People are always asking me what tools I use in the kitchen- especially when they get engaged and start making a wedding registry. Below are Amazon links to some of my favorite kitchen tools.
These are things I use every week when I am cooking, except for the Glasslock Leak-Proof Tupperware (which I wish I had because they are so good!) and the Victorinox Fibrox Knife (which is a great knife for someone not ready to invest in a more expensive one).
You absolutely do not need this stuff to start cooking, but having the right tool for the job makes your life easier and makes cooking more fun!