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Gift Ideas

  • Mad for Metallics - Our Favourite Gold and Silver Stationery

    Just because it is metallic doesn't mean it has to be expensive, right? We have rounded up a whole host of luxury and affordable products that appeal to those with an eye for all things that glisten and shine.

    Here at Executive Pens Direct we have huge range of pens with gold and silver trims and finishes as well as pens that are pure gold or silver in colour. We have chosen just a few of our favourites that we think will satisfy anyone with a love for all things metallic.

    This lustrous offering from Fisher Space Pens is a compact pen, perfect for slipping into a pocket or bag and as shown in the image, when the cap is popped onto the end it creates a full length pen that is perfectly balanced for writing with. This pen also hides a little secret, like all Fisher Space pens it will write over greasy or wet paper, underwater, upside down, in high and low temperatures and of course in zero gravity space conditions.

    An ideal pen for the astronauts among us.

    F400GFrom Parker we have two pens at either end of the price scale but both are equally attractive and a pleasure to write with.

    The first is a pen that has only joined us in 2016, part of Parker's Jotter Premiumisation project. A Premium pen of the collection, this West End Gold Parker Jotter with contrasting gold body and cap writes smoothly and comes in an attractive, new-look gift box. A perfect treat for a gold-lover on a budget.

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    Our second pen is a Parker Ingenuity in Pearl and Gold Metal. The glossy lacquer barrel is completed perfectly by the gold ring design and this pen uses Parker's innovative 5th generation technology for unmatched writing satisfaction. The nib of this pen adjusts and chisels itself when you first write with it, meaning it adapts perfectly to your writing style.

    If silver is more to your taste then look no further than this Laban Slim Line Ballpoint, complete with crystal clip. Made from 925 Sterling Silver and adorned with Swarovski crystals, this pen makes a wonderfully generous gift whether you have someone in mind or simply want to spoil yourself.

    SSLB_1_Zoom_1We can also engrave this pen making it truly unique and bespoke to the recipient.

    Now for something a little different!

    This Gold Feather Quill Calligraphy set makes a wonderful gift for someone or treat for yourself and gives you a taste of traditional writing tools and techniques, it even includes a scroll that tells you the Story of Calligraphy. The only problem you'll have is not wanting to take it out of the box.

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    We also have this quirky Troika Helicopter Desk Tidy that has a magnetic front to keep your paperclips handy and four removable 'blades' which are actually pens. You'll find three ballpoints pens and one highlighter in this helicopter and they all have a shiny chrome finish to match the rest of the tidy.

    Finally, we love a Sharpie as much as the next person but these Metallic Sharpies are a must in our stationery collection. Ideal for all kinds of activities whether it be poster making, scrap-booking or writing cards, these pens are designed for writing on dull and dark surfaces and their ink is fade and water resistant, making them permanent on almost all surfaces.

    metallicTIP: These Sharpie pens are perfect for adding a shiny, metallic touch to Christmas cards and gift tags.

    Got a favourite piece of Gold or Silver stationery? Let us know what we are missing out on in the comments below.

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  • Brand New Parkers for 2016 - The Premiumisation of the Jotter

    We have BIG news for all of you Parker lovers out there, the Jotter has been redesigned and given a luxurious, premium look for 2016.

    parker_jotter_bannerAfter having undergone what Parker is referring to as a Premiumisation, the new Parker Jotter is made completely from metal unlike the previous part-plastic counterparts and it has coloured barrels in a range of to-die-for colours. We have two new Jotter collections, the Core and the Premium with a total of 10 new Jotters to tempt and tease you.

    In the Premium collection we have West End Gold, Bond Street Black and Diagonal Stainless Steel. The main design features for this range were taken from the history of the Jotter and previous crafted cap and barrel patterns that have been used on the Jotters since they first arrived on the scene in 1954.

    The Core collection we have chosen to showcase comprises seven Jotters, all inspired by London and its many Tube stations. In the image you can see (left to right): Kensington Red, Chelsea Orange, Portobello Purple, Waterloo Blue, Royal Blue, Bond Street Black and Victoria Violet.

