Fountain Pen Day 2018 – GIVEAWAY included!

It’s almost the most wonderful day of the year! What day would that be? That would be Fountain Pen Day!

Fountain Pen Day is the first Friday in November, which makes it tomorrow November 2, 2018. So hold your fountain pens high, wear an FPD button if you’ve been lucky enough to nab one at a show, and share your fountain pen love with everyone you meet! Or just share a photo on Instagram with the fountain pen community using the hashtag #fountainpenday or #fountainpenday2018.

And be sure to check out the steals and deals offered by the lovely sponsors of this year’s festivities!


To celebrate this most wonderful day we’re offering two gift cards to Jetpens (one $25 and one $50) to two lucky readers! We’re making this a quick turnaround (24 hours) so we can hopefully get your gift cards to you in time the winners to take advantage of any Fountain Pen Day deals!

TO ENTER: Leave a comment BELOW and tell us what you’d snap up from Jetpens!

FINE PRINT: All entries must be submitted by 12pm CST on Friday, November 2, 2018. All entries must be submitted on this post at, not Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook, okay? Winner will be announced on November 2 at a few minutes after noon. Winner will be selected by random number generator from entries that played by the rules (see above). Please include your actual 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 — pinky swear – just email you if you win. If winner does not respond within 7 days, not only will you miss out on Fountain Pen Day deals, but I will draw a new giveaway winner.

DISCLAIMER: The items included in giveaway were provided free of charge by Jetpens. Please see the About page for more details.

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  1. Always a ton of things I want from Jet Pens, but I’m thinking this time I’d pick up a TWSBI GO in honour of Fountain Pen Day.

    Thanks so much for offering the giveaway.

  2. Ahhh there is so much from JetPens I would like, but I have been on an ink kick lately, expanding my inky horizons, so yes, Ink it would be! TYVM!

  3. The new Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen set with all those colors, for sure!! 🙂 I’ve used fountain pens every day for many, many years but am just learning how to use brush pens for lettering envelopes for the many letters I write…with fountain pens–LOL!
    Happy Fountain Pen Day!!

  4. Thanks for running the giveaway – National Fountain Pen Day fell off my radar until I read this post.

    If I won the Jet Pens gift card, I’d buy a new Pilot Kakuno. My daughter lost hers, and we tore the house apart looking for it before school this morning with no luck.

  5. The new Pentel Orenznero 0.3mm mechanical pencil if it’s in stock, otherwise a Pilot Prera Medium Nib so I can eyedropper it!

  6. What WOULDN’T I snap up from Jet Pens? I’d definitely grab a fountain pen, probably some spare nibs, some stickers, Washi tape, paint markers … ❤️

  7. Definitely more washi tape (like I need more…) and maybe a bottle or two of Iroshizuku ink!

  8. I’d get an extrafine TWSBI Eco, or maybe splurge on the rose gold Kaweco AL sport #treatyoself2018

  9. I’d get an extra-fine TWSBI Eco, or splurge and treat myself to the rose gold Kaweco AL Sport! Thank you for running this giveaway!!

  10. My JetPens wish list is long, but I’d start with the Nemosine Singularity Aqua Demonstrator Fountain Pen, fine or medium nib.

  11. I’d probably grab a Colorverse ink set from Jetpens. I’ve been eyeing the tree themed ones. Or maybe a TWSBI Eco. Or maybe next year’s Hobonichi Techo. 🙂

  12. I would love to get a bottle of black waterproof ink and/or a beginner fountain pen sampler set they have.

  13. So. Many. Choices. But I’d probably finally try a TWSBI Eco, like so many others have mentioned here!

  14. I would get a Kaweco Student fountain pen. I have always wanted to try one of those out and add it to my small Kaweco collection.

  15. I can never place a JetPens order without at least one roll of washi tape. I would probably grab a couple bottles of Diamine shimmer inks, because I’ve become addicted to those lately. Probably something in the red-to-purple range, since I don’t have a shimmer in that part of the spectrum yet. 🙂

  16. Oooh! Oooh! I’d get a TWSBI EF to use with my permanent inks…I think. Maybe the Alex S office scissors & perforated Washi tape. Yeah, all of that!

