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5 Reasons to Give a Pen as a Gift

When selecting the perfect gift, your options are endless. The gift you choose can say a lot about you and your respect for the recipient.  You could always go with the old standbys like a watch, gift cards or jewelry, but what kind of message does that convey?    

Here’s 5 reasons why giving a pen is the perfect gift idea 

A pen encourages creativity -  The Spanish writer, Miguel Cervantes Saavedra said ‘the pen is the tongue of the mind‘.  What better way to encourage someone to be creative and share their thoughts than with the gift of a pen.  A beautiful handcrafted writing instrument will improve the writers creative experience and possibly their creative process. 

Pens are a practical and useful gift –  When giving a gift, you want to know that the gift you choose will be appreciated and used for years to come.  During the course of a day, everyone uses a pen.  Whether it’s mundane day to day tasks like the grocery list or something more lasting, like documenting your thoughts in a daily journal, we all write.  A disposable pen may get the job done, but it won’t add to the experience the way a handmade pen will.

A meaningful gift –  By giving a high quality pen as a gift, you send the message that you respect the recipient and their thoughts.  Maybe it’s a coworker’s retirement, a student’s college graduation or Christmas, the gift of a pen shows you appreciate the efforts and achievements of the person receiving the pen. 

Leave a lasting impression -  Every time the recipient of your gift jots down a thought, signs a document or makes a journal entry, they will remember you and the occasion.  It may even evoke fond memories of time you shared or a memorable story.    

A unique gift idea –  Pens come in all shapes, sizes and colors.  The options can be as varied and unique as the people on your gift list.  We offer quality writing instruments in ballpoint, rollerball and fountain pen styles.  The styles, colors, materials used are endless.  Our selection of themed pens is perfect to match the interests, hobbies or career of that special someone you’re shopping for.  Whether they enjoy hunting, good whiskey or they spent a lifetime as a firefighter or police officer we have you covered. 

Some notable gift giving occasions to consider giving a pen include Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, Graduation, Retirement, Birthdays and Anniversaries. 

The New Oak Lane Woodworks Store is Open for Business!!

You can now shop directly thru The shop is up and running and more inventory is being added daily.

Our most popular pens are now available in the shop including Bolt Action Pens, Whiskey Barrel Pens, Fly Fishing Pens and more.

Our family has a very long history in the fire service and I have served as a firefighter for almost 25 years. As such, crafting our line of Thin Red Line and Thin Blue Line Pens has great meaning to us. It’s always special shipping out one of these pens knowing it will be going to a members of the emergency services. And we love hearing the stories of the members who receive those pens as promotional, academy graduation or retirement gifts.

Over the holidays we had a supply issue with Maker’s Mark barrel wood and were only able to produce a few of those pens. I’m happy to announce we have secured enough material to make about 20 more Maker’s Mark Whiskey Barrel Pens. They are available in both Bolt Action and Twist style pens. Additional styles available on special request.

And the ever popular American Flag Bolt Action Pen is back in stock. These pens take considerably longer to make than any other pen we offer as each tiny star and stripe is inlayed by hand. With the holiday rush I was only able to get a few made, but they are available to order now.

Stay tuned as we have a lot of new goodies planned for 2019. More colors, more styles and even some completely new product lines. We introduced seam rippers for the sewing crowd during the holiday show season. They were a big hit so we’ll be offering them on the site shortly.

We appreciate each and every order a well as all the support our customers have shown us. We Thank You all for a great year and look forward to everything 2019 has to offer.