Shop for a Cause: Think Pink Iconic Gifts

Friday, October 27, 2006 • Permalink • 


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M.I. Hummel "Hope" Figurine
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Available at: Barrons; Shop.com

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As the month comes to an end, show your support for Breast Cancer Charities, and get a jump on the holiday gift giving season in the process, but picking up a limited edition version of well-known iconic gifts.

What are holidays without Hummel? For generations families world-wide have pulled out themed German Hummel figurines to decorate for the holidays. The hand painted M.I. Hummel "Hope" Porcelain Figurine (left) is a tribute to those affected by breast cancer. It includes pink ribbon base, a nice little touch. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the "Hope" figurine will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.


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Cross BCA Ballpoint Pen
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Available at: Crane & Co.; Shop.com

One of the most useful gifts for those celebrating a change in their professional life is the traditional Cross Pen. A perfect gift for fall graduations, promotions, or for the businessperson in your life. This Cross BCA Ballpoint Pen (right) has been fashioned after Cross' well-known, and much gifted, "Classic Century" Pen and features upscale details like chrome plating and pearlescent pink finish. Cross will donate 10% of every purchase to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.


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Pink Ribbon Barbie Doll
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Available at: Collectibles Today;
Shop.com

I can't talk about iconic gifts without mentioning the gift that defined my childhood: the Barbie Doll. This is the gift that has set little girls hearts aflutter for generations. Miss Barbie has received a pink makeover in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This collectible Pink Ribbon Barbie Doll (left), designed to make a contribution to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, wears a flowing pink gown accented with pink ruffles and a signature pink ribbon pinned on the shoulder. For each Pink Ribbon Barbie Doll sold $2.50 will be donated to the foundation, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $25,000.


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Hamilton Collection "Hope" Shoe Figurine
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Available at: Collectibles Today;
Shop.com

For all of the little girls who grew up to be their own version of Barbie, there is a classic gift to celebrate the most girly of all women's "collectibles": shoes! This super cute Hamilton Collection "Hope" Shoe Figurine (right) is fashioned from sweet pink satin and adorned with carefully placed crystals and a crystal pink ribbon. It would look great on my bathroom shelf... now if it only came in size 8. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this collectible will be donated to charities that are working to eradicate breast cancer.

Click on any photo to link directly to where you can purchase that think pink iconic gift online.