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Does a nice pen make a good gift for groomsmen? That’s a good question.
When I titled this post — groomsmen pens that aren’t lame — that’s precisely what I was thinking, too. You see, I love groomsmen pen gifts. And apparently, couples do, too, because we’re seeing a huge uptick in the popularity of this simple, yet functional groomsmen gift: pens. Custom pens. Engraved pens. Pen kits. Pen gift boxes. There’s a huge new market of pens and we’re loving the many styles we’re seeing popping up everywhere!
A pen thank you gift is not just for groomsmen, either. A pen makes a great gift for anyone and is available in a variety of styles and price-points, which we’ll share with you today.
When I initially saw these pens popping up everywhere, I thought, what’s the big deal with pens?
The more I researched this gift-giving phenomenon, the more I realized how many times I reach for a pen in my daily life. You too? Or how many times do you wish you had a pen to write stuff down, at precisely the moment a good idea, or last-minute task, or reminder strikes?
Everyone *needs* a pen.
And by the time I was knee-deep in engraved pens, tactical pens, hunting-rifle style pens, places to hold said pens, and groomsmen pens that cook food and do your laundry (okay, only kidding), I realized: holy smokes, you guys, pens are kind of a big deal right now. And a pen with gift box makes a really nice gift for weddings.
In this post, I’ll show you what I discovered when diving down the rabbit hole of groomsmen pens: the wild, wacky world of engraved pens, tactical pens, and free-flowing pens in gift boxes that an usher, groomsman, Best Man, father of the bride or groom, etc. will love.
Plus, I looked into something you may be wondering, as I was: what is the pen as gift meaning (what does it symbolize when you give a gift of a pen)? I found out that a custom pen signifies to others a more sophisticated time or a transition; that, in itself, is the perfect mirror of celebrating marriage. You’re transitioning into your new role as a husband and giving gifts of preparedness and style simply fits.
A custom pen not only provides a sense of preparedness and classic style, but it also signifies to others that you’ve got an air of authority.
Pen Gift for Him: Too Simple?
Is a pen too simple as a gift? Well, a pen itself is simple — it has a basic mechanism of it, sure. The utility factor? Of course. But does a nice pen gift also make a great present? Absolutely. In today’s post, we’ll walk you through some reasons why you won’t regret choosing a pen gift box, engraved pen, rugged pen, tactical pen, or a handful of other groomsmen pens as gifts this year and next.
Let’s get started! We’re about to make pens sound 100x more interesting, I guarantee that.
Groomsmen Pen Gift: Good or Bad?
Most guys like simple, utility gifts they will actually use; a pen checks off both boxes.
And the pen can check OFF itself on the boxes, too. Boom.
Have you ever been somewhere and needed a pen, and you did that spontaneous dance — front pocket tap left, front pocket tap right, back pocket swoosh, and finish it off with a classic shrug — because you had no pen?
Ugh. That’s the worst!
It’s almost as bad as looking for a business card when you’re thiiiiis close to closing the deal.
Super lame to be unprepared, bro.
You don’t want groomsmen to miss an opportunity because they didn’t have something on them at all times, like a nice, quality pen.
Is a pen too simple to give as a groomsman gift?
Great question. A pen may seem like too simple of a gesture, but I’m telling you: uncomplicated, unpretentious, and inexpensive groomsmen gifts are the best way to go.
It will actually get used. It will see the light of day!
Take that, you boring old _______ (insert lame groomsmen gifts here)! Only kidding…
Or you can use a pen as a persuasion tool when asking groomsmen to be in your wedding. You can be all, “Be in my wedding as a groomsman. And don’t say no or you won’t get this fancy pen.”
Pair it with this card. It is surprisingly effective. :)
And not to wax philosophical or anything, but let’s drop a truth bomb on you for a minute: in either situation, you’re arming groomsmen with the most powerful tool, the power of the pen. It’s an inspirational tool. It can be used for life’s mundane everyday tasks, like signing a receipt. Or it can be used for big opportunities, like signing for that promotion at work or buying that new house.
And since your fiance already knows how enjoyable it is to have a nice pen gift, he knows it will be put to good use. And he probably has an idea of what style of pen to give as gifts.
What they do with it is up to them, but either way, you’re arming them with a powerful tool: a pen.
How Groomsmen Pens Can Improve The Quality Of Future Interactions
See? Pens aren’t boring. Quite the opposite, really. A pen as a gift is so powerful, in fact, that your best guys will never leave home without it.
Here are just a few ways those pens will come in handy down the line for your groomsmen.
• Writing down a hot girl or hot guy’s phone number for a date? Pen!
• Jotting down the number for a realtor when that new house goes up for sale? Pen!
• Scribbling down notes or drawings in a journal or drawing pad? Pen! Or even, pencil!
• Signing important documents, like marriage certificates and birth certificates and mortgages — even boring ones like car registrations and expense reports? Yup, you guessed it, pen!
And when all of these opportunities present themselves, you know what he’ll reach for? That’s right: his trusty pen from that slew of awesome groomsmen pens you gave as gifts on your wedding day.
