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Mother's Day has just passed which means that Father's Day is right around the corner. The third Sunday in Families used june to honor the father figures in our lives, whether it is our dad, granddad, uncle or someone else. Father's Day is typically known for its games of pickup basketball, football and of course a hearty barbecue. Nevertheless this Father's day, why not show Dad how special he is and get him something to show him how much you care. We have all heard the stereotype the men are too stubborn to ask for directions. Well, why not help Dad out and make sure that he never has to ask again. One of the top gifts this year for Father's Day is a GPS device. The original consumer GPS devices provided little more than latitude and longitude. Nevertheless today's consumer GPS can provide 3-D maps, voice-over directions, real time traffic and Points of Interest.

Take the Garmin Nuvi 350 for example. The Garmin Nuvi 350, can provide directions with the street name, and can alter driving routes based on current traffic conditions. Not only will Dad never had to ask for directions again, but you might have to get him a new stopwatch so that he can see how quickly he is getting everywhere. Nevertheless let's say dad already knows where he is going, and that just happens to be on a summer trip. A great gift idea for the traveling dad would be a new digital camera. Digital cameras offer plethora of advantages over their traditional 35mm counterparts. Nevertheless one does not need to be a professional photographer nor gadget freak to operate today's digital cameras. For the less tech savvy Dad, a new point and shoot camera is the way to go. These are the more compact devices that can easily be slipped into a pocket.

Nevertheless don't let the size fool you, point and shoot cameras have excellent quality with some having a resolution as high as 10 megapixels. Many of the major brands offer a series of cameras such as the Canon Powershot, Kodak Easyshare and Fuji Finepix. Nevertheless if your Dad is a little more into photography then a new Digital SLR can have him snapping photos like the Pros in no time. Digital SLR cameras are generally larger than the point and shoot, but will have a lot more options, both in settings and accessories like interchangeable lenses and external flashes. With all the options in digital cameras it is important to think about what is most important. Does dad want to be able to bring it with him everywhere he goes, or does he want to be able to catch every bead of sweat in the pictures of the kid's soccer game.

And what about those Dad's, who are still buying records. This Father's Day would be a great opportunity to get him a new mp3 player. There are some great options like the Creative Labs Zen, but this market is still dominated by the Apple iPod. Apple now has a wide variety of options for the iPod, from the small iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano to the larger iPod Classic and the iPod Touch. Nevertheless if you want to make sure that everyone knows your Dad is up-to-date with the latest and greatest, then a great gift idea for this Father's Day would be the Apple iPhone.