Musical mobiles (especially need washable mobiles without cloth parts)
Light up toys
Soft vinyl books and board books
Crib mirrors and toy links
Stacking and nesting toys
See and Says
Lullaby and soft music tapes and/or CDs
Rattles and teethers
Exersaucers, swings, infant seats
Cause and effect toys
Crayons and coloring books
Toy medical kits
Toy cash registers
Play food and dishes
Washable (not cloth) baby dolls
Toy musical instruments
Light up and musical toys
Play Doh and accessories
Construction toys like: Bristle Blocks, Duplo, wooden blocks, etc.
Simple games such as: Memory, color and number games
Little Tike and Fisher-Price action structures (house, farm, garage) and accessories like: people, animals, cars, planes, and furniture
Puzzles with knobs
All sorts of games like: Clue, Clue Jr., Monopoly Jr., Yahtzee, Yahtzee Jr., Connect 4, Uno, Guess Who, Trouble, Sorry, Apples to Apples, etc.
Craft kits like: posters to color, beads, bead and hemp jewelry kits, ink stamp kits, stickers, paint kits, wood kits, etc.
Matchbox cars and trucks
Toy dinosaurs, insects animals
Non-violent action figures
Building sets - Lego, Bionicle, etc.
Dolls and doll clothes
60 and 100 piece puzzles
Teens (area of HIGH NEED)
Games for young adults like: Monopoly, Scrabble, Battleship, Life, checkers, chess, Scattegories, etc.
Craft kits such as: latch hook, stitching, bead kits, leather craft, fabric painting, posters to color, etc.
Model kits (cars, planes, boats)
Journals and scrapbooks (blank) and materials
Lotion and bath gel sets
New fingernail polish
Walkman type radios, CD players or MP3 players
Hand Held electronic games (20 Questions, etc.)
Attractive spiral bound notebooks
Gift cards for iTunes, common stores, movies, book stores and clothing
Word search, crossword puzzle, Suduko books
Audio/Visual Items and Game Systems
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
Finger paint paper
Sculpy or Fimo
Crayola Model Magic
Glitter glue pens
Scratch Magic Scratch Art sheets
Fancy edging scissors
Paint with water books
Craft kits from Oriental Trading
Elmer's 3D paint pens
Additional Gift Ideas
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: