Amazon Gold Box (expires tomorrow): Plan Toys Miracle Pounding toy
Plan Toys last forever. And this pounding toy will be a favorite for a loooong, long time, and will then become a favorite of whoever gets it as a hand-me-down (and so on, and so on). My son was a pounder, and I had to listen to the sharp sound of a plastic mallet hitting plastic balls for MONTHS. Wood is a much more forgiving material, both for the kid and for the parents.
This Miracle Pounding toy is in the Amazon Gold Box today for 20% off ($28.16). Perfect gift for a kid's first birthday. Price good till tomorrow, or until Amazon runs out (they keep a limited number on hand for Gold Box deals).