Presented by: Cheryl Call, CAVS director of volunteer services at Utah Valley Hospital/Intermountain Healthcare in Provo, UT and AHVRP retail committee board member
Hospital gift shops are unique in our purpose and mission. We are fortunate to network with each other to share what is great and what works in our shops. We want our shops to be a getaway, a totally different space from a patient room. We provide patients, families, guests and staff an area to feel comfort – and items to meet their needs and/or just browse.
Find vendor website, contact information, and additional details using the Exhibitor Directory.
Dorfman Pacific, P1-3117
Product: Hats for cancer patients
Nicely lined soft hats and headbands for sensitive heads; finished seams prevent irritation; line encompasses hats for all seasons (winter to beach and beyond!).
Vim & Vigor, P1-1501
Product: Stylish compression socks
Since most customers are hospital staff, is a highly-sought product for a comfortable workday; a great way to take care of our caregivers; trendy and quality designs.
Cool and Interesting, P1-2623
Product: State jewelry
Post earrings are coming back in style; coffee bean and coffee pot different posts also a trend; customers like purchasing "local" product with themes close to their hearts.
Howard's Jewelry in The Hub by Carson West showroom, C1196
Buys entire display and consistently reorders; handy when nurse/staff forget their jewelry for quick sale; comes pre-tagged with SKU so easy to add to POS; $4 each with 3x markup; high quality CZ for great perceived value.
Ooly/International Arrivals in the Kathleen Milne showroom, C1072
Product: Colorables, journals, markers
Color flat then blow up to 3D design to occupy and entertain pediatric patients; manages patients, families and guests' time with useful and creative activity.
Emily McDowell in the Anne McGilvray showroom, C1078
Product: Empathy cards
Hospital greeting cards with witty compassion; "get well soon" not always the appropriate sentiment; acknowledges hardship head-on with phrases like award ribbon "kept going."
D&D Distributing in the Anne McGilvray showroom, C1078
Product: Blinking ornaments
Sold out and reordered; consistently produces new fresh designs; merchandise on a rotating tree to dazzle customers.
Product: Mistletoe ornaments with crystals
Merchandise by hanging from ceiling with hooks (also decorates your store for the holidays!); reordered and turned inventory quickly; loads of styles new for holiday 2018.
Hog Wild in the Toyology showroom, C874
Product: Stick balls
Washable; therapeutic because it encourages play: between patient and family but also to toss around at staff meetings; product extensions to stick ball to target for add-on sales.
Cuddle Barn in the CMA showroom, C691
Product: Everyday and holiday animated plush
Brings happiness and delight; low minimum; actually display product moving, lit up and playing soft music to sell.