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Hey there! DD1 turns 4 in a couple weeks & everyone is asking for gift ideas. Honestly, I'm stumped. We have A LOT of toys thanks to the fact that my 2 girls are the only grandkids on either side of the family.

So far I have:
~ Lincoln Logs
~ dance shoes/leotard/tights (her classes start the week following her b-day)
~ art supplies, especially paint

Also, with the exception of my Mom, they need to be gifts that can be purchased in a regular store. I've tried suggesting stuff from places like Nova or other online stores & that just doesn't happen.

Thanks in advance for any ideas!
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Dress up clothes.

Membership or pass to a zoo, science centre, acquarium.

I'm of the opinion that you can never have too many books.

Puzzles

Classic games like Uno, Candyland, Hi Ho Cheery-o, Trouble, Connect 4, Snakes and Ladders or Barrel of Monkies.

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There was recently a huge thread about this that may help:
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...106&highlight=

Magazine subscriptions and games are good, I think.

Happy hunting!
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Beading kit
3-wheeled scooter
Books, books, books!
Puppets and/or puppet theater
Board games
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Scarves
Perler bead kits
an indoor/outdoor tent
Superfort

I'll also second dress up clothes, books, magazines and board games.

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my dd turned 4 last week and the cutest gift she got was a tuppeware container full of supplies to mail her artwork to family and friends. There were envelopes, stamps, stickers, paper, boxes, markers and anything else that you can think of. It was super cute. also dress ups are the gift of choice around here.
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I also have a newly minted 4-year-old in my house. Her favorite gifts were:

Puzzles
Candyland game
A Curious George clock (NOT digital) for her room
Hotwheels 4-lane race track plus new cars
New playdough and accessories
A craft kit
Cool new clothes/shoes (stuff mama won't spring for 'cause we don't usually buy new in this house!)

With every gift she opened she expressed a desire for a board game, so I know that was a top thing on her list.

I too am of the opinion that you can never have too many books, but dd1 already has a bookcase full, so we rarely get them as gifts, I think because folks don't know what she already has. With that in mind I set up an Amazon wish list, for my reference as much as anything else, so I could give good suggestions when asked.

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Such great ideas! I was also thinking dress-ups, books, memberships.

A great gift my children received was these no-spill paint cups:

http://www.leapsandbounds.com/catalo...tegoryId=86268

They are big but fit in the easel tray and they come with matching brushes.
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I know you said no on-line stores, but this place is AWESOME! http://www.hearthsong.com

If nothing else, maybe you can get ideas.
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Thanks for all the ideas so far everyone!

I was feeling seriously creativity deprived earlier today.

This list will probably end up being the holiday list for the girls as well. Some online stuff is fine. My Mom has gotten to the point where she prefers to shop online & she did get the girls some stuff from Hearthsong last year for x-mas.

Keep the ideas coming please!
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Books, books, books!

Board games

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My soon-to-be four year olds (b/g) will be getting some Playmobil things and Legos, as well as dress up things.

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we gor crainium hulabaloo for DD and she has played it quite a bit. It makes a pretty good family game but she also plays it on her own.

She's also into stories on CD, especially ones with books to read along. We got her a CD player last christmas that has a microphone to sing along too.
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