‘The Docket’ Gift Guide ~ By Jessica A. Volz

To make your holiday season less of a mind-boggling affair, The Docket has curated an exclusive gift guide with DBA members in mind.

1. For the particularly noteworthy:
Legal Notes (The Unemployed Philosophers Guild)
This whimsical set contains an ample quantity of clever sticky notes for all sorts of legal situations. Included is a miniature legal pad, fun and functional arrows and even a “Blind Justice” note pad. The collection folds up into a pocket-sized booklet, so you can stash it away when you’re on the docket.

Legal Notes


2. For the dramatically inclined:
Poldark (Masterpiece, 2015)
If you are shopping for someone in need of a hefty dose of historical fiction that highlights the state of the legal system in late-eighteenth-century Britain, look no further. The BBC’s latest adaptation of Winston Graham’s best-selling novels stars Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) as the swashbuckling Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson (Death Comes to Pemberley) as the strong-willed Demelza. The saga begins when Ross Poldark returns to his beloved Cornwall after fighting in the American Revolutionary War. He finds England in a recession, his father dead, his family’s land and copper mines in ruins and his childhood sweetheart about to marry his first cousin. Despite the betrayal he encounters, Ross is determined to rebuild his life, regardless of the trials — literal and metaphorical — that the future holds for him. This series has it all, from superb acting to windswept coastlines.



3. For the gadget lover:
Mini Briefcase (Kikkerland)
This mini metal briefcase is certain to keep your coveted business cards safe! Made from scan-proof aluminum with functional clasps, strong hinges and a mini handle.

Card Holder



4. For the unsinkable optimist:
Molly Brown’s Special Blend Loose Tea (Harney & Sons)
This exquisite black and jasmine loose tea blend was created specially by Harney & Sons for the Molly Brown House Museum. It comes sealed in a lovely black tin.



5. For the admirably charitable:
Heifer International
Empower needy children and families around the world by giving animal gifts that will help them become self-reliant. Such a life-promoting gesture is certain to make the world a better place for those experiencing undue hardship.

little goat isolated on white background

From $20.00

6. For the oenophile-bibliophile:
The Little Red Book of Wine Law
This ingenious gift is certain to prove a page-turner for lawyers who are book-lovers and wine-lovers at heart. This book explores how law and wine have crossed paths, sometimes with very intriguing, if not fruitful, results. Topics include an old requirements contract between wine producers and grape growers, family/partnership issues, relationships with distributorships, labor issues, trademark disputes and international/global concerns. This book is the second in the ABA’s “Little Book” series.



7. For the culinary whiz:
Lazy Susan (Food52)
A lazy susan is one of the cleverest of items and should be on everyone’s dinner table. This version from Boston HandyWorks comes in maple or walnut and measures 16 inches in diameter. Every purchase supports Boston Handyworks and their mission to provide transitional employment opportunities for homeless and formerly homeless men and women.

Photo credit: Mark Weinberg
Photo credit: Mark Weinberg


8. For the fantastically fashionable:
YSL Retrospective Fragrance Set (DSH Perfumes)
The Denver Art Museum commissioned Boulder-based perfumer Dawn Spencer Hurwitz to create a spectrum of fragrances inspired by the only North American showing of the Yves Saint Laurent Retrospective Exhibit. This timeless collection chronicles YSL’s creative career in a manner that perfectly captures the artistic collaboration between fashion, culture and perfume.



9. For the ostensibly one-of-a-kind:
Lawyer Poet (Magnetic Poetry)
Lawyers should never be at a loss for words. This ingenious Magnetic Poetry kit provides a box of 200 indispensable adjectives, nouns, adverbs and the like, which are, as the packaging spells out with a flourished forewarning, “innocent until proven guilty.”

Lawyer Poet


10. For those with lawyers-to-be:
Baby Clothing (CafePress)
CafePress offers a treasure trove of attorney-related baby clothing featuring irresistible catchphrases, including “Trust Me My Dad’s A Lawyer” and “I torted.” What’s not to love?

Cafe Press

From $10.99

Disclaimer: Prices and availability may vary.

Jessica A. Volz Profile PhotoJessica A. Volz is a Communications and Marketing Specialist for the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, as well as the Editor of The Docket. She can be reached at jvolz@cobar.org.