After three years of studying the intricacies of cases, laws, and procedures, law school graduates deserve a moment to breathe and celebrate with their loved ones.
For many newly minted juris doctors, however, the party will be short-lived as they hit the books to study for their upcoming bar exam.
Since the stress isn’t over yet, we curated a list of gifts that will help law school graduates celebrate, unwind, and prepare for their future as attorneys, whether in the courtroom or the boardroom.
Home Wet Bar: Upgrade the new graduate’s bar cart with a customized decanter featuring the scales of justice, name, and “attorney at law.” The set has two twist glasses including one line of customization, which could be used to add anything from the graduate’s name to where the person went to school. The only item that’s missing is the liquor. The decanter holds 23 ounces and will surely be filled up plenty of times as the lawyer uses this keepsake gift to celebrate the big wins throughout their career. SRP: $80
The Calmbox: Whether the graduate is studying for the bar exam or working overtime at the office, it’s important to find moments of calm throughout the day. The Calmbox is a subscription box that appeals to the senses and offers much-needed moments of respite to help keep the recipient calm and centered. Each box comes with six to eight handpicked items, such as candles, tea, herbal soap, and colorful artwork. The Calmbox can be given as a one-time-only gift or once-per-month until the sender chooses to cancel. SRP: $30
Speks: A quality desk toy to fidget with during phone calls or to squeeze during times of stress is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Speks, which makes therapist-approved desk toys for stress relief, launched a new line in March called BLOTS. The soft, silicone stress balls come in three ergonomic shapes. Splotch has six arms to grip between a person’s fingers. Splatter has more than 30 arms, perfect for the person who loves to twist and fidget. Slammer is weighted and perfect for those who want to give it a strong squeeze or smack onto the ground. SRP: $25
Huggaroo: One of the best gifts a person can get is a better night of sleep. Weighted blankets are all the rage right now, but with the summer temperatures just around the corner, finding the right cooling weighted blanket is key. Huggaroo makes a 15-pound soft weighted blanket that is made from bamboo-derived rayon that keeps it cool all night long. Weighted blankets may lower stress hormones, decrease anxiety, improve mood, and soothe aches, according to experts. SRP: $130
Erin Condren: The Neutral Productivity Writing Bundle is the perfect set to help any new lawyer get started and stay focused. The set includes a black softbound notebook, two notepads, and a gold gel pen perfect for scribbling notes during those long depositions. SRP: $46
Pottery Barn: The best legal minds have one thing in common: They’re great strategists. This giant Risk wall game is a supersize version of the original game, and is perfect for hanging on the wall of a new lawyer’s office. It’s a piece of art that might give the new attorney some inspiration, but also a functional game they can play with colleagues. The Risk wall game includes six Army portfolios, six Army sets, and a parts box with a card and dice tray. Mounting hardware is also provided. SRP: $999
Harry & David: After three rigorous years in law school, new graduates might just appreciate the simpler things in life to help them celebrate and live in the moment. Harry & David’s Sip Sip Hooray wine gift box comes in a celebratory crate with a 2017 Royal Crest red blend, cheese, crackers, dried fruit, and nuts. There’s also a removable chalkboard where you can write a special message to the new graduate. SRP: $60
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