Gift ideas from The Pen Company

Christmas is coming, and while the goose is busy getting fat, the rest of us are stressing about what to buy our loved ones for gifts this year. Perhaps you have a stationery lover to buy for, somebody who likes to be organised, an artist, or maybe you need some ideas for what to ask Santa for yourself. Whatever ideas you are searching for, we have compiled this list of TPC favourites, with something to suit every budget. Don’t forget: the majority of our products come with free UK delivery if you spend over £10, we ship worldwide, and we are offering free engraving on lots of products this year too!

A Paperblanks diary, journal or address book


The Paperblanks range of journals, diaries and address books are eye-catchingly beautiful. From French textile design to traditional embroidery from India’s Gujurat region, every single Paperblanks piece celebrates human artistic creation from around the world. Whether it’s a 2017 diary or a journal, the gift of a Paperblanks will be welcomed by anyone on your list – including Mum, Dad, siblings, Grandparents, and friends.

Prices vary, and most come with free first class UK delivery.

The Fisher Space bullet ballpoint pen


The Fisher Space pen is the most versatile pen ever made. Originally designed for use by astronauts, it can write anywhere, on anything, and even at extreme temperatures, all thanks to it’s unique pressurised cartridge. The Fisher Space bullet ballpoint pen is the most compact version, which is the range’s bestseller, and it’s not hard to see why. Available in an array of beautiful colours, this pen would be a welcome gift for anyone, but would be of particular interest to those who love gadgets, those who need to label things, such as gardeners, or those who need to make notes on the go, such as geocachers. Small enough to fit easily in a pocket or handbag, it extends to a decent size for writing when you mount the cap. Whoever you buy this pen for, I can guarantee that they’ll spend half of Christmas Day testing it out – writing upside down, at funny angles, underwater, outside, indoors, on plastic… there’s so much fun to be had! Great news on the refills too: they last three times as long as a standard ballpoint pen refill.

Prices from £19.95, with free first class delivery within the UK.

The Lamy Safari fountain pen


The Lamy Safari is both a wonderful everyday fountain pen and also an ideal starter fountain pen, due to its simplicity and ergonomic design. Available in a selection of attractive colours which are updated regularly, this timeless pen is Lamy’s bestseller, and that is no surprise. Introduce a sibling to the joy of fountain pens, or add to a friend’s pen collection: a perfect gift for the young or old.

Priced at just £13.90 each, with free first class delivery within the UK.

The Diamine Flower fountain pen ink collection


This special collection of 10 bottled Diamine fountain pen inks is truly delightful! These glass bottled 30ml inks are exclusive to this collection, and so this box set would be a real treat to any ink or fountain pen enthusiast. Inspired by the natural world, and named after flowers, these inks make a truly unique gift, and are presented in a dark green gift box topped with a gold foil Diamine logo.

Priced at £59.99, with free first class delivery within the UK.

The Staedtler Pigment fineliner


The Staedtler Pigment fineliner was created with sketching in mind and has become a big hit with artists, but due to its easy, smooth lines it is equally as popular as a writing tool. Available in a wide selection of point widths (from 0.05mm to 0.8mm), and perfect for use with rulers or templates, this pen is a steal at just £2.47. These pigment fineliners can even be left uncapped for up to 18 hours at a time! Why not treat the artistic or crafty person in your life to a full set?

Price is just £2.47 each. Spend over £10 for free first class delivery within the UK.

The Graf von Faber-Castell Guilloche fountain pen



This is a stunning fountain pen for the serious pen lover, featuring a hand-crafted textured barrel, platinum-plated fittings, and an 18-carat gold nib. Being individually finished, no two Graf von Faber-Castell Guilloche pens are exactly alike, and the result is breathtaking. Available in a selection of classic colours, this pen is a statement piece, and would make a very welcome addition to any pen addict’s collection. We are able to offer free engraving on this product, making it even more individual.

Prices from £268, with free next day delivery.

The Staedtler Organiser mechanical pencil



This slim and sturdy aluminium mechanical pencil is available in a variety of modern anodised colours, and is perfect for use with a personal organiser, diary or journal, or just as an everyday go-to pencil. The Staedtler Organiser’s triangular barrel means it is easy to grip for both writing and drawing, and you can choose between a 0.5mm or 0.7mm lead width. Pair this with a diary for a gift match made in heaven!

Price is just £21.24, with free first class delivery within the UK.

I hope we have inspired you with this article, and wish you luck with your Christmas shopping! If you have any questions regarding our products, please feel free to get in touch with us.

Featured image credit: Dmytro Kozak

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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