The Best 2018 Gift Guide for Lawyers

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s on to the winter holidays! And you know what that means: it’s gift-buying time! Of course, when it comes to buying gifts for lawyers, that’s not always an easy proposition.

But, good news! If you’re a lawyer in search of ideas for your gift list or are in the market for gifts to buy for the lawyer in your life, then you’re in the right place. Here’s a great list of gift ideas for lawyers, one (or two!) of which are sure to please.

Tech gadgets

Looking for an affordable tablet for the lawyer in your life? Then the Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet might be just what you’re looking for. The 32 GB tablet costs just $124.99 if you choose the ad-free option (ie. without “special offers”), and you get a lot for your money. It’s especially useful if you’re already part of the Amazon ecosystem, since it easily integrates with your Amazon accounts. A few business apps to consider downloading onto it include before you wrap it include: 1) Foxit, a free PDF reader, 2) Fast Scanner, a free scanner app, and 3) the OfficeSuite app, which allows sharing of Microsoft documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and PDFs across devices.

If your lawyer owns a lot of gadgets, then the udoq multi-device charging station may be the perfect gift. A good option to consider is the udoq 400 Starter Kit. It’s great for charging devices from different brands, such as an iPhone and a Kindle tablet, since this it includes a combination of Apple connector cables and other types as well. Prices start at $100, and when you order it, you can customize your udoq charging station to meet your needs based on the types of devices that you own.

Are you giving a gift to a Mac devotee? If so, then consider the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock, which is a must-have device for lawyers who own one of the newer MacBook Pros that include a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port. It costs $289 and provides 13 ports that connect an assortment of different devices to the newer MacBook Pros.

Books

A great gift for lawyers who are struggling to understand their new millennial hires is “What Millennial Lawyers Want,” a recently published book written by Susan Smith Blakely. In it she explains what makes this generation tick and how managing law firm partners can change their outlook and embrace the many qualities that make this generation unique and valuable to law firms.

For lawyers interested in innovation in the legal space, “Legal Upheaval: A Guide to Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation in the Law,” would make a great gift. In this book, they’ll learn why the legal industry is in the middle of an unavoidable transformation, and why lawyers are so resistant to accepting this indisputable fact. It also provides ideas to help lawyers innovate in order to succeed in the new world order, and provides a framework for law firms to use in order to create a culture of creativity, collaboration, and innovation.

Finally, there’s the newly published Second Edition of “The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together,” co-authored by Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell. This book offers an in depth review of collaboration tools, including a discussion of security issues and recommendations designed to help lawyers choose the right communication tools for their law firm’s needs.

Lawyer-themed gifts

And last but not least, a few off-the-wall gifts for a laugh or two.

First, here’s the perfect mug for the lawyer in your life. What more could they want than to drink their much-needed morning java from a mug that aptly describes exactly what they do each day?

Next, help the lawyer in your life de-stress by coloring! And what could be better than a coloring book devoted to the much-loved and respected Notorious RBG?

Finally, the ideal doormat for criminal defense lawyers – or really any lawyer for that matter.

So now that you have plenty of ideas to choose from, what are you waiting for? Start shopping today and your gift shopping will be done before you know it!

 

 





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