Well I don't know how much your gift card is, but I will say this. If you think that making sausage is something that you are going to like, then get the best equipment you can afford. It does not a huge chunk of change to get quality gear, but don't rush into it by buying a cheap grinder and stuffer as it will only frustrate you and you will end up buying it all over again. Maybe start piecing together some new toys. Unless of course the gift card will cover it all
. Im sure others here have bought items from BP and can reccomend what they have to you. One thing for sure you must have, and that is a copy of Rytek Kutas's book, "Great sausage recipes and meat curing". The 4th edition. And I now understand that you can order the book and a DVD. Before any equipment, buy this book. You will be miles ahead of the pack if you do. A great read, not boring at all. In fact, your nose will probably be buried in it. Considered the bible among sausage makers.