Top 10 Graduation Gifts

When I was in college, my roommates & I loved to end our long day of studies by watching Late Night with David Letterman, and our favorite part of the show……Dave’s Top Ten List.

With Graduation fast approaching, now is the perfect time to make Executive Essentials very own Top Ten List to help our many customers find the perfect graduation gift for their sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

Executive Essentials Top 10 Best Selling Graduation Gifts:

10. Business Card Holder: Jac Zagoory Atlas Business Card HolderLarge Buckle- Flap Backpack;

9. Leather Backpack: Piel Leather Large Buckle- Flap Backpack

8. Leather Duffel:

For WomenClava Leather Nantucket Duffel

For MenDavid King Leather Two Pocket Duffel Bag

7. Monogrammed Leather Padfolio: Bosca Nappa Leather Letter Pad Black

6.   Monogrammed Leather Wallet:Letter Pad Black Nappa Leather;

For WomenBosca Nappa Leather Slim Credit Card Case

For Men:  Johnston & Murphy Leather Slimfold Wallet

5. Leather Handbag:

For WomenLodis Women’s Business & Casual Totes
For MenScully Leather Man Bag BlackCross ATX Ballpoint Pen Medalist;

4. Leather Messenger Bag: Kenneth Cole Leather Messenger Bag

3. Laptop Briefcase:

For WomenJack Georges Milano Collection Madison Avenue Tote
For Men: Sante Fe Vaquetta Leather TSA Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Bag

2. Engraved Pen: Cross ATX Ballpoint Pen Medalist

And the #1 Top Selling Graduation Gift……….(drum roll please)

1. Engraved Montblanc Meisterstuck Classique Ballpoint Pen

Executive Essentials is the ideal place to shop for today’s finest graduation gifts, check them out today!

Waterford and Waterman on Sale Now!

I didn’t always understand the demand for nice pens. Throughout my entire school career, I used whatever I bought at Walgreens or office depot, and they worked just fine. It wasn’t until I started seeing these other types of pens that it hit me. Pens can truly be beautiful accessories to any desk, and there is a monumental difference between the Walgreens Bic and a Waterman or Waterford fine writing instrument.

Waterman and Waterford Pens have elegantly and intricately designed pens, and they are now on sale at Executive Essentials. If there was ever a time to invest in this type of product, it’s now. Whether you need a gift for Father’s Day, a graduation present, or just think it’s time to add some class to your desk, Waterman and Waterford have the pens and prices for you.Image result for Waterford Rainbow Arista Prism Rollerball Pen

Just to highlight a few, the Waterford Rainbow Arista Prism Rollerball Pen is a good pick. Its contemporary colors and shape come in your choice of multicolored mocha or rainbow, and marbled caramel or purple. Polished chrome appointments accompany each pen to make them stand out from any other design.

Another good choice would be the Waterman Expert II Ballpoint Pen in Dune Blue. The vibrant gold trims, deep blue lacquer, and mesmerizing reflective effect ensure a distinct elegance and originality.

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Of course, you should browse the selection for yourself because there are more than 20 designs on sale. With colors ranging from fire engine red to deep sea blue, there is sure to be a pen for you.

Diamonds are a Pen’s Best Friend

Yes, you read that title correctly. Diamonds.

No, I don’t mean the pens have a shiny gloss finish or some sort of crystal design. I don’t mean there is a diamond designed painted on. I mean straight from the ground, carbon rock, beautiful brilliant diamonds.

Meisterstuck Diamond Classique Ballpoint Pen;Montblanc released two pens as part of the already exquisite Meisterstuck LeGrand Collection: one ballpoint and one fountain pen. The fountain pen is equipped with a 14 K gold nib rhodium-plated inlay, precious black resin barrel and cap, and platinum plated clip and rings. As if that weren’t enough, the real catch with this one is the .06 ct. diamond in the cap top of the pen. It looks like it’s suspended in midair. I mean, it doesn’t get much cooler, sleeker or original than that. The ballpoint shares the same remarkable and distinguishing diamond as well as all of the other features as the fountain pen.

If there were ever a pen to invest in, this is it. Every part of this pen was thoughtfully designed and executed, and you are sure to make a statement with it. The floating diamond will mesmerize any eye as you write, and act as the perfect complement to your desk.

I wouldn’t wait too long to order mine!

The Montblanc Ingrid Bergman Special Edition Pens

Ingrid Bergman, one of Hollywood’s finest,  with three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award,  is being honored by Montblanc with three exquisite pens.

Image result for Ingrid BergmanThe Montblanc Ingrid Bergman La Donna Special Edition FountainRollerball and Ballpoint Pens are made with the finest materials and the uncompromising craftsmanship that is Montblanc. Inspired by Ingrid Bergman’s era, the 1940’s, the pen has exquisite details and will wow even the most discerning pen lover.  The mother of pearl styled lacquered caps, the 18K gold nibs, the teardrop amethysts,  the rose gold accents and Ingrid Bergman’s signature is but a few of the refined details that make these pens so luxurious.

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Alongside Ingrid Bergman, Montblanc’s Women’s Collection also honors another wonderful artist who made great contributions to her field, literature, Virginia Woolf, with the Montblanc Virginia Woolf Special Edition Pen. Montblanc not only makes some of the finest pens in the world, it also chooses some of the finest women to model their pens after. Here’s looking at you Montblanc!

