I'm an experienced stamp carver and would definitely recommend this for anyone just starting out. You get everything you need in one little box! The only thing I wish was different about it is the carving nibs. They're not as sharp as Speedball knives and it's harder to get them into the handle. If you want to do more fine details, definitely pick up a Speedball set.
My nephew, an Eagle Scout, did a stamp course this summer. He's very excited about using the kit to create a unique stamp for himself. Great value for the price, which I highly recommend as a gift.
Chester Cnty, PA
my daughter is excited to create her own stationary now!
I like it.