For just getting started, I'd recommend something like this basic 1 stage kit
. Since we now know secondaries aren't essential.
And add this too, a hydrometer
is a necessity:
I don't know what price range he's looking for. If those two haven't met it yet, I'd consider getting a 24 qt stockpot
And maybe a kit in a style similar to what you know he likes, such as a clone of one of his regular beers.