Send a gift

We are always delighted to receive gifts in kind for our children, but sometimes we can't accept what you send us due to concerns about infection and restrictive storage space.

To help you, we've compiled a list of what our kids love receiving and what we can't use.

What our kids love

  • board games (for example Connect 4 and Frustration)
  • computer games (Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, Xbox)
  • arts and crafts (for example paints and Playdough)
  • modelling kits
  • jigsaws
  • kits for girls (for example jewellery making kits and nail art)

What our babies love

Stimulating new toys including:

  • mobiles and musical mobiles
  • kaleidoscopes
  • toys to stimulate the senses
  • musical toys

What we can't use

  • used toys
  • over-sized soft toys
  • large mechanical or motorised toys
  • used clothing
  • second-hand books
  • used magazines


  • Don't forget the age group you're donating to is 0-18 years (teenagers are often forgotten).
  • Kids love anything to do with Harry Potter, Winnie the Pooh, Walt Disney, Moshi Monsters and In the Night Garden.
  • If you donate chocolate, make sure the ingredients are on the packet as we have to be careful with allergies.
  • Please do not wrap the gifts. This will enable us to match your gift to an appropriate patient.
  • Unfortunately we are unable to pay for the cost of collecting your gifts and delivering them to the hospital. 

Where to send your gifts

Fundraising Department
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity
40 Bernard Street