Hopefully no family member are reading this or your gift surprise will be spoiled!
This year our family members are getting personalized mugs. I bought inexpensive white mugs and used this pen to write on them. It was only about $4.00. The pen is dishwasher resistant and microwave safe. I first bought this pen and it sucked, so I took it back to Michael's and traded it in for the Vitrea 160 and it worked MUCH better. I tried it in the store just to make sure.