The Gifts Your Pregnant Friend Actually Wants

Diapers. Lots, and lots of diapers.

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The Wheretoget team is happy to share the fruits of a much needed investigation: what your pregnant friend really wants as a baby shower gift. Or, in other words, how to avoid giving her more junk she doesn’t need. Like a themed breast pump, or a baby-wipe warmer, which basically does something your microwave could do (but shouldn’t), and for what? So that she can really savor the task of butt-wiping? 

Outerwear that actually flatters her body and a stylish (but comfy) pair of culottes. A simple, comfy blanket and lots of baby socks. Their needs aren't terribly complicated, and often right under your nose. Did you know the essential oil niaouli can help with her cramps and nausea? Did you know your friend will love you forever if you just get her a $200 gift card for diapers? 

They might not be the most Instragam-worthy gifts, but they're certainly be more useful than a mountain of cartoon-shaped cushions. 
 
You can’t exactly give them a babysitter (or a third arm). So here are some of the next best things based on answers from our pregnant friends: 
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Essential Oils Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing by Althea Press (2015) - $12.43
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New Look Maternity Speckled Bomber Jacket - $61
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Burt's Bees Baby Organic Hooded Infant Towel with 3 Washcloths - $19
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Jane Maternity Sweater - $50
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Antoine Maternity Outerwear - $215
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Jefferies Socks Unisex-Baby Non-Skid Turn Cuff 6 Pair Pack - $11-18
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Munchkin 3 Count Waterproof Changing Pad Liners - $10
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Graco LiteRider Click Connect Travel System, Sully - $156
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New Look Maternity Pleated Culotte Pants - $31
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SwaddleMe Original Swaddle 2-PK, Grey Dot Stripe - $24
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Bliss Plush Throw - $39
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