It’s not always easy to find thoughtful gifts for lawyers. Whether you’re looking for gifts to congratulate new lawyers or seeking a professional gift for an attorney in your life, it’s important to pick something that suits the recipient.
Our top pick for a funny gift for lawyers is the Because Clients wine glass. It’s a great tongue-in-cheek present for any lawyer with a sense of humor. For a more classy gift, we recommend the Anchor Bookmarks as an offering to the intellectuals in your life.
Ultimate List of the Best Gifts for Lawyers
Because Clients Wine Glass
This funny gift is a 15-ounce stemless wine glass with “Because Clients” written on it. It’s designed as a gift for hairdressers, insurance agents, realtors, and lawyers – so grab one for all of your friends who have to deal with exhausting clients by day.
- 15 ounce wine glass can hold a lot of liquid
- Funny gift for the lawyer in your life
2-Piece Anchor Bookmarks from Zonon
These anchor bookmarks are available in four gorgeous colors and made from a zinc alloy. They can be used to hold your place while you read, and the design is appropriate even for thin magazine and textbook pages. These make great gifts for lawyers who always have their nose deep in the next novel!
- Four colors and a shimmering, durable construction
- Marks your place and holds the book flat while reading
- Suitable for most books, including the thin pages of textbooks or magazines
Men’s Hipster Legal Scales of Justice Lawyer Socks
These socks make a perfect gift for an attorney when you’re looking for the right apparel. You can choose from two different color designs that showcase patterns of the scales of justice. The comfortable cotton-nylon blend stretches and softly protects the foot.
- Comfortable, soft, stretchy cotton-nylon blend
- Available in 2 color combinations
- Great clothing choice for lawyers
For the lawyer who is always dressed to impress.
Freshly Signed Divorce Papers Candle
Although typically a gift for the newly divorced, this is a very hilarious gift that a lawyer would appreciate – it will amuse plenty of divorce or family attorneys.
- Perfect humorous gift for divorce attorneys
- 40-50 hours of burn time
An especially hilarious gift for family or divorce lawyers.
Eucalyptus Spearmint Candle from Bath & Body Works
For a more professional candle gift, you can get this aromatherapy candle from Bath & Body Works. The large wax base has three wicks to allow for longer burning, and the pleasant scents help with stress relief. Each candle burns anywhere from 25 to 45 hours.
- Three-wick aromatherapy candle for stress relief
- 25 to 45 hours of burning
- Wicks don’t burn out
Give the gift of relaxation with this Bath and Body Works aromatherapy eucalyptus spearmint candle.
World’s Okayest Lawyer Mug
This funny ceramic mug is available in 11 ounce and 15 ounce sizes. It’s safe for use in an office microwave or your dishwasher, making it a great gift for lawyers who love their morning cup of coffee. Both sides are printed.
- Ceramic mug is durable and can be bought in 11 or 15 ounces
- Safe for use in microwave and dishwasher
- Funny message printed on both sides
ECOSUSI Women’s Professional Briefcase
If you’re looking for attorney gifts for her, this briefcase is a gorgeous and professional gift. Designed for professional women on the go, it has room for a laptop, folders, and other important utensils. The stylish bow is even detachable for those who perhaps find it too feminine for the courtroom.
- Stylish leather briefcase made from synthetic leather
- Holds 15.6-inch laptops
- Includes top handle and an adjustable shoulder strap for maximum versatility
This gorgeous leather laptop bag is super functional, fitting laptops up to 15.6 inches.
Jack&Chris Men’s Genuine Leather Briefcase
If you’re looking for attorney gifts for him, this is another beautiful briefcase built for the everyday professional. Constructed from genuine leather and available in three colors, this briefcase can hold a laptop and all the accessories that go in your wallet.
- Genuine leather bag with shoulder strap and top handle
- Multiple pockets for maximum storage and organization, including a laptop pocket
- Available in three classy colors
For a more masculine take on the messenger bag, you could consider this all leather Jack & Chris briefcase that fits laptops up to 15.6 inches.
Vintage Style Metal Libra Jewelry Display Tray
This vintage set of scales is meant to hold jewelry, but it makes a stylish addition to any lawyer’s desk. The design is built to complement any office or home decor, and you have your choice of three colors.
- Vintage scales available in three colors
- Functions as jewelry tray or organizer
- Compact and elegant design
A Truly Amazing Lawyer Gift Necklace
This beautiful necklace is a great choice when looking for gifts for female attorneys. The box’s inscription is written for those who need to give their lawyer a parting gift as a thank-you. Made from rose gold vermeil and sterling silver, each necklace comes packaged in a gift box.
