Affordable Fountain Pens

5 Pens for Gifting

5 pens for gifting

In time for the holidays, here's a quick list of 5 fountain pens that would be great for that special someone in your life, whether they be beginning FP users or seasoned veterans.


Any fountain pen enthusiast will tell you that you can never go wrong with a Lamy Safari. These pens are solid with a modern design and work well, especially for the price-point they are at.

Pilot Metropolitan

The Pilot Metro, much like theLamy Safari is a great starter pen. The price range usually hovers between $12-$20 and because it's a Japanese brand, when they say their nibs are 'Extra Fine' they really meanit.

Noodler's Ahab Flex

Noodler's Ahab sets itself apart from this list as it's the only flex nib pen. Flex nib, meaning your pen stroke can get wider or thinner depending on the pressure you apply. These would be specifically geared towards any artistic types you would have in mind.

Parker IM

Parker of course has a legendary history of pen manufacturing and craftsmanship. The IM maintains that pedigree in terms of quality and handling, but the price is more competitive than most of the Parker line-up.

Kaweco Sport

These Kaweco's really stick out of this bunch just based on design alone. They're shorter than most pens and seemingly sturdier. This is done with full intent, as Kaweco wanted a pen that could bounce around in your pocket and get roughed up a few times, but still offer a smooth writing experience. These would be for any potential adventurers on your list.

There you have it, a simple list of 5 fountain pens to choose from, happy gifting!