I'd check out sierrasnowboards.com also, they have some great sales. my bud just got a $750 set up for just over $300.
When I helped pick out my girls gear, she knew nothing about the tech, just wanted to like the way it looked, graphics, etc... So I picked out a handful of boards and bindings I knew to be good, let her pick her favorite. Rome Vinyl and some Forum Bindings (cause she liked the gold bling on 'em, lol).
as for boots, went to shops and tried some one, I tried to only steer her towards Boa's or quick pull laces, since I didn't want to tie her boots every morning. got some boas
She really digs her special blend coat and the Anon googles are pretty good, lots of finishes to choose from. And I think 686 pants.