Think Pink: Products that Support Breast Cancer Research

The shopping and spending that comes with a wedding seems endless — not just for the bride and groom, but for friends and family as well. Whether you're stocking up on travel staples for your honeymoon or you're a bridesmaid in search of the perfect shower gift, consider spending on products that give back in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

By: 
Paulette Safdieh

  • Beauty Products: OPI

    Beauty Products: OPI 'Pink of Hearts' Polish

    OPI's sixth-annual Pink of Hearts breast cancer awareness promotion features two shades — the classic Think in Pink and the new sparkle-infused You Glitter Be Good To Me. These limited-edition shades will be available in September and October ($14.95, department and specialty stores).

    OPI will donate $25,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in October.

  • Beauty Products: Agraria Lemon Verbena Bath Bar

    Beauty Products: Agraria Lemon Verbena Bath Bar

    Make sure your skin is wedding-day ready! Agraria Luxury Bath Bars use olive oil, shea butter and Vitamin E to leave skin silky, moisturized and lemony fresh ($20, agrariahome.com).

    35% of proceeds from the entire Lemon Verbena line to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

  • Beauty Products: Besame Cosmetics Crimson Creme Rouge

    Beauty Products: Besame Cosmetics Crimson Creme Rouge

    Use this cream on face and lips for an instant, rosy glow — perfect for nights out on your honeymoon ($22, uniquevintage.com).

    20% of proceeds to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation

  • Beauty Products: Zebra Manicure Kit

    Beauty Products: Zebra Manicure Kit

    DIY your wedding-day manicure with these chic nail tools ($18, uniquevintage.com).

    20% of proceeds to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

  • Beauty Products: Bella IL Fiore Sleep Masks

    Beauty Products: Bella IL Fiore Sleep Masks

    Bella IL Fiore's Goodnight Gorgeous Sleep Mask Collection includes 100% silk masks with ruffled trims — just what you need to get some serious shut eye on the plane ($15, bellabeauty.net).

    20% of proceeds to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

  • Beauty Products: ORLY

    Beauty Products: ORLY 'Pretty In Pink' Polish

    ORLY's Pretty In Pink collection, launching in October, includes three formaldehyde-free lacquers — You Are Not Alone, Be Brave and Embrace ($10 each, orlybeauty.com).

    20% of proceeds to benefit actress Fran Drescher's organization, Cancer Schmancer.

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  • Beauty Products: Elite Therapeutics Creme

    Beauty Products: Elite Therapeutics Creme

    Oncologist Dr. Kevin Schewe created the Elite Therapeutics line to help radiation patients treat damaged skin. Rich with Vitamin E, this formula can also treat UV damage or signs of aging, while keeping skin hydrated and well-moisturized ($45, elitetherapeutics.com).

    10% of proceeds to benefit Spa4ThePink.

  • Beauty Products: Sexy Hair

    Beauty Products: Sexy Hair 'Caring is Sexy' Hairspray

    Keep your wedding-day look in place with Sexy Hair's hairspray. The company transformed five of the its red cans with a new zipper design in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month ($17.95 per can, visit sexyhair.com for salon locations).

     5% of proceeds to benefit Look Good... Feel Better.

  • Bridesmaid Gifts: Vera Bradley Handbag

    Bridesmaid Gifts: Vera Bradley Handbag

    This bag has both handlebars and a crossbody strap so your bridesmaids can choose how they want to wear it. Available starting Nov. 2 ($64, visit verabradley.org for store locations).

    Vera Bradley contributes approximately $1 million annually to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

  • Bridesmaid Gifts: Silk Scarf

    Bridesmaid Gifts: Silk Scarf

    This silk scarf looks great tied onto a handbag handle or worn around the neck. Available from Sept. 20 ($58, visit verabradley.org for store locations).

    Vera Bradley contributes approximately $1 million annually to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

  • Bridesmaid Gifts: Black Watch with Pink Trim

    Bridesmaid Gifts: Black Watch with Pink Trim

    This watch from the Avon Foundation for Women also comes in an all-black option. Available online from Sept. 1 ($14, shop.avon.com).

    100% of proceeds to benefit the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.

  • Bridesmaid Gifts: Purple Tote

    Bridesmaid Gifts: Purple Tote

    This tote makes a great gift for a girlfriend who loves to travel ($10, kohls.com).

    100% of proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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  • Bridesmaid Gifts: Agraria Lemon Verbena Bath Salts

    Bridesmaid Gifts: Agraria Lemon Verbena Bath Salts

    Help your bridesmaids soothe tired muscles after hours on your dancefloor. The best part: These beautifully-boxed bath salts eliminate the need for wrapping paper ($28, agrariahome.com).

    35% of proceeds to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

  • Bridesmaid Gifts: Owl Zip Wallet

    Bridesmaid Gifts: Owl Zip Wallet

    This printed wallet is just too fun! ($28, uniquevintage.com).