- Beautiful necklace made from sterling silver and rose gold vermeil
- Hand crafted
- Shipped inside a gift box with an included card
This is a handmade necklace made with your choice of 925 sterling silver, rose gold vermeil, or 18k gold vermeil.
Personalized Leather Portfolio for Attorneys from VitalSignsNW
If you’re looking for gifts for a law school graduate, this is a great place to start. The personalized leather portfolio can be engraved with the recipient’s name, firm, and either Lady Justice or the Scales of Justice.
- Personalized synthetic leather portfolio with the lawyer’s name and firm
- Water resistant texture and properties similar to genuine leather
- Great for recent graduates and those accepting new job offers
Custom Engraved and Personalized Crystal Gavel
It’s hard to find ideal gifts for an attorney’s office, but this crystal gavel is hard to pass up. Custom engraved with the attorney’s name and your choice of personal message, it makes a good option for retiring lawyers and general law firms.
- Includes lawyer’s name and a personalized message
- Beautiful crystal design can match any interior decoration
- Hand-etched craftsmanship with a one-day turnaround
Customization is key with this engraved crystal gavel - this makes an especially memorable gift for retiring attorneys.
I’m Billing You For This Conversation T-Shirt
For people who want a more casual and relaxed gift, this funny lawyer t-shirt is a great choice. It’s designed for attorneys, judges, and law students alike. Each shirt is made from 100 percent cotton and pre-shrunk.
- Funny shirt for law students and attorneys
- Thick, comfortable cotton fabric that’s durable and warm
- Folded specially to avoid creasing in the middle
This funny shirt will become a staple in your lawyer's wardrobe.
Related: 27 Gifts for Law Students
Design Toscano Themis Blind Lady of Justice Statue
Some of the best gifts for an attorney’s office are those that can add decor without taking up too much space. This 13-inch statue has a compact base and can stand on any desk or shelf. It’s made from a combination of genuine marble and durable resin.
- Great decoration for an attorney’s office
- Made from beautiful white marble and strong resin
- Compact base doesn’t take up too much desk space
This Lady Justice statue makes an awesome decoration for a lawyer's office.
Is You a Lawyer Candle
This candle is an amazing choice for any attorneys in your life who enjoy internet memes. It’s often chosen as a gift by the siblings and friends of recent law school graduates. What better way to congratulate someone for passing the bar than with a funny joke?
- Funny candle referencing internet memes
- Soy wax is soot-free and non-toxic
- Burns up to 50 percent longer than candles made of paraffin wax
Related: 15 Gifts for Passing the Bar
TimelessTreasuresUSA Engraved Decanter Set
This decanter set makes a classy gift for any attorney who enjoys good whiskey and bourbon. The custom whiskey set can be personalized with whatever name you want, and each decanter holds up to 26 ounces. This makes a great gifts for lawyer offices or for home.
- Personalized decanter and engraved rocks glasses
- High-quality glass is dishwasher safe
- Great gift for whiskey lovers
This decanter set makes another great retirement gift or gift for a special occasion for the lawyer.
You Just Took a Bar Exam Lawyer Gift Box
This comedic care package has everything you need to gift the law student who’s stressed out in your life and has just finished their bar exam. It comes with a comic book, comic print, and three waterproof lawyer stickers.
- Bar exam care package with comedic contents
- Comic book, stickers, and wall print
- Free US shipping
This is an amazing gift for a law student or for someone who just passed their Bar exam!
Huanuo Wood Grain Lap Desk
If there’s a lawyer in your life who’s constantly working on the go, this lap desk is a lifesaver. It’s a portable desk that’s organized enough to hold a laptop, smartphone, tablet, and pen. There’s even a built-in mouse pad and wrist pad.
- Portable lap desk with wrist pad and mouse pad
- Can hold tablet, phone, and laptop
- Comfortably fits laptops up to 17 inches
This wood grain desk comes with a built in mouse pad, a wrist pad for Notebook, Mac, or Tablet. Includes a pen and phone holder to storage all your necessities!
HopeCustomCreations Lawyer Hanger
This sweet gift makes a great present for new lawyers and recent law school graduates. The wood is sturdy, while the 12-gauge wire is durable enough to hold the law suit. You can also personalize the hanger with the attorney’s last name.
- Made for “the law suit” of a new lawyer
- Sturdy wood and wire construction
- Can be personalized with the lawyer’s last name
This law suit hanger is a fantastic gift for a new lawyer to hang their suits.
