My daughter is extremely lucky. She is an only child for quite a few adults – the only grandchild on both sides, an only niece. We also happen to be the only couple with a child among our closest friends, and she also got a present from her closest friend (this is the one that she chose to open first). Even our elderly next door neighbors gave her a present. Not surprisingly, on Christmas morning our living room looked like a half of a toy store moved in. Interestingly, by the way, Anna didn’t ask Santa for anything specific. She actually said, I want no presents from Santa. I only want presents from you guys. Still, Santa brought her a Good Luck Care Bear and a Care Bear puzzle. The rest of her presents were from friends and family, and the one that we are all most excited about is Baufix Starter Set. As you might have noticed, we love high-quality German toys here even though they are expensive. I’d rather have fewer good toys that can grow with my child than masses of plastic stuff floating around. I have first seen Baufix during our first visit to Germany with our daughter; she was 20 months then, and I was determined that one day she will get one. It’s a great wooden construction set with many possibilities for building specific things (a car, a helicopter, a locomotive, etc.) or for open-ended play of learning how to keep two pieces together for younger children like my daughter. It’s targeted to children 3-6, and I doubt that any 3 year old will be able to actually build a working model despite very detailed and clear instructions in accompanying booklet. They will, however, have hours of fun playing with their older siblings or parents or just experimenting with a screwdriver and a wrench. The good part is that a completed model can be used by itself as a stand-alone toy for a while until your child is ready to disassemble it and to build something else. My only warning is that the set might not be suitable for closely spaced children, since it doesn’t lend itself well to cooperative play. You can only build one model at a time, and there is one screwdriver and two wrenches included. Obviously, it’s also not meant for children under 3, since small screws can become a choking hazard.