The Art of Gift Giving: Christmas 2023

Stationery: Gifts For Him, Gifts For Her. 

Gift-giving is an art form, a delicate dance of selecting the perfect present that will leave a lasting impression on the recipient. And what better way to express your thoughtfulness and sophistication than with a stationery gift? Stationery gifts are not only practical but also possess a timeless elegance that transcends trends. 

Why are stationery gifts so special?

Stationery gifts are not mere objects; they are vessels of creativity, vehicles of self-expression, and gateways to inspiration. In a world dominated by digital communication, the act of putting pen to paper has become a rare and cherished experience. The weight of a fine pen, the texture of luxurious paper, and the sound of nib gliding across the page create a sensory symphony that cannot be replicated by a keyboard or touchscreen. Stationery gifts invite us to slow down, to savour the moment, and to indulge in the pleasure of writing.

What makes a stationery gift truly exceptional?

When selecting a stationery gift, it is essential to consider the recipient's personality, taste, and aspirations. A truly exceptional stationery gift is one that reflects the recipient's unique essence and inspires them to unleash their creativity. Whether it's a handcrafted leather journal for the aspiring writer, a set of exquisite watercolours for the budding artist, or a striking bottled ink set for the discerning correspondent, the key is to choose a gift that resonates with their passions and aspirations.



L-R: PAP Rasmus Leather A6 Notebook - Black, Rosa Gallery Watercolour Paints - Modern Set of 21Ferris Wheel Press Ink Charger Set

How can stationery gifts elevate the art of communication?

In our fast-paced digital age, communication has become instantaneous and disposable. But stationery gifts have the power to elevate the act of communication, transforming it into a meaningful and memorable experience. A handwritten note on gorgeous stationery conveys a level of thoughtfulness and care that cannot be replicated by a text or email. It is a tangible expression of love, gratitude, or congratulations that can be cherished and revisited for years to come. Stationery gifts have the ability to forge deeper connections, revive the lost art of letter writing, and create lasting impressions.

Basildon Bond Writing Paper & Envelopes

The Best Stationery to Give as a Present in 2023

When it comes to stationery gifts, quality and craftsmanship are paramount. Seek out brands that embody the same values of elegance, sophistication, and attention to detail that you wish to convey through your gift. Here at the Hamilton Pen Company we have carefully created a portfolio of incredible brands from across the globe to bring you products suited to any number of tastes, interests and styles.

When considering gifting stationery, consider whether the recipient is someone who is new to the world of stationery or whether they will have established favourite products and brands. Gift sets are a wonderful way to show you care but you can also create your own sets by bundling together complimenting items.

LAMY logo Ballpoint & Fountain Pen Set with Pen Case - Matt Black

For example, if you have a friend who has been talking about getting into journaling, why not seek out a stunning notebook and go a step further by adding in some fun coloured pens or a stylish pen to get them started?



L-R: Leuchtturm1917 Medium (A5) Hardcover Bullet Journal Edition 2 - BlushSakura Gelly Roll Moonlight Universe 12 Mix Pack Rollerball PensCross Calais Ballpoint Pen - Polished Chrome

Thinking outside of the box? Why not explore some of our more unusual accessories such as :


 Nahvalur Crab Pen Stand - Various Colours


L-R:Esterbrook Book Holder - NibEsterbrook Pen Stand - TortoiseEsterbrook Book Holder - Butterfly

The variety at The Hamilton Pen Company means you will be able to find something for everyone and any circumstance. Drawn your colleague in the office secret Santa?

Yop & Tom Dot Grid A5 Journal - Dandelion Midnight Blue

Looking for something really special for a fountain pen enthusiast?

Namiki Nippon Art Tradition Fountain Pen - Chinese Phoenix

Do you have teens in the family who are impossible to buy for?Why not peruse our sister company The Hamilton Hut for some lifestyle gifts

Lexon Mino TWS Pairable Bluetooth Speaker - Glossy Black

Stationery gifts, with their timeless elegance and ability to inspire, are the perfect choice for those seeking to create a lasting impression. So, as you embark on the quest for the perfect gift, consider the art of stationery gifts and let your present be a masterpiece that will be cherished for years to come.

