Office Depot had a sale recently on a heavy-duty shredder. Aviva/Ativa or some such thing. Cross-cut, shreds DVDs, CDs and credit cards. Since my work shredder had croaked despite the best efforts of all the mechanical tinkerers in the school, I begged for a new one from my Special Ed budget (must have work shredder, heavy duty, especially since I work with a lot of confidential documents and must shred a LOT of stuff).
School secretary has one too. Loves it.
So far, it does a great job. It's about $150--not that bad a price.
As for gadgets I need...nothing really for the house. But clothes, shoes, books, and the newest horsey trinket...oh yeah...and yeah, I'd like a laptop so I can work someplace besides my desktop. Especially nice when I'm traveling.
Guess I'll wait until I actually make a sale for that one, though...