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    These new for 2016 collections have given a new life to the Jotter, reinventing it as a more luxurious looking pen that is still perfect for everyday writing as well as for giving as a gift on those special occasions.

    Despite these exciting changes the Jotter's signature click that we hear when extending the nib is still embedded in the design and Parker's Quickflow® technology is still present ensuring we can still enjoy that smooth, consistent writing performance that we are accustomed to with Parker products.

    A perfect blend of an iconic style and a contemporary design, the new Parker Jotters are up to date and would fit perfectly in the palm of the young professionals and fashion-conscious writers who seek a classy looking pen that is reliable and ideal for on the go, day-to-day writing.

    With the collection set to drop in April, we are fortunate to already have a few in stock: the Premium Bond Street Black and the Core Chelsea Orange, Kensington Red and Bond Street Black.

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    Simply follow the links above or check out our New Parker Jotter category, to shop these products and keep your eyes peeled for more announcements regarding the other new colours.

  • Platinum Modern Maki-e Collection

    We have some new, beautifully crafted additions to the site in the form of Platinum's Modern Maki-e fountain and rollerball pens. All decorated with intricate details by using a traditional Japanese technique called Maki-e, these pens are truly unique creations.

    To celebrate their arrival we decided to find out a little bit more about Maki-e and what the designs on the pens mean and symbolize in Japanese culture.

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    The literal translation of Maki-e is 'sprinkled picture' as the process involves Japanese lacquer being sprinkled with gold or silver powder to create the decorative design. With Platinum's Modern Maki-e range, the intricate art is created by combining screen printing and the use of real gold powder by the Maki-e craftsmen.

    To find out more and see the process and secrets of Maki-e check out this video.

    In the Platinum Modern Maki-e Collection there are six pens available, three fountain pens and three rollerballs with three different designs available for the pens.

    Modern Maki-eThe designs showcase two Cranes with Mt. Fuji, a Phoenix and a Bush Warbler in a plum tree, three very traditional and symbolic images in Japanese culture. The Crane or 'bird of happiness' is said to represent longevity, good fortune and the wings of the crane were said to carry souls up to paradise.

    The phoenix is seen as a messenger of good will and is a very positive symbol of high virtue and grace, it is also said to represent the unity of yin and yang and is a symbol of the imperial house.

    A favourite motif in Japanese poetry, the bush warbler is often associated with ume or 'plum' blossom. It is also a symbol of spring and in Japanese tradition the ume is often seen as a protective charm against evil.

    The dedication that goes in to the Maki-e art form is simply amazing and it shows that this traditional, historic craft still has a place in creating awe in the modern world. To shop the Modern Maki-e collection just click here.

  • Gift Ideas for the Frequent Traveller

    Know someone who is always on an adventure or jetting off to somewhere exotic? We have picked our favourite travel related products that we think would make the best gifts for the person in your life with a strong sense of wanderlust.

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    If they love to travel and write then this collection of gifts are sure to make them smile and keep them writing throughout their travels.

    Everyone needs somewhere to write and this Large World Map Journal combines the love of travel and journalling making it the perfect travelling companion. Made from stunning soft Italian leather, this quality piece is made for holding all of the stories of your adventures and travelling tales. Available with lined or unlined paper it is a wonderful gift for writers and even those who love to draw and doodle.wmlppWhy not pair the journal with one of these practical and attractive pens?

    Firstly we have the classic Fisher Space Bullet pen which has been modified to be attached to a lanyard. Matte black in colour and small in size, this petite pen is an excellent travelling pen as it can write over greasy or wet paper, underwater, upside down, in high and low temperatures and of course in zero gravity space conditions.

    The Fisher Lanyard also means you'll always have this pen handy, ready to jot down your diary entries or important travel details. This pen is engravable so why not get the recipients name engraved for something truly bespoke and personal.