I’m a Lawyer Shirt
This simple unisex t-shirt is a great idea if you’re looking for casual gifts for female lawyers and law students. The design is available in sizes from S to 3XL, and the soft fit is made from cotton.
- 100 percent cotton construction
- Unisex sizes from S to 3XL
- Cute shirt for animal loving attorneys
OrnamentsbyElves Personalized Lawyer Ornament
In the spirit of the holidays, this personalized lawyer ornament is ideal for those seeking Christmas gifts for new lawyers. Each ornament is hand painted and crafted from a combination of glass and resin.
- Hand painted Christmas ornament
- Personalized with the year, name, and a message
- Ideal to commemorate new lawyers passing the bar
This cute Christmas ornament is a fun gift for the new lawyer over the holidays. You can personalize with their name and date.
Steven Harris Men’s Lawyer Scales of Justice Necktie
When it comes to apparel, it’s hard to go wrong with a necktie. The scales of justice pattern on this tie is ideal for a professional lawyer gift.
- Made from 100 percent polyester microfiber
- Traditional scales of justice pattern
This scales of justice tie makes for a great addition to his closet.
Notorious RBG Wall Art Print
The Notorious RBG print makes a great office addition for any lawyer inspired by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy. This 8 x 10 vintage print comes ready to frame and can commemorate a variety of holidays.
- Artwork honoring RBG’s legacy
- 8 x 10 print arrives ready to frame
- Makes great office or home decor
Poster Soul Lawyer Office Lady Justice Print
This series of prints makes another excellent piece of wall art for an attorney’s office. The bright watercolors are much more eye-catching than many vintage designs. Each poster arrives in a protective plastic sleeve, ready to be framed. This is a gift for lawyers that they will enjoy every day in the office!
- Bright and artistic watercolor prints
- Borderless prints come ready to frame
- Protective sleeve preserves print quality in transit
Lawyer’s Prayer Wall Hanging by Sir Thomas More
This beautiful gift includes the Lawyer’s Prayer written with real gold foil printing. Every print is handmade with metals fused to the background. The poster comes ready to frame and hang up in the office.
- Genuine hand-crafted gold foiled letters
- Beautiful rendition of the Lawyer’s Prayer
- Ready-to-frame gift for attorneys and law students
You’ve Been Served Lawyer Gift
This cheeky gift makes a great gift choice for lawyers who enjoy cooking. Each cutting board is engraved with the recipient’s name. The bamboo construction is durable, and you have your pick of two sizes.
- Engraved with the recipient’s name
- Available in 12 x 9 and 15 x 11 inch sizes
- Perfect for attorneys who enjoy spending time in the kitchen
The new lawyer will LOVE this cutting board's humor. Personalize it with the new lawyer's name and they can get a laugh every time they entertain.
Personalized Cap & Books Ornament
Here’s another great option when you’re looking for Christmas gifts for lawyers. This customized Christmas tree ornament can be personalized with a name, year, and short message. Every personal message is hand-written with a permanent marker.
- Four lines of personalization
- Handwritten personalization using permanent marker
- Great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer
This is a budget-friendly, personalized Christmas gift that is sure to make a great addition to the Christmas tree!
Justice Scale Charm Necklace
This beautiful necklace makes a good gift for law school graduates and practicing attorneys alike. The charms can be personalized, and you can also choose a keychain or charm bracelet.
- Available as necklace, key chain, or bracelet
- Hand-stamped charm can be personalized
- Sturdy stainless steel construction
This personalized charm jewelry can be ordered as a necklace, keychain, and/or bracelet.
Scales of Justice Cufflinks
These customized cufflinks are made from stainless steel and rose gold. One side has the scales of justice, while the other has the personalized initials of the recipient.
- Personalized cufflinks have initials and the date
- Made from rose gold and stainless steel
- Ideal for law school graduates
Personalized Collar Stays with Scales of Justice from georgiedesigns
As you can tell, we love scales of justice gifts! Another accessory from georgiedesigns, this piece makes a great complementary option to the previous cufflinks. Both stainless steel stays come engraved with the recipient’s initials. Every purchase comes in a gift box.
- Set of two collar stays
- Personalized with the recipient’s initials
- Come in a gift box
Another great addition to a lawyer's wardrobe - personalized monogrammed collar stays!
Lawyer Gifting Guide
The right gift will depend on you, the lawyer, and the relationship the two of you have. These are a few things to keep in mind when picking out the best gifts for lawyers:
Professional vs. Funny Lawyer Gifts
Some gifts for lawyers are funny, tongue-in-cheek designs. Others are more professional and austere. The right gift really just depends on the lawyer’s personality and the level of friendliness you share.
