My son has that alphabet train also. He loves his too.
I like the educational gifts also, those and the ones that are going to last for a while, you know toys that will be played with for a long time rather than looked at once or twice, lay in the toy box for 6 months and then go into the yard sale pile next time I decide to clear out for new things. Right now my son is 15 months old and he is really into toy tools, especially the ones that make noise. Also he got a toy kitchen about a month ago that he has played with almost non-stop. Also my son has a battery powered 4-wheeler that he rides around a lot.
If you are looking for a cheaper gift, the color-wonder markers and paper are fun. They can color as much as they want without you having the fear that it is going to get on the couch, or on the walls or all over the child.
at 11:05 AM on Jun. 24, 2010