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The Definitive Heavy Metal Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Posted by on November 22, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Update: Here is the 2018 version of our annual gift guide.

Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanza shopping for metal heads may not be easy, so we here at Metal Injection thought we'd throw in our two cents on suggestions for what to get your favorite metal head this holiday season.

Whether you are shopping for a son, daughter, relative, friend, significant other or just want to scare somebody, we have compiled the ultimate guide of sweet gifts for blasters, shredders and thrashers.

Fun Gifts

Metallica Master of Puppets Remastered Deluxe Box Set
The best gift to get any metalhead is the ultimate box set of one of Metallica's best albums. Triple vinyl, 10 CDs with bootlegs from the era and a photo book. It's awesome.
$166.24 on Amazon

Slayer Pentagram Tankard
Do you have a friend or loved one who needs a default drinking cup. What could be more metal than this? The cup can hold 500ml, or about 16oz.
$60.00 on Slayer's website

Sonos One Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth
Our favorite way to stream music in the home. Sonos is having some killer Black Friday deals. Get info here.
$199.00 on Amazon.com

Metallica Funko Pop Figure Collection
I'm a total sucker for these Funko! Pops and this might be the coolest foursome yet. Also available in singles.
$35.40 on Amazon.com.

Vaptio Fusion All-In-One Vape Kit
An ideal starter kit for new vapers looking for a decent sized product. It's design and shape means it fits comfortably in your hand and the easy coil swap feature means it is easy to use.
£39.99 at VapeClub

metal-beard-oilMetal Beard Club Beard Oil
For those among us, who grow some serious hair on their face… get serious about maintenance.
$6.99 from Metal Beard Club

Burning Church Candle
Seriously, what could be more metal?
$29 at Kirkebrann

Marshall Acton Wireless Speaker
Marshall make great amps, and cool looking Bluetooth speakers. This one's extra fancy.
$208.84 on Amazon.com

MarshallMiniAmpMarshall MS-2 Mini Amp
For the musician on the go, this battery powered 1-watt amp clips onto any belt buckle. Warning: may cause rocking at late hours of the day.
$49.99 at Amazon

Sega Genesis Classic Game Console
Any child of the 80s or 90s can have endless fun with this actually functioning Genesis console, with 86 games built in including Sonic, Mortal Kombat and Virtual Fighter.
$52.92 at Amazon.com

Hail Santa Ugly Christmas Sweater
The most kvlt of all Christmas sweaters
$32.99 from Metal Blade Records

Neon Pizza Sign
I'm sorry, but who doesn't love pizza?
$129.00 on Urban Outfitters

Drinking hornViking Drinking Horn
I have no idea why it took us this long to add this to the list. Wine glasses? Not metal. Viking horns… very metal!
$26.99 on Amazon | Browse more options

abbath-hoodieAbbath Full-Zip Hoodie
I can't think of a cooler, more trve present than this one.
$54.99 at Kings Road Merch

Metal Cats Coloring Book
Based on the photo book, but you get to fill in all the colors.
$8.07 on Amazon.com

Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book
A quick and easy stocking stuffer featuring metal puzzles, trivia and various other fun games.
$8.66 on Amazon.com

Monopoly: Queen Edition
A limited edition version of the classic board game.
$49.99 on Amazon

TrooperBeerA Case of Iron Maiden's Trooper Beer
Seriously, the coolest beer in the land. It's not cheap though. If Maiden doesn't float your boat, tons of bands releases booze this year.
Prices vary based on country

cities-of-darkscorch-board-gameCities of Darkscorch Metal Board Game
This roleplaying game comes with two LPs of music to go with it. This seems like quite the immersive game for metalheads. The video on Cities of Darkscorch's homepage will do a much better job of explaining the game.
$50 via Numero Group

Dan Seagrave Sculpture Buckle
What could be more metal to wear than this?
$35 via IndieMerch

For The Home

cannibal-corpse-apronCannibal Corpse Apron
For the butcher in your life.
$14 at JSR Direct

antique-black-skull-dispenserSkull Soap Dispenser
For those who wonder: how could I make my bathroom a smidge more metal?
$20 from Texas Hill Country Ceramics

MarshallMiniFridgeMarshall Mini-Fridge
Ok, if you really love somebody and need to spruce up their man-cave or just need an extra fridge for the garage, this is clearly the way to go, but it ain't cheap!
$339 on Amazon.com

Heavy Metal Garbage Pale Kids Set
Parodies of Metallica, Ghost, Mastodon, Nine Inch Nails and more.
$9.99 at Topps Trading Cards

wooden-utensilsBamboo Guitar Neck Shaped Kitchen Utensil Set
For the soup shredder in your life, this will make a great stocking stuffer.
$19.99 on Amazon.com

deathwish-coffeeDeathwish Coffee
We were drawn in by the name, and stayed for the amazing taste and strength. USDA Certified Organic and Fair Trade!
Starting at $15.99.

