Why a customised pen makes the perfect corporate gift

A corporate gift wrapped up on a desk

Whether you run or represent a small, medium or large business, the chances are you give corporate gifts on occasion.

Choosing what to buy and gift can be difficult, especially if the person who is doing the buying doesn’t know the recipient personally — which is nearly always the case when it comes to big businesses.

So, it would be ideal if there was a gift that covered all bases, wouldn’t it? A gift that nearly everyone would appreciate, and that you could give to both clients and employees.

We believe an engraved pen in the answer — we explain why below.

What is a corporate gift?

Corporate gifting has become an integral part of running a modern business and, in short, it is the act of gifting clients and employees on behalf of the business.

Why are these gifts given? Well, there are many reasons, but we have listed some of the main ones below.


  • Christmas gifts for clients
  • Gifts for visiting clients or clients you are visiting
  • Delegate gifts
  • Promotional gifts
  • Marketing products


  • Retirement gifts for employees
  • Thank you gifts for staff (employee appreciation)
  • Gifts rewarding employee loyalty
  • Gifts encouraging employees to continue to work hard
  • Gifts to celebrate employee promotions
  • Gifts to commemorate staff anniversaries
  • Gifts for employee birthdays
  • Christmas gifts for employees

Why a customised pen makes the perfect corporate gift

engraved S.T. Dupont Liberté rollerball corporate pens

Pens are a practical and useful small corporate gift, which in itself is wonderful, but they are also a meaningful gift. Once you transform that basic pen into a luxury branded pen, then you’ve got a gift that is truly going to wow — whether you are presenting it to an employee, a client, or using it for promotional purposes at an event.

A personalised pen is a corporate gift that will be with the recipient for many years and will leave a lasting impression — every single time the recipient gets the pen out to write down a note, they will be visually reminded of your business.

Whether branded with a logo or personalised with a name, a luxury corporate pen is a writing instrument that anyone would be proud to use.

If you are an eco-friendly business, or a business working on your eco credentials, then it is also worth noting that a quality pen is a more sustainable option for your business than disposables.

If you are in the process of rewarding hard-working employees or sending thank you gifts to clients, then we can help — whether it’s one customised pen or 5,000.

Likewise, if you’re browsing for premium gifts for your boss, then a personalised pen would be ideal for their desk or for them to use in meetings.

Ordering corporate pens from The Pen Company

Whether you are based in the UK or elsewhere in the world, you can place a corporate gift order with us, and we will work with you to ensure it is perfect.

If you are ordering one or two luxury branded corporate gifts, then you may wish to order through the website as you would for a personal order. Details for engraving are shown on each product page and it is fairly straightforward.

However, if you are placing a bulk order or would like to talk to us about your order, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch — we specialise in getting business gifts customised and shipped as soon as possible and are always happy to help with any questions you might have.

What are the pen customisation options?

We offer incredibly precise laser engraving. You can choose the wording, position and font of the engraving, so you are fully in control. You can even watch our laser engraver in action below!

We also offer a pen printing service, which is ideal for applying beautiful colour logos.

You can browse our entire collection of engravable pens here — just use the filters to narrow your search down to what you might be looking for. As you’ll see, we stock some incredible brands — from Graf von Faber-Castell to Lamy; Caran d’Ache to Hugo Boss.

Lucy is our lead editor and has been passionate about stationery since childhood. She has a particular fondness for rollerball and calligraphy pens and is a keen advocate of snail mail.

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