Mother’s Day Gift Guide: For Mothers Who Love Pens, Pencils & All Thin

Looking to spoil the women in your life this year? Whether it's your mum, mother-in-law, grandmother or the mother of your children you are buying for,  The Hamilton Pen Company has options galore!

It goes without saying that mums are incredible and deserve to be showered with gifts and adoration at all times…however, Mother’s day is the perfect excuse to ACTUALLY treat that special mother. Having said that, it can feel daunting to find the perfect gift for your mum and finding the mother’s day present that truly expresses how much your mum means to you may feel like an impossible task.

We are here to give some pointers to some treats that we think will be adored by even the hardest-to-buy-for mothers! 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 Gifts For Mums

For The 'Aesthetic' Mum

Are you buying for a mum who loves things to be stylish and chic? Does she enjoy whimsical design alongside quality products? Well, if that sounds at all familiar then Ferris Wheel Press needs to be the first stop on your shopping trip! 

Here at The Hamilton Pen Company we are big fans of Ferris Wheel Press and there are a couple of favourites which we think would make for a splendid Mother's Day Gift.

The Scribe Ballpoint Pen

The Scribe Ballpoint Pen is sleek, chic and sophisticated and comes in a variety of gorgeous shades to suit every taste. 

The Scribe ballpoint pen from Ferris Wheel Press is a ubiquitous writing instrument for the fanciful jotter, journaller, sketcher and dreamer! Emanating the weight of your words with a robust copper body construction, and an intricately engraved brass cap drawn from vintage printmaking machinery. Paired with the most vibrant expression of colours inspired by the midway, The Scribe ballpoint pen will empower your every writing experience.

We couldn't put it any better we didn't! 

We are particularly loving the Lady Rose shade for Mother's Day 2022 because of its beautiful soft femininity and classic feel with the gold tone detailing. A sophisticated pen for a sophisticated lady!

Supplied in a metal storage tin, The Scribe ballpoint is refillable and comes fitted with a black refill. 142mm in length, 8.5mm diameter and weighs 22.6g. 

Ferris Wheel Press 2022 Limited Edition Ink - Roaring Patina Black

Our mums feel like a true limited edition, one of a kind, wonderful why not show her how much you care with this striking 2022 limited edition ink from Ferris Wheel Press. The 20's have not been as 'roaring' as we had hoped when the clock struck midnight marking the move into 2020. This wondrous ink has been formulated to let us rewrite the chapter ... and to do so in style!

This gorgeous ink draws inspiration from the Art Deco styling and opulence made popular in the 1920's. The rich and saturated tone of the ink flows throughout the stylish 38ml glass ink bottle crowned with the signature brass cap that we all know and love.

The beauty of this ink comes from its colour notes; a warm black featuring a subtle deep red sheen punctuated with an elegant gold shimmer - perfection.

Ferris wheel Press says that, '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'. We couldn't agree more and the Roaring Patina Black Limited Edition Ink is indeed magic! It reminds us of an endless starry night stretching ahead of us at the greatest party we could imagine. It is fun, flirty and fabulous! 

For Those Who Love Notebooks

We all know someone like this...someone who seems to have an endless collection of notebooks, notepads, jotters, journals and all kinds of paper! Each and every one has a specific purpose too! Here are some of our favourite notebooks to satisfy the list makers, the crafters, the artists, the writers and the loggers!

Happily Ever Paper Colorfull Notebook

Well, these notebooks are pure joy! With wild and wacky designs sure to thrill and quality paper stock suited to so many uses...the Happily Ever Paper Colourfull Notebook is a winner in our eyes...and it doesn't hurt that (at the point of writing this) they are on offer on our website!



The Happily Ever Paper Colorfull is a fun notebook series that showcases the edge painting technique.  Five patterns are available in a range of colours chosen at random. The notebooks are soft cover and are a comfortable size at 150mm by 210mm - ideal for popping in a bag or placing on a desk! The binding is a lovely American Thread stitching and the notebooks are a substantial 224 pages. Because the pages are blank the possibilities are endless! use for sketching, writing to do lists, jotting down ideas or everyday musings! 

