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23 Magical Gifts Every Black Girl Deserves

'Tis the season to support the magic of black business.

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4. Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes, $14.83

Rhimes, the genius behind Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, and How To Get Away With Murder, is at once brilliant and accessible. The showrunner's memoir explores her journey and lessons learned along the way.


7. Nubian Skin lingerie, $16-60

Courtesy of Nubian Skin

Nubian Skin fills a major void in lingerie offerings by making bras, panties, and hosiery in shades that are actually nude for women of color. The bras run in sizes 30A – 40DD , and panties run S – XL.


11. Redefining Realness: My Path To Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock, $12.45 / Via

Mock is a best-selling author, host of a weekly MSNBC digital series called So POPular!, and the brave advocate behind the #GirlsLikeUs social media project that empowers and connects trans women. Her memoir is an engaging, layered must-read.

12. "Black Card Revoked" card game, $14

This cute game takes its cue from Cards for Humanity–but with popular black (American) culture as its inspiration. The Christmas pre-orders are sold out, but you can place an order that'll run in time for the New Year if your favorite magical black girl doesn't mind her gifts coming on CPT.


13. Essence BeautyBox subscription, $15/month

Instagram: @shugaannspyce

The monthly beauty sample box features five products hand-picked for black women by Essence magazine's beauty editors, and at least one product per month will be from a black-owned business.


18. Emily Jayne skin and haircare products, $25

Emily Jayne is a natural product line created by black feminist theorist Joan Morgan, author of When Chickenheads Come Home To Roost: My Life As A Hip Hop Feminist. The hair and body products treat black women's bodies with the same tenderness and pleasure Morgan seeks to celebrate with her revolutionary scholarly work.

20. Ginger + Liz nail polish, $12 each

Instagram: @whatonegirlloves

Ginger + Liz is a vegan-friendly, toxin-free nail polish line created by two sisters. They offer lacquers in a range of bold, highly pigmented shades.


23. And of course, the original "Black Girls Are Magic" gear.

Instagram: @amandlastenberg

The apparel's current campaign has ended, but check back on the TeeSpring page to see if creator @thepbg starts a new one.