My son loves pasta! We have read the book Strega Nona so many times, and each time he imagines having a magic pasta pot at home. We love Tomie dePaola's illustrations in this version:
In keeping with our love of experienced-based gifts, my sister gave him a homemade pasta making class at Create a Cook in Newton. They had so much fun together making linguine, spaghetti, ravioli, and gnocchi - enough for 3 meals for our family! They also made homemade sauce, and came home with all of the recipes.
We don't have a magic pasta pot, but he has put a homemade pasta machine on his birthday list!