Okay, actually it was my Mom. Upon her request I sent her a list of Canon camera accessories, highlighting a few and telling her that any ONE would do if she waned to spend the money. She got me the battery grip, speedlite transmitter, and eyepiece extention! My XTi is all pimped out now! I have to say that if you own an XTi the battery grip makes a HUGE difference and is the one single thing I would reccommend above all other accessories. Mom made out pretty good too, but if I'd known she was going "hog wild" on me this year I'd have done more. Oh well, she's got a birthday coming up in February.