FAMILY WISHLISTS

We don’t always know what kids ask while sitting on Santa’s lap or mailing their Christmas list to the North Pole. However, we want to provide our nominated families an equal chance to have one of our Adopting Angels fulfill their Christmas wishlist.

These tips and gift request suggestions will help guide our families and nominating sponsors to create a list that our donors can reasonably deliver. Together, we can bring more families and Angels together to make more Christmas dreams come true.

child holding holiday wishlist

WISHLIST SUGGESTIONS

family

FAMILY GIFTS

  • Board games
  • Movie tickets
  • Restaurant gift cards
  • Grocery gift cards
  • Passes to Oregon Zoo/OMSI/Children’s Museum
woman

GIFTS FOR MOM

  • Clothing & shoes
  • Gift cards
  • Household wants
  • Hobby supplies
  • Toiletries
man

GIFTS FOR DAD

  • Clothing & shoes
  • Gift cards
  • Household wants
  • Hobby supplies
  • Toiletries
children

GIFTS FOR KIDS

  • Learning toys
  • Toys
  • Gift cards
  • Clothing & shoes
  • Jackets
  • Books
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HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Kitchenware
  • Laundry baskets
  • Home décor
  • Sheets & bedding
happy family on christmas morning

Guidelines

  • We recommend including several items for each family member. Doing so gives our Adopting Angels a variety of gift items to shop for.
  • We welcome families to include big-ticket items (e.g., game systems or laptops), but we would ask that they consider listing them as “Big Wishes” for the whole family. Families who limit their wishlist items to only big purchases often have a harder time getting adopted.
  • Be careful not to add too many adults in an extended family situation. Families where adults outnumber children can be difficult to match with Adopting Angels.
  • In addition to wishlist items, we also ask that families provide a few interests, hobbies, favorite movies/TV shows and characters, favorite colors, or other personal notes for each individual member. This information allows our donors to learn more about the family they have adopted and find personalized gifts.