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Great Gift Ideas

At the end of the first sunny day of this Spring I got a plane and left for New York. I arrived to a city on a dreary, rainy day and thought, "It's just like home!" However, I soon learned that was not true at all. My friend and I would've been completely lost in among the skyscrapers, subways stations, and high-heels had it not been for the friends we met in Manhattan. One girl actually took two weekends out of her life just to show us around! I found out that she likes pens and paper as much as I do, so I thought that to say thank you I would put together a little something from Writer's Bloc for her. I wanted to share what I put together, hopefully it will give you some ideas for the next gift you buy.

I wanted the gift to be imaginative and fun, but also something that she would find some use for (not a lot of room for extra clutter in NYC apartments!) To help her keep all her papers in a safe place I got her a Magic Soup Portfolio in Rainbow, but since there was no paper in it yet I used it to hold all the other presents. The main   present was the Clairefontaine GraficFlow notebook, very artsy and chic. To compliment an introduction to this amazing paper I had to introduce her to fountain pens, and of course I got her my favorite Pink Platinum Preppy pen. I also included a colorful One Fine Day memo pad and a set of cute erasers- always useful and small enough to carry in her purse as she races through the city everyday. She also introduced us to a lot of her friends who treated us to dinner many times, so as a small thank you to them I sent her a couple boxes of Love Pet Pens and asked her to hand them out to all our new friends.

It took a while but I was very happy with what I ended up putting together. Honestly, I loved everything in it, and anything I don't already own I will have  soon enough. She called a few days later to say thanks and that she loved everything! Success! .

Do you have a favorite pen, notebook, or other item that you love giving as a gift? We're going to have a lot graduates this June, some heading off to college and others jumping into the "real world" of work, any ideas on what to get them? I would love to hear your gift ideas!


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