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150+ Hobby Ideas Broken Down by Interest and Personality

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The Benefits of Having a Hobby

There are many advantages to having a diversion in your life. A hobby gives you time to relax, which can, in turn, reduce your stress level. A physical one involves exercise that will release endorphins to boost your mood and mental faculties. It can also help you find new skills and uncover hidden talents.

If you are considering a career move, participating in a hobby related to a new field can help prepare you and let you know if you're well-suited for that job. It can also give you things to include on your résumé. You may also meet new friends, keep your brain sharp, or make some extra money on the side.

For some, finding a hobby is a natural and easy process. For others, it can be confusing since there are so many options out there. This article helps to break down some of the choices by areas of interest and personality type.

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Hobbies That Sharpen the Mind

Some hobbies are better than others at making you problem-solve and think through tough scenarios. This can be especially important as you age. Here are some pastimes that can help to keep your brain in shape:

  • Play jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, and brain teasers
  • Play card games: solitaire, canasta, gin rummy, bridge
  • Learn to draw or paint
  • Play chess
  • Learn how to play an instrument
  • Master a new language
  • Participate in trivia contests
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Hobbies for Kids and Families

Here are some great ideas for families. These activities are all kid-friendly! For a full collection of hobbies for children and toddlers, please read 50+ Hobbies and Activities for Toddlers and Kids.

  • Model trains, airplanes, and automobiles
  • Scenic travel by train
  • Remote-controlled toys for all ages
  • Building with Legos
  • Magic tricks
  • Kite-flying
  • Zoos
  • Cruising the seas
  • Puppetry
  • Juggling
  • Collecting (see section below)
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Hobbies for Physically Active Adventure-Seekers

These are for people who love to get the blood pumping and their heart rate up. Here are some great activities for the physically active:

  • Fishing
  • Noodling
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Scuba diving and snorkeling
  • Hot air ballooning, flying, and gliding
  • Baseball or softball
  • Volleyball
  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Running marathons
  • Mountain climbing
  • Camping
  • RVing
  • Spelunking (caving)
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Horseback riding
  • Skiing or snowboarding
  • Dancing
  • Swimming
  • Football
  • Riding roller coasters
  • Traveling
  • Soccer
  • Bungee jumping
  • Basketball
  • Doing triathlons
  • Geo-caching
  • Surfing and windsurfing
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Hobbies for Science and Nature-Lovers

Did you enjoy science in school? Do you like to explore and observe? If so, here are some hobby options for you:

  • Learn about astronomy
  • Build model rockets
  • Discover microscopy
  • Go bird watching
  • Start an aquarium
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Hobbies for the History Buff

Do you enjoy history and learning about our past? If so, here are some options for you:

  • Study the Titanic
  • Collect Americana memorabilia
  • Become a Civil War buff
  • Have battle reenactments
  • Visit museums
  • Attend Renaissance fairs
  • Research and create a family tree
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Hobbies for Men

Although titled "Hobbies for Men," these are hobbies that all can enjoy. Perfect for a man-cave, game room, and activities to do with friends.

  • Poker
  • Pool
  • Darts
  • Ping-pong
  • Woodworking
  • Sports coaching, officiating, reporting, and refereeing
  • Fantasy sports
  • Gadgets and gizmos
  • Home brewing
  • Hunting
  • Taxidermy
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Hobbies That Can Earn Money

Everyone could use a little extra dough. Some activities have the potential to help you earn some extra money on the side. Here are some options:

  • Freelance writing and blogging
  • Crafting (to sell online or at fairs)
  • Cake decorating
  • Garage sales and auctions (find bargains and antiques for resale)
  • Freelance photography (weddings, babies, events)
  • Carpentry
  • Graphic design
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Hobbies for the Collector

Collecting things can be a lifelong passion that can help to stimulate memories and remember and preserve the past. People who collect often pay strong attention to detail and have an urge for completeness. Here are some good ideas of things to collect:

  • Beer cans
  • Books
  • Coins
  • Pins
  • Toys (unique or vintage)
  • Cars (for larger budgets)
  • Art
  • Spoons
  • Sports cards and memorabilia
  • Autographs
  • Antiques
  • Rocks and gems
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Hobbies for the Homebody, Crafter, Artist, and Nester

Are you expecting or have you recently had children? Do you love crafting and art? Are you unable to leave the house for any reason? Do you just enjoy being at home? Whatever your reason, here are some great hobby ideas for the homebody and nester:

  • Home projects
  • Jewelry-making
  • Baking
  • Painting
  • Pottery
  • Drawing
  • Candle-making
  • Reading
  • Soap-making
  • Cross stitch
  • Journaling
  • Digital art
  • Cooking
  • Cooking contests
  • Making gingerbread houses
  • Doll-making
  • Building a dollhouse
  • Scrap-booking
  • Knitting
  • Sewing
  • Crocheting
  • Quilting
  • Gardening
  • Movie watching and critiquing
  • Feng shui
  • Interior design
  • Writing (short stories, poems, novels)
  • Needlepoint
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Hobbies for the Social

Are you a people-person? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Do you like activities that involve others? If you answered "yes" to any of the above, here are some ideas for you:

  • Wine tasting
  • Flea markets
  • Board games and trivia
  • Bingo
  • Bowling
  • Team and club sports
  • Book club
  • Acting/improv/theatre
  • Frisbee golf
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Hobbies for the Music Lover

Music is a fundamental part of life. Here are some great options for music lover and the musically talented:

  • Playing an instrument: guitar, piano, drums, clarinet, harmonica, ukelele
  • Singing and choir
  • Going to concerts
  • Music history or theory studies
  • Produce music
  • Band promotion
  • Teaching music
  • Music collecting (records, 8-tracks, 45s)
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Hobbies for Stress Relief

We could all use a little less stress and a little more fun! Here are some hobbies for stress relief:

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Weight lifting
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Seasonal Hobbies

Some activities can only be done at certain times of the year. Here are some that are good for various seasons:

Spring

  • Home and garden shows
  • Springtime floral shows
  • Gardening

Summer

  • Sailing
  • Going to the beach

Fall

  • Haunted houses and hotels
  • Ghost towns
  • Autumn bike tours
  • Seeing the fall foliage
  • Apple picking
  • Grape harvest
  • Pumpkin patch

Winter

  • Christmas holiday lights
  • Holiday home tours
  • Ice skating or snow sports
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Inexpensive Hobbies for All

Spend time, not money! Here are some activities you can do, even if you don't feel like spending a lot of cash. These are the things that give you the most "bang for your buck."

  • Reading (especially through your local library).
  • Writing and drawing (all you need is pen and paper).
  • Meditation.
  • Attend free community events: Subscribe to community websites to keep track of all the free events scheduled near you.
  • Learn a language, learn to cook, or learn to dance (there are so many free lessons and resources on the Internet).
  • Anything online: play online games, watch documentaries, or join an online group.
  • DIY beauty: By watching clips on YouTube, you can learn to do everything from cutting your own hair to sewing your own clothes. These are hobbies and money-savers rolled into one.
  • Take up an inexpensive sport: running, swimming, hiking, frisbee, basketball... (require almost nothing but the clothes you're wearing and a decent pair of shoes).
  • Plan walking tours of nearby areas: Get exercise while you learn about the place where you live. You can even expand your local knowledge by taking out books of local history or local flora and fauna from the library and learning to identify the historical sites and plants, birds, and creatures you find along the way. Bring your digital camera to make it a photo safari.
  • Thrift shopping, coupon-cutting, or going to garage sales: Fun ways to spend time and save money!
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Hobbies That Help Others: Save the World in Your Spare Time

Maybe the best way to spend your time is to spend it helping other people. If you want your time to make a difference, consider the following options.

