There is an awesome Noah's Ark by Maxim Wooden Toys (it's something that will last forever) My daughter has their Tumble Tree Timbers set and the ark and they keep her busy. A doll stroller and a play kitchen are good ideas too! Good luck n happy holidays!
Play food has always been a hit with my girls. The Melissa & Doug pizza and ice cream sets are great. Also play tents and dress up clothes. We have the LF picnic basket too and it's a favorite. Also tea sets.
A baby doll and pretend play stuff for it (feeding it, putting it to bed, etc) is great too. The Baby Alive dolls as especially cute but my 2 yr old daughter will play with the cheaper dolls too. Not the 'my first doll' little ones though.