Since I've felt the need to inflict my toy recommendations on you, I thought I'd share some other gift guides with you. These are a little late for most shoppers now, but... save the ideas for next year! Or birthdays!
FeMOMhist posted two gift guides: one for a Star Wars obsessed kid and one for ideas to fight the wall of pink.
The last link from FeMOMhist led me to A Might Girl's gift guide, which has many great ideas, including some that would be as suitable for boys as girls.
Such Small Steps has a guide to picture books. I can vouch for one item on her list- both of my girls like Olivia and the Fairy Princesses.
Happy holidays, everyone!