  • Volunteer: Find a local community that needs help. Maybe the folks at the retirement home would like a visit. A local animal rescue center may need spare hands and the homeless shelter may need help serving food to the homeless.
  • Be a mentor: You may have a skill that could make a difference in someone else's life. Many children need role models and adults need tutoring, skill-building, or advice.
  • Be an activist: Instead of complaining about the way things are, do something. Invest your free time in the future by lobbying the politicians for change, working to educate people about situations, or collecting signatures or donations for a cause you believe in.
  • Work to save the environment: Organize a neighborhood clean-up, become a community watchdog for environmental hazards, or volunteer at an environmental organization you believe in.
  • Get active in your community: Attend city council meetings and let your voice be heard.

Still need help finding a hobby? Take this hobby quiz!

For each question, choose the best answer for you.

  1. Do you enjoy a high level of physical activity?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you enjoy earning personal achievements?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you like learning about the past?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Do you savor your food and dining experiences?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Do you enjoy 'hanging out with the guys'?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. Do you enjoy puzzles and games that make you think?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. Do you enjoy relaxing?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. Do you enjoy creative outlets?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. Do you enjoy socializing with large groups of people?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. Do you crave an adrenaline rush?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. Do you enjoy the great outdoors?
    • Yes
    • No

Scoring

For each answer you selected, add up the indicated number of points for each of the possible results. Your final result is the possibility with the greatest number of points at the end.

