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    38 Things For People Who Would Love A Hobby

    We've pulled everything from puzzles to solar prints to help you find your new hobby.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A complete DIY beeswax wrap kit — a practical and eco-friendly activity with a finished product you can use every day. Reviewers agree, this kit is simply the bee's knees!

    A product shot of printed packaging wrapped in twine with three fabric scraps and three cubes of wax
    Prairie Minimalist / Etsy

    The kit includes 75 grams of wax blend, one pre-cut 8 inch fabric, one pre-cut 10 inch fabric, instructions, and one XS pre-made wrap. The fabric is sent at random and may not be what you see in the picture above.

    Prairie Minimalist is a small business based in Rosthern, Canada. Owner Melissa makes beeswax food bags, wrap sets, and other household goods. The kits teach you how to make them on your own, so go forth and give your friends and family some homemade eco-friendly gifts! 

    Promising review: "This is a lovely item. It came quickly and it was fun and easy to create the reusable cloths." —Michelle

    Get it from Prairie Minimalist on Etsy for $23.71.

    2. A DIY home decor subscription to give your place the zhuzh it deserves when things start looking stagnant or stale. Use this kit as a starting point and soon you may be coming up with home decor trends all on your own.


    Each monthly box includes all the materials you need, detailed instructions, video instructions, a recipe, and a small bonus craft.

    Promising review: "I bought a three-month subscription for my mom for her birthday last year. She loved all three of the crafts. We ended up doing two of them together. They were so easy to do because of the step-by-step instructions. I'd recommend this box to anyone interested in crafts." —Jenn M.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $25.99+/month.

    3. Hunt A Killer's Blair Witch Season One kit so you can combine your love of horror movies and true crime. Put your fancies into action by solving a (faux) case all on your own. This subscription sends you new tips and clues, making this entertaining and engaging hobby feel even more real.

    season packaging with complete products shown
    Hunt A Killer

    Want to know more? We dove deep to show readers why this specific set will totally upgrade your game night. BTW, each box includes clues for a murder that you need to help solve! Each "season" of a crime is six episodes long, so this really will be a time-consuming hobby worth digging into!

    Get it from Hunt A Killer for $165.

    4. A box of blank greeting cards that are doggone adorable for getting into the habit of sending out "just because" snail mail to friends and loved ones when you want them to feel extra special.


    Promising review: "These days we all need more laughs in our lives. These cards are guaranteed to produce chuckles at the very least! I purchased these charming dog cards to send to a particular friend who is a dog lover. He is having a difficult time coping with life at the moment and I thought sending one of these cards to him every few days would help him in the humor department!" —Marguerite E.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98 (available in 18 styles).

    5. A needlepoint pillow kit with some encouraging subject matter that'll have people exclaim, "Are you kitten me?!" when they see you've become a pillow-making pro.

    cat face pillow and suitcase box

    This kit has everything you need to complete the pillow — no sewing equipment needed! There's a large hole canvas with the stamped pattern, a large needle, colorful yarn, backing fabric, and pillow stuffing.

    Promising review: "I really enjoy this DIY pillow kit. It's nicely packed and good quality. It helps me pass the days at home during the quarantine! It's really fun!" —Maya

    Get it from Amazon for $39.90 (available in four styles).

    6. A craft subscription — it's gonna be a hit with adults who miiight not have the attention span to stick with just *one* hobby. More! Is! More!

    A flat lay shot of one possible craft activity made with paint and cut wood

    This monthly subscription includes all the tools, materials, accessories and instructions you need to complete each craft. You can expect to make things like wine caddies, epoxy resin decor, candles, etc. while also learning new skills like clockmaking, embossing, woodworking, aaaand more.

    Promising review: "I've loved the boxes I received. The instructions are easy and each box comes with quality materials. These are items that would be beautiful in any home." —Brooke S.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $31+/month

    7. A bottle cutter sure to help you create imaginative pieces of decor worth drinking to!,

    The accessories included with the cutter are a pair of gloves, six fixing rubber rings, two pieces of matte paper, and one cleaning sponge.

    Promising review: "These are the first bottles I've made and they look pretty cool (pictured above, left). I've never cut class in my life and it was very scary at the beginning but the cutter comes with everything you possibly need (including gloves for safety) to do great cuts. The instructions are very detailed. I love it." —D.H.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97.

    8. 642 Things To Draw, a book that'll guide your eye when you want a ~picture~ perfect portfolio, even if it's just for fun and just for you.

