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    26 Subscription Boxes For People Ready To Start A New Hobby

    It's time to level up. New hobby, who dis?

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    1. IndieStitch ushers in a new hobby that will also expand your wardrobe. Each month, you'll receive a new pattern from an indie designer, and everything you need to turn your fabric into a new wardrobe staple.

    one of the indie stitch boxes

    What you'll get: In the kit will be a digital PDF download, printed pattern pieces, two to three yards of fabric, notions for the pattern, and bonus sewing tools. Each month, you can pick your choice of fabric. You can opt for something fun and vibrant, something neutral and low key, or a cool pattern. Past projects have included cardigans, joggers, skirts, tops, and more and run from sizes XXS—3X.

    Promising review: "I'm a novice sewer so I was really hesitant to sign up for this subscription, but it really exceeded my expectations! The materials in my box was great quality and there was a very generous amount. There were a few fun surprises tucked in as well, which I really found to be thoughtful. I think one of the best aspects of this subscription is the tutorial videos that walk you through how to put the pattern together. I've never sewn clothes before so I was really nervous to get started; the videos were really helpful. The pattern in the box wasn't quite my style, but after watching the videos I was able to adapt it a bit and make an item that I really love. This is a really fun way to learn a new skill. I'm really looking forward to future boxes!" —Shannon B.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $49.95/month.

    2. Bloomin' Box wants you to finally start a little garden, and there's no time like the present. This subscription is suitable for novice planters to green thumbs, and will have you enjoying the fruits of your labor in no time.

    the Bloomin' Box kit

    What you'll get: Each month Bloomin' Box will send you seeds to plant of flowers, fruits, vegetables, or both that are in season for that month. Once you get your seeds toss in soil, add some sun and water, and wait for your seeds to bloom.

    Promising review: "I absolutely ❤️ Bloomin’ Bin! I’m a beginner gardener and the seeds are incredible. It all grows BIG and prolific. My kids love the tasty results. I highly recommend them if you’re wanting variety, fun, and fresh seeds that grow!" —Melissa B.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $7.75/month (available in four styles).

    3. Fearless Nail Art sends you cool things to maintain that mani. You've done such a good job keeping your nails together during quarantine, it's become your favorite pastime.

    a nail art kit from the box
    @fearlessnailart / Via

    What you'll get: Each month you'll receive five or six nail art items including a Born Pretty stamping plate, nail art decals, glitter, nail striping tapes, charms, rhinestones, flatback pearls, nail wraps, and more.

    Promising review: "I'm always amazed at how much every box includes. Hands-down the best subscription box I've ever received. Top quality themed boxes, and it even includes OPI polishes! I'm never disappointed and I recommend that anyone who loves unique, quality nail products try it!" —Kathryn M.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $12.23/month, or from Fearless Nail Art starting at $12.99/month.

    4. Scribbler wants to encourage writers to write more this year, and more importantly, to actually finish their projects.

    the box which includes writing themed gifts and books on writing tips

    What you'll get: Each month you'll receive a box curated with writing gifts, a teaching booklet from a bestselling author, a novel with a signed bookplate, inside information on the publishing process, and live chats with editors and literary agents.

    Promising review: "This is by far my favorite box that I have ordered. I received my second box this week and was delighted with the products inside. I have been very impressed with the email updates and literary contests that they send information on. I absolutely adore the candle this month and the journal from last month. I always wait until the second to leave a review so that I have some idea of consistency and I'm happy to say that both boxes were delightfully well curated." —Meighann C.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $27.50/month.

    5. The Adults & Crafts Crate adds a little fun back into your routine by sending a new craft project each month.

    the adults & crafts kit
    Adults & Crafts

    What you'll get: Each month you'll receive a curated craft box with tools, materials, accessories, and instructions — everything you need to create your next fun project. Past boxes have included wine carriers, epoxy resin coasters, and have taught techniques including wood burning and engraving.

    Promising review: "I look forward to this box every month. Most of the boxes contain enough materials for multiple projects, and give you a launching point to continue building a new hobby. So far I have built a decorative shelf, made marbled dishes out of clay, and learned to weave. This box has given me little pockets of time to be alone and do something fun and creative, which has definitely been a lifeline during a challenging year." —Heather M.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $30/month.