  1. Do you enjoy a high level of physical activity?
    • Yes
      • Individual Sport: +5
      • Team Sport: +5
      • Crafter: 0
      • Adventure-Seeker: +3
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: +3
      • Artist: 0
      • Brainiac: 0
      • Manly Man: 0
      • Foodie: 0
      • History Buff: 0
    • No
      • Individual Sport: 0
      • Team Sport: 0
      • Crafter: +5
      • Adventure-Seeker: 0
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: 0
      • Artist: +5
      • Brainiac: +5
      • Manly Man: 0
      • Foodie: +5
      • History Buff: +5
  2. Do you enjoy earning personal achievements?
    • Yes
      • Individual Sport: +5
      • Team Sport: 0
      • Crafter: 0
      • Adventure-Seeker: 0
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: 0
      • Artist: +4
      • Brainiac: 0
      • Manly Man: 0
      • Foodie: 0
      • History Buff: 0
    • No
      • Individual Sport: 0
      • Team Sport: 0
      • Crafter: 0
      • Adventure-Seeker: 0
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: 0
      • Artist: 0
      • Brainiac: 0
      • Manly Man: 0
      • Foodie: 0
      • History Buff: 0
  3. Do you like learning about the past?
    • Yes
      • Individual Sport: 0
      • Team Sport: 0
      • Crafter: 0
      • Adventure-Seeker: 0
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: +2
      • Artist: 0
      • Brainiac: 0
      • Manly Man: +2
      • Foodie: +2
      • History Buff: +5
    • No
      • Individual Sport: 0
      • Team Sport: 0
      • Crafter: 0
      • Adventure-Seeker: 0
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: 0
      • Artist: 0
      • Brainiac: 0
      • Manly Man: 0
      • Foodie: 0
      • History Buff: 0
  4. Do you savor your food and dining experiences?
    • Yes
      • Individual Sport: 0
      • Team Sport: 0
      • Crafter: 0
      • Adventure-Seeker: 0
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: 0
      • Artist: 0
      • Brainiac: 0
      • Manly Man: 0
      • Foodie: +5
      • History Buff: 0
    • No
      • Individual Sport: 0
      • Team Sport: 0
      • Crafter: 0
      • Adventure-Seeker: 0
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: 0
      • Artist: 0
      • Brainiac: 0
      • Manly Man: 0
      • Foodie: 0
      • History Buff: 0
  5. Do you enjoy 'hanging out with the guys'?
    • Yes
      • Individual Sport: 0
      • Team Sport: 0
      • Crafter: 0
      • Adventure-Seeker: 0
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: +3
      • Artist: 0
      • Brainiac: 0
      • Manly Man: +5
      • Foodie: 0
      • History Buff: +2
    • No
      • Individual Sport: 0
      • Team Sport: 0
      • Crafter: 0
      • Adventure-Seeker: 0
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: 0
      • Artist: 0
      • Brainiac: 0
      • Manly Man: 0
      • Foodie: 0
      • History Buff: 0
  6. Do you enjoy puzzles and games that make you think?
    • Yes
      • Individual Sport: 0
      • Team Sport: 0
      • Crafter: 0
      • Adventure-Seeker: 0
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: 0
      • Artist: 0
      • Brainiac: +5
      • Manly Man: +2
      • Foodie: 0
      • History Buff: +2
    • No
      • Individual Sport: 0
      • Team Sport: 0
      • Crafter: 0
      • Adventure-Seeker: 0
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: 0
      • Artist: 0
      • Brainiac: 0
      • Manly Man: 0
      • Foodie: 0
      • History Buff: 0
  7. Do you enjoy relaxing?
    • Yes
      • Individual Sport: 0
      • Team Sport: 0
      • Crafter: +4
      • Adventure-Seeker: 0
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: +5
      • Artist: +5
      • Brainiac: 0
      • Manly Man: +3
      • Foodie: +3
      • History Buff: +3
    • No
      • Individual Sport: 0
      • Team Sport: 0
      • Crafter: 0
      • Adventure-Seeker: 0
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: 0
      • Artist: 0
      • Brainiac: 0
      • Manly Man: 0
      • Foodie: 0
      • History Buff: 0
  8. Do you enjoy creative outlets?
    • Yes
      • Individual Sport: 0
      • Team Sport: 0
      • Crafter: +3
      • Adventure-Seeker: 0
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: 0
      • Artist: +5
      • Brainiac: 0
      • Manly Man: 0
      • Foodie: 0
      • History Buff: 0
    • No
      • Individual Sport: 0
      • Team Sport: 0
      • Crafter: 0
      • Adventure-Seeker: 0
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: 0
      • Artist: 0
      • Brainiac: 0
      • Manly Man: 0
      • Foodie: 0
      • History Buff: 0
  9. Do you enjoy socializing with large groups of people?
    • Yes
      • Individual Sport: -1
      • Team Sport: +5
      • Crafter: 0
      • Adventure-Seeker: 0
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: +2
      • Artist: 0
      • Brainiac: 0
      • Manly Man: 0
      • Foodie: 0
      • History Buff: 0
    • No
      • Individual Sport: 0
      • Team Sport: +4
      • Crafter: +4
      • Adventure-Seeker: 0
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: 0
      • Artist: 0
      • Brainiac: 0
      • Manly Man: 0
      • Foodie: 0
      • History Buff: 0
  10. Do you crave an adrenaline rush?
    • Yes
      • Individual Sport: +3
      • Team Sport: +3
      • Crafter: 0
      • Adventure-Seeker: +5
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: 0
      • Artist: 0
      • Brainiac: 0
      • Manly Man: 0
      • Foodie: 0
      • History Buff: 0
    • No
      • Individual Sport: 0
      • Team Sport: 0
      • Crafter: 0
      • Adventure-Seeker: 0
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: 0
      • Artist: 0
      • Brainiac: 0
      • Manly Man: 0
      • Foodie: 0
      • History Buff: 0
  11. Do you enjoy the great outdoors?
    • Yes
      • Individual Sport: +2
      • Team Sport: +2
      • Crafter: 0
      • Adventure-Seeker: 0
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: +5
      • Artist: 0
      • Brainiac: 0
      • Manly Man: 0
      • Foodie: 0
      • History Buff: 0
    • No
      • Individual Sport: 0
      • Team Sport: 0
      • Crafter: 0
      • Adventure-Seeker: 0
      • Outdoors Enthusiest: 0
      • Artist: 0
      • Brainiac: 0
      • Manly Man: 0
      • Foodie: 0
      • History Buff: 0

This table shows the meaning of each possible result:

Individual Sport

You enjoy adventure and exercise. However, you also like the solitude and stress relief that comes from enjoying a sport by yourself. Look into an individual sport like running, swimming, biking, hiking, cycling, walking, dancing, or weight training.

