QUOTE(Mum2two @ Jun 6 2012, 11:07 AM)
If you got it recently from a reputable dealer, and it was set up with dominant strings, you probably don't need to do anything more to it.
Fiberglass bows are probably best for a beginner too, so unless it needs rehairing, that will be fine for now.
Ask your teacher if they think the violin needs bridge/nut adjusting (probably doesn't though).
Maybe you could get a nice shoulder rest?
If it came with a small block of generic amber coloured rosin, maybe ask for some professional grade rosin in a tin/box to keep your case clean and free from rosin chips.
Oh, and maybe a spare set of strings- or at least a couple of E's.
It's nice that you are thinking of violin bits for your birthday, usually, as a parent, those things have to be purchased all year round, and not just on birthdays!
What is a good make of rosin to ask for? Is there a certain brand, grade, lightness, colour I should look for?