Metal Detecting Gifts Ideas – What To Buy A Metal Detector Enthusiast?

Metal Detecting Gifts Ideas
Written by Gavin Bowler

Metal Detecting Gift Ideas

What can you buy a detectorist? If you’ve arrived here you’re probably going out of your mind trying to think of the perfect gift for a metal detector enthusiast. Well never fear, we will give you an idea. You see what I did there?

There’s nothing worse than being stuck for a gift idea! Well, there are probably worse things but it’s pretty frustrating, right?

In this article, I’m going to give you a big list of metal detecting presents & gift ideas in the hope that I inspire you and you find the perfect item.

I will organise the metal detecting gifts article into sections. You can use the table of contents above to skip through or you can browse at your leisure.

As I think of more I will keep adding.

Metal Detecting Mugs

A cliche gift idea, an idea none the less. There are many metal detecting mugs and cups available and some of them are pretty hilarious, some more serious. You know what the person in mind is like so we’ve gathered a few together to show you what kind of metal detecting mugs are available. Everyone loves a good mug as a gift!

I’d Rather Be Metal Detecting Mug

There are many variations of this mug available and this is just one kind, you can take a look via the orange link to see other designs.

I'd Rather be Metal Detecting, Black Mug
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I'd Rather be Metal Detecting, Black Mug
  • Packed in Sturdy Mug Box to avoid breakages
  • 80mm Diameter - 93mm Tall
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  • Microwave & Dishwasher Safe
  • Grade A 10oz Mug

I might look like I am Listening Mug

So true to many detectorists worldwide, we kind of just drift off into our own little world, daydreaming of a gold hoard. We aren’t listening to a word you say!

I Might Look Like I'm Listening To You But In My Head I'm Metal Detecting Coffee Mug
3 Reviews
I Might Look Like I'm Listening To You But In My Head I'm Metal Detecting Coffee Mug
  • Printed On Both Sides **
  • 11oz Coffee Mug Which Is Dishwasher / Microwave Safe
  • On A High Quality Brilliant White Base
  • Carefully Wrapped And Packed To Ensure Safe Delivery
  • Designed And Created By Personalise That

Evolution of Metal Detecting Mug

The evolution of metal detecting mug depicts apes evolving into a metal detectorist. It’s a funny mug that any detectorist will appreciate.

HippoWarehouse Metal Detectorist Evolution 10oz Mug Cup
  • Ideal kitchen accessory and a unique gift.
  • The highest quality printing methods are used to create the best finish. The Mug is also dishwasher...
  • 10 oz Mug - suitable for beverages.
  • Matching products available in our storefront on selected items.
  • Competitively priced.

I Love My Wife More Than Detecting!

One for the husband, go on remind him of his priorities. A funny mug for a detectorist to show him who the real boss is. I just wish I could find a wife to be honest!

Husband Best Gift Idea I Love My Wife More Than Metal Detecting - 11 Oz Coffee Mug Ceramic Drinking Tea-Cup Funny Gag for Men Birthday Bday Wedding Anniversary Christmas from Wife
  • A GIFT THEY'LL LOVE - Imagine the look on their happy face when they open the gift box and find this...
  • USEFUL AND UNIQUE - This is an unusual and great customized gift idea that he or she will like, and...
  • HIGH QUALITY CERAMIC MUG - This ceramic coffee mug is dishwasher and microwave safe. You can wash...
  • FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS - Best fun-ny gag present for Birthday Bday, Christmas Xmas Thanksgiving, Vday...
  • TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS - Novelty humor-ous custom gift set for friend-ship, family (wife husband...

Metal Detecting Books

Your significant other, friend or family member, if anything like me, probably spend their time when they aren’t metal detecting, reading about metal detecting, watching a detecting video, on the Facebook groups or looking at their treasure finds. Something to do with the hobby no doubt. So my first gift idea is a metal detecting book.

There are many books available about the hobby, first, we need to how long they have been detecting. You don’t want to go out and buy a seasoned expert a beginners book now do you! However, with that being said, if they are a beginner a beginners metal detecting book could be the perfect gift idea.

