It’s My Birthday, But You Get a Gift!


It’s my birthday, but I want to give you a gift. Well, one of you anyway. I’m giving away $25 gift certificate to Jet Pens to one lucky reader. Thanks to Jet Pens for sponsoring this birthday giveaway. Leave a comment and tell me what you want for your birthday to be entered to win.

The novelty erasers pictured are not a required purchase but they sure are fun!

FINE PRINT: All entries must be submitted by 10pm CST on Sunday, June 14, 2015. All entries must be submitted at, not Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook, okay? Winner will be announced on Monday. Winner will be selected by random number generator from entries that played by the rules (see above). Please include your email address in the comment form so that I can contact you if you win. I will not save email addresses or sell them to anyone β€” pinky swear. If winner does not respond within 30 days, I will draw a new giveaway winner.

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  1. Have fun and make memories on your birthday and throughout the year! Thanks for the generous give-away….birthday karma on its way to you!

  2. Happy birthday! Thank you and Jet pens for the chance to win. For my birthday I would like to get a bottle of pilot blue black. I have heard good things about it.

  3. I want a pretty wooden box for my bottled ink. Right now they are all sitting in a corner of my kitchen counter. Happy birthday!!

  4. Happy birthday, Ana! The “wishlist” feature at JetPens is either the best or the worst thing ever but it means I won’t have much trouble figuring out how to spend my gift! I am starting to get really interested in art-journaling even though I am not an artist in any way, so I would love to get a starter set of nice colored pencils or maybe some colorful brush pens or markers.

  5. Happy birthday! I would love to have a box of pentel rolling writers or my favorite old school micro uniballs.

  6. Happy Birthday Ana ! Thanks for celebrating your birthday with this awesome give-a-way. Sakura Aqualip Gel Ink Pens are on my list to get when my b-day rolls around.

  7. Ooh, first! Happy Birthday, Ana! My birthday isn’t until the fall, but I want a Rough&Tumble hobo bag in black lambskin. If I were buying something from JetPens I’d want to experiment with more multipens!

  8. Happy Birthday! Best wishes and many happy returns. Thank you JetPens for this giveaway. I have the Kaweco Classic Sport Fountain Pen – Fine Nib – Bordeaux Body on my wishlist so would be awesome to win! Thank you! πŸ™‚

  9. I’d be over the moon if I got a Filofax or Lego for my birthday! If I am the lucky one to win the giveaway, I’d have a field day in the planner items with the cat paperclips and black cat stickers for Ramses.

    And I hope you have a glorious day full of pens, ink and cake!

  10. Happy Birthday Ana! I hope it’s a great one.

    My birthday isn’t until September, but I’m really hoping for a Midori Traveler’s Notebook, blue if still available.

    Thanks for another great opportunity for an awesome giveaway. You rock!

  11. I recently reread the Harry Potter novels and I want some emerald green ink like whoever addresses the Hogwarts letters!

  12. A great month for birthdays – mine is June 16th!
    I’d get another Pilot Dr Grip 4+1 multi pen In silver; and some Etranger di Costarica Blanc de Noirs paper with Uni-ball Signo white, gold and silver gel pens to make pretty cards to send to all my friends.
    All that is on my wish list for just $25!

  13. Happy Birthday Ana. It is so very kind of you to give away a present to someone else for your birthday. If I win, I will buy a Kaweco Sport Classic in Burgundy.

  14. Happy Birthday! My birthday was in May, and I like to go to a new restaurant and try new things. Last year it was Thai food, this year an oyster bar. I’ve been a wife and mother for many years and having food served to me that I don’t have to shop for, make and clean up is a real treat! Hope you get what you are wishing for for your birthday.

  15. Happy, Happy Birthday! I would love more ink — Yama dori, a good black, an excellent emerald green. And world peace, but that’s a given.

  16. I would love a new fountain pen for my birthday — which is later this month! I have been looking at the Sailor Fasciner FP on That rose gold . . . πŸ™‚

  17. Happy Birthday! My next birthday is in February, and I’ll be 40 – quite scary, no? For me – the new Vanishing Point Bamboo, please!

    May this year bring you all the happyness you could process!

  18. Happy Birthday!

    For my birthday, I did get a TWSBI Diamond 580, because my wife and kids love me that much πŸ™‚

  19. Happy Birthday! For my birthday, I am requesting some new pens and very expensive academic theology books.

  20. Happy Birthday Ana! Looking at my wish list at JetPens (doesn’t everyone have one of those?), I would say a set of Ohto Graphic Liner Needle Point Drawing Pens and a Kuretake Handmade Envelope Template would be my choices.

