I'm a minimalist when it comes to DD's toys. I'd rather have a few quality toys that she loves than a million trendy items that clutter the house and she tends to ignore.
Next month DD is turning one, and I'd love to get some toys that she will play with frequently, will be things she uses for more than a couple months, and can be passed down to (or shared with) DS.
Right now we are getting her a musically accurate xylophone for her birthday. We'd like to get one or two other items. What have you found to be great, quality toys for your LOs? We'd love some ideas.