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15 Gifts That Give Back for Breast Cancer Awareness

In honor of breast cancer awareness, here are some ways you can give back on your next shopping spree.

Whether you’ve been impacted by the disease directly or know someone who has, breast cancer hits home for a lot of women. Its warriors have scars telling powerful stories. October is all about honoring these fierce ladies and inching closer to a cure.

From perfume to jewelry, there are so many products and retailers rallying around the cause. Your purchase supports research, raises funds and promotes awareness. We’ve rounded up our favorite picks (including some limited-edition merchandise) to spearhead the fight against breast cancer. Here’s what should be on your radar this month.

Look Good, Feel Good

Giving back looks really good thanks to these stylish breast cancer awareness products.

Photo: Courtesy Gap

Graphic T-shirts

These bold breast cancer awareness shirts are perfect for warriors of breast cancer, as well as family and friends who want to show some support for the champion in their life with breast cancer survivor gifts. The soft, short sleeve T-shirt states “Together we stand,” down the front in a faded pink ombre design.

Donation: For every T-shirt purchased, The Gap will donate 15 percent of its proceeds to Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Buy it: Breast Cancer Research Foundation Graphic T-Shirt, $30, The Gap

Photo: Courtesy Aerie

Hot pink sports bra

This special-edition active bra is a must for the mom-on-the-go. The bold color is synonymous with breast cancer, and the comfy material supports the girls and the cause.

Donation: All proceeds from the sports bra benefit Bright Pink in the US and Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada.

Buy it: Aerie Limited-Edition Sports Bra, $30, Aerie

Photo: Courtesy Ford Warriors in Pink

Infinity scarf

Brighten your day with a colorful scarf that also gives back. The pink and orange patterns add a pop to any ensemble, complete with colorful pom-pom fun.

Donation: Warriors in Pink donates all of the net proceeds (61 percent of what you pay) to four different breast cancer charities.

Buy it: Sunny Days Ahead Infinity Scarf, $34, Ford Warrios in Pink

Photo: Courtesy Conair

Pink straightener

A straightener works wonders on a bad hair day. Every woman’s go-to hair brand, Conair, launched this pink, purse-sized flat iron that’ll take your look to the level.

Donation: Conair pledges to donate $100,000 to the BCRF no matter what it makes from the sale of the straightener.

Buy it: The Power of Pink InfinitPro Ceramic Flat Iron, $29, Conair

Beauty and the Breasts

Your beauty routines are about to get a lot more meaningful thanks to these charitable breast cancer awareness products.

Photo: Courtesy Esym

Aromatherapy oils

As we head into the cold winter months, soothe your senses and hydrate your skin. Roll the ball onto pressure points and breath in the natural aroma.

Donation: Half of the proceeds will be donated to the BCRF.

Buy it: Roll On: Eucalyptus, $30, Esym

Photo: Courtesy Coco Ensoleille

Face cleanser

Moms-on-the-go, prepare to meet your new best friend—the Rose Apertif. Layer on this facial mist after cleansing to add hydration; after makeup application to help set your look; or use as a post-workout pick-me-up. The super-sleek design makes it easy to throw in your bag (or stroller) and take anywhere.

Donation: Forty percent of the online proceeds from Pink Makeup Assassin and Rose Aperitif will be donated to the BCRF for the month of October.

Buy it: Rose Aperitif, $60, Coco Ensoleillé

Photo: Courtesy Ralph Lauren

Pink perfume

Indulge yourself in a carefully curated signature scent. This limited-edition fragrance from cult favorite Ralph Lauren was designed with a blend of velvety woods, fancy florals and scented musk.

Donation: All proceeds will be donated to support the Pink Pony Fund of The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation, which supports programs for screening, early diagnosis, treatment, research and patient navigation.

Buy it: Pink Pony Romance 3.4oz., $88, Ralph Lauren

Fashion with a Passion

Fuel your love for accessorizing with an even bigger passion to give back. The best part, these necklaces and bracelets make for meaningful breast cancer survivor gifts.

Photo: Courtesy Stella Dot

Tribute bracelet

Add the finishing touch to your outfit with this silver bracelet featuring a delicate touch of rose gold. Slip it on to instantly dress up a casual look.

Donation: Stella & Dot will donate 20 percent of the retail price of the Tribute Bracelet to Bright Pink during the month of October.

Buy it: Tribute Bracelet, $29, Stella & Dot

Photo: Courtesy Alex and Ani

Pendulum necklace

The adjustable necklace can be worn as a choker or a pendant. The light pink stone adds a romantic touch to outfits and symbolizes inner healing.

Donation: Twenty percent of the purchase price of the Rose Quartz necklace, as well as all items from the breast cancer collection, go to the BCRF.

Buy it: Rose Quartz Pendulum Necklace, $29, Alex & Ani

Photo: Courtesy Lokai

Lokai bracelet

This stylish and symbolic bracelet makes perfect breast cancer awareness merchandise. The white bead is infused with water from Mount Everest, and the black bead contains mud from the Dead Sea—the highest and lowest points on earth. It stresses the importance in finding a balance between life’s highs and lows.

Donation: Lokai will donate $1 to the BCRF for each BCRF Lokai bracelet sold in 2018.

Buy it: BCRF Swirl Lokai, $18, Lokai

Photo: Courtesy April Soderstrom

Tassel bracelet

Start an arm party with this easy-to-stack wooden bracelet… A pink tassel hangs from a wooden heart showing support for breast cancer victims and survivors.

Donation: Half of the profit from the Tassel Bracelet, as well as the mini tassel earrings, goes to the Ellie Fund.

Buy it: Wood Tassel Bracelet—Pink 10mm, $38, April Soderstrom

Mind, Body and Soul

Good for your overall wellbeing, these products also double as breast cancer awareness merchandise.

Photo: Courtesy The Bouqs

Pink lilies

Send some flowers to a friend (or yourself—you deserve them Mom!). A bunch of lilies and light-pink buds is perfect for showing support for the cause or honoring a warrior as a breast cancer survivor gift.

Donation: Twenty percent of the purchase price for the pink lilies, as well as all flowers included in the Pink Collection, will be donated to The Pink Agenda.

Buy it: Compassion, $48-98, The Bouqs Company

Photo: Courtesy Crystal Hills


Use the healing power of nature to cleanse, soothe, protect and beautify your skin. Every crystal is sourced from mines with ethical and environmental practices.

Donation: Fifty percent of the Crystal Love Collection will be donated to The Pink Fund in the US and the Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund in Canada.

Buy it: Crystal Rose Quartz Collection, $28, Crystal Hills

Photo: Courtesy Baby Foot

Foot Peel

Get pedi-ready with this at-home foot peel.The gentle process removes the unwanted dead skin cells to make your feet feel “reborn,” just like a baby’s foot. No, really!

Donation: Twenty percent of proceeds from the Pink Ribbon Box foot peel will be donated to the American Cancer Society during the month of October.

Buy it: Limited Edition Baby Foot Peel: 1 Hour Treatment, $25, Baby Foot

Photo: Courtesy Swell

Water bottle

The eco-friendly water bottle is trendy and will keep your liquids cold all day long. Bonus: breastfeeding Moms will want to guzzle water all day!

Donation : S’well will donate 20 percent of the retail price of the water bottle, as well as Bikini Pink and Pink Topaz bottles, to the BCRF.

Buy it: Geode Rose Water Bottle, $35, S’well

Published October 2018

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