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    23 Things If You're Looking For A New Hobby

    Romy and Michele definitely didn't invent post-its, and you definitely don't have a hobby, so take a look to find your *thing*.

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    1. A DIY bath bomb making kit so you can become ~the bomb~ at making your very own bath accessories. This kit comes with everything you need to ensure that bath time is the best time.


    This kit will make 15–25 bath bombs, depening on the size you make them! The kit includes: baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, epsom salt, rose petals, grapeseed oil, bergamot and grapefruit essential oil blend, lavender and vanilla essential oil blend, eucalyptus and spearmint essential oil blend, a spray bottle, two sets of bath bomb molds, packaging bags, labels and an instructions booklet!

    Promising review: "This is a fantastic DIY kit for people who are new and people who have made them before! The instructions are easy to follow. The scents are very nice-smelling blends of essential oils. I made these for myself and also to give as gifts to friends. I enjoy DIY lots immensely, and this one was no exception. It was also very prettily put together." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    2. A Hello Fresh subscription for the perfect way to calm your fear of the kitchen and cooking. You'll receive step-by-step recipes and all the ingredients to make delicious meals. Watch out Bobby Flay, you may have some new competition in town.

    Hello Fresh

    Get it from Hello Fresh for $6.99/serving (available in in Classic Plan, Veggie Plan, or Family Plan, where you can choose the number of people and recipes per week).

    3. A hot sauce making kit to ~spice~ up your weekend activities. Instead of going out and searching for the next hottest thing, you can make it in your own home and embrace your love for hot sauce.


    This kit makes seven bottles of ~fire~ hot sauce. It contains, three glass bottles, four squeeze bottles, a two-inch funnel, apple cider vinegar, spice blend, two pairs of gloves, and five pH strips. Also included are ancho pasillas, chipotle and habanero pepper bags, instruction cards, ghost pepper, and seven label stickers.

    Promising review: "Great kit to start making hot sauces. Love hot sauces and this kit delivers. Easy to follow instructions that will give you a great start to an awesome hobby. Great for gifts and for showing off to your friends. This kit truly got me into a new hobby that I can't wait to continue." —Somebody

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    4. A beginner book on hand-lettering so you no longer have to say that stalking people on Instagram or Facebook is your favorite hobby. Instead, indulge in hours of non-social media–based entertainment and learn to have the prettiest penmanship.


    Promising review: "I was so excited to get this for my birthday! I had been telling my husband I wanted a new hobby and how I wanted to learn to hand letter. My handwriting is fine, but this teaches you how to have the prettiest handwriting for name tags or gift tags for any occasion. I can’t say enough good things about this book! It has taught me how to hold my pen and utilize different strokes for the best writing. I use a blue or black TomBow brush tip pen while working in the book and I think they work really well with the demos. The lines are easy to follow so you can really get the hang of the letters." —Taylor Wofford

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    5. A subscription to Beauteque to help you learn about makeup and skincare, because walking into Sephora can be overwhelming. Each month you'll receive a curated beauty box so you can test out products and see what works best for you and your beauty routine.


    What you'll get: Six full-sized samples of Korean skincare, makeup, body/hair care, beauty tools. These items include best sellers and new and never before seen items. Each one comes with informational cards that detail how to use the product for best results. Plus, each box has a fun new theme every month!

    Get it from Cratejoy for $22/month.

    6. A kombucha brewing kit that'll have your friends thinking you're brewing hooch during the prohibition era. But nope, it's just you and your new pastime, making a healthy (but delicious) fermented drink.


    This kit comes with everything you need to successfully make your own kombucha! Some special features include a one gallon brew jar made of thick glass, pH test strips, and and temperature gauge to help you monitor your brew's progress.

    Promising review: "I definitely recommend this kit and have already recommended to my friends. It came with everything you need for a first batch (except for maybe white vinegar in case your ph level is too high, however I didn't need it.) I especially liked this kit because it came with the big brew jar whereas other kits do not. The directions were so easy to follow. This is my new hobby! I shared my first brew with my friends, who told me its better than what you buy in the store (and WAY cheaper). I'm about to finish my second brew and I'm so excited to see how much better the 'bucha gets once my scoby has adapted to my environment. Buy this kit!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $44.95.

