Gifts for Kids in Hospital – Best of 2024


We all know that staying in the hospital can be no fun. When kids are in hospital they need lots of extra things to do – having fun really does make time pass more quickly! It’s also great when children have some games to play with visitors, especially ones that will make everyone laugh and help keep the mood light and happy. Your bound to be their favorite visitor when you bring them something new to play with and there is nothing better than seeing their faces light up when they open a great gift! So skip the boring gift shop on your next visit, and find something they’ll really love.

Great Gifts for Kids in Hospital:

  1. Stinky Pig
  2. Butterfly Pillowcase – Doodle your own!
  3. Talking Microscope
  4. Gross Factopia – 400 Fun Foul Facts!
  5. Jellyfish Tank
  6. Fingerprint Kit – Be a Detective!
  7. iMagic – Virtual Reality Phone Magic
  8. Mini Tornado LED Stunt Car
  9. Story Cubes
  10. Glow Art – Neon Effect Drawing Board

1 Stinky Pig Game – Pass Him Quickly! ,  $16.99 $16.99

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Belly-laugh inducing

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!

2 Butterfly Pillowcase – Doodle your own! ,  $21.99 $21.99

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Let creativity bloom

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 nature lover’s masterpiece before you. Wash it out, then start again. A great way to keep a hospitalized kid busy and entertained!

3 Talking Microscope – with 20 Amazing Slides ,  $59.99 $59.99

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A closer look

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!

4 Gross Factopia – 400 Fun Foul Facts! ,  $16.99 $16.99

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Fun fact galore

No doubt if they’ve been stuck in a sterile hospital room, they might be able to go for a little something weird and gross. Bring them that weird and gross with this amusingly entertaining book packed with icky facts that are all linked. Follow the trail of 400 gross facts – who knows where your curiosity will take you!

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

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Mesmerizing lights

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.

6 Fingerprint Kit – Be a Detective! ,  $16.99 $16.99

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Get your detective hats

Young hands, especially bored, staying-in-the-hospital hands need plenty to do to keep them stimulated and engaged. Master how detectives identify suspects and record important clues found at the scene of a crime! Take fingerprints with the special ink pad and recording card, then dust for prints with the special dusting powder.

7 iMagic – Virtual Reality Phone Magic ,  $21.99 $21.99

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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. Perform amazing mind reading tricks, baffling 3D illusions and even virtual x-ray vision.  If you’re stuck in a hospital, you might as well entertain doctors, nurses, and visitors alike.

8 Mini Tornado LED Stunt Car – 360 Spins ,  $29.99 $29.99

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Zooming, spinning excitement

Grab the easy remote and watch this high speed 4” racer perform 360° flips, crazy spins and stunning tricks. Perform two-wheel stunts with a push of a button and even drive upside down, racing on both sides using anti-skid rubber tires for any terrain. With a rechargeable battery and a USB cable included, this tricky speedster guarantees thrills and spills.

9 Story Cubes – Hone Your Imagination!! ,  $19.99 $19.99

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Imaginative fun

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.

10 Glow Art – Neon Effect Drawing Board (Black) ,  $29.99 $29.99

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Amazing glowing pictures

Like a holy relic for bored artists, this drawing board creates glowing art out of thin air. This brilliant light up drawing board uses dozens of colored LEDs to create a glowing effect. Turn the frame on and watch the lights illuminate in 36 different ways and colors, transforming your picture with a bright neon glow. Fantastic effects – be inspired!

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 joke 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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