Holiday shopping isn’t always easy — it’s tough picking out something for everyone on your Christmas list! From the teen who has everything to your notoriously tough-to-shop-for dad, finding just the right thing to please your loved ones can be a real challenge. This year, however, an unexpected hero has emerged to make your holiday shopping a total breeze: one miss Mariah Carey!
The 49-year-old songbird — aka the “Queen of Christmas” — took time out from prepping for her All I Want for Christmas tour (kicking off November 22) to create a fool-proof gift guide from the thousands of items available on Amazon in honor of the 25th anniversary of her famous 1994 Merry Christmas album.
“I picked some holiday must-haves for my Amazon gift guide!” she wrote on Twitter.
While we’d expect nothing less than the best-of-the-best from Carey, her list of holiday essentials is truly awe-inspiring. The singer thought of everything! There are giant stuffed giraffes ($83.99, Amazon) and kites ($19.95, Amazon) for the kids, tea sets ($34.99, Amazon) and stone diffusers ($119, Amazon) for those who deserve a little R&R (we’re looking at you, Mom!), and, of course, several picks for the music lovers in your life — karaoke, anyone? ($219.95, Amazon). The chanteuse even chose a few items for your four-legged family members, including a bone ($99, Amazon) that will move on its own for owner-free playtime!
If you’re cringing at the thought of how much hand-selected presents by a glam celeb like Carey might run you, fear not — the star’s product selections range in price from $16.43 to $315, so they’re sure to fit within any budget you may be working with.
We don’t know abut you, but we’re thoroughly impressed. Keep scrolling to shop Mariah’s picks for the best Amazon finds around and discover how you can cater them to every person you need to shop for this holiday season!
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Best Gift for Moms — Vahdam x Mariah Carey Christmas Joy Tea Set
Where to buy: $34.99, Amazon
Help Mom get into total relaxation mode with this Vahdam tea set exclusively curated for the “Vision of Love” singer. “If you know me, you know I love good tea!” Carey said of the collaboration.
The set includes two limited-edition chai blends of Holiday Breakfast and Christmas Chai that any mom is sure to love. Better yet, one percent of revenue will go to finance the education of the company’s tea growers' children in India.
As Carey herself would say, “Find your tea, dahhlings!”
Ember Temperature Controlled Mug
Best Gift for Dads — Ember Copper Temperature-Controlled Smart Mug
Where to buy: $129.95, Amazon
Dad will never complain about cold coffee again with this temperature-controlled mug from Ember. This innovative pick will allow him to keep his cup of joe at a perfect 120 to 145 degrees Fahrenheit with the free accompanying Ember app for up to one and a half hours. It also will shut-off when the mug is empty and comes with a one year manufacturer’s warranty. (Read our in-depth review here.)
Malouf Down Comforter
Best Gift for College Kid — Malouf Down Comforter
Where to buy: From $134.99, Amazon
Make sure your favorite student is always warm and cozy with Carey’s favorite duck down comforter from Malouf. It’s got a 100 percent cotton cover and corner loops for a secure fit.
The songstress isn't the only one raving over this comforter, with buyers saying it has "warm and cloud-like comfort" and "lightweight, medium fluff." Sizes range from twin to oversized king.
Best Gift for Music Lovers — Victrola Vintage Suitcase Turntable
Where to buy: $42.99 (Originally $59.99), Amazon
When shopping for a music buff, you can’t go wrong with a classic turntable, and this one from Victrola lends a playful touch. “I like to use this festive record player to listen to my vinyl collection,” Carey said.
This particular turntable plays records at three different speeds and is Bluetooth-enabled to play selections from your computer or phone.
As for what to listen to? Take it from Carey: “No holiday party is complete without holiday music.” Luckily, her best-selling hit, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” is now available on vinyl ($25.98 , Amazon) this year — happy listening!
Rhm Karaoke Machine
Best Gift for Teens — RHM Karaoke Machine
Where to buy: $219.95, Amazon
Your teen will adore belting out their favorite tunes with their friends courtesy of this portable karaoke machine from RHM. It’s got a phone holder at the top and Bluetooth capability, so they'll be able to easily cue up their phone playlist. As for the sound, reviewers say the built-in speakers have “excellent quality.” Two microphones, a charging cable, and a one-year warranty are included with purchase.
Virtruvi Stone Diffuser
Best Gift for Her — Virtruvi Stone Diffuser
Where to buy: $119.99, Amazon
Whether she's your sister, relative, or in-law, this sleek little ceramic device (which can also act as a dim light), she's sure to delight in this stone diffuser that lightly dissipates 10 to 20 drops of the essential oil of her choice throughout the room (up to 540 square feet). She'll be able to choose between a three or seven hour setting and turn the built-in light on or off as she sees fit.
Dash Popcorn Maker
Best Gift for Movie Buffs — Dash Hot Air Popcorn Popper
Where to buy: From $28.97, Amazon
Film fanatics will never have to watch a movie without the perfect snack on hand again thanks to this nifty little Dash popcorn maker. It uses hot air to cook kernels, making it a healthier option than stove or microwave cooking due to its lack of oil or added preservatives, and it makes up to 16 cups of popcorn at the push of a button. This machine comes with a measuring cup, a recipe cup, and a one year warranty.
