Can there be a more suitable gift for a man than a hip flask? It is the quintessential manly accessory that has been a mainstay for generations. They can be highly personal, sentimental, garish or discreet.
The only problem you might have is choosing which of the countless hip flasks out there are the right one for the occasion. Luckily there are hip flask designs and styles that cover any and every eventuality you might encounter!
First you will need to think about what size of hip flask you need. You will have to consider what this flask is going to be used for. Will it be in a kilt sporran? A suit pocket? An ornament on a mantle piece?
You will find that hip flasks are measured in ounces and usually start from around 1oz purse flasks going all the way up to 26oz monsters. The size of the flask will obviously have a large effect on how much the flask can hold very important especially of its going to be a long day!
Once you have the size sorted have a think about what material you would like to have it made from. Generally this will come down to three choices pewter, leather or stainless steel. This choice will be purely down to personal preference as the materials are all as flexible and stylish as each other.
Now you need to think about the hobbies and interests of the intended recipient. Do they like golf? Fishing? Hunting? If their special interest is not available on one of the thousands of hip flask designs available then you can always choose to have something engraved.
Engraving your hip flask gives you limitless scope to create a personal and meaningful gift. You are only restricted by your imagination. You could have a monogram, image, line from a song or poem, dedication…there is nothing that cant be engraved.
Once you have gotten this far there are only small details to be considered do you need a captive top for you hip flask (one that stays connected when unscrewed) or a display case?
The most important thing to remember is that a good quality hip flask is something that will be kept, used and treasured for many years.