Press Release: Gift Recommendations for Christmas 2014

Subject: Christmas Gifts 2014

To be published from September 2014
-Last Minute Gifts
-Christmas Gift Guides

A quick guide to introduce you to our recommendations for Christmas Gifts in 2014. A hip flask is a classic gift which can often be personalised to leave the recipient with a gift to treasure for a lifetime.

Make it personal

Traditional pewter flasks that are personalised by our skilled engravers.

Top Flasks For Men

Something for the Ladies

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Notes to Editors is a specialist hip flask store with a huge range of personalised hip flasks, engraveable hip flasks, leather bound hip flasks, stainless steel hip flasks and pewter hip flasks. All pewter hip flasks are made in Sheffield, England using traditional techniques.

Samples can be arranged for reviews and competitions. Please contact Rachel at to arrange.

10th Anniversary Flask

Back in June we announced a competition to design a new flask to be sold exclusively on Our lucky winner as previously announced was Zsófia Réger.

We’ve now been able to engrave this design and it will soon be available to purchase through

Here is an image of Zsófia’s design.

The hip flask used in this design was the HF063 – 4oz Plain Pewter Hip Flask . To make it a little extra special we’ve applied a satin finish to the flask. This finish is available on a number of flasks by request. We think it really makes this design unique.

Keep watching this space for your chance to purchase this special edition flask.

Competiton Winner Announced

To mark our 10th birthday celebrations we ran a competition to design a new flask to be sold on

We received some fabulous entries and the lucky winner was Zsófia Réger from Sweden. Our staff were impressed with the stag design and we felt this would be a great addition to the range.

Trophy by Zsófia

Zsófia will be sent two lovely flasks both engraved with her design, and we’ll shortly be listing a limited edition run of these flasks for you to buy your own.

Congratulations again Zsófia.


Competition: Design a Hip flask is one of the five stores run by Macdonald Sporrans. This year sees the 10th anniversary of the company and to celebrate we’re hosting a competition to design a new hip flask.

The winning design will be engraved onto one of our pewter hipflasks and the winner will receive two of the flasks from this limited edition collection.

Full competition details can be found at the Macdonald Sporrans blog.

Top 5 Flasks for…Rugby Fans

We’re truly in the spirit of the six nations, even if the results aren’t going the way we want them to!

Here are our top recommendations for rugby fans.

1. This flask makes our number one. The perfect flask for a rugby fan. Add a name or short message in the text box. Rugby flask

2. Whether you’re supporting the Welsh boys or visiting on your rugby tour, this flask features the famous “three feathers”, an icon familiar to all.WEN-4756FDLC3.  When “Flower of Scotland” roars around Murrayfield share a wee dram with this thistle design flask.


4. This rugby flask features an image on both sides. Both action shots, this flask is enough to inspire that winning performance. WEN-4756RG

5 . Plain flask, engrave with rugby logo from engraving library, country or club crest.


New Flasks Added

3 gorgeous new leather flasks have been added to the site.

The purple leather flask is a stylish option particularly for the ladies and would be a rather welcome gift for Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day which are both just around the corner. Available in 2 different sizes, the 3oz and the 5oz flask if you’d prefer a little extra to share.


For golf enthusiasts the golf set hip flask is a perfect treat. The leather wrap has attachments for tees, a divot tool and 2 markers. It’s a little larger than the average flask at 7oz which means there is more than enough for sharing.


We’re always looking to add new flasks to our range. Watch this space for all of the latest additions.




Featured Product: 6oz Round Classic Compass Flask

This gorgeous new flask has only recently been added to our collection.

A stylish round pewter flask, it has a vintage style compass stamped using traditional methods.

This would be the ideal gift for someone who likes to hike, take to the seas, or perhaps for the seasoned traveller.


We’ve also stocked up on this, so have been able to add it to our “Get It Fast” category. As with everything in this category, we’ll send it out the same day you place the order.

If you’re quick you can get it for the introductory price with 10% off.

New Products Added

Three great new hip flasks have been added to this week. All sold in a stylish gift set, including nip cups and a funnel these are a perfect gift for Christmas.


The 7oz Boxed Leather Hip flask has a contrasting black and brown leather design and is supplied with matching nip cups.


The 6oz Union Jack flask has a full flag leather design. It’s supplied in a classic black gift box along with the stainless steel nip cups and funnel.


Finally the 6oz Black Snake Effect flask is a great option for ladies. The snakeskin adds a stylish fashion look to the flask. Perfect if matching to a handbag for a Christmas night out.