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The Ultimate Metal Gift Guide: 19 holiday present ideas for metalheads

Metal fans, rejoice! We know that the holidays may not have the dark vibe you usually appreciate, but asking for the perfect gift has never been easier. While gift cards are always appreciated, nothing beats the feeling of seeing the exact item you asked for waiting underneath the tree. Shop our picks for you or for a friend—after all, ’tis the season!

All of these items were selected by the Alternative Press team with you in mind. AltPress may collect a share of the sales from the links on this page if you decide to pick up a new shirt or other merch items for your collection.

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Ghost Satanic Panic T-shirt – $22.90-$26.90

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Pick this shirt up for your friend who misses Ghost gigs more than anything. Featuring psychedelic artwork from the Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic EP cover, this shirt stands out from your typical metal designs. Check their size and pick it up here.

Iron Maiden Number Of The Beast glow-in-the-dark hoodie – $54.90-$58.90

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Perfect for the upcoming cold winter months and dark nights, this glow-in-the-dark hoodie offers a unique twist on Iron Maiden’s The Number Of The Beast album artwork. Don’t miss the extra detail of the album name listed down the right sleeve. It’s available for purchase here.

Avenged Sevenfold Waking The Fallen T-shirt – $22.90-$26.90

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There’s no problem with revisiting your favorite albums, especially in a year as unpredictable as 2020. Celebrate you or your close friend’s unwavering A7X love with this Waking The Fallen-inspired shirt, available here.

In This Moment Mother T-shirt – $22.90-$26.90

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March may feel like just yesterday, but In This Moment’s latest album, Mother, is about to reach its eight-month milestone. If this album helped someone you know get through the year, select their size here.

Funko Ozzy Osbourne Pop! Rocks Ozzy Osbourne (Ordinary Man) vinyl figure – $12.50

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For the Ozzy Osbourne fan who has enough black tees to last a lifetime, surprise them with this Hot Topic exclusive Funko figure. Outfitted in his cover ensemble from his 2020 album, Ordinary Man, this is the perfect surprise for Osbourne fans of any age. Get yours here.

Trivium Mystic Reaper T-shirt – $22.90-$26.90

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Combining some of our favorite spooky elements with a reaper, this Trivium tee feels perfect for the season even long after Halloween has come and gone. While you wait for the band’s next release, purchase your next gift here.

Rob Zombie Born To Go Insane T-shirt – $22.90-$26.90

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This Rob Zombie shirt is a great fit for movie and music fans alike. We hope that your gift recipient goes insane for this shirt featuring “In The Bone Pile” lyrics—pick one up today!

Motörhead England T-shirt – $22.90-$26.90

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Snaggletooth is an icon, and what better way to represent its importance than sporting it proudly with this Motörhead tee? The Warpig logo has never looked bolder than in this classic design. Order your next gift here.

Metallica Master Of Puppets long-sleeve T-shirt – $30.90-$34.90

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Who doesn’t appreciate a comfy worn-in shirt? Get ahead of the upcoming 35th anniversary of Metallica‘s Master Of Puppets album and gift the present your friend really wants. Select their size here.

Lamb Of God gas mask T-shirt – $22.90-$26.90

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Lamb Of God fans have a lot to be thankful for this year as the band released their 10th album and earned a No. 1 slot on the Hard Rock Albums Billboard chart. Give your closest friend something to celebrate as well by picking up this shirt, available here.

Slayer distressed logo T-shirt – $22.90-$26.90

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It’s hard to believe that almost a year has passed since the final dates of Slayer‘s 2019 Farewell tour. While the band will be missed by many, their legacy will never die. Continue to show your appreciation for the group with this tee, available here.

Aggretsuko Retsuko rage fashion face mask – $14.90

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Aggretsuko represents all of our most metal rage in a tiny cute package. Face masks are sure to be the most ideal stocking stuffer this year, and who doesn’t love a practical gift? Pick up your mask here

Cannibal Corpse hand T-shirt – $22.90-$26.90

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Blood, blood and more blood—nothing fits Cannibal Corpse more. While this shirt doesn’t exactly scream “season’s greetings,” we’re sure you know someone who would find some holiday joy in receiving it. Pick their size here.

Judas Priest British Steel T-shirt – $22.90-$26.90

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There’s still time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of British Steel, and your gift recipient will be glad you remembered this Judas Priest milestone. Ship this iconic design straight to their door! You can select their size here.

Chain and padlock platform booties – $74.90

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Give your look the perfect finishing touch with these edgy platform boots, featuring a padlock and key charm. Gift them to your bestie so you won’t have trouble seeing over everyone taller than you in the crowd when concerts return. Select their size here.

Korn Follow The Leader 20th anniversary T-shirt – $21.90-$25.90

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Revisit one of Korn’s most iconic albums with this anniversary take on the classic album cover. “Freak On A Leash” may be over 20 years old, but we know it still holds up with the rest of Follow The Leader. Get the shirt here.

Slipknot red suits long-sleeve T-shirt – $30.90-$34.90

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This long-sleeve tee is covered in quintessential Slipknot iconography. From the red suits featured on the front to the S logo design on the back, this shirt takes us all to the late ’90s. Order yours here.

Marilyn Manson WE ARE CHAOS hoodie – $54.90-$56.90

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For the Marilyn Manson fan who still eats up every new release, this hoodie is the perfect fall and winter wardrobe addition. Find the right fit for the Manson fan in your life here.

Pantera skull Texas long-sleeve T-shirt – $30.90-$32.90

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This online exclusive long-sleeve tee is just as bold and in your face as Pantera‘s legacy continues to be. Don’t miss the detail of the band’s name printed along the sleeve as well! Choose your size here.