Child Life Wish List

Child Life Wish List

Your donations make a child's day brighter! 

A few quick guidelines: 

  • Please make sure that all toys are new (because of infection control) and paints and glues are non-toxic.
  • Please do not donate play guns or war toys, latex balloons, scary action figures, candy, gum or other food.
  • New books in both English and Spanish are always needed.
  • Gift Cards are very useful and always appreciated. Smaller denominations.
  • The most requested items for each age group are in bold. Groups displayed as a link will link to a PDF for that group only.
  • Age groups that always seem to have the highest need for donations - Infants,Toddlers, and Adolescents

Of course, Phoenix Children's and the patients and families here, are appreciative of ALL donations throughout the year.

Gift Cards

Target, Walmart, Amazon, Starbucks, Dutch Bros., Dunkin’ Donuts, ColdStone Creamery, Chipotle, Pizza Hut Dominoes, Best Buy, Chick-Fil-A, Jersey Mike’s, H&M, Forever 21, Aeropostale, Old Navy, JC Penny’s, Justice, Tilly’s, Foot Locker, Finish Line, Kohl’s, Harkins Theaters, AMC Theaters, Subway, McDonald’s, Fry’s, Safeway, MasterCard/Visa, itune’s, Google Play, Bath & Body Works, Toys R Us, PlayStation Plus / XBOX LIVE – subscription, Walgreens


  • Wubba Nubs - pacifiers
  • Infant rattles / teething toys
  • Sound soothers
  • Musical and Light-up toys
  • Crib aquariums/Sound Machines
  • Infant Stimulation Toys (black, red, and white)
  • Infant Mirrors
  • Infant Kick and Play's/ Activity Gyms
  • Lula Vibe/vibrating stuffed animals


  • Little People
  • Mega blocks
  • Musical and Light-up toys
  • Pop-up toys
  • Musical/talking play phones
  • Books (touch & feel, pop-up, musical)
  • Paw Patrol
  • Bubbles
  • Shape Sorters and stacking toys
  • Vinyl Play/Tumbling Floor Mats (No larger than 5x5)
  • DVD Movies (Baby Einstein, Elmo, Mickey Mouse, Backyardigans)

Pre-School Age

  • Popular action figures (Superheroes, Transformers, DC Comic Heroes, Avengers, Marvel Comics, and Ninja Turtles etc.)
  • Lego buckets, Lego sets (small and large) and Lego people
  • Duplos
  • Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars and Tracks
  • DVD movies (newer releases, G and PG rated)
  • My Little Pony toys
  • Baby Dolls and Baby Doll accessories
  • Plastic cars and trucks
  • Magna Doodles
  • Plastic animals
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Dinosaurs
  • Bubbles
  • Books (interactive, musical, pop-up books, Spanish)
  • Playdoh and tools
  • Pretend Play (doctor kits, play food)

School Age

  • Lego sets (Star Wars, Transformers, Bionical's, sets 250+ pieces, etc.)
  • Legos
  • Action Figures (Superheroes: Spiderman, Batman, Superman, Avenger Characters)
  • Transformers
  • Black velvet fuzzy posters
  • DVD movies (newer releases, G and PG rated)
  • XBOX 360 and PS4 games
  • Craft/Art kits (snap model airplanes, model cars, etc.)
  • Sticker Books
  • Books (I Spy, chapter books, etc.)
  • Beading kits
  • Paint by number sets
  • Remote control cars
  • Playdoh and tools
  • Pillow Pets
  • Hello Kitty items
  • Hair accessories
  • Barbies and Barbie Accessories
  • American Girl Dolls
  • Pokémon figurines/cards
  • Kinetic Sand


  • iTunes  or Google Play gift cards
  • Gift cards in lower price ranges (See list)
  • DVD movies (newer releases, up to PG-13 rated)
  • Video games: XBox 1, PS4, XBox 360, Wii (Rated E +10 and below)
  • Playing and UNO cards
  • Bath gels, lotions, nail polish and remover
  • Diaries / Journals
  • Headphones / earbuds
  • Coloring pencils
  • Phone chargers - iPad - iphone - Android
  • Remote control cars and trucks
  • Craft/Art kits (beading, model airplanes/cars, etc.)
  • Portable DVD players
  • Teen coloring books
  • Mazes
  • Crossword / Sudoku Books
  • Gel Pens

Arts and Craft and Creative Items

  • Mod Podge
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Card Stock in assorted colors
  • Woodcrafts
  • Puffy Paint
  • Window Markers
  • Dot paints
  • Glue (tacky, glitter)
  • Boxes/Photo frames to decorate
  • Wooden frames
  • Beading items
  • Individual craft kits
  • Markers (dry-erase, washable, fabric, Sharpie, paint, crayons, etc.)
  • Googly eyes, rhinestones, sequin decorations, etc.
  • Sketch books and pencils
  • White and colored poster paper
  • Water color paper
  • Black fuzzy posters
  • Duct Tape Crafts
  • Lanyard Kits
  • Construction paper
  • Small scissors (Fiskars)

1 Darn Cool School

  • Gift cards (Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, Harkins, AMC)
  • School supplies (mechanical pencils, file pocket folders, spiral notebooks, drawing paper)
  •  Scientific calculators
  • Canvas frames for painting
  • GED and AIMS study guides
  • Hands-on learning activity kits
  • Backpacks
  • Teen books
  • Current popular novels
  • Magic tree house
  • Captain Underpants

Miscellaneous used throughout the year

  • iTunes  or Google Play gift cards
  • Gift cards (See list - in smaller denominations)
  • iPads
  • Beanie Babies
  • Canon photo paper
  • Stress/squeeze balls
  • Spinning light up globe toys (especially Disney)
  • Stickers
  • Playdoh
  • Hair supplies (detangler, hairbrushes, combs, etc.)
  • Nail Polish
  • Underwear / Socks (variety of sizes)
  • T-shirts (boys & girls teen - all sizes)
  • Basketball shorts
  • Yoga pants


  • UNO
  • Playing cards
  • Spot it
  • Sorry
  • Guess Who
  • Trouble
  • Headbands
  • Monopoly
  • Connect Four
  • Dominoes
  • Apples to Apples/Sour Apples
  • Who knew?
  • Scattagories
  • Battleship
  • Break the Ice
  • Life
  • Scrabble
  • Risk
  • Crazy 8
  • Bounce Off
  • Chess
  • Checkers
  • Phase 10
  • Pop the Pig


If you have questions about your donation, please contact Phoenix Children's at (602) 933-8697 (TOYS) or email

For our December Holiday Toy Drive - Guidelines, delivery dates and times, and dropoff location map - view our Holiday Toy Drive PDF

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