5 Lovely & Unexpected Gifts That Support Breast Cancer

onehope wineIf you're looking for the perfect holiday gift for the breast cancer survivor in your life, consider a gift that gives back to a cause that's close to her heart: breast cancer research or support for women battling the disease.

Sure, she's got a dresser-top crowded with pink ribbons. But here are a few delightfully unexpected gifts for her to show her pink pride, and for you to show you yours, this holiday season.


Drink up and give: The socially conscious ONEHOPE WINE donates 50 percent of its profits to charities, including breast cancer research. So if you buy a bottle of 2009 ONEHOPE California Chardonnay for $18.99, $3 goes to Fight Against Breast Cancer, and an additional $1.90 goes to a charity of your choosing. Options include National Breast Cancer Foundation, which helps provide free mammograms for women in need, and Singleton Moms, which helps single parents battling cancer.


pink robe

Wrap yourself in fluffy pink: You can find all sorts of great gifts at the Breast Cancer Site Store, where every purchase helps fund mammograms for women who may not be able to afford them. One of my favorite pink-ribbon gifts this holiday season is the fluffy pink SuperCozy bathrobe ($39.95), perfect for slipping on after a long day or a long bath. And yes, there's a little pink ribbon, tastefully adorning the pocket. But best of all, every bathrobe purchase funds 1 percent of a mammogram for low-income, minority, and working-poor women through National Breast Cancer Foundation.


pink pashminaStay warm and show heart: Susan G. Komen for the Cure has done so much to help with the fight against breast cancer. Items purchased in the shopping area of the foundation's website will help fund its important work. But what to buy? I like this gorgeous deep-pink pashmina ($20), with a diminutive rhinestone ribbon adding a little sparkle near the fringe.


pink orchid

Send a flower and help: Is there anything in the world as gorgeous as an orchid? The flower arrangements on ProFlowers.com are not only breathtakingly beautiful, are also a beautiful way to help. The website will donate 10 percent of the revenues on the purchase of specialty flowers to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Plus, the orchid comes with an informational pamphlet from Komen about breast health. An elegant and smart gift.

Make a donation: The most thoughtful gift of all might be a gift made directly to a breast cancer organization in the name of someone you're thinking of this holiday season. You can donate either to the National Breast Cancer Foundation or Susan G. Komen for the Cure in honor of someone special, and they will send a card to the person you're honoring letting them know you have made a donation in their name. Hope may be the most perfect gift of all!

Do you have any great ideas for gifts that also help battle breast cancer?

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