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The Write Present: An Essential PILOT Pen Gift Guide

Struggling to find the perfect present and want something they'll appreciate, use, and be proud to carry? Discover the timeless and personal touch of a PILOT premium pen, blurring the line between indulgence and practicality.

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As that special day draws near, the quest for the perfect gift intensifies. In a sea of options, one choice stands out as both timeless and personal: a premium pen. A beautiful, well-made rollerball or fountain pen is a meaningful token that blurs the line between indulgence and practicality. And a refillable pen will be there for every adventure, to capture each precious thought and memory. With PILOT, there’s something for everyone.

A Cheeky Surprise: PILOT Kakuno

Combining playful design with functionality, the Kakuno Fountain Pen is an ideal choice for beginners and seasoned stationery enthusiasts. The smiley face on each nib brings joy and encourages you to hold the pen comfortably around the triangular grip. In a wide range of colours, it’s a great gift for someone who is always curious and wants a touch of whimsy to brighten up their everyday.

Kakuno Fountain


Refillable and crafted from recycled materials, available in a variety of colours and smiley faces.

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For the Adventurous Spirit: PILOT Explorer

Pilot Explorer pen in Matte Black, in a flat lay, next to items as part of an everyday carry kit, including the Explorer gift box, a carabiner, car key, flashlight and ruler.

Know someone who works as hard as they play? Whether it’s a quick sketch during an outdoor adventure or drafting crucial documents in a fast-paced office, the Explorer series is lightweight, sleek and crafted to withstand the rigours of everyday use. Refillable and presented in a modern, reusable gift tin that can be converted into a watercolour palette or organiser as part of your Everyday Carry.

Explorer Fountain


Lightweight, airtight, long grip and metal clip makes this an EDC essential. Comes with a Signature Ink Cartridge (IC-50).

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Explorer Gel


Ultra smooth and refillable with PILOT G2 Gel ink.

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For the Pocket Poet: PILOT Prera

They carry a book with them everywhere, enjoy people-watching and find delight in the smaller details. The Prera Transparent Fountain pen will be the pocket-sized treasure that they’d love to unwrap on Christmas day. A transparent body allows you to truly appreciate the beauty and colour of fountain pen ink as it gracefully flows onto the page. A smooth as-silk PILOT nib will turn each stroke into a melting moment.

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Prera Transparent Fountain


Explore a world of colour. Comes with a PILOT Ink Rotary Ink Converter (CON-40) and Signature Ink Cartridge (IC-50).

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For the Pro Tech: PILOT Capless

A market leader as the world’s first retractable fountain pen, the PILOT Capless collection is a masterpiece of innovation and sophistication. The streamlined design, exceptional balance and smooth ink flow elevate the act of writing to a truly luxurious experience - an investment in effortless elegance, making it the perfect gift for those who take pleasure in a little indulgence.

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Available in a myriad of colours, sizes and trims to suit every taste and occasion.

For the Author & Visionary: PILOT CUSTOM 823

Exuding timeless allure and undeniable charisma, each CUSTOM 823 fountain pen is made with meticulous attention to detail. The unique vacuum-filling system offers a large ink capacity ensuring uninterrupted writing time while building new worlds and developing rich ideas. The CUSTOM 823 is more than a gift; it's a deep appreciation for the Art of Writing and for those who truly value the intrinsic beauty of exquisitely crafted instruments.



An In-house 18K gold nib delivers a supremely smooth writing experience, showcasing the artisanal excellence for which PILOT is renowned.

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Looking for an engravable gift pen?

The MR Premium Range is one of many offerings with an engravable barrel: available in Ballpoint, Fountain Pen and Mechanical Pencil. Visit our Pen Finder for more.

Elevate your loved ones' everyday experiences beyond the ordinary with PILOT Premium Pens. Whether it's the cheerful Kakuno, the durable Explorer, the romantic Prera Transparent, the elegant Capless, or the coveted CUSTOM 823, each pen encapsulates the essence of superior craftsmanship and timeless charm.

Give the gift of self-expression and deeper connection with PILOT - an intimate gesture that will be cherished and appreciated for years to come. With a wider range of Premium Pens and Inks not yet explored in this guide, join us on a captivating journey and unveil the hidden treasures that await your discovery.

About Author

Sophia Le

Resident Fountain Pen Fanatic at Pilot Pen Australia.
Capless Collector. Staffy Lover. Casual Gamer and Maker.
Currently a Citizen of Super Earth after vacationing in Baldur’s Gate and Hyrule.

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