Team Sport

You enjoy activities, adventure, and being part of a team. Try out a team sport like baseball, softball, tennis, basketball, football, soccer, or hockey.

Crafter

You enjoy relaxing and artistic work. You find meaning in doing simple tasks. Look for a craft like scrapbooking, knitting, needlepoint, cross-stitch or quilting.

Adventure-Seeker

You enjoy wild thrills and adventure. You want to make the most out of life and all that it has to offer. Look for a hobby like parachuting, wind-surfing, bungee jumping, or rock climbing.

Outdoors Enthusiest

You enjoy the great outdoors and relaxing. You also enjoy nature and simple things in life. You enjoy mild activity. Look for a hobby such as bird-watching, fishing, noodling, biking, camping or hiking.

Artist

You are creative to the max! You enjoy expressing yourself through your creative outlets and artistic talents. Look for a hobby in sculpting, drawing, painting, theater, or music.

Brainiac

You enjoy puzzles and activities that make you think. Check out the hobbies in the "Hobbies that Sharpen the Mind" section.

Manly Man

You enjoy rugged activities and classics games. Check out activities in the "Hobbies for Men" section.

Foodie

You enjoy nurturing, relaxing, and tasty food. Look for a hobby like wine-tasting, baking, cooking, or cake decorating.

History Buff

You enjoy history and making memories. Check out activities in the History Buff and Collecting sections.

Questions & Answers

Question: Is origami a hobby?

Answer: Origami is a great hobby and great art form!

Question: How do you keep dedicated to doing a hobby?

Answer: Do what you enjoy!

Question: Can singing make for a good hobby?

Answer: Great idea! Singing scales would be a great focus at home, but joining up with a local choir or auditioning for local musical productions could be another route to take.

Comments

hoi on August 17, 2020:

This helped a little but idk why I can't find a hobby im interested in

Lalaloopsy on June 26, 2020:

So... does anyone understand why I STILL CANT FIND A HOBBY!

I agree with ur mom on June 20, 2020:

I agree with ur mom

ur mom on June 06, 2020:

ur mom

Matt on April 29, 2020:

Hi guys, I started this youtube channel few weeks ago about trying new things and spending free time and I will be posting some ideas what to do and try especially during COVID-19 quarantine so I would like just to share it with you I hope you will like it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A82GqF9YgeI

Omneia on April 23, 2020:

احب التصوير

Najat on April 20, 2020:

Good luck guys

Mark Saghbiny on April 14, 2020:

I am fitness boy and I am so intelligent

Biba on April 12, 2020:

I hope to find a permanent pastime

Saif on April 12, 2020:

I wanna a girl friend

Mohammed on April 10, 2020:

I haven't any hobite

Ev on March 24, 2020:

I don’t really have any hobbies but these are very good hobbies. Most of them I found very good for me.

Mahi on March 06, 2020:

This is good I learned many new hobbies

Asaf Moshe on March 03, 2020:

Great article!

I am working on a project that might be relevant - an extensive and filterable hobbies archive.

It might be a great way to open the mind to new hobbies that you wouldn't normally think of.

Hopefully, in the future, it will include tools and suggestions to get you started with the new hobby of your choice, and maybe even find people around you that you can share your new hobby with.

Maybe someone will find it useful:

https://simply-hobbies.com/

Will be happy to get some feedback :)

oi on February 07, 2020:

the test did help thx

Stargazer on December 06, 2019:

It was interesting to see things on here that i do and they are considered hobbies... crossword, cards, things i do to keep my brain from imploding. I do like this site and picked up several ideas to start. Thanks!

Hermione on November 24, 2019:

This wasn’t too helpful but good try

Oi on November 04, 2019:

@Justaguy and Justagirl just kiss already thx

Ariene on October 23, 2019:

This is really helpful.

