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A male engineer I once worked with told me that, when he got married, he told his wife that he didn’t pick up on hints.  If she wanted something for her birthday, she would hand him a magazine, point to a picture, and say, “I want this for my birthday.”  I’ve personally used a similar approach after a couple of events where my husband said, “I wanted to get you something, but I didn’t know what you wanted.”  If I see something I like, I may send an email to him saying, “If you’re thinking about birthday gifts, you can put this on your list.”  Sometimes I’m more subtle, like when we walk into Barnes and Noble and I make a comment about how it sure would be nice to have a Nook or Kindle…and then proceed to play with the demo model for a half-hour and ask the salesperson…

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