Pick This, Not That!

8 unconventional ideas to give your loved ones a small taste of the excitement that is the fountain pen hobby.

Shark Pens

Getting kids excited about writing doesn’t have to be an uphill battle. Skip the stuffed animals that tend to accumulate over time and offer the young person in your life a shark pen. You’ll be delighted to see them tearing through the pages, writing, and devouring the chance to put their pen to use.

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Some Lines a Day

They say a picture speaks a 1,000 words but why not record your memories in your own words? The Leuchtturm1917 Some Lines A Day 5-Year Memory Journal provides dated pages with 5 sections to record 5 years worth of memories. This book is perfect for documenting the joys of a new baby or puppy, recording treasured memories of a budding romance or marriage, or penning years worth of inspiring moments.

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Retro 51

There’s a Retro 51 for everyone! These pens feature fun and interesting wraps or textured bodies that will appeal to a variety of hobbies. Rather than gifting a book that will take up space on a shelf or table, try giving a portable pen they can take with them on their daily adventures.

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Pilot Metro

The fun patterns and colors of the Pilot Metropolitan capture your loved one’s personality in the same spunky light as a new tie or a pair of socks. However, we bet they’ll be doubly intrigued by this writing utensil that they can pair with any outfit and take everywhere they go. While ties and socks sometimes need careful planning to coordinate a matching outfit, the Metropolitan is great for any and all occasions, no planning required.

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Shimmering Ink

Although jewelry is a generous and wonderful gift, it can be hard to pin down the perfect style for your gift. Try a shimmer ink and glass dip pen instead. The generous flow of a dip pen lays down a maximum sparkle factor when used with a shimmering ink.

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Scented Sealing Wax

If you want to find a signature scent for a special someone, try swapping that bottle of perfume or cologne for a naturally scented sealing wax and brass seal. You will give them a gift that is not only all their own style but also allows them to make their individual mark anytime they pen correspondence.

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Traveler's Notebook

Wallets have been a go-to gift for our father figures and male counterparts for years -- try something even better this year. The Traveler’s Notebook provides a space to store your money, as well as a collection of notebooks to stash away thoughts, lists, and reminders. Dad will never be without his measurements for home improvement projects, nor his cards and cash to fund them.

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Cleaning & Tuning Set

For anyone with a craftsman mind and skilled hands, give them the gift of fountain pens and the tools to dive in nib first. If your loved one is a Do-It-Yourselfer, the cleaning and tuning set gives them all they need for fountain pens from start to finish. They can keep their pens working and fix any issues that arise with the help of these tools and the wealth of Brian’s video knowledge on our YouTube!

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