Bottled Ink & Our Top Stationery Gifts for 2023

When it comes to finding the perfect Christmas gift, it can be challenging to find something unique and thoughtful. This year, why not consider giving the gift of bottled ink? While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind, bottled ink is a practical and meaningful present that is sure to impress. Here are a few reasons why bottled ink makes the perfect Christmas gift:

Quality and Craftsmanship

Bottled ink is a testament to quality and craftsmanship. Unlike disposable pens, bottled ink is made with care and attention to detail. It is formulated to provide a smooth and consistent writing experience, making it a joy to use. Whether your loved one is a writer, artist, or simply enjoys the act of putting pen to paper, they will appreciate the superior quality of bottled ink.


One of the best things about bottled ink is the ability to personalise it. Many brands offer a wide range of colours and shades, allowing you to choose a colour that reflects the recipient's personality or preferences. Whether they prefer classic black ink or vibrant and bold colours, there is a bottled ink option for everyone. Personalising the gift shows that you have put thought and effort into selecting something special.


In today's world, sustainability is more important than ever. Bottled ink is a sustainable alternative to disposable pens. By using bottled ink, your loved one can reduce their environmental impact by minimising plastic waste. Many bottled ink brands also offer refillable ink cartridges, further reducing waste. Giving the gift of bottled ink is not only thoughtful but also environmentally friendly.


Bottled ink is incredibly versatile and can be used with a variety of writing instruments. Whether your loved one prefers fountain pens, calligraphy pens, or even brush or dip pens, bottled ink can be used with all of these tools (although it should be noted that inks are not universal to the writing tool. For example calligraphy ink should not be used in a standard fountain pen). This versatility makes bottled ink a practical and useful gift for anyone who enjoys writing or creating art.


Unlike disposable pens that run out of ink quickly, bottled ink offers longevity. A single bottle of ink can last for months, if not years, depending on usage. This means that your gift will continue to bring joy long after Christmas has passed. Every time your loved one reaches for their pen and dips it into the bottle of ink, they will be reminded of your thoughtful gift.

Our Top Picks For Bottled Inks

With hundreds of options to choose from, why not explore our full ink selection. In the meantime, here are some of our top picks for Bottled Ink for Christmas 2023



L-R: Ferris Wheel Press Ink - Cabernet On The LakePilot Iroshizuku 2023 Limited Edition Boxed Ink Set - Yu-GureJ Herbin Les Essentielles Ink - Vert Amazone

Ferris Wheel Press Calligraphy Ink - Teatime Teal


Diamine Inkvent Green Edition Fountain Pen Ink - Silent Night,

 Dominant Industry Standard Fountain Pen Ink - Winter Pine,

 Graf Von Faber-Castell Ink - India Red

Wearingeul Fountain Pen Ink - Jeong Ji-Yong Set Of Four Inks


The Perfect ‘side dish’

With Bottled Inks as the main event, why not look at some tasty additions to the menu.


 Ferris Wheel Press 2023 Limited Edition 38ml Ink Carriage - Blue Legacy


L-R: Kaweco A6 Nubuck Leather Traveller Pen CaseFerris Wheel Press Carousel Inkwell



L-R: J Herbin Glass Dip PenObjectiza Pocketo Small Desk Tidy - Walnut

Esterbrook Blotting Paper - Raven


Christmas At The Hamilton Pen Company

The 2023 gift guide is only a small snippet of what is on offer at The Hamilton Pen Company and our sister online shop  The Hamilton Hut. The Hamilton Hut is the place for beautiful toys and games and unusual gifts guaranteed to please! From puzzles to speakers, reusable straws to lighters and finger puppets to hip flasks, there is much to explore across both sites!

We hope that you have enjoyed this, our 2023 stationery gift guide. Please explore our online store for more inspiration and gift ideas. A huge thank you to all of our wonderful customers and we wish you all a very happy festive season.


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