Five festive finds to wrap up your Christmas plans

Still looking for last minute present ideas? Struggling to pin-down your dinner plans? Good job we've got Christmas sorted for you

1. Make this your Christmas Eve jacketChristmas plans, Camoshita, Jackal Recommends

We love a smoking jacket at The Jackal, particularly when it’s a contemporary take on the classic by one of our favourite cult Japanese brands. Mr Kamoshita is a men’s style aficionado and street style icon, who’s eponymous brand is known for its precise reinterpretations of retro American menswear. This grey flannel smoking jacket, cut with a generous chest, shawl collar and trimmed with black grosgrain is almost unbearably sharp – and cosy to wear. Rock with a grandad collar shirt and slim black trousers to parties, or throw over a soft merino rollneck when the family gathers around the fire on Christmas Eve. £595, shop now

2. Get set for the New Year with Cafe du CyclisteCafe du Cycliste, festive finds, Jackal magazine

Yes, this time of year is all about indulgence, but the smart Christmas party-goer also makes New Year’s action plans well in advance. It’s a good job then that Cafe du Cycliste has just opened on Artillery Lane near Liverpool Street station. The chic French activewear brand’s new home from home offers the ideal pit-stop for the health-conscious Jackal reader. Stop by to get kitted out for your new year’s regime. Everything from jerseys and gilets to shorts and cycling tights, it’s all there.

3. Cubitts is reviving a lost London craftCubitts, Christmas plans, Jackal Recommends

The Jackal rates Cubitts. This London-based eyewear brand has an established recipe for success; sharp designs in good-quality Italian acetate, slick service and a quirky, contemporary identity. Now, it’s reviving the lost craft of spectacle making in London with its new quarterly frame making workshops at its Kings Cross hub. Classes are three hours long and taught by Cubitts’ craftsmen, using the same tools and techniques that are applied to the Cubitts bespoke process. Perfect if you’re stuck for interesting gift ideas. Classes are £25 per person. Sign up at

4. Cartier has a new home at HarrodsCartier, Jackal Recommends, Christmas plans

News from the fine watch world: Harrods has just completed the refurbishment and redesign of a new standalone Cartier boutique. It’s now the largest boutique in the store’s fine watch room and a thoroughly chic place to be, thanks to the efforts of architect Laura Gonzalez. Smooth bronze surfaces, delicate glass furnishings and touches of pale, panelled wood channel a sense of Parisian glamour that’s synonymous with Cartier. It’s made up of four salons dedicated to different elements of Cartier’s collection, for an experience that feels thoroughly indulgent. If you’re looking to try on some beautiful watches in a refined setting either side of Christmas, you know where to go. /

5. Stuck for Christmas dinner ideas? Go all-out at Cafe RoyalChristmas plans, Cafe Royal, Jackal Recommends

If you can’t go-large at this time of year, when can you? Christmas dinner at Cafe Royal is always a serious affair, but it gets our vote this season thanks to its particularly plush menus. The hotel’s Ten Room restaurant is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, serving luxurious takes on classic festive dishes. Choose from Bresse duck ‘ham’, slow-cooked haunch of venison or Norfolk Bronze Turkey with chestnut stuffing. Alternatively, the Domino Room offers something a little more intimate, with a five-course Christmas lunch curated by Head Chef Armand Sablon, complete with all the trimmings; including cheese, Christmas pudding and coffee with mince pies. If festive cooking’s your worst nightmare, this the place to go.

Christmas lunch in the Domino room is priced at £175 per person, Christmas lunch at Ten Room is £85 per person.