    Sketched cover of book

    Promising review: "This is a great sketchbook. For the unaware people that say it’s just blank pages with words, it’s more than that. I’m one of those people who likes to draw and sketch. Sometimes I feel like I’ve drawn everything. This book gives that little impromptu challenge to draw something specific when I feel I don’t know what to draw." —Choosey One

    Get it from Amazon for $13.92.

    9. A deck of gorgeous yoga pose cards with 60 yoga poses and five themed sequences to give beginners a grasp of what they're getting themselves into on their yoga the most artistic way possible.

    Illustrated cards with yoga poses, names, and info on back

    These also teach key breathing techniques to help with mindfulness while you exercise.

    HighDesertYogi is owned by Heather Garcia, who designs this card line in Southern California. You can check out @highdesertyogi on Instagram for shop updates. 

    Promising review: "These cards were SO beautiful and even more than I was hoping for. The quality is perfect! I really loved the descriptions on the back of each card. They’re very sturdy and easy to follow for anyone new to yoga. 10/10!" —Jair W-c

    Get them from HighDesertYogi on Etsy for $39.95.

    10. A beginner's Dungeons and Dragons board game for folks who are ready to dip their toe into this wild world.

    four character pieces, cards, dice, and a board

    If you're looking to enter into the world of D&D (or getting the kids in your life in on the fun) this set is great for ages 10+ and helps guide you through this wild ride. D&D is not a game, it's a lifestyle. 

    Promising review: "We have been curious for some time about how to get into D&D without all the extra effort, just to see if it was for us or not. This has everything laid out so you can get started right away. Our 7-year-old loves being DM and even Grandpa loves being able to nerd out when he visits." —Thia273

    Get it from GameStop for $14.88.

    11. A beginner's whittling kit that'll be a ~sharp~ idea if you're looking to entertain yourself by learning a new skill.

    Comfort Bird Carving Kit For Beginners

    Promising review: "This kit comes complete with everything you need to produce a fine-looking bird along with some satisfying and relaxing carving time. This is great for beginners with easy directions and a nice, sharp knife out of the box. It is important to keep a sharp knife, so stropping as you go is always important, and always protect your digits. Happy carving!!" —Marybeth

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    12. A giant flamingo puzzle to stimulate your brain when you're ~puzzled~ over how to fill your winter nights.


    This puzzle has 800 pieces and comes with glue and tools to keep it as a piece of art!

    Jiggy is a woman-founded small biz that supports and highlights the work of female artists and wants you to unplug and experience art in a new way!

    Get it from Jiggy for $40.

    13. Or a circular full moon puzzle you just might be working on for an entire lunar cycle.

    Giant puzzle shaped to look like the moon
    Four Point Puzzles

    This puzzle has 1,000 pieces.

    Four Point Puzzles is a Canada-based woman-founded small biz that launched in 2019. Their puzzles have a focus on contemporary art and design.

    Check out the Earth version here!

    Get it from Four Point Puzzles for $25.

    14. An expert's cake decorating kit with everything you need to become a Mary Berry-approved baker, even if you didn't jump on all the baking trends on TikTok.

    Person decorating cake with multicolored frosting flowers

    This includes two angled spatulas, two straight spatulas, 18 decorating tips, six silicone tip covers, a dishwasher tip tray, tip brush, a practice board with stand and patterns, disposable decorating bags, disposable decorating bags, 12 bag ties, four standard couplers, two lily nail sets, two flower nail templates, 50 pre-cut icing flower squares, flower lifter, six foil squares, four flower nails, an icing comb, two bake even strips, a dusting pouch, fondant smoother, three decorating brushes, round cut-outs set, mini geometric cut-outs with impression mats, daisy cut-outs set, straight scallop cutter, rose bouquet cutter set, ball tool, veining tool, thick and thin modeling tools, thick and thin fondant shaping foam, 28 foam decorating wedges, a flexible flower impression mat, two wave flower formers, six flower forming cups, baroque fondant mold and (breath) a parchment roll.

    Promising review: "I love all the tools within! It's durable and has lots of options. It is definitely worth the money and you can do so much decorating with all that’s in the box. It makes for a great gift, too!" —Sabrina

    Get it from Amazon for $159.49.

    15. A Rosetta Stone subscription, the famed "immersion method" language app, that's gonna help you learn a new language after you've fumbled through TikTok and realize you no longer understand high school slang. Dutch will have to do.

    Rosette Stone lesson screen on an iPhone
    Rosetta Stone

    You can get a12-month, 24-month, or Lifetime "Unlimited" subscription to learn from any of the 25 different language options. Choose from Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English (American), English (British), Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), Swedish, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

    Get it from Rosetta Stone for $7.99/month (available in several subscriptions).

