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The Perfect Gift

A whiskey flask can be a great gift!  There are a variety of styles and designs, so it is easy to personalize and match the right gift with it’s recipient.

Many businesses give hip flasks as gifts. The flasks can be  personalized with special engravings, such as a meaningful symbol or maybe phrase.  The average flask holds from 4 to 8oz. The hip flasks were not created for the drunkards. Instead, it was made for the gentlemen to share and make it possible to raise a toast for success whenever required.

There are also a variety of flasks out there for women.  Choices include silver metal with a graceful engraved butterfly to a glass flask in a variety of colors.  Women’s flasks have come a long way since the prohibition days, when women put their flask in a garter to hide it in their shirts away from public view.

Sports enthusiasts will also be thrilled with a flask engraved with their favorite sport or a colorful emblem from their favorite sports team.

Even today, an engraved hip flask having a personalized messages is considered as one of the ideal gifts for men. The silver metal ones are mostly available at jewelry shops, so you can easily get them engraved. Their long history and durability make them a priceless gift that the receiver will cherish for a lifetime.

When you personalize a gift, it becomes priceless. A gift item having your name and message engraved is the best thing you like to receive from people you love. So, if you have been thinking what to buy for your husband, boyfriend, or any other male member in your house, then here’s the perfect gift idea – get him a hip flask engraved. There cannot be better way to tell him how much you care.

When it comes to choosing a hip flask, you will find a variety of them both online and offline. They are available in diverse shapes and designs. You can choose from the cool to sophisticated ones depending on the nature and personality of the person you will be giving it to.

 

 

History of Whiskey Flasks

The hip flask began to appear in the form recognized today in the 18th century, initially used by members of the gentry. However, less compact versions had been in production for several centuries. Notably, in the Middle Ages, there are several accounts of gutted fruit being used to store liquor. During the 18th century, women boarding docked British warships would smuggle gin into the ship via makeshift flasks, created from pig’s bladders and hidden inside their petticoats. Following the act of prohibition in 1920s America, the state of Indiana banned the sale of cocktail shakers and hip flasks.

Antique hip flasks, particularly those made of silver, are now sought-after collector’s items. The hip flask appears frequently in comedy, in part because it allows drinking in inappropriate situations where a bottle would not be found–for instance, in Two and a Half Men, where Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen) drinks alcohol from a hip flask during a funeral.

In the Royal Air Force, “hip-flask” was used as code for a revolver.

(via Wikipedia)