Father's Day Gift Guide 2021

The Hamilton Pen Company’s guide for the perfect gift for stationery and writing equipment enthusiasts

This Father’s day celebrate the fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, bonus dads, new dads and mum-dads in your life with a thoughtful gift from The Hamilton Pen Company. Whether you are buying for a notebook nut, a passionate pen collector or a stationery enthusiast, The Hamilton Pen Company has the perfect gift!

Father’s day is a day of honouring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society and in a year where - for many of us -  seeing our Fathers is long overdue! 

Unlike Mother’s day which is connected to a traditional Christian holiday, Father’s day is a much more modern advent. Interestingly, it took longer to be adopted in the UK than the USA where it originates. 

The first Father’s day took place in 1908 but appeared to be a singular event and didn't really begin to take hold until after 1910. The UK began to adopt the holiday during World War Two when advertisers used the influence of the American holiday to promote the sale of items to be sent to troops overseas and in the field. By the end of the war, Father’s Day was a national Institution in the UK. 

In 1972, the President of the USA - Richard Nixon - declared Father’s Day a national holiday and signed it into law as part of his re-election campaign. Unlike Mother’s Day, Fathers Day is celebrated on the same day in the UK and US (as well as the majority of the world's nations which celebrate the holiday) - the third Sunday in June.  Some countries, particularly those which are dominated by Roman Catholicism, celebrate Father’s Day  on March 19th as this date is the feast of St Joseph - husband to Mary and adoptive father of Jesus - and Father’s Day was more traditionally linked to spiritual fatherhood. 

Father’s Day is about spending time with those special men and father figures in our lives whether a long overdue visit, a meal out or even a phone call. However, whenever you celebrate Father’s day, the right gift can really make someone's day and ensure they feel appreciated and loved. 

If you are looking for a special gift or just a little something that says you care, we have compiled a list of some of our favourite gift ideas. With literally thousands of items on our website, explore The Hamilton Pen Company for more ideas ... but for some inspiration - read on!


Great Father’s Day Gifts for 2021

Makers Cabinet  - Simplicity Exceptionally Engineered

Makers Cabinet is a collective of talented young designers who have created some of the most stylish and high quality drawing tools we have seen in a very long time. Designed to last a lifetime, Makers Cabinet takes simple problems -  sharpening your pencil for example - and designs outstandingly beautiful and incredibly engineered products to solve that problem. 

Makers Cabinet has a wonderful range of beautifully designed tools and accessories, from the Høvel pencil sharpener to the Iris drawing tool and cases and blades amongst others. Strikingly designed, Makers Cabinet shows us how design and practicality come together to create outstanding products.

Makers Cabinet products make for stunning Father's Day gifts especially if you're buying for someone who works in design, architecture or is creative or artistic. Each product makes for a wonderful display piece as well as an incredible and practical piece.

Makers Cabinet Iris

Iris gives you the freedom to draw accurate circles effortlessly. Single, concentric or shaded circles can easily be drawn and the centering tool allows you to accurately position your circle to a given centre.

Beautifully engineered by Makers Cabinet, the Iris drawing compass will take pride of place on your desk.



Makers Cabinet Høvel

Høvel is a pencil sharpener that functions as a miniature plane, allowing you the freedom to achieve any point you like without the hassle of breaking the lead of your pencils like a typical sharpener sometimes does.  It can be used as a long point sharpener, a flat sharpener, similar to the result you would achieve with a chisel or knife, or even for making very short and sturdy points.

The blades are easily changed without the need for any tools by using the thumb screw that fastens everything together. The solid brass Høvel weighs in at around 90 grams and has a great weighted feel in the hand. Being a precision machined brass piece, Høvel will age beautifully and is made to last a lifetime. The Høvel comes with 10 replacement blades in the box.

An optional wooden base is perfect for your desk and collects the shavings as you sharpen. Or, if you are on the go you can bring your Høvel along safely stored in one of the purpose made leather sheaths.


Palomino Blackwing - A Cultural Icon Reborn

Blackwing Pencils have long been a cultural icon with huge names in the creative industries noted as fans. From John Steinbeck, Quincy Jones, Sondheim & Bernstein, Nabokov, and Chuck 'what's up doc’ Jones to modern day artists, architects and musicians - frankly anyone with a penchant for quality and the need of a pencil!

