These are products I own and use.
TIP: I use porcelain palettes for my watercolors. They are easy to clean up and are inexpensive at Hobby Lobby. I purchased The Masters porcelain palettes for $2.99 each. Regular price was $5.99, so watch for sales or use a 40% off coupon!
I use Van Gogh watercolors which were more affordable for my budget. Although they are considered “student quality” they perform exactly like professional quality, have high lightfastness and beautiful vibrant pigments. I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to try watercolor painting.