Wish List Gifts to Buy :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Gifts to Buy

Infants and Toddlers (area of HIGH NEED)

  • Musical mobiles (need to be washable without cloth pieces)
  • Musical/light up toys
  • Board books
  • Crib mirrors
  • Stacking toys
  • Shape sorters
  • Rattles
  • Teethers
  • Textured blocks or balls
  • Plastic links
  • Exersaucers, swings, infant seats

Preschool Age

  • Crayola crayons and coloring books
  • Toy medical kits (Fisher Price)
  • Kitchen play items; cash registers, play food, dishes
  • Little Tikes & Fisher price action structures and parts (people, animals and cars)
  • Play tools
  • Toy musical instruments
  • Washable baby dolls (no cloth)
  • Pop-up books
  • Light up/musical toys
  • Play-Doh
  • Play-Doh kits
  • Bubbles
  • Transportation tracks (cars/trains)
  • Simple games; Memory, Candy Land, Chutes & Ladders
  • Wooden puzzles (peg & latch)

School Age

  • Games;  Headbands, Operation, Connect Four, Sorry, Trouble, Life, Guess Who, Jenga.
  • Cards; Uno, Skip-Bo, Phase Ten, playing cards
  • Lego sets
  • Craft kits; Painting kits, beading kits, hemp jewelery kits, ink stamp kits, wooden item kits
  • Matchbox cars/trucks
  • Toy dinosaurs, insects animals
  • Non-violent action figures
  • Dolls and doll clothes
  • 60-100 piece puzzles

Teens (area of HIGH NEED)

  • Games; Checkers, Adult headbands, Scattergories, trivia games.
  • sketch pads, drawing pencils, colored pencils
  • Craft kits; Latch hook with hook, bead/string kits, fabric painting, wooden items
  • Model kits (cars, planes, boats)
  • Journals (no spiral)
  • New finger nail polish/nail polish remover
  • CD players or MP3 players
  • Hand Held electronic games (20 Questions, etc.)
  • Teen reading books
  • Wii/Xbox games
  • Playing cards
  • Teen DVD's
  • Gift cards (Amaxon, Target, iTunes, Walmart,etc.)
  • Word search, mad libs, crossword puzzles and Sudoko books

Washable Games

  • Guess Who
  • Kerplunk
  • Tip It
  • Trouble
  • Up Words
  • Yahtzee
  • Catch Phrase
  • Simon
  • 20 Questions
  • Pefection
  • Battleship
  • Bop It
  • Connect 4
  • Scrabble
  • Blokus
  • Master Mind
  • Fishing
  • Dominos

Audio/Visual Items and Game Systems

  • Blank CDs
  • CD Players or MP3 Players
  • Recent release DVDs (rated G, PG, or PG13)
  • CDs appropriate for children and youth
  • Small electronic keyboards
  • iTunes gift cards
  • Play Station II systems and games*
  • Wii Systems and games*

* Games must be rated for all ages and be non-violent

Arts and Crafts Supplies

  • Glitter glue
  • Glue sticks
  • Safety scissors
  • Acrylic paint
  • Feathers
  • Construction paper
  • Finger paint paper
  • Sculpy or Fimo
  • Pom poms
  • Gel pens
  • Crayola Model Magic
  • Glue dots
  • Coloring posters
  • Glitter glue pens
  • Colored pencils
  • Scratch Magic Scratch Art sheets
  • Tacky glue
  • Stickers
  • Fancy edging scissors
  • Buttons
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Crepe paper
  • Glitter
  • Beads
  • Paint brushes
  • Shaving cream
  • Crayons
  • Paint with water books
  • Craft kits from Oriental Trading
  • Washable markers
  • Elmer's 3D paint pens

Additional Gift Ideas

Large Toys

  • Little Tikes Explorer Wagons (blue, tan and red - no other wagon styles are used in the hospital)

Books and Magazines

  • Donations of new and gently used children’s books and family-oriented magazines are welcome.
  • We especially need: I Spy books, board books, new coloring books, crossword and word search books.
  • The following types of materials are NOT acceptable: Encyclopedia, textbooks, news magazines over a year old, books or magazines with adult themes, religious themes, violent themes, or scary characters.

Other Gift Ideas

You may want to consider Gift Cards for patients and families from any of the following corporations that support Nationwide Children's Hospital:

  • Amazon
  • Big Lots
  • Giant Eagle
  • Kohl's
  • Kroger
  • Macy's
  • Meijer
  • Schottenstein Stores
  • Speedway
  • Walmart
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000