This is the one I plan to get. Def check out their website. And also Craigslist for folks that are selling their dies ... MUCH MUCH CHEAPER. http://www.sizzix.com/catalog/brand/Sizzix%20Big%20Shot
and if you can wait until it's closer to July 4, I'm quite positive there will be some 50% off coupons floating around for either JA or Michaels (which you can use at both stores). JA is much more expensive than Michaels on these items, so I would def get it at Michaels.
Good luck and Happy (early) Birthday!!!