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The Christmas fever has already arrived. So yesterday I saw the following weird conversation in a chat room:

-${}$ You know, I figured out what to buy ou for Christmas.
- What?
- I'll tell you on Christmas Ive.
- But I can't wait till then!
- You are smart! I am sure you will figure it aut.
- I will kill you!
- Stop being such a drama queen. Or should a say drama quing? See what I did? See?
- Oh, come on. That's not even remotely funny.
- Shall we go to the bub instead?
- The what?
- The pub. Sorry, slip of the fimgers.
- Are you drunk?
- Nope. I just drank some jin.
- You are drunk.

I am now wondering what the gift is? Can you help me with that?

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Let's look at which letters have been changed:

  • You know, I figured out what to buy [] ou for Christmas.
  • I'll tell you on Christmas Ive.
  • You are smart! I am sure you will figure it aut.
  • Stop being such a drama queen. Or should a say drama quing? See what I did? See?
  • Shall we go to the bub instead?
  • The pub. Sorry, slip of the fimgers.
  • Nope. I just drank some jin.

This should be:

  • You know, I figured out what to buy you for Christmas.
  • I'll tell you on Christmas Eve.
  • You are smart! I am sure you will figure it out.
  • Stop being such a drama queen. Or should I say drama king? See what I did? See?
  • Shall we go to the pub instead?
  • The pub. Sorry, slip of the fingers.
  • Nope. I just drank some gin.

The new letters we get are:

YEOIKPNG, which anagram to ... KEYING OP? EGO PINKY?

Or rather (thanks @LukasRotter!) the following:

image

Thanks to @Techidiot for spotting

some of the hidden letters in this image. I bleached the background so as to spot them more easily:

bleached

And we have the letters

SSPPLEIR, which anagrams to SLIPPERS,

the final answer.

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  • $\begingroup$ Almost there... $\endgroup$ – Maria Deleva Dec 2 '16 at 13:58
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    $\begingroup$ If you interpret the corrected letters "yEoIkpng" as an i.stack.imgur link: i.stack.imgur.com/yEoIk.png $\endgroup$ – user14478 Dec 2 '16 at 14:03
  • $\begingroup$ Yay, thanks @LukasRotter! Not sure how I missed that a/o swap. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Dec 2 '16 at 14:06
  • $\begingroup$ The image is nice, but what is the answer to the question of "what the gift is"? $\endgroup$ – oleslaw Dec 2 '16 at 14:10
  • $\begingroup$ @oleslaw All done! $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Dec 2 '16 at 14:13

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