Wish list of toys and items

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.

Amazon wish list

We have curated wish lists of items that help provide a comfortable and more enjoyable hospital stay for our patients and families.

NOTE: Because of allergy and immunity concerns among patients, Children’s Minnesota is only able to accept new items with the tags still attached. We are also unable to accept items that contain information identifying past or present patients including, but not limited to, patient’s first and last name, birth date, photo(s) and story or care experience.

Wish list items

  • Single-layer cotton sheets/blankets – no fleece (32 inches by 36 inches)
  • Standard size colored/patterned pillowcases
  • Fitted colored/patterned crib sheets (mattress size 22 x 34 x 3)
  • Long sleeve, snap-up, thin cotton sleepers, prefer with mitten cuff (preemie and newborn sizes)
  • Front-snap bodysuits (newborn size)
  • Lightweight cotton and muslin swaddle blankets
  • Flannel/cotton receiving blankets
  • Infant Baby Einstein toys
  • Infant rattles (Sassy and Bright Starts)
  • Infant O-balls
  • Ogo Sport Bolli – flexible teether balls

Please note: We cannot accept breast milk and unused formula, crocheted/knit blankets, crib bumpers or infant clothing with the following: zippers, fleece, t-shirts, sweatshirts, pants or snowsuits

  • No spill bubble tumblers
  • Toddler toys (light and sound, pop-up toys, stacking and sorting toys, Fisher Price, Playmobile, etc)
  • Preschool toys (play-sets with figures: Fisher Price Little People, Playmobile, Disney, etc)
  • Little Tikes animal flashlights
  • Paw Patrol
  • Mega Blocks First Builders
  • Fisher Price Dr. kits
  • New blankets (all ages)
  • Non-holiday stuffed animals
  • Play Doh and Play Doh tools
  • Puzzles (3–18 pieces)
  • Multicultural baby dolls
  • Games (Sorry, Memory, Headbanz, Connect 4, Trouble, Jenga, Cribbage, Sequence, Yahtzee, Apples to Apples, Guess Who and Monopoly)
  • Duplo kits and small lego sets
  • Hot wheels and remote control cars
  • Action figures (Superhero, Princess, Disney, Ninja Turtles, Star Wars)
  • Magna doodle toy
  • Magna-tiles
  • Jigsaw puzzles (24, 48 and 100 pieces)
  • Sound story books, sticker story books, pop-up books and “seek and find” books
  • Play-Doh and Play-Doh tools
  • Fleece blankets (minimum 52″ x 57″ long) bigger square blankets vs. skinny rectangle-towel sized blankets
  • Puzzle books (crossword, word find, sudoku)
  • Deck of playing cards, Uno, Skip-bo and Phase 10
  • Nail polish sets
  • Ear buds
  • Artist sketchbooks
  • Notebooks and composition books
  • $15 or $20 gift cards (Target, Walmart, Amazon, Apple Store, iTunes)
  • Fleece blankets (minimum 52″ x 57″)
  • Adult coloring books
  • Fine point markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Putty or slime
  • Mini Bluetooth speakers
  • Games (Jenga, Cribbage, Sequence, Yahtzee, Apples to Apples and Monopoly)
  • Play-doh and play-doh sets
  • Markers (regular and fine tip)
  • Crayola crayons
  • Crayola water colors
  • Crayola Wonders kits all-in-one art kits (for all ages as well as boys and girls)
  • Fuzzy posters
  • Klutz art books
  • Adult coloring books
  • Model Magic
  • Window markers
  • Egg shakers
  • Hohner kazoos and harmonicas
  • Blank CDs
  • Guitar straps
  • Guitar tuners
  • 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)
  • New underwear for 2T to adult, both male and female
  • New SD cards
  • Nintendo Switches
  • Nintendo Switch games (Teen and under)
  • Nintendo Switch Joy Con remotes
  • Nintendo Switch pro controllers
  • USB-C charging cords
  • Micro USB charging cords
  • Apple iPhone/iPad charging blocks
  • Current model iPad
  • Portable USB battery chargers
  • New release DVDs

Individually packaged/single-serve treats for patient family afternoon snack breaks including:

  • “100 calorie” mini cookie bags
  • Annie’s Bunny Snacks – any variety
  • Cheez-Its
  • Energy bars
  • Fruit cups
  • GoGo squeeZ Applesauce
  • GoGo squeeZ Yogurt
  • Goldfish
  • Granola bars
  • KIND bars
  • Pita chips
  • Popcorn – Angie’s, Pirate’s Booty, Skinny Pop, Smartfood, etc.
  • Pretzels
  • Ritz Bits
  • Sandwich crackers
  • Sun Chips
  • Teddy Grahams
  • Veggie straws
  • Wheat Thins

Please note: We cannot accept homemade treats.

Out of concern for the safety, immunity and allergies of many of our patients, Children’s Minnesota is only able to accept new items with the tags still attached.

We are unable to accept the following donations:

  • Used/previously played with toys, books, games or stuffed animals
  • Private collections of toys, books, games or stuffed animals that have never been played with but have been stored away
  • Items that include information that identify past or present patients including but not limited to patient’s first and last name, birth date, photo and story
  • Latex toys, games and balloons
  • Toys that resemble weapons (swords, Nerf guns, water guns, violent action figures, etc.)
  • Used medical equipment
  • Breast milk and unused formula
  • Donated hair for wigs
  • Crocheted/knit blankets
  • Infant clothing with the following: zippers, fleece, t-shirts, sweatshirts, pants or snowsuits
  • Crib bumpers
  • Wedding dresses for baptismal or burial gowns
  • Cards or art for patients
  • Homemade treats (cookies, cupcakes, bars, etc.)
  • Yoga, Zumba or other exercise classes
  • Flowers from weddings, funerals, or other outside events
  • Sports equipment, bikes, skateboards, scooters

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