I've ruined myself by developing a taste for really good coffee. And we all know the best cup of Joe is made from fresh beans, which means you have to grind them yourself.
So chances are high that you probably need a ginder. I know I do, and I really like the Bodum Bistro grinder. It's pretty compact and it's only $US35, and it comes in a couple of different colours. The design of Bodum products is just consistently nice and they have a reputation for making some quality coffee products.
Santa, if you're reading this, I hope you'll accept it as an addendum to my Christmas list. [Bodum]