Did you know that the “hip flask” first appeared in the Middle Ages? Back then it wasn’t a hip flask as we know it today but it served the same purpose – it was designed to hold liquids. The 18th century brought about the hip flask which resemble the flasks of today. Usually made from pewter, silver or glass, these small curved containers were designed with drinks on the go in mind. Today most flasks are made from stainless steel or plastic (to avoid detection by any metal detectors allegedly).
As an object, the hip flask makes for a wonderful personalised gift. Additionally due to the materials they are made from they are also perfect for engraving.
SWIG is a worldwide luxury hip flask brand. They offer a lifetime guarantee as their flasks are designed to last for generations.
To be honest I wasn’t all that excited about my new flask when I was waiting for it… but it all changed when it arrived. Oh boy, SWIG flasks are pure luxury!
The flask comes in a beautify box complete with a ribbon 🙂 I have to admit for a moment or two I really didn’t want to open it, it was that pretty. But once you do open the box, you are met with even more surprises – your flask is neatly resting on a soft pillow-like fabric… so cute and adorable! And to make things even better there is a card included with your personal SWIG Society number.
I opted for a leather finish with a Union Jack design but there is a lot of choice to pick from including Harris Tweed flasks which are just so British 😉 You can buy a “naked” flask or you can purchase one which already has a pouch. In addition to the full range of hip flasks you can also order an engraving service, which will make your SWIG truly unique.
What do you think?
Would you like to have your own SWIG?
If your answer is yes, it might be your lucky day! SWIG is offering one SWIG flask as a giveaway prize to one of my Bark Time readers. You will be able to pick any flask you fancy (well, almost any as the Heritage flasks are not included.) So, what are you waiting for? Just follow the easy steps on the Gleam app below to submit your entry.
#win an amazing hip flask from SWIG
1. Open to UK readers only.
2. This giveaway is sponsored by SWIG.
3. There will be 1 winner chosen at random from all valid entries. Winner will be chosen by Gleam.
4. The winner will receive one SWIG flask of their choice (subject to availability; the Heritage range is not included). The prize will only be fulfilled by SWIG.
5. The winner will have 7 working days to claim the prize, after this time, a new winner will be selected.
6. Closing date for the giveaway is Sunday 27/09/2015 at 23:59pm.