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My nephew is getting into writing and I wanted to get him a gift this year for Christmas that would speak to that interest. In my musings, remembered a set of old school pencils for writers that had some sort of gag statements engraved on them...searched through the forums four ways from Sunday, but no luck. Does anyone remember that?
 

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I have some of those - lovely pencils, and gorgeous to write with (I write in pencil) but the messages on mine are very rude indeed and not at all suitable for children.

However -

I just mention them so that you know they're still out there. Somewhere.
 

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It took me a minute to find these on my Pinterest board, but they're the sort of thing you're looking for: Red Grammar Pencils at Etsy. They have a green set as well.

Depending on how much you hope to spend, you might get him one of the charming blank notebooks aimed at writers with a sense of humor, like this one.

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It took me a minute to find these on my Pinterest board, but they're the sort of thing you're looking for: Red Grammar Pencils at Etsy. They have a green set as well.

Depending on how much you hope to spend, you might get him one of the charming blank notebooks aimed at writers with a sense of humor, like this one.

Maryn, who hoards notebooks--like everybody else here, pretty much
Maryn, does that link work? I get an error....
 

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There are these, currently sold out. Shutterfly will hot-foil stamp pencils with pretty much anything you want, but they use crappy pencils.

If you can't get what you want, you could buy him some really nice pencils. There are, at the high end, Blackwings. But you might take a look at a sample set from Musgrave, which will help him figure out what he likes.

This is a really good pencil sharpener.
 
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Thanks all - appreciate the links. I'll check them out, but was really looking for the post/thread that was here in AW. I forget what subsection it was in, but think it was along the lines of gag gifts or niche gifts for writers...
 

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