Lindsay Lohan reportedly asked a Canadian financier to buy her a gift at an auction on Wednesday (08.02.12).

The 'Mean Girls' actress was attending the amfAR benefit for AIDS research at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York when she began talking to the wealthy man, before sending over an assistant to ask if he would mind gifting her a Hublot diamond watch with a white alligator strap - but he simply laughed in response.

A source told the New York Post newspaper: "There were items being auctioned for $20,000. After chatting with the businessman, Lindsay sent over an assistant, who said, 'Lindsay would very much like it if you'd bit on this item as a gift. He just cracked up."

A total of $1.4 million was raised at the event, which was hosted by 'Sex And The City' star Sarah Jessica Parker, and Lindsay was overheard telling guests she was the gala because of her role playing Dame Elizabeth Taylor - herself a major donor to amfAR - in a new Lifetime movie.

After the auction, the 25-year-old star attended the after-party at nightclub Double Seven with her mother Dina Lohan, who was seen having a good time with friends.