According to The Guardian, metalheads are the happiest people on Earth.
Perhaps it’s because they have excellent friends like you that are here to shop 30 gifts for metalheads that’ll ROCK their world.
If you’re planning on celebrating with your metalhead bestie, take a look at these rockin’ products that are suitable for anyone.
Young firebrands, new to the scene, old veterans, guys and girls, all headbangers alike!
Gift Ideas For MetalHeads
For Cat Loving Metalheads: Drummer Cat Playing Drum Meowtal T-Shirt
Does your friend love hard rock, loud riffs, impressive drum solos and CATS!?! This is the perfect gift for friends and family who love heavy metal and felines! Heavy Meowtal!
This design shows a cat just crushing its amazing drum solo on a sick cat paw style drum kit! Whether you love KISS or Nyango Star, this t-shirt is machine washable in cold water and is lightweight and comfortable.
Plus, it comes in four rocking colors!
For Classic Metalheads: GLOBAL Motorhead Men’s Sword Spade T-Shirt
Motorhead are demi-gods of the metal world, helped to usher in probably the most significant wave of British heavy metal and paved the way for the genres speed metal and thrash metal.
Now that all the original members of the band have left us, this is the perfect time to pick up some memorabilia and show your colors.
That’s what makes this 100% cotton, high-quality, licensed Motorhead tee so special. It’s the perfect gift for every fan! Super soft yet durable so it will last a lifetime of jamming!
When Nothing Else Matters: Nixon Men’s Corporal SS Metallica Watch
We’re not going to argue if Metallic is metal or not. (But they are!) Either way, they’re a great band and they teamed up with Nixon to make GORGEOUS watches. If band t-shirts aren’t your jam, then gifting this watch might be a solution.
It has a chainlink bracelet with fold-over, double push-button release and a round face. The three-hand analog display has a custom “Metallica Sword” seconds hand and custom “Cracked” dial with hidden cover art that can only be revealed with a black light.
Water-resistant up to 330 feet, it also comes with a fancy display case.
For Metalheads in Training: Future Metal Head Baby Bodysuit
We all want to bring our kids up the right way, and what better way than this is the cutest little onesie for your headbanger in training!
This Future Metal Head Bodysuit comes in sizes NB through 24 up to 4T and fits both babies and toddlers.
It’s made from combed ringspun cotton, includes a lap shoulder neckline, and a reinforced three-snap closure. It’s fully machine washable, made in the USA, and ships within 24 hours, so you could have this tomorrow!
Make sure you check the sizing chart in the images for help for the best fit!
For your little Trooper: Ill Rock Merch Iron Maiden The Trooper Baby Romper
This black infant romper t-shirt from metal legends Iron Maiden features the classic, instantly recognizable Trooper inspired artwork with the group’s logo above. Get your little ones into the classics early with this great design that’s perfect for the little Maiden fan in your life!
This officially licensed merchandise is 100% Cotton, fully machine washable, and delivers in just a few days!
For your metal little girl: CafePress I Listen to Heavy Metal with My Daddy Body Suit Petal Pink
Music can bring generations together, and there’s nothing better than spending quality time with your parents, especially if you’re rocking out together. These short-sleeve baby bodysuits are professionally printed and made from 100% combed ringspun cotton for maximum comfort.
Smartly designed with reinforced three-snap closures that make diaper changes a breeze, these baby creepers are the perfect baby gift for your next baby shower, birthday, or mom-to-be event. Buy with confidence with easy returns and exchanges and a 100% money-back guarantee.
For stylish femmes: DressCode Fleshgod Apocalypse Laurel Cottage Leggings
Women like metal. It’s not a big surprise. However, finding decent merch with a feminine-quality is tough. That’s why these leggings are the perfect choice for the metal-loving woman in your life.
This officially licensed band merchandise is stylish enough for day to day wear but tough enough to take long nights out.
The sublimation process literally imprints the design into the fabric, so the design can’t bleed or run, and the texture is downy soft and incredibly comfortable. Cannibal Corpse, Exodus and Carach Angren designs are also available
For the biggest fans: Tool Band T-Shirt
It took 13 years to get a new album, but it was worth it. Show your appreciation with this Tool t-shirt.
Officially licensed, the t-shirt is 100% cotton, fully machine washable and built to last. It features a design inspired by Tool’s latest album, Fear Inoculum, that’s sure to garner knowing nods from real metalheads, and perturbed glances from everyone else.
Available in small to double XL.
