So, When Radio Shack was falling out I went and bought electrical components because I wanted to create a radio transmitter or receiver. I even did loads of pre-research and bought a book some months prior and downloaded some schematics for some AM radios, but even after months of experimenting I’ve only been able to make a basic circuit with an LED and a switch. Why? because I lacked whatever tool I need to connect the wires together for the circuit and some of the piece broke for over-handling when all I need was to reconnect to wires that I didn’t know were disconnected, but with this I would need wires I could just draw it. It’s pretty inexpensive basic sets start at 20 bucks.
I’d recommend this for an nerd in your life who likes electronics or science in general!