Our families travel from all over the world to participate in clinical trials at NIH. The holidays can be difficult being so far from home. You can help make this season extra special by providing gifts to our children and their families. Holiday gift donations will stock our Gingerbread Gift Shop, where our families can choose holiday gifts at no cost.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging donations to be mailed or shipped through Amazon and/or other retailers.


  • Ship gifts to The Children’s Inn Donation Department at 7 West Drive, Bethesda, MD 201814.
  • Gifts must arrive at The Inn by Monday, December 13.
  • Gifts must be brand new and in their original packaging. Please leave items unwrapped.
  • We are unable to accept stuffed animals, plush toys, and Play-Doh.
  • Monetary gifts are gratefully accepted. Please indicate “holiday wish list” in your memo.
  • You can also go to our Amazon Holiday Inn Wish List to purchase items for our families.
  • If you need to drop off gifts in person, please review our guidelines.
  • A downloadable PDF with our holiday wish list is also available on here.
  • Body wash sets & lotion
  • Yeti style mugs/bottles
  • Bath bombs/skincare face masks
  • Pajamas
  • Make-up & nail polish sets
  • Portable chargers & pop sockets
  • Toiletry bags
  • Pajamas
  • 2022 planners and journals
  • Beauty gift sets
  • Adult coloring books
  • Men’s grooming products/kits
  • Wallets/clutches
  • Sudoku, word searches, crossword puzzles
  • Toiletry bags
  • Yeti style mugs/bottles
  • Slippers/socks/fuzzy socks
  • Pajamas
  • Card games
  • Headphones
  • Wireless speakers
  • Legos
  • Sports equipment
  • Amazon
  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • Target
  • Grub Hub/Door Dash
  • Ulta/Sephora
  • Giant/Harris Teeter

For questions, please reach out to Meghan Arbegast or call 301-827-6054.