Shopping for left handed gifts? Keep reading to discover my top 9 inexpensive gifts for left handed people.
I’ve included some novelty gifts for lefties, as well as some products designed specifically for southpaws which will make life that little bit easier. Crucially, everything in this list is relatively inexpensive, and is guaranteed to make the recipient smile!
9 Perfect Left Handed Gifts
1. A Notebook WITHOUT Rings
A spiral-bound notepad is a lefty’s worst enemy. It’s near impossible to write on them comfortably, and spend more than 2 minutes with one and you’ll be rewarded with those sweet, sweet ring imprints on your hand. Ouch!
After years of suffering with the standard issue spiral-bound pads I’m always given at work, I finally forked out my own cash for a high-quality Moleskine notebook. What a difference, and they’re so much higher quality than the ones everyone else uses at the office.
Crucially, they open completely flat, which allows us lefties to write close to the margins in comfort. Perfect!
2. Scissors For Lefties
Many right handed people probably don’t even realise that a regular pair of scissors is next to useless when used in the left hand. The struggle is real!
Take the hassle out of cutting by picking up a quality pair of left handed scissors. Inexpensive, but invaluable!
There are plenty of options available, but I have linked to a pair by Fiskars below. Fiskars has been in business since 1649, so know a thing or two about producing quality products. These use precision-ground stainless steel blades for extra accuracy, and come with a lifetime warranty.
3. Left Handed Pens
Yes, left handed pens are a thing! Who knew!?
As a southpaw, finding a pen which you can use without smudging is akin to discovering gold.
Check out the Maped pens linked below which use quick-drying ink, and feature an innovative curved design which keeps your hand away from the ink before it dries. No more smudged writing!
In addition, the curved design allows for us to actually see what we’re writing. Very cool!
4. Ambidextrous Computer Mouse
Most mice are designed with a right handed user in mind, but you don’t need to struggle with poor ergonomics or extra buttons on the wrong side any longer!
The Logitech G300s is a high quality mouse which can be used in either the left or right hand thanks to its symmetrical design. Although aimed at gamers, its ultra-high precision makes it ideal for any day-to-day use. It also has nine programmable buttons which can be customized to perform a ton of handy tasks.
A nice plus point is that its ambidextrous design means that everyone in the home or office can also use it.
5. Ambidextrous Can Opener
I HATE using can openers – by the time I manage to get into the tin i’m a sweaty, angry mess.
Left handed can openers do exist, but why not pick up an option which everyone in the house can use? The Bartelli model I’ve linked to below has an innovative ambidextrous design which allows for both left and right handed use.
It is designed to be super-simple to use, with no strenuous gripping required. Once the tin is opened, the high quality stainless steel blades leave a safe, smooth edge that you won’t cut yourself on.
Handily, it also doubles up as a jar and bottle opener!
6. Ambidextrous Knife Sharpener
Many years ago I bought a 3-stage knife sharpening block, and always thought it was pretty useless. It wasn’t until a couple of years later that I realised it was designed to be used only with the right hand.
Why not pick up an ambidextrous design so that everyone in the house can safely keep kitchen knives in tip-top condition.
The Mueller 4-stage sharpener linked below is designed to be used with either the left hand or the right hand. It uses high quality diamond abrasives, and is made to a very high standard. It’ll even sharpen your left handed scissors!
7. Left Handed Tape Measure
Most southpaws will favor holding a tape measure in their left hand, which means that the numbers will be upside down. A left handed tape measure solves that problem in one fell swoop with graduations that read from right to left, and the right way up!
I’ve linked below to a 25ft heavy-duty option which features both inches and millimeters. It also features a left handed belt clip, so that you can clip it on the left side and have it facing the correct way.
Check it out at the link below.
8. Books for Lefties
There are a ton of books centred around left handed topics, so why not give the lefty in your life a book which talks specifically about our ‘gift’.
A classic which has been around for decades is ‘The Natural Superiority of the Left-Hander’ by James Tertius de Kay. This book is chock full of fun and interesting facts and trivia about being a lefty in a right handed world.
You can read more about it at the link below.
9. T-Shirt With Lefty Slogans
Show off your lefty pride with a t-shirt announcing your southpaw awesomeness to the world.
Check out the fun shirt below which bears the slogan ‘I May Be Left Handed, But I’m Always Right’. Available in a selection of different colors, and for men, women, and children.
MORE Gifts For Left Handed People!
STILL not found what you’re after? Check out this page for tons of extra suggestions! There’s a few good left handed gag gifts to make your giftee laugh. I particularly like the devious coffee mug which won’t work for right handed people!