XOXO: The pencil with a message is a pleasure. You learn to adore it as a child, and you can't -- and won't -- and shouldn't -- shake that feeling as an adult. We remember gumball-type machines that used to spit 'em out at our local library. Oh, such joy. We've found that pencil-based pleased feeling once more, in these XOXO Pencils from Simple Song Designs. A sassy and inexpensive Valentine's gift? We'll pencil it in. WRITE IT DOWN: Eight pencils for $7. Less than a dollar a pencil. Feeling gladder.