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Hip, Hip, Hooray for Hip Flasks

May 12, 2021

If you are looking for an extra special gift for someone then why not give them a personalised Valley Mill Hip Flask.  These hip flasks aren’t just for guys but the ladies too.   

Hip Flasks are often the perfect traditional keepsake to mark special occasions.  They are also the ideal gift for those who enjoy long walks and campfires.   

Our stainless-steel hip flasks have a classic design that can be personalised with your unique message.  

Don’t forget it’s Fathers Day on Sunday 20th June. 

About Valley Mill 

Here at Valley Mill we are committed to reducing the catastrophic effect man has had on our climate. We believe we all have a part to play in reducing the impact on our environment.   


From gutted fruit to pigs bladders, hip flasks have come in all varying shapes and sizes. Traditionally now made of stainless steel, hip flasks are curved in shape.

This design was due to comfort and ease as a curved hip flask fits and sits better in a trouser pocket.

Did you know during Prohibition in the 1920’s in the USA, women would tuck their hip flasks in to their garter?

Cutting Down on Single-Use Plastic 

Since Valley Mill was founded in 2007, we have always strived to be as environmentally friendly as possible. We’re always looking for new alternatives to non-recyclable packaging and products. One of the worst single-use plastics for our environment is plastic water bottles and containers.  

Our products reflect our beliefs.  From our water bottles to our hip flasks, we want to create and encourage an alternative solution to single use plastic.  One that is simple and cost-effective for our customers, whilst making a positive impact on our environment. 

Throw Away Culture 

How much plastic have you thrown away this week and how much of it was recyclable?  It’s hard not to get overwhelmed by it all, however there are always solutions.  It takes time and planning but once this change has been made it can be more beneficial on the environment but also your pocket too!  

Refill Stations 

More and more companies across the globe are consistently finding new and innovative ways of reducing humanity’s footprint on our planet.  

Cheers Wine Merchants in Mumbles, Swansea and The Gower Gin Company are two companies that are ahead of their game.   

Refill Station at Cheers Wine Merchants in Mumbles

The companies teamed up together to bring an environmentally conscious way of shopping for alcohol.  

Save On Waste 

Director of Cheers Wine Merchants Dafydd Morris explains why we should all save on waste.  “We introduced the Gin refill station at our Mumbles store as it gave customers a great opportunity to both save money and reuse their Gŵyr Gin bottles which in turn helps save on waste.” 

“It has proved amazingly popular and we have many customers now reusing their bottles time and time again.  We are very proud to be the first shop in Wales to offer this service and I hope it spreads across the UK.” 

Other Reusable Items from Valley Mill

Stay hydrated with our new environmentally-friendly water bottles
Keep yourself hydrated at the gym, hiking or during your commute with this eco-friendly water bottle.
It’s triple-walled and can keep any drink cold for up to 24 hours, or hot for up to 12 hours.

Is it safe to drink from stainless steel water bottles?

Stainless steel doesn’t contain the chemicals found in plastics that can cause severe health risks even in very small doses. It is safe at any temperature.

Picnic Blankets

If you are getting a gift of a hip flask for an adventurer then why not team it up with one of our picnic blankets too?

Woman Carrying Newbury Cotton Quilted Picnic Rugs

Take Action

Whether your a business, household or school, we can all do our bit to help. We can drive the change for better living. Find out more in our Earth Day 2021 article.

Earth Day Valley Mill
Here at Valley Mill we are committed to reducing the catastrophic effect man has had on our climate. We believe we all have a part to play in reducing the impact on our environment.

Ditch the cling film and the plastic bottles, and make that switch to reusable.  

Gifts Valley Mill

Top Father’s Day Gifts for 2020

June 8, 2020
Father's Day Super Dad Mug Gift

Father’s day is going to be very different for many this year, but it doesn’t mean it is any less special! We’re here to help you find the perfect present to celebrate the father figures in your life, even if you can’t celebrate in the way you hoped.

All of these gifts in this guide can be ordered on our website We have a Father’s day section on our website too, to make shopping for the perfect gift a little easier. Many of the gifts can also be personalised and delivered directly to your door, or Dad’s if you can’t be together this Father’s day.

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