Our oldest son has always been into fancy writing instruments. Since my wife and I have had home-based offices his entire life he's always had access to a multitude of pens and pencils, and if my favorite pen ever went missing I had a pretty good idea where it ended up: his room.
That's why I think the following will be a pretty cool gift for his birthday (and it's a helluva lot cheaper than a car or name brand shirt):
For those of us who can happily spend hours browsing the aisles at Office Depot, this is big, big news.
"A game-changing liquid graphite that eliminates broken pencil leads forever."
• Writes as smooth as a pen
• Erases like a pencil
• Becomes permanent like a Sharpie marker after three days