Good Gifts for a Law Student

Updated February 21, 2017

Present a law student with a gift that he can use during his school years and beyond. Choose high-quality items that will last and allow the student to make a favourable impression. Customise leather, wood and metal items to create thoughtful gifts. Even if the gift recipient is a first-year law student, he can use professional items, such as a portfolio or briefcase, during internships.

Personalised Portfolio

Any law student will benefit from a sophisticated, personalised portfolio. Choose a high-quality executive portfolio constructed of dark brown or black top-grain leather. Have the portfolio engraved with the law student's name or initials as a personal touch. Pick a portfolio that features a secure zipper closure, file pockets, a legal pad holder, a business card slot and pen holders. Additional organizational features include PDA and cell phone holders. Include a professional fountain pen with the gift.

Comfortable Reading Chair

A law student spends a lot of time reading legal books and documents, so treat her to a comfortable reading chair. Choose a classic overstuffed chair featuring elegant wood legs and details. Buy a chair in a neutral hue such as ecru, navy blue, butter yellow or taupe. Upholstery options include durable cotton, velvet and leather, among others; customise the look to match the student's personality. A chair featuring high-quality fabric will last all through law school and beyond. Finish the gift with a matching ottoman or a soft throw blanket.

Customised Stationery

Customised stationery will allow law students to make good impressions while making professional contacts and applying for jobs and internships. Choose high-quality stationery paper featuring a touch of linen. Have the student's name or initials printed on the paper and matching envelopes via embossing, silk screening, digital printing or foil stamping, among other processes. Round out the gift with personalised self-inking stamps, report covers or presentation folders.

Elegant Bookends

Give a law student a set of elegant bookends, which can be used to display legal books and enhance a bookcase. Choose a green or black marble set featuring a gold-finished scales of justice design. For a sophisticated look, buy solid brass bookends with a Lady Justice engraving; the classic Lady Justice symbol dates back to ancient Greek and Roman times. Have solid wood bookends engraved with legal scale designs.

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