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    28 Products That'll Make You Want To Take Up A New Hobby In 2021

    New year, new hobby?

    1. A planter DIY kit that'll help you make a little pot for you next plant baby. The kit comes with polymer clay that you can stick in the oven to cure, along with an acrylic pen, so you can add your own design.

    A person moulding clay into a small plant pot

    2. 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.

    3. A super-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.

    Two people practicing yoga on a thick mat

    4. A scratch-off bucket list that'll challenge you to watch 100 movies this year. There are a variety of genres like action, comedy, drama, and romance. And once you've finished each film, you can have the satisfaction of scratching off the silvery coating.

    A large print with 100 movie titles and scratch-off stickers underneath the title

    5. A cookbook that'll help you master the art of baking a cake and inspire you to learn new recipes. It's filled with helpful tips, hacks, and cooking combinations (including vegan and gluten-free options).

    6. An embroidery kit that'll turn you into a pro cross stitcher in no time. It comes with an illustrated stitch guide and instructions, so you won't have to wing it.

    An embroidery hoop with a floral design on the cloth

    7. A silicone bread maker that’ll let you mix, knead, and bake your homemade bread in the same bowl before placing it in the oven. After it rises, you can close it like a takeout box to give your loaf the perfect shape every time.

    8. A sewing machine, if you've ever thought about becoming the next Christian Siriano. 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.

    A large sewing machine on a wooden table

    9. A lip balm kit that'll put your DIY skills to good use. You can make six hydrating, cherry-flavoured lippies and they come with labels that'll give them a cute and polished look.

    A stick of coconut oil, A stick of cocoa butter, lip balm tubes, beeswax and labels next to the box it came in

    10. A travel-friendly Kindle that'll encourage you to read more this year. You can carry an impressive collection of books with you at all times and create your optimal reading experience by adjusting the text size, font, and backlight.

    An eReader lying on a blanket

    11. A kombucha brewing kit, so you can enjoy a cup every morning and save a few loonies and toonies in the long run. It comes with enough ingredients to make eight litres of kombucha, so you'll have enough bubbly beverage to last an entire week (or longer).

    A large glass jar that says brew your bucha on it There a paper bag, a large glass bottle and a small glass of kombucha beside it

    12. A Click and Grow indoor garden that'll turn your kitchen into a personal vegetable plot. It’s a super low-maintenance garden and can grow up to nine plants at a time. Now you can use fresh produce in your cooking year-round that’s completely free of herbicides or pesticides.

    13. An inspirational sketchbook that'll prompt you to draw something new every day. It includes a mix of simple and common items (like a safety pin and a teacup), as well as more abstract concepts (like "the sound of girlish laughter") that will challenge and entertain any drawing enthusiast.

    14. A candle making kit, so you can make a collection of wick-ed handmade soy candles. It comes with everything you'll need to make four candles, including two fragrances that'll add a fruity or woodsy fragrance to your home.

    A person pouring a bottle of fragrance into a small glass jar of melted candle wax

    15. 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.

    A large slow cooker on a table with plates of delicious-looking food

    16. A scrapbooking kit, if you've been meaning to do something with all those photos you've kept in a box. The pages are made with thick cardstock paper and it comes with a bunch of mounting stickers, so you won't have to deal with glue.

    An open scrapbook with four photos pasted to the paper

    17. An 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.

    A colouring book lying on a table with paint, brushes, and pencil crayons beside it

    18. A houseplants 101 course that'll teach you how to keep your plant babies thriving instead of just surviving. You'll learn about the anatomy of a plant, how and when to water it, and how to take care of all those pesky insects.

    A person sitting behind a large table that is filled with small plants

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

    A stand mixer with icing in the bowl and other little biscuits with icing on top next to it

    20. A knitting set, because you either love to knit or have always wanted to learn. It'll help you ~unwind~ after a long day and it'll inspire you to make a bunch of knitted goodies like scarves, hats, and blankets.

    21. A set of beautifully-illustrated greeting cards that you can send to friends and family, instead of an email or text message. They're blank inside, so you can use them for any occasion.

    A blank card and envelope on a table with a pen

    22. A craft book that’ll encourage you to recycle all those fur balls you were going to throw away and use them to make cute kitty crafts (I’m actually serious!). Some reviewers bought this as a funny gift for themselves, but were pleasantly surprised by how fun the crafts were.

    23. A sign language course that'll teach you how to communicate using ASL. You'll learn about the history of the language, basic animals, foods, and drink signs, and how to finger spell. You'll also have access to a workbook, so you can practice anywhere.

    A person making the letter B with their hand using American Sign Language

    24. A pack of brush pens that'll make you feel like Vincent van Gogh every time you use them. You can create the most beautiful watercolour paintings, without the mess of actual paint.

    Twenty watercolour brush pens placed around a small drawing of a sun setting behind a mountain

    25. A 1,000-piece puzzle that'll be a relaxing and screen-free activity you can do every night. It'll make you feel super accomplished once you finish it and you can use a black felt mat to store your puzzle, so you won't lose any pieces.

    26. A Nintendo Switch Lite that'll entertain a budding gamer for hours and hours. It has a 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.

    A person's hand holding a Nintendo Switch Lite console

    27. A ukulele, if you want to learn how to play a guitar, but don't want to commit right away. The strings are made of extra-sturdy nylon and the body is made of real basswood to create a crisp and beautiful sound.

    A ukulele leaning against a log on the beach

    28. 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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