    6. UnboxBoardom helps game night lovers who want to explore games beyond the store aisles. This subscription will send a board game to your doorstep, so you can wow the crew with a new game each month to keep your game nights fresh.

    a board game from the subscription

    What you'll get: With each box, you'll choose between a board game or the option to be surprised. Games range from family board game, to strategy games, and party games for larger groups. The games are suitable for people 8 years old and up. You can choose to receive a new board game every three months, every two months or for super gamers, you can get a new game every month.

    Promising review: "I've been a member for several months now and every game has been great. There is such a variety of games, and this box gives suggestions I might not have picked or even found at the store. Since you can pick between three games each month, there is always an option that fits the types of games I enjoy. I tell people about this box all the time because it's the best way to get new and unique games." —Cailtin G.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $29.99/month.

    7. Whisk Takers adds new tasty dessert recipes to your portfolio. Each month, a box of ingredients will be sent to your door with all the instructions you need to make your future fave dessert.

    Whisk Takers

    What you'll get: Each month you'll receive a box filled with all the ingredients you need to make your dessert. The box will also contain an instruction card to walk you through your baking step by step. There are a variety of subscription options including vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free.

    Promising review: "Love it! I am terrible at baking and gluten-free baked goods are impossible. A little pricey, but well worth it — easy to follow instructions and truly delicious results. I have celiac disease but my husband does not, and he can’t tell that the treats are gluten-free! Looking forward to a new tasty treat each month!" —Kehlen S.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $24.99/month.

    8. Creation Crate sends boxes for techies looking for a hands on project that's not only fun, but educational too. Into robotics? Want to tackle engineering? Just choose the field that interests you and receive the corresponding project.

    The crate
    Creation Crate

    What you'll get: Each month you'll receive a box with components needed to complete your project. Although projects vary, you will receive the basics including an Uno R3 microcontroller, a pocket-sized computer (Arduino-compatible), a USB cable to connect the Uno R3 to your computer, a variety of electronic components needed to build the projects, and access to online courses as well as access to the online electronics course.

    Promising review: "My husband has been wanting to get into electronics as a side hobby for some time and this has been a great way to ease him into a field that he is completely unfamiliar with." —Jessica M

    Get it from Creation Crate starting at $29.99/month. (Get 25% off your first box using code HS2020).

    9. Boxwalla gives film enthusiasts, or avid book readers, unique novels and cinematic works to fill their shelves.

    @theboxwalla / Via, @theboxwalla / Via

    What you'll get: Depending on your subscription, you'll receive films from the Criterion Collection, along with information about each film, or two books from writers around the world monthly.

    Get it from Boxwalla starting at $29.95/box (boxes ship every two months).

    10. Postmark'd Studio wants you to have everything you need to start your pen palling journey, or to stay in contact with friends and family the old-fashioned way.

    The box
    Postmark'd Studio

    What you'll get: Each month you'll receive a themed box with four to five greeting cards, stamps, and an artsy gift, along with tips and tricks to enhance your letter-writing skills to make your letters stand out.

    Promising review: "This is my favorite box! I thought I'd try it, maybe share it with my 92-year-old mother. Each month we both look forward to the latest offering. Our family and friends appreciate the snail mail. They've even commented on the fun stamps that are included. This is an outstanding box." —Anne B.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $21.25/month.

    11. Home Made Luxe makes use of your DIY enthusiasm (remember all those pins you have saved on Pinterest of things you'd love to make for your home?). Each month this subscription sends you an easy DIY craft that'll become the newest addition to your home decor.

    a home made luxe promo photo
    Home Made Luxe

    What you'll get: Each month, you'll receive a box with a new craft, instructions, and all the materials you need to complete the craft inside. Once completed, your DIY project will become a new decor staple in your home.

    Promising review: "Loved it! At first, I was nervous about creating something from scratch, but after I dove in, a creative bug was unleashed within me. I can't wait for my next box!" —Marla M.

    Get it from Home Made Luxe starting at $33.99/month.

    12. FaceTory spoils your skin with nutrient-packed sheet masks...because 2020 has taught us that it's a good idea to keep a relaxing face mask handy.

    What you'll get: Each month you'll receive a curated box with four to seven sheet masks depending your subscription.

    Promising review: "Enjoy this subscription! Working this into my beauty routine has been helpful to my skin and fun. Love the diversity of the masks. The included description card is very helpful. Have only had one incident of a mask coming to me having leaked out of receiving, so far, three orders. Plan to continue receiving this mask as I like the convenience of automatic renew, the diversity, the fun packaging and the instructions, along with the variety touching on many beauty issues. Recommend!" —GiveEmKel

    Get it from Amazon starting at $11.90/month (available in three styles).

