IMHO, you get what you pay for. I just returned the one I got from Cabela's. Lots of good qualities, just bad stuff used to make it and assemble it. I only pressed 25 gallons of fresh cider, and 20 gallons of apple/crabapple wine, and I wore out the one from Cabela's. For $235 that should have lasted a lifetime, in my book. I guess I was wrong.
I have seen the ones at Midwest Supply that look pretty nice, but have a high price tag.
I have started the planning stage to build my own press, that will do a much better job pressing apples, and such, for cider and wine.
I'm not sure what else to tell you, but if you really want to buy him one, it's not going to be cheap!!!!
On Deck - Several Hard Ciders
Primary - empty
Secondary - Hofbrauhaus Lager, Surly Furious clone, Kolsch
Bulk Aging - Brewtopia Barleywine, Pomegranate Wine, Red Table Wine, Wild Fox Grape Wine, Blueberry Wine