The Perfect Pen Gift Guide

Buying a gift for someone is a thoughtful undertaking worthy of much consideration, and that includes the choosing of a pen. Some say a writing instrument is an extension of the writer’s mind. Others think of pens as an accessory that only adds to their sense of personal style. Either way, it’s important to let the preferences of the recipient be your guide to get it right.


What is the occasion for the gift?

Pen sets make wonderful gifts for almost any occasion, such as a wedding, a promotion, graduation or retirement. Birthdays, a move, anniversaries, the launch of a new company, product or service -a first book publishing? A personalized pen set is appropriate for all these occasions.

Who are you buying for?

Are they a ballpoint or fountain pen person? What about color? Do they love classic or modern design? Men generally prefer a weighty pen for their larger hand size. The more solid and secure-feeling the pen, the greater the sense of control. They also prefer smart and classic over too trendy. Slim pens suit a more feminine hand, offering an elegant look in a lighter weight, which is useful if the pen is going to be carried in a small bag. They also prefer sleek and sexy over too clunky.

How old is the person you are buying for?

Some say you’re as old as you feel; however, if you are buying a pen for a child, you may consider one with a fun or colorful design. A chunkier pen may suit someone older, although a lightweight pen is a good match for someone with arthritis.


What does the recipient do for a living?

Depending on the answer, this could be where the pen would be used most. Ideally, the pen should match their job and working environment. For instance, showing your colleagues you mean business and pay attention to the finer details can be important in a traditional corporate environment, so you’d want a pen that reflects this. Some jobs require official documents to be signed while others, like teachers and students, write for long periods. Designers and artists tend to value a cutting-edge look of a writing instrument, while those who travel a lot for work may prefer a pocket-sized pen, and a ballpoint that won’t leak.

What is the recipient’s sense of style?

Is the recipient flamboyant, reserved, bohemian, fashion conscious, gadget-obsessed? Add color or artwork to match a pen to someone’s style. Engraving the pen adds the personal touch, making a truly special gift. But do you want a subtle or bold engraving? On the pen or the pen case? Engraved initials are understated; a full line of text, a quote or similar message may detract from the pen and work beautifully on the pen case.

What is your budget?

Personalized custom engraved pen sets are right for moderate budgets.

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Our personalized ink pen and holding case set is customized with laser engraving. Choose from bamboo or maple wood and create your own design with a logo, artwork, clipart selection and messaging text. This classy pen set case includes both pen and case. Makes a great corporate gift or personalize them for friends and family. Engrave the case or the pen, or upgrade to engrave both. Vivid, UV-resistant full color printing upgrade is also available. Your order includes one free logo, photo or clip art with no set-up fees and no character limit. We also offer quantity discounts on custom products and gifts.

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