Why Not Give a Pen for Christmas?

Parker Sonnet Fountain Pen

We’re not going to lie to you. If you’ve waited this long to think about shopping for Christmas, you’re leaning more toward naughty than nice.

But that doesn’t mean it’s too late to find a nifty gift for someone you love. Pens are a classy, simple choice and don’t necessarily need to be all that expensive, although you certainly can spend more than a few pounds on a high-end instrument.

Here are a few we recommend that would probably make someone on your Christmas list happy:

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Pen Carrier or Pen "Borrower"?

Pen Borrower return my stuff

Which person are you: The one who always has a pen or two in your pocket, or the one who borrows pens and, like as not, doesn’t return them?

(Shamefully, I’m one of the latter – although it’s usually not on purpose. The upside is I save a lot of money on pens.)

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Pilot FriXion PRO is the Same Pen, Just Dressed Up for Work

Pilot Ball Frixion Pro Black

Pilot has given its popular FriXion erasable gel pen a slight make-over. According to a release from the company, the Pilot FriXion PRO is meant to have a “more conventional look for business users.”

A Pilot rep said the changes are mainly cosmetic and that the PRO has the same performance as the original FriXion, although both now have 25 percent more “write-out distance.”

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