For old-school coffee drinkers: l Judas Priest British Steel C-Handle Mug
Show the world your love of the classic album that brought us hits like ‘Breaking the Law.’ Made from high-grade ceramic, this mug is durable and tough, with professionally printed artwork that’s never going to fade, no matter how many times you put it through the dishwasher.
The mug holds a standard 11 ounces. The handle is easy-grip, ambidextrous, and suitable for left and right-handers. It’s an excellent gift for friends and family, or even to treat yourself. Standard delivery is 1 to 2 weeks.
For the daily reminder: Keep Calm and Listen to Metal Gift Coffee Mug
Words to live by. This mug lets everyone around you know that, no matter what happens, you’re content just to throw up the horns and forge onwards, through the fire and the flames.
This 11-ounce white ceramic coffee mug is the perfect gift for metal enthusiasts or musicians.
It also makes a great teacup with its large, easy-to-grip C-handle that perfectly fits the hand.
It’s printed on both sides with a full-color sublimation imprint that’s microwave and dishwasher safe.
For lovers of metal, and kitties: All I Want To Do Is Pet Cats And Listen To Metal 15 Ounce Coffee Mug
Just because you listen to music that would make your average retiree run in terror doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate the cuter things in life. If your metal-loving loved one also loves cats, then this coffee mug is the perfect gift!
Thos 15-ounce Mug is printed with an adorable kitty pulling a full rock on pose with a full wrap-around print and has enormous handles for easy gripping.
It’s heavy-duty enough to be dishwasher and microwave safe and printed right here in the USA.
For the beer drinkers: I Like to Bang Drums Funny Beer Holder
There’s no worse sensation than cracking open a beer, and instead of refreshing coolness washing across your tongue, you’re faced with uncomfortable warmth.
Made from neoprene, this coolie fixes that problem.
Slip it over any standard sized can or small bottle to keep the temperature where you want it for longer.
Made in the USA, this beer holder also makes your beers much more comfortable to grip, especially on hot days, makes your beers easy to find and will give everyone who sees it a giggle.
Plus, it makes an excellent ice-breaker, especially if you actually play drums…
For ear protection: Audiopure High Fidelity Concert Earplugs
If there’s one experience every metalhead has had, it’s staggering home after a concert with ringing ears. Purists might say that the only way to appreciate metal is at ear-blasting, head shaking volumes, but if you want to keep enjoying your favorite artists later in life, you need to look after your ears.
Unlike standard earplugs, Audiopure earplugs are designed for situations where you need perfect sound quality. Instead of dulling sound, they filter it for immaculate clarity. Everything still sounds great, except your eardrums are safe.
Inside the box are two sets of earplugs, a case, and access to Audiopure’s decibel app, which tells you when it’s time to put the plugs in! Protecting your ears while appreciating your favorite bands? That’s a win from us.
For high-quality headphones: OneOdio A70 Bluetooth Over-Ear Studio Headphones
When you’re listening to the newest release, or noodling away on your own compositions, a good pair of headphones can make all the difference.
These headphones by OneOdio are packed with quality features at an incredibly reasonable price.
The first is fit. The ear cups are soft and breathable, and the memory feature molds to your head so they’re always comfortable. The cables lock in place, so it’s impossible to lose anything.
The 25-hour battery life means they’re great for music, Bluetooth pairing lets you share with another set of headphones.
They’re also great for musicians, with twin input sockets, adapter-free cables and heavy 40mm drivers for professional sound quality.
For the guitarists: Donner Guitar Headphone AMP Pocket Rechargeable Mini Practice Amplifier
If you regularly travel and need to practice your guitar, or just like to move around as you play, you need a portable amp.
By Donner Guitar, this amp provides responsive sound, great distortion, and surprising harmonics from such a tiny system.
The sound is based on Soldano SLO100 as well as built-in Chorus Function.
If you’re not sold on a mini-amp, the main advantage is portability. Its built-in rechargeable lithium battery lasts up to 5 hours and charges from any USB socket.
It’s small enough to throw into a pocket and light enough that you won’t notice the weight. Plugin your headphones and get shredding.
It’s also covered by a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you don’t like it, send it straight back!
For beginning musicians: How to Play Style Metal Lead Guitar/Book (Vol. 1)
At some point, we’ve all wanted to be the frontman, up on stage, tearing up the crowd with intense fretwork and blistering solos.
Designed as a 12 step progressive program, this powerful metal method teaches the elements of lead guitar technique with an easy to understand, player-oriented approach.