    20% of proceeds to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

  • Bridesmaid Gifts: Pink Military Strap Gloves

    Bridesmaid Gifts: Pink Military Strap Gloves

    Prepare your bridesmaids for the cold season ahead. These warm, pink gloves make a perfect gift for a fall wedding ($15, uniquevintage.com).

    20% of proceeds to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

  • Bridesmaid Gifts: Bow Necklace

    Bridesmaid Gifts: Bow Necklace

    This bow necklace can be worn alone or layered with other gold pieces — a perfect way to thank your bridesmaids at a great price ($14, uniquevintage.com).

    20% of proceeds to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

  • Bridesmaid Gifts:

    Bridesmaid Gifts: 'She Fights Like a Girl' Necklace

    Jewelry designer Beth Quinn created this piece to inspire women to have faith and live life to the fullest. We can't think of a more perfect message ($35, bethquinndesigns.com).

    15% of proceeds to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

  • Honeymoon Necessities: Pink Sunglasses

    Honeymoon Necessities: Pink Sunglasses

    Practice safe sun in style! These plastic pink sunglasses can add a pop of color to any outfit ($90, uniquevintage.com).

    20% of proceeds to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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  • Honeymoon Necessities: Eiffel Tower Tote

    Honeymoon Necessities: Eiffel Tower Tote

    This carry-on tote from the Kohl's Cares ELLE Collection will take you straight from the plane to the beach ($10, kohls.com).

    100% of proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

  • Honeymoon Necessities: Heart Umbrella

    Honeymoon Necessities: Heart Umbrella

    Prepare for bad weather (just in case) and pack a chic umbrella. Aren't the hearts perfect for a newlywed couple? ($10, kohls.com).

    100% of proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

  • Honeymoon Necessities: Lightweight Scarf

    Honeymoon Necessities: Lightweight Scarf

    A lightweight scarf will keep you warm during breezy nights out — and long hours on the airplane ($5, kohls.com).

    100% of proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

  • Honeymoon Necessities: Lip Gloss Trio

    Honeymoon Necessities: Lip Gloss Trio

    Pack this set of three travel-sized lip glosses to breeze through airport security and keep your makeup bag honeymoon-ready ($18, uniquevintage.com).

    20% of proceeds to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

  • Honeymoon Necessities: Pink Luggage Tag

    Honeymoon Necessities: Pink Luggage Tag

    This shiny, hot pink luggage tag will help you spot your suitcase at baggage claim ($18, uniquevintage.com).

    20% of proceeds to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

  • Honeymoon Necessities: Pink Ribbon Flop Topz

    Honeymoon Necessities: Pink Ribbon Flop Topz

    After losing her best friend to breast cancer in 2005, Donna Hill created the Pink Ribbon Flop Topz — shoe insoles that add comfort to sandals, shoes and boots. Whether you're touring Europe or lounging on the sand, be sure to pack a pair ($9.99, floptopz.com).

    10% of proceeds to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation, all year round.

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  • Shower Gifts: KitchenAid Raspberry Stand Mixer

    Shower Gifts: KitchenAid Raspberry Stand Mixer

    This KitchenAid stand mixer with a sleek metallic finish — shown here in raspberry pink, the newest shade of the Pink Product Collection — is perfect for a bride who loves to bake ($459.99, kitchenaid.com).

    KitchenAid will donate a minimum of $450,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 2012. 

  • Shower Gifts: KitchenAid Raspberry Blender

    Shower Gifts: KitchenAid Raspberry Blender

    Or, consider this streamlined KitchenAid blender in a fun shade, like raspberry pink ($99, kitchenaid.com).

    KitchenAid will donate a minimum of $450,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 2012. 

  • Shower Gifts: Green and Pink Apron

    Shower Gifts: Green and Pink Apron

    Not into the mustaches? Try this lime green polka-dot apron with pink trim instead ($34, uniquevintage.com).

    20% of proceeds to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

  • Shower Gifts: Mustache Apron

    Shower Gifts: Mustache Apron

    Bring the mustache trend into the kitchen with this adorable black and pink apron ($50, uniquevintage.com).

    20% of proceeds to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

  • Shower Gifts: Zebra Oven Mit and Pot Holder

    Shower Gifts: Zebra Oven Mit and Pot Holder

    Stock your kitchen with cheery essentials, like this zebra-print oven mit and matching pot holder ($20, uniquevintage.com).

    20% of proceeds to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

  • Shower Gifts: Gloveables Pink Dish Gloves

    Shower Gifts: Gloveables Pink Dish Gloves

    Make dishwashing as fun as it can be with these pink, polka-dot gloves — just don't expect your husband to help with the cleanup ($15, uniquevintage.com).

    20% of proceeds to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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  • Shower Gifts: Watering Can

    Shower Gifts: Watering Can

    We love how this swan watering can doubles as garden décor ($13.50, uniquevintage.com).

    20% of proceeds to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.


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