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Pencils.com

September 18, 2013 16:44 ET

Great Holiday Gift Ideas for the Creative Individual in Your Life From Pencils.com -- the Leading Source for Luxury Pencils, Notebooks & Accessories

STOCKTON, CA--(Marketwired - September 18, 2013) - Summer's officially over this weekend and very soon, believe it or not, it will be time to start thinking about holiday gift giving. If you have a talented writer or artist on your list, or someone who just appreciates superior quality and sophisticated design, you will want to check out Pencils.com, the leading online source for everything pencil-related. From high-end brand name and custom-designed pencils, to journals and sketchbooks, Pencils.com has gifts available in all price ranges, for all ages.

"In this digital age, people are yearning for simpler times," said Charles Berolzheimer, founder of Pencils.com and President/CEO of California Cedar Products Company. "The familiarity of writing with a pencil is comforting and it helps spark the imagination in a way that no computer keyboard possibly can. In the last few years, we've seen a huge boom in the popularity of all our products on Pencils.com as people increasingly seek that tactile connection and creative boost. We have a fine selection of gift offerings for the holidays, and believe that we offer something to bring out the artist in everyone."

Gift ideas include:

Blackwing , Blackwing 602 and Blackwing Pearl Pencils -- 12-pack box, $19.95:

Smooth and sinuous as a saxophone solo, with a retro look that is decidedly fresh, the Palomino Blackwing pencils pay tribute to the grand-daddy of legendary pencils, the Eberhardt-Faber Blackwing 602, a pencil that has sketched, written and composed its way across the American cultural landscape. You can choose from the SOFT and smooth Palomino Blackwings (matte black finish), the FIRM and smooth Blackwing 602's (steel grey), or the BALANCED and smooth Blackwing Pearls (pearly white). Replacement erasers are also available in classic pink, black, white, green, blue and orange.

Blackwing Grand Piano Box Gift Set -- $49.95 (coming soon)

Have a budding artist or pencil enthusiast in your midst? The brand new Blackwing Grand Piano Box Gift Set features your choice of 10 "Palomino Blackwing," "Palomino Blackwing 602" or "Palomino Blackwing Pearl" pencils inside a luxurious, velvet-lined, black Grand Piano Box. The inside of the box features the distinctive Blackwing logo imprinted in gold, and each box also comes with a special bookmark that tells the story of the Blackwing pencil. Discover why this pencil was acclaimed by such legendary fans as John Steinbeck, Stephen Sondheim, and animation director Chuck Jones as the finest pencil in the world!

Fabio Ricci Senator Pocket Hardcover Notebook -- $27.95

The Fabio Ricci Senator hardbound notebook is the pinnacle of generations of Turkish printing and bookbinding. Its luxurious genuine leather cover and gold-accented spine give this notebook a look of elegance not found in other notebooks, and its 160 pages of ruled, ivory paper are sewn-bound to resist the wear and tear of everyday use. Every Senator notebook provides an elegant notebook experience that is perfect for writers, artists, musicians, and executives alike.

ForestChoice Creativity Bundle -- $14.95

Be kind to your favorite artist, and to the environment, with the ForestChoice Creativity Bundle. This bundle includes a selection of FSC-certified green products, including a 12-pack of ForestChoice #2 Graphite Pencils and a pack of ForestChoice flex notebooks with ruled paper.

Moleskine Travel Journal -- $19.95

The holidays are always a big travel time so what better gift to give than Moleskine's Travel Journal? Featuring a compact design, sleek aesthetic and abundance of space, this notebook offers 5 travel-themed sections to fill in, 5 tabbed sections to personalize, space for loyalty cards, checklists, calendars, travel information, budget and trip planners, memorable moments and more, plus 202 adhesive labels for personalizing your journal.

Palomino Luxury Sketch Kit Bundle -- $109

You take your art seriously, and so do we. The Palomino Luxury Sketch Kit Bundle contains the Palomino Luxury Sketchbook & Folio Cover, an eight pack mixed grade set of Palomino Graphite Pencils (from 2H-6B), the KUM Softie Grip 1-hole sharpener and the Tombow Mono NP Eraser. The included inner sketchbook is replaceable so you only have to buy the folio set once. Once you fill up a sketchbook, store those doodles, drawings or ideas and buy a refill for just a portion of the initial investment.

About Pencils.com:

Pencils.com is a lot more than a pencil store, offering one of the best pencil collections on the Web with an extensive and growing array of safe, high-quality options to fit every budget, taste and need. Our Palomino featured brands include the famous Blackwing, premium Palomino, environmentally-friendly ForestChoice, Golden Bear and Prospector pencils, notebooks and accessories. Pencils.com also carries a broad range of school, art and writing supplies from other leading manufacturers, including Caran D'Ache, General's, Faber-Castell, Kitaboshi, Derwent, and more.

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