What non-electronic toys would you recommend for a 6-12 month old? Our LO will be 7 months at Christmas and family is starting to ask us for gift ideas.

So far, all of our toys have been gifted or handed down to us (activity gym, stuffed animals, finger puppets, o ball, rattles, etc.). I'm trying to avoid a ton of toy clutter, so I'd love to hear what play items your LO loved at that stage! (I'd also be curious to hear if they stood the test of time.)