2015 Paper and Ink Holiday Shopping Guide
The holidays are once again upon us, so we thought we’d once again offer some suggestions for gift giving this year. We have several new products that would be ideal for the calligrapher in your life. Enjoy browsing our picks for 2015!
For small gifts or baked goods, these bags are perfect! The small labels allow you to adorn them with your own calligraphy!
Pop out boxes make a great gift wrap or a great gift. Boxes are patterned on both sides, leaving you with plenty of choices.
Bright colored holders make a great stocking stuffer! These new straight holders from Manuscript are as fun as they are functional, and the price is just right!
Make envelopes and cards more interesting by including a plant! Recipients can remove these stamps and plant them to grow flowers, herbs, etc.
Zig Calligraphy Markers are a long time favorite, and the newer metallic colors are sure to be a hit. Perfect for envelopes and quick lettering, these colors are especially pretty on darker papers.
Rolli Stamps are a fast and easy way to create cute borders with ease. Nice for cards, envelopes, recipe cards, etc.
NIBS! Every calligrapher needs nibs, and what better gift to include as a stocking stuffer?
Fast2Clean cloths are perfect for cleaning all of your devices and your glasses! They are a great gift for the person who has everything. Smaller sizes adhere to your devices for easy storage.
TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
The Slider Writer makes an excellent and useful gift! It projects a laser line on both light or dark papers, helping to cut down on the time it takes to draw lines on paper and envelopes. This item is definitely on the wish list of many our customers this year!
The new Wafer light board is a welcome addition to the calligrapher’s tool box. Thin and lightweight, it is ideal for travel. The built in ruler and dimmable lighting are added bonuses that contribute to the functionality. Available in two sizes.
The SpeedStir magnetic mixer helps decrease the amount of time spent manually stirring metallic inks, acrylic paints, and gouache. Easy to use, this compact unit also travels well. Add the storage cups and extra stir bars for an excellent gift idea.
Who says tools can’t be beautiful? This limited edition inkwell developed as a collaboration between calligrapher Eliza Holliday and designer Carly Bloomberg is both classy and timeless and makes a lovely gift.
PENS AND STATIONERY:
Great for every day writing, the stylish design of the Seven Year pens makes these a great gift.
Lamy pens make an impression. Available in a variety of colors and tip sizes, these pens were added to our inventory due to customer requests. The smooth, consistent writing produced with these pens will not disappoint!
For customers who love Parallel Pens, the Pilot MR makes a wonderful addition to their writing collection. Available in a variety of body styles, this pen takes the Parallel Pen cartridges and writes like a dream.
The Manuscript Trio pens are sure to be popular with Zentangle enthusiasts. The body patters mimic Zentangle style, and the triangular shape is an interesting twist. A unique gift for sure!
WritefullyHis stationery provides elegant cards for written correspondence while helping support education in Africa. Give a gift that gives back!
Stephanie Creekmur cards are wonderful for the southern girl in your life! Designed with iconic southern sayings, these bright and cheerful cards are as fun to send as to receive!
HANDMADE PEN HOLDERS:
A nice pen holder is an ideal gift for a calligrapher. We have several handmade options to choose from. Click on the links to learn more!
Looking for even more ornate and beautiful choices? Visit some of our favorite sites for custom made pens:
MORE GREAT GIFTS:
The Mahara Watercolor Journal was designed by calligrapher Randall Hasson. It is ideal for layered journaling techniques, watercolor painting, calligraphy, etc. Handmade watercolor paper from India holds up well to a variety of acrylics and watercolors and allows the artist to create beautiful two page spreads or a coherent them throughout the entire book.
For calligraphers just starting out or those ready to learn a new hand, Reggie Ezell’s instructional dvds are an excellent resource. An outstanding teacher, Reggie’s clear instructions and exemplars make these dvds a great investment!
Lamali Mixed Media Journals are both beautiful and inspiring. Filled with a wide variety of handmade papers, these books were a big hit at this summer’s international calligraphy conference.
The Artterro bookmaking kit is perfect for the young bookmaker in your life (or just the young at heart). It is a wonderful way for families to work together to create art.
Thistle Farms products make an excellent gift! These lotions, room sprays, candles, etc. are handmade by participants in the Magdalene Ministry program, located here in Nashville, and are luxurious gifts that give back to the women who create them.
Do you need help picking the right gift? Please don’t hesitate to call our offices (615-770-9902), and we’ll be glad to answer your questions to help you select the right gift for your favorite calligrapher!