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The Ultimate Holiday Guide: 65 Last-Minute, Lawyerly Gift Ideas

By Mark Wilson, Esq. | Last updated on

Did you know it's a week until Christmas? Yeah, we couldn't believe it either. And the problem is that we still have outstanding gifts to buy. Not "outstanding" as in "amazing," but as in, "we haven't bought them yet."

Perusing the FindLaw archives to get some gift ideas, we discovered that we've written a gift guide for basically every situation. If you're similarly stuck, and the clock is ticking, check out this Ultimate Holiday Guide to FindLaw's Holiday Gift Guides with -- count 'em -- 65 lawyerly gift ideas and tips!:

5 Gifts for Co-Workers. This list suggests categories of gifts for coworkers, like relaxation gifts, personal items, or things to eat. Your paralegal needs a spa weekend.

5 Gifts for the Lawyer in Your Life. You can never go wrong with the old classics, like "fancy lawyer pen" or "fancy lawyer briefcase."

5 Gifts for Your Legal Secretary. Your secretary works darn hard, so show your appreciation with something nice, like a gift basket (so hot right now) or some gift cards. Heck, maybe you could dig deep and give your secretary a raise, for crying out loud.

3 Considerations for Co-Worker Gifts. What should you take into account when getting a gift for a co-worker? Who the worker is, and then what the price should be. Closer co-workers? Spend more money.

5 Last-Minute Gift Ideas, Depending on the Person. The clock is ticking. What do you get for your mentor? Or your paralegal? Or your boss?

5 People Every Attorney Should Give a Present To. Say "thanks" with a token for the process server and your IT guy. There's a lot of non-lawyers in the legal world who make our lives a whole lot easier.

7 Not-So-Bad Gift Ideas from the SkyMall Catalog. There's more in there than refrigerators for cats and a replica of Tom Landry's hat. Some of them are even useful!

5 Top Holiday Gifts for Lawyers. From a longer list compiled by the ABA, suggestions include a portable scanner and caffeinated marshmallows.

5 Practical Gifts for a Tech-Savvy Lawyer's Office. If the lawyer in your life doesn't have a wireless multifunction printer, you should put one under the tree. Technology is cheap these days; there's no reason not to encourage backups with a portable hard drive.

10 Useful Apps for Lawyers. Splurge on yourself or give as a gift to someone else. We could all use a little Evernote Premium or an app to keep track of potential jurors (that folder full of Post-Its is so Web 1.0).

10 Worst Lawyerly Secret Santa Gifts. If none of these gift guides inspires you, then you can at least get some idea of what not to do. No, "lunch with you" is not an option, unless you want to look cheap.

Any more last-minute gift ideas to share? Let us know via Twitter (@FindLawLP) or Facebook (FindLaw for Legal Professionals).

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