Last weekend we went through some of her old clothes together. We gave away some to our friends, and some other are going to the orphanage. We are doing the same to her toys too.
I try to make sure we involve her in the process so that at some level, she understands that blessed are those who give and those who recieve. We will have to go through that exercise when she comes back home from Christmas because I am sure she will come back loaded with bounty.
My personal preference tends to be favour lovely natural wood or cloth toys (even matches the furniture!)and although we do have some plastic toys which are creative and gender-neutral such as building toys or water play toys.
I cannot wait for her to play with this hydrogen powered beauty (Christmas 2012?).