First, my apologies if this post is off-topic; I looked for an FAQ or forum rules but didn't see any. If it is, let me know and I'll ask elsewhere.
Now my question: My niece is in law school but her real dream is to become a sommelier. She's taken classes since she was an undergraduate (when she has had time) and seems to have a talent for it; already my family of foodies relies on her excellent recommendations.
My question for the professionals is, what would be a good gift for an aspiring sommelier? I'm happy to spend $100 or more on the right thing. I'm imagining some sort of professional tool, though I've considered a nice decanter or corkscrews I've seen advertised that are beautifully designed, monogrammed, etc. Glasses are a possibility but a full set of good wine glasses (of the various shapes and sizes) seems a bit costly, though maybe glasses for two are a possibility. They also might be cumbersome for a student on the move.
Many thanks in advance!
UOTS (Uncle of the Sommelier)