Father's Day Gift Giving & Buying Guide


Father's Day Gift Giving Buying Guide from Nibs.com

Happy Father's Day, everyone!

To make your gift giving a little easier, we put together some curated collections of our favorite pens for Father's Day. Our fathers work hard, and deserve recognition. This summer, treat your dad (or yourself, if you're a dad too!) to a special reward, as a way to say "Thank you" for everything our dads do for us.

All featured pens are in stock now and ready to ship immediately!


To make sure your order arrives by Friday, June 14th, and to allow for any nib tuning and/or customization work, please place your order of in-stock items by the following dates (depending on the shipping method used):

USPS Priority (free with orders over $300): Wednesday, June 5th

UPS Ground: Thursday, June 6th

UPS Second Day: Monday, June 10th

UPS Overnight: Tuesday, June 11th

We will always do our best to accomodate late requests - please let us know any time you have specific time-frame needs. And don’t forget that our Nibs.com Gift Cards are always a terrific last-minute choice!

Pen Collection 1: For the Minimal Dad

For the Minimal Dad:

Highly functional and elegantly designed pens, with an emphasis on solidity and durability. Many of these pens make fantastic EDC (Every Day Carry) candidates! The more premium pens in this category are modern art objects in their own right.

From left to right:

1. Pilot E95s Black - $136

2. Pilot Vanishing Point Gun Metal Grey - $148

3. Kaweco AL Sport Grey - $250

4. Lamy Scala Piano Black - $239

5. Lamy 2000 Black - $167

6. Taccia Pinnacle Gunmetal Black - $207

7. Parker Premier Monochrome Black - $499

8. Aurora Talentum Matte Black Resin - $396

9. Nakaya Piccolo Writer Titanium - $1000

10. Sailor Pro Gear Classic Imperial Black - $472

11. Visconti Homo Sapiens Dark Age Oversize - $620

12. Platinum Century "The Prime" Sterling Silver Limited Edition - $1,120

Pen Collection 2: For the Vintage Dad

For the Vintage Dad:

Pens that call back to an earlier era, with designs inspired by classic models and materials: celluloid, ebonite, lacquer, brass, and gold. A perfect gift for the dad who says "they don't make 'em like they used to." Guess what— they do!

From left to right:

1. Aurora Talentum Classic Burgundy Gold - $396

2. Aurora Optima Auroloide O' Sole Mio - $536

3. Nakaya Neo Standard Aka-tamenuri - $650

4. Sailor 1911 Full-Size Realo Burgundy Gold - $352

5. Parker Duofold Centennial Big Red Vintage - $622

6. Pelikan Souverän M400 Green Stripe - $400

7. Pilot Custom Urushi Vermilion Barrel - $1,120

8. Pilot Custom 823 Amber Demonstrator - $288

9. Platinum Celluloid Tortoise - $360

10. Pelikan Classic M200 Smoky Quartz - $349

11. Montegrappa Indian Summer - $525

12. Pelikan Special Edition M101N Tortoiseshell Red - $395 

* For the TRULY vintage dad: Check out our Pre-owned Pens for sale! Scroll down to filter by Manufacture Date, and find pens from your favorite decade. In this business, we are fortunate to discover many remarkable and unique pens that are irreplaceable pieces of history. We love fixing them up and sending them home with people who will appreciate them.

Pen Collection 3: For the Connoisseur Dad

For the Connoisseur Dad:

Some connoisseurs appreciate fountain pens for their style and artistry; others appreciate them for their history and tradition. Others appreciate their feel in the hand, and the quality of line a truly excellent pen can produce.  And still others simply appreciate a well-engineered, hard-working tool. The pens in this collection, besides being superlative writing instruments, also exemplify other special qualities of fountain pens: their artistry, or their history, or their engineering (or all three at once).

From left to right:

1. Visconti Opera Silver Dust Limited Edition - $876

2. Pelikan Souverän M805 Clear Demonstrator - $429 (on sale!)

3. Aurora 88 Black with Sterling Silver Cap - $945

4. Pelikan Herzstück 1929 Limited Edition - $2,395

5. Pilot Custom 823 Smoke Demonstrator - $288

6. Pilot Custom 912 Black Rhodium - $256

7. Eboya Natsume Medium Kougetsu Yellow C/C - $349

8. Nakaya Naka-ai Writer Heki-tamenuri - $650

9. Taccia Reserve Maki-e LE Autumn's Rustle - $1,516

10. Danitrio Densho Toki Maki-e by Okazaki - $1,600

11. Sailor King of Pen Pro Gear Black Gold - $740

12. Namiki Emperor Black Urushi - $2,000

Pen Collection 4: For the Unique Dad

For the Unique Dad:

For those dads who are a little off-beat, a little funky. For dads who like to do things differently from the rest of the crowd. These pens stand out from the pack with their bold use of color, design motifs, and exotic materials. Never worry about someone walking away with your pen by accident! If they walk away with one of these, it'll definitely be on purpose.

From left to right:

1. Platinum Celluloid Jade - $360

2. Taccia Kaku-Tate Thin Stripe Money - $796

3. Aurora Asia Limited Edition - $805

4. Platinum Izumo Urushi Ironwood Gloss - $600

5. Sailor Susutake - $1,300

6. Eboya Ricchiku Medium Akebono C/C - $439

7. Montegrappa Extra 1930 Turtle Brown - $1,095

8. Sailor 1911 Full-Size Key Lime - $312

9. Sailor Pro Gear Slim Green Demonstrator - $180

10. Pelikan Toledo M900 Black - $2,120

11. Pilot Custom 74 Orange Demonstrator - $160

12. Nakaya Naka-ai Writer Araishu - $700

Thanks for reading!

No matter what kind of dad you have (or dad you are), we bet there's a perfect fountain pen for him. If you could use some help making a decision, feel free to shoot us an email at sales@nibs.com, or give us a call at the office at (323) 655-2641. Remember to please place your order quickly to get it shipped in time for the holiday! 


Publish Date: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

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