Okay, you want to start a new hobby and you have wisely chosen reloading. Great choice, but where do you begin? I know exactly how you feel. When I wanted to learn over 20 years ago, I did not know where to turn and this thing called the Internet was not that good. There was no such thing as Google—just these things called books.
I purchased a bring-back SKS and was trying to find this odd round called the 7.62×39. I know, you cannot go to any good sporting goods site or store without tripping over that cartridge today as it is the AK-47 caliber. However, in the mid to late 1980s, it was very hard to come by. I got one book made a few purchases, never looked back. The purchase was a Lee Starter Kit. The book, Modern Reloading by Richard Lee; sits at my desk everyday.
While this is not an article about reloading, you can get all you need in these two items to get you going. You will need to get the correct dies and the actual components for the cartridges you are reloading.
Lee has always been the best choice for the novice reloader. You will save numerous hours in searching for the best starter tools, which all happen to be in this one box. Furthermore, your investment is not as steep as if you were to purchases these items separately.
Christmas, birthday, or for the gun-nut in your life, you can’t go wrong if they have ever expressed an interest in reloading.