We get it – it’s the holiday season and no one wants to read another blog about technology or the law. So this week we’re doing something different – we’re not only solving your tech challenges, but we are also solving your gifting challenges by picking the best presents for the lawyers, legal aides, clerks, and interns in your life. So sit back, relax, and grab your eggnog – this one’s on us.

Also, full disclosure: we aren’t paid to mention products – this is what we actually use.

Organize Your Life

As busy people ourselves, we understand how easy it is to lose something. Whether it’s forgetting your sunglasses (only to find them on the top of your head) or driving away with your coffee on the top of your car, we’ve been there, done that.  So some of us have invested in Tile, a tiny Bluetooth tracker and easy-to-use app that helps you find anything in seconds from your smartphone. Not interested in investing in a high-tech solution? This Magnasonic Wireless Key Finder will do the trick too. Or go old school – how about a classy tassel key chain to make your keys easier to grab?  Just don’t forget your briefcase at home.
 

Drink Up

Some would argue that coffee makes the world go round (sorry tea drinkers – we love you too). Some would argue it’s the more spirited variety. Either way, we know you love both.  For coffee, tea, and everything that needs to be kept hot our content manager swears by the Zojirushi Stainless Steel Vacuum Bottle Travel Mug to keep her drinks hot all day (and she drinks A LOT of coffee). If you want a more entertaining option, try Winc – superbly crafted wines delivered to their door, saving them a ton of time. Want to unwind harder? Try Caskers, which delivers great, curated spirits to your door. Plus, who doesn’t like coming home to a box of wine?

 

Treat Yo’ Self

Soft blankets. Fluffy slippers. We all have long, hard days at the office, and sometimes you need to decompress. It’s ok, we do it too. So why not buy the legal experts in your life a soft-as-the-cloud, new (white, not black) robe? Or maybe a nice candle? Perhaps they just need to wrap themselves in a blanket and watch reruns of Law and Order. Have a sweet tooth? Go with Chocolate Text, which gives you 32 pieces of chocolate to say whatever you want (we like ‘You’ve been served’). Whatever your legal pro needs to do to relax, give it to them. We won’t judge.
 

Books (because you don’t read enough already)

Although there’s a ton of books already out about the law, lawyers, the famous (and infamous), we thought we’d add some unusual selections to the list. How about an autographed biography by Supreme Court justices, like My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor or Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg? If you’re in the investigative mood, try Licensed to Lie which reads like a legal thriller, but it’s the true story of the strong-arm, illegal, and unethical tactics used by headline-grabbing federal prosecutors in their pursuit of power (names included).

 

We hope your holidays are filled with joy, love, and a little time off. But don’t worry - while you’re luxuriating we’ll be here keeping your files and data safe – because we use the latest technology to keep things running smoothly and efficiently. And while you’re at it, why don’t you let us help get your 2017 finances in order with our billing and bookkeeping capabilities. If you haven’t already, request your demo today.

 

Written by: Allyson Markey