Leuchtturm1917 Medium (A5) Hardcover Notebook - Smooth Colours

When this collection was launched in 2021 we were delighted by the polished and fresh colour options of Olive, Lilac, Ocean and Vanilla. The colours are inspired by the tranquility and optimism of nature and exploration - I know many mothers who would ask for a little tranquility this Mother's Day!

The 145mm x 210mm medium A5 size notebook from Leuchtturm1917 is as suitable for your writing desk as it is on your travels. These notebooks have a sturdy hardcover, rounded corners, a pocket in the back cover, elastic fastener, bookmark and a thread bound spine. Classic German quality makes this our most popular notebook!

 The Leuchtturm Smooth notebooks feature 251 numbered pages with a blank table of contents for those who like to be really organised! Within the notebook are 8 perforated and detachable sheets and the brilliant expandable pocket for keeping important documents (or the numerous 'flowers' picked by our littles!). To make sure you never get lost, two page markers are presented and an elastic closure band holds everything together. One aspect that I personally really like about the Leuchtturm 1917 is the fact that it is thread bound so that it can be opened flat and that Leuchtturm have included stickers for labelling and archiving. They have really thought of everything! It's that German efficiency in action!

And...because we all have our own preferences, the Leuchtturm 1917 medium A5 hardcover notebooks are available in four different page formats; rules with 6mm spacing, Squared with 5x5mm boxes, dotted with 5mm spacing and completely plain except for the page number. If the colours in this micro collection aren't to your mums taste, explore our full range of Leuchtturm 1917 notebooks and notepads

Gifts for Connoisseurs of Bottled Ink

Does the mum in your life enjoy the experience of writing with bottled ink? Does she have a growing collection of bottled inks or maybe she has been talking about dabbling in inks? Well here are some gorgeous inks that are great  for beginners and collectors alike.

Wearingeul Fountain Pen Ink - 13 Children

I could have picked pretty much any of the Wearingeul inks to put in this list...perhaps we are in the honeymoon phase with this being a new brand though I suspect the reason is closer to the fact that each and every offering from Wearingeul has some unique characteristic which makes it an excellent choice. I chose '13 Children' partly because of the stunning rich colour but mostly because I liked the idea of having 13 children each gifting a Wearingeul ink...what a collection that would be!

13 Children is a much celebrated poem penned by Kim Hae-Gyeong, also known by his pen name Yi Sang.

Kim Hae-Gyeong was a writer and poet who lived in Korea under Japanese rule. He is well-known for his poems and novels, such as Crow's-Eye View and Wings. He is considered as one of the most important and revolutionary writers of modern Korean literature.

13 Children ink starts from a dark blue colour base but develops to a bluish-green with red sheen as the ink dries. The colour feels like one that could be used 'sensibly' at work or for semi-formal correspondence yet it is also one that could be used for fun! The colour is deep and rich with a modern and stylish feel. We are big fans!

Pilot Iroshizuku Ink - Boxed Set of Three Mini Inks

For those of you who have utilised some of our previous gift lists you will already be familiar with the Pilot Iroshizuku Ink Boxed Set of Three Mini Inks. Not only is it beautifully presented (it doesn't hurt to make wrapping that bit easier!) but it is also a brilliant way to explore some of the incredible Pilot Iroshizuku inks before committing.

The three mini ink set from Pilot has been a best seller almost continuously since we began to stock the gorgeous set. The aspect of personalisation teamed with the incredible quality inks and beautiful gift box make this an absolute dream for anyone who is 'into' ink or even as a gift to someone who may be thinking about delving into the glorious world of bottled inks.

Enjoy Japan's varied and subtle colour aesthetic as you write with Iroshizuku fine fountain pen ink. Choose any 3 of 24 vibrant and exciting colours all presented in 15ml bottles and presented in a gift box. We currently have some inks out of stock so please explore the online store to select from 17 outstanding inks!

The name "iroshizuku" is a combination of the Japanese words "iro" (colouring) expressing high standards and variation of colours, and "shizuku" (droplet), which embodies the very image of dripping water.

