They see no problem in blowing their budget on the hottest new gadget. Their heroes are Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Perhaps their preferred method of communication hasn't been invented yet. If this fits the personality of someone you are struggling to find the perfect gift for, we've got you covered!
It might be seem counterintutive, but tech enthusiasts have an affinity for fountain pens. Their precision, delight in all things mechanical, and propensity to be a tad exacting lends itself to delight in these old school writing instruments. If they haven't discovered them yet, you'll be surprised by how quickly they take to the hobby. Like a duck to water. Or a coder to energy drinks.
For them, details matter. From the amount of memory and the size of the hard drive, to speed of the processor, and power of their graphics cards, they know that particular components have their advantages. With that in mind, when looking for their perfect fountain pen, evaluate the weight and balance, the grip section, and smoothness of the nib. We've put together a selection of fountain pens, ink, and paper that will surprise and delight the most determined technophile.
1. Visconti Rembrandt
You can find the Visconti Rembrandt in 6 fantastic colors at GouletPens.com for $165.
2. Pilot Vanishing Point Black Matte
The Pilot Vanishing Point Black Matte is offered for $148 at GouletPens.com
3. Conklin Nighthawk
The Conklin Nighthawk is offered in nib sizes Extra-fine to 1.1mm stub for $99.
4. Delta Unica Matte Black
Find the Delta Unica in Matte Black at GouletPens.com for $76.
5. TWSBI Diamond 580
The TWSBI Diamond 580 comes in multiple nib sizes and colors for $50-60 depending on the type.
6. Lamy LX Palladium
The Lamy LX Palladium comes in four sizes and is available for $56.
7. Lamy CP1
Pick up a Lamy CP1 in nib sizes Extra-fine to Medium at GouletPens.com for $56.
8. Pilot Kakuno
Get a Pilot Kakuno for $13.50 or in a package set of 3 for $36.
Daiso fountain pens come in a two-pack for $10.
1. Maruman Mnemosyne
At GouletPens.com, Maruman Mnemosyne notebooks range from $2 up to $13.
2. Leuchtturm1917 2017 Weekly Planner
Pick up a Leuchtturm1917 2017 Weekly Planner, currently on sale for $18.85.
3. Rhodia Webnotebook
Rhodia Webnotebooks come with some of the best paper around. The A5 size comes in lined, dot grid, and graph, giving your techy a few choices. With 90g Clairefontaine paper, a bookmark, and an elastic band closure, these cult notebooks are sure to please the pickiest writer.
Pick up your Rhodia Webnotebook in A5 for $19.95 or in Pocket for $13.95.
4. Traveler's Notebook Black
The Traveler's Notebook in Black is offered in A5 size for $57.40 or in Passport size for $50.20.
1. Noodler's Black
Noodler's Black is available in 4.5oz bottle for $19, a 3oz bottle for $12.50, or a 2ml ink sample for $1.25.
2. Noodler's Heart of Darkness
You can pick up a 4.5oz bottle of Noodler's Heart of Darkness for $19 or a 2ml ink sample for $1.25.
3. Random Ink Sample Set
Pick up a Random Ink Sample Set for $9.
4. Waterproof Black Ink Sample Set
The Ink Sample Package- Waterproof Black set is available at GouletPens.com for $10.74.
1. Bullet Journaling "Official" Package Set Black
Find the Bullet Journaling "Official" Package Set for $59.95 at GouletPens.com.
2. Fountain Pen Newbie Package Set
The Fountain Pen Newbie Package Set is available at GouletPens.com for $29.90.
3. Black Package Set
Pick up your Black Package Set for $59.95 at GouletPens.com.
Do you love tech gadgets and fountain pens? Which is your favorite? Leave a comment and let us know!
The Goulet Pen Company Team