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#1 of 10 Old 12-18-2003, 12:11 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm looking for one nice xmas gift for my 14 month old. We have so much plastic junk, I'm looking for something nice and imaginative. Thanks!

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It's plastic - sorry - but my dd loved MEGA bloks at that age - also Little People stuff

If you want to go Waldorf, try some wooden toys... there are all kinds of things - puzzles - also something really special would be BRIO trains They have special bulky ones for little babes

You can find them online www.brio.com
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What about books (always a hit here), chunky wooden blocks (dd got a Ryans Room set & they're SO nice), a baby doll, shape sorter, musical instruments (xylaphone, drum, shakers)(Christmas Tree Shops had a set w/a tamboreen (how ya spell that, LOL), bells & a triangle for $9.99, all wooden & nice), a music cd to listen to, bath toys. Those are all things my dd would/did like.
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My dd is 14 months and she just received a hokey pokey elmo and absolutely loves it!! I would never have bought it, but a close friend did and she claps and dances and adores it!

They also have little drum sets that have maracas and little whistles, bells etc. and she loves that a lot too!!!

That's my 2 cents! Hope it helps!
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Sorry - that's a bad link!

try this: http://www.brioplay.com/main.asp

Also - I just thought books were a given... definitely a great thing for gifts.
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I 2nd Oatmeals suggestion of BRIO trains... I think they are better than Thomas (way more variety) and young kids LOVE them. My 3.5 yr old son still plays with his Thomas set (he can take it out of a plastic bin when he wants).

If not... one of my fav books is:

The McDuff Stories by Rosemary Wells. Hard-cover book, four short, simple stories of a little dog and his two owners. Very old-fashioned and sweet.

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At that age DS loved this and this type of toy. He still loved them and he's 20 mos now.

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My DD was 14 months last Christmas and we gave her a wooden tabletop stove (ordered it from Lillian Vernon on sale for $15). It's a simple wooden two burner play stove that came with a couple of wooden pans, a wooden fried egg, a pot holder, and spatula. She absolutely adores it and has played with it every single day the past year. Very creative and fun. Definitely her favorite toy.
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For Christmas my 13 month old is getting a cloth bowling set, a wooden drum, a music tape, books, cloth fairy doll. Something that looks nice is Radio Flyer's Rolling Pony.

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The biggest hit for us at 12mo (turned 1 two days after christmas) were some stacking/nesting cups. They make a lot of puzzle like and interesting wooden ones too...would find many uses for them in older play too.

Mine loved mega blocks at that age and still plays with them every day....every 6 months or so we add another bag because his buildings keep getting more elaborate. Wooden blocks would also be good, but probably the bigger ones at that age...ds is just now playing with the little ones. Maracas, drums, and other musical instruments are a big hit too. Little tykes makes a set that is rated for 3yo, but I got one for mine at 1yo and he has loved it. (I can not tell why it is rated for 3yo). Mine wouldn't have gotten into the toy stove idea, but that is might just be him...he is much more into things he can bang or build.

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