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 If your father’s grill is looking a little worn or just outdated, you can be sure he would appreciate a new one.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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Introduction to Surround Sound



Want to have that same surround sound experience you get at the movie theater in your own home? You can, and it’s really simple! Here is a basic “Do It Yourself” introduction to setting up a home theater system in your own home.

You will need a home theater receiver and at least six speakers; including a powered subwoofer. You can keep it simple by buying a pre-matched surround sound speaker system.

When purchasing your speaker system, keep the size of your room and TV size in mind.  If you have a big TV or a medium-to-large size room, choose larger speakers.  Where you position each speaker, depending upon the layout and shape of your room, may affect size or type of speaker as well.

Next, decide on your layout. Check the picture below for a basic set up of how speakers should be properly placed.



Remember you can get a cleaner look with in-wall speakers, in-ceiling speakers or custom flat panel speakers that integrate with your TV set.

Follow these steps for a quick set up:


  • Connect the surround sound receiver to your TV by inserting the HDMI cable into the “HDMI Out” jack on the back of the receiver and the “HDMI In” jack on the back of your TV.
  • Position the front-left and front-right speakers facing your audience on both sides of the TV. You may place the speakers on the ground, on a shelf or hang them with wall fasteners.
  • Position the center speaker above or below your television, level with the front speakers.
  • Position the subwoofer wherever it is convenient; placement does not have an impact on sound quality. In picture above we have it placed to the left center, but that may not be ideal for you.
  • Attach speaker wire to the correct speakers. (Samsung’s surround sound systems include color-coded speaker wire to assist in identifying wire placement). Insert the black end of each wire into the “Negative” port and the red end of each wire into the “Positive” port of each speaker.
  •  Match the speaker wire plugs to their corresponding jacks on the back of the surround sound receiver. If using a wireless system, insert the included TX card into the “TX card” slot, with the label reading “Wireless” facing up, and connect your rear surround sound speakers to the wireless receiver.
  • Plug in the surround sound receiver and power it on to enable your surround sound speakers.


Now pop in Jurassic Park and enjoy your at home theater experience! If you need more help with your installing your home theater system, electronic installations are available in the NY, NJ, PA, and CT areas through P.C. Richard & Son. For more information click here.



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