Photographed by Arthur Elgort, Vogue, March 1, 1998 At a recent dinner with friends, one of the guys at the table shared his frustration about figuring out what to buy his girlfriend for Christmas this year. He wanted to give her something special, but had no idea where to begin. It's easy, the girls all chimed in at once. "Go on her Pinterest page!" said one of the site many compulsively use as an online wish list. "Call her best friend and ask," suggested another. And while he finally decided on Stuart Weitzman's 5050 boots-we all unanimously said we want a pair this winter-it got us thinking, how do you make sure your loved ones/significant others/friends know exactly what to gift you? Or more specifically, is there a way to subtly (or not so subtly) convey what you truly want? With that in mind, we asked fashion bloggers, editors, and designers for guidance. Turns out, many have strategies they employ during what's now being referred to as #HintingSeason-see above for their tried-and-true tips.
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