It's nearly time for those 'so what do you want this year?' questions start, and you have to think of things to put on your Amazon wishlist so that your family don't feel the need to buy you a book you read when you were 14 or a biffy clyro hoodie, even tho you're into dubstep now.
Sub question: what things have you had as gifts that you'd recommend others ask for?
I'd recommend a subscription to this to anyone. It's a quarterly mag that gives you a widescreen look at the news, with often very insightful pieces from people who were in the eye of the story, but no-one would have had access to at the time it broke http://www.dgquarterly.com/
On a similar magazine tip, I love getting a different independent magazine each month from this http://www.stackmagazines.com/
Anyone part of any other clubs like that which send you things? I'd be tempted to join a coffee and/or ale club, to slowly widen my palette and try out a heap of different things. Speaking of coffee, this is reassuringly expensive http://davidlynchcoffee.co.uk/