I was over at my mother's for Sunday dinner, and she introduced me to her new kettle. And I'm in love. Not only does this fulfill my kettle requirements (not plastic, is removable from it's base) but it actually allows you to boil water at different temperatures depending on what type of tea you are making! How fantastic is that! Do you have a tea lover in your life? This would make a great gift!
(And if anyone reading this lives in or near Toronto, Kitchen Stuff Plus has the cheapest price I've found. Cheaper than Crate and Barrel's sale price!)
Cuisinart Perfectemp Cordless Kettle