After seeing all the rave reviews for these towels, I felt confident buying a set for my mom for Mother's Day. When they arrived, I was so disappointed. Sure, it's an adequate set, but that's just it: they were VERY average. I could have gotten much thicker towels at any department store, and have even seen plenty of nicer ones for the same price at discount spots. I can't help wondering if I didn't receive the same thing everyone else did. If I hadn't been pressed for time, I would have returned them. They were definitely NOT the impressive gift I'd hoped for. Additionally I would not purchase them for myself, even for everyday use. Call me spoiled, but that's how they were represented -- as something indulgent and plush-- and they were anything but.