When you’re choosing a humorous gift for lawyers, it’s best to look for something the person will actually use. Are they prone to wearing silly t-shirts, or do they have a more cemented fashion sense? Do they drink enough coffee to use a novelty mug? Do they drink enough wine to justify a wine glass?
With professional gifts, the same principle applies. Many professional gifts include apparel or decorations for the attorney’s office. Do your choices match the lawyer’s style? Will your gift make a meaningful difference to their space, wardrobe, or general life?
This personalized charm jewelry can be ordered as a necklace, keychain, and/or bracelet.
Level of Formality
The level of formality makes a big difference when choosing a gift. There are tons of reasons that you might want to get a lawyer a gift. Your relationship to them could be anything. For example, they could be:
- Your personal attorney
- Your boss
- A coworker
- A friend
- A parent
- A sibling
- A son, daughter, niece, or nephew
- A significant other
As you can imagine, you’ll be looking for different gifts for a significant other than you would seek for your boss.
Even within these categories, there might be different levels of formality. For example, you might become rather close with a divorce attorney who’s been helping with the toughest parts of your separation. At the same time, you may only have a courteous relationship with a lawyer who’s done basic contract work for you.
The level of formality gives you a place to start. How casual can the gift be? How professional should it be? Is it appropriate to choose a heartfelt piece? Is this a parting gift after you’ve finished using a lawyer’s services, or is it a gift to someone with whom you have an ongoing relationship?
You’ll want to determine your budget before you begin narrowing down your choices for the best gifts for lawyers. For graduation gifts, you’re usually not expected to spend too much. You can get even more casual with gifts you’re buying for longtime friends.
For the lawyer who is always dressed to impress.
With people you’re very close to, though, you may end up spending a little more. A genuine leather or synthetic leather briefcase for your spouse can be a little pricey, but it’s a practical and beautiful gift that will last for years.
You can still get poignant, evocative gifts for the lawyers in your life if you’re on a budget. For example, we’re fond of these bookmarks that hold a page flat and prevent crinkling as you read.
If you do have a little more room in your budget, personalized gifts are always a nice touch. They include the recipient’s name and initials, sometimes along with a customized message of your choice.
Other Ways to Say Thank You
Gifts aren’t the only way to thank a lawyer. If you want to let your attorney know that you appreciate their time, you can try these simple acts of kindness.
Bring food to the office
Bringing food to the office is a good choice if you already know what your lawyer likes to eat. Maybe you’ve had lunch together or discussed your favorite things to cook. A meal shows them both that you care and that you understand how hard they’re working.
Of course, it’s important to make sure no one in the office has food allergies or intolerances before you do so.
Give a glowing online review.
These days, many lawyers depend on online referrals and reviews. If you’re happy with the work that your attorney has done, there are trusted websites where you can review their services.
The best reviews highlight your lawyer’s strengths and the things you’ve found most impressive about their practice.
Send a handwritten thank you note.
A lot of today’s correspondence is done over email. Even printed letters tend to be typed. You can send a handwritten letter thanking your attorney as a personal touch.
Gifts for Lawyers FAQ
Are Lawyer Gifts Necessary?
You aren’t required to get a gift for your lawyer. You don’t have to have any relationship beyond your professional contract, if you don’t want one. People who get gifts for their lawyers generally do so because of a genuine sense of gratitude. It’s not an obligation you need to fulfill.
What’s the best Christmas gifts for lawyers?
We love personalized ornaments and monogrammed gifts for the holiday season. These show an attention to detail as well as the thoughtfulness that you took the time to craft the perfect holiday gift for the lawyer.
What’s the best gift for passing the Bar?
We love practical gifts for passing the Bar as a way to help the newly minted lawyer to get their footing in their career. Gift cards for services like Amazon and Starbucks are always a crowd pleaser for new JDs. See me in our list of Gifts for Passing the Bar.
The best gifts for lawyers are thoughtful, sincere, and appropriate for your relationship. Some attorneys might have a professional demeanor that invites classy gifts. Meanwhile, others may enjoy funny gifts, even in a professional context. The closer you are, the more lighthearted your gift will usually be.
There are a ton of gift ideas for lawyers that we love. We’re a huge fan of the Because Clients wine glasses, if you want to amuse the attorney in your life. For intellectuals, we love the Anchor Bookmarks. And the Legal Scales of Justice dress socks are a great choice if you want to give your lawyer an affordable clothing option.