So, just to make it perfectly clear, groomsmen pen gifts make great ones.
A pen is a thoughtful and useful gift for him and WE’RE HERE FOR IT.
Don’t forget one for the groom: he’ll need it when signing that marriage certificate. And it certainly makes a beautiful gift the morning of the wedding from the bride!
Now, here’s the kicker: if you’re giving as gifts, you’re going to be on the lookout for these important factoids.
Groomsmen Pens: DO’s and DONT’s
You’re looking for groomsmen pens with these unique qualities. I learned so much about pens, and this list basically reveals what I learned from people who really like, collect, or prefer a quality pen vs. regular store-bought-box-of-12. Here are the qualities to highlight when giving a pen as a gift.
• Groomsmen pens that don’t bleed
That’s the worst.
• Pens that don’t smudge
Yes, this too, is annoying.
• Pens that write upside-down
Okay, okay, that’s some NASA-space-age-stuff right there. This pen writes upside-down, downside-up, in the rain, whatever. But it’s not quite gift-ready, so I’m leaving it right here. It’s more for your own personal collection, not necessarily fancy enough as a pen gift for him.
• Pens that are engraved
A pen gift with name? Bonus points. Engraving is the finishing touch to any gift.
And the number one thing to look for BEFORE you buy a pen for gift:
• Gift pens that work
It had to be said. If you give groomsmen pens as gifts and they don’t work, wyd?
Groomsmen Pen Gifts
Okay, now I’ve shown you the true worth of the pen. Let’s check out some stylish options he’ll love to carry (and never miss those opportunities: to write, jot, sign, drop someone a line, scribble, or autograph). Enjoy!
1. Grafton Pen
The Grafton pen is so popular that Everyman made an entire category on their website dedicated to it. At Everyman, they’re not messing around when it comes to pens.
For a fraction of the price, they offer quality, rugged, take-with-you-anywhere pens that are great for every day.
Once the Grafton pen is in your hand, you will be ready to take on any adventure. And you’ll start packing for the day with a twist: wallet, watch, keys, pen, sunglasses.
And you are all set + ready to go.
I’ve read the reviews and it seems like these are a pretty solid bet. Apparently, other pens that are similar are priced higher and these write smoothly, something that you need to have in a quality pen. And something you want to know if you’re giving pens as groomsmen gifts, right? Right.
2. Personalized Pens
Oh, wow, the entire presentation on these groomsmen pens is everything. These pens are handsome, made from a high-quality mahogany wood barrel, and arrive in a sturdy gift box with a moss insert. The box is even wrapped in a leather cord, which makes giving a pen gift for him a breeze! This pen also has that popular bolt action click mechanism, a .30-06 bullet replica tip, and a hunting rifle clip. To top it off, it is handcrafted in the USA.
Once Andrew sees this, the surprise will be ruined because he’ll want one but I’m already getting him one for Christmas. :)
3. Pen with Gift Box
This craftsman style box features his name on the front and three quality pens inside. Great gift idea, all handcrafted by Teals Prairie & Co.
4. Tactical Pen
This rugged tool looks like a pen, but its more than that.
Yes, it writes. But it also:
• breaks glass
• opens bottles
• lights up in the dark
Yep, its a 4-in-1 groomsman pen and it will become his new favorite tactical tool. By TakeFlight. It is the best pen gift Amazon has to offer.
5. Pen Kit with Bamboo Case
This fine pen is made of brass and bamboo and crafted with stainless accents and nib. This is a great free-flowing pen that has a steady flow of ink, no matter what angle you write with it. By Luxun.
Prefer it in red? You got it!
6. Acrylic Retro-Style Pen
This manly, ready-for-writing-down-anything pen is another favorite in our list. By Esybuy.
7. Barrel Action Pen
This pen has two cool things about its design: it has a bolt action to it, which opens and closes the pen. It is also crafted from whiskey barrel wood, which makes it cooler. By AutumnWoodsCo.
8. Rosewood Gift Box of Pens
This is another beautiful option: a pen gift box with three inside. Affordable, too. By Renawe.
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Want to pair groomsmen pens with an additional gift? A pen can make a great gift solo, but also works well with other gifts paired with it.
Pens go great with these unique groomsmen gifts:
– Stylish Watch by Stührling
– Refillable Engraved Journal by AddStyleCo.
– Leather Journal by The Moonster Store
– Passport Organizer by Add Style Co.
Traveling? A pen gift for him makes a perfect addition to this travel organizer.
– Laptop Sleeve by Add Style Co.
If he is always in the office or working at his desk, a nice pen complements a gift of a laptop sleeve, like this one.
In conclusion, groomsmen pens make amazing gifts. Give them as presents to ask if groomsmen will be in your wedding; or, give them as gifts on your wedding day as a sign of your appreciation. A nice watch gift for him is something he’ll use, treasure, and always keep close-at-hand.
Where to Buy Pen Gift Sets
You can buy pen gift sets shown in this post by clicking on the photo or link underneath it to shop.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Who knew pens could be so interesting? And that groomsmen pens could be so popular — and practical?
Tell us what you think of a pen as a gift in the comment box below.
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