    16. A beginner's astronomical refractor telescope so you can *actually* stare off into space, instead of sitting at home staring off into space.

    Promising review: "I bought this as a birthday gift to myself and I couldn’t be more pleased. It is easy to set up/tear down, portable, and it gives an amazing view. The photo I’ve attached is of the Cleveland, Ohio skyline. The other is a close up of the top of one of the skyscrapers (both images pictured above). The view through this telescope is impeccable. 10/10 recommend!" —SheMakesSoap

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    17. And What We See In The Stars, an informative illustrated book that'll take you through the history of the different creatures, critters, and figures we see in the sky.

    Book cover with images of different constellations

    Promising review: "My husband and I went to an astrology adventure on a trip to Santa Fe. It was so interesting I decided to learn more about the stars, etc. This book is exceptional. I never knew there was so much to see and enjoy in the sky. I am heading to the planetarium next. This book was very interesting, with great pictures and identifiers. I really am enjoying it." —Tere

    Get it from Amazon for $15.29.

    18. An embossing kit so you can prove to the naysayers that crafting is ~hot~.


    This is a 110-piece set. It has an adjustable temperature pyrography pen, 52 wood and carving tips, five wood soldering tips, two hot knives, two blades, 12 molds, 12 colored pencils, 10 pieces of carbon paper, six wood chips, one wood burning pen holder and one carrying bag.

    Promising review: "I have done wood carving/burning for years but I was able to do this project in one shot. I am not a professional or super experienced so I have no frame of reference to compare this with other units on the market...all I can say was that it was extremely easy to use, had plenty of heat, and was fun." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    19. Supersized Sunday Crosswords, a 500-page pick sure to [_ _ _ _ _ _ _].

    Cover of book

    Hint 1A: Turkish – , or to give great enjoyment to.

    Promising review: "I gave this to my husband as a gift and he loved it. He said that the crosswords were medium to very hard and made his brain really work out to solve some of them. He asked for some challenging crosswords and this certainly fit the bill. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a challenge or just really into crossword puzzles in general." —Nancy In Charolette, NC

    Get it from Amazon for $13.89.

    20. An AquaSprouts garden — a self-sustaining aquarium and aquaponics kit, so you can grow herbs and keep your fishs' tank clear and clean at the same time. Skip the TV and stare at this all day — watch a natural environment in action.,

    Promising review: "This works great. I have eight neon tetra happily living in the tank and I've got plentiful basil and some wheatgrass growing in the garden. Expect to spend a little time setting up your system. If, like me, you want to put live plants in the aquarium, it's best to purchase an LED light that is submersible as one with a hood does not work. Once you've got the system set up and the tank cycled, it works great." —MA Marshall

    Get it from Amazon for $152.96.

    21. A knitting cactus kit with everything you need to make these toasty and cozy desert cuties. Skip scarves altogether and knit some home decor!

    Three knit cacti in pots
    Knits & Purls

    This kit includes a color "A Prickle of Cactus" pattern, three green worsted weight acrylic yarns, yellow and pink worsted weight acrylic yarns, polyester stuffing, and three terra cotta pots.

    This small business is owned by artist Emily Russell and based out of Spokane, Washington. 

    Get it from Knits & Purls on Etsy for $30.

    22. A highspeed ProClip trimmer for pet parents who have watched Well Groomed one too many times and have decided it's time to groom their pet to perfection.


    Promising review: "These are fantastic clippers. They work great for my shih tzu who can be rambunctious during grooming. They are quiet and cut fast, making the process much easier." —jbrady02

    Get it from Petsmart for $246.99.

    23. A moss wall art kit that'll help you grow your green thumb without actually taking care of living plants.

    Square frame filled with preserved moss
    Mossy Moss By Olia

    This includes a wooden box frame, multiple types of preserved moss, ferns, and flowers, and a wall hook.

    Palos Heights, Illinois is the home base for this botanical paradise. You can find all kinds of moss decor, dried flowers, vases, and more! 

    Get it from Mossy Moss By Olia on Etsy for $38+ (available in four sizes).

    24. A 2000s Trivia game by BuzzFeed for anyone who wants to get into game nights, this'll test your own knowledge of the early '00s aaand have those youngling friends of yours learn a thing or two about the glory days of the flip phone.


