As the man behind seminal shows The O.C., Chuck, Gossip Girl, and Marvel’s Runaways, Josh Schwartz was not only the first to put cool nerds on the TV map (hello Seth Cohen and Chuck Bartowski), but he has remained equally loyal to the archetypal TV cool dad (hello Peter Gallagher as the laid-back-surf-loving-do-gooder dad from The O.C.; Matthew Settle as the ex-rock-star-laid-back-Brooklyn-dad from Gossip Girl). And, most importantly, he is the ultimate cool nerd dad himself. AND, let us never forget, the creator of Chrismukkah.
Needless to say, he was our first call for this guide.
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“For sneakerhead dads.”
“Coffee is the key to any dad’s survival. Make it in style.”
Seamlessly blends rugged capabilities and exceptional comfort. Perfect for off-road adventures, weekend spins around the neighborhood, and everything in between.
“A great website for sourcing hard to find concert or vintage tees. For any dad nostalgic to reclaim their music-loving days, back before those pesky kids…”
“Started pre-pandemic by cool dad Colin Hanks, Hanks Kerchiefs can go over your mask for extra style. It’s also there to mop the brow of any sweaty dad, or can be used in a pinch for a messy kid. They offer a ton of styles. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Home For Our Troops charity.”
“And, Hanks Kerchief now include hounds kerchiefs to keep your dog looking good.”
1832x1920px Resolution. Built-in speakers with cinematic 3D positional audio. 6GB RAM for smooth performance. State-of-the-art hand tracking.
Carefully distilled at Fukano distillery in Japan, this whiskey is a long time fave for its marmelade, plums, spicy, and marzipan flavor notes.
Wood-fired grilling made easy with a wifi controller and app, allowing for precision temp control from anywhere and how-to patented technology.
“Carrying those kids around, you’re going to get sore. That’s when you pull out the Theragun and set it to work pummeling any aches and pains.”
“Sleep is a precious commodity for parents. The Oura can give Dads something to be competitive about as it tracks and rates your night’s sleep.”
The go-to smart speaker for anyone with an Apple device. Big sound, an intelligent assistant, and smart home control, all private and secure.
“An online version of the gone-too-soon downtown bar, ISC aims to be the Criterion Collection of vinyl. For dads whose playlists have been hijacked by Trolls World Tour, here’s a chance to have a highly curated collection of records brought to your doorstep every month.”
A social wellness club to help you seek internal & external balance. Nutrient drips, cold-pressed juice bar, and hyperbaric oxygen chambers are all part of the deal.
“Located in the back of Jon & Vinny’s, Helen’s Wines bills itself as the dopest wine shop in LA, and they’re not lying. They also offer a membership for the budding oenophile—one designed to meet your tastes. But whatever they deliver, it’s going to taste great.”