"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 Tiffany.com 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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