This is a NICE set of brushes. They come in a very nice zip up carrying case and are displayed very nicely. I will use these brushes myself, but if I knew someone else that loved painting, this would be a very impressive gift. It also comes with 2 sponges and a pallette knife. I am looking forward to taking an art class at our local college and whipping these bad boys out. I'm going to paint like a pro.