Heavy Metal Christmas Shopping: Our Ultimate Guide
Looking for the perfect heavy metal Christmas gift this festive season? Fear not. Metal Hammer has sniffed out the very best presents going so you don’t have to! Come inside to see our top ten heavy metal Christmas gift ideas. Ho ho hell yeah!
Sometimes, socks just won’t do, which is why we’ve hunted down ten of the coolest heavy metal gifts for your loved ones (or yourself, if you fancy) this Christmas! So, if you’re not sure what to buy for your brother, your sister, your parents or that weird uncle you only see at birthday parties, check our list of the best Christmas gifts for heavy metal fans and we reckon you’ll find something grand.
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Nothing says “Christmas With The Family” like a good board game, so why not make it interesting this festive season by dedicating one to the biggest band in metal? Featuring specialised board pieces including the Black Album snake and St Anger fist (bagsy not that one), this is a class way to inject some metal into a heinously boring two hours. Easy. BUY IT HERE
Every household should have a nodding Eddie in it, and there’s none more iconic than this ace Trooper one. If your partner doesn’t love Iron Maiden with all his/her soul, then you might as well get this for yourself. And then dump them. BUY IT HERE
Five Finger Death Punch Ski Mask
Whether you’re an American Capitalist or a Dying Breed (see what we did there? Oh, the LOLs), it’s fucking cold out, so what better way to battle the winter freeze than with this awesome-looking Knucklehead ski mask? You could even ski in it. Or not. BUY IT HERE
We all already know that they’re one of the most exciting metal bands to emerge this side of the millennium, but did you also know that Kvelertak put out some fucking bad ass tees, too? This latest one has got us all drooling…and reaching for our wallets. Sigh. BUY IT HERE
If you’ve been a good boy or girl this year you’ll have plenty of swag to lug about, so why not do it using this nifty Disturbed bag? Remember kids, just think: What Would Dave Do? BUY IT HERE
Heavy Metal Cook Book
Ever fancied something a little bit less traditional than the whole turkey/stuffing/sprouts shebang? Then you better grab whichever nearest and dearest is handy in the kitchen a copy of Mosh Potatoes; an awesome collection of recipes provided by some of metal’s finest names, including Joey Belladonna, Zakk Wylde, Dave Ellefson and more! Yummy. BUY IT HERE
Mastodon Hunter Mask
We think every album of the year contender should get its own mask. Either way, this number from proggy Georgian riff monsters Mastodon is not only awesome, but can double as a cool Christmas present and a Halloween costume. Everyone’s a winner! BUY IT HERE
Tony Iommi’s Autobiography
You’ll be wanting to settle down with something after scoffing your own weight in food and booze, and we can’t rate the amazing new autobiography from Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi enough. And with the Sabbs reuniting for Download next year, it’s the perfect time to do a bit of sneaky revision. BUY IT HERE
Tommy Lee Skateboard
One of the highlights of the Christmas period is undoubtedly going to be seeing Motley Crue rip up arenas around the UK with Def Leppard and Steel Panther! If you’re as excited about it as we are, we reckon this Tommy Lee-branded skateboard is a fine way to show it. BUY IT HERE
KISS Mr Potato Men
As if you’re even surprised there’s a KISS-branded item in this list. Still, as far as ridiculous yet annoying cool toys go, a Gene Simmons Potato Head is unnervingly tempting… BUY IT HERE
…of course, if you really want to capture the true spirit of Christmas, there really is no better present than a subscription to your friendly neighbourhood heavy metal magazine. And you can currently save up to 35%! Just sayin’.