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UC Davis Children’s Hospital

UC Davis Children’s Hospital

Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department Wish List

two young smiling girls These are some suggestions of items that fair well in the hospital environment as well as serve as great gifts to help us celebrate special milestones and holidays that the children may experience while in the hospital. Please note that all items must be new due to infection control policies. Thank you for your consideration!

You can also order something from our wish list online to be delivered directly to UC Davis Children’s Hospital:

Click here for UC Davis Children's Hospital Child Life contact information.

Patient gift ideas

 Infants:  Toddlers:  Preschool:
  • Crib toys
  • Infant rattles
  • Fisher Price Laugh and Learn infant toys
  • Fisher Price Ocean Wonders infant toys
  • Baby Einstein infant toys
  • VTech Infant toys
  • Board books
  • Infant Lullaby CDs (Baby Einstein)
  • Fisher Price toddler toys
  • Baby Einstein toddler toys
  • Duplo/Meg Block sets
  • Fisher Price little people sets
  • Sesame Street Character items
  • Jumbo knob wooden puzzles
  • Musical Instruments
  • Playskool toddler brand toys
  • Duplo sets
  • Disney character items (Cars, Princess, Toy Story)
  • Baby dolls
  • Dress-up outfits
  • Geotracks
  • Thomas the Train items
  • Chuggington items
  • Melissa and Doug puzzles
  • Fisher-Price Imaginex items
  • Crayola Color Wonder sets
  • Play food and accessories
 School-age:  Teens:  
  • Lego sets (small and medium sizes)
  • Hot wheels tracks
  • Beyblades
  • Zhu Zhu pets
  • Animal Planet items
  • Star wars items
  • Hexbugs and habitats
  • Barbies
  • Polly Pockets
  • Squinkies
  • FurReal Friends
  • Littlest Pet Shop items
  • Pillow Pets
  • Transformers
  • Totally Me Craft sets
  • Remote control cars – Air hogs
  • Nerf basketball hoops
  • Nail polish/Nail care kits
  • Glass bead/ jewelry making sets
  • iPod docking stations
  • iPod shuffle
  • Popular sports team baseball caps/t-shirts
  • Magnetic Dart Boards
  • Pajama bottoms
  • Model cars
  • Teen CDs
  • Hand held electronic games (20 Questions, Bop-it, Simon, Catch Phrase)

Department needs:

These items will help support the Child Life and Creative Art Therapy department throughout the year while providing fun activities for hospitalized children.


  • Portable DVD players
  • Nintendo DS Lite Handheld Gaming System
  • Nintendo DS Games (nothing rated mature, please)
  • New release Wii games (nothing rated mature, please)
  • Nintendo Wii wireless controllers
  • New release Xbox 360 games (nothing rated mature, please)
  • Xbox 360 wireless controllers
  • New release DVDs (all genre and ratings - except R): Some specifics: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Letters to Juliette, Clash of the Titans and more
  • Classic and newer release Disney DVD's: Some specifics: Cars, Monsters Inc, Wall-e, Toy Story (1,2,3), Cinderella, Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Mulan, Pocahontas, Tarzan, Finding Nemo and more…
  • Air Hockey Table-Top Game
  • Apple iTouch
  • Apple iPad


  • Fisher Price Medical Play Kits
  • Hot Wheels/Matchbox brand cars
  • Playskool brand Playdough

Art Supplies:

  • Crayola Water Color sets
  • Water Color paper
  • Sketch books
  • Elmers Glue sticks
  • Beads
  • White Sculpey clay
  • Crayola felt tip markers
  • Canvas boards
  • Crayola colored pencils
  • Fiskars blunt-tip scissors
  • Crayola crayons (8,16,24 or more count)
  • 5x7 scrapbooks and photo books or Scrapbook sets
  • Felt coloring posters
  • Coloring books
  • Stickers


  • The First Years BPA Free GumDrop Infant Pacifier – 2 Pack
  • Chapstick
  • Bubbles
  • Nail Polish
  • Haircare products
  • Disposable cameras
  • Word search books, Sudoku, Crossword puzzles, etc
  • Colorful Non-latex band-aids
  • Magazine subscriptions sent directly to the hospital for kids and teens