A personalized flask can say a lot. Whether you give one as a gift or buy a personalized flask for yourself, that flask becomes something truly special to warm the cockles of the heart. Of course, that could just be the high alcoholic content of the liquor in the flask, but who are we to judge?
Personalize a flask to memorialize a special event, to show your leanings and opinions, or to offer sage advice to your fellow drinkers. You can certainly get some simple initials engraved, or your entire name, but that hardly makes your flask truly yours.
Honor a Person, Place, or Thing
Personalizing a flask with a date, name, or reminiscence of a special event will allow that flask to take you on a stroll down memory lane every time you use it. You might need a reminder anyway, just to help keep the names, dates, etc. in order if you use your flask often.
A flask is a great present to give to bridesmaids, groomsmen, or other wedding attendees as gifts. A nice engraving, such as “Jenny and Tom’s Wedding” and the date will help to identify the day. Also, make sure to add a phrase or saying that captures the feelings and importance of the event, such as “remember that cop stripper” or “we really thought you were going to die of alcohol poisoning, bro.”
On that same token, a flask can also be personalized to commemorate a divorce or separation. You can use the alcoholic contents to toast your ex. A nice, bitter slogan, such as “I want my five years back” or “you’ll be sorry” will help you to look at the positive side of your breakup.
A flask can also mark the birth of your children. Have your child’s name and date of birth engraved on a nice flask. You can even get one for mom and dad. If you get a big flask, you can also engrave the birth weight and length, the exact time of birth, and any special four-letter words the mom-in-labor called dad. Try finding a flask that will hold about 18 years worth of alcohol, because you are going to need it!
Show What You Stand For
A flask can also be personalized beyond just engraving. Many companies create flasks that are wrapped or printed with special pictures, sayings, etc. These flasks can act like a bumper sticker to let others know what you stand for.
For instance, a nice rainbow-patterned flask can show your affiliation or support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Such a flask would show that you support the rights of such groups to enjoy divorce lawyers, annulments, alimony, child support, and an equal distribution of shared property, just like everyone else.
You could also find a flask that displays the flag of your country to show your support. If you desire to show your extreme love and devotion for the U.S. of A., then you can certainly find an array of flasks designed with Old Glory. If you actually want to show your dislike for this country, simply draw a slash through the flag.
If you like it or dislike it, there is probably a flask out there that embodies your feelings. It is merely a matter of finding a flask that shows your astute opinions for all to see.
Give the Appearance of Wisdom
Often, great nights spent out drinking call for bits of wisdom. However, most revelers can’t remember their own middle names, let alone lofty proverbs or sage adages. Having something smart and relevant on your flask will allow you to appear to be a shrewd fellow when your brain is too soaked with alcohol to pull up a platitude for the ages.
Have something engraved on a flask that is applicable to most situations. Perhaps it can become like your slogan or motto! Something sage, like “Don’t piss into the wind,” can really make an impression when out drinking with your boss, father-in-law, or the like.
For Acts of Contrition
There comes a time in most drinkers’ lives where they go a bit overboard, act rather stupidly, and are then filled with remorse the next day. To help out with the entire shame/apology cycle, you can have your flask engraved with some go-to phrases that have served you well in the past.
Such phrases may just get right to the point, such as “I’m sorry I called you that so many times” and “I’m an ass.” Or your engraved phrases may help you gain information, such as “my name is what?” and “what did you say the name of this hospital was again?”
Other phrases help you know when to keep information to yourself. Try an engraving of “he was dead when I got here”, “no comment”, or “I want a lawyer.” Then again, you might be best served by engraving a prayer to help you to remember to stay on the right path.
Try the confessional prayer “Forgive me father, for I have sinned,” or the repentant Hail Mary: “Hail Mary, full of grace, help me win this stock-car race.” That way, your flask will serve you well in more ways than one.