I have generally been very happy with the subscription and I gave it as a gift this past Christmas. I’d worry a little bit gifting this to someone not knowledgeable about cooking already. They’ve had a few misprints in recipes with too much salt, too much spice, etc., but I feel like they’ve improved on that recently and I think someone who loves to cook would pick up on the issues.
I had a shipping issue with them recently (missed a month) and it took a bit to resolve since they ran out before I got a replacement, but they responded to me fairly quickly and they extended my sub by an extra month which I felt was a fair resolution (they also gave an option to just refund the month).
Overall, I think it is a fun and affordable idea for folks who enjoy cooking.