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    If you're looking for something a little bigger then this Troika World in Your Hand Rollerball with world map motif could be the one for you. This pen features a robust brushed metal barrel and the contour of the pen with it's handy metal pocket clip ensures it will lie perfectly balanced in the writers hand. With this pen you really can take the world into your own hands.

    For The Jet-Setting Business Buff

    If your friend or loved one is always on the go making business deals and trying to make the best impression, why not help them along the way with a personalised engraved business card holder. This Giorgio card holder is sleek and simple yet looks more than professional when engraved with a name or business logo. With this product they will always have business cards at hand for important meetings or events and everyone is bound to be impressed by their classy, personalised card holder.

    giorgioTo match their business card holder why not treat them to a high-class pen to match. Renown for their stunning Sterling Silver writing instruments, Waldmann pens are easy to carry around in a jacket pocket or bag and are the height of class.cosmorbWe think this Cosmo Rollerball collection matches the Giorgio card case perfectly and can also be engraved to create a chic and smart matching set.

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    If you know someone whose organisation skills when travelling leave you worried, then why not make sure they have everything where they need it with this Leather Travel Wallet.

    With handy slots for their passport, money and any tickets they need, they'll always know where to find their holiday essentials without rummaging through their pockets and bag.

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    We would also suggest this Metro Luggage Tag, simplistic but essential in the airport when trying to find your suitcase on the conveyor belt. It only shows your name but when the strap is removed all of your details will be revealed should your suitcase ever become lost on your travels. The tag is also engravable and could be personalised with a message from a loved one back at home.

    This last gift is an excellent choice for those who spend a lot of time away from home or simply want to keep their loved ones close wherever they are. The Medallion Photo Keyring is perfect for keeping photos of your family and friends with you wherever you go but in a subtle and clever way.

    photokeyTwo photographs can be inserted into the case and the high shine polished finished means this keyring is also perfect for engraving to add your own unique touch to a special gift.

  • New Visconti pens have just arrived

    For all the Visconti pen lovers out there we have some new additions that we are sure you are going to love.

    Say hello to two new Visconti Limited Editions, the Speakeasy and the Rainbow and a new collection that has given 2003 Opera pens a modern, metallic look, the Opera Metals collection.

    If you long to own something truly unique then there is no greater feeling than purchasing your first Limited Edition Visconti pen, making both the Visconti Speakeasy and Rainbow fountain pens an investment that you can enjoy for many years.

    The Speakeasy fountain pen is a red and blue coloured pen that gives homage to a period of rebellion and indulgence in 1920's America and Canada.

    The SpeakeasyA speakeasy was a somewhat code word for a place that secretly sold alcohol during the prohibition period, so named because you were not to talk too quickly or act nervously in case you arose the suspicion of law officials or the government. Passwords were often needed for access into a speakeasy and alcohol was given code names such as 'horse liniment' and 'coffin varnish' to keep the activities going on inside a secret.

    To incorporate this period of history into a pen, Visconti have crafted an attractive and classic looking pen but it also hides a secret of its own as within the pen is a hidden sanitised compartment which perfectly fits a shot of your favourite alcohol. A small window in the pen can also be revealed which lets the user know which alcohol is kept within the pen, a perfect gift idea for someone who loves luxury crafted pens and the odd tipple.

    The Speakeasy pen comes in a Visconti gift box along with a red hip flask that compliments the pen and completes the gift set.

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    Our next Limited Edition is the Rainbow fountain pen, part of Visconti's "Millenium Arc" collection.

    This stunning, iridescent pen showcases seven bright colours of the rainbow that all glisten in the light and are accompanied by a slick palladium trim.

    This pen is equipped with Visconti's advanced crescent filling system, so to refill your ink level you simply press the crescent mechanism on the barrel and when it is released, ink will be sucked from the bottle into the inner sac of the pen and you are ready to write.

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    Both the crescent mechanism and the clip are arc shaped signifying the unity of the arc of history with the arc of time, this combined arc representing the continuity of time from the past to the future. A universal message that without our past there is no future as nothing can be created, nothing can be destroyed and what goes around comes back around.

