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Millennials don't exactly get an easy time; most people hate us or just dismiss us as snowflakes who only have knowledge about wi-fi and avocado toast.

While we generally have more of a penchant for the internet seeing as we GREW UP WITH IT… this doesn't mean we're as lazy and vain as everyone says we are.

For example, we only have three selfie sticks and check our reflections between the hours of 9am and 11pm everyday, so what's the big deal about?

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We've all heard the lectures from our elderly relatives about how we drain the economy and refuse to get jobs, but people love to focus on the negatives rather than the positives.

Getting a millennial a Christmas gift can be a challenge, seeing as the chances of them being vegan, supporting paraben-free and cruelty-free produce and generally hipster and full of notions are sky high.

They'll also most likely blog the entire gift opening session, and post every aspect of it to social media, so it's gotta be impressive.

We've made a gift guide especially to help you out this festive season, y'all are welcome.

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1. Do What You Love neon sign

Buy: Urban Outfitters
Price: €59

2. Loqi reusable bags

Buy: Designist
Price: €12

3. Scratch map

Buy: Easons
Price: €19.99

4. The Gospel According to Blindboy

Buy: Designist
Price: €13

5. Showerless shaving gel

Buy: Amazon
Price: €8.85, excl. shipping

6. Photo journal

Buy: Photobox
Price: €14.95 (40 pages)

7. Gratitude journal by Karen McDermott

This gorgeous journal has 52 empowering quotes; one for each week of the year. Positive vibez all round, gals.

Buy: Book Depository
Price: €9.24

8. Tarot card tapestry

Buy: Urban Outfitters
Price: €39.99

9. Fujifilm polaroid camera

Buy: Urban Outfitters
Price: €159

10. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 30ml

Buy: Beauty Bay
Price: €6.75

11. Luxury bathtub tray, for all your needs…

Buy: Amazon
Price: 44.23

12. What Do You Meme? party game

Buy: www.BoardGamer.ie
Price: €24.99

13. Umbrella that changes colour when wet 

Buy: Trouva
Price: 28.07

14. Lush 'goddess' bath bomb in purple

Buy: Lush
Price: €6.62

15. Avocado toast Christmas tree decoration

Buy: Urban Outfitters
Price: €10

16. Sivan health yoga mat set for beginners

Buy: Amazon
Price: €33.98

Namaste, ladies.

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There are plenty of problems going on in the world to focus on, but playing into the self-absorbed stereotype of a millennial, we've highlighted some of the most modern issues affecting young people today. 

While these are definitely giving us major "first world problem" vibes, they are still some of the more irritating day-to-day problems a millennial can have. 

1. Forgetting to take a pic of your food.

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What a disaster, you ordered the most photogenic, beautiful brunch imaginable and tucked into it straight away, forgetting to snap a picture for Snapchat and Instagram. 

There is no going back from this one, the only option is to order another portion….

2. The parental friend request

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At what age is it no longer embarrassing to be friends with your parents on Facebook? Or was it ever even embarrassing in the first place and was that just a teenage hang up?

Either way, there are photo albums from a few years ago that we will definitely be setting to private. 

3. What filter though?

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The struggle is real when it comes to choosing the ultimate Instagram picture.

It can make the difference between a blazing, like-worthy sunset or a "meh" snap of the skyline. Choose wisely. 

4. The dreaded forgetting of the smartphone.

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We all know one or two people who literally couldn't survive unless their iPhone was glued to their hand, and admittedly, those days where you forget your smart phone at home are pretty difficult.

Like what are you supposed to do at the bus stop if you can simultaneously listen to Spotify, swipe on Tinder and look up the bus times?

5. Cursing the housing crisis/ job market/ state of current affairs

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Millennials get a lot of slack for being self absorbed and unaware of what's going on in their communities and the wider world, but with social media being such a vital part of sharing information, millennials actually get super involved in causes they care about.

Be it engaging with the Repeal Project, marching for women's rights, donating to Apollo House or highlighting the rental crisis and day to day struggle to secure full time employment, millennials are not afraid to be vocal about issues in their lives. 

6. That friend that snapchats everything

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In a world where Snapchat can propel you to super stardom, some of our pals can get a little too snap happy.

Fair enough, take a few snaps of your outfit, your night out or your holidays, but chatting to the camera for extended periods and snapping the intimate moments of your life can just be too much. 

7. Accidently liking your ex's new girlfriend's picture from 48 weeks ago

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This is not a drill, being caught on a major creeping spree is never a good look.

One way to minimise the damage is to unlike the picture instantly and instead scroll back to the top and like the most recent picture.

Sure, they will still know you were on their page but you will definitely look like less of a stalker. 

8. That Tinder life

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Tinder is the technological equivalent of speed dating, and if you're single, it's highly likely that you delete and then re download the app at least once a month. 

The struggle of swiping left for hours to uncover one gem is seriously real. 

9. Running out of data

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You never realise how much you actually rely on those magical bars of data floating around in the air until you run out.

Then access to the bus times, listening to music, contacting your mates and looking up the necessary day-to-day stuff that needs Googling becomes a thing of the past.

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