# Suggestions on what to get my boyfriend for Christmas? (interested in PIC24, MSP430, Propeller, FPGA, ARM, etc..)

I'm at a standstill on ideas for what to get him and would really, really appreciate any recommendations you guys can provide! (Also, he frequents this site but promised to not read this.)

So far, I got him an MSP430 (LaunchPad) dev kit. I'm also getting him a box of random components from Mouser or Element14 with things that he could use. What can I get for him to go with the LaunchPad kit?

Are there any ARM development books that you guys could recommend? He constantly links me to ARM dev boards that he wants (one with an LCD, ethernet, USB, good MCU; pref ARM9, Cortex-M3). Any suggestions on what dev board I could get him?

I was also thinking of getting him a subscription to Nuts and Volts magazine. What other electronics hobbyist magazines are there?

For further information, he also was really interested in high voltage stuff (microwave transformers, spark gaps, etc.) and has recently acquired a nonfunctional (ancient) ham radio, bass amp, several broken TVs (that he has repaired/is repairing).. And he has a logic sniffer, oscilloscope, function generator.

Thanks! :)

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