Every October, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, more and more retailers (many of them local!) come out with pink products—and I’m not talking about trash bags and post-it notes. I mean stuff you’d want to buy even if it wasn’t pink. A portion of proceeds from the limited-edition products below are dedicated to organizations like Susan G. Komen, the Breast Cancer Research Fund, and others. You can certainly shop for yourself (I did), but why not take this opportunity to get a head-start on your holiday gift list?
Evelyn Lauder founded the Breast Cancer Research Fund in 1993. Since then, Estee Lauder has donated more than $30 million dollars to the cause. When I see the number of top beauty brands that offer Pink products—Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Jo Malone, La Mer, Prescriptives—I understand why. Bumble + Bumble Classic hairspray is my favorite (and not just for the chic can—it really works), and I don’t think any woman should have to sit at a flourescent-lit, stale air-infused desk without a tube of fresh, creamy Aveda Hand Relief within reach.
Speaking of Aveda . . . I was overwhelmed to hear of Juut’s complimentary services for cancer patients. For men and women undergoing treatment or for those in remission, Juut offers a facial, massage, manicure, or pedicure free of charge. In addition, the salonspa will provide a “head shave with love.” The services are available at all Juut locations, but please call Gaviidae to schedule an appointment.
I looked high and low for guy-friendly pink options, and while most were a little too, well, pink, for the men I know, Macy’s came through with these super-stylish, yet subtle, ties. I love the pink ribbon at the bottom—just enough to start a conversation, but not distracting from the clean, very office-friendly design.
Only $30 at Macy’s and macys.com
Pass the Plate
Simply load up this sweet serving platter (by Villeroy & Boch, no less) with your famous chocolate chip cookies, pass it to a friend or family member, and ask the recipient to do the same with their own favorite dish. Every time the plate is passed and registered at cookforthecure.com, KitchenAid will donate $5 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This plate just keeps on giving. $25 at cookforthecure.com