  17. I would pick up a pen case. Got to keep these beauties safe now that I’m amassing a ridiculous number of them…

  18. Thanks for running this giveaway! I’ve been meaning to pick up a bottle of Aurora Blue-Black and maybe give the Nemosine 0.6 stub a try

  19. I have a TWSBI Vac Mini Clear on my wish list. I might pick that up and a few Preppy pens as giveaways.

    Awesome giveaway!

  20. I’ve been really wanting to try Colorverse inks, ideally Ham/Ham shimmer if it’s still in stock. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. The Uni Jetstream F* Series ballpoint would be a lovely addition to my office as I am constantly swapping between blue ink, black ink, and pencil.

  22. I want a starter pen. Nothing that would make me too nervous to use. Maybe a Platinum Preppy Color Bundle

  23. TWSBI eco and a Lamy ink converter since I bought a pen but didn’t know I needed an ink converter…newbie!

  24. Give-away! Yay!
    I might finally get the Kaweco Skyline Sport that’s been sitting in my cart at JetPens for a while!
    Maybe an A5 Lihit Bag-in-bag to go with my A4.
    I also could use some stationery, probalby Tomoe River loose A4 sheets.
    I could always use more inks, maybe some Colorverse!

  25. I’d love to try some Tomoe River paper. Maybe a TWSBI Eco!
    Thank you so much!
    I love Fountain Pen Day!

  26. I would probably get some refills for my Hi-Tec Coleto and probably some washi tape or possibly some Monteverde Canyon Rust ink for my fountain pens.

  27. So fun getting lost in the rabbit hold known as JetPens! I have no idea what I’d buy…yet. I’m thinking some nibs and watercolors for calligraphy and sketching.

  28. Happy Fountain Pen Day Eve! Twas the night before Fountain Pen Day and all through the house…
    I’d probably use the gift card for something from TWSBI, either the transparent blue ECO or the vac mini.

  29. I would certainly have to snap up some inks. I’m always in search of the perfect Green and I think Robert Oster’s River of Fire is a god candidate.

  30. Oh, the possibilities are endless! Long list, but I would start somewhere around these –
    Rotring 600 Lead Holder Drop System – 2 mm – Silver Body
    Uni Kuru Toga Roulette Mechanical Pencil
    Palomino Blackwing Pencil – 602 – Pack of 12
    Pelikan Edelstein Topaz Ink – 50 ml Bottle
    LAMY 2000 Fountain Pen – Black – Fine Nib
    TWSBI ECO Transparent Blue Fountain Pen – Fine Nib
    Platinum 3776 Century Fountain Pen – Black Diamond with Rhodium Trim – Soft
    Fine Nib
    Roterfaden Taschenbegleiter WK_12 – A5 – Black Leather

  31. My daughter’s an aspiring artist, I’d let her fill up the cart with fun Japanese drawing tools.

  32. I really want Robert Oster Blue Denim and River of Fire. And I’m really intrigued by the TWSBI Go

  33. A new fountain pen, yet to be determined! Maybe another Platinum. Or a couple more Kakunos. 😉

  34. Tough choices! Ink? Stickers for my planner? Paper for my snail mail? A b-day gift for my daughter’s up-coming 23rd? After the thrill of winning wore off, there would be a second delicious rush of scrolling through the Jet Pens goodies and making a selection. Thanks for celebrating FPD with this!

  35. Phew! A Sailor fountain pen, of course! But I’d probably add some Midori notebooks to my order. ^_^

  36. My everyday fountain pen has seen better days so I’d pick up a replacement for it. So many choices though, perhaps a Lamy, or something completely different.

