The newRHONJ star's husband gave her a black Lexus SUV, complete with a large red bow

Updated December 23, 2015 08:45 PM

Teresa Giudice had a nice surprise when she returned home from prison – a new car.

Her husband husband Joe gifted her with a black Lexus SUV, complete with a large red bow.

While it might seem like the Lexus LX 570, which features black tinted windows, is an extravagant gift, her attorney tells PEOPLE there’s nothing more to it than the Real Housewives of New Jersey star needing a set of wheels now that she’s back home.

“She needs a car. End of story – just like anyone else who needs a car,” attorney James J. Leonard, Jr. tells PEOPLE.

Giudice, 43, was released from Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, after serving nearly a year in prison for fraud.

A series of photos, obtained exclusively by PEOPLE, show Giudice being driven back to her home and happily reuniting with her family.

The family had a “very emotional, very private” reunion and that it was “something to see,” Leonard told PEOPLE earlier Wednesday.