Hey I have a pair of Dye slam shorts and I can say they have done wonders for me in the past, I'd recommend getting him those if you haven't already. However if he does do a lot of park riding there are other slam pant varieties that cover the knees as well as the shins to protect from rails and such (might be other brands and not just Dye variety). Also I dunno if he has a pair already but wristguards are definitely a must have and are more important to me than the slam shorts IMO. As for the waxing kits there are a plethora to choose from but if you can try to find an iron that doesn't have any holes so it wont be able to fill with wax. Also try to find plastic versus metal scrapers so he will be less likely to damage the base of his board while trying to throw on a fresh wax job. Hope that helps some tho!