Metal concepts, theory, and musical principles are all applied to real licks, runs and full compositions. Follow the book, the CD, or online through 12 fully transcribed heavy metal solos from simple to terrifying!
For intermediate musicians: Metal Rhythm Guitar Vol. 2 (The Troy Stetina)
A whole lot of modern metal comes down to timing, whether it’s the complicated polyrhythms of Meshuggah or thrash metal syncopation.
Timing and rhythm are the base of everything you do, and this series is designed from the ground up to give you the best starting foundation possible.
Starting with simple rhythms and progressing steadily, with each beat backed up with actual heavy metal examples, for the beginning guitarist, this book is one of the quickest ways to get great, fast.
For the older rockers: The Decade That Rocked: The Photography of Mark “Weissguy” Weiss
The 80s was a glorious decade for rock and metal, and Mark “Weissguy” Weiss was there for all of it. This book contains over 700 photos from legends, including Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, and KISS, Mötley Crüe, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen, and dozens more.
His career spanned the world, with exclusive interviews from titans like Osbourne, Nikki Sixx, Rob Halford, and stories including selling photos outside of KISS concerts, touring with Van Halen, and photographing Bon Jovi’s “Slippery When Wet” shoot, this book is a monument to the photography and legacy of an artist that defined one of rock’s most iconic eras.
It’s probably one of the coolest gifts on this entire list.
For people with a sense of humor: Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book
The myth of metal lovers being no fun is just that, a myth. Packed full of brain teasers, highly detailed coloring pictures and other activities, this is a hilarious gift that’s definitely going to get a smile.
Andrew WK, the hardest of partiers, writes the foreword. Once you dive in, you’ll find backstage mazes, KISS masks, word puzzles, heavy metal sudoku, and a whole wealth of coloring options from legends like Pantera, Metallica and Danzig.
From the same people who created the bestselling Gangsta Rap Coloring Book. The Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book even has legends doing the lettering and cover. It’s the perfect gift!
For color nuts: Metal Cats Coloring Book
We didn’t expect to love this so much. We probably shouldn’t even like it.
But we do, and that’s that.
This book combines metal legends and cats on every page to create a hilarious and poignant juxtaposition that’s so natural that it seems like a match made in heaven.
Each of the 30 original drawings is taken from actual photos and ready to turn into works of art.
But it’s not just about activities. The books are also created to bring attention to animal rights and no-kill shelters, so every purchase is a feel-good moment!
For the aspiring chefs: Mosh Potatoes: Mayhem from the Heavyweights of Heavy Metal
If you want to rock and roll all night, you’re going to need to eat right. Otherwise, you’re just going to burn out and fade away.
Whether you’re a kitchen wizard or a newbie who can barely use a spoon, this book will take you through 147 recipes written by the legends themselves.
You’ll find recipes like Spicy Turkey Vegetable Chipotle Chili by Ron Thal from Guns N’ Roses, Orange Tequila Shrimp by Joey Belladonna from Anthrax (alongside margarita instructions), and Krakatoa Surprise from Lemmy of Motörhead (yes, it’s as pyrotechnic as it sounds.
Mosh Potatoes is stuffed with liner notes and backstage stories alongside the recipes. It’s the perfect gift for younger headbangers who need to learn to feed themselves or even those grizzled souls who still subsist on a diet that’s mostly stale beer and old cigarettes.
For classic toy enthusiasts: McFarlane Toys Ozzy Osbourne Heavy Metal Action Figure
Recreate one of the most infamous moments in metal with this Ozzy action figure.
This highly detailed model has heavy-duty joints and expert detail by McFarlane Toys, and extras including a full stained glass diorama and several bats and chickens, all in various states of … head removal.
Ozzy is decked out like the prince of darkness, with flowing cape, detailed tattoos and jewelry, and would take pride of place on any shelf.
For something different: Iron Maiden MUSCLE Mini Red Figures Set
Collectible MUSCLE figures originated in Japan, and started based around a wrestling manga called Kinnikuman. These a
re awesomely detailed and adorably cute. All 3 (The Trooper, Killers and Piece of Mind) are perfectly cast to pick out their distinctive looks and have their removable weapons.
Whether boxed for collection or on a shelf, there’s a lot to love here. Be careful though, buying these might start an addiction!
For collectors: Funko Pop! Rocks: Alice Cooper Vinyl Figure
This stylized vinyl from Funko Pop is designed with collectors in mind. The three and ¾ inch tall model is packed with detail, including top hat, cane, exquisitely detailed face paint, and ripped jeans.
