"Uses the same principles of alchemy"
Turn Lead Into Gold? Maybe?
Alchemy is a fully legit pursuit. I’ve been studying it for a few years and know for a fact that people distill base ingredients into amazing substances like manna and, yes, even gold. (Google it!) A word of warning though: this kit is only part of what you need. In order to transmute base materials, the real secret is found in quiet seeking. You can read all the ancient alchemy books and buy a sweet kit like this, but without a seekers heart you just end up with easily reproducible science experiments… which is fun in its own way. Either way you’re going to uncover some mysteries and create some interesting new substances.
Oh yah, you also can distill your own perfume or illegal booze. Up to you! Comes with a Lifetime Guarantee.
P.S. Best steampunk gift ever?