Claimed by many to be the best pencil in the world, Blackwing pencils are famous for the quality of graphite, iconic shape, replaceable eraser, and the men and women whose works they’ve inspired throughout the years.

Made in Japan from incense cedar sourced from the forests of California and Oregon, Palomino Blackwing pencils have an extremely high quality finish and are smooth to write with.

In the last few years, Blackwing has grown from a single pencil into a culture. It’s a culture that encourages and empowers creativity in all forms, especially in their educational programmes and philanthropic efforts. In fact, a percentage of every Blackwing product sold benefits music and arts education. 

Instantly recognisable and effortlessly cool, Blacking products make for wonderful Father's Day gifts and are perfect for anyone who appreciates a quality pencil with a delightful history

Blackwing Starting Point Set


The perfect way to experience a variety of Blackwing products all presented in one place.  The Blackwing Starting Point Set is a perfect gift.

The Blackwing Starting Point Set contains the following:

  • 4 Blackwing pencils with a range of Soft, Balanced, Firm and Extra-firm graphite.
  • 2 Point Guards that keep your pencil from breaking on the go, 1 black, 1 gold.
  • 1 Black Long Point Sharpener that uses a two-step process to first sharpen the wood before precision sharpening the graphite.
  • 2 packs of replacement erasers to ensure your pencil is always functional, 1 black, 1 white.

The Starting Point set comes in a thin card transportation box shown in images one and two. It is not a gift box but makes for an attractive gift if you choose not to wrap. 

 Blackwing Volumes 6 Limited Edition Palomino Pencils

Blackwing Volumes are always an intriguing delight with interesting inspiration behind each release and thoughtful design. The Volumes 6 makes for a wonderful Father's Day present with its bright colour scheme, modern design and interesting connection with urban living.

In 1912, French engineer Georges Claude installed the world's first neon sign above a barber shop in Paris. His vibrant, tubular lights soon adorned the storefronts of small businesses around the world, and symbolised the entrepreneurial drive that formed the backbone of their communities.

Today, the spirit of "Main Street" is more resilient than ever. It can be found in urban cities and rural towns, bookstores and coffee shops, boutiques and restaurants. It's one of the many things that make our homes feel special. And it's worth preserving.

The Blackwing Volume 6 celebrates independent businesses and their entrepreneurial spirit. Each set comes with six neon red and six neon blue pencils inspired by the iconic neon "Open" sign. Each pencil features a black ferrule, black imprint and Blackwing's soft graphite found in the Matte pencil. The number 6 is a nod to the six Noble Gases which give neon lights their distinct colours.

Notebooks, Notepads & Folios

You can't go wrong with a beautiful notebook as a Father's Day Gift. Whether plain for sketches, lined for writing or even dot grid , a quality and attractive notebook is always a welcomed gift - it's hard to go wrong with a notebook.

The Hamilton Pen Company has a wide variety of notebooks, pads and folios to fit your desired style and budget.

Leuchtturm1917 Master Classic (A4+) Hardcover Notebook - Navy

The Master Classic comes in the A4+ oversized size and features 233 pages. Slightly larger than A4 so that loose A4 pages can be placed inside the notebook without damage, the Master is available in black, navy or red.


  • 233 numbered pages.
  • Blank table of contents.
  • Page marker and elastic enclosure band.
  • Margin for comments and cross-referencing.
  • Thread bound so able to open flat.
  • Sticker for labelling and archiving.
  • 100gsm acid free paper.

Available page formats:

  • Ruled with 8.5mm line spacing.
  • Squared with precise 5mm x 5mm boxes.
  • Dotted with 5mm spacing providing guidelines for writing, creating tables and drawings.
  • Plain with nothing but the page number in the bottom corner.

Pencil in image for size illustration purposes only and is not included.


Ferris Wheel Press 'The Always Right' Notebook


Art is never wrong and creativity always finds the right answer. Ferris Wheel Press have designed a dot grid notebook that is uniquely square, and this silhouette provides a spacious canvas to capture every single one of your brilliant ideas. Use it like a sketch book or journal. Draw, paint, and dream each one of your ideas, goals and ambitions, because when it comes to your creative vision, you are always right!

