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    22 Products For Anyone Who Wants A New Hobby In 2020

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    1. A bestselling calligraphy book that'll help you improve your writing and learn the art form of fancy lettering. It's a beginner's guide and has 15 in-book writing projects, so you can get all the practice you need!

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    Add a set of brush pens to your cart, so you can start right away.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.15.

    2. An embroidery kit that'll turn you into a novice cross stitcher in no time. It comes with everything you'll need to practice, including 50 skeins of colourful embroidery floss to use.

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    The kit includes five embroidery hoops, 50 skeins of embroidery floss, 14 pieces of cotton cloth, 12 floss bobbins, 30 embroidery needles (in three different sizes), four cross stitch needles, a pair of scissors, a thimble, and an untwist tool. Add a handy embroidery reference book to your cart, that'll give you a little extra guidance.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $27.95.

    3. A travel-friendly Kindle for any aspiring bookworms. It comes with extra storage to carry an impressive collection of books with you at all times. Plus, it has a long-lasting battery and is waterproof, so you can use it when you're in the bathtub, at the beach, or by the pool.

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    You can create your optimal reading experience by adjusting the text size, font, and backlight. If you want to protect your Kindle, you might want to get a case for it. This one opens and closes just like a book!

    Get an 8GB Kindle on Amazon Canada for $139.99+ (also available in 32GB).

    4. A bestselling sewing machine that's perfect for newbies. It's packed with helpful features like an automatic needle threader and a drop-in bobbin slot that prevents the bobbin from moving or getting jammed. There are also 27 unique built-in stitches, so you can decorate the heck out of whatever you're sewing.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $121.14.

    5. A kombucha brewing kit, so you can enjoy a bottle every morning and save a few dollar, dollar bills in the long run. The kit comes with enough ingredients to make eight litres worth of kombucha and reviewers loved how easy it was to follow the instructions.

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    The kit comes with a four-litre glass brew jar, kombucha cultures, raw cane sugar, tea bags, temperature strips, a cotton cloth cover, an elastic band, a pipet straw, and a metal mesh strainer.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $54.99.

    6. A set of small ceramic vases and a super-tiny watering can for anyone who wants to become the proud parent this year. The vases are the perfect size for succulents or herbs and the watering can is so small it'll fit in the palm of your hand. All you need a few plant babies to get started.

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    Get a set of two vases on Amazon Canada for $16.99+ (available in eight styles/sets) and the watering can for $28.90+ (also available in gold).

    7. An inspirational sketchbook that'll prompt you to draw something new every day. There's a mix of simple and common items like a safety pin or a teacup and more abstract concepts like "the sound of girlish laughter" that will challenge and entertain any drawing enthusiast.

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    Add a pack of fine-point pens that'll you'll love writing and drawing with.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.19.

    8. A candle making kit, so you can make your own collection of ~wicked~ handmade soy candles. The kit comes with a step-by-step guide, along with enough supplies to make three large candles.

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    The kit includes one and a half pounds of soy wax, three bottles of fragrance (lemon, lavender, and chamomile), cotton wicks, stabilizers, a wax melting pitcher, and three large tin candle containers. Each candle will burn for up to 20 hours. Add a package of soy wax and candle wicks to your cart, so you can make more candles once they run out.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $57.99.

    9. A classic-looking bullet journal that can be whatever you want it to be! It could be a sketchbook, diary, agenda, notebook, or a million other things.

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    You can totally make it your own! The inside is lined with a dotted grid to help you organize the page, making it easy to track goals and see progress. Add a set of fun stencils to you cart that'll help you design and organize each page.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.43+ (available in 19 colours).

    10. A fun adult colouring book that’s filled with a bunch of hilarious and sassy quotes that you’ve probably said before. You'll love how relaxing this activity is. Plus, each pattern is printed on a single side of thick card stock paper, so the colours won’t bleed through to the other side.

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    If you're thinking of getting this colouring book, check out this pack of colouring pencils to go with it.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $8.99.

    11. An Instant Pot that's perfect for anyone who wants to cook more, but doesn't have a lot of time to make elaborate meals. It combines seven different kitchen appliances and saves space while doing it! Now you can cook everything in one pot, making it easier to clean up afterward.

