If you are a real chess player you should get a wooden chess set. It is a delight to play a game of chess with beautiful wooden chess pieces compared to plastic chess pieces. The feeling is just so much better.
Don’t buy any plastic stuff because you might buy a chess set only once in your life. Get something decent.
Best is to get a standard tournament chess set made from wood, used in chess tournaments worldwide, as it has the right king size and square size.
In high level tournaments Masters and Grandmasters play their games on Wooden Chess Sets.
Get a wooden chess set which is 21″ square with 2 1/4″ squares and a King that is 3 3/4″ to 4″ tall.