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With the holidays looming, now is a good time to review some of our 2008 recommended buys as you start thinking about your shopping or wish list. We're sure you can find that special gift for yourself, your baby or family and friends who are expecting from our list of must-haves to luxury pieces to eco-friendly items.
More people are turning to the Web during this financial crisis to trade for what they need or what they want. For expectant moms, one such place is Maternity Ave., a new website dedicated to the buying and selling of gently used maternity clothing. For baby clothes, there's Hand-Me-Downs. This website (a la Craigslist) pulls together affordability, recycling and the goal of scoring used baby clothes at a low price.
Over at Cool Mom Picks, they've got a list of "thoughtful, high-quality gifts that last." The site also aims to help support smaller independent companies, plus moms working from home.
Why not go handmade? The online handmade marketplace Etsy has thousands of items available in its gift guide.
Looking for tips on how to survive the season's madness? Check out our Guide to a Stress-Free Holiday. Take care of yourself and your baby—and remember to slow down to celebrate this holiday season.
Maria Vega is Fit Pregnancy magazine's copy editor.