Other than the usual toys from Toys R Us and Disney Channel/Nick Jr. Chanel cartoon toys which we have plenty off:
Lego Technic for older kids. Now they have architectural sets and some wicked vehicles. Meccano sets - Meccano Maccanoid Robot Anki overdrive racing track Lincoln Logs Science kits Snap Circuits Jr. Telescopes & Microscopes (these were not asked for but were a big hit) Green Toys (simple but well designed plastic toys)
My nice and nephew are now10 & 12 so they just want clothes, cell phone accessories, gift cards...boring.
@Yo, what did you go for in the end?! Did you join the hunt for Hatchimals, play it cool and safe with LEGO, or find something designery and innovative?!
We bought my nephew a Target exclusive Star Wars Nerf Blaster... it was huge... we had to build a box for it to put it on the plane home on it's own, luckily it made it in one piece!!! We've not seen him to give it to him yet, but he was keen to get a US exclusive product bought over to the UK, so hoping we get extra brownie points!