If you've been on the lookout for a great writing pen, these TUL Retractable Gel Pens are amazing! (Or, the AmazonBasics ones are fun too with their happy colors!).
My Favorite Planner & Journal Pens
Looking for a great writing pen for journaling, your day planner, etc?? After buying and trying WAY too many pens, fineliners and markers over the years – I've narrowed it down and these are my very favorites!
I really love the Tul the best, I write most things in black with my Tul (They're SO smooth, you can write easily forever with them and they don't dry out like a papermate will if you're writing for awhile). I like to use the Paper Mate Flairs for adding color. And I like the gold pens just because they're so pretty 🙂
TUL Retractable Gel Pens
The TUL Retractable Gel Pens are amazing! They have excellent reviews, and ships free with Amazon Prime or Free Super Saver Shipping.
I also love the happy colors of this TUL Pen Pack the best – who doesn't like color options?
I like using mostly the dark gold and black bc it makes the planner feel “cleaner” to me (I used to be a scrapbooker and goodness, pretty sure I just have brought all my scrapbook craziness over to the planner world bc it's a lot easier to keep up with ~ whew!)
You can click around on Amazon to find the 0.5, 0.7 and 1.0 mm varieties – depending on how fine of a tip you like!
Paper Mate Flair Pens
I love my Paper-Mate Flair pens because of all they fun colors – and they DO NOT BLEED through paper – so they're awesome for planner doodling and notebook writing. Even thin moleskin journals won't bleed through. I have to say, that is pretty impressive!
Unibene Gold Ballpoint Pens
I love the Unibene gold pens because they're just so pretty. They're also really smooth-writing on the page and don't bleed through.
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Renee Schmitt says
What do you use on the plastic pages that come in the accessories kit?
My go to is any dry erase marker so I can reuse them! If you use other pens/markers I’m sure just a bit of rubbing alcohol would clean it off well though! Hope that helps!
The best thing I have found is a wet erase marker, such as Vis a Vis by Expo. They will not wipe off easily to touch like dry erase, but can easily be cleaned off with a damp paper towel. They really work great!
I enjoyed this post! Do you have a link to the Tul pen with dark gold ink? Thank you!
Hi there Kristen ~ the gold writing in the picture is from a gold Flair pen! 🙂 You can find a deal on those here! –> https://passionatepennypincher.com/paper-mate-12-count-flair-felt-tip-pens/
Where did you get the planner in the first picture? I’ve been looking for one like that!!
Mary ~ PPP Team says
Hi Jessica – that is the PPP Home Planner! 🙂 You can find them here – https://shop.passionatepennypincher.com/collections/home-planning
Have a great day!
These have been my favorite pens for a long time. Found another that might just be better – The Sharpie S Gel. Very smooth.
Good to know Jennifer ~ thanks for the tip! 🙂