Gifts to Buy from the Donation Wish List

Infants and Toddlers (Area of HIGH NEED)

  • Musical Mobile (need to be washable without cloth pieces)
  • Musical/light up toys
  • Board books
  • Crib mirrors
  • Boppy pillows
  • 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, & cars)
  • Play tools
  • Toy musical instruments
  • Washable baby dolls (no cloth)
  • Pop up books
  • Light up/musical toys
  • Play-Doh and kinetic sand
  • Play-Doh kits
  • Bubbles
  • Transportation tracks (cars/trains)
  • Simple games; Memory, Candy Land, Chutes & Ladders
  • Wooden puzzles (peg & latch)
  • Kinetic Sand

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 jewelry kits, ink stamp kits, wooden item kits
  • Matchbox cars/trucks
  • Toy dinosaurs, insects, animals
  • Non-violent action figures
  • Dolls & doll clothes
  • 24+ piece puzzles

Teens (area of HIGH NEED)

  • Games; Checkers, Adult Headbands, Scattegories, 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 Fingernail Polish/nail polish removal
  • Teen reading books
  • Playing cards
  • Teen Dvds
  • Gift Cards (Amazon, Target, Walmart, etc)
  • Word search, Mad Libs, crossword puzzles, and Sudoku books
  • Magazines of teen interest

Washable Games

For multiple patients to use and enjoy: 

  • 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

  • Blank CDs
  • CD Players or MP3 Players
  • Recent release DVDs (rated G, PG, or PG13)
  • Small electronic keyboards
  • Flash drives

Books and Magazines

Donations of new children’s books and family oriented magazines are welcome. We especially need: I Spy books, board books, new coloring books, new crossword and word search books.

The following types of materials are NOT acceptable: encyclopedias, textbooks, news magazines over a year old, books or magazines with adult themes, religious themes, violent themes, or scary characters.

Let Us Do the Shopping

You can let us do the shopping by making a contribution to:

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation
P.O. Box 16810
Columbus, OH 43216-6810

If you would like us to purchase items from the Wish List, please indicate that your donation is for the Child Life Fund.

Donation Drop-Off Instructions

All 2020 holiday donations will require a scheduled appointment.

For donations in November and December, check the Wish List page for scheduling and drop-off details.

Please contact us at (614) 722-3635 if you have any questions about donations.

Nationwide Children's Hospital is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. (EIN: 31-1036370).