  37. My first Retro 51, Noodler’s Aircorp, an Uni Alpha Gel Shaka Shaker, and some Platinum Preppy accessories.

  38. I’ve got my eye on a Kaweco Rose Gold or a Faber Castell Essentio in (you guessed it) Rose Gold!

  39. I would buy a Platinum Plasiar in gold, and a converter for it. I have some wish list items, so I’d check it, and add any ink I’ve saved there.

  40. I would definitely be picking up some Colorverse ink! I’ve been wanting to get some for a while, but just haven’t.

  41. Thanks for the opportunity! I have several items in my Jetpen wishlist/cart. I’d definitely get the Lihit Labs Bag in Bag.

  42. Well, I need to buy some ink cartridges as gifts, but I will nab myself some tomoe river paper!

  43. There are way too many wonderful things on jetpens! Maybe some more fountain pen ink, or maybe a brush pen that takes fountain pen ink.

  44. My Jetpen wishlist is WAY too long, but I think I’d be a good husband and slip the gift card into my wife’s Christmas stocking. Or not… Hmmmmm…..

  45. A couple of unusual pens in my JetPens wishlist: the Meister by Point Pen in Ruler, and the ONLINE Switch Plus Fountain Pen (in Petrol, with a fine nib). Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. Some Maruman notebooks and a Pilot Kakuno. A Lihit Bag in Bag may or may not sneak into the cart.

  47. A Doane notebook and a Kuretake fude pen (both already in my shopping cart at JetPens.)

  48. I think I might try out a Wing Sung or get another pen I’ve seen come up on their site I have had the nerve to try.

  49. Jetpens is always such a test of will because of the variety of things they have but I’d probably grab one of the Midori Pouch Diaries!

  50. I think I’d finally grab myself the Kaweco AL Sport in Black. Thanks for the opportunity and happy Fountain Pen Day! I really look forward to spreading the day around on my Flipboard magazine, “Pen and Paper”

  51. I have more than a few things in my Jetpens wishlist. I’d go with the TWSBI Go Saphire in a stub, the Kokuyo Campus 2019 Diary (weekly vertical). Probably also throw in a Pilot LHSRF-8C Gel Pen Refill for my Ohto Horizon.

  52. I’d replenish my Tomoe River stash, or splurge on a Pilot Falcon or Pelikan, or maybe a Doughnut Macaroon Mini Backpack (just to say it!), or….

    Thx for the chance!

  53. I already bought the green hedgehog cocoiro, so what could possibly be left? (So much more)

  54. I usually have about 10 tabs open of things to buy next time I place an order. I need more inks for sure!

  55. So many wonderful things to choose from, but the 2019 Hobonichi A6 Techno has been calling my name for a while now. Thank you for the generous giveaway!

  56. So many wonderful things to choose from, but The Hobonichi A6Techno has been calling my name for a while now. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

  57. More ink! One of the Pilot Iroshizuku perhaps. Or maybe Robert Oster. Or maybe a Sailor. Or… or…

  58. As a matter of fact, I have 23 items on my jet pens wishlist that the $50 gift card would just cover. The items are a mishmash of drawing tools, like a Monami Olika fountain pen (purple) and some Pentel Energel permanent gel pens. Thanks for the opportunity!

  59. I’d buy a bunch of inks. I’ve got a handful of pens to give as Christmas presents and I need to get some inks to go with them.

  60. Some Tomoe River paper pads, a Kakuno plus some ink cartridges and a converter, a mall diary and some washi tape… ohh, so much things I´d like to buy. 🙂
    Happy Fountain Pen Day to everyone!

  61. So many things! I would buy a Midori MD Cotton notebook and some refills for my gel pens.
    Happy Fountain Pen Day! Thanks for the giveaway!

  62. I would love to have a flexible nib fountain pen for everyday use! I recently tried my friend’s Pilot Falcon and it was so much fun!!

  63. Been looking into getting my 1st Retro51 since Myke never stops raving about them… 🙂

  64. I would like to buy my wife something, I have not brought her over to the dark side of fountain pens and this would be a way for her to pick out what she wants.

