This next product truly sucks! In this case it is a very good thing. Now I would never recommend getting your wife or girlfriend a vacuum for the holidays, however I would consider the Dyson DC31 for the man in your life. I know what you are saying, a vacuum for a man? Well this is the perfect handheld vac for around the workshop, for the man cave or to clean out his car! The design looks like a futuristic laser gun, however it does house the famous Dyson Root Cyclone which gives you over 104,000 RPM to pick-up after the boys come over to watch football or shoot pool. The 22.2 volt lithium rechargeable battery gives you enough power to clean up the mess, and if you need a boost of power, there is a turbo button to give you more suction! For more information on Dyson technology go to www.dyson.com.