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Thoughtful gifts for expecting moms

There’s something special about the first time you get together with a gal pal after she’s announced her pregnancy. What to bring? A good belly cream (like L’Occitane’s Mom & Baby Balm), a box of gender-neutral Trumpette baby socks, Smythson’s Baby Notes organizer, or a book of baby names (the hot one right now is “Beyond Ava & Aiden”).

For a really, really special gift—the kind you’d give your sister or life-long best friend—we looked to Vivre Founder and CEO Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti (a.k.a. Queen of Amazing Gift Ideas) for some over-the-top suggestions: