No Excuse for not having a choice to send good cookware as a gift.
Nothing exceptional by any measure, but this cookware will likely last a lifetime given reasonable care.
The knives are on a par with the mass produced Henckel. Again a good product for the money. As this was a wedding gift I only handle the products to wrap them so I can't speak to durability. I imagine from the finish that they are at least as good as similar Mall knives without the markup. This was a good starter set for a young couple that they'll still have decades from now.