    7. A Coffee and a Classic subscription to elevate your lazy day couch sessions. Instead of exercising your thumb muscles by aimlessly clicking through the TV channels, exercise your brain with a timeless novel and a hot beverage of your choice.


    What you'll get: A classic novel (choose from literature, non-fiction, or children's), plus "something to sip on" (you can choose between coffee, tea, or hot chocolate) and two bookish items and a bookmark. You'll have all the essentials you need for a cozy night in and an escape to another world! The standard box also includes a snack and a mug, all packaged in a photo box.

    Promising review: "I have been getting this box for about six months now. It is always a delight to receive and open. It has great book choices, beautiful packaging, and thoughtful curation of high-quality products supporting smaller businesses." —Katherine

    Get it from Cratejoy for $27.54+/month.

    8. A record player and a record organizer so you can ~vinyl-y~ listen to your favorite tunes at the highest quality and start a neat collection while you're at it.


    Promising review (record player): "This is a nice entry-level turntable with a built in pre-amp. It sounds good! If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, never had a record player before, or are just getting back into the hobby, this is a great place to start. It's easy to operate and has some nice functions. You can’t beat the quality at this price point." —James Rickenbaugh

    Get the record player from Amazon for $99 and the record organizer from Amazon for $25.99.

    9. Crafting with Cat Hair, because although being obsessed with your cat isn't quite considered a hobby, making finger puppets and other crafts out of their gorgeous hair (aka felting) certainly is.


    Promising review: "I bought this as a kind-of gag-gift for my sister but knew she would love it and actually use it. She has a long haired cat that sheds all over the place and this book provides great ideas to channel that annoying fur into creative projects. The book has multiple projects and also explains how to prepare the hair for felting. I bought a felting set to go with the book and it made the perfect gift combination." —SuperSaiyaGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $12.76.

    10. A chalk paint kit so you can channel your inner Chip and Joanna. This is an easy way to catch the DIY home project bug and distress furniture without too many headaches.

    Chalk paint is thick and dries quickly. And because of its consistency, you don't have to spend hours sanding. Just give your piece a quick cleaning and your prep work is done! The kit comes with a quart of paint (you choose the color),13 ounces of clear wax, 4 ounces of dark wax, a 2" paint brush, 1.5" wax brush and a 1" wax detail brush. You use the clear and dark wax create contrast and texture (aka distressing!).

    Promising review: "This was my first chalk paint to work with. I didn't need to sand. I used all brushes provided in kit. I bought a table at thriftshop that needed tlc and this paint made it beautiful. This chalk paint is great for beginners and I recommend it to anyone." —Craftyart

    Get it from Amazon for $84.99 (available in many colors and a custom color option).

    11. A 73-piece cake decorating set perfect for beginners, so the next birthday cake you bake for your mom doesn't look like something a two-year-old made. This comes with all the tools you need to make everything from a simple to a v. extra sweet treat.


    This kit includes an 11" turntable, 24 numbered icing tips. one cake leveler, an 11" straight and angled spatula, pattern chart showing the outcome of each tip, and ebook guide for beginners, three Russian tips, three cake scrapers, two couplers, a heart chocolate mould, a pastry bag, 30 disposable icing bags, one decorating pen, one flower nail, one flower lifter, and one cleaning brush.

    Promising review: "This is a great kit for beginners. They email you a detailed ebook that is an awesome book with lots of great recipes, but also tells you what kind of look each numbered tip creates. I love this kit!" —Chastity Teater

    Get it from Amazon for $21.90.

    12. A Scribbler subscription so you can get those creative juices flowing and fulfill those life-long dreams of becoming a writer. This box not only provides you with the tools to help improve your writing, but offers the service of working with industry professionals to get advice firsthand.


    What you'll get: A box full of essentials for an aspiring writer. Each box includes a selection of items, including a new release fiction novel, writing-themed gifts, inside looks into the publishing process, and invitations to chat with professionals in the industry. The box is crafted by best-selling authors to really help you achieve your writing dreams.

