Your kids, relatives, friends, or good acquaintances have just finished up college and are about to move into their first real place of their own with a completely understocked kitchen. Here are a few of the most basic, inexpensive pieces of kitchen gear that any recent college grad should be outfitted with to help wean them off the dining hall buffet habit.
The items in this kit are designed to be inexpensive, functional, and adequate to comfortably help you cook for one or two people at a time. I've avoided the standard "toaster with built-in egg poacher" or "electric griddle sandwich maker" type items that might be convenient for a week or two, but wear thin very very quickly. Every item on this list is something you'll use every single time you cook. Many of them are inexpensive and won't last a lifetime, but they'll last until your giftee decides to settle down for an upgrade. You can get everything in this kit for $156.74, or if you include the extra-nice-kids gift a grand total of around $306.73.