10 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is just around the corner! We are currently having our Dads and Grads sale where we have great deals on air conditioners, BBQ grills, camcorders, GPSs and more. Need more ideas? Check these out:

Turn any room in your house into a home theater with a projector! Simply hook up your media player to the device and project it onto a white wall. Think outside the box with this: in addition to hooking up your DVD player, many projectors can view video and images from personal media players, mobile phones, PDAs, cameras and more with ease. It also makes a great environment for gaming! In addition, there are pocket projectors for the dad on the go that can also make use of it at work.

Blu-ray Players
Take advantage of Father’s Day to get into high-definition movie viewing. Getting a Blu-ray player is a MUST if you have an HDTV and like to watch movies!  If you have a 3D television, we also carry a 3D Blu-ray player from Samsung.

Whether you prefer LCD, plasma, projection or rear projection HDTVs, consider rewarding Dad with a bigger and better television for his bedroom or living room. If you want to make him the happiest he could be, this is probably the gift to go with!

Car Audio
Dad will be thrilled with an upgrade to his car stereo, especially if he has an MP3 player that can make use of an auxiliary hookup instead of an unreliable FM transmitter. We also offer free installation of any car stereo purchase of $129 or more.

Grilling Accessories
We have many great barbeque models on sale, but if you’re on a tighter budget, what about a few BBQ accessories? We carry everything from propane tanks, to grill covers, to tools and more. I should note that should you decide to buy a BBQ grill for Dad, we are offering a free 3-piece tool kit nationwide and assembly on all Weber gas grills within our delivery area.

Home Theater System
We’ve talked about home theater systems before, but you can make Dad’s TV and movie watching experience come to life with surround sound. Many of these home theater systems also come with a DVD or Blu-ray player. To build the ultimate home theater for dad, we also have theater seating!

Portable Audio
Portable audio is perfect for the dad on the go! Many also come with radio tuners, so if he gets bored of what he has on there (which would be difficult as many Mp3 players even under $100 can have as much as 8GB of storage, or hold about 1,750 songs), he can still listen to something new. iPod Touch models are also compatible with downloadable apps from the iTunes store, which turns Dad’s gadget into a portable gaming system, e-book reader, news aggregator, and more.

Digital Cameras
If your dad already has a digital camera, now is the perfect time to upgrade. If he doesn’t, maybe you can start him on a photography hobby! We have many digital cameras in stock to capture those Father’s Day memories. Dad can bring it to a BBQ, the boat, or a summer party too.

Video Games
We have hundreds of video game titles in stock for PlayStation, Xbox, Wii, PSP and DS. Some great titles to consider are Red Dead Redemption, UFC Undisputed 2010, blur, and  Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction. All video game and accessory purchases also qualify for our Video Game Rewards program, which you can include in your gift!

Mini Fridges
If Dad has a man cave, a mini fridge may just be the perfect gift. We recently gave away a slew of man cave-related products with Q104.3, so if you’re looking for even more ideas for your dad’s decked-out pad, check out what we gave away.

What will you be giving your dad for Father’s Day this year? If you’re a dad yourself, what’s the best gift you’ve ever received? Let us know in the comments!

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P.C. Richard & Son has the Best Mother’s Day Deals for Cameras & Camcorders

We’ve already discussed some great Mother’s Day gift ideas for less than $100, but now you can make your dollar go even further. You can save up to 50% off select cameras and camcorders at P.C. Richard just in time for Mother’s Day!

We have the best prices around, including the Coby SD Camcorder for 50% off at $29.94 with FREE shipping. This camcorder is perfect for capturing home movies. It captures files in AVI format, so they’re easily shareable to friends and family and they’ll be able to view them without special software. Mom can view her recorded videos on her TV with the included AV cable that’s easy to hook up. The camcorder can also be used as a web cam and comes with ArcSoft media impression software that allows you to edit your creations and upload them onto YouTube. It doesn’t get much easier for Mom to make great movies than with this Coby SD camcorder!

You’ll find the second lowest sale price for this item at Amazon for $44, so you can get this product for $15 cheaper and shipped free from us. If you’re thinking of getting your mother a camcorder, I recommend jumping on this offer now before they’re sold out.

We’re also offering a great deal on the Samsung Compact Full HD SD/DHC Camcorder, now 45% off at $98.88 with free shipping. This camcorder records in full High Definition quality that will amaze her. For the mom that’ll appreciate a digital camera more than a camcorder, check out the Olympus 10MP digital camera, which is 46% off at $68.97 and also includes free shipping. To view all of our great Mother’s Day camera/camcorder deals, check out our Facebook Offers & Deals page.

