DD likes pretty much everything. She does like the few dolls she has (she likes to 'change their diaper') a lot, and she likes pushing them in the stroller. She also loves her cozy coupe. And she has a play kitchen that she absolutely adores and cooks us 'pasta' several times a day. She has some of those play plastic fruit that are cut in half and held together with velcro so she can cut them apart. She also really enjoys her toy tractor, car, and dump truck. She does some imaginative play with Little People. She's also beginning to enjoy puzzles.
I love it when people buy her art supplies - crayons, paints, paper. Partly because they are consumable so they don't add to the toy pile. But also because they're creative.
I think most kids will play with whatever, although it seems like maybe girls enjoy imaginative play earlier?? But when I buy toys for little girls, I tend to go for either art supplies or something like a train or truck, just because often they don't have that many at home and it will be more unique than yet another doll.