The amazing history of hip flasks

Hip flasks have been around since the start of the 18th century. In Britain, women used them to smuggle gin aboard British warships. They became a prominent part of America's struggle against prohibition in the 1920s, with states such as Indiana banning the sale of them.

They have remained a part of popular culture since then and often appear in TV shows such as Two And A Half Men, The Simpsons and Family Guy. It's common for them to be used in the UK during big events like weddings, funerals or days out at the football or rugby.

We’ve recognised the heritage of this wonderful tradition through our tonic vintage and Elixir vintage hip-flasks. Perfect for birthdays or Christmas presents, they replicate the design used in British pharmacies as a treatment for common ailments in the 1900s.

Hip flasks for him and her

If marriage is on the cards, we have a 'bride tribe' design, the perfect hip flask for her and a great way to say thank you to anyone that's helped you during your big day. We also have a great selection of men's personalised hip flasks. For the groom, we have the 'thank you for being groomsmen' design, perfect to thank your groomsmen or best man on the day of your wedding.

If you’re looking to buy a present for someone that is getting married, we have the 'stag 6 oz' design and the 'lucky six pence' hip-flasks, the perfect gifts for the groom on your stag weekend or for the wedding.

For presents for dad, we have the 'legends dad' and the 'dad-adventurer' designs. The perfect gift for Father's Day, Christmas or birthdays, they can be engraved with a name personal to you.

Personalise with a name

They can all be can be engraved with a name. Some of them can be customised with a date or message too. Personalising a gift like this is a truly special way to say thank you to someone that has helped you or just because you love them!

It’s really easy, just fill out the personalisation boxes on the product page and we do the rest. If there is a design or occasion that we've missed, drop us a line at and we'll get on the case.