Baby gift that screams METAL!!!
December 29, 2010 10:15 AM   Subscribe

We're in search of a metal (that would be "METAL!!!!" and not, you know, made of metal) baby gift.

Our neighbors are going to be having a baby any day now and we'd like to get them a small something for the newborn. They are both very "metal" - heavily tattooed, big into Halloween, that sort of thing. They are also overly educated intellectuals and outdoorsy folks.

What would be a good baby item for the newly-born metalhead? Skull-and-crossbones blanket? Slayer onesie? Any ideas? I know next to nothing about the music or the lifestyle.
posted by backseatpilot to Shopping (26 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
This isn't really METAL!!! but I think they'd think it was great. A pacifier that looks like vampire teeth. Think Geek has some other good baby stuff there, including a bib that says "Zombie Snack" and a onesie with a biohazard symbol.
posted by pazazygeek at 10:18 AM on December 29, 2010 [9 favorites]


A pacifier that looks like vampire teeth is almost enough to make me have a baby myself. What could be better?
posted by Dolley at 10:23 AM on December 29, 2010


not metal exactly, but punk baby clothes has a lot of metalish onesies or shirts and a couple fairly badass baby accessories.

...now there's a sentence I never expected to be typing.
posted by sarastro at 10:23 AM on December 29, 2010


Metalbabies.com
posted by electroboy at 10:24 AM on December 29, 2010


A tip if you're getting a band onesie: only buy one you have seen the couple themselves wear. Also, even if such a thing happens to exist, do not buy a Burzum onesie.
posted by griphus at 10:24 AM on December 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Something from T-Shirt Hell's baby line
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 10:25 AM on December 29, 2010


I always liked the AB~CD onsies, and this one is a little hoodie.
posted by TooFewShoes at 10:26 AM on December 29, 2010


If you could find a plush doll of Eddie, the Iron Maiden mascot, that would be a pretty cool gift.

There's an album that's all lullaby versions of Metallica songs.
posted by phelixshu at 10:27 AM on December 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Talking Cookie Monster phone.
(No seriously, Cookie Monster sounds really metal.)
posted by CrunchyFrog at 10:29 AM on December 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


Buy some small bones, sterilise them and string them together to hang over the pram
posted by runincircles at 10:41 AM on December 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


I went to a sideshow convention in PA and got one of these Future Mortician onesies. I think it's pretty metal, especially if the child tries to consume a black magic marker while wearing it (as mine did).
posted by Bernt Pancreas at 10:42 AM on December 29, 2010


I quite like this metal sign onesie from etsy. There are other tattooed ones in that shop too. I bought the suck it! one.
posted by kanata at 10:42 AM on December 29, 2010


look into Rockabye Baby Lullabyes, they are (super awesome) lullabye version of bands such as...Metallica, AC/DC, Tool, NIN, etc... we have an ipod loaded up with pretty much all the Rockabye Baby music for our newbie and he loves it, we love it, and it's very fun!
posted by katypickle at 10:44 AM on December 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


If you can knit (or want to learn) there's an awesome mohawk baby hat in the Wacky Baby Knits book.
posted by Caravantea at 10:53 AM on December 29, 2010


Don't miss the Love/Hate mittens and also other cool baby stuff at Nippaz With Attitude
posted by xueexueg at 11:17 AM on December 29, 2010


A tiny little bullet-belt would be killer. You could get a .223 belt from Studs n' Spikes and take most of the links out to make it baby-size (but be sure to give the parents all the bullets and links, so the belt can grow as the baby does!)
posted by vorfeed at 12:04 PM on December 29, 2010


Plush stuffed Cthulhu
posted by Greg Nog at 12:13 PM on December 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


There (or at least there used to be) an Ed Hardy baby product line, with pacifiers, bibs etc. decorated with tattoo designs.
posted by rjs at 12:54 PM on December 29, 2010


katypickle: look into Rockabye Baby Lullabyes, they are (super awesome) lullabye version of bands such as...Metallica, AC/DC, Tool, NIN, etc... we have an ipod loaded up with pretty much all the Rockabye Baby music for our newbie and he loves it, we love it, and it's very fun!

We just got the NIN and the one time we played it, the intended audience wailed piteously and began randomly pressing buttons on the dvd player until we turned it off. And then she listened to real NIN and danced around the living room. So, YMMV!

I got a couple of little rocker onesies from Target - cute AND useful.
posted by geek anachronism at 1:01 PM on December 29, 2010


BabyLegs Flame Leg Warmers, which apparently can be later repurposed for leg/arm warmers when the kid gets older.
posted by zix at 1:12 PM on December 29, 2010


It's better suited for a toddler learning to read than an infant, but this "ABCs of Metal" poster is pretty slick.

And if you're feeling generous, you can get the version printed on actual metal.
posted by ikaruga at 1:52 PM on December 29, 2010


ooh ooh i just bought this book for my metal-loving friends who are expecting:

http://www.amazon.com/Metal-Loudest-Alphabet-Rockin-Alphabets/dp/0975683403


This thread is awesome. I'm definitely stealing some of the other ideas.
posted by silverstatue at 1:53 PM on December 29, 2010


I marked my favorites, but these are all great. I can't believe it didn't occur to me to check ThinkGeek! That pacifier would be great for their annual Halloween party.
posted by backseatpilot at 3:37 PM on December 29, 2010


I think metal parents with a baby fully decked out in traditional, gender-specific handmade baby clothes is far less predictable and thus, more subversive. Handsmocked rompers with poodles.
posted by Ideefixe at 3:54 PM on December 29, 2010


If the parents are in to tattoos, you can go into a quality tattoo shop and have one of the artists draw a tattoo and color it. My sister just recently did this for my son.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:45 PM on December 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


I really like this series - Rocker Babies Wear Jeans.
posted by featherboa at 6:03 AM on December 30, 2010


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