  21. Happy birthday! I hope you get some cool stuff.

    I’d love to use $25 to purchase my first fountain pen! (I recently duscovered you and Pen Addict, and now I’m ready to embark on a whole new writing journey!)

  22. YAY! Happy birthday Ana!

    For my birthday, I want to take the day off and spend it writing letters and postcards πŸ™‚

    PS – How cool that we have the same name, and birthdays that are a week apart!

  23. For my birthday, I’d like ink, ink, and more ink, and maybe a pony, wait, no, scratch that, a unicorn would be way better!
    Slightly more seriously, have you seen those color dictionary sets of colored pencils on jetpens? Because OMG, I think I neeeeeeeeed at least one of them!
    Super-duper happy birthday to you, Ana! I hope it’s fun and full of your favorite things! πŸ™‚

  24. When you shop at JetPens it is like every day an order arrives is your birthday! My birthday is around the 4th of July so I may try out the red or blue Uni Kuru Toga pencils. Happy Birthday to you!

  25. Thanks for the give-away and best wishes for your birthday! I would buy a fountain pen, midori inserts, nice paper,…

  26. Happy Birthday, Ana! My birthday is coming up in the fall and I would love a new fountain pen of some stripe.

  27. Happy Birthday!! Thanks for the chance to win. My birthday just passed in May but for my next, I’m saving and wishing for a Nakaya πŸ™‚ Here’s hopin!

  28. Hope you have your best birthday yet! I have to say you have such a lovely blog, and I’ve enjoyed reading so many of your reviews. Thank you so much!

  29. Happiest of birthdays to you, Ana! For my birthday, which is not too long after yours, I would like to visit my father and learn calligraphy.

  30. Happy Birthday, Ana! This day only comes around once a year, make in memorable … just don’t call me to make bail. LOL

    From JetPens, I could get a Pilot Metrolopitan and a bottle of Waterman ink πŸ™‚

  31. I would like a new camera for my birthday, but since that is only a dream I will settle for a nice dinner out. πŸ™‚

  32. Happy, happy birthday! For my birthday, I want the brush pen sampler pack and a T’Gaal pencil sharpener.

  33. I’m loving the Kaweco Skyline Sport Fountain Pen – Fine Nib – Mint Body. It’s beautiful.

  34. Happy birthday, Ana! Today is my birthday, too.

    What I wish I could’ve gotten for my birthday is Pelikan’s Edelstein Amethyst ink, in both bottle and cartridge form–hopefully JetPens will get this soon, so I can buy it from them.

  35. Happy birthday!!! I’d love to have for my birthday some kind of milled aluminum pen holder, but they tend to be pretty pricey…

  36. Happy Birthday! I’m always happy with some tasty baked goods for a treat, like a cheesecake muffin or Cobblestone muffin from Panera.

  37. Happy Happy Birthday! For my next birthday, I’ll take anything on my Jet Pens wishlist! How’s that for a plug for your sponsor.

  38. Ice cream sundaes with my little grandsons. It is always more entertaining to eat with them.

  39. Happy birthday, Ana! Thanks for the nice giveaway. Gosh – I think I would just love a weekend to myself for my birthday! To read, to sketch, to get outdoors, to binge watch episodes on Netflix… that sounds about perfect.

  40. A Super Happy Birthday to a Royal Blogger! So many good things to be had at Jet Pens, it could take a while to narrow it down…

  41. Happy birthday, Ana!
    I write mostly with school fountain pens. They are not bad, I like them, but for my birthday, I wish something more expensive and “more adult” like Lamy Safari (they are quite expensive here compared to commonly seen school pens). And an ink of some crazy colour, let’s say orange, grass green, yellow or tourqoise. Dark blue, dark red, dark green and black are a bit common and boring.

  42. Happiest of Birthdays to you! What I would love for my birthday is for someone to go to my wish list on and send me everything that’s on it!

  43. Hippo Birdie Two Ewe!

    My sanity and several million tax-free dollars sound abso-freakin’-lutely AWESOME, I know I haven’t hit my head that hard yet. So……Among other things; a new tattoo, either a Lamy or Kwaeco roller-ball ink pen for work, and/or a good blank notebook to scribble in. Plus yarn. Always yarn.

    And sleep.

  44. Hi Ana,
    A happy Birthday and have a great day (I hope it is still the same day?!)
    I would love to get the whole Series of Doctor Who. The old and the new series.