    Finally we have Visconti's Opera Metals collection, a 2015 twist on a 2003 design.

    Opera MetalsThis new Opera design was created with the idea of combining the square and the circle which has resulted in a pen that is ergonomically shaped and perfect for comfortable writing. The unique squaring of the circle design of the pen is symbolic of the two laws which created and which preserve the universe: movement and stability.

    Made from anodized coloured avional, a strong aluminium alloy used in aeronautics for lightweight but highly stressed parts, this Opera Metal collection is available in four sleek finishes. Monza - a black design highlighted with cool red trim, Roadster - black with a yellow trim, Silver Shadow - silver with graphite trim and Speedboat - silver with vibrant blue trim.

    This new take on the iconic Opera collection is eye-catching, bold and perfect for the modern writer, available as both a Rollerball and a Fountain pen.

     To shop all of our Visconti pens including these new additions, simply click here.

  • Christmas gift guide

    The festive season is nearly upon us and we can't help but think of the nightmare of fighting through shopping centres in order to find the perfect gift for our loved ones. Not an ideal picture is it?

    Here at Executive Pens Direct we want to make your life easier this December so we have some stunning gift sets that will make wonderful Christmas gifts for any pen lovers.

    Our first two gift sets are ideal for those who enjoy the luxurious Parker Sonnet and Ingenuity ranges, one of the most iconic and well-known pen manufacturers of the 21st century.

    The Ingenuity range is forward thinking with its flexible nib for smooth, fluid writing and a thing of beauty with intricate details and design incorporated into each pen. To compliment your Ingenuity we have this stunning note book gift set.

    Ingenuity setPerfectly petite this notebook is great for note-taking, drawing and journaling on the go meaning wherever you find yourself, if inspiration hits you'll be able to jot down all of those great ideas.

    Here are a few of our suggestions if you aren't sure which Ingenuity is the right colour match for this set. To shop the full Ingenuity collection simply click here.

    Slim Taupe and Pink Gold Small Brown Rubber with Pink Gold Small Pink Gold with Chrome Trim

    An ever popular classic for Parker, the Sonnet collection was relaunched in 2008 with modern designs, new colours and stylish finishes. The Sonnet is the ideal business gift as well as an excellent everyday pen to own and most of this collection are engravable making them special, bespoke Christmas gifts that can be cherished for years to come.

    To showcase your Sonnet in style we are offering a Parker pen pouch gift set to house your new pen and prevent it getting scratched or damaged whilst in your bag. Click here to view our full range of Parker Sonnets.

    Sonnet Pen PouchBoth of these gift sets are embossed on the top giving them a high quality feel and the gold detailing gives an edge of luxury and splendour, the inside of the box is soft reflecting the care Parker take in producing their high-quality, elegant pens. Opening one of these gift boxes on Christmas day is sure to bring joy to any writer or Parker enthusiast.

    For the Fountain pen aficionados among us we have another gift set sure to thrill at Christmas. With every Waterman fountain pen purchased we have a pen pouch set that will compliment your purchase perfectly.

    In existence since 1884, Waterman pens are said to be the epitome of class and style and to showcase their stunning fountain pen collection is this Waterman Christmas gift set.

    Waterman gift setThe blue of the gift box is recognizable as Waterman's signature colour and the combination of gold and blue looks opulent and expensive. Waterman themselves say the box is full of French savoir faire and that the stylish accessories create a more emotional gifting experience that enhances the reveal moment.

    We think all of the classic and stylish Waterman fountain pens would look at home in this gift box, so shop our collection and find your favourite.

  • Silver pens to ward off Werewolves

    With Halloween approaching now is this time to invest in a few silver pens to have around the house and on your person in the event of a Werewolf attack.

    With plenty of ghouls and monsters around on Halloween it is likely that you will stumble across a werewolf or two - maybe even a pack of them if you're unlucky - so arm yourself with some knowledge as well as a silver pen.

