Introducing Secret Santa!

We’re pleased to announce our Secret Santa exchange! This exchange has run on Reddit for the past few years and we’re pleased to be extending it to the Mastodon and Fediverse community this year!

Signups will open on 28 October at 00:00 UTC and close on 18 November at 23:59 UTC.

What is Secret Santa?

It’s a gift exchange! What better way to celebrate the holidays than to exchange gifts with your fellow fountain pen enthusiasts? This is your opportunity to penable a newbie, share ink samples that you will likely never use up, or re-home neglected pens, ink, and/or accessories to a new owner that will appreciate them. Or, simply take pleasure in getting to know someone new and finding them a perfect gift!


We will have two tiers: Fun and Elite. The Fun Tier has a minimum gift value of 10 USD and a suggested maximum of 40 USD. The Elite Tier has a minimum gift value of 50 USD and a suggested maximum of 200 USD. Keep in mind a few things: you do not have to buy new items—re-gifting/re-homing is encouraged, as are crafted items—and the maximums are a suggested ceiling. You are welcome to participate in both tiers if you would like to and you have the means!

Getting ready


More info to come this Saturday

A post with full information will go online when we open signups on October 28th (UTC). Any questions in the meantime? Post questions on Mastodon with #FPSanta #FountainPens, or reach out to a member of the 2023 Secret Santa elf team: