Selecting a gift for the fountain pen-loving individual (or someone you want to encourage to get into fountain pen use) in your life can be an intimidating task. There are so many choices - but the good thing is, with the wide array of choices there is bound to be something for almost everyone. Here are some gift suggestions to make the selection process a bit easier for you.
The Fountain Pen Newbie
Giving a gift to someone who has never used fountain pens before? The Jinhao x450 is a good pen for beginners since it’s a sturdy pen, it comes in a lot of designs, and it has a converter. Throw in some ink samples and fountain pen friendly paper, like a small Elias pad, and you’re good to go.
Jinhao X450 - P499
Diamine ink samples - P50 each
Small Elias Pad - P230
The Law Student
For the law student in your life, you cannot go wrong with a Pilot 78G. The nib is fine enough for exam booklets. Pair it up with a bottle of blue ink and, if you’re feeling extra generous, an Elias journal.
Pilot 78G - P390
Diamine 80ml - P550
Elias Journal: Large: P700 / Small: P500
Everyone has that outdoorsy friend who loves to climb mountains, go camping… anything to do with nature, really. The Field Notes Expedition, paired with a Pilot Metropolitan, is the perfect companion for his or her hikes. Complete the set with a green Pentones pen and notebook wrap!
Field Notes Expedition - P499
Pilot Metropolitan - P600
Pentones Pen & Notebook wrap - P400
The Hand Lettering Enthusiast
Get this friend or family member a Lamy Joy. Each Lamy Joy is fitted with a 1.1mm or 1.5mm calligraphy nib that will help your loved one write beautifully in no time. They will also love the smooth, fountain-pen friendly paper of the Elias pad.
Elias Pads: Large - P380 / Small - P280
Lamy Joy - P1,474.75
Assist your loved ones in their creative pursuits! The Derwent panoramic sketchbook is perfect for watercolor, pencil, and even ink sketches. Throw in a bottle of drawing ink to help them get started.
Derwent Panoramic Sketchbook: Large - P699.75 / Small - P499.75
Rohrer & Klingner Drawing Ink - P475
For the friend who’s always immersed in their DIY projects or wants to get into DIY, help them get their DIY ideas and projects organized with the Field Notes Workshop Companion.
Field Notes Workshop Companion - P999
Pilot Metropolitan - P600
The Journal Enthusiast
The journal enthusiast can never have enough journals and will certainly never say no to more notebooks! They’ve most likely already hoarded a bunch of notebooks, but they’ll certainly appreciate a new Elias journal, even more so with a new pen and ink.
Elias Journal: Large - P700 / Small - P500
Lamy Safari - P1,499.75
De Atramentis Document Ink - P710
Keep things compact and easy to carry for the travel enthusiast with a pocket notebook, like the small Elias journal, and a pocket-sized pen. Keep it all safe inside a notebook and pen wrap, and they’ll be jotting down memories of their travels in no time.
Elias Journal - P500 (small)
Franklin-Christoph Model 40 - P6,699+
Pentones Notebook and Pen Wrap - P400
The Ink Enthusiast
This person most likely has a handful of pens inked at a time, each with a different color. Expand their collection by giving them a Pilot Iroshizuku gift set, or a new bottle of Diamine Shimmertastic ink or even a J. Herbin anniversary ink.
Pilot Iroshizuku 15ml set - P1,560
Diamine Shimmertastic Ink - P800
J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary Ink - P1,150
The Fountain Pen Aficionado
You may have a friend who already has so many pens, so instead of giving them a new pen (and risk giving them something they already have), they would most likely appreciate a new way to store or display their collection, like the Malolos pen display racks or an Elias pen case.
Malolos pen rack - P2,000
Elias Triple Slot Pen Case - P450
For the friend or family member working in the academe, the Franklin-Christoph Model 66, with its classic design, is a perfect match. Pair it with Rohrer & Klingner fountain pen ink (perhaps Iron Gall Salix) and you have a great gift.
Franklin-Christoph Model 66 Stabilis - P8,599
Rohrer & Klingner Iron Gall Salix - P430
The epicurious loved one will be delighted with the De Atramentis scented ink. These inks smell like actual food or wine. Throw in a fountain pen like the Franklin-Christoph Model 27, if the recipient isn’t a fountain pen user yet.
De Atramentis scented ink - P500
Franklin Christoph Model 27 - P4199+
For the young professional, a pen with an innovative design would make a perfect Christmas gift. The Franklin-Christoph Model 02 paired with Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-Kai would make the perfect workplace pen and ink for a yuppie.
Franklin-Christoph Model 02 Intrinsic - P7,999
Pilot Iroshizuku 50ml - P990