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    The Instant Pot replaces the biggest and bulkiest of kitchen appliances like a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, and steamer. It also has an automatic feature that'll keep food warm for up to 10 hours.

    Get a three-quart Instant Pot on Amazon Canada for $86.30.

    Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of the Instant Pot.

    12. A Click and Grow countertop garden, that'll turn your kitchen into a personal vegetable plot. It's a super low maintenance garden and is spacious enough to fit up to nine plants. Now you can grow your favourite herbs and vegetables all year around and use fresh produce in your cooking that's completely free of harmful herbicides or pesticides.

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    It comes with three mini tomato, three basil, and three green lettuce plant pods, so they can start growing right away. It's also super easy to use. Just place the plant pods into the cavities, plug it in, fill it with water, and 🎶 let it grow, let it grow! 🎶

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $295.95 (available in three colours)

    13. A bestselling KitchenAid stand mixer for the person who's watched every episode of Nailed It! on Netflix and has several baking recipes saved on Pinterest. The KitchenAid is the holy grail of cooking appliances and it comes with a flat beater, a dough hook, and a wire whip to do all the heavy lifting.

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    I personally own one and I'm constantly looking for ways to use it. My favourite thing about it is the dough hook because it cut my kneading time by more than half and makes baking homemade bread easier than ever. It's a little pricey, but it's absolutely worth it in the long run!

    Get the stand mixer on Amazon Canada for $370.34+ (available in 18 colours).

    14. A cute travel journal for anyone who's planning on travelling this year. It's small in size, but has 144 pages, and a spacious back pocket to keep small mementos.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.93.

    15. A bestselling knitting set, because you either love to knit or have always wanted to learn. The kit comes with straight and circular needles that are made with lightweight bamboo wood, and a container with other knitting essentials like needle point protectors, fabric scissors, a stitch ripper, and more!

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    The full set includes: 18 straight needles (different sizes), 18 circular needles (different sizes), a measuring tape, four needle point protectors, a pair of scissors, three cable switch knitting needles, two switch holders, a stitch ripper, a tweezer, two tapestry needles, ten safety pin stitch holders, 15 plastic circle stitch holders, and a thimble.

    If you're looking for some yarn, you can pick from 26 different colours here!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    16. A set of beautifully-illustrated thank you cards, so you can start sending friends and family a handwritten letter instead of an email or text message. Each card is designed and printed in Canada, with two blank pages for you to fill with your kind words.

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    Get a pack of 25 on Amazon Canada for $29.99 (available in six styles).

    17. A 1,000-piece puzzle that'll make you feel super accomplished once you finish it and a black felt mat, so you can store it without losing any pieces. Completing a puzzle is a fun, but relaxing way to unwind after a long day, and there's no rush to finish it so you can set your own pace.

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    Get the puzzle on Amazon Canada for $18 and the storage mat for $24.99.

    18. A watercolouring set that'll make you feel like Vincent van Gogh. The kit comes with brushes, paint, and paper, so you'll have everything you need to create an entire book full of beautiful artwork.

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    The set includes three different-sized brush pens, a 30-page watercolor paper pad, and a 21-colour paint set.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.95.

    19. A Nintendo Switch Lite that'll entertain a budding gamer for hours and hours. The Switch Lite has compact, lightweight design with a huge backlit screen that you can use anytime and anywhere. You can also play the updated versions of classic '90s games like Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, and Legend of Zelda.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $238.59+ (available in three colours).

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Nintendo Switch Lite (#7 on the list).

    20. A beginner ukelele for anyone who wants to learn how to play an instrument, but doesn't want to commit to a guitar quite yet. The strings are made of extra-sturdy nylon and the body is made of real basswood to create a crisp and beautiful sound. It's a great size for children and adults, and is small enough to carry with you anywhere.

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    It also comes with a gig bag.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99+ (available in three colours).

    21. An extra-thick yoga mat that'll provide extra cushion for your hands and knees whether you're in child's pose or downward-facing dog. It also has a textured surface to prevent you from slipping.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.97+ (available in five colours).

    22. And finally, a fancy Cricut cutting machine for anyone who really, really loves crafting! You can create anything from vinyl stickers and greeting cards, to custom designed shirts and home decor with this magical machine.

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    All you have to do is upload a design using the Cricut app, insert your fabric or material, and print it.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $269.99+ (available in four colours).

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