It’s the season for giving and if you don’t want to give a gift card or find yourself in the drugstore on Christmas Eve you’d better get to looking so the postal fairy can get your gifts in on time. I’ve compiled a list of 50+ gifts for bookish girls like me on Pinterest. You can take a look there for the full list but I’ve listed my top 5 below. While they take an afrocentric bent this list is definitely for anyone literary.


  1. A subscription to FIYAH Lit Magazine.

I love science fiction and fantasy and I love my people so FIYAH hits my sweet spot by providing top quality stories by established and emerging writers from an African/African-American perspective. Each issue is just $3.99 a piece, but there is a really good deal if you buy the full year ahead of time.

2. A Flluffy Plushy Toy

Who doesn’t love Harry Potter? No one, that’s who, and with this cutey patootey plush toy you can get all of the magical feelings from the first time you picked up the books.

3. Zora Neal Hurston Poster

Zora is a legend, icon, anthropologist, writer and political commentator. She wrote, arguably the best, great American novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and set a black woman at the center of the great journey. She is taught in high school’s across the nation and her unapologetic blackness is a model we should aspire to follow.

4. Shug Avery Concert T-Shirt

The Color Purple by Alice Walker is a classic. We also have to thank Miss Alice for re-introducing the nation to the awesomeness that is Zora. These ladies are our treasures and what better way to promote your love for the book, the movie, the movement, than to rock a cool tee? I love this store. I have their Hillman sweatshirt and I never cease to get compliments when I wear it.

5. Willow Born in Print

Speculative fiction with black girl leads is so hard to find. That’s why I’ve got you! Pick up a copy of this tale of magic, time travel, first love and shape shifting at Amazon or Barnes and Noble, and if you drop me a note before December 15th I can get you a signed copy at the retail price.

Years ago, witch hunters came to Carolina and devoured the Willows. Sixteen-year-old Collette, a powerful empath, was one of them. A part of a long line of witches that stretches back as far as the slave auctions of Charleston, she was especially gifted.


Decades later, a series of strange kidnappings prompts a member of her secret coven to make a plea for help and Collette is chosen to answer the call.  But things have changed. Angels have come out of the divine closet and everyone is on the lookout for the supernatural.



Get the full list of gifts here on Pinterest

This list has all of the gifts you see here plus a few more books I recommend, shoes, earrings, and more.

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