Freya sent us an email: "My daughter is three and has started preschool. She is now being invited to birthday parties ALL THE TIME. Is there a standard every-kid-loves-this gift you recommend that won't break the bank and will be easy to buy?"
(Note: Include a pic of your problem and your question gets posted first. Email questions and pics with QUESTIONS in subject line nursery(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com) Link To All Good QuestionsAs the parent of a 3-year-old also, I can certainly empathize! For us, our standard was always a nice book. You can usually buy one or two for under $15 -- and who doesn't like books? Our favorite is , and of course, the Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever and A Treasury of Curious George. Our favorites are And to make the gift a bit more personal, we always make sure that our son "designs" the birthday card for the celebrate. You'd be surprised how a little glue and construction paper can go a long way. Any other gift recommendations for Freya? Photo via Tony Romas.