With regards to wallets, I am going to get a new one for Christmas from my folks as my Daks one is starting to fainted after a good ten years service.
Am thinking of something like this - http://www.ettinger.co.uk/wallets-purses/browse-by-type/wallets-with-coin-section/bridle-hide-billfold-wallet-with-3-c-c-purse/bridle-hide-navy-billfold-wallet-with-3-c-c-purse
I notice the wallets others posted do not have coin pockets. There are lots of nice wallets without these but what do you do with you coins (or am I just a lot poorer that the high rollers here)? My wallet is in my Filson bag or briefcase most days when I am in suit but I like one I can put in my back pocket on the weekend when in jeans/chinos etc.
Mate just beware I've ordered one of these and they are pretty large because they are designed to carry GBP.
Also, on this whole shipping nonsense, if I ever feel the shipping cost is exhorbitant I will usually (especially if it's a small retailer) just drop them a note and ask if they have any cheaper options not listed on the site. Simple.