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
Near impossible to write on comfortably, a spiral-bound notepad is a lefty’s worst enemy. Spend a short period with one and you’ll be rewarded with those angry-looking 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 premium Moleskine notebook. What a difference in comfort! Plus, they’re so much higher quality than the ones everyone else uses at the office that you can almost taste the envy!
Crucially, they open completely flat, allowing us southpaws to write close to the margins in comfort. Perfect!
2. Scissors For Lefties
The majority of right handed people probably don’t even realize that a regular pair of scissors become next to useless when held in the left hand. Well, 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 well-reviewed pair by Fiskars above. Fiskars has been in business since 1649, so knows 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 that you can use without smudging the ink is akin to discovering gold.
Check out the Maped pens linked above that use quick-drying ink, and feature an innovative curved design that keeps your hand away from the ink before it dries. No more smudged writing!
In addition, the curved design allows us to actually see what we’re writing. Very cool!
4. Ambidextrous Mouse
Most mice are designed with the right-handed user in mind. However, with an ambidextrous design, you won’t need to struggle with poor ergonomics or unusable buttons on the wrong side any longer!
The Logitech G300s is a high-quality gaming mouse that 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 that can be customized to quickly 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. No one is left behind with this gift!
If you would prefer a wireless option, you can also check out the excellent Razer Viper.
5. Ambidextrous Can Opener
I HATE using can openers – by the time I manage to get into the can I’m a sweaty, angry mess. As is the can…
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 above has an innovative ambidextrous design that allows for both left and right handed use.
It is designed to be super-simple to use, with no strenuous gripping required. Once the can is opened, the high-quality stainless steel blades leave a safe, and 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 realized 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 above is designed to be used with either the left hand or the right hand. It uses high-quality diamond abrasives, and is built 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 above to a 25ft heavy-duty option by Task with an impact-resistant case. 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 above.
8. Books for Lefties
There are a ton of books centered around left handed topics, so why not give the lefty in your life a book which talks specifically about our ‘gift’.
A classic that 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 above.
9. Left Handed T Shirts
Show off your lefty pride with a left handed t-shirt that announces your southpaw awesomeness to the world.
Check out the fun shirt above 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.
Of course, there are plenty of other designs available with a variety of different slogans and quotes. Simply type “left handed t-shirts” into the search bar for additional results.
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General Lefty Gift Ideas
STILL not found what you’re after? Check out this left handed store for tons of additional suggestions!
There’s a few good left handed gag gifts to make your giftee laugh. I particularly like the devious coffee mug that won’t work for right handed people!
Give The Gift of Music!
If they don’t already play an instrument, a left handed instrument could inspire an entire new obsession for your giftee.
Check out the top links in my left handed guitar database, where you’ll find guides for beginner left handed guitars, basses, ukuleles, banjos, and more!