Holiday Shoppe Wish List

Holiday Shoppe helps more than 100 families annually, providing the opportunity for adults and children to exchange gifts during the holiday season as they work with TESSA to build lives of safety and self-sufficiency.

Suggested Donation Items for TESSA’s Holiday Shoppe

Infants/Toddlers- Birth to 4 years

  • Infant care items
  • Teething toys/rings
  • Sippy cups/plates/kids utensils
  • Ages 6-36 months toys: especially learning toys and interactive toys
  • New clothing items from infant to 4T
  • Soft books
  • Bathtub toys/towels
  • Flash cards/matching games/coloring books with easy to hold crayons (washable)
  • Toddler aged toys/movies

Kids Ages 5-10 years

  • Board games 
  • Coloring books and markers/crayons/colored pencils (washable) 
  • Dolls of all ethnicities /Barbies
  • Shrinky Dink kits/Window art kits/bracelet making kits/rocket or car making kits (kid’s ages)
  • Minecraft toys
  • Lego sets for all genders and ages
  • Nerf guns and toys
  • Air dry clay
  • Art and craft supply sets
  • Kid sized easels and paints
  • Minions toys/activities, Frozen toys/activities, Action heroes toys/activities
  • Kinetic Sand in all colors with containers
  • Construction paper/drawing pads
  • Kids Bop or Kid friendly music
  • Bikes/helmets
  • Balls
  • New clothing 
  • Kids purses/make-up sets/nail polish
  • Hello Kitty items
  • Trucks/cars
  • Blocks
  • Books and age-appropriate movies (Beverly Cleary, Judy Blume, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Judy Moody, Disney movies, Lego Movie, Pixar, etc.)
  • Anything Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Bikes, scooters, skateboards, hula hoops

Pre-teens and Teens

  • Gift cards for: Target, Walmart, GameStop, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Independent Records
  • Mall gift cards that can be used at any store in the mall
  • Gift cards for Subway, McDonald’s, Taco Bell
  • Gift cards to Footlocker and Famous Footwear
  • Big purses
  • Big duffel bags
  • Sunglasses
  • Sports equipment such as basketballs, baseballs and gloves, soccer balls, footballs
  • Sports-related clothing
  • Gloves and hats
  • Medium to high quality headphones (no dollar-store headphones please)
  • Crafting kits that center on socializing (ie. jewelry-making, knitting, scrapbooking)
  • Popular books and DVDs 
  • Bath and body products (perfumes, AXE body spray, DOVE, etc.)
  • Jewelry in the young adult section at Department Stores
  • Journals and art kits
  • Coupons/vouchers for lessons or classes (music, dance, rock climbing, etc.)
  • Movie passes that do not expire
  • Young adult craft kits and supplies such as colored duct tape, Sharpies, painting kits, pencils and markers, car model sets
  • Pajamas, socks, coats, hoodies

Guardians (both male and female)

  • Gift cards
  • Salon services (haircut and nail vouchers)
  • Bubble bath 
  • Books and movies
  • Scarves and clothing items
  • Jewelry
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Nail polish/nail art

Family Needs

  • Gift cards that can be used for both groceries and gas (King Sooper and Safeway)


  • Gift bags of all sizes, tape, tissue paper and bows for wrapping gifts.

Thank you for your generosity!

Need to be able to print the list?  Click here for the PDF version. 




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