The best pen gift sets for Christmas 2020

A Christmas gift wrapped in brown paper and string

Christmas adverts are now showing on the TV and so we all know that Christmas is sneaking up on us rapidly.

This month, we thought we’d showcase some of our favourite pen sets, which make wonderful gifts for friends and family, colleagues and employees — or yourself!

If you like one of the gift sets below, why not pop it on your gift list this year and see what Santa brings?

What does giving a pen as a gift mean?

A pen has long been a traditional gift for graduates, professionals, and academics alike — for many years, they have been gifted in celebration of achievements and then cherished for a lifetime.

Now we are living in a highly digital age, many more people appreciate a quality pen as nothing beats putting pen to paper.

When you gift a luxury pen, your present will stand out to the recipient, as not everyone owns a luxury pen but everyone would love to receive one.

Pens are also said to symbolise class and intellect, so you are giving the recipient a compliment with your gift!

Browse a selection of our pen gift sets below.

Pen sets for £50 or less

Sheaffer 100 Chrome Pen Set — £28.00

Black Sheaffer 100 Chrome pen set

The black Sheaffer 100 Chrome pen set

The Sheaffer 100 Chrome set in black includes a ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil, both with a glossy black barrel. This set is a steal and would be welcomed by anyone as a Christmas gift.

Tombow Zoom 707 Pen Set — £47.50

Black Tombow Zoom 707 pen set with red trim

The black Tombow Zoom 707 pen set with red trim

The Tombow Zoom 707 ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil set features a slim black lacquered brass body with red detailing.

The unique design of this range has won many design awards and the rubber grips keep it comfortable to write with.

This set is ideal for a loved one who enjoys all things modern and stylish.

Kaweco Fountain Pen Calligraphy Set — £50

Kaweco 'Kalligrafie' set with fountain pen

The Kaweco ‘Kalligrafie’ set with fountain pen

The Kaweco calligraphy set is based on the Skyline Sport model and includes everything you need to get started with calligraphy — including a fountain pen and a range of nibs in the following sizes: 1.1mm, 1.5mm, 1.9mm and 2.3mm.

This set is perfect for any of your creative loved ones or those who have expressed an interest in calligraphy or lettering.

Pen sets for £50-£100

Cross Classic Century Set — £72

Chrome Cross Classic Century pen set

The chrome Cross Classic Century pen set

The Cross Classic Century set in chrome is timeless in design and features a ballpoint pen and a 0.7mm mechanical pencil. A matching fountain pen and rollerball pen are available separately if you wanted to expand on the set.

This Cross pen set was designed to capture the American spirit and features a lustrous chrome finish with black end pieces.

Pen sets for £100+

Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio Calligraphy Set — £225

Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio Calligraphy fountain pen set

The Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio Calligraphy fountain pen set

The Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio Calligraphy pen set includes a matte black Tamitio fountain pen and three calligraphy nibs in the following sizes: 1.1 mm, 1.4 mm and 1.8 mm.

The finely fluted metal barrel’s matte black finish is combined with highly polished metal accents. So timelessly stylish.

This set would make the perfect gift for someone who already enjoys calligraphy but currently owns a cheaper calligraphy set — or as a really special treat for a newcomer to hand lettering.

We offer a free engraving service on most of our pens, so make sure to take advantage of that when you place your order. Please place orders as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

You can browse all of our gift sets here — we stock many more than the ones you see above.

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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