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I'm a big fan of toys that promote open-ended exploration and play. Does she have the basics: blocks, stacking cups, stacking rings, a ball? For more open-ended play toys think those large pop beads, push and pull toys, and a ride-on toy. In the next year she'll also be getting old enough for Fisher Price Little People items.
If you are more of a light-up, noise toy kind of family there are lots of little "learning" toys that are shaped like cell phones, remotes, and laptops.
We requested blocks, she loves stacking the two that we have. And she has loved playing with the ones at her aunt's house.
We're just getting her two gifts, stacking cups and an small standing activity center. I think I spent under $40 on her all together.
If your daughter isn't walking yet, you could always get her a little bike push toy or walking aid. Our 11 month old loves the little scooter we got her, the walker they have at daycare, and the one her aunt has. She just walks all over the place with those. But then she also grabs chairs, step stools, rubbermaid bins, and laundry baskets and pushes those around too.