I bought this as a gift for a friend who loves flamingos. When it arrived it was white (not pink as in the picture) but once the power was on, WOW! It turned a beautiful bright vivid pink and it looked AMAZING. So much so, in fact, that I am thinking of buying another one as a decoration for my house!
The one negative, and it is very minor to me but might matter to some, is that it is packaged very plainly in an largely unmarked cardboard box. In some ways it really does undersell how good the product looks and if you do give it to someone as a gift they might be a little underwhelmed. My advice: just put it in some very fancy wrapping paper.