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The coolest hospital gift shop
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I’m a sucker for merchandise. If there’s a gift shop—whether in a posh hotel or even a Cathay Pacific office—I’m there, looking for something to buy.

Cathay Pacific flight bag
Peninsula bears

I’ll even shop in a plane (sorry can’t help it)

L'occitane shea butter kit
agnes b. kit

One of the cool shops I recently discovered was the newly opened St. Luke’s gift shop in Bonifacio. It has to be the best hospital gift shop in the Philippines. I was amazed at the selection—it feels like a museum/hospital/airline gift shop all in one.

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St. Luke’s is known for its art collection, thanks to Dr. Joven Cuanang who has a say in what art goes into the hospital’s private collection.
The art is reflected in a series of note cards and sketch books depicting medical scenes through Philippine history.

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This sketchbook features one of my favorite paintings in the hospital

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I’m a sucker for good pens. I have to say St. Luke’s offers really smooth-writing cheap pens!
I told them to sell these in a variety pack, like those cute writing kits found in Narita airport

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I love paper and notebooks. I just have to say no because I still have a stockpile at home.

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Very cool credit card-size USB thingies

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I’m inclined to buy the cup and saucer set for my studio

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All kinds of folding nylon bags and dopp kit

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Quality towels

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and baby merchandise

Baby clothes
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Whoever’s in charge is doing a great job!
I spoke to someone in the shop about designing a decent hospital gown because I have memories of seeing patients looking undignified with hospital gowns that open in the back with their butts hanging out.
There must be a cool way to design these things, cool enough they can be sold in the gift shop.
What you think?

To know more about St. Luke’s, click HERE.

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i often go to St. Luke’s QC and I see a small rack at the admissions section though it doesn’t look as striking as the one in GC kaya wla rin ako ganang pumasok but after seeing your post, i’ll definitely check it out. they also have a Rustan’s flower shop with some novelty items. was it a shot glass or medicine measuring cup? i love the pens, i’m very envious of the pens used by doctors (i think most of them are from medreps) I’m getting the mug (was born there 27 years ago) and the pens though i… Read more »

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Bonggels! I’ll drop by their gift shop nga! Haha :))

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yes!!! st. luke’s shot glasses!!

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hmmm..can they ask Rajo Laurel to design the hospital gowns? It must be “totyal” and functional at the same time.

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CVS Reply:

i think they did ask him

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