By CATHI AYCOCK
I have been known to lunge after friends who “borrow” my favorite pen and start to walk away with it. For some people, and you know who you are, a pen that writes smoothly and has just the perfect feel is nirvana. (OK, I’m a writer. All writing tools thrill me. But other non-writer types also obsess over their favorite pen.)
Early in my career I had a boss who had a collection of non-plasticy ball points. From elegant silver to fiery red and cool tortoise, these were not only fashion-forward pens. Every meeting I watched, mesmerized as she whipped out her fancy pen and proceeded to take decisive notes. Something about the pen signified her “I’m a bad-a@# boss lady with amazing taste who notices every detail.”.
Today, I have a collection of pens and love pulling out my pen-of-the-day to check off to-do lists, journal and jot down notes.
If you have a fashion lover, someone who delights in the details, or someone who is a stickler for handwritten notes, consider a cool pen for a gift.
And lest you think only boss-lady types love a power pen, think again. This is a perfect gift for a boss–or aspiring boss, writer, detail oriented guy in your life.
(Santa, if you are reading this, I love, love the fountain pen featured above. I promise to write you a beautifully handwritten thank-you note post Christmas!)