7 Personalized Gift Pens For Every Budget

By Samantha Di Nardo

personalized gift box with bow being exchanged between friends

7 Personalized Gift Pens For Every Budget

By Samantha Di Nardo

 Personalized pens make a stellar corporate gift for your hardworking employees.

The reason? It combines all the goodness of function, flair, and affordability (or luxury) in one high quality gift—all with the option to engrave any message you want.

Whether you want to engrave a heartfelt “thank you” message, or insert witty one-liners, you can customize any personalized pens of your liking, courtesy of us at Dayspring Pens.

All that with a rush option to deliver in just one day.

Show your love or appreciation with your colleague, children, friend, or partner with our personalized pen gifts for all budget ranges.

The Selection of Personalized Pen Gifts

Are you looking for gold encrusted fountain pens that go for several dollars a pop?

Let me check my list... we have that. Yep!

Or are you looking for a reliable, engraved pen that won’t break the bank?

Of course. We’re drowning in those.

With a short description of each, here are the type of pens that serve as fantastic gifts for your boss, employee, or loved ones:

Ballpoint Versatile and works on any smooth surface
Fountain Pen Luxurious, functional, a little less practical
Rollerball Enables smooth writing; ballpoint mechanism with liquid-based ink
Gel Pen Similar to a rollerball, just with gel ink
Felt Tip Pen Porous fibers make up the pen nib. Think of highlighters, markers, and Micron pens!
Stylus Glides through computer screens

Now you must be wondering: are they all customizable? You ask a lot of questions! Yes, with Dayspring Pens, they’re customizable within a day’s order (except for the Deep Cut Color-Filled Engraving Style) — regardless of price. All done in-house and, once fully engraved, you can choose to have them shipped out in a day.

Curious about how it works?

The engraving process is one wherein you cut into the surface of some material to permanently imprint a message or design, through a laser or a heated metallic tool. 

Through this process, not only can you make customizable pens, but you can etch many other engravable gift items as well. This includes mugs and wooden frames, for instance!

That said, let’s browse the selection of pens fit for all occasions and price ranges.

The Most Affordable Personalized Pen Gifts

Under $35 - Cross Calais Ballpoint Pen


Calais Chrome and Blue Ballpoint Pens Engraved

Cross Calais Chrome and Blue Ballpoint Pen Set


Product Features:

  • A twist-action pen
  • A light brass finish on the laser engraving
  • Black ink with a lustrous gray body
  • The gift box is certified Cross-branded
  • Cross lifetime mechanical warranty
  • Can attach a logo; great for men, women, and corporate settings

A chrome sheen makes up the exterior of this stylish-looking pen. It perfectly balances affordability and high quality, cementing its place as one of the top sellers of Dayspring Pens.

The Calais is versatile—capable of fitting in any hand size, whether you have a tiny grip or a hand size that frightens even the Hulk.

If you’re searching for a good pen that won’t burn a hole in your pocket, the Cross Calais pen is a phenomenal choice.

 Buy the Cross Calais Ballpoint Pen — Lustrous Chrome

$25-30 - Parker Jotter

Parker Jotter Ballpoint Pen Waterloo Blue
Parker Jotter Waterloo Blue Gel Pen

Product Features:

  • Stainless steel barrel with variety of finishes including lacquers and gold trim.
  • A slim tapering barrel with an arrow clip and a resounding click-action
  • A beautiful tone-on-tone custom engraving
  • The gift box is made with love from Parker
  • A 2-year warranty
  • Good gift for men, women, business professionals, graduates, and loved ones

Reliable and with a smooth movement across paper, this Parker pen is great for daily use.

Refilling is easy, making this a great first choice for a durable everyday carry pen.

And with a long history in the pen world, you might be surprised by just how often you see this pen without knowing it.