Tip: When you purchase a camcorder or camera, make sure to always check for how much built-in memory the product has and see if it’s expandable. We recommend that anything with a built-in memory of less than 2GB (especially anything with only a few MB) be coupled with a memory card so your mom can get the most out of her gift. A memory card can mean the difference between the ability to take a 30 second clip and a 10 minute masterpiece, so it’s an accessory she’ll really need!

Will you be getting Mom a camcorder? Let us know in the comments.


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7 Great Mother’s Day Gifts for less than $100

Show your mother how much you appreciate her this year with a great gift from P.C. Richard & Son! We have some superb electronics for under $100 that your mom is sure to appreciate. If you’re looking for a fitting gift you know she’ll use, keep reading!

Mp3 Player
Mp3 players are the most convenient way for Mom to take her favorite music with her. Many also come with radio tuners, so if she gets bored of what she had on there (which would be difficult as many Mp3 players under $100 can have as much as 8GB of storage, or hold about 1,750 songs), she can still listen to something new. Plus, they come in great colors! You can check out all the MP3 players we have available here, but we highly recommend the Apple 2GB Pink iPod Shuffle or Lyra 8GB MP3 Player for Mom.

Bose Headphones
If your mom already has an MP3 player and uses it often, consider upgrading her headphones to get the most out of her music. People with portable music players are constantly listening to them on the go, so they should be equipped with comfortable headphones with the best sound quality possible. Enter the Bose TRIPORT ear buds. Ear buds help drown out surrounding noise and this model comes with removable silicone tips to provide an accurate, comfortable fit. The sound quality of Bose products can’t be beat, and Mom will really appreciate them.

Outdoor Speakers
Outdoor speakers are a particularly good gift if you’re planning on having an outdoor Mother’s Day party, as the Mom can use them right away. Hook them up to a stereo system or portable audio player and enjoy the sound quality. If it rains, don’t worry—outdoor speakers are made for bad weather, which makes them much better to use outside than regular speakers. You can choose between indoor/outdoor speakers that look like speakers themselves or like rocks to blend in with your mom’s outdoor landscape.

Point & Shoot Digital Camera
If Mom already has a point-and-shoot digital camera, think about what model it is. How old is it? Does the battery still hold a charge? Does it take quality pictures? It may be time to purchase a new one. You’ll see what a difference an increase in megapixels can make (especially if your mother tends to take pictures from 500 feet away from what they’re shooting—you can zoom in and crop the picture and still have a great photo). Like MP3 players, these cameras come in a variety of colors so you can choose her favorite.

Digital Photo Frame
So few photos are printed these days and are never enjoyed off the camera’s memory card, so why not change that? Relive memories with a digital frame that constantly changes with a new picture. Transferring photos to and from the frame is easy with a computer, or you can slide a memory card right in– just check to make sure the photo frame you select has a slot for the memory card type your mom uses. Many photo frames also play music and movies and come with built-in speakers, so any media taken by a digital camera will be supported. You can even pre-load the frame with pictures you already have and REALLY personalize the gift!

Universal Remote
These days many people have a remote for the TV, cable box, DVD player, Blu-Ray player, audio/surround sound system, and more. These universal remotes are easily condensed into one with a universal remote that allows you to execute the same functions as their originals. Mom’s days of searching through couch cushions for 27 different remotes are numbered! We especially recommend the Logitech Harmony 510, which was also previously covered on our blog.

Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
Alleviate the headache and sloppiness of wires with a wireless keyboard and mouse for your mom’s computer. So many of us spend countless hours on the computer so you know that this gift, while perhaps not incredibly exciting, will be appreciated and put to good use. They’re easy to set up, too—just plug the USB adapter into the back of the computer, wirelessly link the devices together and you’re all set.

What are you getting your mom this Mother’s Day? Let us know in the comments.


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Celebrate the Season with Spring Colors!

With the spring holidays upon us (like Mother’s Day!) and the winter months behind, why not treat a loved one to a bright gift that’ll lighten their mood? Brighten up and celebrate the season with some of the unique color options we have available. Here are some of our favorite products that come in a wide range of colors. Click to view their product pages!

Digital Cameras


Computers and Computer Accessories

Video Games and Portable Media


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