Ferris Wheel Press have opted for a high quality vegan leather cover, which offers the same soft hand-feel of traditional leather, while being 100% animal cruelty-free, without sacrificing quality. The soft exterior bends with high malleability, giving you a flexible writing experience at or away from your desk.

  • Ultra-soft cruelty-free vegan leather cover
  • 176 acid-free dot grid pages
  • Ink bleed and feathering resistant
  • Brilliant white paper stock in 100gsm
  • Fountain pen and brush marker friendly
  • Sized 185mm x 185mm

Available in colours Coral Soda, Pebble Grey and Racing Green.


Off Lines Small Leather Pad - Black

The Small Leather Pad from Off Lines is hand-made from soft black nappa leather and contains single refillable sheets of off-white 90 gsm bleach-free paper, held in place with an elasticated band. Thanks to its unique and practical shape, the notepad will fit comfortably in your pocket ready to capture your thoughts and ideas whilst on the go.

There is a credit card slot on the inside of the pad which also has a pen loop and comes with two spare blocks of paper refills each containing 100 sheets.

We recommend the Kaweco Liliput pen as the perfect accompaniment to this notepad.

Approximate pad size is 110mm x 77mm, paper size 105mm x 74mm.

Please note: Off Lines is NOT embossed on the front cover!

Pens and Writing Instruments

You didn't think we would create a gift guide and not include pens? Of course not! Whether your Father is a fountain pen purist or enjoys a novel writing instrument with all the bells and whistles, Hamilton Pens has something for everyone! Whether you are looking for an everyday pen, something a little more unusual or a statement piece take a look around our varied collection of some of the leading brands in the world. 


Caran d'Ache 849 Nespresso Limited Edition Ballpoint Pen

In collaboration with Nestlé, Caran D'Ache have released the 3rd edition 849 Nespresso model. Using the aluminium of recycled Nespresso coffee capsules they created an alloy that retains the intrinsic qualities of the world famous 849 ballpoint pen. Produced in the Geneva workshops of Caran D'Ache, the finish on this superb 849 displays the satin purple colour of the Nespresso Arpeggio capsule.

Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen - Raw Aluminium

The Kaweco Sport fountain pen is one of those products that is so great, it has barely changed since it was first introduced in 1935! The octagonal design has certainly stood the test of time and the Kaweco Sport now has a worldwide cult following.
Manufactured from tough aluminium and anodized or polished to produce a range of elegant colours, the AL Sport fountain pen is a respectable 135mm long with the cap posted, but just 105mm long when closed making it the ideal choice for either pocket or handbag.
This pen has a polished steel nib available in 5 styles and is presented in a smart retro-style Kaweco gift tin. A silver coloured Kaweco pocket clip is also available for this pen if required.
The Kaweco AL Sport fountain pen takes standard international short size ink cartridges and comes with 1 blue cartridge. We recommend you use genuine Kaweco ink cartridges which are available in our store or a Kaweco Sport ink converter should you wish to use bottled ink.

Fisher Bullet Space Pen - Titanium with Shuttle

The Bullet Space Pen became the flag ship of the Fisher Space Pen Co soon after its introduction in 1948 and has continued to become an icon of American writing equipment and 20th Century design, having featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Manufactured in Nevada, USA, this pen is produced to exacting standards and utilises Fisher's tungsten carbide ballpoint and patented visco-elastic ink in a pressurised cartridge. As a result, the Fisher Space Pen can write in the most demanding environments:

  • In the zero gravity vacuum of space
  • In extreme heat up to 200°C
  • In extreme cold to -20°C
  • Underwater
  • Upside down
  • On grease

This pen is fitted with an SPR4 black medium point refill. This handsome writing instrument is a conversational piece that is sure to please any space enthusiast.


Father's Day Gifts at The Hamilton Pen Company

 Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, Art Supplies, Bottled ink, Desk accessories ... there are so many options for Father's Day gifts at The Hamilton Pen Company and our sister company The Hamilton Hut.  Don't forget a card this June 20th! 


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