Montblanc Generation Pens

“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.”

“We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last.”

“Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations.”

Since 1906 Montblanc has passed the art of pen manufacturing from one generation to the next; resulting in the creation of the finest pens available in the world. So what better name for a pen collection from Montblanc than the Montblanc Generation Collection!

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Montblanc Generation Pens comprise all the best characteristics of fine writing instruments that Montblanc has developed generation after generation.  The stainless steel tips, the precious black resin barrels and caps and the platinum plated rings and clips all contribute to the superiority of these pens! As Montblanc declares “the Montblanc Generation Collection is sure to please first-time Montblanc purchasers as well as long-time fans. Exquisite craftsmanship and superb materials are the hallmarks of this sophisticated collection.

Montblanc the symbol of excellence, generation after generation!

Great College Pens

What do Elvis, bullets, safaris, and grips all have in common? They are all popular collections of “college friendly” pens. Each of these collections is unique, reasonably priced, write fantastic and are the perfect pens for college bound students.

Acme Studios now has an Elvis Collection. Expertly crafted with state-of-the-art components, each Acme Studios model comes in its own impressive presentation case.  Fun, colorful and highly expressive, these Acme Studios writing tools are sure to provide their owners with plenty of creative inspiration…..which everyone could use as they head off to class.

Image result for Fisher’s Bullet CollectionDo you sometimes like to escape to the far corners of the library or to the back of the local café in order not to be tempted by all the fun things that accompany college life?  Are you not one to be sitting at a conventional desk either,  rather on the floor or in bed with your pen facing upward?  You may want to consider Fisher’s Bullet Collection.  These Bullet pens are considered space pens because they have been selected by NASA for spaceflight; they were the only pens after rigorous testing to work in the extreme conditions of space so no matter where or how you end up studying you’ll know your pen will be reliable.

Image result for lamy pens safari collectionEach year of college is like going on a new safari.  You don’t know what strange creatures you’ll meet or circumstances you might find yourself in. Similarly, dorm and campus living can be a little more rigorous without all the comforts of home. Lamy Pens now has the Safari Collection. Safari pens are designed in sturdy ABS plastic, so they’re rugged yet light weight. They have a contoured grip which makes them easy to hold. The spring-wire clip slides into and out of any pocket with ease and they come in great eye-catching colors.  Why not be ready for the jungle this year?

Image result for Grip 2011 CollectionFinally, you’ll need to “get a grip”  as you prepare for another tough year of studying, completing papers and having to spend many a late night at the lab. Faber-Castell now offers the Grip 2011 Collection. “The silvery pencil with the black grippy dots has acquired two functional and good-looking brothers: the Grip 2011 ball pen and mechanical pencil. They have the same ergonomic triangular cross-section as the Grip 2001, while the non-slip grip zone helps provide a comfortable and relaxing hold for those marathon writing sessions. The mechanical pencil has a very tough 0.7-mm lead; a twist-out eraser is ever at the ready under the end cap. Thanks to the retractable guide tube, the pencil will not make holes in a breast pocket. ”

Well here’s to another year of academia, I wish you the best.  Remember to truly be successful in college you must both work hard and play hard and what better way to equip yourself then having the best college friendly pens close at hand!

The New Montblanc Meisterstuck Diamond Collection with Patented Diamond Shape

Montblanc makes history by becoming the first brand in the world to patent a diamond in the shape of their star logo. The process of carving this spectacular diamond took eight years. Montblanc has released a new collection of pens to honor this significant achievement. The new collections features the brand’s unmistakable white star diamond floating in the dome of the four styles of pens in the revamped Meisterstuck Diamond Collection. With its unique 43-facet cut sparkling brilliantly, this diamond is the crowning of a legend, the Meisterstuck Diamond Collection.

Montblanc has produced some of the finest writing instruments since the debut of their first pen in 1909. The Montblanc company stands out in the technical, functional and styling worlds of pen manufacturing, and the new Meisterstuck Diamond collection is no exception. The breakthrough with these pens, of course, is the 43-facet diamond star suspended in the top cap of each instrument. It is truly something an engineering marvel — the diamond appears to be floating, and has an amazingly brilliant, if not radiant sparkle.

As expected, the brand’s new pens are coveted, and scam artists have begun to duplicate fake copies of the original. Purchase your pen from an authorized dealer like Executive Essentials. You will know the site is authorized if there is an email form to request a price in place of the actual prices online. Legitimate and authorized Montblanc dealers are required to state prices and take orders over the phone only, no online pricing or purchasing is permitted by Montblanc.

In addition, always make sure that the site you purchase from has a valid security seal like Verisign or Geotrust. Finally, authorized dealers like Executive Essentials will gladly respond to any and all queries about the product. Our pen experts are well-informed about Montblanc as well as the numerous other brands we carry like Waterman, Parker, Cross and others.

As an authorized and trusted Montblanc dealer, Executive Essentials understands the advances that Montblanc has made in the fine pen industry. After eight years of hard work on the diamond star, Montblanc has earned its  well-deserved accomplishment. Brilliant!