1. LEGO DUPLO Creative Cakes 6785
My toddler loves DUPLO blocks, and she is usually building houses or "birthday cakes" so this set will be perfect for her!
2. ALEX® Toys - Early Learning String A Treat -Little Hands 1486S
This one is for the toddler too, she loves to do anything that requires fine motor skills (like peeling crayons!), so this one will be great. I especially like this set because it has a wooden dowel on one end for easy threading, and bead on the end is permanent to hold them all on. And they're so cute! This brand has other styles too.
3. Mini Lalaloopsy Tales 3 inch Mini-Dolls - 8-Pack
Oh my, Lalaloopsy dolls are probably in the top 3 most played with toys at our house. I really like this set of fairy tale characters. I tried to buy it last year, but couldn't find it for under $80, so I'm buying it early this year while the price is low.
4. Disney Princess Magic Clip Little Kingdom 7 pack Doll Set
These mini-princesses are the number one played with toy at our house. We have the older versions, with the rubber dresses, but this year I'm getting them the Magic-clip ones. The manufacturers finally wised up and made the dresses easy for little hands to put on. No more begging mom every 2 minutes to change Belle's dress!
5. Barbie Mariposa and The Fairy Princess Doll
This Barbie is gorgeous, and a butterfly. What else is there to say?!?
6. Disney's Tangled Fairytale Friend Rapunzel Doll
I'll be honest, these are cheaper/easier to buy at Costco, but I think they're going to be a huge hit this year. I've seen Rapunzel, Cinderella and Ariel, and they're 3 ft tall! Every little girl's dream to have a princess their size to play with!
7. Barbie Sisters Cruise Ship
This was the one gift my 5 year old requested last year (after I had already bought her other gifts), and she still is asking for it. It has great reviews, and it folds up pretty small, which is a big bonus.
8. Our Generation 18" Non Poseable SADIE Doll
My 5 year old has finally succumbed to the American Girl catalog, and asked for her own doll that looks like her this year. We almost bought her a Kit doll, but decided to wait one more year, and test out the waters with an Our Generation doll. Target has lots of hair/eye color combinations to choose from, and most of them are only $20, and the outfits start at $13. MUCH more economical, but still pretty similar to American Girl.
9. Calico Critters Hopscotch Rabbit Family
We don't need another set of little people/animals for the girls to play with, but if we did, I would totally start buying them Calico Critters. Oh my, they are so sweet and innocent. I used to beg for these when I was younger.
10. Melissa & Doug Sweet Treat Tower
My girls got this for Christmas last year, and it gets played with ALL THE TIME. The "frosting" velcros on so they can switch around the toppings. A must have for tea parties!
11. Fisher Price Loving FamilyTM Grand Dollhouse Super Set (Caucasian Family)
We debated back and forth between this dollhouse and a larger-scale wooden one. We decided on this one, considering my daughter's fondness for mini-dolls. It gets played with a lot, and I like that it folds up and still fits in her closet.