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Gift for New JD

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Gift for New JD
« on: April 07, 2009, 02:39:31 PM »
Hello!

My wife will soon be graduating from law school.  I'd like to get her a nice graduation present, but I'm not sure what might be appropriate.  Are there any traditional new lawyer gifts?

Thank you!

Re: Gift for New JD
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 02:44:51 PM »
Honestly?  Not really.  Most of the obvious ones are boring and impersonal...Try to get her something that matches her personality more, IMHO.

Re: Gift for New JD
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009, 03:23:27 PM »
Take her on a vacation.  Most law students are exhausted from this three year marathon.

Seriously, when she comes home, just be like, "Pack your bags.  We're going to Bermuda for a week!"

Re: Gift for New JD
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2009, 03:28:46 PM »
Take her on a vacation.  Most law students are exhausted from this three year marathon.

Seriously, when she comes home, just be like, "Pack your bags.  We're going to Bermuda for a week!"

That's pretty much what my husband did for me for my graduation gift.  He was as much a participant in the law school experience as I was, so he needed the vacation, too. 

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Re: Gift for New JD
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2009, 04:08:21 PM »
Nothing says "I love you" quite like the Snuggie.

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Re: Gift for New JD
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2009, 07:08:09 PM »
Full Gold Rolex Daytona.

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Re: Gift for New JD
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2009, 11:15:41 PM »
I think the brief case is traditional... but the vacation sounds like something she would appreciate more.

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Re: Gift for New JD
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2009, 11:52:58 PM »
Take her on a vacation.  Most law students are exhausted from this three year marathon.

Seriously, when she comes home, just be like, "Pack your bags.  We're going to Bermuda for a week!"

This is a great idea. She'll need it too, because she'll be taking bar review almost immediately.

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Re: Gift for New JD
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2009, 02:48:36 PM »
I would schedule the vacation for after the Bar.  You can give her the brochures/tickets/whatever at graduation.

The briefcase is most traditional.

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Re: Gift for New JD
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2009, 06:33:30 PM »
Full Gold Rolex Daytona.

Oh please, Rolex is the IKEA of high end watches. That wouldn't be a gift, it would be an insult.