Give them this set and relieve their CUTCO envy.
Super Shears and Trimmer make a powerful pair.
I work as a professional Private Chef and one of my clients has an entire set of Cutco knives. I find myself using the serrated trimmer constantly (the perfect size and really great for slicing tomatoes). The Shears are fantastic, the best Kitchen scissors I've used. Very well designed and very easy to clean. I highly recommend this set.