Cooking is a wonderful activity, really. But sometimes the after effects, as in hand stench, are palpable, powerful and undesirable.
Here's what you give your favorite cook: this little bar of steel. Shaped to imitate soap, this special bar scrubs away horrible odors left by good ingredients like garlic, fish and onions. It's so easy to use: just rub on hands exactly as you would soap, and the nastiness becomes merely a memory. No more sniffing at garlic cuticles come 3 am (unless your friend likes that sort of thing).
This amazingly practical "little bar of soap" can be found at www.conranusa.com. Just don't let your friend use it to banish garlic breath; that requires a completely different kind of product.