‘Tis the season!

In this blog post, we’re highlighting our top 10 picks for fountain pen holiday gifts in our budget category: Gifts Under $35.

Gifts Under $35

In no particular order, here are ten of our favorite fountain pen-related gifts under $35!


Our best-selling fountain pen of 2019, it has held strong through this year too. Available in more colors than ever, this fountain pen appeals to both beginners and collectors. With a piston filler and a variety of nib size choices, the TWSBI Eco boasts an incredible value at $30.99.

TWSBI Eco Cement Grey


Platinum Prefounte

The “grown up” version of the popular Platinum Preppy, the Platinum Prefounte fountain pen comes in five subdued translucent colors at $10 each.

Platinum Prefounte


Clairefontaine Notebooks

We recently brought in a variety of designs of  “pretty” Clairefontaine notebooks as a special order from France. All of these notebooks feature Clairefontaine’s super smooth bright white 90g lined paper.



LAMY Safari Candy

You may have missed this launch while we weren’t shipping in the midst of the early COVID-19 days, but this year’s LAMY Safari special edition is actually a collection of three different colors: Aquamarine, Mango, and Violet. Each features a smooth matte finish and a matching colored clip for $29.60 each.

LAMY Safari Candy


Sailor Ink

Our newest (and biggest!) expansion to our ink lineup this year was Sailor! Between the various collections, we added a total of 142 new colors to our store. One of the most popular colors has been Sailor Haha, a high shading ink that is part of the Manyo series and set in a beautiful 50ml square glass bottle at $24.

Sailor Manyo Ink


Art of Cursive Penmanship

Know someone who wants to improve their handwriting? With cursive not taught much in schools anymore (or if you’re an adult who forgot what you learned), this Art of Cursive Penmanship book by master penman Michael R. Sull is a lifesaver. This 253-page spiral notebook contains instructions and workbook pages, all for $19.95.


Diplomat Magnum

Available in eight colors, the most popular color of the Diplomat Magnum is our exclusive Prismatic Purple. Not only is this pen a great value on its own at $21.60, but it currently comes with a free 30ml bottle of Monteverde ink (a $10 value).


Rickshaw Bagworks Pen Slips

Keep your fountain pen cozy in a plush-lined Rickshaw Pen Slip. The single pen sleeve is available in our exclusive Inky Blue design, or the humorous “No Borrow” design, both available for $15 each.


Pilot Explorer

The entry-level Pilot Explorer fountain pen comes in six vibrant metallic colors and is set in a gift box with a converter and ink cartridge. Lightweight and easy to write with, it’s a great value at $23.60.


Random Ink Sample Set

For the adventurous spirit or the fountain pen enthusiast who has it all, the perfect gift is our “Surprise Me!” random ink sample 8-pack. It’s literally just that – we randomly select eight of our ink samples from our 750+ colors. It’s a great way to try new colors you may have overlooked.


Be sure to check out more of our picks for Gifts Under $35 on our website, as well as our other Holiday Gift Guides by price.

Write On,
Rachel Goulet