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2011 MNN holiday gift guide

By: Matt Hickman on Nov. 29, 2011, 6:58 a.m.
Box of ACME Studio Eco-Pens

Photo: Crane & Co.

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ACME Studio Eco-Pens

For you, to write thoughtful thank-you notes to everyone who has made your holidays a bit merrier: We at MNN just can’t get enough of Eco-Pens, biodegradable (they’re made from corn starch plastic) ballpoint pens from the writing utensil wizards over at ACME Studio. Featuring an ergonomic three-sided grip and a nifty porthole that lets you check the ink level, the pens, when properly disposed of, will biodegrade in about a year (not including the ink cartridge). Filled with black ink, these smooth-rolling beauties come 12 to a pack in a variety of colors. $23.76.