  65. I would love to have a retractable fountain pen like a Pilot vanishing point. I also covet a Lamy 2000. I would love to have a cover that fits my field notes or Claire fontaine pocket notebooks.

  66. Wow! Nice GAW! 🙂 JetPens has soooo much it’s hard to narrow it down to my wants vs my needs! I would start with: Pentel Fude Touch Brush Sign Pen – 12 Color Bundle — then: Lihit Lab Smart Fit PuniLabo Stand Pen Case – Gray Cat, to keep the pens in….. must have paper! So I’d grab: a Crescent Rendr No Show Thru Lay Flat Sketchbook – 8.5″ x 11″

  67. Probably a planner and some washing tape! I’m travelling in the new year and I need to plan!

  68. Oh, how I wish I had a fountain pen day pin! I’ll just have to wear a pen instead! Jet Pens is one of my favorite sources!

  69. This is super cool of y’all!

    I’d probably put it towards a Fireblue Kaweco Liliput. Or another demonstrator of some kind.
    Or more ink!

    It’s an addiction

  70. JetPens has some great William Morris washi tape that I’m yearning for. But I also want another fountain pen. Because I NEED one. Shut up.

  71. I’d love to get a Pilot Custom Heritage 92 fountain pen in Transparent Black! Thanks for the chance to win!

  72. I would add to my Safari/AL-Star collection, and maybe break down and decide which planner I want to do for 2019.

  73. Thanks for the lovely giveaway and Happy Fountain Pen day to you!

    Oh man, so many awesome things from Jetpens! I’d really like to get a Finetec palette and a Platinum Nice Lavande fountain pen 🙂

  74. I really want to learn to write in Copperplate so I would like a nib holder and some nibs to start. I would also get some ink to get me started. Thanks for the giveaway.

  75. Well…definitely a TWSBI fountain pen, but if I had already decided which model I’d probably have purchased it already!

    Or…maybe I would finally spring for a Pilot Vanishing Point.

  76. I’m going to Columbus tomorrow. It will surely whet my appetite for some things I might get.

  77. Ink! And I need some Coleto refills, but since it’s Fountain Pen day, I’d pick even more ink instead.

  78. An Eco or Go with a stub nib and some Midori MD notebooks to start. Then, this list spirals out of control.

  79. I am on a Sailor Kick (obviously not the only one ) so maybe put it towards a sailor? Or a transparent blue eco and some
    Colorverse ink 🙂

  80. I need some washing tape! Some refills, maybe put that money towards a TWSBI too… I LOVE JETPENS!

  81. I’d pick up a TWSBI Eco and a (TBD) bottle if ink. I’m just getting my feet wet in fountain pen world.

  82. I would buy some really nice Japanese paper so I can use up all of this ink I have in my pens 🙂

  83. Probably a bottle of Platinum Cassis Black and/or a set of Colorverse inks. Most likely Morning Star.

  84. I have a cart waiting on right now – It has Kaweco Cartridges – Ruby Red and Palm Green,
    Midori Diamond Memo Pad, Monami Olika FP Fine, Platinum Plaisir FP Medium Nib and Kaweco Al Sport Rose Gold. Thanks so much for this opportunity to win. I appreciate it.

  85. SO many things i would love from jet pens. Probably I would get a Nock case or a sailor fountain pen! Thanks for the chance to win!

  86. I have a cart I’ve been developing over there, with a couple bottles of ink and a replacement nib for one of my lamys, but if I won one of the gift cards odds are another fountain pen would slip in. I’ve been eyeing a black metropolitan because I’m obsessed with how those pens write and I want a dedicated black ink pen

  87. Heh! Have you seen my JetPens wishlist? Probably a TWSBI Diamond Mini, unless I put the winnings towards purchase of a Platinum 3776 Century Oshino.

  88. Jet Pens has all sorts of nifty things besides pens including great paper clips and washi tape!

  89. Caran D’ache Brut Rose Pencil Sharpener with Collector’s Box would be wonderful but so would be a more modest Carl Ein Pencil Sharpener model CMS-110. Love the fact the settings allow either a fine 0.5mm line width or a broader 0.9mm width.