Thanks

Justaguy on August 29, 2019:

@Justagirl I was going to learn how to be an internet troll but now I see it's just for losers like you.

Justagirl on August 16, 2019:

I was going to learn how to play darts but now I see it’s only for men.

Manar on August 03, 2019:

i know that i like something but i dont know exactly and its very boring and i would like to find something for me to do

SUBHAM on June 04, 2019:

I think skateboarding and playing cricket(1 hobby in a day) could be The best hobby for a young boy like me ..isn't It?

Can making a YouTube channel be a hobby on May 25, 2019:

I’m not sure if I should

Lionfish on May 14, 2019:

once and for all, DRAWING IS NOT INEXPENSIVE.

Luiz on May 12, 2019:

Why isn't boxing on this site?

Sunny on May 03, 2019:

Not interested in physical hobbies. At learnahobby.com.au you have hobbies you can sit at home and do at your own pace.

bored fart on April 17, 2019:

i am just so bored i wrote "what hobby should i do" on google

charu rajput on April 12, 2019:

one of the best

E on December 13, 2018:

da fuq

Don on November 23, 2018:

Nice list,I like that you listed disc golf this is the first list out of 5 that I’ve seen it. Thanks for sharing!

Carina Bolaños on November 02, 2018:

Running is so expensive bs I need new shoes every season and they’re at least $100 plus spikes and gear LOL

AN on October 15, 2018:

A great article only I don't see the reason for separating men and women I mean women can go hiking or play pool too just as good as men!

Anaya Uppal on October 08, 2018:

George Ramsey, yes this article is lacking football but everyone makes mistakes ig. Tennis AND basketball are both on this website… make sure to check before you make false accusations. Thanks.

George Ramsey on September 19, 2018:

There are so many sports this article lacks. One could start doing football, basketball, tennis, in my case. I adore tennis, and it's really a great hobby (with A LOT of things to learn). You don't need much to start, and there are a lot of good cheap racquets for beginners, just to decide is it yours or not. https://scorum.com/en-us/tennis/@allaboutsports/ho...

Finding hobby:) on September 16, 2018:

So, i was finding hobby as a kid. And my parents wouldnt let me do things, example: activities up there. They didnt even understands me:( so i tried to research to find hobbies. And nothing just match me. :( bye~~

Addicted to Outrage on September 15, 2018:

Just looking through the comments you could add "Getting insulated and outraged over blog posts" to the list. Don't like the way the blog is written or the suggestions within? Either STFU or write your own blog :-)

Photgraphy a graphic art isnt a high skill job on September 09, 2018:

Its A HOBBY!

Chill bro on September 02, 2018:

Chill bro, the article mentioned "some activities have the POTENTIAL to help you earn some extra money on the side", it does not mean it MUST right? I suggest you to do some meditation to release your anger and stress ;-) God bless you.

Hobbies not Trades on August 30, 2018:

Graphic Design and Photography as hobbies to get paid for is INCREDIBLY insulting. Those jobs are skills and trades that most people that "get paid" go to school for. Just because you bought a camera doesn't mean you should post in a facebook group advertising yourself as a photographer. And I can promise that just because you own a copy of photoshop, you are no graphic designer. That would be like me saying I should be able to be a doctor because I took a CNA course, watched house and know how to google.

Tons of people have skills that others don't. Putting in time at something is the same wether it's with a degree or not. Don't discourage if your not too insulted.

TRADES NOT HOBBIES on August 23, 2018:

Graphic Design and Photography as hobbies to get paid for is INCREDIBLY insulting. Those jobs are skills and trades that most people that "get paid" go to school for. Just because you bought a camera doesn't mean you should post in a facebook group advertising yourself as a photographer. And I can promise that just because you own a copy of photoshop, you are no graphic designer. That would be like me saying I should be able to be a doctor because I took a CNA course, watched house and know how to google.

