The 2023 Lawyer & Paraprofessional Gift Guide

November 30, 2023 Multiple colored gift boxes tied in bows

It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is back again to bring us joy and … stress. And to help alleviate that stress we present our highly anticipated 2023 Lawyer and Paraprofessional Gift Guide to help get those creative gift-giving juices flowing. 

This holiday season, we’ve decided to focus on products essential to the working professionals who are working from home, and those who will be making their way back into the office come next year. We know that remote work is here to stay. In 2023, over 40% of full-time employees worked remotely or on a hybrid schedule. However, return-to-office (RTO) mandates are on the rise, and by the end of 2024, 90% of companies plan to put them into effect. 

Whether you’re going to be working from home or working from the office next year, we want to make sure you have all the essentials you and your gift recipients need to make working comfortable and enjoyable! Keep reading to see both of our gift guides: Remote Essentials and Return to Office Essentials. 

*None of the products listed are sponsored or endorsed. 

Our Back to the Office Gift Guide : 

1. A subscription to a meal delivery service so you don’t have to worry about grocery shopping and planning a meal after a long day in the office. Being able to use that commuting time for meal planning and laundry was a huge quality-of-life boost for many, but a meal delivery service can help achieve the same impact. Home Chef offers a wide variety of plans including vegan and vegetarian options, pre-prepared quick meals, and do-it-yourself meal kits.

A Home Chef meal kit with various ingredients on display

2. A pair of noise-canceling headphones to block out the office noise so you can focus while listening to your favorite music or podcast. Or if you want to really splurge, go for the top-of-the-line Bose headphones and pretend you’re the 5th and most competent Succession sibling!

Black Bose Over Ear Headphones White over the ear headphones

3. The extremely viral Stanley Tumbler Cup, which has made headlines recently after surviving a car fire (ice intact!) to help you stay hydrated in the office. They come in a wide variety of colors and sizes and are guaranteed to keep your drinks cold all day. Plus, they’ve got tons of other amazing products like insulated mugs, thermoses, and this Perfect-Brew Pour Over set that are great to have for the office.

Cream and white colored Stanley brand large tumbler with a straw A black and copper colored Stanley brand pour-over coffee set

4. Thermostat wars at the office? Keep the peace and stop shivering with a space heater for those of us with very cold offices. And this one is battery-powered, so you won’t have to worry about short-circuiting your entire floor (and trust us, you don’t want to learn this the hard way).

A light pink space heater

5. A beautiful and durable bento box to bring your lunch in. With the cost of food continuing to rise, going out to eat lunch every day gets pricey (plus you may find your favorite lunch spot sadly closed down in 2020). Packing lunch is cost-effective and often healthier! These bento boxes are dishwasher safe and don’t accumulate smells, making them a great investment.

A silver steel bento box with two compartments, one compartment containing a cucumbers and a dip and the other containing a sandwich.

Our Work-from-home Gift Guide:

1. A portable dual monitor to attach to your laptop so you can work from anywhere when you need a change of scenery and still be twice as efficient. (And it’s great if you don’t have the desk space at home for a second full-sized monitor!)

A laptop with a second detachable monitor connected

2. A HappyLight light therapy lamp to keep your spirits high, especially during those months when it gets dark before the work day even ends.

Two Happy Light brand light therapy lamps propped up on a table, one vertical and one horizontal, lit up.

3. An extra-large, armless office chair for those of us who can’t seem to get comfortable sitting in just one position all day. This chair lets you sit with your legs crossed or however else you’d like, and it’s comfy! If you haven’t already invested in a good chair for work, now is the time and your back will thank you.

Large cream colored upholstered office chair

4. A fresh flower arrangement subscription service to bring joy and aesthetic delight to your home office (or kitchen table). Choose from 3 sizes/prices and a delivery frequency of weekly, every other week, or monthly. We love Farmgirl Flowers because their arrangements are always breathtaking and their customer service is outstanding. Treat yourself or someone you love!

Colorful bouquet of flowers wrapped in burlap and tied together with a pink bow

5. This under-the-desk WalkingPad is great for keeping you active throughout the day, because we know sitting all day is truly awful for us and walking is one of the best exercises for your overall health. It comes in multiple fun colors and has a unique foldable design that allows for easy storage once you’re finished reaching your daily steps goal.

A person in a blue workout set and running shoes on a black and white walking pad

Still looking for ideas?

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Regardless of the gifts you give or receive, have a wonderful and happy holiday season from us here at Hire an Esquire!