Holiday gift guide: 10 celebrity-inspired presents for the cool dad in your life

Rapper Swizz Beatz (C) and guests arrives at Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on March 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Rapper and NJ resident Swizz Beatz and his sons

From extensive shopping to party planning, the holiday season can get a little hectic. When it comes to buying gifts, sometimes shopping for the ones closest to you, like family members, can become the most difficult. In order to relieve some of the stress, we’ve compiled this fun list to help you find presents for the amazing dad in your life. Let your father know just how awesome he truly is, with these celebrity-inspired gifts that will only increase his coolness:

For the news junkie…

If your old man can’t go a day without watching The 11th Hour with Ridgewood native Brian Williams or chatting about today’s current events at the dinner table, then we know just the right present to spark his interests! Schedule a fun day trip at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., where he can explore the interactive museum and some of their most popular exhibits, like the new generation of civil rights leaders in Make Some Noise and the 9/11 Gallery. Ticket prices begin at $13.95 (Ages seven – 18), $22.95 (Ages 19 – 64) and $18.95 (Ages 65 and older).

General view outside of the TNT 'The Last Ship' Washington D.C. Screening at The Newseum on June 12, 2015 in Washington, DC.Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Turner

For the hip hop enthusiast…

If he grew up listening to Saddle River resident Rev Run of the iconic group Run-DMC or any of the amazing artists associated with Russell Simmons‘ co-founded label Def Jam Records, then he’ll definitely appreciate Hip Hop Raised Me by DJ Semtex! This definitive volume offers more than 400 pages of rare interviews, photos, contact sheets, while also, dissecting the massive impact the genre has had on music and cultures around the world. You can find a hardcover copy wherever books are sold, including Word in Jersey City for $65.

For the dog lover…

Hey, they say dogs are a man’s best friend right? Well, if your dad can’t help but send you adorable photos of your family pet, then he might get a good laugh when you gift him with these handmade leather sandals from Etsy. Customers can choose from dachshunds, French bulldogs, pit bulls, golden retrievers, pugs, corgis, schnauzers, English bulldogs and more for $49.90.

For the fashion forward football fan…

Baby it’s cold outside, so make sure your dad looks equally dapper and warm in this twill parka from Odell Beckham Jr.’s exclusive collaboration with Bloomingdale’s. The New York Giants wide receiver’s 13 x Twenty capsule collection is filled with t-shirts, joggers and hoodies. The parka, which comes in black and army green, is currently being sold for $237.

For the well-groomed gentleman…

If your dad spends just as much time in the bathroom getting ready as you do or if his face always manages to have a natural glow like RHONJ‘s Richard Wakile, then he will definitely get some use out of this beauty product. Tom Ford’s Purifying Facial Cleanser will leave your dad’s skin feeling exceptionally fresh and clean all for just $48. Find it at your local Nordstrom.

For the tech-obsessed…

With new gadgets constantly hitting the market, it can get hard to keep up. Surprise dad with this cool wireless speaker from Sol Republic. Don’t be fooled by the small size, because it packs on powerful sound. It comes in five beautiful colors and is currently priced at $59.99. This is a gift even Englewood resident and mega music producer Swizz Beatz would love.

For the hat man…

Is your dad a little on the bald side or does he just look really dapper with a brim, like Newark native Taye Diggs? If so, then this handmade Italian Panizza fedora would make an excellent gift for him. You can find it at Bloomingdale’s for $90.30.

For the player…

We’re talking about a player of recreational games, duh! This American Heritage dartboard cabinet would make the perfect addition to your father’s man cave! Bloomingdale’s is selling it for $249.99, so pick it up and show off your skills to your dad. Okay, so there’s no celebrity connection but it’s an awesome gift nonetheless.

For the smell-good soul…

Keep pop smelling in Johnny Depp‘s new cologne with Dior called Sauvage. Your mom won’t be able to keep her hands off of him once he puts it on. Macy’s is currently selling a three-piece gift set for $118.

For the professional relaxer…

Make dad feel special with his very own monogrammed bathrobe for him to cozy up in as colder days approach. L.L. Bean offers a thick Turkish-cotton terry cloth robe he’ll love to slip on right after a hot shower. Find it at Garden State Plaza in Paramus for $74. We’re positive Eric Decker looks amazing in one of these.

Happy holiday shopping everyone!