Lenses are a very personal decision. Only the new photographer can truly answer which lens they would rather have at this point in time. Why not give them a gift card to B&H or Adorama, and let them decide what they want? Both B&H and Adorama are reputable businesses that have been meeting customers' expectations for a long time.
Of the two lenses you've suggested, the 55-210mm would be better for moon shots. Even though it has a narrow maximum aperture (the higher the f-number, the less light the lens allows through) and we usually take photos of the moon at night, the moon is receiving direct sunshine except for the rare eclipse. But the moon is very small in the night sky, much smaller than our brains perceive it to be. So the longer focal length is more important than a fast aperture for taking photos of the moon.
On the other hand, the 30mm/1.4, with its much wider maximum aperture (f/1.4 lets in over 8X as much light as f/4.5, and over 16X more light than f/6.3), would be better for pretty much any other kind of "night photography", including constellations of stars in the night sky as well as night landscapes.
Which one would be more desirable for your intended recipient can only be answered by them.