"I did not purchase this for a birthday. I was looking for a pattern to make a very small ballglove for my 5 months old grandson (whose parents are great Cubs fans). I found this item during an internet search and was impressed by its reviews and bought 3 of the sets. I received them quickly and was absolutely delighted! I wanted extras for an 18 month old across the street and as a prop for our Bible Hour program (song: "When I grow up I want to be a Christian ___ "(ball player, etc.). For my grandson, I embellished the glove with some "Wilson" logos across the back strap area (not a real back strap) and thumb. It turned out very cute! The price is amazing and the detail is good. The materials are plush and "fuzzy" which helps the ball to sort of stick to the inside of the glove and not fall out easily. The ball is made of the same material and is roughly the same size as a real baseball, but it is soft and squeezable. I haven't given it to my grandson yet so I don't have a picture to upload. This is a very good value for the money and I hope it will be available for purchase for a long time."