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April 19, 2012 5:37 PM   Subscribe

Can any MeFites point me towards a (preferably under-$20) flask that is funky or memorable in some way?

I lost a friend's flask at a party and I'd like to replace it. I was thinking of getting him something Soviet themed, because he's a Russophile, but I'm worried about build quality. Suggestions appreciated.
posted by matkline to Shopping (14 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Urban Outfitters usually has a few flasks and they have good sales on their website. You could probably get one for under $20 but UO isn't exactly known for high-quality goods. (The CEO also donates a lot of money to radical-right-wing politicians, which I just recently found out. Boo.)

ThinkGeek might have some cool flasks!
posted by désoeuvrée at 5:57 PM on April 19, 2012

How about a personalized photo flask? You could use the logo of the Soviet Young Pioneers as your photo.
posted by elizardbits at 6:02 PM on April 19, 2012

These are fun and well made (I have two): http://www.izola.com/collections/flasks
posted by agentmitten at 6:12 PM on April 19, 2012

It's not Soviet and it's $39, but this flask, from the Married to the Sea comic, is funky and memorable (I think). (Click the flask for the ad copy)
posted by kmennie at 6:42 PM on April 19, 2012

Northern Comfort
posted by Confess, Fletch at 6:58 PM on April 19, 2012

Etsy has tons of really unusual flasks. Take a look.
posted by raisingsand at 7:00 PM on April 19, 2012

I have a Stanley Flask (same as this, in black), and it's sturdy and lovely. But I left it in Vancouver. Dammit.
posted by stray at 7:23 PM on April 19, 2012 [1 favorite]

I should add that i didn't buy mine at Urban Outfitters, I got it at a little indie store in Van, so you might shop around and find a better price.
posted by stray at 7:24 PM on April 19, 2012

This or these flasks from Suck UK aren't exactly Russian, but they're unusual.
posted by carrienation at 8:58 PM on April 19, 2012

A friend of mine was in Russia and bought me a flask with an eagle emblem on it. Similar options are here, here, and on ebay.
posted by knile at 2:07 AM on April 20, 2012

How about a $15 KGB flask
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 5:13 AM on April 20, 2012

Seconding Etsy. I also made a customized flask by printing on adhesive backed "sticker paper" and using a super cheap plain flask from Amazon.
posted by forkisbetter at 10:53 AM on April 20, 2012

I've also bought a cheap flask and then had it engraved with the person's name/symbol. Cost totaled about $25-$30, I can't remember. You could get "Sorry About the Other Flask" engraved on it.
posted by Katine at 11:06 AM on April 20, 2012

A friend of mine has a flask (a gift from his 8-year-old son) engraved "I Love You Daddy." Totally not appropriate for your needs, but it's my favorite flask ever.
posted by mskyle at 3:26 PM on April 20, 2012

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