First off, I think this box sounds lovely and would appreciate getting it for myself. Having said that, I wouldn't recommend giving this as a gift, because it does not arrive with any kind of note or information showing the buyer who sent it or why. It caused a lot of confusion for my intended recipient.
I first signed up for a three month subscription but my children loved this box so much that I would sign up for a year long subscription if it were offered. My four year old is so excited any time he sees this box show up on our doorstep. In fact, after receiving our second box, he told me he couldn't wait for the next one and when I told him how glad I was to hear that because we would be getting another next month, he started crying because a month was such a long time to wait. My older children (11, 13, and 15) all love the items in this box as well. We did subscribe to the teen box too, but they are just as happy with the items in the children's box. They love both (they also love that both are different). I rarely recommend boxes to others, but I have wholeheartedly recommended this box to several friends. It is probably the favorite of all of the different boxes we have tried.
I guess I am not the correct target audience for this box. I like the idea, but I am inevitably disappointed each month it arrives. The notepads are usually cute but a person can only use so many notepads. I end up with maybe one item I can use each month and the rest goes in a cupboard to give away, but some of the novelty items are so niche (like the ones that refer to wine) that a lot of times, there's not even anyone I would feel comfortable giving them to. One month, the "special" item was spools of ribbon that you could get for MUCH cheaper at Michaels. I'm sure the box is perfect for some people, but month after month, I am finding that it is just not my thing. I wish there were an option to cancel and get your money back instead of having to continue with the months you have pre-paid for.