    The tale of the werewolf being vulnerable to silver bullets is one of the oldest pieces of folklore around and stems from the mid 18th Century story of the Beast of Gévaudan.  The Beast was a man-eating wolf that terrorised the Gévaudan region of Southern/Central France.

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    According to 'eyewitnesses' the Beast (or Beasts) was associated with kills within a circumference of 50miles around the region and took its victims lives by ripping out their throats.

    The reign of terror was ended when a hunter by the name of Jean Chastel, who struck the Beast dead with a silver gun loaded with silver bullets of his own making; starting to tale that werewolves can be killed with a silver bullet.

    In reality, it is likely that these 'Beasts of Gévaudan' were nothing more than regular wolves that were acting in isolation. Wolves were a problem for humans throughout the 18th Century with many people being killed, leading to legends being born such as this one.

    Still, this Halloween it's better to be safe than sorry. At Executive Pens Direct we have a brilliant range of silver pens for sale from top brands such as Laban, Waterman and Otto.

    Or even better why not give yourself a better chance of survival with our Fisher Space Pens? We have just the thing for protecting yourself against werewolves with the Fisher Space Bullet pen.

    Fisher Space BulletThis pen will not only protect you should you be attacked by a werewolf, but you will also be able to use it afterwards to write to the Mayor of the town to declare the beast dead and the town safe!

    Fisher Space pens are designed to work in all kinds of environment: upside down, underwater, even in zero gravity, so you can be sure that it can take care of a mere werewolf.

  • Monteverde Pen Case for 36 Pens - A collectors dream

    Store your pen collection in a stunning Monteverde 36 Slot Pen Case!

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    Do you have an exclusive collection of pens? You love different sizes, bright colours, dark colours. You have a range of nib thicknesses and designs ranging from traditional to way out and funky. So Yes, you have a fabulous array!

    Are these quality pens all scattered at random around your desk, propped up in horrid old plastic containers or dumped into drawers? Some could be in your briefcase, others in your laptop case and a few in your gym bag. And don't forget the fountain pen that you cleaned last night is still lying in the kitchen sink.

    Now is the time to take stock and give your exclusive pens the TLC that they deserve.

    We offer this stunning Monteverde 36 Slot Pen Case as a perfect solution to your pen woes. It is designed to hold 36 pens in perfect comfort. Keep it on your writing desk and have all your pens in one place sorted and ordered to perfection.

    The Monteverde Pen Case is also lightweight and portable so your collection can accompany you where ever you go. Business or pleasure trips, you always need your pens close at hand.

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    One of our premium pen cases, the case features a smooth and elegant black outer cover crafted from a nylon fabric. The spine is padded with a leather look-alike trim in a lovely soft tan colour. A matching trim adorns the centre front offering a soft hand hold where you will open the case. Stylish neat rows of stitching add a classy finishing touch around the edges of the case and in a matching design around the trims.

    Open up the case and feel the soft luxurious black velour interior. When open, the case lies flat and reveals two sides compartments. Each one  offers two rows of single loop elastic bands waiting to hold your pens. Each row offers nine loops, giving you place for 36 pens in total.

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    The loops will hold slim pens like our stylish Monteverde Intima Neon Pink Fountain Pen and really thick chunky pens like our Monteverde Invincia Carbon Fibre & Rose Gold Ballpoint Pen

    The pens slip neatly into the bands and lie nestled on the soft interior. They won't touch, move around or scratch against one another. To add even more protection to your collection, a sturdy centre partition separates the two sides. The case closes securely and easily with a zipper that runs across the bottom, up the side and over the top. You can now feel perfectly content that all your special writing instruments are ready and waiting for you in one safe place.

     

    Unrivalled style and quality make this Monteverde 36 Pen Case a great gift for someone special or for yourself!

     

     

     

     

  • When to Buy Corporate Gifts

    Deciding when to buy corporate gifts can be difficult, and even when you have decided on the occasion, thinking of corporate gift ideas is another headache entirely.

