Is a wand an appropraite toy for someone who's new to sex toys
Really it's hard to judge what is suitable and what isn't when it comes to picking a first toy.
Maybe people often opt for a cheaper vibe such as a pocket rocket, partly due to funds. Although if money isn't an issue and considering LH's returns, I feel that if you want a wand, then go for it.
Just remember that wands tend to have a wide head which means you can't get direct clitoral stimulation. If you are after an insertable toy, you will need to buy an attachment. Also, if you opt for a corded wand, remember you may be limited on where and when you can use your toy. Wands are also heavy compared to smaller vibes, but they can be wedged between pillows for a hands free experience.