No, it’s not just the thought that counts. Vacuum consistently rank among the least desired gifts on surveys of women on a romantic holiday like Valentine’s Day.
Home Appliance Blog groupies are well aware of my obsessive love of our vacuums, but I care even more deeply about the safety and well-being of our customers. And buying a Valentine’s gift related to an unpopular household chore is probably not the best decision.
Don’t get me wrong. Our vacuums, including top brands like Miele and Dyson, are the best out there. They are highly requested gifts…364 days out of the year. It’s just not that romantic.
So this year, Warners’ Stellian Appliance decided we could no longer with clear conscience take the money from (let’s face it) men about to meet their Maker and are banning the sales of vacuum cleaners intended as Valentine’s Day gifts.
The campaign, “No Vacuums for Valentine’s Day,” aims to spread awareness about the dangers of this terrible gift to save hapless gift-givers from themselves, before it’s too late.
And if a customers stubbornly insists on purchasing a vacuum as a romantic Valentine’s gift, he or she will be asked to sign a waiver promising to act as the primary user of the new vacuum.
Now THAT’s romantic 🙂