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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas 2020

What to buy your loved one for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, which means that love, passion, and romance are in the air! It’s no surprise then that you have come looking for the best Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your writing equipment and stationery lover!

Whether you are in need of a token of your affection or something more grandiose, The Hamilton Pen Company has a wide variety of wonderful products from the world’s finest pen, pencil and stationery brands which are sure to please and delight!

We have compiled some of our favourite products which we think make wonderful gifts and provide that special something for that special someone - or, let’s face it...yourself!

Whether you are looking for a Valentine’s Day gift idea or the perfect tools to craft a showstopping love letter/Valentine’s card then look no further than our ultimate guide to Valentine's Day 2020. There are some incredible collections at The Hamilton Pen Company which are sure to make your heart flutter.

Archie's Leather B5 Notebook

For Lovers of Timeless Style...

This stunning leather notebook from Archie's Calligraphy is pure luxury! Hand-made in Poland, this is a really striking notebook cover crafted from Italian high-grade soft and supple leather with a textile lining that has the appearance of chamois and as it is B5 sized it can be used with a range of inserts. Stylish, traditional and utterly beautiful, this is a real statement piece that will remain with your Valentine for years!

 Available in a choice of 6 colours but as it is Valentine's, we couldn't help but choose this beautiful red option. The great thing about this notebook cover is that it is completely unisex and would make an incredible gift for anyone's Valentine!

 

Archie's B5 Leather Notebook - £78.00 

Ferris Wheel Press

For Lovers of Beautiful Things...

Be still my beating heart! With a tag-line of 'fall in love with writing again' and some of the most stunning product packaging we have seen in a very long time, you can't go wrong with Ferris Wheel Press.

Ferris Wheel Press define themselves as the 'makers of iconic stationery' and the Canadian company isn't wrong about that! Every product is beautifully presented and carries an air of whimsy, truly suited to the occasion of Valentine's Day.

Ink deserves to be inspiring from the moment you receive it, to when you draw it into your pen, it should remind you of the magic of writing. And that is exactly what the stunning ink collection from Ferris Wheel Press does, why not treat your Valentine to the Ink Charger Set which contains three 5ml vials of ink, perfect as an introduction or for the travelling writer! 

Ferris Wheel Press - Ink Charger Set £18.50

Each Ferris Wheel Press Brush Fountain Pen is handmade from copper, brass, and stainless steel for a well balanced yet substantial writing experience. Each intricate detail of the grip is engraved to enhance the tactility and feedback of a design that is bold as brass.

The Brush Fountain Pen takes its namesake and familiarity from the contoured
silhouette of an artist's paintbrush. This shape was designed for good balance in-hand, while remaining comfortable over a long period of time. These characteristics are valued by every modern day writer or illustrator wanting to use inspiring tools that function as well as they look.

With a range of colours available, you're sure to find the perfect style for your loved one!

 

Ferris Wheel Press Brush Fountain Pen - £119.95

For the person in your life who is 'always right', what better gift than the Ferris Wheel '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.

Beauty with a conscience! Perfection!

Ferris Wheel Press, The Always Right Notebook - £24.50 

Available in: Coral Soda, Pebble Grey & Racing Green

Parker Pen

For Lovers of Classic Elegance...

In this special edition gift set, discover a pair of Parker pens featuring a matching Fountain Pen and Ballpoint packaged together in an elegantly refined gift box. This set gives any writer the flexibility of choosing between two writing modes to perfectly suit any writing occasion.

The fountain pen included in this set comes with a polished steel medium nib and a blue Parker Quink ink cartridge, the ballpoint is fitted with a blue medium refill.

 

This stunning gift is sure to put a smile on the face of your Valentine and the fact it comes in beautiful packaging means you only have to pop a bow on it and you're good to go!

Parker Sonnet Black Lacquer Fountain & Ballpoint Pen Gift Set - £185.00

Pen Cases and Wraps

For Lovers of Pens...

