I feel like there was this cliché storyline in 1980s sitcoms where the husband buys his wife a new vacuum cleaner as a gift, only to learn that gesture upsets his wife.
The moral of the story in these sitcoms is this: Men like to receive useful tools as gifts, women do not.
For a husband to get his wife a new vacuum cleaner, it has to be completely unrelated to her birthday, anniversary, or any other expected time to give her a gift.
However, it is my observation that men actually like to receive useful tools during these gift-receiving opportunities.
Maybe it’s not the best example, but with my 35th birthday coming up in a couple of weeks, my wife helped me get a brand-new Canon Powershot G7 X camera. (I pitched in a couple hundred dollars, as the price was beyond the budget of a typical gift.)
As a blogger, I see a camera as a work tool; yet it’s the one thing I really wanted. Men like receiving tools as gifts.
At the same time, our nearly 8 year-old Bissell vacuum cleaner finally saw its final day. So my wife looked online at Target and discovered we could buy the updated model for only $75. So we did.
And boy do we both love it!
I’m referring to the Bissell CleanView Vaccuum with OnePass. I was so passionate about it, I made this unboxing and demonstration video:
I’m the one in our household who does the vacuuming every weekend. I noticed immediately how lightweight and agile it is. My wife has tried it out as well and agreed completely.
And it’s amazing to us that we purchased it for only $75 at Target!
By the way, Bissell is not endorsing me in any way to do this review. They were not even aware of me until I Tweeted them this story today.
That’s how much I like this vacuum!
Flowchart below courtesy of ProFlowers.com.