The digital age has brought on some new approaches to the 'subtle hint'.
There are wish-list apps.... They don't quite cut it anymore. It has a bit too much of a 90's coupon book feel to it.
We are definitely beyond the gentle verbal seed plant, of 'hmm yeh, I'd love that type of ring one day...' - just for the comment to go straight through to the catcher.
We need to ramp it up. Get proactive. Have technology in your corner to drip feed the right content your partners way. They'll no longer be needing to rifle through your phone quickly whilst your in the shower, looking for saved Instagram posts... It'll be safe and sound with us and... in his mailbox!