  45. Happy Happy Birthday. If I could, I would ask for a lifetime supply of Tomoe River Paper, preferably from Paper For Fountain Pens.

  46. Congrats on another successful trip around the sun! Something that I’d want for my birthday would be some art prints to spruce up my cubicle space – starting a new job at the end of the month!

  47. Feliz cumpleanos a ti! Love your daily emails. For my birthday, I’d love some fun new inks and if I’m really good….maybe the Pelikan Cafe Creme fp.

  48. Happy Birthday to you! I would like my very first fountain pen, one that would fit the pen loop of my new first Midori Traveler’s Notebook! Thank you for this opportunity.

  49. Happy Birthday, and Thanks for a great site. I really have my eye on a Pilot Vanishing Point! OOOOOH thats nice in all black!

  50. Hey, Happy Birthday to you! It’s my daughter’s birthday today as well. If I could get anything I wanted for my birthday I think it would be a $25 gift card to Jet Pens! πŸ™‚

  51. Happy birthday to you! I’m planning to splash out on one of the Franklin Christoph ice finish pens for my impending birthday; otherwise–INK!

  52. Happy Birthday! If I got the JetPen GC I’d like to get a bottle of Iroshizuku Tsukushi Horsetail ink. I love brown inks.

  53. Happy Birthday, Well Appointed Desk! My ideal birthday gift is a trip to Disney during Fall Dapper Day!

  54. Happy Birthday, oh upholder of grace and beauty of the written word!!! Other kids went to sporting events with their dads growing up; I went to office supply stores. It was his idea of a good time. I enjoyed going with him as we traveled up and down the aisles checking out what was new (pens, stationery, maps…). I especially enjoyed trying all the pens, every weight and color. I am no different today; I try them all out. So, my birthday wish would be a fabulous pen that feels good in my hand in weight and balance, having smoothness of ink flow and is esthetically pleasing in form. Even a new inexpensive colored pen can be fun. But, a beautifully crafted pen would be birthday worthy!

  55. Happy Birthday!! Thanks for the giveaway. My birthday is also in June so I would love to get some new Field Notes and Diamine ink.

  56. Ana, we share the same birthday! I would love to receive art supplies, such as the Akashiya Sai Water Color Brush Pen set, or a left handed friendly fountain pen and ink. I’ve had an interest in art, pens, and paper since I was a child, and it’s been fun discovering the community of like- minded people out there via blogs such as yours.

  57. Happy birthday! I hope you get some delicious cake and ice cream! I’d love to have a good time with my friends and family on my birthday.

  58. Happy Birthday to you! I want to spend a week in Ohio with my daughter and grandson for my birthday. He’s 19 months old and growing up too fast.

  59. Happy birthday to you.
    There are so many great things to choose from at Jet Pens, but if I were the winner, I would choose the Exacompta Club Leatherette Refillable Journal.

  60. Happy birthday Ana! I hope this year is filled with giggles, adventure and creative flow.
    If it were my birthday, I’d love a great set of watersoluable brush pens, koi watercolor set, and distress stains.

  61. Happy birthday! I’d love a new Kaweco fountain pen for my birthday. One just isn’t enough!

    I hope there’s plenty of presents coming your way too.

  62. Happy birthday! I would like some inks (red, purple, green, blue?). A couple Signo DXs, and maybe some art supplies for the family.

  63. Happy Birthday and thank you (and Jetpens) for the nice giveaway. My B-day is in October and I would love a Rhodia A6 Web notebook (orange) and a kitten. I hope you enjoy your special day and get what you want.

  64. Happy birthday! (I am so behind on birthday mail.)
    My birthday is in about a week and I have no idea what I want yet, but I would spend a JetPens card on experimenting with some opaque inks and new nibs, for sure!

  65. Happy Birthday! A Platinum Century 3776 in Bourgogne is on my birthday wish list. Thanks for the chance to win.

  66. There are all kinds of brush pens, comic nibs, and papers I want to play with! If I had to pick one thing, I’d want to get a Mnemosyne A4 notepad, though. Thanks very much for this!

  67. Happy birthday! Hope you get all you want, especially lots of love.
    For my own birthday i sure would like a Lamy CP1. The 1.1 stub nib i’ll install myself…

  68. Happy Birthday!! I wish you have a very nice day πŸ™‚

    I think for my birthday I will purchase a Pelikan M205 Purple… when available!! πŸ˜€

  69. Happy Birthday!!!
    For my birthday I would love a Lamy Al-Star in Copper Orange. I’m still waiting to pick one up.

