Pens have been gifted as heirloom gifts for centuries, but what is it that makes heirloom pens such a meaningful gift to pass down the generations? When choosing pens as heirloom gifts, future generations are gifted an item that encompasses functionality, craftsmanship, history and art. From fountain pens to ballpoint and rollerball, the choice of keepsake pens is endless.
In this blog post, we will break down 5 reasons why pens make great heirloom gifts.
Why Pens Make Great Heirloom Gifts
Pens are versatile in price and style, making them a truly personal choice of an heirloom. Although many people choose a top-of-the-range pen to pass down as an heirloom, it is also possible to purchase sleek pens at a lower price point than other heirlooms, such as watches or jewellery. Additionally, pens are gender-neutral, so with the flexibility in price and aesthetic, heirloom pens are an excellent choice for sons and daughters.
2. Functionality and Sentimental Value
Unlike some heirlooms that sit on the mantlepiece or are kept in a drawer and forgotten, heirloom pens can be used on an occasional or daily basis, evoking memories of generations past. While some people may prefer to keep a precious pen in its box, others find that by writing with heirloom pens, they feel connected to the person who passed it down to them. This is a unique facet of keepsake pens.
Additionally, pens are fantastic heirloom wedding gifts. By presenting an heirloom pen as a wedding gift, the happy couple can create new memories and attach new meaning to the pen by using it to sign the register. This then gives it even more meaning when they pass it down to their children.
To go the extra mile when personalising your heirloom pen, why not browse our selection of engravable pens?
While china or glassware heirlooms are prone to breaking between generations, a well-crafted pen will stand the test of time, making it ideal as an heirloom. Steering away from flimsy materials is a sure-fire way to ensure heirloom pens last for years and years. Weighty pens such as the famous Montblanc Meisterstuck Classique Black Gold Trim Ball Pen and the sleek but sturdy Caran d’Ache Varius Ebony Rose Gold Plated Ball Pen make for heirloom quality gifts.
Beautiful pens don’t go out of style! A classic pen can be passed down generations for years without losing its value or appeal, so you can rest assured the pen will stay in the family. Designs that have not gone out of fashion include pens from a variety of brands, including Montblanc, Parker, and Cross. You can discover more about the history of Montblanc in our dedicated blog post.
If you’re looking for an heirloom that will also serve as an investment, a pen is worth considering. Not only do certain pens appreciate in value, but with limited-edition models and collections, the heirloom can be added to down the years with other collector pens. View our choice of Montblanc pens to learn more about our collector’s items and limited edition ranges. If you’re not sure where to begin, please refer to the top 10 Montblanc pens blog post. Additionally, you can also learn about the 10 most popular Parker pens here.
Explore our range of stunning pens to help you choose beautiful and cherished heirloom gifts for generations to come.