In my opinion, this is the most beautiful tea set that Hibiki-an carries. The teapot is so lovely that I have purchased two so far - one for myself and one as a gift. It is the ideal weight, shape, etc. and brews a great cup of tea. Also it is handmade by an artist in Japan - not just machine-made in some factory. The cups are lovely as well - so glossy and a rich color of vermilion. I'm sure anyone would love to receive this as a gift. I've given lots of people gifts from Hibiki-an and in general they think it is fun receiving a package from Japan. I've received compliments about the gifts from family and friends on the lovely origami style wrapping paper packaging and the Mizuhiki ornament and even the postage stamps! The folks at Hibiki-an really take the time to make sure everything looks perfect - you can tell they care about their product and the presentation which is really rare these days and is much appreciated.