  70. Happy birthday! Mine is coming up too and I am fascinated by the smudgeguard glove and how it would work for a lefty. Also some fancy iroshizuku ink would be nice.

  71. Happy birthday! There’s just so many things I’d like to get for my birthday I can’t decide. There’s a nice black stealth pen and pencil set by retro 51. Then there’s getting some of the 15 ml bottles of Iroshizuku ink. Or maybe a nice kaweco sport.

  72. Happy birthday to you! I just can’t decide whether I want a few books from the local Bookland store for summer reading or a gift card from JetPens.

  73. Happy birthday!
    I don’t know if the giveaway is open to UK readers (I guess the gift certificate is electronic, so I hope so!) but here’s my answer anyway… what I want for my birthday is a Filofax. But I’m not sure if I want the really nice one that is my ‘dream’ Filofax, or if I want a cheaper one, so that I can save up and buy the really nice Filofax with the proceeds of my business when I eventually make some money. Either way, I hope to be the proud owner of an adorable tiny ring binder by this time next year!

  74. Happy Birthday! I’ve been in a big mechanical pencil phase, so I’d love to get a Lamy 2000 0.5 mm mechanical pencil.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a gift card to one of my favorite online retailers. πŸ™‚

  75. I actually just treated myself to a Kaweco Sport stonewashed for my birthday, but I wouldn’t mind trying something TWSBI from JetPens to mark yours!

  76. Happy birthday, Ana! Thanks for having the giveaway and also for your awesome blog! For my birthday, hmmm… I’d like to have more time to write in my journal and to practice my handwriting, haha. Oh material goods you say? Well, I wouldn’t say no to a Pelikan or a Lamy 2K. Or a CH 92. Or a bottle of Diamine Oxblood. Oh, or one of those Tactile Turn Movers, I got my brother one for HIS birthday and now I want one too.

  77. There are many things on my birthday list, but near the top is a Pilot Vanishing Point, a TWSBI Vac 700, Noodler’s Navy, Noodler’s Turquoise, some quality notebooks, and some red-black gel ink refills! Happy birthday!

  78. It was my birthday on the 5th, and I got a Midori Traveler’s Notebook, so I would love to get more stuff for that!

  79. Happy Birthday Ana! I would love a nock co case for bday but i just don’t know which to choose. Have a great weekend!

  80. Happy after your birthday!
    for my birthday, i’d love some flexy dip pens to try to learn calligraphy with

  81. I think I would go for a Nomadic Pencil Case. I currently have two versions but have a nagging feeling that the third version is exactly the right one for me. Hope you have a great birthday!

  82. For my birthday I’d like a Signature line pen from Edison Pens, probably a Menlo. But a gift certificate to JetPens would make me happy too.

  83. Happy Birthday! I would like to get a bottle of Private Reserve Tanzanite Ink for my birthday.

  84. Happy birthday!!! I would love to have a pretty case to hold all of my pens. Since I’ve found your site, I’ve started adding to my collection, so I need something to keep them in one pretty place. Hope it’s a great birthday!

  85. Happy birthday! For my birthday, I’d love a new fountain pen that’s a bit more upscale than my Lamys, which I love.

  86. Happy birthday! For my birthday, I’m dying to own a Kaweco β˜† Thanks following everything you do! Hope you enjoyed your day!

  87. hbty, hbty, hbdy, hbty! I want a new Tesla 85! But seriously, I love everything on Jetpens site! Weeeeeeeee!

  88. Happy Birthday !!!!!!! Thinking about either a Twsbi extra fine or a Pilot Vanishing Point for my 50th

  89. Happy birthday! For mine, if I win, I’d finally leap and get my first fountain pen. I knew the day would come after reading so much great material by you and your friends!

  90. Anything stationery would be great. I am searching for the perfect EDC pen, so I might buy myself something along this line.

  91. Wow, Happy Birthday! And what a nice giveaway. I would want fountain pen ink for my birthday. I have three inks picked out, but I have had to mentally add several more after a recent flower bouquet post by Goulet Pens!

  92. For my birthday, I would like a Pilot Decimo EF. As luck would have it, jetpens is one of the few NA vendors that has them.

  93. Happy birthday! I haven’t bought from Jet Pens before but already have a long list of stuff I’d like from them…

  94. Happy birthday, Ana! I loved your reports from the Atlanta Pen Show and the podcast. What fun! I would love some new inks. Thank you Ana and Jet Pens .

  95. Happy birthday. Mine was last month, but I’ve been thinking about getting the new formulation of Bleu Ocean.

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