    Promising review: "I think this is one of the boxes in which the curators listen to the subscribers because the box contents are constantly incredible and different each time. And if you're part of the Facebook group then you know they're paying attention to the subscriber wants and likes. I've been subscribing since the beginning and have no plans to stop!" —Ellie

    Get it from Cratejoy for $27.50/month.

    13. An 11-in-1 phone lens kit to help you get your photography on without having to invest in fancy-shmancy equipment. Instead, pop these lenses on your phone to get some cool and quality pictures that your friends and family won't believe you didn't take on a Nikon DSLR.


    These lenses are made of high quality glass and are compatible with iPhone 8, 7, 6S, 6 plus, Samsung galaxy/note, iPads, Android tablets, Huawei, HTC, LG G6 or G5, Motorola, and Sony. The kit includes 11 lenses: a wide angle, fisheye, 2X telephoto, macro, soft filter, 3/6 kaleidoscope lens, CPL, starburst, flow filter, and radial. The macro and wide angle are screwed together, FYI. Also included is 10 lens covers, one universal clip, and a cleaning brush.

    Promising review: "I am an amateur photographer. I have a very nice digital camera that was a gift from my husband. The only issue I have with it is that it is big and bulky. I can't carry it all the time. I love using the camera on my phone to take picture, and these lenses make the photos I take exceptional. They are SO easy to use! The compact and light carry case makes bringing it perfect to bring them along on a hike or to the park." —Dawn Dowty

    Get it from Amazon for $21.60.

    14. Or a Polaroid camera so you can use the *instantly* printed pictures to create a lovely scrapbook, if that's more your thing.

    It includes a built-in selfie mirror, and will automatically determine the best lighting for the setting you are taking a photo in. All you have to do is turn the adjustment dial to the lit up icon for flawless, vintage-esque selfies!

    Promising review: "Overall, this is such an amazing product! I absolutely love taking photos with this camera, with all the great modes and features. It's super easy to use and very good quality. I take this traveling with me again to capture great memories. I would like get back to one of my hobbies, journaling and this camera has inspired me to do so." —Maria

    Get it from Amazon for $89.95 (available in five colors; includes a film value pack).

    You can get a wonderful scrapbooking kit from Amazon for $19.89. It comes with one blank scrapbook, six individual postcards, two self-adhesive photo corners, two sheets of scrapbook stickers, and two decorative tapes to help you ~book it~ into your next hobby!

    15. Finders Keepers, the unique monthly box you need if you're obsessed with Law & Order: SVU and your life goal is to be Olivia Benson. Each month, a new mystery will arrive on your doorstep that you'll need to solve.


    What you'll get: Fun puzzles, mysterious codes and cryptic messages themed around the month's location. You'll get to explore a new city each month while solving a family-friendly yet challenging (no murder's here!) mystery.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $27.54+/month.

    16. A smoker box to up your BBQ game and explore different flavor profiles using various types of wood chips.


    This smoker box doesn't come with wood chips, but you can get a bag of highly-rated Jack Daniel's whiskey flavored ones from Amazon for $9.99.

    Promising review: "They say that it doesn't replace a full-blown smoker, but I don't have the desire or the room for another big item on my patio. I made baby back ribs on my gas grill over the weekend with a mixture of hickory and apple chips and everyone absolutely LOVED them. Worked great, stored easy enough and I finally got a chance to smoke meat. (I watch too much Food Network) I don't think I'm ready for any competitions or anything, but the family thought I did a good job. :)" —WendyAF

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

    17. A House Plant subscription so you can basically grow a green thumb overnight. Once you master taking care of your potted plants and learning about them, you may even want to start your very own garden.


    What you'll get: You will receive a custom-crafted collection of house plants and house plant products grown in California. Also included are easy-to-follow care instructions and random surprises like plant fertilizer, planters, and display stands.

    Promising review: "This has been an absolutely wonderful subscription box, and it has sparked a new hobby and love of plants. Because there isn't a box that will ship regular plants, succulents, and air plants, I intend to rotate between them each every three months. I just finished three months of the regular plants. I now intend to discover the succulent box!" —Jen

    Get it from Cratejoy for $11.25+/month.