    This has more than 400 questions and game challenges to test (and boost!) your knowledge of the 2000s, including fashion trends, movies, music, and fads from the times. To play, divide into teams for head-to-head battles, drawing, image cards, double or nothing, and more. There's even a Spotify playlist specifically for the game. Necessary.

    Promising review: "This has some really cool ways to ask questions. It uses drawing challenges, numbers, and pictures. A fun trivia game." —Anon

    Get it from Target for $10.20.

    25. Or a wholesome game of You've Got Crabs you can add to your growing game collection and pull out when you need a really funny game on days when you're feeling particularly ~crabby~.

    several people around a table playing a card game. one person has crab hands on.

    Don't forget to grab the expansion pack so you can ~claw~ your way to the top.

    The game already includes 78 cards, instructions, a foam turn indicator, 28 crab points, and a box with three drawer compartments. It's intended for ages seven and up. To play the game, split into teams of two, create a secret signal, and try to get four matching cards that only your partner knows about. Good luck!

    Promising review: "Distrust, keeping your nerve, false accusations...what could possibly go wrong? This game keeps everyone on their toes. Don't start if you're between distractions because every second counts and YOU WILL LOSE IF YOU'RE NOT PAYING ATTENTION! Matthew Inman's cartoons are ripe with wacky characters and silly puns. You'll have a blast if you win, you'll curse your friends if you lose." —Kristy R. 

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two sets).

    26. A casting resin — a rad filler that's gonna finish off all kinds of odd projects you come up with. Use this to secure finished puzzles, pour into silicone molds to make geometric decor, smooth out rough woodwork...the possibilities are endless!,

    Promising review: "This is crystal clear! I have been searching for a different resin to use for creating resin rings and pendants I sell. I was looking for a crystal clear resin, nontoxic, with no smell and bubble free. I just finished my first ring and it is absolutely water-clear in color and has no bubbles. I am so happy that I found this resin. It is very easy to work with a 1:1 ratio and the decent work time. I am a perfectionist and as such demand perfection in my jewelry supplies — this has met my expectations. I'll be a buyer for life." —Michelle Noe

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    27. The Astrology Of You And Me, a great read for folks who are finally ready to be a part of the "What's your star sign?" conversation at work. Your birth chart is about to get WAY more interesting.

    Cover of book

    Promising review: "I can’t say enough about how much I loved this book. It breaks down everything for each sign ranging from how to approach a variety of situations to how a particular sign parents. I still use this book all the time and love to bust it out and show people how much their sign tells me about who they are and how they approach life." —Lunagamb

    Get it from Target for $13.30.

    28. A soy candle making kit — a useful hobby sure to help keep the ~flame~ alive when you and your boo start running out of date night ideas.

    Two homemade candles in decorative tins

    Promising review: "Complete kit all in one box, simple instructions for making candles, great way to learn a new skill while adding fragrance to your home or making gifts for others." —Stephen W. Calverley

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    29. A gardening kit so your gardening heart can start planting vegetables as fun and funky as you are.


    The kit comes with five biodegradable pots, five peat discs, five plant markers, and five foil sealed seed sachets. Now they can grow purple carrots, striped tomatoes, red Brussels sprouts, rainbow chard, and more.

    Promising review: "I have no experience gardening whatsoever and was actually worried that I wouldn't be able to grow any of the seeds. I always joke that I have a 'black thumb.' My thumb turned green when I found this kit. It has easy to follow directions and all the supplies I needed. It's a wonderful kit for others who are interested in gardening but can't keep a houseplant alive." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    30. A soap making kit — a family-friendly hobby that creative kiddos (or germ-conscious cuties) are gonna think you're a real ~gem~ for getting. Plus it's gonna make the mundane task of hand washing way more fun.

    Bar soaps in different colors and geode shapes

    This kit includes an instructional guide, natural melt-and-pour soap base, gem stone soap molds, food-safe color dyes, natural fragrance, and glitter powder.

    Promising review: "As a grandmother of seven, three who live with me full time, I’m always looking for unique and educational craft kits and projects for my grandchildren. I bought this soap making kit for my grandson and granddaughter (they are seven and 12). I love that it teaches some history and science behind soap making. The instructions are easy to follow and allowed us to make really beautiful jewel and gemstone soaps of various shapes and colors. Both microwave and stove top directions are included. I love that the soap base is all natural. The molds are re-usable too, so the next batch we will be making Christmas gifts for family and friends. Lots of fun and a great price, too! I just love this DIY soap making kit!" —Linda

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    31. A calligraphy guidebook sure to be the ~write~ way to entertain yourself when you're in the mood to learn a new skill.


