Ok - here's what to get to equip your own little ski shop. You should support your local ski shop, but you can also look for this stuff at these online shops:
The categories you need are:
If you're reading this, you want to hot wax the skis, so you're in need of an iron. The cheap wax irons, at 40-50$ are more than enough. Do get a specific wax iron though, with the dial marked in degrees C/F - it makes it easy to ball-park the temperature specified by the wax you use.
I have been using a Tools4Boards travel iron, a Swix and some others and have been happy with all of them.
Read much more details under Deciphering Brushes - here's a minimal but functional set of brushes for the racerkidz parent:
If you want to add to it, look into getting also:
A good scraper is very important to have. Get a large scraper, it's easier to leverage and make sure to get a scraper sharpener.
The best scraper sharpeners are the electric ones, truly worth the cost - a good scraper is invaluable when dealing with hard waxes!
Get an assortment of brushes and wipes to clean the skis, some alcohol comes in handy to clean the ski bases before waxing, with a paper towel.
The fiberlene "paper" is very good to have, it does clean very well and has multiple uses when waxing some expensive waxes.
Read on for even more Ski Tuning Ideas.