The Black Girl Doctor 2023 Holiday Gift Guide
This year, we've put together an exclusive collection that's all about you. Whether it's diving into a riveting book, pampering yourself with luxurious fragrances, or making your daily routine a little easier and more enjoyable, each pick in this guide is designed to delight and cater to your needs and desires.
Because reading will never stop being fundamental and when you ignite your imagination magical things happen, we think you should check out…
The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia: "An enchanting tale set in revolutionary Mexico," shares Dr. Shelly. "Segovia blends magic realism with historical fiction, creating a rich and vivid narrative."
Born A Crime by Trevor Noah: Dr. Shelly finds Trevor Noah's memoir "a compelling mix of humor and heart, offering a unique perspective on apartheid-era South Africa."
Kindle Scribe: Dr. Dominique B's favorite for reading and journaling. "It's perfect for on-the-go, combining the best of a Kindle and a notebook," she enthuses. “Not only can you read your fave kindle books without squinting anymore, you can also use the scribe for journaling! It has notebook options that I use for everything from note taking during meetings to gratitude journaling at the end of my day.”
Because personal growth & community will give you a strong foundation to support your boss woman life, we want you to pick up…
The Path Made Clear by Oprah: "It is the most inspiring book about finding your purpose that I've ever read” says Dr. Tai. “I love listening to it on audible because it is read in all the voices of the people Oprah interviewed for the book. I listen to it whenever I start feeling lost or off center from my purpose.”
Productivity Planner: This planner is a favorite of Dr. Tai for setting and achieving realistic goals. "It helps me have more grace with myself when it comes to productivity. I use it whenever I start feeling paralyzed with too much to do. It brings me back to life every time!”
Emotion Flashcards for Children and Families: Created by Dr. Akilah, these cards are a fun way to teach children about emotions. "I created these emotion flashcards for parents and therapists like myself who want to teach children emotion words through a fun game that adults can play with them. These emotion cards also increase parents' emotional vocabulary! I have a toddler and he loves these cards. We use them together and he engages with me as I teach him the emotion words.”
Because nourishing your body shouldn’t be painful, we think you should try these products to make feeding yourself more enjoyable…
Personal Portable Mini Blender: Monique, our Office Manager, suggests this for healthy, quick meals. "It's a game-changer for nutritious eating, especially during busy workdays," she notes.
Ninja Pressure Cooker: “This all-in-one kitchen tool is my counter staple,” says Dr. Domonique S. “While it takes up a lot of space, I use it just about every day. It allows me to cook meals with less mess and stress, especially as a mother of two.”
CAROTE Pots and Pans Set: "These are just beautiful” says Dr. Domonique S. “To cook with aesthetically pleasing kitchenware is a dream for me, so I added them to my wishlist this year. Not to mention they have a 4.5-star rating on Amazon with 15k+ reviews!!"
Because you deserve to live a luxe life we hope you’ll spoil yourself with these…
KAYALI Yum Pistachio Gelato Perfume: Dr. Sadiqa is in love with this perfume. She says, “It smells so sweet and is one of the few perfumes I've purchased that I get complimented on whenever I wear it.”
Al Ibdaa Gold Perfume: Dr. Sadiqa is eager to try this scent, noted for its notes of fruity rose with pineapple, peach, musk.
Rare Beauty Tinted Lip Oil in Color Honesty: Kristie, our Chief of Staff, shares her favorite go-to everyday lip product. She says, “This gives you the perfect neutral lip and always makes me feel ready for the day. I sometimes pair this with a nude brown lipstick for an extra boost of color.”
Power Potion Rice Water Drops & Reset Rinse by Inala: Monique, a true haircare aficionado, swears by these for maintaining healthy hair. "The Power Potion works wonders on thickening my edges, and the Reset Rinse helps remove buildup on my scalp especially since I don't wash my hair everyday. You can even apply it to your scalp when you are wearing braids," she says.
Inspirato & Wander Travel: Dr. Tai recommends these luxury travel subscriptions for their hassle-free, high-quality experiences. "They're perfect for exploring new places with ease and comfort," she notes. I like to play hard and this allows me to experience new places more often without worrying about if the accommodations will be gross or having to research all the details.
And there you have it – our curated collection of extraordinary gifts for 2023. Remember, indulging in self-love isn't just a luxury, it's a necessity. This guide is an invitation to cherish yourself, to celebrate your uniqueness, and to embrace joy in its many forms. So go ahead, choose that perfect gift for yourself, and step into the new year with a sense of fulfillment and delight. Wishing you a holiday season filled with self-discovery, and happiness!