You can give her a doll house or a http://webkinzjr.com They are lovable and she can play on their website that is appropriate for her age. My dd collects them. That's why I know the toy is cute and the website reliable.
Actually she has a doll house she got for christams and rarely touches it, and she has a kitchen my hubby made her but again isn't touched much. I looked for balance bikes around town and couldn't find any but I think there might be a specialty store that will have them. Thanks for all the great ideas.
DD will be 3 in August. Here are some things that I'm considering doing for her birthday or things she's currently pretty into:
Kids camera. I've heard mixed reviews of these - mostly about photo quality being quite poor, but they're a neat idea and she ALWAYS wants to use my camera. One of her friends has one and it's definitely easy for him and the other kids to use.
A special baby doll. I too have considered these:
Originally Posted by ZippyGirl
Have you seen these dolls? I think they are the most beautiful dolls I have ever seen. I am waiting for them to become available so I can get one for my dd when she turns 3.
Her website is here: http://bamboletta.com/shop/. She does custom dolls. They are beautiful IMHO, but DD has plenty of dolls and plays with them all quite often. She doesn't seem to play favorites, so I'm iffy on spending that much on a single doll.
Outdoor play equipment. We have a nice wooden swing set and a nice wooden sandbox. They both get LOTS of play time and I'm sure they will for many years to come. I'm considering getting her a dome shaped jungle gym too. She's very into climbing lately.
Doll accessories. DD loves her stroller. I just got her a kid's size Beco at her request (for Easter). There are nice doll swings, hammocks, beds, changing tables, high chairs, etc at Nova Naturals. That's where we got her stroller (more than a year ago) and we've been very very happy with it.
Craft supplies. An easel, window markers, paints, crayons, etc.
Books - DD's big into Mother Goose lately and we've been checking out a new Mother Goose book from the library about every 2 weeks. I'm also taking notes about books that she adores from the library so I can put them on her birthday wish list.
Puzzles - DD loves her Melissa and Doug beginning pattern blocks. I'm always collecting new puzzles right at her current level or just past her level. I often find nice wooden ones for very little at our local kids resale shop.
Magazine subscription. She's been getting Wild Animal Baby for nearly 2 years now. We've been pretty pleased with it, though I think she's sort of out growing it.
Museum or zoo memberships.
Dress up stuff. DD loves silks both as dress up toys and as doll blankets, and lots of other things. Necklaces, sunglasses, hats, etc are big hits around here.
Musical instruments. We have a basket full of musical instruments that have gotten very regular use for nearly 2 years. Drums, xylophone, maracas, egg shakers, rhythm sticks, sand blocks, etc.