Thank you for bringing holiday cheer to our pediatric patients! Our child life mission is to spread holiday cheer and spirit at Mass General for Children. We warmly open the doors of our annual toy store, inviting pediatric inpatients families to shop for their loved ones. Thank you for your kindness and support.

Donations will be accepted from December 9th-18th, during weekdays from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. Two evening hours will available on Monday, December 9th, and Friday, December 13th.

Gift Giving Guidelines

We welcome new & unwrapped toys for For suggested toys please refer to our wish list on our child life website, listed below Please contact Anne Pizzano if you are interested in making a donation On your donation day please be timely; if you are running behind kindly contact your assigned child life specialist

Please let us know the approximate size of your donation so we can plan accordingly. Your assigned child life specialist will meet you at Wang valet on your scheduled day.

Contact: Anne Pizzano, Child Life Manager:, 617-724-5839

Gift Cards:

  • Amazon ***most needed***
  • Michael’s (craft store)
  • Target
  • Star Market
  • Whole Foods
  • Starbucks
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • CVS
  • Stop & Shop
  • Best Buy
  • Forever 21
  • Abercrombie
  • Visa Gift Cards


  • Light up/musical/vibrating toys
  • Shape sorters, pop-up toys, and stacking toys

(geared to children 12 months-36 months)

  • Toddler car and truck toys
  • Rattles and Teethers
  • Baby Sound Machines
  • Board books
  • Wooden puzzles


  • Fisher-Price Little People/animals
  • Toy trains
  • Paw Patrol/PJ Masks Items
  • Toy Story Items
  • Frozen Items
  • Baby Dolls (plastic not cloth)
  • Megablocks
  • Doctor Kits
  • Barbies
  • Animal/Dinosaur Figurines
  • Pretend Household Items (Plastic Kitchen, Cleaning, etc.)


  • Legos (individual kits) *
  • Lego Base Plates
  • Lego Friends
  • LOL Dolls
  • Shopkins*
  • Power Rangers
  • MegaBots
  • Blind Bag Toys*


  • Teenage/Meditative coloring books
  • Fun Stress Balls
  • Friendship Bracelet “Floss”
  • Boondoggle/Gimp

Arts and Crafts:

  • Slime making kits
  • Play-Doh (4 or 6 pack) and “tools” for Play-Doh*
  • Ceramics to paint (for example: little figurines, jewelry boxes)
  • Wooden crafts to paint (cars, trains, animals, etc.)
  • Colored pencils/markers/crayons
  • Construction paper
  • Tempera Paint
  • Model Magic*
  • Paint brushes
  • White Canvases

Additional Items:

  • Nail Kits
  • Make-Up Kits
  • Lip Smackers
  • Boston Sports-related attire: hats, shirts, socks, etc.
  • Xbox One games
  • New England Aquarium passes (and IMAX)
  • Museum of Science passes
  • Children’s Museum passes
  • Movie passes: Showcase, Regal, and AMC cinemas
  • LegoLand Passes
  • Zoo Passes (Stone and Franklin Park)
  • Duck Tour Passes
  • Bowling Passes

*Denotes items that are a high need