Stationery Gifts for Fathers Day
Is your dad hard to buy for? Is he the ‘man who has everything’? This June, leave your worries behind and let our handy gift guide lead you to the perfect fathers day gift 2022. Wow them this Father’s day as we 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. Just a reminder - Father's Day is coming! Sunday 19th June.
Father’s day is not founded through religious tradition in the same way that mother’s day is. It is more of a modern conception and took longer to be adapted to in the UK compared to the USA where the day was conceived. A little history on the holiday reveals that the first Father’s Day was recorded in 1908 but was then skipped until 1910…you’ve got to wonder what happened to 1909! However, it wasn't until WW2 that the Brits began to celebrate the holiday. It was predominantly the influence of American Advertisers who wanted to increase sales and encourage gifts to be sent to troops that led to the gradual adoption of the day. By the end of the War, Father’s day was very much embedded into UK society
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.
However 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. Below we present our top gifts across five categories: Pen, Pencil, Notebook, Ink and finally a Wildcard choice... Let's get into it!
Fountain Pen Gifts For Father's Day
It is difficult to narrow down from hundreds of pens to one, but for a special occasion such as fathers day, a fountain pen truly fits the bill. Our pick for our top choice of fountain pens for fathers day came down to wanting something that feels both classic and timeless, whilst also being modern and sleek. For us, that pen is the Parker 51.
The Parker 51 fountain pen is as groundbreaking today as it was when first launched in 1941, Parker's 51st year! This unique writing instrument is inspired by the pen once hailed as the ‘world’s most wanted’ retaining its distinctive streamlined silhouette and iconic hooded nib, yet is made for the future. This pen is hand assembled and made from durable precious resin, benefitting from Parker’s expertise and reputation for superior craftsmanship. From conception to assembly, the attention to detail is second to none. The cap is decorated with a complementary metallic jewel and each finish is inspired by heritage colours of the past, a tribute to the original Parker 51 range. The Parker 51 - Inspired by the past, made for the future!
The Parker 51 fountain pen comes with a choice of fine or medium polished steel nib, takes Parker Quink cartridges or bottled ink by purchasing the optional Parker ink converter and is presented in a Parker gift box. One black and one blue cartridge are included.
Also available as a matching ballpoint pen.
We feel that everyone should experience the joy of owning a Parker Pen at some point in their lives. Whether you are looking for a gift for a new dad, your grandad, a Step dad or even a father figure, you can't go wrong with this stunning pen. I chose this particular style purely because I personally love the look of the rich midnight blue set against the chrome but there are many colour ways and options to choose from.
Iconic Pencils - Gifts for Father's Day
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 brilliant 'Volumes' collection
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 so many designs available, particularly across the 'Volumes' editions, it was difficult to choose which Blackwing to bring to the table. After much deliberation we decided that the OG Blackwing is as gorgeous now as it has always been and its instant recognition and admiration makes the Matte Palomino Pencil the perfect gift this Father's Day.
Gifts for Fathers Day - Notebooks
The Troika Lilipad Notebook is A7 size and comes with a Liliput multi-tool mini pen. The thread bound pocket-sized notebook opens flat with dot grid perforated paper, a pocket on the inside back cover, page marker, and elastic band closure. The Liliput twist-action ballpoint pen has an inch and centimeter ruler, full-metal construction, stylus, and both flat-head and Phillips-head mini-screwdriver. In fact, it has many features;
- Mini screwdriver Philips and flat head
- Inch and cm on the barrel
- Full metal construction
- Black Ink
- Notebook hard cover
- 128 Perforated dot grid pages
- FSC Certified Paper
- Faux (Vegan) Leather cover with a ruler (cm)
- Pocket on Inside back cover
- Ribbon page marker
- Elastic band closure
- Pen Loop
What more could you want!
Father's Day Presents - Bottled Ink
Now this category is a little more niche however, if you are looking for a gift for someone who already enjoys ink or who may be looking for a push in the right direction...well we are here to help with that!
Everything about this bottled ink screams class! This would make a brilliant gift for someone who became (or is going to become) a father in 2022 as they will be left with the stunning bottle with the year of their child's birth on it.
Equally it is a brilliant all rounder ink and the additional tone and patina put a subtle spin on a classic ink colour. Fancy enough to be special whilst remaining subdued enough to be professional/ everyday should it need to be.
Ink deserves to be inspiring from the moment you receive it to the moment you draw it into your pen, it should remind you of the magic of writing.
Gathering inspiration from historic Art Deco architecture all across Canada, Ferris Wheel Press have transformed the most inspiring elements into the visual representation of this gorgeous limited edition ink.
Journey across Canada and admire details drawn from the historic Marine Building in British Columbia, College Park Building in Toronto, John Sopinka Courthouse in Hamilton, and more.
Roaring Patina Black has been infused with the opulence and splendid charm of the past, giving you the ultimate inspiration as you start writing your new chapter in the new roaring twenties.
- Convenient 38ml glass ink bottle.
- Rich and saturated tones
- Warm-black with gold shimmer, and deep red sheen.
- Water based.
- Signature brass cap.
Gold flake, being a solid residue, will sink to the bottom of the bottle if unused - simply shake well to rejuvenate. Due to the sedimentary nature of this product we do not recommend you leave in your fountain pen for prolonged periods of non-use and do not recommend for use in vintage fountain pens with fine feed systems.
Wildcard: Unusual Gifts for Father's Day
For this year's wildcard selection, I turn to one of the newer brands at The Hamilton Pen Company: Andhand.
Andhand is an independent British pen and stationery brand established in 2021 who produce well designed products that will stand the test of time and stay true to the buy once philosophy. As such all of their products are crafted with care from a minimal palette of premium materials which are not only highly durable but also a joy to use in everyday life.
The Andhand portfolio of pens and stationery are all designed in the UK by an award winning team. Every care is taken in developing products which function with precision, deliver a great experience and are beautiful additions to any desk.
There were several contenders for this selection - and I encourage you to look at the Andhand products available - but this felt like the most fun direction to go!
These look so great on your desk! Or in this case, they will look great in your dad's office! If your father is someone who enjoys things that are aesthetically pleasing and also practical then he is sure to appreciate the art that is the hoop tape dispenser.
The all metal construction Hoop tape dispenser takes a simple unassuming form that brings elegance to any desktop space whilst also being an extremely durable and high performing piece of kit. The combination of precision machined aluminium and custom made stainless steel blade ensure a clean cut through the tape.
Tape not included.
The Hamilton Pen Company Father's Day Gifts
The options are endless for Father's Day gifts at The Hamilton Pen Company and our sister company The Hamilton Hut. Don't forget a card this June 19th!
Don't forget, you will need something to sign that card with...explore our website for more inspiration