Metal Detecting A Beginners Guide – Mark Smith

If your loved one is a beginner to the world of metal detecting then this is probably the top rated beginner’s book available to buy. With many positive reviews, it’s full of valuable information.

Metal Detecting: A Beginner's Guide: to Mastering the Greatest Hobby In the World
65 Reviews
Metal Detecting: A Beginner's Guide: to Mastering the Greatest Hobby In the World
  • Mark Smith
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Paperback: 218 pages

Metal Detecting Journal, Record, Log & Track Finds – Mark Smith

Another great book by Mark Smith is the Metal Detecting Journal which teaches you how to record, Log and keep track of your finds, A very handy book to have full of great info.

Metal Detecting Journal: The Best Way to Record, Log and Keep Track of Your Finds
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Metal Detecting Journal: The Best Way to Record, Log and Keep Track of Your Finds
  • Mark D Smith
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Diary: 210 pages

Metal Detecting Hats

It gets cold in the fields or on the beach metal detecting sometimes so cold that your ears are actually burning! Keep your loved one warm and get them their very own metal detecting hat. You could go full-on thermal hat, one with a funny design, camo or one with the brand name of their favourite metal detector. Don’t worry we’ve got you and gathered metal detecting hats below.

Garrett Logo Black Metal Detecting Cap

You will need to be sure that the detectorist you’re trying to buy a gift for is either a fan of Garrett or owns a Garrett Metal Detector to ensure they appreciate the Garrett Logo, Baseball Cap.

Garrett Metal Detectors Black Baseball Cap
  • One size fits all with stretch to fit

History Hunter Beigh Metal Detecting Cap

A Beige metal detecting baseball cap with the silhouette of a detectorist and the words “history hunter” on the front. Just another metal detecting hat gift idea that would be nice.

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CafePress - History Hunter - Baseball Cap with Adjustable Closure, Unique Printed Baseball Hat
  • This baseball cap is made with unstructured 100% cotton. With an adjustable hook/loop tape closure...
  • Our baseball cap designs are professionally printed, so your unique design will look great and make...
  • Treat yourself, or make this baseball cap the perfect gift for Father's Day, Memorial Day,...
  • Spot clean with warm water and mild detergent, hang dry. IMPORTED.
  • We offer 100% money back guarantee, so you can buy with confidence. Your satisfaction is our...

Minelab Logo Metal Detecting Cap

You will need to be sure that the person you’re trying to buy a gift for is either a fan of Minelab or owns a Minelab Metal Detector to ensure they appreciate the Minelab Logo, Baseball Cap.

Minelab Premium Black Baseball Cap with Embroidered Minelab Logo
  • One size fits all, high quality baseball cap.
  • Minelab Cap with embroidered Minelab logo.

Stripey Funny Metal Detecting Wooly Hat

A wooly beanie hat in blue, green and white (also available in other colours). With a nice bobble on top. Displays the “I’d rather be metal detecting motif! Doesn’t it look lovely and warm.

I'd Rather be Metal Detecting, Black Mug
6 Reviews
I'd Rather be Metal Detecting, Black Mug
  • Packed in Sturdy Mug Box to avoid breakages
  • 80mm Diameter - 93mm Tall
  • We Now Offer Over 1000s of gift items, To View Click On 'VectorBomb' above
  • Microwave & Dishwasher Safe
  • Grade A 10oz Mug

Metal Detecting T-Shirts

If your loved one is a metal detecting enthusiast then they probably tell everyone and anyone about how they love to go metal detecting, they love to show the world how proud they are of their hobby. Let them say it with a Metal detecting Tee shirt, there’s many available some of them funny, some more serious, again like with the hat you could even get them a metal detecting T-Shirt with the brand of their metal detector on it.

Sweep, Beep, Repeat Funny Detecting T-Shirt

Taken from the original eat, sleep, repeat motif the “sweep, beep, repeat” is a very funny metal detecting t-shirt which I believe is a great gift idea.

