To shop for new gel pens online, browse office-supply and mass-merchandiser websites such as Staples.com and Walmart.com, and choose the gel pens that are most appropriate for your project. Craft store websites such as Joann.com also carry selections of gel pens. You may also wish to research various brands and styles of gel pens on websites such as JoyceHarrell.com and PenAddict.com to ensure you choose the best pens for your intended use.
As of 2015, Staples carries a variety of gel pens on its website, including store-brand colored gel pens sold in packs of 12 and 36, and boxes of gel pens from brands such as Pentel, BIC and Pilot. Walmart's selections include sets of special-effect gel pens in metallic, pastel, neon and glitter colors, as well as gel pens from Paper Mate, Yasutomo and Pilot. Jo-Ann's offerings include pens and sets from brands such as Gel X-Treme, Gelly Roll and Sakura.
On her blog, wellness coach Joyce Harrell discusses the use of gel pens in adult coloring books. Coloring is an increasingly popular means of stress relief, and many people prefer to color with gel pens. Harrell recommends several sets for this purpose, including 48-pen sets from Lolliz and Fiskars. As of 2015, all of Harrell's recommendations are available for purchase online at Amazon.com. The Pen Addict website recommends five micro-gel ink pens for writing and drawing, including the Uniball Signo-DX and the Pilot Juice.