I like having a pickle or two a few times a week. And I make pickles just for me.
Most pickling process make for large amounts. I first bought the Pickle Barrel which is neat (and does work) but still made a whole bunch of pickles. This is a great size for a small amount of pickles (makes about three jars of Vlasic Pickle jar size).
So what do you get? A Glass jar, a plastic lid that seals well with hole in the top for a unit designed to let gases escape. And (nice feature) a Weight Disc to put on top to keep the pickles submerged in the brine. Figure you can pickle just about anything with this unit.
One thing I tried and will avoid - the recipe that came with it. Not my taste. But, since I can make such small amounts, I can try different recipes throughout the year.
Might even get this for a Christmas gift.