I like to do outdoor stuff for our nieces and nephews since we're in Michigan and Easter is just before it starts getting nice out! So, I do like chalk, bubbles, as they get older jump-ropes and stuff like that.
For our dd I have a bunch of things I want to get her, but not sure what exactly we will get her. I want to get her a big magna doodle. She has a travel size one that she LOVES. She got her a bunch of the Aqua Doodle stuff for christmas, which is lots of fun, but it's just more trouble to set up and get ready. Where with the magna doodle she can just carry it around wherever she wants.
Also, the rechargeable BRIO train engine so she can have a train that goes on it's own when she wants it to. And more track pieces.
I want to get her more wooden play foods because she loves playing with her foods and kitchen. And I thought those would look cute in her basket. I love all these: http://www.oompa.com/cgi-bin/category/Play_Food_VIE
And I want to look for more puzzles. She LOVES puzzles and I want to find her more beginner jigsaws since she can do all of her simple one spot for each piece ones.
We'll have to see what I narrow it down to! We don't plan to spend a whole lot.