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Between the late nights, early mornings, and endless study sessions, law students are absolutely deserving of every gift, no matter how big or small.
We researched the best smart, stylish, and entertaining gift options for every budget. Our favorites include the reMarkable 2 Paper Tablet, perfect for taking notes, cozy UGG slippers for comfort in their step, and a personalized leather briefcase from Mark & Graham.
Here, the best gifts for law students.
reMarkable 2 Paper Tablet
There are probably copious notes your student has to take. Some people prefer pen to paper, while others keep it digital. reMarkable basically combines both of those worlds.
The eReader/ tablet makes it easy to take notes using the stylus and then stores them in the cloud. Handwritten notes can also easily be turned into text. This is a fun, high-tech way to keep important notes organized and it's even possible to take notes directly on a PDF.
Reviewers love the paper-like feel, saying it is beautiful to write and draw on. Students can lean on the tablet while writing without closing the app or messing up their notes, adding to the realistic feel. Compared to other tablets, this one is relatively affordable and definitely worth the price for busy students to keep all of their notes and materials in one place.
UGG Ansley Slippers
A good robe or slippers probably won't be appreciated by most young people or undergrads, but a hardworking (and studying) law student will count their lucky stars for a snug pair of the Ugg Ansley's. The moccasin-style slippers are lined with wool (great for regulating temperature) and just feel like walking on clouds. The base has a sturdy, rubber sole providing great support and it's even suitable for a quick run to the mailbox or to get caffeine.
Mark & Graham Harvey Leather Briefcase
Carrying around loads of books, notes, and a laptop can be a serious juggling act. Instead of a backpack, gift them a stylish briefcase. The pebbled leather exterior is classic and sturdy enough to be a mainstay for years to come. The interior is fully lined and includes a 13-inch padded sleeve to safely protect a laptop or other electronics. The brass hardware adds even more style points, while still maintaining a timeless feel. Add a special touch by choosing to monogram the outside.
Society6 Notorious RBG Art Print
Only the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States, there’s a chance a law student has a love or general appreciation for Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She’s also a bit of a cultural icon. This “Notorious” poster features RBG with a gold crown on her head and is the perfect finishing touch for a gallery wall. Available in a variety of sizes, from 8 x 10 to 28 x 34 inches, every order is custom made.
Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker
There’s nothing like fresh-brewed coffee in the morning. And at noon. And at 9 p.m. And at 3 a.m. This french press has a 4-cup carafe size, meaning your overworked student can finish the pot while it’s still fresh and hot without having to dump out any coffee that’s gone cold. Both the glass carafe and the stainless steel frame are dishwasher safe, so cleaning this coffee maker is a breeze. And if your law student feels like switching up their steaming cup, it makes tea, too.
Best Choice Products Shiatsu Foot Massager
The stress of studying is enough to make anyone need weekly massages. That might not be too realistic for a student's schedule or budget, so this foot massager is the next best thing. And this is a pretty high-tech option. It has rolling and kneading functions which can easily be controlled via the touchscreen or the remote. The anti-slip bottom keeps the machine firmly in place and measuring 22 x 12 x 10 inches, the massager can be stored away in a closet or under the bed when not in use.
CartoonPortrait Lawyer Custom Portrait
A personalized gift will always have sentimental value for the recipient. And this custom portrait is no different. But this isn’t your typical portrait. It’s a portrait of your law student as a cartoon character. You’re sure to be the only person gifting them something so unique and fun. Just submit a photo and you’ll receive a digital file. From there, you can create a poster, add it to a t-shirt, or whatever you can think of.
Bokksu Classic Bokksu Seasons of Japan Box
Everyone loves a good snack and if your student loves trying something new or has a love of travel, then Bokksu is the answer. The perfectly wrapped box includes more than 20 Japanese snacks and even a few tea options. They range from sweet to savory and the included book details each snack's origins, flavor palate, and any possible allergens.
