to the marriage ceremony. When it comes to weddings Shareagift has you covered, from the marriage gift list to the honeymoon fund we can help you raise cash for anything and everything!

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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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