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DH and I have just been invited to a party for his friend's little girl this Sunday, so 2 days away. I'm always stumped when it comes to birthday gifts for children. Last year we got her a Melissa and Doug puzzle. We'd like to keep it in the  $10-12 range. Any ideas?

 

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ETA So far it has been communicated that she's very much into Toy Story (especially Buzz) and horses.

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What about a nice children's book and some homemade play-doh?


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A doll, stroller, art supplies (my dd is 3 and loves to color, cut and glue), books, purse, tea set all would be good choices!


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I vote playdoh, maybe some toy story coloring book, and a big box of crayons. My dd got a bucket of 150 craylola crayons for christmas and was very very excited that she now had a dozen different shades of pink to choose from thumb.gif

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Rubber stamps and some washable ink pads?


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Dolls that come with sets of magnetized clothes?  Kind of like paper dolls but sturdier.  


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Oh, what about a board game! We have that picnic  party Eeboo game and DD (3.5) loves it! 


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Oh, what about a board game! We have that picnic  party Eeboo game and DD (3.5) loves it! 



This sounds AWESOME! The only thing is I can't find it locally. I have to order it online and I don't have time. But I think it would really work, as she has a 4 year old brother who might enjoy playing, too. Hmmm...

 

Where did you get yours? I looked at Toys R Us and didn't find any EeBoo games.

 

Thanks so much to everyone for sharing ideas! There are so many good ones in this thread. thumb.gif

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i'm able to find eeboo games at a local teacher's supply store.  do you have something like that near you or an independent toy store?

 

since you only have a day and toys r us may be your only option, perhaps you could just go with the toy story idea (since you know it's something she likes).  i think the coloring book and crayons (or colored pencils) that someone mentioned is a good idea.  i also found this and this and this.  and all for $10 and under.

 

or you could go with the horse theme.  i liked the stamp idea someone had.  this combines both.

 

or what about memory?  dd loves hers.  there's even a toy story version.

 

dd also loves this game.

 

i'd have many more suggestions, but i'm looking for things you can find at toys r us.

 

what about a set of card games?  dd got go fish and old maid (the eeboo ones, which are really nice) for x-mas and she loves them.

 

this is another fun game.

 

good luck!  i'm sure she'll love whatever you end up getting.


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I know that they remade the Buckaroo game with the Toy Story horse - so that might be fun.

 

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