Yes, my parents still buy me toys for Christmas. I wanted to give this one a good test drive before I gave you my opinion on it. The Sodastream is a machine for making your own soda at home. It is lots of fun. We’ve made many liters and each and every time it is a blast to blast plain old water with CO2. We’ve tried the samples that came with the machine and bought a few additional flavors. By far my favorite is the sparkling natural root beer. H and N really enjoyed the lemon/lime and the orange. The Husband liked the Dr. Pete. I think overall for fun and flavors I’d give it a 9 out of 10. I will say you won’t save money doing it the way we are. The flavor bottles are a bit pricey compared to the equivalent amount of sale name brand soda. I do notice that the groceries have been easier to carry without the 2 liter bottles we usually buy though.