Here's a few of our favorite and new hospital gift shops that stock I Heart Guts organ plushies, pins and keychains! Trend-setting hospital gift shops know some patients aren't the get well bear type -- and for those patients, we salute you with our plushie gallbladder or stuffed uterus toy!
Brigham and Women's Hospital Gift Shop has carried guts since forever, it's the teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School, and the gift shop buyer took a big chance on our "weird" plush organs back in the day at the New York Gift Show! We heart the buyer for being an early adopter of an edgy product. Smooches to you, P, for your Buyer Bravery!
What are people looking for in a hospital gift shop? One word: CANDY. Hospital gift shop shoppers are a mix of stressed-out family members waiting out a loved one's surgery and medical professionals. And they ALL want candy to relieve the stress! But every so often their eyes will alight upon a silly smiling eyeball plushie and realize laughter might just be the best medicine.
Read this review from one visitor to the Stanford Hospital Gift Shop: "My son had a brain tumor removed yesterday which had left him basically blind. My daughter bought him the eyeball at the hospital gift shop and we just gave it to him this morning. He just loves it and we are praying for the recovery of his vision. Throughout my son’s ordeal, the eyeball became his mascot! It’s on our family room couch and still makes me smile."
Children's Wisconsin's Gift Shop in Milwaukee recently added plush organs and organ stickers to their merch mix of tees, balloons, activity books and baby items. We couldn't be happier to offer organ plushies in Wisconsin to patients and professionals -- welcome to the plush organ fam!
University Hospital Flower & Gift in Madison, and Timeless Treasures, the Medical College of Wisconsin Gift Shop in Menomonee Falls, have also added more plush organs to their hospital gift shops. Thanks and welcome to all those in the Badger State! Hope these cute organ plushies bring a grin in the gift shop!
Our cute organ pins are educational, funny conversation starters! We offer an organ for every specialty and surgery in a variety of price points. Read this lovely review from the Mayo Clinic: “I buy the pins for my fellow transplant nurses at Mayo Clinic, we all work in kidney, liver, and heart transplant. They are such a fun pick-me-up!” Kate G. Our happy organ pins make people smile and look great on a hospital ID or badge reel.
Back on the west coast, CHOC Children’s Hospital Gift Shop has carried I Heart Guts plushie organs in their Orange gift shop for a few years now, and we love what they do in bringing great gifts direct to patient rooms as they receive world-class pediatric care. Plush organs deliver the LOLs and help calm pre-op surgery jitters. If you're looking for a funny surgery recovery gift for a kidney transplant, hysterectomy or appendectomy, these body buddies are just what you need to help soften a scary diagnosis.
Having a kid undergo surgery is crazy-stressful (personally, I was an absolute puddle during my son's appendectomy a few years back -- and that is just laparoscopic (ie NBD) surgery! I can only imagine the struggle parents go through when their kid has to undergo multiple surgeries or suffers from chronic illness.
Did you know 75% of people shopping at hospital gift shops are actually hospital employees? It's true, according to Museums and More magazine, and comes as no surprise to our friends in scrubs looking for a little retail therapy on break. Our small cute lapel pins for every medical specialty are the perfect match for nurses and health care professionals. Grab a chocolate bar for your stomach and a cute uterus for your lanyard or hospital ID. These pins are a perfect patient ice-breaking for labor and delivery, and at $4 a pop, cheaper than a tall Starbucks latte. And we know you need a venti.
The hospital gift shop closest to my heart -- I mean, uterus, actually -- is the UCLA Medical Center Gift Shop -- aka Ronald Reagan Medical Center -- because I gave birth to my daughter at their midwife center nearly 13 years ago!
Amusing side note: I tried to get into this gift shop for a full decade with personal visits, plushie samples, etc with no luck before I 100% gave up on them. They found plush organs wholesale on Faire years later in 2022.
Speaking of Faire, if you're a hospital gift shop buyer looking to stock your store with creative, unique and unusual items, shopping wholesale plush organs has never been easier -- shop drunk in your underpanties online! Peep our wholesale online platform Faire to score free shipping, low minimums and discounts for first-time buyers! And it's not just plushie organs -- you can stock your shop with stylish merch from multiple vendors and small businesses like ours. Design your best gift shop merch mix from one place!