The Best Gifts for Kids in the Hospital – 2019

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Staying in the hospital can be no fun. As adults, we know and dread this, so imagine how kids feel when they find themselves confined to a sterile room. Skip the boring gift shop on your next visit, and find something they’ll really love and might help them pass the time:

  1. Stinky Pig
  2. Home Decorator Pillowcase
  3. Talking Microscope
  4. Demolition Lab
  5. Jellyfish Tank
  6. Puzzle & Perplex
  7. Magic Hat
  8. Wall Climbing Car
  9. Story Cubes
  10. Smart 3D Pen

1Stinky Pig, $12.99$12.99

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Here’s a fun gift you can play with in the hospital that any kid will remember. Why? Because it’s all about farts. Squeeze the pig so he starts humming, then pass him along. The person who’s holding him when he inevitably releases his load of effluvium is obviously the loser. Great fun for when visitors come by, and no kid can resist a good load of farts!

2Home Decorator Pillowcase, $19.95$19.95

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If your young hospital visitor needs something easy and creative, you can go wrong with this pillowcase. Just color it in with the included pens, and you have a home decorator’s masterpiece before you. Wash it out, then start again. A great way to keep a hospitalized kid busy, and help remind them of home.

3Talking Microscope, $49.99$49.99

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Even on a hospital stay, kids are so often intrigued by all of the fascinating medical and scientific equipment around them. Give them their own that they’ll play with for hours with this talking microscope. It includes 20 prepared insect slides, and features the comforting voice of Bindi Irwin, who chimes in with a little science with the press of a button. Let them know that science is fascinating and nothing to be scared of!

4Demolition Lab, $39.99$39.99

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No doubt if they’ve been stuck in a sterile hospital room, they might be able to go for a little destruction and chaos. Bring them that destruction and chaos with the Demolition Lab, a 102 piece warehouse building set, with demolition machine included. Set ’em up and tear ’em down! A brilliant way to keep a bored mind occupied, and bored hands building.

5Jellyfish Tank – Color Changing Mood Light, $29.99$29.99

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White walls. White ceiling. Machines. Maybe a window. This is the standard decor of a hospital room, minus the knock-off Edward Hopper print. Give them a decorative gift that’s a little more fun and exciting. The jellyfish tank mood light features 2 ultra-realistic jellyfish that swim and wobble through the lamp, lit by 3 color changing LEDs. Help them get through this hospital stay with some mood lighting that will actually improve their mood.

6Puzzle & Perplex, $28.99$28.99

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Young hands, especially bored, staying-in-the-hospital hands need plenty to do to keep them stimulated and engaged. This box of sturdy metal brain teasers will help keep them busy for hours trying to unlock its secrets. Plus it’s great for development, both mental and physical, and solving a few of them—if they can—will provide them with a wonderful sense of accomplishment.

7Magic Hat, $29.99$29.99

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Young magicians on a lengthy hospital stay will need to practice their craft. The good news about the hospital is that there’s a ready-made audience. This all-in-one set features time-honored, classic tricks and illusions that are easy for young people to learn. And there’s an adorable, fuzzy bunny twist! If you’re stuck in a hospital, you might as well entertain doctors, nurses, and visitors alike.

8Wall Climbing Car, $39.99$39.99

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Let’s face it: If a kid is in the hospital, especially on an extended stay, there’s probably going to be some mental wall-climbing going on. Why not make the dream a reality with an actual wall climbing car? This remote operated racer works like a regular remote control car, but turn on the wall-climbing switch and it glides up any smooth surface with vacuum suction. Stop climbing those walls and let this cool RC car do it for you!

9Story Cubes, $12.99$12.99

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Less-than-exciting surroundings can cloud the mind of any writer. Keep their wit and words sharp with this set of 9 story cubes. Featuring 54 total images, these cubes can roll over 10 million combinations for storytelling inspiration. Roll as few or as many as you want, then make up a story based on the pictures. A perfect stimulant for keeping their minds fresh during their hospital stay.

10Smart 3D Pen, $49.99$49.99

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Like a holy relic for bored artists, this pen is a wonder of modern technology that creates 3D art out of thin air. This essentials set features everything they could need to draw their own 3D art into life, with plenty of instructions and inspiration in the included book. No paper required! If your hospitalized artist needs just a bit more, check out the Super Mega set here.

As the father of a daughter who, as a tiny tot, had to have a couple of long hospital stays, I know there’s no better way to quell the boredom than with great gifts. At Wicked Uncle, we specialize in finding great gifts that can keep even the most bored kid entertained in the hospital. If you need more great gift ideas, click here.

Then, try out this jokes on your doctor:

Q: Why did the banana go to the doctor’s office? A: Because he wasn’t peeling well.

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