Chances are if you have found yourself here looking for gift ideas, chances are your Valentine has at least a passing interest in pens! If however you are looking for a gift for someone who is very particular about the pens they choose or who has quite a collection and you're nervous about getting the 'wrong thing' then avoid the stress and look no further than a case or wrap. 

Read more about  wraps and cases in our article 'The Lost Art of Pen Display', but if you're short on time, here are the cliff notes:

Practicality should always be the top consideration when choosing pen cases and wraps, but as purveyors of beautiful things we know aesthetics are also important. Cases and wraps often feature suede or felt lining and will have straps or buckles to lock the pens in place ensuring limited movement whilst travelling. Cases tend to be smaller in size to allow for the cases to be carried in a bag or even your pocket. Wraps tend to be larger in size and allow for more pens to be transported at once...plus they have the satisfying tactile feature of unfurling to reveal your pens, lined up like soldiers on parade. Leather cases, whether hard, soft or wrap form, are increasingly popular due to their luxury status and longevity, lined with soft cloth and stylish features they make for a beautiful gift for yourself or others.

So you see, not only do they serve a practical purpose of protecting your Beau's prized pens but you will also get major brownie points for finding something so beautiful and stylish to house them! win - win!


The PAP Fiffi 4 Pen Case Folder has slots for four pens, one of which is extra large, with a fold over flap to protect them from rubbing against each other when the folder is closed. The folder is secured with a brass press-stud. Hand made in Sweden from quality hide that has been tanned exclusively with natural tannins of vegetable origin in Tuscany, Italy. I'm sure you will agree this is a handsome specimen.

PAP Fiffi 4 Pen Case Folder, Red - £50.00

 

With a classic design, Pineider leather cases are lightweight yet solid and will keep your treasured pens safe from damage thanks to their sturdy frame. Covered in quality black leather, the Pineider logo is debossed with gold foil on the flap which is secured by hidden magnets. Suitable for most sizes of pens, with internal compartments measuring approximately 22mm x 20mm x 155mm. 

Pineider Pen Case for 2 Pens, Black - £48.00

Montegrappa Desiderio Fountain Pen

For Lovers of the Finer Things in Life...

This was a hard pick because there are so many incredibly beautiful and luxuriously crafted writing tools at The Hamilton Pen Company, but as soon as this one popped into my mind it was a no brainer...

"Desiderio - Italian for 'Desire' - represents deeply-felt desire, the longing one has for the target or their ardor. It may be the need to perform a particular function or role, or having a wish come true. It is a most powerful force, one that fuels great art, heroic achievement, herculean effort. But it is also personal, an inner drive that craves fulfillment or satisfaction. When it flows from the mind of the musician, it can transcribe the notes to an epic symphony or a plaintive ballad. For another, it will yield a love letter that will scorch the page, or a poem that will wrench a response from the heart of the reader" 

Couldn't put it better myself Montegrappa - so I wont!

Desiderio writing instruments are touch of luxury and are made in pearlised bi-colour resin, trimmed in sterling silver and with a filigree-cut 18kt gold nib.

No two are alike, just as all desires are unique, for the material that forms each cap and body possesses its own swirling pattern.

Montegrappa's signature octagon accents the top, while the rolling ball at the end of the pocket clip and a thin line around the cap are coloured to contrast with the body. Under the cap is the reveal of the secondary colour, in this instance red...it is Valentine's day after-all! This is an absolutely showstopping fountain pen which is not just style, but substance. With impeccable ink-flow and a delightful writing experience, this is the perfect amount of extravagance for this Valentine's Day.

Montegrappa Disiderio Fountain Pen, Black/Red - £675.00 

Valentine's Day at The Hamilton Pen Company

For more ideas and perhaps a little treat for yourself ,why not visit The Hamilton Pen Company to find the perfect gift to tell that special person in your life that you care. Valentine's Day is just one day out of the year to celebrate love in all it's many forms, but a thoughtful gift goes so much further. 

I will leave you with the words of Browning...

The fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the ocean;
The winds of heaven mix forever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In another's being mingle--
Why not I with thine?


Love in Life by Robert Browning

 

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