We are less than two weeks out to the big day, and it is very easy to get in a tailspin with all the presents you have to get.
Especially if you have one millennial in your house, you will recognise them from their jaded demeanor and an inability to keep their concentration for more than five minutes without looking at their phone.
Do not approach the millennial, you might spook it, they hate questions so don’t ask them anything, if you do this you are in for sarcasm and derision. Their online persona is much more valuable to them than their actual life so just let them get back to posting inspirational quotes on instagram or whatever they were doing.
Instead take a look at this list we have compiled to help you get the right gift for your beloved gen-Y-er.
This present isn’t going to set anyone's life on fire but this small little item is a godsend in day to day life. Whether you want to use your TV as a work screen or just quickly throw up a video from another device, the chromecast is the easiest and most cost effective method of freeing up the movement of content to your TV.
The Chromecast is currently available in Harvey Norman from €39.
Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless Headphones
Wireless headphones is the name of the game when it comes to enjoying your own music. Whether your millennial wants to cook, shave, do the housework, or just chill out in the dark and watch planet earth, make it easier for them to drown out the sound of you and everything else.
Skullcandy have stepped up the build quality and the tech with these headphones and they are very sleek in the black design.
Hesh 2 Wireless are available from Harvey Norman from €54.90
Sony Xperia XZ
Why not get your screen addicted loved one a new black mirror to stare at with the new Sony Xperia XZ. This phone has a beautiful display, clean crisp resolution, stunning body and packs a powerful punch when it comes to specs. If they have their head buried in a phone, may as well make it a nice phone.
The Xperia XZ is available from Carphone Warehouse from €45/month with €49 up front or €629.99 prepay.
Philips Sound System With Turntable
Two weeks ago was the first time ever that vinyl outsold digital downloads. Vinyl is just going from strength to strength as people seem to be choosing to have a physical attachment to the music they love. Plus there is also the case of superior sound from vinyl.
So why not get your hipster wannabe a sound system capable of playing vinyl this Christmas and help them to start to build a collection. Vinyl doesn’t tend to depreciate so who knows, if their urban freestyle graphic design career hits the skids they can always sell some of their records for some cash in a pinch.
The Philips Sound System With Turntable is available at Harvey Norman from €147.
Sonos Play 1
If your millennial doesn’t care for hipsters or physical attachments then why not get them this Sonos wireless bluetooth speaker. It can be tethered to other Sonos speakers, should they buy more in the future and it is a powerful unit when it comes to sound.
Then the millennial in your life can blast out that "new music" that all sounds like it was made with some leftover house beats and a man playing a wooden Xylophone.
The Sonos Play 1 is available at Harvey Norman from €199.
Parrot 2 FPV Drone
Drones are becoming more and more popular, a few things have to be noted about droning though.
- You should get a smaller drone before you fly a big drone
- You should know the laws of droning before flying one
- Drones are expensive and break so buy cheap first then work your way up.
So why not get the drone enthusiast in your life one of these Parrot 2 FPV drones, It records 1080p and is a great starting point when it comes to getting into the world of droning.
The Parrot 2 FPV Drone is available from Harvey Norman for €599