On the Minneapolis campus

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Gift shops

Whether you are looking for a card or gift for a patient or just need to pick up a few essentials for your stay, there two options on our campus. If you’re not at the hospital, you can send a gift to a patient by calling our Storybook Gift Shop at 612-813-6855.

Storybook Gift Shop

Storybook Gift Shop provides gift items for patient families, visitors and staff of Children’s Minnesota. 100% of the proceeds generated at Storybook Gift Shop directly support the mission of Children’s Minnesota.


Minneapolis campus, in the skyway leading to the Blue Parking Ramp

Gift shop hours

Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: closed
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Balloons — Mylar balloons in two sizes in a variety of shapes: character favorites, colorful animals and messages for all ages and occasions
  • Plush toys — Loveable teddy bears, cats, dogs, jungle animals, PBS licensed characters, baby plush and musical toys
  • Games and toys —Toys for kids of all ages, including cars and trucks, dolls, crafts, puzzles, card games, board games, art kits and seasonal toys
  • Books — A wide selection of gift books as well as fiction and activity books
  • Gift items —Seasonal gifts, jewelry and fashion accessories, lotions, picture frames, etc.
  • Essentials — Candy and snacks, greeting cards, postage stamps, note cards, journals, reading glasses, lanyards, etc.

Send a gift

To send a gift, please call us at 612-813-6855 during shop hours. Our volunteers will be happy to help you find the perfect gift for that special patient or family member. We offer same-day, free delivery to any room at Children’s – Minneapolis campus. Complimentary gift-wrapping is included. We accept Visa and MasterCard.


From prescriptions and other health-related products to a cup of coffee and muffin on the go, the Marketplace at Children’s offers one-stop convenience for patients, families and staff to get what they need.

Location and phone number

Located on the second floor in Children’s Specialty Center
Marketplace Phone: 612-813-7444

Marketplace hours

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m.to 8 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.

The Marketplace also sells low-cost bike helmets on a seasonal basis, available to any member of our community. Call 612-813-7444 for more information.

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