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    As well as Christmas, when corporate gifts are common, there is also potential for Easter to be a gifting occasion if you have a client who celebrates Easter. Then there is Eid Mubarak and all the other religious holidays that you can give gifts on if you have a client or employee who celebrates them.

    Having a good rapport with your clients is one way to ensure that you know what they celebrate and what their values are, making it easier to figure out when a corporate gift is appropriate.

    This knowledge will also help you determine if there are any milestones that your client or the company has hit that would be an opportunity for corporate gifts. Perhaps the company has recorded it's highest ever sales figures over the last quarter, or they might have won a particularly big contract. Although giving corporate gifts on these occasions may not benefit your business directly, it will help your business relationship and will ensure you are at the forefront of the client's mind when they may require your services. A good idea for this kind of scenario may be some of the corporate gift ideas in our bar and drink section.

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    As well as buying corporate gifts for your external clients and business relationships, you must also remember the staff who are working for you. Giving gifts to your staff, even corporate gifts, will improve morale and make them feel like they are valued, making them more likely to work harder and retain loyalty. Personalised Keyrings, pens with an employee's name on or even a Personalised Paperweight are great ideas for small staff gifts.

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    If you have a small team, then you can provide luxury corporate gifts on important occasions like their wedding or if they are expecting a child, you can even mark the standard occasions like birthdays and Christmas. Larger teams may mean that you cannot afford expensive corporate gifts for occasions other than Christmas and perhaps birthdays, but this will still be well received and will show you care.

    As well as occasions in the lives of your employees you can also use corporate gifts to celebrate business achievements with them. If a particular team have performed exceptionally well and surpassed their targets, reward them! By encouraging your employees to do well and creating healthy competition you will drive your business forward and make everyone strive to go above and beyond their targets. Something as simple as an engraved pen with their name on can make a big difference to staff morale and ultimately performance.

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    Use luxury corporate gifts to offer rewards that will encourage your employees to work their hardest, poor quality gifts will encourage poor morale as the employees will become disinterested in working for a mediocre prize.

  • Original Crown Mill Paper - For Quality Pens

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    Executive Pens Direct are thrilled to announce that we now stock Original Crown Mill paper, one of the most distinguished papers in the world and suppliers or stationary to the Belgian Royal Family.

    The rich history of this paper begins in 1478 when Emperor Maximilian permitted Monks of the La Hulpe Monastery in Belgium to build a mill on the banks of the river Argentine.

    Two Centuries later this humble water mill became Royal Mill for the production of writing paper on the orders of King Charles II. He called the mill the 'Royal Paper Manufactory' and the mill continued to provide quality paper to the King and the Royal courts for many more years.

    In 1870 the founder of Crown Mill - Frederic Pelletier - opened a factory in Brussels for the manufacture of stationary such as envelopes and other writing implements. He began ordering the unique ribbed paper that had the appearance and texture of genuine hand made paper that the monks would have made and called it 'Original Crown Mill' paper.

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    The successor of Frederic Pelletier still enjoys being the supplier of stationary to the Royal Court in Belgium and continues to provide the exceptional quality that has led to their title of the most distinguished paper in the world.

    Original Crown Mill paper are so proud of their heritage that all their products are stamped with a unique watermark so you can be confident that you have a genuine product.

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    Writing paper of this calibre require quality pens to write upon them, perhaps one of our Lamy fountain pens or even one of our personalised Parker pens. Original Crown Mill paper would make an exceptional gift to go with one of our calligraphy sets, although whoever you are giving it to should be reminded of the paper's history and encouraged to practice calligraphy before putting their pen to this paper!

  • Desk Gifts - Perfect Christmas Gifts

    With so many people working in office jobs these days, the need to make your own desk individual and put your personal stamp on it is becoming more and more important.

    Desk gifts are the perfect way to do this. With a thoughtful desk gift you can make someone's working day so much brighter, giving them something to focus their attention on and breaking up their working day.

