Okay, so my daughter isn't 1 until September... but I'm already excited about having an excuse to buy her presents. I'd like to get a few things that will last - both in terms of holding her interest as she gets older, and being useful for future children then to pass on to others. The things I'm considering at the moment are:
Skip Hop owl backpack
interesting bath toys
set of wooden blocks (she has some plastic ones at the moment)
an outdoor swing
musical instrument/toy (xylophone perhaps?)
a nice puppet
So... what did you get your child for their first birthday? What did others get? What were the best/longest lasting presents? What did your child love as a toddler? Etc...