Fun + Lifestyle

Gifts for the Lawyer in Your Life

  • Finding gifts for anyone can be challenging, but finding the right gift for a lawyer can be especially rough
  • Students often overlook self-care, making gifts such as a massage or a relaxation basket a great idea
  • For the working lawyer, professional gifts that are functional and add to a polished look—like a stylish briefcase or portfolio—are perfect

Finding gifts for the people in your life can be a challenge, especially when you have no idea where to start.

If you’re in the market for gifts for a lawyer or law student in your life, meet this challenge by making sure your gift is both practical and useful.

For Prelaw and Law School Students

Lsat or Bar Exam prep class: Although a class isn’t a typical gift, with these two exams being some of the most important in a law career, a study class can make the difference between passing and failing. The student in your life will be thankful for the thought and you can feel good about helping them succeed.

Self-care/study basket: Legal classes are difficult, whether it’s college or law school, and prelaw and law students are constantly bombarded with tests, reading, and a bunch of stressful homework assignments. A homemade or purchased basket stuffed with study snacks, cozy candles, and other relaxing things can help students relieve stress.

Coffee maker: With most people drinking at least one cup of coffee every day, it can end up being a very expensive habit. This is what makes coffee makers such as a Nespresso or a Keurig the perfect gift for anyone, but especially students.

A gift certificate for a massage: Another great gift for stressed out students is a massage. When people are busy, it’s easy for them to overlook their own care. In between the stress of taking tests and job searching, students getting the opportunity to take some time to enjoy a gift of relaxation is extremely important.

For the Working Lawyer

Briefcase/messenger bag: Most lawyers carry briefcases or messenger bags to work. To say these bags are important is an understatement: They must be able to hold case files and any other materials needed for work, including little extras like chargers. A snazzy briefcase or messenger bag is a great gift for anyone, no matter where they are in their career.

What’s the best gift you ever received that helped you with your work or work/life balance?

Leather portfolio: Just as with a briefcase or messenger bag, you can never go wrong with a nice leather portfolio. These can be used to organize files and to conveniently have all your work in one place.

Food box subscription: We all know that most lawyers have extremely busy work schedules and spend most of their waking hours in the office, hunched over a desk. So when they finally get away from the office, they aren’t always able to find the time to shop for groceries and cook a meal. By using meal kit subscriptions such as Hello Fresh or Blue Apron, legal types can easily cook clean, healthy meals without adding more stress to their hectic days.

Clothing subscription box: Clothing subscriptions such as Stitch Fix or Trunk Club help professional men and women avoid hours of shopping and trying on clothes, or sitting at the computer searching for the perfect pieces. These services are easy, affordable, and make life much more manageable.

Business card holder: Networking is essential to a lawyer’s progress and success. The gift of a sleek, cool-looking business card holder is one of those little things that people don’t even know they need, but will appreciate once they have it.