Our niece and nephews are always hard to shop for because they just have so. much. stuff. But this year, I'm finding it even harder to shop for the 1 y.o. because he is a second child, and thus their household already has a fully outfitted playroom. I love buying books, but I'm sure they have plenty of those as well and I don't know which they do or don't already own.
BTW, for anyone looking for non-toy gifts for older kids, I think we're going to get these for the three 5 y.o.s in our life, as well as Shel Silverstein books.