I ordered this subscription as a birthday gift for my mum. I live in the US and she's in the UK, so it's difficult to send gifts. She LOVES it. Every month I get an anxious email from her asking if I've had a shipping email yet as she's sure it should be here by now! When I first subscribed I messaged Chocolate & Book to explain it was a birthday gift and could they possibly ship out in time. They responded super-fast and got the 1st shipment out in time for her birthday. Awesome subscription box. I signed up for 6 months, but my mum has already asked that I continue it for her.