If this one isn’t your style, you can choose from dozens more, including Guns N Roses, Metallica, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, even Justin Beiber!
Every model ships in a PET plastic Pop Protector with a peel-able protective film, and includes a Pop box protector to keep your collection safe!
For new parents: Pantera Ultralight Umbrella Stroller
If you need 5 Minutes Alone to take your Cowboys from Hell for a Walk, this officially licensed Pantera ultralight stroller is the way to do it.
This stroller holds children with a maximum weight of 40 lbs or six years old.
It’s packed with features, including a secure 5 point harness, it’s light at 7.5lbs, and the shoulder strap makes it easy to carry.
Durable construction, solid materials, lockable rear wheels, a retractable canopy, storage, cup holder, and padded handle grips give you and your toddler the ultimate stroller experience.
Easy to fold, transport, and use, this is an excellent choice for family days at festivals or shopping around town, where the bold branding will definitely stand out!
For discerning art: Famous Musician Guitars Unframed Wall Prints
Some artists are so legendary that even their instruments live on in notoriety.
Without Rock n Roll, there would be no metal. Without any of the masters whose guitars are featured in these prints, the music you love wouldn’t exist.
What better way to pay tribute than these prints?
Each 8×10 print is exceptionally high-quality and sized to fit all standard frames. They’re the perfect gift for a discerning collector.
For the frat boy in all of us: Heavy Metal Collage Music Poster
This large, printed poster contains over 50 heavy metal legends from the golden age of metal. Starting in the 80s, this walks you through 20 years of distinctive frontmen, all captured lovingly and authentically.
A large three feet by two feet, the poster is the perfect size to sit behind a couch, above your desk, or even take pride in a bedroom. It’s ideal for classic metal lovers who want to show their pride.
For feeling like you’re at a festival: Heavy Metal Art Canvas Four-Hole Banner
If you’ve ever wanted a talking point that stops people dead when they step into a room, this is it.
It’s a colossal 38 by 57 inches, or almost five feet wide. It’s so big, and it’s impossible to hang normally, so you have to use the four built-in hanging holes.
This enormous banner is made from waterproof cloth that can be washed down, so it’s safe to use outside, and it’s printed with techniques that prevent fading and keep every single pixel ultra-high clarity, using the same methods that are used to print the massive banners at your favorite festivals.
And now you can have one hanging in your home.
For a unique gift: Mötley Crüe Vinyl Record Wall Clock
A distinctive and unique decoration, this clock would be the perfect finish to a memorabilia room but look just as good in your kitchen.
Each clock is made from an original vintage vinyl record, carefully converted into a fully working clock piece.
The face itself is an ultra-high quality sticker, carefully layered over the vinyl record to preserve detail.
Powered by an AA battery, it has an utterly silent movement. The clock is, of course, 7 inches in diameter.
It comes in a heavily protected thick foam box, making sure it’s not going to break in transit. And if Motley Crue doesn’t get you excited, there are hundreds of designs from which to choose.
Picking a Metal themed present
Buying a gift for the metal lover in your life doesn’t have to be hard. Whether you’re into the genre or not, it’s generally as simple as taking an interest.
Do: Ask first
If in doubt, the best thing to do is ask. Metal can be broken down into hundreds of sub-genres, and each one of them is completely different, with fans of every genre being wildly disparate.
Don’t: Just buy something because it looks right
There’s nothing worse than buying a gift that’s not wanted. The best thing to do is always ask. A few searching statements or leading questions can give you all you need. Even just the name of a band is an excellent place to start; remember, band merch is widely available, and everyone loves a new t-shirt!
Do: Buy useful things
If in doubt, other great gifts let your friends and family go after their hobbies. Headphones and earplugs help hear the music, clothing and jewelry looks fantastic, and stuff like posters is excellent if they’re into that.
Don’t: Buy anything for a musician without knowing what it is
If you’re buying for a musician, things get more complicated. Musicians can be finicky with their gear, and it’s all expensive, so the best thing you can do is ask.
Really, that’s the best advice there is. Like any subculture, metal can seem impenetrable to outsiders, but metalheads are a friendly and open lot, and asking about a gift will always be appreciated.
There are so many good gifts for metalheads out there.
At the end of the day, we’re just people like you. But we’re going to say it again. If in doubt, the best thing to do is always ask first.
Do you have any ideas that we missed? What did you buy the metal lover in your life for their last special occasion? Make sure to let us know in the comments below!