For the Metal informist…

For the type of metalhead, who loves to learn about metal…

DecibelsubscriptionDecibel Magazine subscription
Nothing says I love you like a subscription to, in our opinion, the best metal magazine in the world.
$24.95 for 12 issues

Revolver Magazine Subscription
Revolver recently relaunched with a new editorial vision and they're covering some legit underground artists now, with beautiful photography and an overall great feel to the magazine.
$9.99 for a one year subscription (6 issues)


Hellraisers: A Complete Visual History of Heavy Metal Mayhem
The most fun you'll have reading a heavy metal history (coffee) book.
$22.48 at Amazon.com

For The Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records
The definitive telling of one of the most important metal labels in history.
$10.86 on Amazon.com

Bruce Dickinson – "What Does This Button Do?"
The autobiography of one of the greatest frontmen in heavy metal? Yes, please.
$18.89 at Amazon.com

vulgar-panteraA Vulgar Display of Pantera Photo Book
For the Dimebag fans among us.
$34 on Amazon.com

Mosh-PotatoesMosh Potatoes Cookbook
I've asked a few experts and this is bar-none everybody's favorite metal cookbook, filled with killer recipes from your favorite musicians including members of Anthrax, Black Label Society, Megadeth and more.
$13.16 on Amazon.com

51ws1d59u6l-_sx329_bo1204203200_Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal
Author Ian Christe tries to do the impossible… write the definitive history of heavy metal. His thoughtful and passionate writing make it hard to put this book down.
$10.98 – Buy on Amazon

51vtkapmsclAll You Need to Know About the Music Business, Ninth Edition
Whether your beloved metalhead is in a band, or looking to get a job in the biz, this very informative book by a music lawyer is a must have. Going over everything from how to negotiate with your label, to what your management is supposed to receive, this book combines the knowledge of every facet of the business into one easy to read guide.
$20.62 on Amazon

Heavy Metal Africa: Life, Passion, and Heavy Metal in the Forgotten Continent
One of the most passionate scenes of heavy metal is in Africa, as noted in our recent Scene Report.
$19.95 on Amazon

Black Metal BookBlack Metal: Evolution of the Cult
If the person you're gifting for is into the more kvlt side of things, this book explores the evolution of black metal.
$21.34 on Amazon.com

motleycruedirt_638The Dirt: Motley Crue
Without question, the greatest metal biography ever written.
$17.76 – Buy on Amazon.com

Music Consumption

We have to listen to our music somehow, right?

Jaybird Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
The battery life on these is amazing, and the tether will prevent you from losing these bad boys.
$128.99 on Amazon

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
Speaking from my experience, these are the best pair of headphones I've owned, sound-wise, durability-wise, and aesthetic-wise.
$148.00 at Amazon.com

Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable
Without a doubt, vinyl is the longest running music format that remains relevant today. If you're interested in kicking off your own vinyl collection we recommend this affordable player by Sony. With over 1,200 spins, my player still works as well as the day I got it.
$78 on Amazon

For The Musicians

Everyday items for the musician in your life.

Drum Dial
Fellow drummers know that tuning can be a real headache before a gig. With Drum Dial the guess work is done, and leaves you with a perfect tension in only minutes, no matter which room you're in. I recommend this for any drummer, especially if you play live shows.
$59.95 on Amazon

Drum Hardware Bag With Wheels
If you've ever tried to lift a drummer's hardware bag, you know why everyone dreads this case. This durable hardware bag features wheels and steel frame construction that takes all the heavy lifting away. Save your drummer's back!
$209.99 on Amazon

Stomp Classic Tuner
The Peterson VSS-C Strobo Series Stomp Classic Tuner is known for its incredible accuracy while still being a very light and portable tuner to have in your rig. It also includes support for 7 string guitars and many other stringed instruments.
$199.00 on Amazon

Give up? Go with Gift Cards!

Ok, if you're just too undecided, here are a few ideas for absolutely easy gifts that any metalhead would appreciate:

Apple Music Subscription

Metalheads love discovering new music, and if you want to help them on the path to discovery, we can't recommend a better service.
3 Months for $29.97 / 12 months for $99.99 at Apple.com

Amazon Giftcard
If you're not feeling too creative, but still want to be useful, this is the way to go! You can get basically anything on Amazon, from music to gear anything. This is the equivalent of giving cash, but saying NO, you have to spent it on something other than lunch!
Buy at Amazon.com

That's all for our gift suggestions, submit yours in the comments.

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