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The Ideal Gift

The next time you are looking for an original and practical gift for a friend or family member, you should consider giving them a fountain pen. For anyone who enjoys writing and appreciates the finer things in life, a fountain pen might prove to be the ideal gift.

With interest in fountain pens increasing these days after several decades of declining popularity, it is no longer so unusual to see people of all ages using them. If you give a fountain pen to a child or teenager who values and uses it, you will be laying the groundwork for a lifelong relationship between the young person and their time-honoured writing instrument.

No matter whom you choose to surprise with a fountain pen, there are a number of considerations you must look at. Firstly, you need to decide how much you want to spend, with an eye to what that money will buy. There are fountain pens to suit every budget, but you do get what you pay for, at least up to the mid-range models. Most importantly, cheaper pens have a steel nib, which is less flexible and durable than the gold nibs that are standard in the next price bracket.

Then you need to determine the correct size of pen for the recipient. Pick one that is suitable both in length and in diameter. A chunkier pen tends to be more comfortable to write with for an extended period. You should also choose a nib with a fine or medium point that will allow the writer to produce a neat script with a moderate amount of pressure. Try the pen out to see how it writes.

Lastly, take the time to select a pen whose appearance will appeal to the recipient. You will find an endless choice of colours, designs and finishes to suit every taste.

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