Someone (maybe that someone will be me?!?!?!?!!omg!!??!) should make a single-serving website called This Is What You Need In Your Kitchen that lists off the (admittedly wonderful) basics that every home cook should have: a high-quality chef’s knife, a paring knife, a wooden cutting board, a cast-iron skillet, a microplane grater, a heavy-bottomed stock pot, cheap stainless steel mixing bowls, a colander, a pair of tongs, and a wooden spoon.
Then everyone can stop writing the same exact goddamn story all the fricking time for every single publication and we can just send people the URL around holiday and graduation time and be done with the damn thing.
CRUCIAL UPDATE: Said website now exists. Behold: WhatYouNeedInYourKitchen.com