Holiday Wish List

#1 Greatest Need: Gifts for Teens, Young Adults, and Adult Caregivers

Deadline for Holiday Donations is December 14th

Gifts for Parents and Caregivers

  • Women’s beauty gift sets
  • Adult coloring books & colored pencils
  • Men’s grooming products and kits
  • Pajama pants (Adult Sizes) and bath robes
  • Scarves, mittens, socks and gloves
  • Purses and wallets
  • Watches and jewelry sets
  • Stationery and notepad sets
  • Journals/ 5 x 7 photo frames
  • Travel bags for toiletries
  • Tervis style plastic thermos

Gifts for Teens and Young Adults

  • Make-up and nail polish sets
  • Pajama pants, graphic t-shirts, and polo shirts
  • DVDs (family friendly)
  • Small hand-held electronics & ear buds
  • Sports-themed items (Jersey, hats, etc.)
  • Video gaming systems, games (rated for everyone) and controllers, accessories for PS4, & Xbox
  • One & Xbox Kinect
  • Crossover purses & jewelry
  • AXE body wash sets

Gifts for Children of All Ages

  • Craft kits
  • Card games
  • Baseball caps
  • Travel-size games & wireless sound speakers

Gift Cards

  • Target, Best Buy, Walmart, Old Navy, Gap, Sears,
    Bed, Bath & Beyond, Shell Gas, Toys R’ Us, McDonalds, VISA, MasterCard
  • Grocery stores: Giant Food Shopper’s Food Warehouse, & Harris Teeter ($25 and $50 denominations)
  • Metro transportation cards
  • International calling cards
  • Gift cards in smaller denominations ($10, $15, $25)

Questions? Contact The Children’s Inn Donation Department at 301-594-5364.

Donation Guidelines

The earlier you bring in your gift donations, the more families we are able to support during the holiday season.  Here are a few general guidelines and suggestions to keep in mind:

  • Please make sure all gift items are new and in their original packaging and not gift-wrapped.
  • We are no longer able to accept plush, stuffed toys due to the fragile health of our residents.
  • Our greatest needs on the wish list include gifts for teens, young adults and adult caregivers.
  • Shop at AmazonSmile and select The Children’s Inn as your charity of choice and Amazon will donate a portion of all your purchases.
  • Donations may be dropped off between the hours of 9:00am and 8:00pm, 7 days a week. For directions on how to enter the NIH campus, please visit: nih.gov/visitorsecurity.htm.  The Children’s Inn has complimentary parking available in front of our building.
  • The Children’s Inn address is: 7 West Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814-1509.
  • We kindly ask that you have your donations to us by December 14, 2016.
  • If you have any questions, please be sure to contact our community outreach department at:

We are very grateful for the kind and generous donations that we receive from our community friends during the holiday season.  Thank you for your support!