    There are a great selection of fun desk accessories available, from interactive puzzles to vintage looking hole punchers and cool paperweights, there's no excuse to have a boring desk any more.

    Many of our paperweights are designed to make your personal space a little bit more interesting, with unusual products like an aeroplane paperweight and magnetic desk tidy or a VW Camper Van pen pot and paperweight. All of these paperweights will make great desk gifts for anyone in an office job.

    Many of our paperweights are Troika products, the luxury pen designer creating some amazing office desk gift ideas that will be sure to entertain even the stubbornest of colleagues. We have a great selection of Troika accessories to compliment their range of Troika pens which will make an ideal addition to your gift.

    If you are buying gifts for an executive, then our pen sets are a great desk decoration and will make brilliant desk gifts for any executive. There are a range of styles available including our carbon fibre geometry desk set, which can be engraved to make it an extra special gift.

    Desk gifts don't need to be limited to paperweights though and desk sets though, we have a stunning range of El Casco products who provide high quality vintage-style staplers and hole punchers at a great price. One popular version is our El Casco luxury stapler in black/chrome which makes a wonderful desk gift for anyone who has use for a stapler, allowing them to staple in style with this unique product.

    If time is of the essence, then why not consider a clock as a desk gift? The clocks in our selection of desk gifts are all made to extremely high quality, and we have some unique products to offer. Our world timer clock is very popular and can also be engraved to add an extra special message.

    We also have a fantastic range of letter openers, some of which are also Troika accessories, which will make an excellent addition to any executive's office. Most of these letter openers, and many of our office desk gift ideas, can be engraved to add a message to the gift and make it unique.

  • Corporate Gifts: From a personalised keyring to letter openers

    As well as providing quality pens, we also have a fantastic selection of corporate gifts to choose from for all occasions.

    Giving a corporate gift is a perfect way to thank a company or person for their business or for whatever they have done to assist you. They are also good ways to curry favour amongst businesses to keep your company in the forefront of their minds.

    They are a useful way to ensure that business relations are good to allow you and your business to grow.

    The kind of corporate gift you give depends on the person you are giving it too. We have an excellent selection to choose from that will be perfect whatever gift you are looking for; whether you want leather journals or silver card cases.

    Corporate gifts can be engraved with either the recipient's name or the name of your company. Many choose to put the name of their company on the gifts to make sure that the recipient is reminded of the gesture whenever they use the gift.

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    It is always a good idea to make sure that the gift you give is going to be useful to the person you give it to, so they can remember who it was who gave it to them. There is no use giving a money clip to someone who does not use one, as this will just be forgotten and will be a wasted gift.

    If you are giving a corporate gift, making it personal to them is a good way of making sure it is remembered. If they have a particular hobby it is a good idea to make your corporate gift relevant to that. A person who loves their cars may appreciate a steering wheel personalised keyring with their initials on. Someone who is a keen explorer or enjoys outdoor pursuits may appreciate a gift that has weather information on it such as a barometer.

    These are all things that should be considered when choosing a corporate gift to maximise the effect it has on the recipient.

  • Limited Edition Parker Jotters & New Pen Sets

    This month Executive Pens Direct have added a few new Parker pens to our website. We are pleased to have the new limited edition Parker Jotters to celebrate the Parker Jotter’s 60th Birthday. In the last 60 years, the Jotter has been one of the most popular selling and iconic refillable pens in the world, selling over 750 million units since 1954. What better way to celebrate this success than to introduce 4 new colours: White, Coral, Pink and Grey-Green.

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    The Parker Jotter has always had colour as a core value, and the 4 new pens are no exception. These attractive new colours symbolize different milestones in the Jotter’s rich history.

    Grey-Green and Coral Jotter
    In 1954, the first Parker ball pen writer is launched in 2 colours; green and red.

    Pink and Whiteness Jotter
    In September 1958, Parker introduced a complete range of feminine-styled pens called Princess and Debutante Jotters. They were designed in pastel pink and beige, giving inspiration to the 60th anniversary limited editions.  Our favorite is the Parker Pink Jotter.

