My nephew, 13, has just discovered cooking, and I'd like to give him a Christmas gift that further animates his nascent love. Given his age, I think a piece of cookware is just the ticket. The processes of elimination [nothing dead-tree; nothing by subscription; nothing like a pot or pan or toque] suggest giving him a knife or knife-set.
Is this a good idea (I can do the research for the best once the decision's made) or am I missing something obvious for a boy that age? I'm supposing that something tactile will work best, yet I welcome any and all creative suggestions.