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Donating Christmas Presents to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Christmas donations 2021

For children and young people, the festive season is a particularly tough time to be in hospital.

At the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, we do all we can to bring the spirit of the season to all our patients and we are immensely grateful for the generosity shown to our patients each year.

The easiest way to donate presents is via our online gift website:

Simply purchase the gifts online and they will be sent to us at the hospital. Please order early to ensure delivery by Christmas.

If you are thinking of delivering presents to the hospital, please note our process has changed. Please follow these new guidelines below to ensure our COVID-19 precautions are maintained.

Safety and wrapping

Due to safety protocols, all presents must be brand new and unwrapped.

This allows us to assess suitability and ensures your present gets to the right patient.

See below for gift suggestions from our staff. As most of our patients are with us to recover, we ask that gifts can be used while in a hospital bed and that toys with small parts are avoided to reduce the risk of choking.

Please go to our general Gifts and Donations page to view our safety guidelines:

Drop-off process

Please book your delivery day and time in advance with our Marketing and Partnerships Coordinator.

Simply email Health.WCHNEvents@sa.gov.au or call (08) 8161 8348 during business hours noting the available drop off times below.

Drop-off times

  • Monday, 15 November – Wednesday, 15 December 2021
  • 9am – 4pm, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Drop-off location

WCH Loading Bay off Brougham Place (via King William Road) on the northern side of the hospital.

As there is no security screening, non-staff members are unable to access the hospital via this entry.

Christmas wish-list for adolescents

Did you know that 35% of our patients are over the age of 10? Gifts for these age groups are greatly appreciated and help make their Christmas more comfortable.

These items are always popular:

Technology

  • Bluetooth speakers and earphones/headphones
  • Remote control helicopters and cars
  • Mobile phone accessories
  • Game console vouchers, e.g. Xbox or PlayStation credits
  • Mini DVD players
  • LED strip lights

Experiences

  • Cinema tickets
  • Gift vouchers for teen and gaming stores

Clothing

  • Underwear in all sizing
  • Plain, comfortable clothing in teen sizing
  • Fun/colourful socks
  • Watches

Personal care

  • Cologne, perfume, deodorant packs
  • Nail polish, nail care kits
  • Toiletry packs – lip balms, body lotions, hand creams etc.
  • Good quality makeup, body washes, pamper packs
  • Infusers
  • Face masks
  • Affordable hair straighteners or styling tools
  • Hair accessories

Sport

  • Sport-themed gifts
  • Soccer balls, footballs, sporting equipment
  • Vortex
  • Beach towels

Games, toys and books

  • 3D puzzles
  • Puzzles, card games (UNO etc.)
  • Fidget toys
  • Board games
Christmas wish-list for babies and children

Thank you for thinking of the babies and children in our care. These items are excellent for Christmas gifts:

  • Art and craft supplies (sketch books, stationery kits, dream catchers, mosaic kits, water colour paints and brushes)
  • Baby toys – esp. light up/music, musical mats, baby books and blocks
  • Sensory toys
  • Popular TV character items eg. Bluey, Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig
  • LEGO for all ages
  • Superhero figurines
  • Playdough and Slime
  • AFL merchandise
  • Star Wars theme toys
  • Harry Potter theme toys
  • Squishy toys
  • Night lights/projectors
  • STEM kits
  • Bath toys
  • Toy and remote-control cars/trucks
  • Barbies
  • New books/ Board books
  • Card games (UNO Flip, Skip-Bo)
  • New board games
  • 3D and 2D Puzzles