Holiday In-Kind Wish List

Thank you for your support this holiday season. By donating these materials to Children’s Minnesota, you are giving patients the opportunity to play and have fun while they are in the hospital. Please completely fill out our donation form and bring it with you when you drop off your donation.

The Family Resource Center is always in need of individually-packaged/single-serve treats for patient family snack breaks. View a list of our most needed snack items.

Want to donate an item from our in-kind wish list but don’t have time to shop? Purchase items from our online Giving Store and make the same impact without leaving your home!

NOTE: Because of allergy and immunity concerns among patients, Children’s is only able to accept new items with the tags still attached and cannot accept used clothing, toys or blankets. We are also unable to accept sports equipment, bikes, skateboards, scooters and toy weapons.

Toddler Toys

  • Rattles by Bright Stars, Baby Einstein, Sassy or Manhattan Toys
  • OGO Sport Bolli
  • Infant O-balls and rattles
  • Fisher Price Kick & Play piano
  • V-tech Musical Rhymes book
  • Sassy Wonder Wheel Activity Center

Preschool Toys

  • Turn & Learn Driver by V-tech
  • Drop & Go Dumptruck by V-tech
  • Chunky cars and trucks
  • Fisher Price Farm Set or School Bus
  • Fisher Price People
  • Pop-up toys, light-up/sound toys
  • Sassy Wonder Wheel Activity Center
  • Rock-a-Stack
  • Baby’s First Blocks
  • MEIGO Magnetic Blocks (MEIGO only)
  • Play Doh and Play Doh Sets
  • Mega Blocks First Builders
  • Duplo and Lego Kits
  • Fisher Price Dr. Kits
  • Magna Doodle Toy
  • Puzzles
  • New Stuffed Animals – non-holiday


  • Melissa and Doug jigsaw puzzles (12 & 24 pieces)
  • Teen puzzles (500 – 1,000 pieces)


  • Sound Story Books
  • Board Books
  • Picture Books
  • Seek and Find Books
  • Pop-up Books
  • Sticker Books
  • Indestructibles Books


  • Washable Markers
  • Color Wonder Kits
  • All-in-One Art Kits for kids of all ages (boys and girls)
  • Fuzzy posters
  • Klutz Art Books
  • Colored Pencils


  • Board Games: Sorry, Hedbanz, Connect 4, Trouble, Jenga, Bananagrams, Cribbage, Monopoly, Sequence and Sequence for Kids and Yahtzee
  • Card Games: Apples to Apples, Memory, Spot-it, Uno, and Skip-bo
  • Electronics: Utopia 360 Virtual Reality 3D Headset by ReTrak

Gift Cards: $15.00 – $20.00

  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Amazon
  • iTunes

Music Therapy

  • Egg Shakers
  • Hohner Kazoos and Harmonicas
  • Blank CDs
  • Guitar Straps
  • Guitar Tuners

Clothes Closet

  • New and Gender Neutral T-shirts (2T to adult sizes)
  • New and Gender Neutral Sweatshirts (2T to adult sizes)
  • New and Gender Neutral Sweatpants (2T to adult sizes)

Items we cannot accept:

  • Sports Equipment
  • Bikes, Skateboards, scooters
  • Toy weapons – guns, sabers, etc.
  • Used or gently used items
  • Watch this video to learn more about what items we can and cannot accept