For The Classics

Is your mum a classic? Does she exude refined tastes and class? This is the section for you! 

Parker IM Fountain Pen - Brushed Metal

This list would be incomplete without a Parker pen but in a twist on the classic, we have selected the Parker IM Fountain Pen in brushed metal as a modern expression of that classic sophistication we associate with Parker Pens.


This fountain pen by Parker is focused on comfort and simple, high-performance functionality, the tapered contemporary shape of the new Parker IM fountain pen teams up with the versatile appeal of metal to give instant, modern style. IM utilises a push on cap with a smooth click-lock mechanism and every detail is refined to deliver a writing experience that is always dependable.

The Parker IM fountain pen range is available in a choice of 8 elegant finishes with either a Fine or Medium polished stainless steel nib. Each pen comes in a tasteful gift box (pop a bow on and you're good to go!). A blue Parker Quink cartridge is included and an ink converter is also available to purchase separately if your mother enjoys bottled ink.

Parker 51 Ballpoint Pen - Black with Gold Trim

We decided to sneak another Parker Pen on the list! The Parker 51 pen is as groundbreaking today as it was when first launched in 1941. This unique writing instrument is inspired by the pen once hailed as the ‘world’s most wanted’ retaining its distinctive streamlined silhouette and iconic design, yet is made for the future. Seems pretty perfect as a Mother's Day gift to me!

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 ballpoint pen has a smooth twist action mechanism, comes fitted with a black Parker Quink refill and is presented in a Parker gift box.

Caran d'Ache 849 Brut Rosé Ballpoint Pen

The Caran d'Ache 849 Ballpoint is another classic with a glorious array of variations sure to satisfy all tastes. The Brut Rosé Ballpoint is all the fun of pink champagne without the hangover!

Caran d'Ache 849 Brut Rosé Ballpoint Pen retains the traditional hexagonal shape of the famed Swiss ballpoint but has a rose gold anodised finish with matching pocket clip. This classy Ballpoint Pen is Presented in an unusual matching colour storage tin with a 3D impression of the pen.

We love the balance of the timeless feel of the Caran d'Ache 849 with the fun of the Brut Rosé styling.

The Wild and the Wonderful

Is your mum a fan of the unusual? Does she march to the beat of her own drum? She might enjoy these gifts that are a little more left field.

Narwhal Crab Pen Stand

The Narwhal Crab Pen Stand is a delightful little addition to your mums desk! Available in a range of 4 colours designed to complement the colours of the Narwhal Original Fountain Pens, these snappy little pen stands will ensure your mum never has to search around looking for the pen that has become buried under a pile of papers!

Troika Lilipad Notebook & Liliput Pen 

Some of you may remember this quirky notepad from our Christmas Gift guide and it was so popular I felt it needed to be included in this list too!

A brilliant gift for mums who always have some project on the go and for those who enjoy a multi-use product. The Troika Lilipad Notebook comes in a handy A7 size and is kitted out with a multi-tool mini pen, this notebook set makes for a fantastic present! 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 notebook is attractive and wouldn't look out of place on the most stylish of desks. When paired with the construction Liliput twist-action ballpoint pen with its inch and centimetre ruler, full-metal construction, stylus, and both flat-head and Phillips-head mini-screwdriver, this makes an excellent gift for those in practical hands on jobs, hobbyists and DIY-ers!  It includes;

  • Stylus
  • 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

Available in Yellow, Blue, Grey, Brown and Black.

Mother's Day at the Hamilton Pen Company

With just a couple of weeks until Mother's Day, now is the time to get searching for that perfect gift! Our Gift Guide is such a small selection of the amazing products that we are proud to present to you.  Please explore our website and The Hamilton Hut website for more inspiration and do get in touch if you have any questions about our products. 

Don't forget, everyone loves a carefully written why not treat yourself to a little something to make your card that little bit more special! Perhaps a new ink or maybe this is the perfect excuse to finally treat yourself to that fountain pen you have been eyeing up! 

We hope that everyone who is celebrating Mother's Day this year has a wonderful day and we also think of those who may find the day a struggle.




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