It’s back for 2006...the original Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers. I still don’t make a dime from it, but I do get the satisfaction of knowing that I am helping lawyers, their family members and/or business partners find great gifts for Christmas. I’ve spent time all year gathering ideas, ripping pages from catalogs, and bookmarking websites, then whittling it down to the most unique, clever, and thoughtful gifts for even the hardest-to-please attorney. Enjoy!
Most of the Parrotheads I know are lawyers, and everyone of them would love to have the Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction™ Maker in their particular harbor. About $300 from Jimmy’s Margaritaville Cargo.
Denny Crane may not always have good taste, but he does know fine scotch, cigars, and outdoor furniture. This Christmas, lawyers from State Street to Main Street are clamoring for the all-weather Starck Bubble Club Chair to enjoy their favorite scotch and cigars al fresco. In five colors, about $550 from on-line retailers including ExitArt.com. Denny Crane!
miDock Portfolio from Polk Audio: I’ve been looking for a portable speaker system for my iPod Video, but either the system was too large, too expensive, or has poor sound. Until I found the miDock from Polk Audio. I’ve had Polk stereo speakers for years, so the quality should not have been a surprise. However, the low $100 price is a pleasant surprise. No iPod, you say? Then get one, they are NOT just for your teens anymore!
When I first saw the I-Tech Virtual Laser Keyboard I thought it was a visual practical joke. Not so. This $175 device connects to your computer to allow you to tap away on your (uncluttered) desktop without the traditional keyboard. Scores high on the geek meter, but expect a few glitches before getting back up to typing speed.
You’ve seen the motivational posters in the store, encouraging athletic feats or building corporate success, and now you can make your own poster–from your picture, using your motivational text. Parody the real ones, or make one with a family photo, there’s no limit to the fun. Various sizes up to 16x20 for $30 or less from BigHugeLabs.com.
Kensington Contour Roller Computer Bag: Bar none, the best bag on the market to ease the load for mobile lawyers everywhere. Balanced, roomy, and built for the long haul, this bag is well worth the $100 suggested price.
Not all notebook cases have to be black and masculine, thanks to the Susan G. Koman Caring Case Collection from Mobile Edge. The collection features totes, bags, and backpacks in a variety of sizes and colors. Ten percent of the purchase price goes to the foundation for which the collection is named.
Started by lawyers for lawyers, the Classic Billable Watch Company blends the function of a Seiko movement with the lifestyle of being a lawyer. A time piece as well as a conversation piece. From about $50. They also offer desk clocks; perfect for each of your associates!
iCarta Stereo Dock: Now you really can take your iPod everywhere with this combination iPod dock and bath tissue holder. It plays and charges your iPod while you are, well, um, otherwise occupied. OK, so maybe it’s not the best gift for a spouse, but how perfect for that law partner who has everything!
Many of the gift ideas from our 2005 guide still make great gifts this year too!