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Someone You Know Is Pregnant

8 thoughtful gifts for the newly expectant

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There's something special about the first time you meet up with a bestie after she's announced her pregnancy. And while etiquette doesn't require a gift, it's nice to bring something thoughtful. A small gift with a tiny-person aww factor (like Trumpette baby socks or an infant Burberry quilted jacket) is a no-brainer, though a practical offering may be even better. Pick up a book of baby names (Beyond Ava and Aiden is a good one), a chic pregnancy organizer, a mocktail recipe book, or some belly cream. You could also go the pampering route, and give her a bundle of non-toxic cosmetics or a gift certificate for a prenatal massage. The one thing you shouldn't give is parenting advice. Unless, of course, she asks.