Meticulous Calligrapher Gift Guide

Next up is our gift guide for the calligrapher in your life, whether they are just starting out or are seasoned calligraphy pros. Here are 10 specially chosen picks guaranteed to bring delight and hours of calligraphic fun.

1. FineTec Kit - £35

A wonderful introduction to the world of metallic inks, our FineTec kit contains all the essentials beautifully presented in a handy metal tin. With 5 colours, a marbled nib holder & nib, a paintbrush and a pipette, the kit also comes with clear instructions, perfect for diving straight in. Or for a stocking filler, choose from 17 delightful individual colours.

2. Custom Notebook with Walcot Wove - From £16

Calligraphers are very particular about their paper. Choose our Meticulous Ink custom notebook paired with Walcot Wove inner pages for the perfect calligraphy notebook: a 100% cotton wove, a just-right 160gsm weight and a very slight texture makes it ideal for calligraphy ink. Add a foil printed name to the front cover for a truly bespoke gift.

3. Tombow Mono Zero Eraser - £5.50

The perfect little addition to a calligrapher’s tool kit. With a teeny tiny retractable end, it is absolutely perfect for precision erasing and in particular, rubbing out pencil markings around calligraphy. And it’s refillable too!

4. Dark Calligraphy Practice Pad - £18.95

Perfect for the festive season, this sparkling calligraphy pad comes with 3 luxurious shades of dark paper. Half the pad comes with delicately letterpress printed white calligraphy guidelines and the other half has plain pages for creating delightful artwork. Make it a complete gift set by adding some metallic calligraphy inks or Dr Ph Martin’s Pen White ink.

5. Pentel Aquash Water Brush - £9.50

Fill this brush with ink, watercolours, gouache or simply dip straight into any bottled ink and use the large, flexible tip to create some beautifully expressive lettering. You can also fill it with water and it becomes a perfect match for FineTec metallic inks!

6. Dr Ph Martin’s Iridescent Calligraphy Ink - £10.50

’Tis the season for sparkly inks. With an amazing array of 14 colours to choose from (Crystal Mint! Frosted Peach!), these beautiful, shimmering metallic colours have wonderful opaque coverage and are just an absolute joy to use. They can cover both light and dark papers, card, metal, wood and even some plastics, making them perfect for all kinds of creative calligraphy.

7. Nib Selection - From £12.50

With seemingly endless nibs out there, it can be difficult to know what to choose. Be sure to get it right with our very own Nib Selection featuring 5 carefully chosen nibs, guaranteed to make any calligrapher happy. They come smartly presented on a foil printed display card, accompanied by a printed description and a how-to guide for the perfect nib prep. Choose the personalised option and we’ll hand calligraphy the recipient’s name on the envelope.

8. Ferris Wheel Press Fountain Pen Ink - £35

Possibly the most beautiful packaging we’ve ever seen. These fountain pen inks by Canadian brand Ferris Wheel Press are all round wonderful: 12 brilliant colours, each with fantastical names like Grape Ice Pop and Tanzanite Sky, a superb circular bottle with ornate gold lettering, a colour coordinated velvet travel pouch - all neatly housed in a fully printed cylindrical card box, making it a stunning gift. And for that really special person, pair the ink with its accompanying fountain pen.

9. Nib Ferrule - £3.50

Turn anything into a nib holder with this gold finished ferrule. Fit a standard nib into one end and a feather in the other to make a beautiful, totally unique quill. The most delightfully niche stocking filler!

10. Brush Lettering Kit - £25

For the calligrapher who wants to try something different, our Meticulous Ink Brush Lettering Kit makes an inspiring gift. With 2 Japanese brush pens, full instructions, 3 guidesheets and a set of practice paper, all smartly packed and ribboned in a gift box, it’s the perfect complementary art to calligraphy.

Check out our Meticulous Designer Gift Guide and stay tuned for our next gift guide, specially made for stationery nerds!

Athena Cauley-Yu