 Buy the Parker Jotter here


$25-50 - Dayspring Pens Monroe Pen and Pencil Set

Monroe Gold Pen and Pencil Set Engraved
Monroe Gold Ballpoint Pen and Mechanical Pencil Set

Product Features:

  • Features a click-action pen and pencil
  • Custom engraving looks tone-on-tone gold
  • 18 karat gold-plated barrel with ergonomic rubber grip
  • Comes with a Dayspring Pens gift box
  • 3 year warranty 
  • Ideal gift for office giveaways and graduations

Don’t stuff this pen in a dusty, dark drawer. Its gold outer layer shines with 18 karat gold, exuding class and glamor rivaling treasure extracted from the Cave of Wonders. For all its luster, it is still a workhorse that will easily handle the needs of daily writing.

It's relatively lightweight and features a lovely ergonomic grip that maximizes comfort.

Give this to your boss—and they’ll be beaming from ear to ear.

 Buy Monroe pens here


The Middle of the Pack Engraved Pens

$50 - Parker IM Rollerball Pen

Parker IM Black Gold Rollerball Pen

Parker IM Rollerball Pen

Product Features:

  • Comes capped and with black ink
  • 23 karat gold-plated appointments, sleek black finish
  • Engraved pens are available
  • Two-year Parker warranty
  • Comes in a Parker box
  • Highly recommended gift for special dates

Handcrafted with precision and comfort, this prestigious rollerball is a staple for any esteemed executive.

Both smooth and reliable, this pen rolls over any paper with comfort and ease, making it a fine addition to premium, high-floor office tables.

 Buy the Parker IM Rollerball Pen


$50-100 - Waterman Hemisphere Ballpoint Pen

Waterman Hemisphere Stainless Gold Trim Ballpoint Pen

Waterman Hemisphere Stainless Gold Trim Ballpoint Pen

Product Features:

  • Comes capped
  • Gold, custom, and engraved pens
  • Three-year warranty
  • 23 karat gold on a brushed stainless steel barrel
  • Comes in a Waterman gift box
  • Gift to executives and professionals, men or women

This pen exceeds the boundaries between what is traditional and what is modern. The beauty of the Hemisphere is the practical durability of its design and writing mechanism with the luxury finish and intentional aesthetic.

Allow your writing to flow in luxury with this nice, professional ballpoint.

Buy Waterman Hemisphere Pen 


$50-150 - Cross Classic Century Pen


Cross Classic Century Black Gold Ballpoint Engraved



Cross Classic Century Black Pen & Pencil Set


Product Features:

  • A set of pens and pencils: 0.7 mm pencil with eraser and a twist-action black ink ballpoint
  • Matte black lacquer with 23 karat appointments
  • Ships in a Cross box
  • Engraved pen with a personalized message 
  • Cross provides lifetime warranty
  • Celebrated on momentous occasions like anniversaries and birthdays

The slender barrel of this historic pen is with accompanying pencil makes for a trusty sidekick—like Batman and Robin.

The pen features a lightweight barrel, luxury finishes, and a variety of options.

Buy Cross Classic Century Pens 


“Let Me Get My Credit Card” Pens

$120 and up - The Cross Townsend Pen

Cross Townsend Black Selectip Rollerball Pen

Cross Townsend Rollerball Pen

Product Features:

  • Capped pen
  • Black lacquer, 23 karat gold plate and appointments
  • From Cross brand gift box
  • Engraved pen historically used by American Presidents
  • Lifetime AT Cross mechanical warranty
  • Recommended for executive men and women

The crowning jewel of the pen universe. The Cross Townsend is reserved for the most esteemed professionals.

With unparalleled writing functionalities, and lifetime durability, this pen is one of the finest writing tools to exist.

Buy the Cross Townsend 


Sam Di Nardo

Sam Di Nardo is an author for Dayspring Pens, where she has honed her expertise in ballpoint, rollerball, gel and fountain pens since joining the team in 2018.

From her initial role as an Engraver to becoming the Production Manager, Sam's journey has been marked by her passion for the history, manufacturing, and the unique value of gifted writing instruments.

A graduate of Regent University with a degree in English Literature and a special interest in Old Norse literature, dive deeper into Sam's world and discover why she's your trusted guide in the realm of gift pens.

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