Looking to give a college or high school grad something truly useful for as a graduation gift? Everyday Carry has picked out an assortment of 10 great items, including pocket tools, tech gadgets, organizers, an elegant wristwatch, and a really sweet bolt-action pen.
Inventery’s aptly named Interchangeable Mechanical Pen and Pencil is a handsome brass body that accepts both Schmidt 9000 EasyFlow M pen and Schmidt DSM 2007 pencil refills. It has a removable clip, a click cap and an eraser cap. It’s available in three finishes.
We love the reassuring feel of locking a retractable pen in place with a bolt-action mechanism. Refyne’s design stands out with its copper inner barrel, and looks great in either black PVD stainless steel or titanium. It also comes with a removable pocket clip.
While we spend most of our time thumbing away at our phones, sometimes writing things on paper is just better. And if you’re going to write, you need a good writing instrument. Our pals at Everyday Carry are here with their picks for 10 great pens you can scribble with.
This unique writing instrument features a body made from perforated aluminum, which gives it an almost organic look, while making it supremely lightweight. It takes a Fisher Space Pen refill, and its back end features a ceramic point for self defense and breaking windows.
Ellusionist took the technology from its wrist-mounted flash gun and incorporated it into a marker pen. The Pyro Fire Shooter Pen looks like a Sharpie and actually writes, but press its covert button for 3 seconds, and it will ignite and shoot flash paper over 10 ft.
Cross presents a collection of premium writing instruments for Star Wars fans. Available in Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, and Millennium Falcon-inspired designs, they feature a polished lacquer finish, a capless “slide-and-snap” mechanism, and a smooth gel ink refill.
SuckUK’s four-color pen comes loaded with cyan, magenta, yellow, and black inks, so you can draw images in full color with a single pen by crosshatching. While it doesn’t let you adjust saturation levels, it’s still a nifty tool for sketching and belongs in every artist’s toolbox.
HMM’s Ballpoint pen is made from aluminum alloy. It weighs just 0.78oz, making it easy to write with for extended periods. It’s available in two finishes. The raw finish has a subtle texture for better grip, while the gunmetal finish has an anti-scratch and anti-corrosion surface.
This unique writing instrument allows artists to draw with a stippling technique without having to constantly raise and lower the pen. The rechargeable pen vibrates its tip rapidly to drop dots of ink onto the page. Reduced price available for a limited time from Massdrop.
If you’re looking for a great gift for guys, you can’t go wrong with a bolt-action pen. These slick writing instruments feature a weapon-inspired loading mechanism that’s both stable and satisfying. Everyday Carry picks a few of their faves. We’re partial to the Boker Micarta.
From personal to digital, Inventery’s compact and versatile pen has your writing needs covered. Aside from its namesake tool, it also has an interchangeable ballpoint pen head. Its clipped cap can also be swapped with a stylus tip, a clip-less cap and a keychain cap.