A lot of people are put off carving because they buy a set of cheap carving chisels that, quite frankly, are not fit for the task.
You don't change a situation by grumbling about it, so professional carving tool manufacturer Narex have set to and produced an extremely affordable set of 5 starter chisels that do work. The blades are simple sheet steel pressings - but it's the correct grade of steel, and it is properly heat treated so it will take and hold a good edge.
They are pre-sharpened and come in a sensible set of sizes, complete with a block of lime wood and clearly written instructions. You will probably want to add to them later, but you won't need to replace them.
If you want to get into wood carving, this little box is a great way to start.
A block of Lime Wood
Age restriction applies. You must be 18 or over to buy this item.