9 Gifts For The Real Issa From 'Insecure' In Your Life 

Insecure season one episode one

Ashley Stoney
Dec, 19, 2017 9:09 PM UTC

If you’ve been sorely missing Insecure, fear not. While you can binge watch the first two seasons of the show over the holidays, you can also pinpoint the person in your crew who is most similar to Issa and gift well this season. Or you can snag all of these gifts for yourself over the holidays, and get your best Issa impression on.




If you’re rooting for everybody black like show creator Issa Rae, who infamously told black America's little secret to the world live from the 2017 Emmys red carpet, you’ll want this shirt.

$25 available at Essential Tees Shop

From congresswoman Maxine Waters to former FLOTUS Michelle Obama to iconic cartoon characters Penny Proud and Susie Carmichael, these lapel pins feature black women at their boldest and brightest. You can rock them on your denim and bags to create your own statement piece. Issa would be totally into these.

$10 available at Radical Dreams

Does it seem like Issa could have wrote Bodak Yellow herself? Some of the show’s most hilarious, yet pensive, moments come via Issa freestyling in front of her mirror (and occasionally in front of others). This sweatshirt pays tribute to female rappers who preceded Cardi B in fame, including MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim and Lauryn Hill, and the bloody shoe queen herself.

$54 available at District of Clothing

Chicago-based scholar and sociologist Eve L. Ewing mixes her poetry and prose with nods to pop culture, rap and R&B. It’s a book black girls can curl up with during snowed-in winter days, and has Issa’s vibe written all over it.


Issa Dee, like every other Black millenial, is missing the Obamas in the White House. Remind everyone you know about the good times with these Christmas cards. 

$18 available at KCLINN

When your crew is black and lit, you’d naturally want to wrap your presents in wrapping paper that looks like your friends. This wrapping paper the features several melanated brothers and sisters in reindeer ears and santa hats is the essence of Issa’s crew.

$15 available at Curly Contessa

Issa’s raps are iconic to the Compton-based, soon-to-be cult classic we all love. We’re pretty sure your Issa-loving friend is a ‘Pac fan and she’d love these socks.

$18-20 available at Stance

This debate starter is perfect for your awkward friends who could use a little help with office small talk topics, as it gives them the opportunity to chat with those colleagues who will take notice of the mug. Also perfect for your die-hard team Issa girls.

$16.99 available at Insecure

Every season 'Insecure' has a great playlist to correspond with the show. One of the songs off the album comes from Kelela, who's vinyl is also (lowkey) art from your Issa friend's apartment. 

$20.99 available at Okayplayer