After some good ol intense negotiation and working to strict short deadlines Gifts of Distinction and Flaskstore have developed an exclusive hip flask for the crew of a new ‘Marvel’ movie being made at the moment, I know which film it is but the party is next week so I will reveal it after the after party – geddit. Meanwhile to whet you taste buds here is a pic of one of the props from the film set.
A guide to engraving your silver gift – emotional, funny, inspiring or down right insulting? It’s up to you.
Here are some creative gifts engraving suggestions for you.
As speicalists in personalising your silver and occasional gifts we would like to share our gift engraving experience with our clients and readers with a view to assisting you to be creative and thoughtful with the engraving and personalisation of your chosen silver gift, hip flask and tankard engravings.
The team here at Gifts of Distinction, Flaskstore, Tankardstore and TheOnlineGiftsCompany are privvy to many emotional, funny, inspiring and down right insulting engravings. These engravings have, over the years, given my associates Alice, Kate, Pippa and myself cause to laugh along out loud or wipe a tear from our eye and in some cases both. I, David-Louis, like to think of the engravings we are asked to do as a window to the world and lives of our clients, a simple snap shot giving us an insight into our customers life events and we would like to share these snap shots with you so you can be creative and thoughtful with your gift engravings.
We have been compiling this list of engraving suggestions for a long time now and it has dawned on me that I will never have it actually finished so here we are as the 1st Duke of Wellington once said- “Publish and be dammed”
We intend to build on this engraving resource so please do visit us again for further creative engraving ideas.
Here are some of the best engravings I have come across in recent years, I will add links to the items we have engraved it on as we go.
Book marks and romance, yes you can mix both and how about this beautiful engraving I recently put on our lovely silver bookmark:
With you until the very end.
or even this one:
‘A good book has no ending’
our round bookmark got this inscription this morning
Memories and friends become our story
To our eternal laughter
Handmade engraved tankards
From the bride to be to the groom
A guitar plectrum from the Bride to the Groom
Goodbye tension, Hello pension !
Retirement only means
that it is time
for a new adventure.
You are my mountain
You are my sea.
I sill do xxx
Silver Chip Fork
Love you more than chips!
I Pick You!
Travel & Latin
Aut inveniam viam aut faciam” (or “Aut viam inveniam aut faciam”) is Latin for “I shall … The first part of the sentence, “inveniam viam”, “I shall find a way,”
To your brother
A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.
The Big Birthdays:
On a silver chip fork -
Louis – On Your 18th Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional!
Forty years young
Forty isn’t old,
If you’re a tree……
Weddings and the wedding party.
You can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning.
The liver is evil and must be punished.
There’s nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.
Any man who eats dessert is not drinking enough.
Never cry over spilt milk. It could’ve been whiskey.
I am quite often asked about the technical side of maintaining and cleaning your hip flask and/or Tankard after purchase and to this end I have put together a care for and cleaning of your hip flask or tankard guide. Please do feel free to add to it or to send us any hints or tips you have come across or if you need clarification on any issues contact us through one of our websites, Flaskstore, Tankardstore, Gifts of Distinction or David-Louis Product Design.
The metal and hip flask exterior:
Pewter is a soft metal and normally its lustre mellows with age but should you wish to return it to its original high polish, use a reputable brand of liquid polish such as ‘Haggertys’, ‘town talk’ or ‘Johnsons’. Always clean with a soft cloth, rubbing gently in one direction to avoid leaving deep scratch marks.
Pewter hip flasks age and develop character over time.
Stainless steel is a very hard metal and essentially will retain its finish indefinitely.
Stainless steel hip flasks tend to be manufactured using machinery to press, blank and shape the item, and are normally made in high volume.
Pewter hip flasks are hand made to order by a pewter smith, each one is crafted by hand here in the UK.
To clean the inside of a hip flask or pewter tankard:
Hip flasks and tankards should all be washed before first use.
1) Thoroughly wash the inside using a solution of clean, warm water and several drops of washing up liquid, then rinse thoroughly with clean water before use.
2) With new hip flasks, before first use, fill the flask with plain water, screw the top down hard and shake vigorously to ensure the flask is watertight before filling with spirit.
3) Always keep your flask clean on the outside, and clean the inside of the flask in between uses for reasons of hygiene.
4) For pewter flasks, spirit can be retained in the flask for a week or so and no more.
5) Pewter flasks are not suitable for use with soda water or carbonated drinks.
6) They are not suitable for use in a dishwasher.
I hope the information I have provided is useful to you; if you need some specific information, please do get in touch.
Update – here is the image of the flask as take at the event.
I have completed a bespoke corporate hip flask commission for fashion designer Todd Lynn to produce his bespoke, limited edition hip flask on behalf of and to promote Chivas Regal and the Chivas Studio, this fine whiskey has been relaunched world wide over the last few months and the three day event in London was what I consider to be totally fabulous, I will upload some images of the event and the hip flask itself over the next week or so. Alexander McQueen also designed an exclusive bottle top for the Chivas Regal bottle which were a limited edition and handmade. I was delighted to see the Hip Flask being exhibited along side the bottle in very contemporary style and being viewed as works of art as opposed to total consumer products. Of course I need to thank Todd and all his team for entertaining me at the do and hope we can do it again. I also would say the cocktails we had using the Chivas Regal were delicious.. more please