This article was originally published in the ABA Journal Digital Edition on November 21, 2022.
It’s always a smart idea to begin the holiday shopping earlier than later. If you are searching for a great gift for the legal professional in your life, look no further! The ABA Journal presents our 2022 Gifts for Lawyers Guide.
Our gift guide gallery this year features a combination of travel, practical, personal, techie and fun gifts for your favorite person in the legal industry—and, yes, even yourself. It’s time to spread some cheer, laughter, joy and smiles this holiday season!
Insulated coffee tumbler cup
See you later, litigator: This mug is perfect for a cup of hot coffee on cold-morning commutes for any legal professional. The vacuum-sealed, double-wall thermal insulation keeps coffee hot and drinks cool for hours. It also comes with a removable clear lid with a sliding closure and sweat-free coating to prevent dripping.
For more info: Visit BevveeCo on Etsy.com.
A toast to democracy: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Civil Rights Act are all on display in this set of four marble coasters featuring famous documents of American democracy. You or the legal professional in your life can say cheers to life, liberty and the pursuit of your favorite beverage.
Price: $18 to $50
For more info: Visit UncommonGoods.com.
Sip at your convenience: The Ember mug and the travel mug do more than simply keep your drinks hot. You can set an exact drinking temperature and keep it there for up to three hours, so your beverages are never too hot or too cold.
Price: $129.99 to $199.95
For more info: Visit Ember.com.
Legal books and podcasts
Ready, set, listen—or read: If you love to listen to podcasts or delve into legal books, or think that your legal friend or co-worker would enjoy partaking in them during holiday down time, recommend some of the books recently featured on the ABA Journal’s The Modern Law Library podcasts. Check out 50 Lessons for Happy Lawyers by lawyers Nora Riva Bergman and Chelsy A. Castro, Suspect by Scott Turow, and Dinners With Ruth by Nina Totenberg of NPR.
For more info: Visit The Modern Law Library.
A gift of ABA membership
Become an ABA member: A membership to the American Bar Association can make a great present for the lawyer, judge, paralegal or law student in your life. Whether you are gifting to a recent graduate, a new associate in your firm or a seasoned practitioner, the ABA provides membership categories that meet the needs of lawyers and legal professionals at all career levels.
Price: $75 to $450
For more info: Visit AmericanBar.org.
Amtrak gift card
For the legal adventurer: What could be more practical than an Amtrak gift card for people who don’t want to face the stress of air travel right now? An Amtrak gift card for the budding legal adventurer can jump-start their trip or help that frequent traveler check destinations off their list.
Price: Choose an amount up to $500
For more info: Visit Amtrak.com.
Translucent pouch for toiletries
Carrying made easy: How often have you found yourself packing for a business trip at the last minute—and realized you have nothing to put your toiletries in upon your departure? With this versatile translucent pouch, traveling lawyers can keep small essentials organized and help ensure that you remember to pack everything you need.
Price: $59 to $69
For more info: Visit MarkandGraham.com.
Law school care package
Pack with care: If you want to send the best care packages to law school friends or family out of state for the holidays, now you can turn plain and boring shipping boxes into extraordinary gifts with these sticker kits. The vibrant designs are precut, and they require no glue, which can save time and effort.
For more info: Visit CarePackageSticker on Etsy.com.
Cubii Move elliptical
Working toward wellness: Logging long work hours may sometimes mean skimping out on workouts, but the lawyer, judge or law student in your life can still get moving with this under-the-desk elliptical machine, which can sync with smartphones to track distances pedaled, calories burned and more.
For more info: Visit Cubii.com.
Save time for transcriptions: If the legal person in your life dreads transcribing, buy them a gift subscription to an AI transcription service such as Otter to save time on tracking meetings, voice memos and case notes.
Price: $8.33 to $20 per user per month
For more info: Visit Otter.ai.
Sound selections: Not all headphones are created—or keep out outside noise and distractions—equally. But these Bose headphones may do the trick.
For more info: Visit Bose.com.