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Goodwill gifting: Buy presents that help good causes

Bright stuff

Light up someone’s life with the Festive Letter Light Box (above). And it won’t just be their life which could get lit up: all profits go back to Cancer Research UK. £9.99, shop.cancerresearchuk.org

Christmas spirit

Enjoy a festive tipple which gives back at the same time with Juracán Rum by The Hurricane Rum Company. From each sale, £8.50 goes to disaster relief charity ShelterBox, founded in response to the effects of the 2017 hurricane season. £56, selfridges.com

Family affair

Kalinko works with artisan families across Burma to create beautiful homeware while paying them twice the national minimum wage. The online store currently supports 94 families and they’re aiming to work with 500 by 2021. Zomi recycled glass vase, from £30, kalinko.com

All heart

Serve up love in these Pink Heart bowls: £2 from each sale goes to The Eve Appeal, a gynaecological cancer charity. £30, oliverbonas.com

Bags of kindness

This jumbo storage bag/alternative gift sack was designed by children’s author Neal Layton, with 100 per cent of proceeds from each sale going to Make-A-Wish, a charity helping to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. £4.95, rexlondon.com

Art attack

Social enterprise Arthouse Unlimited celebrates the artistic talents of adults with epilepsy and learning difficulties. Gifts include tea towels, beauty products and china mugs and jugs (pictured, £22). From £7.25 to £25, yourssustainably.com

A warm welcome

Love Welcomes is a social enterprise working with refugee women in Greece, who make these colourful, eco-friendly welcome mats out of recycled blankets and life vests. £65, lovewelcomes.org

Golden opportunity

Up the glam factor with a gold sequin Fairtrade basket, produced by Mai, an Oxfam project supporting disadvantaged families in Vietnam. £14.99, oxfam.org.uk/shop