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

Gifts to Buy

Infants and Toddlers (area of HIGH NEED)

  • Musical mobiles (especially need washable mobiles without cloth parts)
  • Musical toys
  • 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
  • Busy boxes
  • Rattles and teethers
  • Exersaucers, swings, infant seats
  • Plastic links
  • Cause and effect toys

Preschool Age

  • Crayons and coloring books
  • Toy medical kits
  • Toy cash registers
  • Play food and dishes
  • Play tools
  • Washable (not cloth) baby dolls
  • Toy musical instruments
  • Wooden puzzles
  • Pop-up books
  • Magnadoodles
  • 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

School Age

  • All sorts of games like: Clue, Clue Jr., Monopoly Jr., Yahtzee, Yahtzee Jr., Connect 4, Uno, Guess Who, Trouble, Sorry, Apples to Apples, etc.
  • Bubbles
  • Travel games
  • 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
  • Walkie talkies
  • 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
  • Disposable cameras
  • Lotion and bath gel sets
  • New fingernail polish
  • Walkman type radios, CD players or MP3 players
  • Hand Held electronic games (20 Questions, etc.)
  • Stationery sets
  • Attractive spiral bound notebooks
  • Playing cards
  • Gift cards for iTunes, common stores, movies, book stores and clothing
  • Word search, crossword puzzle, Suduko 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:

  • 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