15 New-Fashioned Gifts for Old-Fashioned Pen Pals
Clockwise from left: Marks Inc. mini travel sketch book; tous les jours mechanical pencils; Rad and Hungry global stationery subscription; Mount Fuji sticky memo pad.
For letter writing enthusiasts, global paper fiends, and pen pal extraordinaires: A selection of stationery, pencils, and other goods to keep up your travel correspondence.
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Provide the ultimate paper fix with a year of stationery supplies sourced around the world and delivered monthly to your door.
Price: From $57
Available at: radandhungry.com
Help coffee aficionados keep track of that perfect cup of joe — no matter where in the world they find it.
Available at: 33books.com
Yes, Ben Schott is a Fathom husband, but we shouldn’t hold that against his fantastic diary, which adds a daily dose of whimsy to everyday scheduling through interesting facts, figures, and ephemera.
Available at: smythson.com
A tiny, compact, and stylish sharpener to keep pencils in tip-top shape.
Available at: anthropologie.com
Fill out travel forms in style with sleek, superfine mechanical pencils containing French phrases for every day of the week.
Available at: shop.walkerart.org
Transport your pal to 1900 Paris with a vintage snapshot of the city's wonder wheel (once the tallest in the world).
Price: From $60
Available at: 20x200.com
This unusually small travel sketch book folds perfectly flat and provides a stable sketching surface on the go.
Available at: notemaker.com.au
Add a little travel inspiration to your daily reminders with a sticky memo pad in the shape of Japan's iconic symbol.
Available at: omoionline.com
Inspired by our favorite Asian cities, these fit-in-your-pocket notebooks come in sets of two.
Available at: poketo.com
Made from a material as strong as leather and as washable as cotton, this not-quite-paper bag will pack flat and sustain the wear and tear of travel.
Available at: thefuturekept.com
Gift the globe with 42 artfully designed travel maps with quirky themes like "It's Nice to Be Alone in Paris" and "An Uncle's Guide to London."
Available at: herblester.com
Channel an African safari with a range of neon note cards designed by Cape Town artist Donna Solovei.
Available at: shoplatitude.com
Pen field notes and fleeting thoughts under heavy precipitation. The wood-based, all-weather paper sheds water, moisture, dirt, and grime and works with regular pencils and their all-weather pens.
From pagodas in Tokyo to pyramids in Cairo, spend 2015 exploring the world from different vantage points.
Available at: idlewildco.com