I need help with Christmas gift ideas for the other paralegal in our office. It’s only the two of us, and I’ve been at the firm for 4ish months. We have a good relationship so far, but feel like I’m still too new to know what she’d really like.

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Booooze. Unless you know they don’t drink.

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She does!! Thank you!!

When in doubt, gift card for Starbucks or Dunkin with a pair of fuzzy socks!

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P2 - that’s a good one since she commutes into the office!

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I agree a Starbucks type of gift card would be great.

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That’s what I’m thinking!

Gift certificate for pedicure, massage, anything to help her decompress. Maybe a place you can go together to bond outside of the office? Can you sleuth her social media? Honestly I’m so bad at self-care because I’m taking care of others all the time so any kind of spa service would be very gracious and well-received.

It’s so thoughtful of you. Hope she likes and appreciates it!

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I got monogrammed blankets for admins and paralegals I worked with one year and they were a hit!

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