Find the Perfect Gift for the Left-Handed People in Your Life!
For left-handed people, it can be a struggle to find tools and gear that fits their hand orientation. Lefties often feel like a minority or may have been pressured in school to switch to right-handedness. My sister is left-handed and so is her husband, so that gave me insight into some things that don’t work well for them. I wanted to find useful items that make life easier for them and others.
Celebrate and recognize the lefty in your life with a special gift just for the left-handed person. Here are a variety of gifts that they would love to receive.
Are Left Handed People Smarter?
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Left-Handed Keyboard – for the computer buffs on your gift list
Who would have thought there was a left-handed keyboard. Nifty! There’s even a lefty keyboard, especially for gamers.
These have the number pad on the left side. For those of us who aren’t left-handed, we never even knew that lefties had to struggle with the keypad being on the wrong side when they use a standard keyboard.
T-Shirts Just for Lefties
Be proud of being a lefty! It’s a black t-shirt with the slogan, “I’m left-handed. What’s your super power?”
“I learned to play softball with a right-handed mitt, but everything else I do totally left-handed. I carry things in my right hand to leave the dominant hand available to turn a key, etc. Most punch bowl ladles pour from the wrong side so even that isn’t simple for left-handed people.”
Fun Gifts for the Lefty – A Watch
This is certainly something I never thought about. The usual watches have the buttons on the wrong side for the left-handed person.
Right-handed people don’t even think about the difficulties encountered daily by those who are left-handed. If you marry a lefty or have a child who’s left-handed, then you start to realize that some things just don’t work right for them. For instance:
Lefties cannot use a standard pencil sharpener, the blades are backward for them.
Writing on the chalkboard is a problem for lefties as your hand drags across and erase everything you write.
When you join the army, you find that rifles are for right-handed people
Potato peelers don’t work correctly for left-handed people.