Whether you have a lawyer in the family or you are rewarding your corporate Of Counsel, it’s difficult to find the perfect holiday present for your attorney.Gag or genuine, here are five gift ideas to spoil that special someone.
1. Buy a watch
Some might say a lawyer is only as good as his timepiece. Attorneys have been recognized for their pinstriped power suits and flashy watches across the ages. So, this holiday, find one that suits him or her.
In addition to aesthetic, a watch is functional. Lawyers must bill to the 0.1 hour increment. A watch won’t explain away those 0.2 hours spent online shopping, but it will certainly help a person arrive to court on time.
And, check out watch gag gifts. Now you can find “billable hour” watches and clocks.
2. Buy a book
Outside the office, it’s nice to have a reason to relax by the fireplace. Look into some of this season’s newest lawyer novels. The best part about John Grisham and Michael Connelly for a realtime lawyer is sorting out the fact from fiction.
Or, look into an Amazon gift card toward an audio book purchase. Audio books are a great way to pass the time on a long commute to and from the office. Plus, there are a variety of legal resources available in audio and digital form for those late nights where staring at a computer screen for one more hour just seems impossible.
3. Buy a subscription to a streaming music station
Music is a muse for many professionals. Lawyers are no exception. Purchase a subscription to an online radio station, such as Spotify or Pandora.
Online radio stations have mobile apps as well, which means your lawyer can also benefit from continual streaming music at home, in the car, and on the run.
4. Make a custom lawyer survival kit
No gift can bring a lawyer home sooner or in time for dinner. But, for those unexpected late nights, prepare a survival kit, including quick precooked meals, like soup, a clean shirt, and maybe even a Soduku game.
Waiting for partner approval on a brief or for jurors to return from deliberation should be met with the proper tools.
5. Whatever the gift, make it personal
Just like items on this list of gifts, lawyers are often stereotyped. In any given year, lawyers receive gaudy gavels, joke timepieces, generic gift cards. Whatever the gift, make it personal, either through a heartfelt greeting card or hand delivery.
And, consider gifting an item unrelated to the profession of law. Golf clubs, basketballs, sewing needles, or champagne are great reminders of what they say about all work and no play…