Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Get Dad What He Really Wants!


Happy fathers Day


Father’s Day is just around the corner and you may be thinking, “what should I get for Dad?” Forget the ties, socks, and coffee mugs… this year, get Dad what he really wants.



#1 GrillWeber Grill

If your dad is anything like my own, he’ll look for any excuse to BBQ. During the summer months mom usually gets a break from preparing dinners and dad will ‘man’ the grill. If your father’s grill is looking a little worn or just outdated, you can be sure he would appreciate a new one. To show his appreciation we bet he’ll grill you up something tasty!


#2 HDTVsamsung-tv

There is always a bigger and better TV out there and dad wants it! If he hasn’t upgraded his television in a while, he just might be itching for a new one. Lucky for you we are the HDTV giant! We have the largest selection of indoor and outdoor TVs, from LED, LCD, plasma, 4K and more, at the guaranteed lowest prices, and if you need help sorting through these many options check out these 5 points to keep in mind when shopping for a new TV.


#3 Home Theater Sound Bar  Soundbar    

If your dad already has a nice new TV or his happy with his current one, why not enhance his HDTV’s audio with a soundbar? Soundbars have a sleek design and a wireless setup, making it easy to install. Many also come with the ability to produce quality surround sound with additional speakers.  If you want to give your dad better sound this Father’s Day, a soundbar is the best and easiest way to do it.

#4 Mophie Juice Packmophie-juice-pack-plus-03

Give your dad the gift of extended life… extended battery life, that is! Mophie Juice Pack hard-shell cases will not only protect your dad’s phone from the average daily wear and tear, but it will also provide up to 80% extra battery life! This is an awesome gift at a great price.


#5 Tablettablets-montage

Tablets put everything dad needs right at his fingertips, from the web and social networks to email and games. If your dad has a habit of grabbing your tablet and sneaking off to play Angry Birds or Candy Crush, it’s a good sign he would love one of his own. Whether used for work or play you can be assured Dad will be using it. Check out our wide variety of tablets for every budget starting at just $59.99!


#6 Fitness Tracker or Smart WatchGearFit02

Have you heard dad saying he would like to get in better shape? Help him reach his health and fitness goals with a fitness tracker or smart watch. Dad can log workouts, track calories, get his heart rate, and so much more. Trackers also celebrate fitness milestones and challenges, keeping dad motivated on his progress. Learn more here.


#7 Camera or Camcordercameras and camcorders

I can’t think of anyone’s father who doesn’t like taking family pictures or home videos. When I was growing up, despite their bulkiness, my dad was never without his Polaroid camera or beta movie camcorder. Now, with today’s technology, cameras and camcorders are small, lightweight and take impressive shots, making it easier for dad to catch those memories.  From point and shoot to digital SLR cameras we have a wide selection of cameras and camcorders that your dad would love.


#8 Portable Speaker Portable speakers     

A portable speaker will make it easy for Dad to enjoy his favorite entertainment on the go. Whether he wants to liven-up his next BBQ or watch a movie on his tablet, he will really enjoy his new toy. You can browse our wide selection of portable, Bluetooth and wireless speakers here.


#9 Mini Fridge Mini Fridge

Dads appreciate their space, whether it’s the garage, basement or a room that has been transformed into a “Man Cave.” They will disappear and spend countless hours of their time there. Does this sound like your dad? If so, then it’s essential for him to have a mini fridge. Your dad will love the idea of having beverages and munchies on hand without extra trips to the kitchen.


#10 Power WasherPressure-Washing

All men love their toys, especially if it’s a toy that cuts work time around the home in half. An electric power washer can freshen up the exterior of your father’s home in half the time, and offer a “fresh-as-new” look. From the home exterior, to wood decks, driveways, and sidewalks, electric pressure washers have the outdoor areas looking new in the shortest amount of time. With a power washer dad can get the yard cleaned up and ready for summer barbecuing in no time!

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DSLR Cameras vs. Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras


Not sure whether to purchase a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera or a point-and-shoot digital camera?  Typically, if you’re a casual shooter, you’ll probably want a point-and-shoot. If you’re serious about your photo taking skills, you’ll probably want a DSLR. Are you somewhere in the middle?  If so, read on to learn the benefits of both cameras…. then decide which suites you best!

Benefits of Using a DSLR Camera:

Image Quality

DSLR cameras typically have much larger image sensors. Having a big sensor helps to capture more pixels and results in better image quality.


Generally DSLR cameras are fast when it comes to start up, focusing, and shutter lag. They are capable of capturing 10 frames per second.

Optical View Finder

DSLR cameras have a reflex mirror, which means you look through the lens, instead of a see-through hole in the camera. What you see is generally what you get.

Manual Controls

 DSLR cameras are made in the belief that the photographer wants to have the ability to control the settings. Once you learn how to use those controls, you can quickly change settings as necessary.

Good Investment

DSLRs do not get upgraded as often as point-and-shoot cameras, so they hold their value. You don’t have worry about getting the latest model. However, if you do choose to upgrade later the lenses you buy are compatible with other DSLR camera bodies.

Various Lenses

There is a wide array of lenses that can be mounted and used on DSLRs, from super wide angle to telephoto, depending on your needs. Not being limited to just one lens can open a whole world of possibilities.

Depth of Field

You are in control of isolating foreground from background or bringing everything in focus through aperture control of the lens. Some portrait and telephoto lenses can really isolate your images and create a creamy and beautiful background blur, also known as “bokeh”

Weather Sealing


Forget about using a point-and-shoot in challenging weather conditions. While point and shoot cameras are suited for normal use, higher-end DSLRs can withstand dust, moisture, rain, snow, and severely cold weather. If you enjoy taking photographs of nature and landscapes, this may be something to keep in mind.


Benefits of Using a Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera:


Size and Weight


Most point-and-shoot cameras are slim and light. You can easily slip these cameras into a pocket or a purse and carry them anywhere. They are perfect for travel.


Fixed Lens


All point-and-shoot cameras come with fixed lenses. There’s no stress changing lenses or figuring out which lens to use.


Auto Mode


The quality of images produced in point-and-shoot cameras vary, but for the most part auto mode works very well. Point-and-shoot cameras are pretty well optimized for this type of shooting.


Depth of Field


 Point-and-shoot cameras typically can’t separate foreground from background, bringing everything into focus and making the entire scene look sharp. Whether this is good or bad is subjective depending upon the photographer.


LCD Screen


Point-and-shoot cameras have an LCD Screen which will display the entire frame that sensors will capture. Optical viewfinders in other cameras will only display 90-95% of the image. Causing you to lose a small percentage of the image as you look through, but with the LCD Screen of a point-and-shoot,  you don’t lose anything.




Point-and-shoot cameras are cheaper, but then again, if you buy the top quality point-and-shoot camera on the market you will be spending about the same as you would on a DSLR camera. Point-and-shoots also tend to be upgraded more often than DSLRs, so it’s important to take into consideration how often you may want to purchase a new camera.



I hope this helps you with the decision making process. If you still have more questions on DSLR cameras and point-and-shoot digital cameras stop into a P.C. Richard and Son Superstore and one of expert sales representatives will be happy to help you. Happy snapping!


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