I think this is a brilliant idea for a gift (only if you like mushrooms I suppose)! I got this “magic” box for Christmas. I loved to watch how fast the mushrooms grew and more I have ALWAYS loved the taste of oyster mushrooms so it was fantastic to cook my first ever home grown ones. My mum usually makes delish schnitzels out of them but I sautéed them with balsamic cream and fresh thyme instead. You can check the Espresso Mushroom Company website here Happy growing!