Live sourdough starter has a much higher chance of surviving and thriving, compared to making your own starter out of flour and water. Throw in a sourdough bread making book so they have endless recipes to try!
A good knife is a staple for all home chefs! If you have been using an old knife that doesn't feel good in your hand, it's time for a change! A quality knife will make all the difference in the kitchen - it's the tool you use the most.