With the holidays right around the corner, Noisecreep is here to help make your shopping a little less painful. We've compiled a cool list of gift ideas for the heavy metal and hard rock fans in your life. Like last year's list, we included items in various price ranges and we also made sure to keep things eclectic again. So without further adieu, Noisecreep presents our annual list of holiday gift ideas.

Metallica 'Master of Puppets' Playset
Now you when you're counting down the minutes before the work day ends, you can daydream and put yourself front and center of Metallica's landmark 1986 'Master of Puppets' tour. This 25 piece action figure box set includes miniature figures of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Cliff Burton, plus a replica of the their 'Master of Puppets' stage set up.
Rush 'Sectors' Box Sets
$48.35 (for each box set)
This holiday season, there's no cooler gift for the prog-rock geek in your life than this behemoth triple box set from Rush. Each separate six-disc box contains five of their 15 Mercury albums in chronological order, each packaged in a replica vinyl mini-jacket of the original album release with all three box sets forming a Rush CD road case.
Chalkboard Skull
Do you want to jot down a quick message and make sure it gets everyone's attention? This handmade chalkboard skull from iamhome will do the trick. You could also use the skull to draw your favorite band's logo on it or it can also become a kickass paper weight. Either way, you can never go wrong with a skull. If you don't believe us, just ask Pushead.
Brooklyn Brew Shop's Beer Making Book
In terms of band merch, these days t-shirts and posters aren't enough. More and more, heavy metal and hard rock artists are either collaborating on or getting beers created in their honor. This year alone, Amon Amarth, Clutch and Kvelertak, have had beers with their names on the labels released to the public. Pick up 'Brooklyn Brew Shop's Beer Making Book' which features 52 recipes and tips for growing hops, suggestions for food pairings, and recipes for cooking with beer. Now you too can whip up your band's very own brand of beer. Just think how cool your merch table will look at your next gig.
'Chef's Knife' Necklace Pendant
No gift says "I love you" more than a pretty piece of jewelry. This 'Chef's Knife' necklace pendant by Pnut is for that special someone in your life that likes to spice up their look with a little punk rock-spirited edge. Designed by longtime H20 guitarist Rusty Pistachio, this piece of jewelry is one of many items he offers that would make for a great gift this holiday season.
Coffin Couch
This funereal furniture piece is the perfect place for a metal or goth fan to rest their bones at the end of a long work day. The one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted couches are also great conversation pieces. And don't worry - although crafted out of vintage coffins, they haven't been used!
KISS Pinball Machine
The original 1978 KISS pinball machine is a legendary collectible worth thousands. Leave it to Gene Simmons to come up with a more affordable, table-top version to rack up even more sales! This awesome game is a fun addition to your home or office. We just wonder if that's really Ace Frehley featured in the art, or his replacement, Tommy Thayer.
Alice Cooper 'School's Out' Infant One-Piece
The grandparents probably wouldn't be too happy about this gift idea, but look how cute the thing looks on this baby! Hot Topic also offers infant one-pieces from bands like Sepultura, Ramones, and Rise Against, plus a "Lemmy in Concert" one. Hopefully next year, they'll add a Pig Destroyer one-piece.
Hot Topic
'The Walking Dead' Wall Calendar
When we tweeted what our favorite television shows were earlier this month, many of our Twitter followers agreed with our inclusion of 'The Walking Dead.' It's a no-brainer really. The AMC drama boasts a never-ending parade of zombies and one violent scene after the other. It's the kind of stuff metal fans can truly get behind. Featuring artwork from 'The Walking Dead' artist Tony Moore, each month's illustration is a ghastly scene ripped from the original comic book series the hit cable show is based on.
'Metalion: The Slayer Mag Diaries'
When he founded Slayer Magazine back in 1985 as a teen, Jon "Metalion" Kristiansen had no idea that he would become one of the most important figures in the development of the underground metal scene. The Norwegian was among the first writers to cover influential artists like Darkthrone, Napalm Death and Mayhem. This gorgeous book is densely illustrated with early candid photos of classic death, thrash and black metal acts, in addition to rare archival material unseen in decades, and also includes unreleased and exclusive interviews and artwork, including historical photographs, and never-before-seen portrait photography by Kristiansen himself. This is essential stuff.
Monsters of Rock Cruise
Prices vary
Hair metal and hard rock fans unite for the ultimate getaway in this 4-day cruise to the Bahamas featuring nonstop tunes from the true Monsters of Rock. With bands like Cinderella, UFO and Tesla scheduled to perform, this is the kind of gift an old school metal geek will treasure for years to come. Who knows - if they're lucky, they may end up shuffle-boarding with former Dokken axman George Lynch!
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Chocolate Zombie Head Bon Bons with Cherry Brains
This zombie twist on the traditional box of chocolates is definitely not for the squeamish!
Think Geek
Iron Maiden 'Eddie' Bobblehead
With this piece of Iron Maiden memorabilia, you'll have the coolest cubicle in town.
'Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath' by Tony Iommi
The official memoir from the architect of the heavy metal riff.
'Glam Metal Girlie' Tote Bag
"These totes can handle all the hairspray, high pitched vocals, and spandex pants you can cram into it next time you're runnin' with the Devil!"
Skull & Bones Leather Cat Collar
We all know how much heavy metal fans love their kitties - now the kitties can rock out in style just like their owners!
The Punky Pup
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