    13. Yarn Bits helps anyone lookin' to get hookin' in 2021. This subscription will ease you into the world of crocheting one project at a time. Before you know it, you'll be creating your own one-of-a-kind pieces.

    the box with yarn and crochet hooks inside

    What you'll get: Each month, depending on your subscription, you'll receive a box of items including yarn, patterns, hooks, and extras to help you learn how to crochet. There's also a Facebook group to share with a community of crocheters, as well as a Masterclass to help newbies or challenge more intermediate crocheters.

    Promising review: "I've been a subscriber of both the quick project and blanket boxes for about 10 months now. I like the wide array of different projects and yarns. I especially like it when there are a couple of color options. I've never had any problems with any of the kits I've finished. I give the projects that I don't have time for to my sister and she distributes them to her friends, and they have loved the projects too! Overall a great product, it's nice that I always have an extra little project (with all the 'fixins') to work on without having to fight the hordes at the store (or wait for an internet shipment)." —Kathleen S.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $15.13/month or from Yarn Bits starting at $15/month.

    14. Comic Mystery Box sends you graphic novels each month to help you dive back into the comics and rekindle your love for some of your fave characters, or help you kickstart your collection.

    a spread of comic books

    What you'll get: Each month you'll get 15 comics that could include new issues, back issues, No. 1 issues, and other variants — all more than $60 in value minimum. You can mention your favorite characters and they'll try to include them in your boxes. Your subscription also comes with a newsletter for comic fans.

    Promising review: "Legit, it's just my first month but I am absolutely in love with this subscription box! I've always wanted to collect comics and the fact he lets you tell him which are your favorites as well makes me happy! I love Catwoman and at first I was worried maybe he didn't get my favorites in because I ended up getting something totally left field but I don't care because it was really cool. I think that's something that this box does great is it welcomes you into a whole different group of comics that you had no intention of reading or getting into but appreciating them nonetheless. Plus, he still gave me my favorite, Catwoman, so I'm definitely happy!" —Michael B.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $27.95/month.

    15. SensiBox ships new gear to the artsy smoker who likes their equipment to be just as elevated as their lifestyle.

    the sensibox

    What you'll get: Each month you'll receive five to seven high life essentials, depending on your subscription, that could include a glass piece, gear, munchies, hemp-made products, an Art of Smoke ceramic stonerware pipe, and more.

    Promising review: "I purchased the October 2020 box, which was cat-themed. It was so cute! I loved the little bag and the sticker. I was really impressed with the Art of Smoke pipe! For the amount you spend to get the box with the pipe, it's really a steal. Pipe, bag, sticker, ashtray, papers, cleaning cotton buds, and a one-hitter! I'm going to be keeping my eye out for future boxes for myself; they'd also make the perfect gift." —Summer B.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $19.67/month (available in two styles).

    16. Do a Shot of Yoga helps you on your mind, body, and soul journey. This subscription is for yoga lovers or people looking to ease into yoga for the first time through curated boxes and a digital community for added support.

    the box contents that include a book a headband yoga mat wash a granola bar tea and other items

    What you'll get: Each month you'll receive a themed box of yoga goodies including the yoga book of the month, two or more yoga items, two or more yoga lifestyle items, access to the yoga nerds community, and more.

    Promising review: "I love this subscription box. While it has 'goodies,' I really like interacting with group on reading assignments, the online master classes, and questions of the day. Valeria is very insightful and picks 'themed' boxes to delight, inform, and get more involved with your yoga practice, on and off the mat. I unsubscribed from my other yoga box as it was severely lacking in comparison to this one. If you want to learn more about all the aspects of yoga and connect with a like-minded and supportive family, this box is for you." —Deb B.

    Get it from Cratejoy starting at $44.92/month.

    17. Vinyl Me, Please is a monthly record club that helps you build your record collection with new music from your favorite genres.

    A collection of records, including "The Score' by the Fugees
    Vinyl Me, Please

    What you'll get: Each month you'll receive one record, along with other musical goodies depending on the category track selected. Classics consists of the best of soul, blues and jazz. Essentials includes must-haves across genres and eras. Hip-hop includes both old school rhymes and modern rap.

    Get it from Vinyl Me, Please starting at $43/month.

