My favorite addition to kitchenware lately is a grill pan. I seem to be using it more and more and I love the results. It's 12" and very heavy (I use two hands to pick it up - none of the fancy food flipping you see on TV with this thing).
When we don't crank up the gas grill outside, it's a great substitute. Burgers cook beautifully in this pan.
I have a nice set of Vollrath pots and pans that I bought at a Home & Garden Show years ago. They're great ... but I am using the heck out of this grill pan. And the best part is that it was free. We shop several different grocery stores and Albertsons tends to run promotions for things like knives and cookware. This grill pan was one of their giveaways where we saved stamps from purchases. (Remember S & H Green Stamps?) It's Wedgwood Everyday cookware and the suggested retail price was $90. I have to say, I was thrilled to get it for free, but it's worth every penny of that $90.
I have given both daughters grill pans now as well and, from my experience, every kitchen should have one.