I try to do my holiday shopping early, which is why I am on the prowl now.
recommends the Unemployed Philosophers Guild, although I was less taken by the Houdini mug (Houdini disappears if you fill it with coffee) than by some of the post-it notes, such as those featuring Cézanne and Freud, and a Van Gogh birthday card (not so good for Christmas, of course).
If that doesn’t suit, it’s now possible to buy your bust of Karl Marx online, thus saving me a trip to Trier to the Karl Marx Museum.
At the Carbolic Smoke Ball Co., you can download a PDF file of Christmas cards (mysteriously entitled ChristmasCards2006.pdf). The figure of Justice with a robin in one scale is nice, but there’s really time to make one’s own now.
LegalAndrew recommends chopsticks for Chinese-food-loving attorneys.
I have been known to order Christmas cards from the UK or USA, but you have to be careful to check the local postage for the size. Museum shops are always good. One colleague used to send me a Bodleian Library card with a book motif I was very fond of. You can see the 2010 one here called Festive Library: