Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas shopping can be stressful – firstly what the heck do you actually get? It has to be thoughtful and something you know your loved one will love right? Where do you even start?

Well Running in Chanel has you covered – from every kind of gal pal in your life to even that special guy in your life! There are even little gifts for the stocking or for the office Kris Kringle.

Plus every present featured is from Australian companies, with majority made here in Australia so you can feel good you are helping to support local businesses and Australian families.

For the Fashionista:

Natalie Alamein La Abuela Hola Clutch

Natalie Alamein creates beautiful handmade accessories & clothing hailing from Bondi Beach in Sydney. My top pick? The La Abuela Hola Clutch in hot pink is bound to be a stand out and talking point (literally!) especially with its’ unique detailing such as beading, tassels and pom poms – making it the perfect summer accessory for any buddy fashionista or long standing FROWs.

Elle Louise Choker

So I have mentioned any fashionista loves a good statement piece and that is exactly what designer Elle Louise creates – statement jewellery adorned with crystals. The beauty of Elle Louise is that you choose a style and then select a stone. Go for the V-chain choker, every fashionista knows the value of layering (even is the hard work is done for you) and it’s the perfect shape for any neckline. As for the crystal? You can’t go wrong with a rose quartz – this beautiful stone will catch everyone’s eye.


For the Modern Minimalist:

Deon Dane watch

Deon Dane creates sleek and modern watches that are fit be be seen on any wrist. Choose a monochrome style like the black marble and it is sure to become her favourite!

Infamous Friends tee

Infamous Friends update the basic tee with cheeky slogans that will ultimately give cool girl status (let’s be honest, if the local models love it, so will she!) Luckily the latest collection just dropped in time for your Christmas shopping at the Clique Arcade. Now all you have to do is choose one… Which could take some time! Still not sure? FOXY will always suit her personality.


For the Fitness Fanatic:

Air Max Thea

Forget Louboutins, this Cinderella would prefer the Nike kicks – especially the latest Air Max Thea Jacquard Premium in this beautiful purple & teal combo (available from Style Runner).

Once Upon a Run bag

Once Upon a Run Billie Beats Bobby Bag is the perfect carry all bag! In monochome tones & quilting this bag has a beautiful sport luxe feel that is stylish enough to be used every day (even if it’s not for the gym!)


For the Boho Babe:

Sandals of Love

Sandals of Love create beautiful & vibrant sandals. Go for a pair of pom pom sandals than any boho babe would love to dance in!

Ethel & Leo Slouchy Pants

Ethel & Leo slouchy pants are perfect for the beach or rolled into the bottom of a backpack while trekking around South America, you just know your wanderlust friend will love them – especially in this Bahamas Flora print.


Last Minute Stocking Stuffers:


Colour Theory Lip Crayons

Colour Theory make beautiful from top quality ingredients, without the hefty price-tag, making Colour Theory products the perfect stocking stuffer to complete your Christmas presents. Their Jumbo Lip Crayons are a particular favourite and it’s easy to see why when they provide vibrant colour while still hydrating and nourishing lips (thanks to ingredients such as carnauba wax, beeswax and cocoa butter) all for a total of $8 each! Yep $8! Plus when Rachel Finch is the company’s ambassador you know they have something good going on! Can’t choose a colour? Just buy them all!

La Sorella Candle

Ok so candles are the female equivalent of socks & jocks to guys – somehow 95% of women around the world will receive a candle come Christmas morning. But those candles aren’t a La Sorella candle! La Sorella for one are made here locally by Perth gal Emma (yay you for shopping local!), are hand poured (yep every single candle is made with love by hand) and are soy based (which means they are better for the environment and you). Plus La Sorella have truly unique scents making them stand out from the competition. Go for Angel Wings a soft, powdery floral scent (think the fanciest of baby powders) or branch out with Avocado & Mint (trust me on this!) it’s fresh with hints of citrus and berry with a little subtle vanilla.


For the guy in your life:

Mocha Salt board shorts

Board shorts that are fancy enough for hitting by the Cottesloe Beach Bar? Yes your guy need such a magical pair of shorts! Luckily Mocha Salt makes those very board shorts! Made from quick-drying & light weight material they are perfect for swimming but the tailored cut & slim fit enable you & your guy to hit the local bar straight after (with no need for changing (well at least your guy doesn’t have to!) Go for the Whalebone Coral print for extra style points.

Established Eyewear Amos

A new pair of sunglasses never goes astray and Established Eyewear make vintage inspired designs with a modern twist, plus they are unisex so I guess you could always “borrow” them yourself! (Win win!) Go for the Amos, a refined style that that is perfect for any stylish guy. Lastly avoid typical black (boring) and choose something a little more unique like that green tones of the Amos Vert style.


Merry Christmas!

JB xx


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