Unfortunately, there is a picture of the heater on the outside of the box, and my husband quickly realized he'd discovered his Christmas present when he saw the box. I awoke Thanksgiving morning to the sound of him opening his gift, removing it from the box, and putting it together! When his present wouldn't light right away, he sadly came back into the house to inform me we would have to return it. I asked him if he'd read the part about how it sometimes takes a while for the air to clear. He spent the rest of Thanksgiving afternoon out on our porch watching his big screen outdoor television, being toasty and warm, while sitting beside his heater.