Uncommon Goods Democracy Coasters - Set of 4
Your law student is certainly no stranger to important American documents like the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. This four set of coasters features the words of the documents essential to democracy. Not only are the coasters great for a law student, but especially one who may have just moved into a new home or apartment.
Freshly Meal Delivery
Taking the time to head to the grocery store and prep meals can be time consuming for anyone, but especially for the busy professional. Take that burden off their plate with the delivery of chef-prepared meals to their doorstep. Each meal is portioned for a single person and takes just three minutes to heat and serve.
Etsy The Soon to Be Lawyer Hanger
The "Law Suit" hanger can be customized with their name for a personalized gift that's sure to make them feel special. Choose the hanger color (mahogany, white, and walnut) as well as the 12 gauge wire color. The center of the hanger includes a gold image of the scales of justice.
WaryaTshirts Law School Sweater
Libraries are cold, so why not gift your student with a sweatshirt. But a fun sweatshirt that will make them and others smile. Available in three colors, black, white, and charcoal gray, the slightly oversized crewneck style works for men and women and ranges from sizes S to XL.
LeafLife Premium Bamboo Thermos with Tea Infuser & Strainer
Coffee is probably king for many sleep deprived law students, but a great herbal tea deserves some love as well. LeafLife’s bamboo tumbler keeps drinks hot for 12 hours or cold 24 hours. The included infuser and strainer makes it easy to add loose leaf tea or even fruit to create a tasty beverage. The exterior is made of 100 percent bamboo and each tumbler has a unique grain, so no two are the same.
NEST Fragrances Bamboo Classic Candle
It can be easy for your student to get caught up in work, but a candle like Nest is sure to help them unwind at home. The brand is known for their luxe candles and this one is no different. With notes of bamboo, citrus, and white florals, your hardworking student will love striking a match to this wick and setting the vibe. Also, with a 50-60 hour burn time, this will last for quite some time.
Wampumtuk Lawyer Attorney Nutritional Facts Funny Coffee Mug
Whether they're sipping a cup of coffee or tea, they'll love this humorous gift. The 11 ounce ceramic mug includes the breakdown of the ingredients of a great lawyer, like 1000 percent hardworking and 110 percent caffeine. They'll think of you every time they take a sip from this lol-worthy mug.
Aura Carver Digital Photo Frame
This isn't your typical picture frame, but a special one for someone who may be so wrapped up in studying and needs a visual reminder of home and family. The 10.1-inch frame connects via wifi and Bluetooth to upload an array of pics. Using the Aura app, family and friends can upload and send photos directly to the picture frame. The high resolution is crisp-clear and there's even an auto feature that dims the display, which is great for bedtime.
Apexstone Wooden Gavel and Block
The current student and future judge will love this gavel set. It measures just over 10 inches and would look great as a desk accessory. If your student has aspirations to become a judge one day, this can be a fun bit of inspiration during those long study days.
Happily Date Night Subscription
For your favorite law student or even a law student couple, planning date night just got a bit easier with a Happily subscription. The couple just has to fill out a few questions and a box arrives with activities perfect for a unique date. There's also options for online experiences like making a charcuterie board or partner yoga.
Uncommon Goods World Traveler's Cork Globe
Your student may not have the time or funds to travel just yet, but this cork globe can provide tons of inspiration. It comes in small or large, 5.5 and 9.8 inches, respectively, and has five pushpins. Use the pins to mark off must-visit travel destinations or even attach photos and memos to the globe.
Weighted Idea Cooling Weighted Blanket
After working hard or finally having a weekend to relax, there's probably nothing better than snuggling up in bed, especially if it involves a weighted blanket. This option ranges from five to 30 pounds and comes in colors like blue or gray. The weight is distributed evenly and the blanket even has a cooling effect.
The Sill Monthly Subscription
A bouquet of flowers is a one-time gift, but how about a subscription to The Sill? Select a three or six month subscription for a small or medium plant and there's even a pet-friendly option. Once redeemed, the recipient can choose to enjoy the monthly deliveries or just buy a few plants for themselves to be delivered all at once.
