My go-to knives: 6 inch lamson chef, generic boning, forshner bread knife and generic paring. There are more in the drawer, in storage and in my bbq box but The three listed meet 99 percent of my needs. My wife loves the small chefs more than me...
Thermapen - I have several and if I consider you a good friend; I have given you one.
Tong, I love Oxo
My wife is a smoothie nut and loves the vitamix, but wouldn't have paid a quarter of what I did.
Nissan vacumn thermos - cups, thermos, cook pot, oh why didn't I buy the vacumn ice bucket when I had the chance
Cookware - wholesale club commercial non stick fry pan, cast iron fry pan, generic le crueset dutch oven
I have a kitchen full of other stuff that I wanted more tha needed...
I bought a few of these spatulas from their Kickstarter campaign and they are fantastic: GIR: Get It Right