I like the idea of these subscription services, and this is the first time I tried one. I ordered a one time gift for a friend. The box claims to ship on the 17th, and I received notice that it had. Then it just sort of hung in a post office in Atlanta for ten days. I finally contacted the company about it not moving. They got back to me right away and were friendly (apparently a few other people complained their boxes were just hanging as well). The box just arrived at my friend's home today. Ships November 17th and arrives December 3rd is just too long. I guess Amazon Prime and Target's 2-day shipping have me spoiled. Also, I didn't feel that the items my friend received in the mini-box were worth what I paid. Others might have a better experience with these mystery boxes. Guess they're just not for me.