Christmas REVIEWS



We all have that one person who’s hard to buy for, in my family that’s my dad. He has everything he needs and when he wants something he goes out and buys it for himself, this means when it comes to buying his Christmas or Birthday present he has everything already.

This year I have been racking my brain trying to think of something to get that he would use and that he doesn’t already have. Thankfully, CROSS came to the rescue with their new Calais Matte Black Gift Set, it’s the perfect gift for my dad who is always looking for a good pen when writing at work.


The Calais Gift Set includes a ballpoint pen and a fountain pen. There’s a variety of different colours to choose from including Blue/Chrome, Polished Chrome, Satin Chrome and Matte Black.

The Gift Set comes in a lovely presentation box and can even be engraved with a message for a friend or loved one. I’m confident my dad will love the Calais Gift Set which really is the gift of a lifetime thanks to the lifetime guarantee, this assures me it’s a quality product that’s designed to stand the test of time.


Now that I had the perfect gift, I moved my attention to how I would present it. I wanted to keep the gift wrap simple but elegant and chose a lovely navy blue wrapping paper, gold bow, gold gift tags, and also some gold bells to attach to the parcel.

Unfortunately, when the ribbon arrived it wasn’t the gold colour I had anticipated. I was looking for a yellow gold, but the ribbon was more of a burnt orange gold (the perils of shopping online). This meant the bells and gift tags didn’t match the ribbon, but I think it looks lovely with the navy and orange gold ribbon, it’s simple but elegant. I might see if I can find a different coloured ribbon to match the bells and gift tags, but if I can’t find a ribbon to match I will be happy to gift it how it is, and I know my dad will love it.

The gift wrapping, ribbon, bells and gift tags are from paperchase and I absolutely love the selection of products available. You can really turn a present from your everyday present into something really special, simply by using some nice wrapping paper and a bow. It doesn’t have to be extravagant to look good.

If you’re looking for a gift idea then why not take a look at the lovely selection of gift sets available from CROSS Pens UK. There’s a great range of pens available including a range of Star Wars and Marvel pens, and there’s a pen for every budget. I can’t wait to give the Calais Gift Set to my dad this Christmas.


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