    Be sure to grab some brush pens to add some texture with your new calligraphy skills!

    Promising review: "I LOVE this book!! It's soo great for beginners! I’ve wanted to improve my penmanship and learn modern calligraphy and lettering for a long time. I thought I’d give this book a try and I’m so confident in my lettering now. I’m excited to create my own projects and show off my new skills!!" —KHenderson

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    32. A pack of 31 leather sewing tools that'll make creating gorgeous leather bags and decor ~sew~ easy and efficient, even as a beginner!

    Several tools, threads, and files included in the kit

    This has two pressure cloth tooth tools, waxed thread, an adjustable groover, a needle, thumb ring, scissors, two finger cots, a frosted strip, three wool daubers, one short-V shaped groover, one leather edge wood slicker burnishes, one soft tape measure, and a leather glue tool.

    Promising review: "This is precisely what I was looking for to start a few small projects in leather. It's inexpensive, but the tools and thread can get me going making some small covers for my carving knives. Sure, there are more expensive tools and materials available, but this kit offers less expensive items that actually do the work." —Jeff

    Get it from Amazon for $20.98.

    33. A soap mold and cutter that'll make creating your own bars so easy you'll wash your hands of that old pump-soap system!,

    Promising review: "I am a beginning soap-maker and I wanted a silicone mold to get me started...this is perfect! The bars were a nice square shape once I cut them. This is a great value for the money!" —H. C. Keith

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    34. A DIY solar printing kit — it's gonna get your kids outside and help them discover a new art form while they're at it. Now they're actually gonna have something to DO with all the rocks and leaves they pick up on your family walks.

    several pieces of solar printed paper with different leaf patterns
    Elemental Leaf

    This small business is owned by Carla, who has filled the shop with cyanotype accessories, stencils, kits, and more! 

    Promising review: "This is such a lovely, natural way to experience art and play with nature! It's so delicate and creative! I'm looking forward to work on more inspired pieces. It's also a great idea for a gift!" —Inactive

    Get it from Elemental Leaf on Etsy for $13.61+ (available in five pack sizes). 

    35. A 10-piece dotting tool set that'll hit the ~spot~ if you've been itching to get your craft on.,

    You'll get 10 different dotting wands with different sized heads on both ends.

    Promising review: "For those of us who paint/decorate rocks, these dotting styluses are the best thing that money can buy. They are easy to use, easy to clean, easy to store, and last forever. Can't do my work without them!" —DeeTee

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    36. An embroidery kit for folks who love the look of tattoos but hate needles so much they don't even have a sewing kit in their home.

    A piece of embroidery inside of a hoop with a sewn image of a person's back, covered in floral tattoos
    Stitch Happy

    This kit includes certified organic 100% cotton, two needles, embroidery thread, a 7-inch embroidery hoop, a full color instruction booklet/stitch guide, and a traceable printed pattern.

    Stitch Happy is located in Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom. Owner Louisa provides customers with "modern, sustainable, handmade embroidery kits" that have designs you definitely won't find in your grandmother's house. 

    Promising review: "This shipped within days, even during the pandemic, and it was the perfect quarantine project! I'd never embroidered before, but the instructions were super clear and helpful and the project turned out great!" —McKella Sawyer

    Get it from Stitch Happy on Etsy for $34.66 (available in six fabric colors).

    37. A stamp sealing wax set you can get if sending out some faaancy handwritten letters sounds like your new favorite hobby.,

    This includes a wax stamp, tea spoon, two white waxes, three sealing wax sticks (gold, silver, and dark red), and a gift box.

    Promising review: "This kit is really cool! It is super easy to use and I like that you can unscrew the stamp head and change it out (for seasons or whatever occasion you need). I did these for invitations for a murder mystery dinner and everyone seemed to really like the stamp seal touch! I will be buying more stamp heads for Christmas cards!" —Lilaea

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in three styles).

    38. Toilet Paper Origami, a necessary purchase for anyone who appreciates how valuable TP can be, and wants to give those precious rolls the respect they deserve.

    Toilet Paper Origami, on a Roll

    Promising review: "This is a delightful and fun book. If you've ever been to someone's home where their toilet paper is embellished, you would be thinking "how do they do that?' This is a fun, inexpensive way to spend some time relaxing and learning toilet paper origami. Who knew? My daughter and granddaughters love it as a craft. Don't bash it 'til you've tried it! You can even leave cute rolls of spare tissue around the bathroom." —Kindle Customer BGCW

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    Listen to Bond, people!


    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.