The 5 Best Christmas Pens to Give in 2022

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The 5 Best Christmas Pens to Give in 2022

Cross Bailey Christmas pen

The holiday season is just around the corner, and you may be feeling the pressure to find just the perfect gift for those special people in your life.

Today, we’re going to talk about 5 of our finest pen gift ideas for your holiday season, whether you are out to shop for your office Christmas party or your family holiday celebration.

This selection is going to span different brands, price, and designs to show you the incredible options out there.

One of the great things about each of these pens is that they all come with a free line of personalized engraving for a special custom Christmas gift.

So, here's our list of the 5 best pens for Christmas gifts:

1.) The Dayspring Pens Richmond

The newest addition to Dayspring Pens, the Richmond pen is all about minimalism and effectiveness. Personalization on the matte black finish will be nice and noticeable because of the simplicity of the curves and tone-on-tone appointments on the pen.

Dayspring really took the time to hone in the writing experience of the Richmond for both the ballpoint and the rollerball. Both are fine point with almost no skipping or resistance. The mechanical pencil is solid, but it is twist action not click which takes some time to get used to.

A slimmer medium barrel, this pen will be great for most hand sizes.

The sleigh bells ring on the Dayspring Richmond:

  • Price: starting at $38
  • Ink: Black inside the pens
  • Size: Medium Slim
  • Engraving Color: Silver


2.) The Cross Bailey

Bailey Medalist Rollerball propped on a notebook

The Cross Bailey line of fine writing instruments is a classic pen design that looks impressive and writes admirably. Engraving looks particularly snazzy on this pen since the two bandings on the cap create a balanced focal point for personalization.

The Bailey comes in blackblueand red lacquer finishes and a “Medalist” option, with a choice of a rollerball, fountain nib, or ballpoint tip. I personally recommend the ballpoint or the rollerball for this pen. Cross fountain pens tend to have a stiffer, medium point nib that can be less responsive.

It has a medium barrel width that makes them easier to use for longer periods of time, perfect for fighting the writing fatigue often faced by consistent writing.

Christmas highlights of the Cross Bailey:

  • Price: starting at $44
  • Ink: Black inside the pens
  • Size: Medium
  • Engraving Color: Silver on colored finishes; light gold on medalist


3.) The Parker Jotter

Parker Jotter Chrome with Gold trim

This pen is great as a gift or a stocking stuffer with its shorter slimmer design and durable all metal construction. The click mechanism on this pen will have the person next to you go crazy as you click it open and closed. (It's snappy and addicting).

The Parker Jotter has been around pretty much since the ballpoint was invented and is just such a sturdy, reliable pen it is easy to see why. A nice taper, the Parker arrow clip, and a two-tone finish on the color models are the standout design features of this pen.

Engraving takes a slightly darker tone-on-tone look, so it is more subtle if you aren't looking for pizzaz and are looking for a lil something nice.

Traditionally a ballpoint, I am a massive fan of the gel pen version because I write close together and the fine point gel line looks dark and lush on the page.

The Grinch will steal the Parker Jotter because:

  • Price: starting at $20
  • Ink: Black inside the pens
  • Size: Slim
  • Engraving Color: Dark Brass


4.) The Dayspring Pens Monroe

Monroe Gold Ballpoint

What is great about the Dayspring Pens Monroe is the weight, the click action, and the comfy ergonomic grip.

This pen looks and writes like your favorite cheap throwaway pen, but looks nice enough to sit on your desk or use in a boardroom. Rich color finishes in black, blue, and red all come with 18k gold plated appointments, or you can go straight gold with the 18k gold plated Monroe.

It comes predominately as a set of ballpoint and mechanical pencil which is nice cause you get two pens for the price of one.

This pen also has plenty of room for an engraving so there isn't as much pressure to squeeze something small on the pen.

The Monroe is all Christmas cheer with:

  • Price: starting at $20
  • Ink: Black inside the pens; 0.7mm lead in pencil
  • Size: Medium Slim
  • Engraving Color: Gold


5.) The Waterman Expert

Waterman Expert Ballpoint

The Waterman Expert is the kind of pen that is a stand out Christmas present. It is a luxury pen with no bones about it.

Rich high gloss lacquer finish, precious metal detailing, and time-tested writing precision make the Waterman Expert a rival with brands like Montblanc.

The Expert has a larger, cigar shaped barrel and a magnificent twist-action on the ballpoint. The Waterman fountain pen and rollerball are also a great way to experience the world of high end pens.

Its a great pen that is going to look really nice as a Christmas gift, especially when you add a personal engraving (which is actually free with this pen from Dayspring).

Find the Waterman Expert on a desk in Nakatomi Plaza because:

  • Price: starting at $130
  • Ink: Black inside the pens
  • Size: Medium
  • Engraving Color: Gold


Finding the Perfect Christmas Pens

These are just five of the best Christmas pens you can find at Dayspring Pens. Each comes in gift boxes with free domestic shipping and a free line of personal engraving to help with as you shop for the holidays.

Each pen writes well, looks great with engraving, and can find the perfect spot under your tree depending on your price point.

For more pens and personalized gifts, check out our website or leave a comment below about your favorite pen this Christmas season!

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