Go to a Home Depot or Lowes and ask the service desk what they might have for project kits.
I would not them sell you a power saw but, basic hand tools should be safe. (I still have my "Mattel Power Shop".)
Also some stores like a Woodworker's Warehouse might have some kits.
Has he tried to build any wooden models?
The most important thing to buy for him is the proper protection, safety glasses...
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