Airbnb Experience Gift Card
If they're traveling or just want a fun virtual experience, an Airbnb gift card covers them. Designate an amount and send a digital gift card so the funds can be added to their account. Then they can use this for a relaxing getaway or even one of Airbnb's virtual experiences.
Redi-Tag Divider Sticky Notes
Sometimes the most useful, practical gifts can go overlooked. For the student who constantly jots things down, these tabbed sticky notes are extremely helpful. The variety of colors makes it easy to label specific subjects and the tab can also come in handy when labeling.
Bedsure 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase with Sleep Eye Mask
A bit of rest, relaxation, and self care should be on the list for everyone, but especially a tired law student. Gift this thoughtful set that includes a 100 percent mulberry silk pillowcase and eye mask. The material of the pillowcase is easy on the hair and the mask, which has an elastic strap, is snug but comfortable.
Seville Classics Laptop Desk Cart
Make their work from home life a bit easier and more comfortable with an adjustable laptop cart. The work station adjusts from 20 to 32 inches and the wheels make it easy to move from different locations around the house. The wheels lock in place when not in use and the desktop is large enough for a laptop and/or tablet.
Chic Geeks Emerald Faux Crocodile MacBook Case
Chic Geeks offers a stylish option to protect expensive laptops. The faux crocodile exterior consists of two pieces that snap on to cover the laptop's exterior, but still provide access to all ports. It's a practical and fashionable way to protect a laptop, especially for the person who's often on the go.
Skybound Superfight 500 Card Core Deck
Lawyers need to have great debate skills—and this game tests players’ arguing abilities to the max. Players combine cards to create outlandish characters with different powers and weaknesses. Then, they argue over whose character would win in a fight. Everyone votes and the person with the most votes takes the point (so the power of persuasion is key here). Who do you think will win in this fight: Chuck Norris wearing a tin foil hat who can control the weather or Willy Wonka who knows kung fu but is wearing beer goggles?
Uncommon Goods Collegiate Pouches
School pride can be displayed on a t-shirt or hoodie, but what about a functional pouch? This 100 percent cotton pouch measures 7 x 5 inches so it can fit school essentials, small electronics, or even act as the perfect travel accessory. Select from a range of school options and help your student show their collegiate pride.
Knockaround Custom Blue Light Blockers
Staring at a computer screen for hours upon hours can naturally put a strain on the eyes, and Knockaround's blue light blockers aim to ease that strain. But what's really great is they can be customized. Choose the color and pattern for the arms, front, and the lens. Here's a great way to create a fun, one of a kind style.
Etsy Custom Docking Station
It's easy for anyone to misplace all of the gadgets they have to keep track off, but a docking station is one possible solution. This one comes in a classic cherry, mahogany, or teak and has places to store a wallet, glasses, watch, and more. There's also a slot for a charger to power up a phone or tablet.
What to Look for in a Gift for a Law Student
Make sure that a gift you choose for your law student is smart—as in, it fills a purpose or can challenge them intellectually. Smart gifts might include tech accessories that will make life simpler, or challenges that will keep them on their toes mentally and keep their debate skills sharp.
Choose a gift that's stylish enough for the courtroom, boardroom, or office suite. Lawyers are often expected to look the part, and gifts or accessories that complete the ensemble will be much appreciated by a law student. Classic shapes and fine materials, like leather and marble, make the grade.
Even a hardworking lawyer-in-training needs to take a break for fun every so often and there is no shortage of gifts and games that are designed to make law students smile. Send your law student a fun five-minute mental diversion with a gift that is entertaining or humorous.
Why Trust The Spruce?
This roundup was written by Patrice J. Williams. She has contributed gift guides to The Spruce since 2020. In addition to her work for The Spruce, she writes commerce articles, including product suggestions and reviews, for other outlets as well as appearing on air for The Today Show, WEtv, and she was the Savvy Shopper reporter for WPIX in New York City. She extensively researched fun gifts and useful products law students can enjoy while working or relaxing.