2. Kitchen tools.
When you went off to college did your parents buy you one of those 'kitchen in a box' sets from the big box retailer? I'm still working with a few ancient kitchen tools from that era and can't wait to upgrade those utensils
. There are also a few items that I've never had before that I'm going to add to my kitchen repertoire: quality salt and pepper mills
are on my wish list. And a solid butcher block
cutting board or a marble pastry board are great pieces that can used for both prep and for serving.