Primary gift to self was an mp3 player and a laptop. However, the Taiwan earthquake forces me to wait till after they've fixed the cable connection laid down along the Pacific fault lines, in order to download the necessary software; can't set up the mp3 player without the software, and the connection to that is wobbly at best these days. It may take a few more weeks before the connection works out, and even then I'd have to wait it out till I can get the best connection to my home account, as I'll be forced to get a DSL line if the wifi and cable folks can't get their act together. As much as I'd like to avoid getting a landline in my townhouse, it looks like I may have to since the cable folks aren't doing anything to help me get broadband, while the wifi connection is rather weak.
This isn't like in the old days when all you needed was a battery to get things going. The more complicated a toy is, the more likely it will be that it needs a few odds and ends to get it started and working properly.