The Goulet Gift Guide: 10 Perfect Pen Sets

Shopping for gifts can be difficult! Finding meaningful, thoughtful, and affordable presents can cause headaches, especially if you have to fight the black Friday crowd. Madigan already gave you 7 reasons to gift a fountain pen, but we wanted to give you some more ideas to help you get your gift-giving started. We’ve put together products sure to please even the pickiest recipient that will be delivered directly to your door!


The Fountain Pen First-Timer

If you are looking to introduce your loved one to fountain pens, why not give something great to get started? Gift them their favorite color of the Pilot Metropolitan along with a Rhodia No. 16 Black notebook. Throw in a random ink sample package to complete the set!

Pilot Metropolitan– $15
Rhodia No. 16. Black Notepad Dot Grid– $5.75
Random Ink Sample Package Set– $8.90

Total price: Around $30. Purchase separately or in our Fountain Pen First-Timer package set for $26.90, or gift it with a bottle of Noodler’s Black in our Fountain Pen Newbie package set for $29.90.

The Savvy Shopper

You don’t have to break your budget to gift a fountain pen. Try the Pilot Varsity! Give a single pen or an assorted 7-pack and don’t worry about ink- it comes completely filled. Pair it with the affordable Leuchtturm Jottbook for a budget-friendly set.


Pilot Varsity– $3 for an individual pen or $20 for the 7-pack
Leuchtturm1917 Pocket Jottbook– $3.95

Total Price: $6.95 for an individual pen plus the notebook, $23.95 for the 7-pack and notebook

The Handy Helper

Have a friend or family member who is always willing to help with your newest project? Give them the pen perfect for the handyman- the Monteverde Tool Pen. With a level, screw driver, and stylus, they’ll have no problem completing that newest task. Help them keep all their projects organized in the Field Notes Workshop Companion set. Each notebook is specially designed to help in everything from plumbing to gardening!


Monteverde Tool Pen– $40
Diamine Blue Black Cartridges– $8.50
Field Notes Workshop Companion– $19.95

Total Price: $68.45 or available in the Handyman package set for a discount of $59.90.

The Art Aficionado

Is your aunt or cousin constantly at galleries or museums? Have they toured Europe to see the work of the masters? Let them hold art in their hands with the Visconti Van Gogh. Help their writing become a thing of art by pairing their pen with a Midori Stitched Notebook and some luxurious Visconti ink to match this gorgeous pen.


Visconti Van Gogh– Listed for $289 (But see our best price when you put it into your cart!)
Visconti Ink– $17.50
Midori Stitched Notebook– $15

Total Price: Full list price is $321.50, or you can purchase this package set for $237.90.


The Boardroom Boss

Get this boardroom boss a pen that is sure to impress with its minimalistic design- the Lamy 2000! It goes perfectly with a discreet Leuchtturm1917 notebook and professional (but still fun) Diamine 1864 Blue Black ink. It’s a set that is as authoritative as it is sophisticated.

Lamy 2000 Makrolon– $159.20
Diamine 1864 Blue Black– $15.95
Leuchtturm1917 Black Notebook– $18.95

Total Price: $194.10, or purchase this package set for $174.90.


The Avid Artist

If your loved one thrives on artistic endeavors, give them a set that will stir their creativity. A Noodler’s Nib Creaper filled with any of the De Atramentis Document inks is perfect to help them get started on their new sketches. They’ll also love the slick, fountain pen friendly, blank paper of the Quo Vadis Habana Notebook.

Noodler’s Nib Creaper Clear– $16.10
De Atramentis Document Ink Package Set – $15.57
Quo Vadis Habana Blank Notebook– $30

Total Price: Normally $63.60, but you can purchase the package set with a discount for $54.90


The Corporate Climber

Not quite the boss yet, this person is working hard to get ahead. Help them reach their goals by giving them a workhorse pen to get the job done- the Lamy Al Star Black. Throw in a Rhodia Webnotebook and Noodler’s Black to assist in plotting their next move. They’ll be climbing that ladder in no time!

Lamy AL-Star Black– $37.60
Noodler’s Black– $12.50
Rhodia Medium Webnotebook Black– $25

Total Price: $75.10, or you can purchase this package set with a converter for $69.90.


 The Tenacious Traveler

For the travel junkie, a Midori Traveler’s Passport Notebook can’t be beat. There is space to write the name of their next hostel, and space to slide in their train ticket. They can even use it as a passport cover! Let their writing take them to new heights with the Monteverde Mountains of the World K2 filled with Diamine Sargasso Sea. The small size and plastic bottle make it perfect for travel.

Monteverde Mountains of the World K2– $68
Diamine Sargasso Sea 30ml-$7.50

Midori Traveler’s Notebook Brown Passport – $50.20

Total price: $125.70, or you can purchase this package set for $112.90.

The Posh Planner

Help them plan to get ahead in 2016 with a Leuchtturm1917 planner! Keep their writing classy with a Faber-Castell Ambition Aqua Op Art filled with De Atramentis Mint Turquoise. They will be poised to plan perfectly with this elegant set.



Faber-Castell Ambition Aqua Op Art– $100
De Atramentis Mint Turquoise– $12.95
Leuchtturm1917 2016 Weekly Planner Emerald– $19.95

Total price: $132.90, or you can purchase this package set for $119.90.


The Gracious Gardener

Have someone in your life with a green thumb? It might be winter now, but you can help them plan for spring with the flowery Cross Botanica! The graph paper and landscape layout in the Maruman Mnemosyne Inspiration Notepad is perfect for plotting beds. Keep their writing green with Diamine Meadow.

Cross Botanica– $135
Diamine Meadow– $14.95
Maruman Mnemosyne Inspiration Notepad Graph– $7.40

Total price: $157.35, or you can purchase this package set for $137.90.

Don’t see the perfect gift for your loved one on our list? We’re always happy to help! Shoot us an email, check in with us on our social channels, or catch us on Live Chat. The Goulet Pens team is ready with fantastic pen, ink, and paper suggestions.

What will you be purchasing for your friends and family this holiday season?

Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company Team

2017-10-11T13:43:29+00:00 November 17th, 2015|Holiday Gift Guides|0 Comments