    18. Puzzle Exchange rekindles your love for puzzles. The Puzzle Exchange will let you rent four or more puzzles each month. Once you're done putting them together, return them to get your new batch the following month.

    a completed Ravensburger puzzle
    Puzzle Exchange

    What you'll get: Each month you'll receive four or more puzzles to rent based on your subscription. Once you're done with the puzzles, return them in time to receive your new batch for the following month.

    Get it from Puzzle Exchange starting at $35/month.

    19. Scrapbooking Store wants you to finally take those printed photos, collected ticket stubs, and other memorabilia, and put them in the scrapbook you bought four years ago. And now, you have a monthly reminder to help you with your scrapbooking projects and send you really cool sheets, too.

    scrap book papers and stickers

    What you'll get: Each month you'll receive a box full of double-sided pages, stickers, cutouts, and other embellishments to make your scrapbook pages a masterpiece. You'll also receive an inspiration sheet, and membership to the Facebook club where you can get share ideas and tips with a community of scrapbookers.

    Promising review: "I've been receiving my kits for over a year now. I love how it makes putting my pages together a real breeze! And, the suggestions are terrific because they encourage me to try different ideas. Plus, my scraps are perfect for making cards, as well. Thanks!" —Lynn Y.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $12/month.

    20. KnitCrate is for fiber artists who are hooked on leveling up their craft each month.

    The kit

    What you'll get: Each month you'll receive a skein of their in-house yarn brand, a knitting pattern, a crochet pattern, and a few other surprises.

    Get it from KnitCrate starting at $24.99/month.

    21. Pipsticks sends you new stickers to add to your stationery stash every month.

    A past kit, which included paper goods, 15 sheets of stickers, and a holographic pouch

    What you'll get: Each month you'll receive seven or 15 sheets of stickers depending on your subscription, as well as paper goodies, a pouch to hold your stickers, and a sticker zine for sticker lovers.

    Get it from Pipsticks starting at $11.95/month.

    22. Shaker & Spoon wants to help you up your mixology for your quarantine-is-over party (whenever that is) or maybe just your Instagram feed.

    The kit

    What you'll get: Each month you'll receive three unique recipes from bartenders from around the world, along with all the ingredients you need to make them — syrups, bitters, mixers, garnishes, and more. No alcohol included.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $40/month.

    23. Matter earns you membership to the science club you've always wanted to join. Each month, you'll be able to geek over a handful of items that are all forms of matter.

    the box with science artifacts inside

    What you'll get: Each month you'll receive four to six items that could include fossils, tools, specimens, materials, or other artifacts that represent forms of matter found around the world.

    Promising review: "I can't believe I now have an authentic dinosaur tooth and a vial of cephalopod ink! This box is a real treat for anyone interested in science and natural history, and I can't wait to receive my next box. I promised myself I would only keep a subscription to a truly amazing box, and this one has exceeded my expectations! Thank you for making these artifacts available to us." —Hannah V.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $29.99/month.

    24. Hunt A Killer lets you channel your inner detective by giving you the chance to solve a crime.

    The kit
    Hunt A Killer

    What you'll get: Each month, you'll be sent a box with autopsy reports, witness statements, evidence, and more to help you solve a murder mystery. Each case lasts six months and is told in "episodes" that take between 90 minutes and three hours to complete. Once the case is closed, you're ready for a new mystery.

    Get it from Hunt A Killer starting at $25/month.

    25. Mystery Tackle Box embodies the saying, give a person a fish and you'll feed them for a day; teach a person to fish and you'll feed them for a lifetime. This box is for novice and expert fisherman looking to discover new lures, tackles, and techniques to further their fishing skills.

    the mystery tackle box opened showing the different baits, lures and tackles
    Mystery Tackle Box

    What you'll get: Each month you'll receive a box, based on the type of specimen you fish, filled with fishing products from big name companies and small businesses. You can also expect to receive new fishing lures, tackles, and fishing tips that both beginner and expert anglers can use.

    Promising review: "MTB is a great addition to any skill level angler. Different offerings each month encourage the utilization of alternate fishing methods. Depending on the conditions we encounter on the water, the many different skill sets acquired by learning how to fish the various items in each MTB will surely make us all better catchers. Merry Fishmas!" —B Evans

    Get it from Mystery Tackle Box starting at $16.99/month.

    26. Finders Seekers turns a traditional game night into mystery night fun for the whole family.

    The kit

    What you'll get: Each month, you'll have the opportunity to explore another city and culture through puzzles, deciphering codes, and escape room challenges.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $25/month.

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