The Wine Savant Diamond Glasses
Best Gift for Wine Lovers — The Wine Savant Diamond Glasses
Where to buy: From $17.95, Amazon
Give the gift of sophistication with this diamond-shaped drinkware, which is hand-blown with lead-free glass. It comes in a lined velvet box you can wrap for easy gifting, and Amazon reviewers say these pieces, which come in a set of two or four, are not at all delicate. “They’re [made of] thick, durable glass,” one customer assured.
Best Gift for the Traveler — CINEMOOD Portable Movie Theater
Where to buy: $315, Amazon
“This is a great gift idea for those who travel and want to feel like they’re at the movies wherever they go!” Carey said in her guide, adding, “You can set this up anywhere to play your favorite movies!”
Working like a mini projector, this portable device will play films and shows from your favorite streaming services, including Amazon Prime, Netflix, AmebaTV, and YouTube for up to five hours without charging. It also comes pre-loaded with 40 Disney e-books and 25 short safety videos and cartoons. On the fence? There's a one year “worry-free” guarantee to set help you make your decision.
Best Gift for Cooks — DII Holiday Kitchen Apron
From $16.43, Amazon
Cooks can get into the holiday spirit with this festive Mrs. Claus-style apron that will have them channeling Carey herself on the cover of her Merry Christmas album. It’s 100 percent cotton, making it easy to launder should they run into any messes in the kitchen, and has extra-long ties for an all-inclusive fit.
Best Gift for Tea Lovers — Chefman PerfecTea Electric Glass Kettle
Where to buy: $79.99, Amazon
With eight different modes, this electric kettle does it all, from heating up your favorite cup of tea to oil and water for your French press. It holds up to 6 cups, and you can keep water warm for up to one hour. There’s also a stay-cool handle to ensure you don’t burn yourself, because, safety first!
Pro Drink Scale
Best Gift for Your BFF — Perfect Company Drink Pro Smart Scale
Where to buy: $99.99, Amazon
Toast your girlfriends with some homemade cocktails with a little help from Perfect Company’s easy-to-use smart scale. Not only does this handy measuring tool tell you how much liquid you’re putting into each drink with a digital display, you can select from one of 400 pre-loaded recipes or add your own while pouring your ingredients, and the machine will simply chime once you’ve added enough. You can also enter the liquor and mixers you have on hand into the machines for a few quick drink suggestions — cheers!
Cleer Stage Speaker
Best Gift for Tech Lovers — Cleer Stage Bluetooth Speaker
Where to buy: $99.99 (Originally $129.99), Amazon
Techies are sure to appreciate this Alexa-enabled Bluetooth speaker from Cleer. It’s got an impressive 15-hour long battery life, a lightweight design for maximum portability, and a shockproof and water-resistant exterior. Most importantly, however, Amazon buyers say it sounds great.
“The speaker definitely packs a punch,” one purchaser wrote. “The bass is clear and not muddled. The mid’s and high’s come across as crisp. I liked it so much that I bought a second speaker to pair with.”
Melissa & Doug Giraffe
Best Gift for Babies — Melissa & Doug Giant Stuffed Giraffe
Where to buy: $83.99 (Originally $99.99), Amazon
Leave it to Carey, who has eight-year-old twins, to come through with the perfect present for a baby. Though this giant giraffe is recommended for ages three and up, we think it would make for the perfect addition to any newborn’s nursery. It stands at an awe-inspiring 4 feet tall and is made to last with wire-frame legs and a polyester exterior for rough and tumble play.
Reign Charm Mirror
Best Gift for Beauty Lovers — ReignCharm Vanity Mirror
Where to buy: From $299.99, Amazon
Carey is a glamazon through and through, so we were all ears when it came to her top Amazon beauty selection — a well-lit vanity mirror. “If there’s anything I know about beauty, it’s that you HAVE to have good lighting,” she said. “This is a MUST HAVE for anyone who likes to get glammed and stand out at their holiday party!”
Featuring 12 mega-watt LED bulbs and a dimmer control, you can find your perfect angle every day of the week. A wall and base mount are included, and it comes with a built-in charger for your USB accessories.
Wicked Bone Bone
Best Gift for Dog Lovers — Wickedbone Smart Bone
Where to buy: $99, Amazon
While this may appear to be a toy best enjoyed by a dog, it’s actually the perfect gift for your favorite dog owner. This self-moving smart bone can be run in auto mode to keep Fido entertained for hours without manual operation, giving “mom” or “dad” a well-deserved puppy break. It responds to different types of touch and can also be manually controlled with a joystick to increase interaction with furry friends. A protective cover easily detaches for cleaning, and 24-hour tech support is available should you hit a snag with your device. If we had tails, we’d definitely be wagging them!
Monach Butterfly Kit
Best Gift for Kids — WindNSun Monarch Butterfly Kite
Where to buy: $19.95, Amazon
It’s no secret that Carey loves butterflies — she named her sixth studio album after the majestic insect — so it’s not surprising to see that she chose a highly-detailed monarch-themed kite as one of her picks to be enjoyed by all ages. This kite comes ready to fly with a handle, string, and a quick clip, and works best in winds of 7 to 15 mph.
Dapper Dog Box
Best Gift for Dogs — The Dapper Dog Box Subscription
Where to buy: $25.90, then $35 monthly, Amazon
Pets are family too, and you can show your pooch how much you care this holiday with this darling monthly subscription box. Jam-packed with five full-size toys, treats, and a limited-edition bandana both pup and owner will love, it's just the thing for good dogs everywhere. The edible treats are all-natural and vary month to month to cater to different taste preferences. Better still, a portion of all proceeds will go to help rescue and shelter dogs in need.