When you don't want to put a pen in an expensive box, these are an excellent choice, and it's a lot nicer than just handing over a naked pen that you just spent a lot of time and effort on. And believe it or not I have gotten comments on the “nice pouch” that I gave them with the pen. And at 6 for $3 it's inexpensive but they certainly don't feel cheap. It's also an excellent way to protect the finish on the pen when caring them in a bag or a purse. I always keep several on hand, I think these are an overlooked item that deserves more attention.