Boys love gadgets, so here's my list. If we ran out of food and income, I would choose to sell them off in reverse order (starting at 5!) Perhaps you'd like to order your own list in comments.
1. iPod 20Gb (Feb 2004)
4thG classic. trusty companion through joy and sorrow - a true soundtrack to life
2. Nikon D50 and Canon A40 (Feb 2006 and Feb 2003)
18-55, 55-200 Nikkor lenses. The A40 awakened a passion for photgraphy that no-one knew was there and took us by surprise. The D50 takes all that and amplifies it to new levels as I pursue the ultimate shots.
3. Palm Tungsten E2 (Feb 2006)
together with it's friend the fold-out keyboard it becomes a truly portable extension to my mind. It lets me download information into it, and then kindly and gently reminds me to use that information at a later date.
4. Dell 8200 notebook (Feb 2003)
the most reliable performance we have ever had in a PC - a workhorse that's fab to use wireless around the apartment, church, hotel etc. but a bit chunky for true portability
5. Motorola cell phone of indestructible nature and unknown model number
I enjoyed our first 18 months in Canada cell-less, which was surprisingly wonderful. They're really helpful things, but almost removed from gadget status to appliance IMO
Frankly I'm awaiting the day of a true iPod, Palm, cell phone combo: affordable, reliable, longlasting, without compromise in any area - we're not far off I guess, but 3 units is still the way to go today.
Honourable mention in this list has to go to Claude the 100 yr old Bechstein upright piano, and George the 2003 Garrison acoustic guitar. Not gadgets per se, but essential life companions. They would never be sold for food, I'd rather die of hunger in musical heaven!
Tom is (pt6) .. ESTJ