The 11 Best Vacuums to Add to Your Wedding Registry in 2022

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There are tons of exciting add-ons for your wedding registry, from honeymoon funds to custom photo presents for your favorite snapshots from the big day. But there are some registry must-haves that you’d be remiss not to add to your gift wishlist. Sure, they might err on the side of utilitarian, but they might just be the gift you use the most. Take vacuum cleaners for instance. They aren’t exactly glamorous, but this item is pretty much a wedding registry requirement—and for good reason! You and your partner will find yourselves reaching for it every time a mess arises, and a stellar model should last through several anniversaries. But which vacuum should you select for your gift wishlist?

We’ve rounded up the best vacuum cleaners in various categories, so you can find the one most suited to your home and lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for one that can pull double-duty as a wet and dry cleaner, a handheld model for cleaning on-the-go, or a lightweight or hands-free appliance for no-sweat vacuuming, we’ve got you covered.  So which ones make a clean sweep of the competition?

Read on for the best vacuums.

Final Verdict

Whether you’re cleaning carpets or hardwood or prefer upright or canister vacuums, the Shark AZ2002 Vertex DuoClean PowerFins Upright Vacuum will give you the best of both worlds thanks to hypervelocity-accelerated suction, two brushrolls, and a specially designed motorized pod that lifts away from the vacuum’s base. On a budget? Go for the Eufy by Anker BoostIQ RoboVac 11S—the wallet-friendly robot vacuum will end up saving you both time and money. 

What to look for when choosing a vacuum

When choosing a vacuum, consider the type of cleaning you do, as well as the size and layout of your home. If you live in a multi-level house with stairs, look for a vacuum that boasts a long hose, or a canister, or a lightweight vacuum that can easily be moved between floors. Have mostly hardwood flooring? Consider a vacuum that has both wet and dry functions.

If you find yourself cleaning every day, you’ll probably benefit from an upright vacuum with powerful suction. Or, if you’re the type of person who tries to go as long as possible without reaching for the rubber gloves, you may want to think about a robot vacuum to make the task not such a chore. Finding a vacuum that fits your specific needs and the layout of your home will make cleaning that much more pleasant! 

What is the best vacuum for pet hair?

If your family happens to include members of the four-legged and furry variety, look for a vacuum that features tools to prevent hair and fur from clogging the tank and mechanisms, such as a tangle-free brush roll, as well as the ability to reach all the nooks and crannies and upholstery in your home. Our pick? The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Rewind Upright Vacuum, which boasts a quick-release extension wand to clean corners and furniture and a hair spooling system that makes cleaning and emptying the tank a breeze.

Why trust Brides?

Brides contributor Jamie Cuccinelli has several years of experience in the wedding and lifestyle industries, first as an editor of and then as a writer for home and lifestyle websites like MyDomaine, where she became seasoned in outfitting a killer wedding registry, kitchen cutlery drawer, linen closet, and cleaning arsenal. Plus, with as much as she loathes vacuuming, you better believe she only chooses models that make the process as painless as possible. 

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