The turnaround time on a custom piece like this was three days. Very impressive! The quality of the acrylic pane is very good. The appearance of the oak frame is also very good. The assembly of the frame is not as good. The illumination is provided by an LED strip on the short (bottom) edge. On my item the light strip was not fully secured and there was a hump in the strip at the cord end. A pill of glue also prevented the pane from seating fully. In addition, the cord coming out of the frame was not as well protected as it needs to be. On my example the insulation for the wires ended outside of the frame. That left the two conductor strands such that they were largely unprotected and an invitation to long-term damage/failure. All of these items were easily addressed with some handyman fixes. Yes - I would recommend this as a gift. Just be prepared to do a little finish work before the big reveal.