    18. A bullet journal that'll be your new go-to. You can use this journal for basically anything you want— to make lists, create a calendar, scribble doodles, or create full on masterpieces.,

    Need some bullet journal pointers? Check out 18 Bullet Journal Tips And Tricks To Make 2019 More Productive Than Ever.

    Promising review: "Love this! The color is beautiful and the numbering system is great. The dot grid is the correct size for my projects, the quality of the paper, and the size of the journal itself for tossing in my bag are just a few more things I love about this journal. I have had this for about a month now and have nothing negative to say about it. I started my first bullet-style journal with this and cannot imagine using anything different." —C. Easter

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in 24 colors).

    19. Knitting Without Needles, a book for those who don't trust themselves with a needle or have patience for long projects. The book will teach you how to create beautiful crafts with your very own arms and fingers in no time.

    Potter Craft

    Say goodbye to complicated knitting projects that take forever to finish. Instead make cool home, gifts, and clothing accessories— cowls, totes, rugs, poufs, scarves, and more. This book will show you how to loop yarn with your fingers or your forearms with thirty patterns that are simple to follow and produce stylish results in less than an hour. You can get a spool of chunky yarn, perfect for arm knitting, on Amazon for $14.99+.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99, Barnes & Noble for $19.09, a local bookseller through IndieBound, or find a copy at your local library.

    Btw, if you happen to be more interested in traditional knitting, you can purchase Knit-Wise, a subscription box that'll send you one knitting or crocheting project a month based on your skill level. Get it from Cratejoy for $27.50+/month.

    20. A Shaker and Spoon subscription, so you can learn how to ~call the shots~ behind the bar. You'll be able to create cocktails using top bartenders' recipes that'll for sure impress your friends and family.


    What you'll get: Three unique recipes created by top bartenders and everything you need to make 12 drinks (four from each recipe) other than the liquor: syrups, bitters, mixers, garnishes, and more. Each month is themed around a different type of alcohol, but you can opt to skip any boxes if that type isn't your fave.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $40/month.

    21. An adult coloring book made for moms to embrace their creative side. Or if you're an empty nester, this is the perfect way for you to fill all that "free time" you now have.


    Promising review: "This book is hilarious it will be in every baby shower gift I ever give! My children are now raised and I have been struggling with my recent empty nest which has led to my new hobby of adult coloring book I have purchased many and although I was enjoying coloring, I wanted something a little less scenic, a little less mandala, soul searching but not exactly wanting to color all the swear words across the alphabet. I need some humor. This book came to me unexpectedly and it was just what I needed." —Dulcieb101

    Get it from Amazon for $8.55

    22. A subscription to Palettefull Packs, which'll send you high-quality art supplies each month so you can play around with different art mediums and unleash your inner van Gogh.


    What you'll get: A selection of supplies such as pens, pencils, paints, tools, sketch pads, and more to help you create a work of art. Choose from a Premier Pack (five or more artist-quality supplies), Petite Pack (four or more artist-quality supplies), or Young Artist (four or more items per box for ages 8+).

    Promising review: "I'm super happy with the two boxes I've received so far. Art subscription boxes are a great opportunity to try out new supplies, and with Paletteful, I know that I'm not only getting the highest quality supplies, but that I'll get enough to really try out the medium/art style. From the two boxes I've received, I know that I won't always want or need the supplies I get, but I also have friends that I can gift them to, so I don't mind."—Arlington

    Get it from Cratejoy for $19.99+/month.

    23. Or if woodworking or clock making is your more your speed, an Adult & Craft crate subscription with all the tools and instructions you need to make a beautiful craft while learning a new skill.


    What you'll get: All the tools, materials, and instructions necessary to create a beautiful or functional project and learn a new skill, such as embossing, woodworking, or clockmaking.

    Promising review: "I have received three boxes so far and each craft was fun and something I had never tried before. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. When they say everything you need is included, they mean it. I will keep this subscription for as long as it keeps being so great." —Amy

    Get it from Cratejoy for $30/month.

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