This is one present you can give yourself that won't cost a penny -- and isn't that refreshing. Many major seed suppliers have their catalogs printed and ready to go -- all they need is an address.
I ordered mine from the list below, and the whole process only took about 20 minutes. It's a wonder of the modern age that you can make an electronic request for a snail mail catalog you can then enjoy (and mark up) from the privacy of your own low-tech rocking chair.
All of the below links are good, so grab a catalog hot off the presses. Growers have new and interesting plants -- or reliable heirloom favorites -- to tempt and challenge us year after year. The photos in some of these catalogs are spectacular. Many catalogs include informative descriptions and even tips and recipes.
Enjoy the hunt for the perfect herb, veggie and decorative plant seeds. We can compare notes later.
2013 Free Seed Catalogs (Herbs, Vegetables and Flowers)
Burnt Ridge Nursery & Orchard (2012 Catalog blurb is still up)
Gourmet Seed International (Download only)
Horizon Herbs (2012 Catalog blurb is still up)
Klehm's Song Sparrow (2012 Catalog blurb is still up)
Medicinal Herb Plants (Click the link in the sidebar and request a catalog via email.)
Sand Hill Preservation Center (Online only)
Sand Mountain Herbs (Online only)
Sandy Mush Herb Nursery (Download only)