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    Limited Edition Pen Sets
    We would also like to introduce 2 new premium Parker pen sets available for a limited time to celebrate Parker’s 125th anniversary. Each pen comes with in a beautiful oversize white and gold gift box with a FREE notebook included.

    Parker Urban Pen Gift Set

    One set includes the beautiful Parker Urban Premium Pearlised Ballpoint Pen, and the other includes the more masculine Parker Sonnet Black Ballpoint pen. Each set would make a superb gift for loved ones or friends.

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    If you like any of these new limited edition pens, check them out. They won’t be around forever.

  • The new Troika range - more quality pens!

    We are delighted to announce that we are now stocking the stunning Troika range of quality pens in a variety of styles.

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    Troika was a company that started in 1972, creating gear shifter levers for sports cars and silver cufflinks as gifts for men. It continued in this vein until 1992, when it was moved to Germany after being purchased by Liudger Böll.

    Liudger changed the direction of the company and turned it into a mens gift company that prides itself on it's innovative ideas in the sector. They are now the market leaders in creating innovative and high quality keyrings, with over 10,000 displays worldwide and exporting their products, including their high quality pens, to over 70 different countries.

    Since 2010, Troika has been the sole provider for creating merchandise - such as pens, business card holders and keyrings - for German Airline Lufthansa, who share their passion for quality and innovation and is the biggest airline in Germany.

    The unique and individual design of Troika's quality pens makes them ideal gifts for any event. If you know someone who is a bit of a DIY expert or hobbyist, then try the construction ballpoint pen which is designed with a ruler-style. This pen makes a great gift for the Dad who is impossible to buy for..

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    Or if you want to buy a gift for a newspaper reporter who someone who enjoys writing, then the 'what's new' pen is perfect, designed in a newspaper print style that will bring a smile to any writer's face.

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    Troika's quality pens have many more styles - from music notes to colour splashes, to suit any taste and make a great gift; making them one of the most diversely designed pens on the market.

    We also have a a supply of Troika Fountain Pens. These are available in many different styles or just plain colours to create an elegant product perfect for a gift to others or to yourself.

    Fountain pens are a great status symbol, and writing with a fountain pen gives a completely different writing experience to a ballpoint or rollerball pen. A quality fountain pen is a pleasure to write with, and our range of quality pens from Troika will be the perfect writing tool to provide this experience.

     

  • Valentines Day - Give a Personalised Pen

    Valentines Day is a time to celebrate your significant other, whether you are a hopeless romantic who writes poem after poem for your muse, or a hard-headed cynic who doesn't even buy a card.

    It's a time to do something special with the man or women in your life, even if it's just getting a takeaway and watching a film.

    But what to buy for your other half? Traditionally the bouquet of red roses and a box of heart-shaped chocolates was the way to go, but with the huge range of gift ideas available there's really no reason not to think outside the box.

    A personalised pen would be an excellent gift for your special Gent or the wonderful Lady. Everybody uses pens, even if it's just to keep in a bag to make notes when required, so an engraved pen is a thoughtful, elegant gift that will certainly be unique.

    You can choose what to put on the personalised pen, you could add both of your names, the place you first met, a special date or time, the choice is yours and the possibilities are endless.

    We have an excellent range of pen sets that are perfect for the job of pleasing your lover on Valentines Day.

    If your man is a gadget whiz then a Fisher Space pen is a great personalised pen to give. With the ability to write upside down, underwater and on any surface, it's a pen that is a joy to write with. It also gives him no excuse not to use it to write you a love letter!

    A perfect, elegant handbag gift for your Lady is a personalised parker pen. A timeless classic which shows style and class, she will love being able to write with this pen whenever she needs to write a note, and she'll be thinking about you while she does it.

    With a wonderful range of pens for all occasions and all people to suit all budgets, you'll be able to find a brilliant personalised pen for your sweetheart and give them a unique, stylish gift they will be able to treasure.

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