Lawyers can be tough to shop for. They’re smart, they know what they want, and they’re usually able to afford buying the stuff on their own wishlist… so what do you get for the person who has everything? If your favorite lawyer has you stumped and even worse, you now find yourself shopping at the last minute, don’t worry!
We’ve compiled a list of the best of the best gifts you can get the lawyer in your life. The best part? These gifts are do-able whether you’re shopping a month out or day of!
The short answer: yes! Particularly when you need a good gift and are short on time.
The long answer: Gift cards might not seem like something that would be high on our loved ones’ wish lists: when we think of gifts, we think of them tearing into bright wrapping paper and opening a box of something awesome!
But a survey by the National Retail Foundation (NRF) actually found that 54% of adults say that gift cards are at the top of their list. In fact, total gift card spending is expected to jump to $29.3 billion this year.
Not to mention that the gift cards on this list can get your favorite lawyers like:
Lawyers have to be up-to-date on the latest news and technology – so why settle for an old school gift card? Ditch the plastic, and give a GiftYa!
In just a couple of clicks, you’ll have an awesome gift on its way. Choose from thousands of local and national brands. Then, you can customize your gift with a photo or short video clip – do you have a ‘fit check from their last shopping spree, or maybe of them in action in a courtroom? Round out your present with a personalized message, then send it off to be delivered immediately or schedule it for any date and time you choose.
But GiftYa isn’t just easy to send, it’s easy to use, too. Your favorite lawyer can redeem their gift right from their phone like a traditional e-gift code, or they can link it to a card they carry with them everyday anyway. When they make a purchase at the qualifying brand, their gift balance will automatically be applied until it is used up. And if they don’t love the gift you send them (not likely!) they can re-gift or exchange their balance for another brand in just a few clicks.
Not sure where to start? Here are a few of our favorite options in the catalog for lawyers to get you started.
Part of being a lawyer is knowing how to present yourself. When you’re in court, looking and acting professionally is an essential part of the job. It conveys confidence and authority, and it shows respect for the court.
“Looking professional" can mean a lot of things – from making sure their hair is done neatly to ironing out any wrinkles in their pants to (yes, really) bringing office supplies that look as crisp and professional as they are themselves.
Staples has everything they need to keep their notes organized, like:
GiftYa Recommends: Complete the gift with a couple of these office essentials. If you know they love a specific brand of ballpoint pen or only use solid silver binder clips, help them stock up + text them a gift card to boot!
Office Depot/Office Max is another great place for your lawyer to stock up on their essentials, whether they’re working from their home office or the firm HQ. Whether they need a more ergonomic chair so their back doesn’t hurt after a long day at their desk or some fun tech accessories for when they’re gaming after work, they’ll find it at Office Depot/Office Max.
But our favorite part of supporting Office Depot/Office Max is that it’s a gift that gives back.
With a variety of generous community investment programs – like providing backpacks and school supplies to students in need, donating profits to Feed America’s hunger relief program, providing mentorship opportunities, and donating their time in communities across the country. Now that’s a gift you can feel good about giving!
Most people have some idea that being a lawyer is stressful, but do you know exactly how stressful? Starting in law school – particularly the first year – students experience levels of stress that continue to affect their mental health for years to come, with a majority of students reporting increased anxiety (77%), disrupted sleep (71%), and depression (51%).
With notoriously long hours, tight deadlines, and high pressure, the profession can wreak havoc on intelligent humans who are already prone to overthinking. According to the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, practicing lawyers experience higher than average stress as well, with 28% suffering from depression and 19% reporting severe anxiety.
But it’s not all doom and gloom – being a lawyer can be exceptionally rewarding, they just need to make time to destress and pay attention to their mental health. The “World’s Happiest App” Calm is the World’s #1 Mental Health Brand for a reason:
Lawyers can love a good bargain, too! With homegoods, personal fragrance, shoes, and clothing, it’s the perfect one-stop shop for their needs. They can pick up a new Keurig or some new professional wear, making this a thoughtful and versatile gift!
Lawyers do a lot of reading and writing, but most of it’s for work. Get them a gift card to Barnes & Noble so that they can dive back into reading for pleasure! Reading is also good for their mental health, providing benefits like stress reduction and healthy escapism.
GiftYa Recommends: If you’re planning to buy a gift with a higher price point, consider a Nook eReader they can tuck into their briefcase!
After a long day, your lawyer probably doesn’t always want to deal with going out to eat. Give them a gift of a delicious high-end meal complete with steaks, wine, and sides from the comfort at home when you send them an Omaha Steaks gift card!ff
Bath & Body Works brings a lot to the table – from 3-wick candles to room sprays to personal fragrance. They can relax and unwind with the aromatherapy collection, including lavender vanilla body wash for better sleep or eucalyptus spearmint ultimate hydration lotion for stress relief.
When you think home fragrance, you probably think Yankee Candle. Their jar candles have been popular since the company’s launch, but the brand has expanded to offer wood wick candles, room sprays, plugins, and more!
Pretty much anyone appreciates an Amazon gift card, and that includes lawyers! With convenient 2-day or even same-day Prime shipping, it’s perfect for last minute emergencies – like when the strap on their shoulder bag breaks and they need a replacement ASAP.
Not feeling the digital options? You can always customize a physical Visa gift card for your favorite lawyer with Gift Card Granny’s build a card feature, too. Select from expert-created designs or upload a photo for your own custom creation.
Add a personal message, and a physical card is on its way. Most custom gift cards print out the same day and ship out the next, so your lawyer will have it in no time. And if you want to add an even more personal touch, add less than $2 to the tab and Granny will write out your message by hand in a custom greeting card.
We hope you found something here that’s perfect for them. If you’re still searching, be sure to check out the full GiftYa catalog for more ideas!