What to do about valuable gift of collectible doll received as birthday present from family friend?
The gift is a collectible doll that we've learned could be worth $200 or more. The person who gave it to our daughter is a family friend we've known for about 7 years. She's married, with 2 children, and isn't poor but isn't rich either. Though we don't see them often, we have a great relationship with her family. However, she and her husband aren't the 'God parents' to our daughter. So I feel a little uncomfortable accepting such a valuable gift, and our daughter is having a hard time understanding or accepting that she can't take it out of the box and play with it like her other dolls.
At first, I wondered if it was a knock-off (which would make me feel better about the gift and would change the no-play policy). However, it's authentic: she got it at a private school auction fundraiser. While likely bought at a steal of a price, I still suspect she spent far more than our group of friends typically spends on each others' children.
I sent a gushing Thank You note (and thanked in person), but wonder if I should do more? What do you suggest? I'm not in a position to reciprocate by spending hundreds of dollars on her children, but am considering selling the doll, giving half of the money to my daughter and half to our friend. Would that be rude? How else could we handle this?