The kids are finally down for the evening–or, better yet, spending the weekend with Nana. Make the most of your little slice of you-time.
1. Louis Vuitton Quilted Jacquard Cardigan | $975
The dad sweater done right. This midcentury-inspired cardigan is made of quilted merino wool; button it up like a knitted bomber jacket during those chilly days at the park. In the evening, pair it with a tumbler of whisky for your best Don Draper impression.
2. Defonce Chocolate | $20
It’s been years since you got properly baked. Good news! Edibles have improved since the last time you indulged at that Wilco concert. Oakland’s Defonce Chocolatier employs primo ingredients through and through, from cacao to THC. Each bar is scored to break perfectly into single-dose chunks. Make mine a double.
3. Amazon Kindle Oasis | $290
The latest DeLillo has been waiting for you all summer. Finally dip in with Amazon’s newest e-reader. The smallest Kindle yet is also the priciest, but the included leather case has a battery inside that’ll keep it charged for the months it takes a parent to finish just one goddamn book.
4. Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky | $68
You won’t find any espresso notes in this hooch–the “coffey” on the label is for the column-style still used to produce it. The resulting grain whisky has a sweetness lacking in single malts. It’s also just funky and unique, letting you take the edge off without losing your edge.
5. Bose QC35 Noise-Canceling Headphones | $350
After a day of nap-time meltdowns and Disney Junior sing-alongs, nothing sounds sweeter than silence. And no one does noise-canceling like Bose. Its new wireless cans let you drown out the world or just fill your ears with music of your choosing for once.