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    23 practical, thoughtful gifts for law school graduates

    23 practical, thoughtful gifts for law school graduates

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    Law school graduates have spent years earning their JD. Get them a graduation gift that celebrates that success.

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    Earning a JD requires years of schooling and countless nights in the library, poring over books on topics like constitutional law and legal research. At the end of it all, law school graduates earn their diplomas and then prepare for a 12-hour bar exam.

    In other words, JDs deserve quite a bit of celebration. If you want to commemorate your law school graduate’s big achievement (or help alleviate discomfort in their next chapter), you’ll find 23 thoughtful gifts for law school graduates below. 

    The 23 best law school graduation gifts in 2022:

    A custom mini graduation gown to put over said bottle of bubbly

    Two bottles of champagne in cap and gown bottle covers.


    Gift a customized Cap & Gown Bottle Cover, available at Etsy, $27.95 

    Celebrate the occasion with a tiny graduation gown to slip over the wine you’ll use to toast them later. The gift is personalized, so you’ll include details like the school name, school colors, and hood colors in your order description.

    Nice noise-canceling headphones

    Sony wh1000xm4 noise cancelling headphones.

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    Gift a pair of Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones, available at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target, from $348

    Our favorite noise-canceling headphones, Sony’s WH-1000XM4, offer a perfect blend of great sound quality, A noise cancellation, and comfort. It makes them perfect for long commutes, focusing in noisy work spaces, or just relaxing.

    They’re also one of the items featured in our list of the All-Time Best products we’ve tested.

    A gift card for ordering takeout


    The GrubHub logo seen displayed on a smartphone.

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    Gift a GrubHub gift card, available at GrubHub from $10

    They may not have the energy to cook every night after work. Get them a gift card for the impending evenings in which takeout feels essential. 

    An alarm clock that mimics the sunrise

    Hatch Restore sunrise alarm clock on a nightstand that reads “8:41”as the time - best sunrise alarm clocks in 2022

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    Gift a Hatch Restore Sunrise Alarm Clock, available at Amazon, Target, and Nordstrom, $129.99

    A pleasant alarm clock can help weekday mornings — whenever they begin — feel markedly less abrupt. This one functions as a sound machine, reading light, and gentle alarm. They can control the color of the light, brightness, sound, and volume.

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s memoir


    Gift “My Own Words” by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $10.56

    If Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the reason they went into law in the first place, commemorate their achievement with the gift of her memoir. In it, RBG writes about her fascinating life as one of the most influential voices in law, from her thoughts on gender equality to the interpretation of the US Constitution.

    A gift card to keep them active

    ClassPass gift card, assorted exercise equipment, and a smartphone displaying the ClassPass logo laid out on a table.


    Gift a ClassPass gift card, available at ClassPass, any amount

    No matter what their work schedule looks like, it’s important that your law school graduate still gets healthy exercise. Lower the barrier to entry and gift them a ClassPass gift card. With it, they can try tons of boutique fitness classes in their area. And if they really need to unwind, they can use their credits for relaxing meditations and spa treatments.

    A reliable, convenient suitcase

    Away The Carry-On suitcase in lavender


    Gift the Away Carry-On, available at Away, $275

    If their future includes travel, an excellent suitcase is something they may not want to splurge on for themselves but will no doubt use for many years.

    For convenience, cost, and performance, check out Away. The buzzy luggage has an ejectable external battery that charges devices easily on the go, 360-degree wheels for no-hassle travel, and weighs only 7.6 pounds. 

    Read our full review of Away suitcases here.

    A smart reusable notebook

    Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook and pen.


    Gift the Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook, available at Amazon, $28.97

    If they go through notebook after notebook, this reusable option offers a long-lasting solution. Your graduate can use the included pen to take notes, scan each page with an accompanying app to save the pages digitally, and then wipe away the notes to use the same page over and over again.

    A gift card for the nights when they’d rather Uber home



    Gift an Uber gift card, available at Amazon, from $25

    Unless they’re driving themselves to work every single day, your law school grad will probably enjoy the foresight of an Uber gift card after a few long nights at the office.

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    Senior Education and Personal Development Reporter, Insider Reviews

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