I bought a 3 month subscription for my grandmother for Christmas. She can be a hard one to shop for because she already has everything she needs. This gift was a hit with the whole family (and by whole, I mean the female population). All of the women in the family were passing around December's box, checking out the ingredients and smelling the spices. Plans were made on the spot for a couple people to help grandma make some of the recipes. To me, promoting time spent together in the kitchen, that was the best part. Outside of that, the box itself was well presented and, well, adorable.
I plan on ordering my own subscription. I like that you can choose recipes to meet dietary preferences. I'm not a vegetarian but have been wanting to cut back on meat, and don't really know how. This will be perfect for showing me how to cook a meal that isn't centered around meat.