We southpaws are a breed unto our ourselves or so it seems. Being a lefty in a majority righty world comes with some challenges. That is why any lefty will love it when you give them one of these 12 Handy Left-Handed Gifts Under $20.
First a few fun facts about left-handed folks.
- Left-handedness is twice as common in twins than in the general population (Fact Retriever).
- Almost 40% of top tennis players are lefties (LeftyFretz).
- International Left Handers Day is August 13th.
- Famous lefties include Aristotle, Benjamin Franklin, Billy The Kid, Henry Ford, Julia Roberts, Julius Caesar, Lord Baden Powell (Founder of Boy Scouts), Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Shirley McLaine, and many more.
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Any left-hander who has tried to cut with right-handed scissors knows this can be an exercise in frustration. My mom once told me about being called to my elementary school to discuss the teacher’s concern that I could not cut properly. She took one look at the right-handed scissors that the teacher had me cutting with and knew what the problem was. Easiest teacher conference ever.
Anyway, I digress. Let’s move on to making you a gift giving hero to a lefty.
Westcott 8-Inch Lefty Titanium Scissors-A sturdy, handy pair for teens and adults.
Fiskars 5 Inch Left Handed Pointed-Tip Kids Scissors-Great for the elementary school crowd. And with racing stripes to boot!
Lefty Training Rubber Pencil Grips-A big help to any left-hander learning to properly hold a pencil. This is not a skill that a right-hander can easily teach to a leftie.
Your Left-Handed Child: Making things easy for left-handers in a right-handed world-Perfect for the friend of family member that has a young lefty that he or she is raising.
3 Left-Handed Visio Pens Plus 2 Left-Handed College-Ruled Notebooks, Metallic Cover Designed With Ruler Markings-A great combination of pens and notebooks with the lefty in mind. Moving the spiral on the notebooks to the right side prevents a left-hander from having to constantly drag his or her arm across the spirals while they write.
Handwarmer Mug -Mocha -Left Handed-Ergonomically designed for the best fit for his or her hand.
Left Handed Folding Waiter 4-in-1 Corkscrew–This corkscrew rotates counterclockwise making it easier for a left-hander. Also contains a knife, bottle griper, and bottle opener.Lefty’s Left-Handed Bamboo Utensil Kitchen Tool Set, 4 Pieces in Mesh Bag-Makes food prep that much easier.
Light My Fire Left-Handed BPA-Free Tritan Spork Daypack-Great for a left-hander who enjoys camping and dining in the outdoors.
FastCap 25 Foot Lefty/Righty Measuring Tape–Makes it easy to use no matter which hand is dominate.
Lefty’s True Left-handed Playing Cards, 2 Decks-Printed so that lefties can fan the cards in their right hands and still read the numbers.
Proud Lefty T-Shirt – Funny Left Handed Shirt-Wear that southpawness proud.
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