  90. I have not bought from Jetpens yet, but I’m looking for a Lamy Safari All Black. I’m crossing my fingers.

  91. Thank you! I’d have fun picking out items already on my wishlist, including some to share with a few FP newbies.

  92. why, a new fountain pen of course! or, uhm, maybe some pretty new ink…oh, wait! must have gorgeous paper …oh my..decisions decisions 😉

  93. I’d get one of the Japanese cases for my everyday carry pens – there are so many to choose from.

  94. LAMY Safari Fountain Pen
    All Black
    Medium Nib

    So I can ace my exams in law school please!! Love from the Philippines!

  95. I’m looking for for a nice demonstrator with a flexy nib, but I haven’t decided which one yet.

  96. I have a friend whose stationery habits and writing implements I’m slowly trying to improve. From Jetpens, I’d get her a couple items that would further my covert cause.

  97. Love Jetpens and Fountain Pen Day! I got some Ink from Jetpens just the other day! Can’t wait for it to arrive! Thanks Anna and all at the WAD team!

  98. So many options, but I think I would pick out a Pilot Prera fountain pen (in Yellow with a medium nib) paired with an A5 Rhodia Goalbook (dot grid in Sapphire).

  99. JetPens!! I’d be spoiled by choices! Pen? Ink? Paper? Cases? Adorable stickers? It’s overwhelming just thinking about it 🙂

  100. Dude, what would I get? Some Sailor Jentle Ink, or Kobe Ink, new TWSBI 580, and restock on my Tomoe River paper…. maybe a Campus notebook or two too?

    There is a very good reason WHY I don’t pursue JetPens too much. I get in trouble.

  101. I’d love to try a TWSBI Go or maybe an Eco. Or maybe stock up on some Jetstreams. So many options!

  102. I’ve got my eye on a Faber Castel Loom that I would snap up with a gift card. Thanks for the contest.

  103. Oooooh. It would have to be ink. I have to balance out the Pen/Ink ratio in my collection. Thanks for the chance to win!

  104. My cart is already holding a A5 Midori MD Cotton notebook is love to try, and an A4 Sun-Star Grid Shitajiki Writing Board

  105. Any Jet Pens gift certificate won would undoubtedly be put toward a Fireblue Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen – the current pen of my dreams!

  106. New to the hobby and passion! I recently got my hands on a Pelikan M200 and a TWSBI Eco after falling in love with my Safari. Then I grabbed some ink samples from the wonderful fountain pen community and inked up with several different ink.

    I love noodlers 54th mass’ color and it is impossoble to get rid of, but it feathers so badly on the paper I use at work. So, alas, I’ve been told I can’t use that “pen” anymore. Little do they know, the actually mean ink. So now I’m in the market for Sailor’s beautiful water resistant lineup.

    A gift card would certainly help with that!

    Thank you for everything, this hobby has taken note-taking to a fantastic New level.

  107. I have had my eye on a bottle of Noodler’s Purple Martin Ink and a Midori 3-years Diary

  108. I’d probably buy a package of Uniball Signo UM-151s. Or a pack of Preppys, because I’ve been wanting some more.

  109. More Pilot or Platinum blue-black (can’t remember which I’ve run low on, right now), and maybe some Kokuyo paper…

  110. They have such a huge selection, how can we choose? :(!!! I think I would put the money towards a pilot custom after days of research into which one I want. lol!

    Happy fountain pen day!!!

  111. I would user the money to purchase paper – Maruman, MD and or Rhodia for writing this month!

  112. Oh, it would be such a tough decision between a new pen or a case to store all my favorite writing tools!

  113. because of this blog, i’ve been obsessed about hobonichi things. great paper for the beautiful fountain pen inks that i have~

  114. INK! I want all the inks. Also, some nice stationery since I’ve started corresponding with a friend.

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