I picked this out of some other sets for my mother knowing she would love it. When it got to her she called and said how much she thought it was a great gift. I left the surprise of the monthly standing a secret so for the following month she was again surprised and i think she even cried a little in gratefulness. I love my mom and she has done so much for me i was happy to return a small appreciation for her. i am excited for the third phone call. Not sure how i am gonna top next years birthday gift.