Patient Gifts and Mail

Gift Shops

Visit the Ridgeview Gift Shop on the main floor of the hospital on the Waconia campus.

Gift Shop

In addition to personal care items, the gift shop offers a wide variety of fresh floral bouquets, houseplants, chocolates, candies, greeting cards, postage stamps, plush stuffed animals, Mylar helium balloons, an adorable assortment of newborn baby gifts, Ridgeview merchandise and many other toys and books for all ages and interests. The gift shop is staffed by volunteers.

Special considerations

  • If you are planning a special trip, please call in advance to confirm that the shop is open.
  • To protect our patients' and employees' privacy, we are not allowed to give patient names or room numbers over the phone.
  • Proceeds from sales in the gift shop are used for projects that benefit visitors, patients and staff at Ridgeview.


CaringBridge is a charitable nonprofit organization that provides free Web sites that connect family and friends to share information, love and support during a serious health event, care and recovery.

Each CaringBridge Web site is unique—authors select their Web site design and add journal entries and photos to share their story while visitors leave messages in the guestbook, creating a network of support for the patient.

Visit CaringBridge to immediately create or visit a CaringBridge Web page.


For the safety of our patients, fresh flowers or plants are not permitted in the Cardiac-Intensive Care Unit (CICU), Surgery or post-anesthesia care units.


Only latex-free balloons are permitted at Ridgeview.

Food or Beverage Items

Before bringing a gift of food or beverage that a patient might ingest, please check with the patient’s nurse.

Patient Mail

You may send personal cards or mail to:

Patient Name
Patient Room Number
Ridgeview Medical Center
500 S. Maple Street
Waconia, MN 55387

To obtain a patient’s room number, call the Information Desk at 952-442-2191. Ridgeview will forward any mail received after a patient is discharged to the patient's home address.