Pregnancy

Gifts To Get a Pregnant Friend That Are For Her, Not the Baby

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Getting gifts for other people can be a daunting task, especially when the person you’re searching for is pregnant. Regardless of whether you’re a seasoned mom or not, it can be hard to figure out what to get another expectant mom. And for many Jewish people in particular, there’s a taboo about receiving too many, or any, baby gifts before the birth— which means no blankets or lovies or diapers.

This is why we asked our readers for their opinions on our Facebook. This is what they said:

“Fancy caffeine-free teas, a really lovely frame in which she can put a maternity picture and the baby’s picture later, gift certificate to the movies, etc.”
-HC

“Nipple cream? Other post-delivery personal care items (for her! Not the baby.). Rice heat packs. Nursing tanks, can be worn under anything.”
-SR

“A beautiful robe and or pajamas with a nursing top for when she is home.”
-NS

“A housecleaning certificate, from you or from a service. We had someone come over and clean and tidy before the bris. Saved my sanity.”
-LC [But include tip money, please! -Ed. note]

“The best gift I got when pregnant was a massage at a nice spa. Also good was a date at a restaurant hubby and I like.”
-RM

“Meals from a service that delivers prepared, fresh, healthy, ready to eat meals!”
-DS

“A manicure set or old-fashioned comb, brush, and mirror set.”
-NH

“A gift card for the baby and something comfortable for her to wear.”
-SP

“Gift certificate for a pre-natal massage.”
-DS

“Offer to babysit.”
-OZ

“A night at a hotel.”
-BS

“Get a beautiful mezuzah for the baby’s doorway.”
-AG

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The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author. Comments are moderated, so use your inside voices, keep your hands to yourself, and no, we're not interested in herbal supplements.

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