The holiday shopping season can be daunting, especially when you have so many people on your list and so little time to shop. This year, stick to a gifting motif, and give everyone a scent-themed gift that reminds you of the special moments you’ve shared! Keeping to a theme will not only make the shopping process easier for you, it will make it more fun by evoking memories of loved ones.
Television host and lifestyle expert Kika Rocha shares her favorite scents that capture the holiday season and how she uses memories and experiences to find unique, sentimental gifts for loved ones.
Her tips include:
- For Mom or Dad: Think of mornings growing up, with dad shaving in the mirror before work, mom spraying a spritz of perfume before leaving the house, or the aroma of coffee in the kitchen.
- For a Brother or Sister: Do you have an adventurous brother who loves nature? Or a sister who you spent hours with walking in the countryside? Use your favorite memories of your siblings to find a scent that captures that close bond.
- For a Friend: Traveling can be a source of inspiration. From the wine you drank in Barcelona to the chilly walks you took through London, travel experiences are rich with scent-filled memories.
Kika Rocha is a former Fashion and Beauty Director of People en Español 2002-2013 and the first ever Hispanic Beauty & Fashion Editor to be featured twice in Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). She has been a Red Carpet TV Personality for the past nine years on award shows such as the Latin Grammys, Premios Lo Nuestro, Premios Juventud, Premios Billboard Latinos and Premios El Soberano. Rocha is also a Fashion and Beauty expert on top Hispanic television shows on Univision, Telemundo and CNN Español. She currently has a weekly TV Beauty segment with Telemundo called "Belleza al día con Kika" that airs every Wednesday. Rocha is also a Fashion Judge on the TV reality show “Colombia’s Next Top Model,” a franchise of America’s Next Top Model created by Tyra Banks, airing in Colombia on Caracol TV. She has also partnered with department stores such as Macy's and was chosen as an influential Latina in the campaign "Las Influyentes," which included a tour during Hispanic Heritage Month across 10 US cities. Rocha has been a beauty ambassador for brands such as Aveeno, Ralph Lauren fragrances, Dove, MAC Cosmetics and many more! Rocha also produces a successful beauty and style blog, Tips De Kika.