The Definitive Heavy Metal Holiday Gift Guide 2016
Christmas and Hannukah shopping for metalheads 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. 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.
The Pluginz Jack Rack
Everybody has keys, and needs some place to put them. Why not an amp head-shaped key rack? Plug in!
Starting at $29.99
Abbath Full-Zip Hoodie
I can't think of a cooler, more trve present than this one.
$54.99 at Kings Road Merch
Mastodon Beer Stein
If you're going to drink beer, might as well drink it out of this, right?
$125 from Mastodon
Sonos Play 1 Wireless Speaker
Our favorite way to stream music in the home.
$199.00 on Amazon.com
Lemmy Funko Pop Figure
A fun addition to any office desk or bookshelf. A reminder to always ask WWLD: What Would Lemmy Do?
$8.49 on Amazon.com
Metal 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
Slayer Herb Grinder
For those of you…who…uhh…grind…herbs.
$25 from Slayer
Metallica Riff Life Glow In The Dark Gloves
You gotta keep warm right? Wear some metal gloves!
$8.99 from Metallica
Marshall 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
Cities 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.
$100 via Numero Group
Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book
A quick and easy stocking stuffer featuring metal puzzles, trivia and various other fun games.
$8.45 on Amazon.com
You can gift this to somebody who really loves AC/DC, or really hates them. It works both ways.
$21.45 on Amazon.com
Aspire Pockex All-in-One Vaping Starter Kit
Now’s the time to get your loved one to finally kick that smoking habit, and it’s never been easier with this all-in-one starter kit from Vape Club that’s got everything he or she will need. For someone who already vapes, why not turn it up to 11 with the Smok H-Priv220W TC Starter Kit. Once you’ve the kit, you’re going to need some juice, so check out the wide range of eliquids available there as well.
£22.99 at Vape Club>
A 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
For The Home
Cannibal Corpse Apron
For the butcher in your life.
$15 at JSR Direct
Skull Soap Dispenser
For those who wonder: how could I make my bathroom a smidge more metal?
$20 from Texas Hill Country Ceramics
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!
$399 on Amazon.com
Bamboo Guitar Neck Shaped Kitchen Utensil Set
For the soup shredder in your life, this will make a great stocking stuffer.
$18.99 on Amazon.com
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.
Tears Of Joy – Tony Foresta's Liquid Arson Hot Sauce
If your loved one is into burritos, and into getting a little kick with his hot sauce, then new sauce from Municipal Waste and Iron Reagan frontman Tony Foresta sauce is right for them. I feel sort of sorry for whomever you are gifting this to.
$8.00 on Tears of Joy Sauces
For the Metal informist…
For the type of metalhead, who loves to learn about metal…
Decibel Magazine subscription
Nothing says I love you like a subscription to, in our opinion, the best metal magazine in the world.
$34.95 for 12 issues
Murder In The Front Row: Shots from the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter
Who likes to read? This book has some very rare photos of all the big thrash bands of the early 80s. Back when Dave Mustaine and James Hetfield used to be friends. A must-have for any thrash fan.
$32.12 from Amazon.com
A Vulgar Display of Pantera Photo Book
For the Dimebag fans among us.
$37.04 on Amazon.com
I'm the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax
Scott Ian has seen and done it all and he's lived to write about it. Learn about the humble beginnings of Anthrax, and thrash in general in this well received autobiography.
From $12.85 on Amazon.com
Mosh 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.
$10.98 on Amazon.com
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.
$14.99 – Buy on Amazon
All 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.
$24.06 on Amazon
Black 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.
$19.00 on Amazon.com
The Dirt: Motley Crue
Without question, the greatest metal biography ever written.
$19.80 – Buy on Amazon.com
This highly recommended 11-part series goes traces the history of heavy metal back to it's blues roots, and shows you how it evolved to the sounds we hear today.
$15.14 – Buy on Amazon
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey
Where it all started for the creators of Metal Evolution… the definitive documentary covering the history of the heavy metal genre, and the sub-genres spawned from it's creation. Interviewing a lot of the big names including Black Sabbath, Dio, Dee Snider and many more.
$13.99 – Buy on Amazon
Note: If you get this, you have to also include the sequel, Global Metal
Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son Of A Bitch
A great documentary that follows around a living legend of metal. See what life is like for Lemmy, with nights spent rocking thousands, or quiet ones playing poker at the Rainbow or just at home with his endless memorabilia collection.
$24.13 – Buy On Amazon.com
This Is Spinal Tap – Special Edition
Sure this is a work of fiction, but this is a mockumentary that every metalhead must see.
$9.99 – Buy on Amazon
We have to listen to our music somehow, right?
Frank has been using his Motorheadphones for quite a while and has nothing but great things to say about them. They are metal's answer to beats by Dre, and that is meant as a compliment. There are a variety of different headphones but we highly suggest the Motorizer.
$119.99 on Amazon.com
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.
$139.00 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.
$63 on Amazon
For The Musicians
Everyday items for the musician in your life.
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:
Metalheads love discovering new music, and if you want to help them on the path to discovery, we can't recommend a better service.
Buy From Spotify Direct
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.