“Can I borrow your pen?”
This innocent question can cause a jolt of anxiety or, at least, some hesitation for the person being asked. Will the borrower return your pen in the same condition? Will they be clumsy and drop it? Will they actually return it at all?
For people who carry disposable, freebie pens (like the ones you used to get at the bank) - you might not care if you get it back. On the other hand, you have a special connection with a particular writing instrument, lending that pen might feel like sending your child off with a stranger.
Having your name engraved on the pen shows everyone that THIS IS YOUR PEN. This pen means something to you. There is no debate that the pen is clearly yours. Who should the borrower return it to when finished? YOU! By engraving your pen, you are ensuring it is not forgotten in someone's desk drawer, or worse, ends up in a landfill.
For most people, a pen is a pen. We "pen people" know better than that. Writing with a luxury pen can make you feel special. Much like driving a Mercedes would make you feel versus driving a Hyundai. While a Mercedes is beyond the means of most people, we all like to add personal touches that can make even a Hyundai feel special. The same is true for pens.
Personalizing a pen for yourself, makes the pen unique, no matter how common the pen may be. It is your special pen - no one else's. Adding your name engraved on the pen makes it all the more special not only to you, and can leave an impression on anyone who may ask you to sign a document, or ask to borrow your pen.
Since fountain pens became commercially available in the early 20th Century, they've been given as gifts for special occasions. Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, weddings, and graduations are a few of the occasions when pens are gifted. Corporations give pens with their company logos to key employees and valued clients. Whatever the occasion, pens make meaningful gifts. Adding a personal touch to a gift adds a sentimental value that goes beyond the actual cost of the pen.
When you gift a personzlied pen, you show the receipient that you respect their intellect, accomplishments, and status. Whether it marks a special occasion, or is simply a "just because" gift, the engraved pen becomes a keepsake treasured for years, if not a lifetime.
While most other items we possess will break or become obsolete in the matter of years (think about your mobile phone or car), a fine pen from our selection at Goldspot will endure for decades. Many of the pen brands we represent have a lifetime mechanical warranty and dedicated repair centers to ensure your writing instruments continue to function as productive, creative tools. Below, you'll find our top picks that make great personalized pen gifts, as well as some recommendations on engraving etiquette.