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International development charity Practical Action has launched a brand new range of Christmas gifts with a difference this month in an effort to raise more funds to help people in developing countries lift themselves out of poverty.

New gifts available this year include Love Your Alpaca for £86 which acts as a lifeline to people living in the high Andes in Peru where few animals can survive thanks to the freezing temperatures. Alpacas provide a family with wool they can use for clothing or sell and a regular supply of milk.

Other gifts include a powerless fridge, known as a Zeer Pot for £28 for use in hot countries where there is no access to electricity. The fridges are invaluable in the baking heat of Sudan and are created by placing one earthenware pot inside another surrounded by a layer of...

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