We all remember that Robert Pattinson supposedly got Kristen Stewart a new adopted dog for her 23rd birthday, which is a wonderful gift, but that had to have been only one of her gifts, right? There's got to be another one around the corner that symbolizes his eternal burning birthday love? Well, of course there is. Reportedly, Rob also went out and splurged on the kind of birthday surprise that women all over the world can only dream of receiving from their men. Are you ready? Make sure you're sitting down. Rob bought her ... a pen. Yeah, a PEN. Granted, he didn't pick up some leaky ballpoints at Staples. But still. It's a pen, people.

A British tabloid reports that Rob gave Kristen, who apparently collects pens, a $43,000 collector's edition white gold pen. Says the source:

Kristen has always collected pens, and has a variety of stylish ones. Rob decided to go big for her birthday this year and brought her a limited edition white gold Tibaldi Bentley Crewe fountain pen. He had her name specially engraved on it with the year and wording: 'From R'. There are only 40 of these pens in the world, so it’s a real collector’s item.

Okay, let's forget for a moment that this nugget sounds like it came directly from the Tibaldi Bentley public relations division. Let's just say this really happened.

I don't care how expensive and rare a pen is. It's still a pen. It doesn't say, "I'm madly, passionately in love with you." It murmurs, "Lemme write this down before I forget it." And what kind of cockamamie birthday sentiment is that?

HOWEVER. If Kristen genuinely is a pen fanatic, then she'd probably appreciate this gift more than something traditionally birthday-ish like a trip to the Maldives or a new Bentley of the car variety, not the writing tool variety. Sooooo ... okay, Rob, I'll forgive you. Because I'm sure you wanted to know how I felt about it.

And, I'm sorry, but a $43,000 pen? Do. Not. Understand.

Do you think a pen is an acceptable birthday gift?

 

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