I barely ever write about wedding ideas relating to the groom and his groomsmen, in fact I’ve only done so 5 times in the 5 years I’ve been blogging. But the awesome people at SWIG recently sent me a hip flask and it’s too sexy not to share!
Ask anybody to name a classic gift for the groom and/or groomsmen and chances are many will say a hip flask. There are loads on the market, but they’re certainly not all the same, and SWIG definitely stands out in the crowd.
This London start-up focuses solely on making hip flasks and was set up by a fella named David Galbraith after he sold everything he owned to move across the country and pursue his vision of making the world’s best hip flask brand.
The flasks come in a gift-able box and there are a range of pouches available to dress them in. You can also purchase a funnel to make getting the alcohol in there way easier, and personalise it with an engraved message for that special occasion.
They’re made from stainless steel and are one ‘solid unibody shape’ which basically means there are no chance of leakages and they look bloody good. Each flask comes with a unique serial number that permits lifetime membership to the ‘SWIG Society’ and makes the flask feel that bit more special.
The one I received has a Harris Tweed pouch handmade on the Isle of Skye, and that’s another thing I love about these flasks: SWIG use over 15 suppliers from across the UK so you’ll be supporting British industry if you buy one of these. The only thing that isn’t from the UK is the flask itself and that’s just due to UK manufacturers not actually being able to make them.
I was a little concerned about the size of the flask when combined with a nervous groom but the website reassures me that the flask holds 170ml, roughly 4-5 shots, that creator David reasons is not enough to get drunk but is enough to soften the edges of your day.
If you’re looking for a hip flask for a wedding gift then definitely check SWIG out. Engraving these flasks with a personal message of love/thanks to the groom, groomsmen or father of the bride makes for a thoughtful wedding present they’re sure to keep… and of course you can gift these to the female members of your party too – I’d prefer a hip flask full of gin over a bunch of flowers any day!