Before we were married, my husband and I lived together. For our first Christmas together I asked him for a vaccuum. When he told his dad that he got me a vaccuum for Christmas his dad said jokingly, "did she slap you?" Haha. "No" my husband said, "she was estatic". "Marry her" his dad replied. I love getting useful presents, and yeah a vaccuum is not very romantic but to me it was equivalent to a nice piece of jewelry. Haha. I hate house cleaning so anything that makes it more painless is welcomed. When we moved into this house I struggled with dragging our huge Bissell up and down our flight of stairs. So when we saw this Eureka smaller vaccuum was on sale yesterday, we pounced on it. The retail price was $69.84 but we got it for $37. Talk about bargain. My new Christmas gift to myself.