Calligraphy kits – a comparison guide

I’ve been selling curated calligraphy kits for a decade, and over the years they’ve been tweaked and perfected, with new additions added to our calligraphy set collection!

I now have five calligraphy sets available to buy, all perfect as an introduction to modern calligraphy.

The newest is a Christmas calligraphy set, which I’ve been using in all my festive calligraphy workshops – it’s super cute and really Christmassy!

Each calligraphy kit is suitable for absolute beginners, with alphabet guides and templates to get you started.

The contents of each one are a little different, so I’ll explain the best bits of each kit here, and the table below will hopefully be a nice little comparison to help you choose!

NEW! Christmas calligraphy set £39

Vibrant and festive, with Christmas templates!

  • with gift tags and a card + envelope set
  • gold ink included
  • fun, festive templates
  • wonderfully giftable!

Personalised luxury calligraphy set £65

A lovely big calligraphy set, beautifully presented in an A4 lidded box

  • includes a colour printed book with practice templates, examples and tips
  • comes with a brush pen AND traditional dip pen
  • includes a practice notebook with your name handwritten in calligraphy on the front

The ultimate calligraphy set £54

A calligraphy kit with seven days’ worth of downloadable worksheets to help you learn

  • the worksheets are the star of this calligraphy kit
  • handwritten calligraphy gift tag with your name on
  • includes a Nikko G & Blue Pumpkin nib

gift boxed calligraphy set £44

A pretty modern calligraphy set designed especially for gifting!

  • non personalised but beautifully presented
  • hinged gift box tied with a ribbon
  • with vegan ink palettes – black, and gold if you’d like a little extra treat

letterbox calligraphy set £55

A slimline calligraphy set with designer branding

  • personalised box
  • personalised envelope inside
  • optional gift note (in calligraphy)
comparison of modern calligraphy sets in the UK from By Moon & Tide
We hope our calligraphy set comparison table helps you choose the best calligraphy kit for you!


Calligraphy kits by personality!

For the serious crafter: we recommend our ultimate calligraphy set. The daily lessons can be completed within a week of intensive learning… or take things at your own pace, and practice modern calligraphy in seven sessions over a longer period of time!

For someone really special: the luxury calligraphy set is a lovely gift to unwrap, plus the little personalised touches will earn you bonus boyfriend / girlfriend / partner points!

For a friend across the miles: try our letterbox calligraphy kit. Designed to be posted, with gift wrapping and a personal gift note option, this calligraphy set shows you’re thinking of them.

For the stationery lover: our pretty gift boxed calligraphy set looks special. It’s elegant, youthful and has a touch of glamour!

For Christmas Day: our new festive modern calligraphy kit is affordable, playful and easy to gift wrap! (Who doesn’t love a nice rectangular gift – am I right?!)

Photographer credits: all calligraphy kits apart from the festive one were photographed by the wonderfully talented and absolutely lovely Marion Botella Photography.