Money Well Spent on a 3 Year Old Girl. Christmas 2010.

A Listmania! list by Tazzy Sunshine "tazzysun" (Mesa, AZ- ASU Campus East)
The list author says: "I have four kids, so every dollar counts during the holidays. I put a lot of thought into every purchase. My brood doesn't get too much "out of the blue" or "just because" during the rest of the year. And 3 of them sharing the same birthday week is a missed opportunity to splurge a little. We're not rich. For Christmas, each girl gets 8-12 gifts, depending on the year. Usually, like this year, around 10 each. I leave the bigger ticket items for the doting grandparents and, in our case, aunt. I focus on quantity (40 or more wrapped gifts looks overwhelming under the tree), but quality. I aim to spend only $10 per gift. Sometimes I will spend up to $15. I will rarely spend $20,and NEVER more. If the prices here don't reflect that, then they have changed.
This is what Santa is bringing my 3 yr old daughter this year, though most of the items are doable for a boy. She is still my fave to shop for and, after a long year, I'm ready for new play things as well!"
Toysmith Monster Feet Novelty Toy
1.  Toysmith Monster Feet Novelty Toy by Toysmith
The list author says:
  "An old school "nursery school" favorite. What little kid wouldn't love clomping around in these?? I paid less than $10 for these though. Prices do get unpredictable on Amazon during the holidays."
$9.53   Used & New from: $7.36
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews)

VTech Tote and Go Laptop Pink - 2010 Version
2.  VTech Tote and Go Laptop Pink - 2010 Version by VTech
The list author says:
  "I'm a fan of most things Vtech. You cannot believe the bang you are getting for your buck with this one. Incidentally, this comes in your more traditional colors as well, but in true Amazon fashion, for 5-6 dollars more. Who knows why."
$35.49   Used & New from: $7.74
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)

Melissa & Doug Woodland Princess Jigsaw - 24 Piece
3.  Melissa & Doug Woodland Princess Jigsaw - 24 Piece by Melissa & Doug
The list author says:
  "Summer has always loved puzzles. I keep them well organized on a low shelf and she still pulls them out regularly, even though she has long outgrown most of them. At 24 pieces, this should keep her amused for a while, and we all know how stimulating puzzles are for the brain. :-)"
$9.99   Used & New from: $6.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Magnetic Pattern Blocks Set
4.  Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Magnetic Pattern Blocks Set by Melissa & Doug
The list author says:
  "The name says it all. Everything you want for a 3 yr old. I also chose it for it's value but I see it has nearly doubled in price!"
$16.99   Used & New from: $13.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

LeapFrog Fridge Talk Magnetic Wordplay Recorder
5.  LeapFrog Fridge Talk Magnetic Wordplay Recorder by LeapFrog
The list author says:
  "Moms who cook nearly every night know how awesome fridge magnet toys are. Last year, Summer got the Phonics one, which she is still enjoying and growing into. This one is cool because they can record, and play back, "themselves". But, I paid $9.99. I'm seeing a pattern here. Shop early!!"
$49.99   Used & New from: $13.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Disney Princess  Playard
6.  Disney Princess Playard by Disney
The list author says:
  "I bought a similar setup for less money that is no longer available. The youngest of four sisters sometimes likes to get her girl on. Shocker."
Out of stock
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Melissa & Doug Sticker Collection - Pink
7.  Melissa & Doug Sticker Collection - Pink by Melissa & Doug
The list author says:
  "They're pink. They're stickers. There's 700 of them."
$4.99   Used & New from: $1.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)

LeapFrog Scribble and Write
8.  LeapFrog Scribble and Write by LeapFrog
The list author says:
  "This is perfect for the child who is just beginning to get the concept of tracing and writing letters. Again, has gotten a bit pricier. But still worth it."
$28.99   Used & New from: $10.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (957 customer reviews)

My First Sticky Mosaics® Pretty Things
9.  My First Sticky Mosaics® Pretty Things by The Orb Factory
The list author says:
  "My almost 9 year old is into this kind of stuff now, so Summer has her own younger version to do alongside her sister. It's a looooong winter break here in AZ. But I'd never pay more than $8."
$9.99   Used & New from: $4.94
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

Disney Princess Royal Bath Beauty Ariel Doll
10.  Disney Princess Royal Bath Beauty Ariel Doll by Mattel
The list author says:
  "This made it under the tree because she specifically asked for it. But I found it tonight for half off in my local supermarket!"
$23.68
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Disney Princess 2 Princesses Logo Bandz-2nd Version
11.  Disney Princess 2 Princesses Logo Bandz-2nd Version by Forever Collectibles
The list author says:
  "A stocking stuffer. This trend is pretty much over, but she doesn't know it. She'll be happy to have her own!"
$2.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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