I barely know the parents but we are obligated to go to the little girls birthday party because MIL is best friends with the baby's grandmother.
What would you get? I was thinking some books from bn up to $25
Books are always great, if you are looking for other ideas...
DD's favorites from her 1st Birthday are all available at Target for less than $20: (she loved them then, and still plays with all of them now)
Circo brand baby doll (for some reason I can't find it on Target's website)
Not available at target, but high quality play food
ETA: a 4th gift because the PP reminded me
A Little Bird and a Monkey Butt
Books are great, but it's hard to know what parents already have (a gift receipt solves this). DD loved The Going to Bed Book, the Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Are You My Mother at this age (and still does).
Leap Frog Chat and Count Phone (she loved this - kept her very entertained in the car) - at Target for $15
A couple of DS's favorites around that age were the Playskool Ball Popper and the FP Laugh and Learn Kitchen. Both are sold at Target