Sweep Beep Dig Repeat T-Shirt Funny Metal Detecting Shirt
  • Sweep Beep Dig Repeat T-Shirt Funny Metal Detecting Shirt. This funny metal detecting shirt is a...
  • Designed by No Dice Tees. Be sure to check out the entire selection of No Dice Tees apparel for more...

Beach Better Have My Money T-Shirt

If you’re looking for a gift for a detectorist that spends their time at the beach, then the beach better have my money is a funny and fitting metal detecting gift.

RealSlickTees Grey Large (Mens 40"- 42") Beach Better Have My Money Mens T-Shirt
  • Designed and Produced by RealSlickTees
  • Chest Sizes: S - 35"/37", M - 38"/40", L - 41"/43", XL -44"/46
  • Premium Quality, Machine Washable T-Shirt
  • All T-Shirts are made to order, usually dispatched in 2 working days with FREE UK DELIVERY!
  • See all RealSlickTees designs by clicking on the RealSlickTees link above the listing title

Detectorist Metal Detector Tee Shirt

Available in different colours this awesome metal detecting tee shirt will make a fantastic gift. Displays “Detectorist” and a metal detector.

Detectorist T-Shirt (Gildan Various Sizes and Colours) (Large, Black T-Shirt with White Print)
  • This shirt can be made in many different colours, sizes and style (lady fit, hoodie) message your...
  • Branded Gildan Soft Style 100% ringspun cotton t-shirt with a weight of 155-165gms, the slimmer...
  • Features include a 5/8 Rib knit collar with seamless double-needle stitching and twin needle sleeves...
  • The garment is constructed with a tubular knit so no seams for a better fit. Taped neck and...
  • Money back guarantee in unlikely event of any problems

Detectorists TV Funny Dirt Sharks T-Shirt

From the UK award-winning TV Show “Detectorists” the “I’m not with the dirt sharks Tee will make for a great gift idea for a fan of the show. Tempted to get myself one!

Detectorists TV T-Shirt

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Metal Detecting Accessories

There are quite a few metal detecting accessories to choose from and a lot will depend on your budget. So as I am kind I’ve done the work for you and listed out small budget metal detecting accessories and bigger budget metal detecting accessories that your detecting enthusiast may appreciate. You’re of course going to have to do a bit of recon to see what they already have in their arsenal so you don’t buy a duplicate.

Garrett Pro-Pointer AT

You’re going to need a little bit more to your budget but if your loved one doesn’t have a pointer in their kit then this is the one they will want, an amazing gift. You can see the full review here.

Garrett Pro-Pointer AT
98 Reviews
Garrett Pro-Pointer AT
  • Waterproof to 3 meters (10 foot)
  • Single button operation
  • fast retune
  • LED Flashlight
  • Automatic Power off

Garrett Edge Digger with Sheath

The Garrett Edge Digger with Sheath tool is the number 1 voted digging tool worldwide. It’s an absolute godsend, cuts through the earth like butter and will never break! Making for a great gift.

Garrett Edge Digger with Sheath for Belt Mount by Garrett
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Garrett Edge Digger with Sheath for Belt Mount by Garrett
  • Garrett edge digger with sheath for belt mount

Garrett Finds Pouch

A very handy little accessory to have, the finds pouch will always be a welcomed metal detecting gift. You probably need to check they don’t already have a good one already.

Random Metal Detecting Related Gift Ideas

I thought I had finished then I had a few more metal detecting gift ideas. So I’ve put them here.

Detectorists TV show DVD

The best metal detecting TV Show ever! If your loved one hasn’t seen it yet this is a must-have gift. A 3 season drama that gives an insight into the life of UK detectorists. Hilarious.

Summary

Well, I hope you have been inspired and have found the perfect metal detecting present. If you thought my list totally sucked and you have even better ideas I would love to hear from you so feel free to leave me a little message in the comments below and if it’s a good idea I will add it to the list!

Last update on 2018-12-16 /. Affiliate links / Images  / Reviews from Amazon Product Advertising API

About the author

Gavin Bowler

Keen history and blogging enthusiast. I love metal detecting.

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