The girl definately needs a crock-pot...it will be a great convenience for her.
I was just thinking about when I first got married. It was a quickie wedding
and we didn't have anything, so my mom and grandma got some things together for me: an inexpensive set of pots & pans that included 2 saucepans, a skillet and a Dutch oven...a set of 3 mixing bowls that my mom got with Top Value trading stamps...2 cookie sheets...2 round cake pans...2 pie pans...a rolling pin, mat & mitt...measuring cup & spoons...assorted utensils that they had extras of, including a chef's knife and paring knife...hotpads, dishcloths and towels. My mother-in-law got me a set of stainless steel silverware, and dishes she'd gotten at the grocery store through those specials they used to run, where for every certain amount of $$$ you spent, you got a free plate or something. She also gave me a bunch of Green Stamps she'd been saving, and I got myself a little hand mixer with those.
I did a lot of good baking and cooking with what I had.