Tis the season of the flask. For multiple reasons, this tiny, oft-metallic, booze-holding item gains in popularity (and necessity) as the weather heats up. They make wonderful wedding presents for liquor aficionados, and they’re also great for wedding guests afraid there might not be enough to drink at a wedding, and want to sneak in their own supply. Flasks are great for outdoor concerts, for afternoons in the park, for adding a dash of rum to your coke while you sit on the beach, among many other standard summertime activities.

So whether you’re in the gift-giving mood or simply looking for a way to slip your favorite libation into whatever event you're attending, we thought we’d get you started with this list of five fantastic flasks, fit for all kinds of occasions.