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Clues, hints, begs: twisted tales of elusive gifts

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 4, 2012 at 10:51 am •  Published: December 4, 2012

She should swap parents with Bakke.

"I'm not quite sure what the issue is. I have a feeling that it may be the fact that my family really likes giving 'tangible' gifts. Mostly electronics and clothes," Anwar said.

Anwar has been so bold as to suggest a few friends join forces to make her wintry dream come true, "but that suggestion has fallen on deaf ears."

Tiffany is lending a hand in the hint department. The luxury jeweler launched its Drop a Hint program in November, in time for one of those blue boxes to show up under the tree.

Click any item on and you'll see a "Drop a Hint" link allowing you to email the details to a recipient of choice with this message: "Dear _____: We have it on good authority from our friends at the North Pole that this is on top of _____'s list and would make her very merry indeed." The blanks are filled in upon receipt.

More than 65,000 hints have been dropped so far, said a Tiffany spokesman, Carson Glover.

Well played, Tiffany.

Persistence worked for 62-year-old Mark Kinders of Edmond, Okla. He once spotted some wonderful neck ties in the gift shop at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wis., during a conference.

"My wife wouldn't let me buy it," he recalled. "Over the banquet later with lots of table buzz, I interrupted with, 'Did you hear that? I can hear that tie calling to me from the gift shop.' My wife could have killed me. Ten minutes later I interrupted with, 'There it is again.'"

The result: "I got the tie. Still have my wife."


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