Many baby sister mom on August 22, 2018:

Iii see that some of the stuff is stereotypical one based

hi on August 19, 2018:

cool

Noelle Silk on June 26, 2018:

The section on volunteering can be greatly expanded. Whatever your interests and skills, there's a place to blossom. Auditoriums use volunteer ushers; youth organizations, hospitals, state and local parks, museums, historical sites, libraries, even schools welcome volunteers to do all kinds of jobs.

Tabinda on June 08, 2018:

Nice

Dan on May 18, 2018:

Because women can do it all Jess

Kek on May 13, 2018:

Because Jess from 2 months ago, womens hobbies must be in the kitchen

Harshita on April 16, 2018:

Uh guys are doing great job

Penelope on April 13, 2018:

I love this

K on April 01, 2018:

I agree with Angel from a few months ago

Lucasas on March 27, 2018:

Nice post was totally usefull

Staci on March 17, 2018:

This post is absolutely amazing, you're a real lifesaver!

(also, breaking everything up into categories makes this 10x easier to read, thanks!)

Tiggy on March 16, 2018:

I need an interest

John G on February 24, 2018:

thank you for all the great ideas.

ben on February 24, 2018:

this post is so awesome...thanks a lot

Lori Baran on February 21, 2018:

Some great ideas

Website Admin on February 20, 2018:

Good to hear! Keep the feedback coming! We’re always trying to improve!

Ellen S on February 17, 2018:

I have been looking for a hobby for days and I just can't find one that would be suited just right for me!

SirBob on February 17, 2018:

It would be a good idea to learn a new language i think

Jess on February 15, 2018:

Where is the section that lists hobbies for women? Why just men's hobbies?

Jack on February 12, 2018:

Hi I was wondering should walking be my hobby

Hailey marie on February 11, 2018:

I really need a new hobby but I am having trouble finding one

I could be steve on February 11, 2018:

I seriously need to find a hobby that I enjoy

Jake from Statefarm on February 09, 2018:

I actually enjoy painting, thanks for the help!!! :)

emma on February 09, 2018:

i feel like i have no life and i have nothing i like to do :( help meeeee!

Austin57782 on January 12, 2018:

I Have no hobbies do yall have any ideas

Kit Cat on December 14, 2017:

I already have many hobbies including multiple collections of coins, bouncing balls, and rocks. I do write my own stories when I have the inspiration and time. Honestly I’m learning every day and I also play video games online! But sometimes I find myself on my phone a lot when I’m not playing games. I feel as though it’s all I do! I’ve read almost every book in the house and I can’t really go out and buy more. (I’m young and still in high school.) what would you recommend someone like me to try and get off the technical line once and a while?

Katie on November 14, 2017:

This was great

P.Fok on November 08, 2017:

Hobbies to Sharpen the Mind - please add:

Attend Toastmasters Club meetings

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Sv. Kirus. on October 29, 2017:

My favorite hobby is writing poems. I write poems every day. I send them to publisher in news papers and I read many poems at programme in our school stage programme. . At the some time I have drawing cartoon pictures. To print in our local news papers. Some of them were appreciated by people. So I keep up them. .

Linda on October 23, 2017:

I am a full time RVer I love my garden sitting outside and watching the hummingbirds. Enjoying the sunshine and taking walks with my husband every evening

Angel on August 29, 2017:

Not a feminist but why say hobbies for men? I am more into those hobbies than my husband or his male friends or even my male friends. Or is this a hate post for the men whom may not enjoy these activities imasculating them? P.C. Bruh lol

robb1ek@yahoo.com on June 29, 2017:

i love good music, i have listed all the music i have listened to over my 45year period,i have listed all my favourite artists/bands hits and albums and have written short biographies on my very best star performers. i have listed all the songs on the years 1959-1970

that i missed as i was'nt interested in music in those years.i have even went back to the rock n roll pioneers that shaped our music.My love of music stopped in the nineties. i don't have a clue who is number one in the charts of today. i feel as though i want to write more of the music i enjoyed throughout my happy years. i have listed al lmy favourite guitarists, all the number ones throughout my life.i want more, could you help me

hailey on May 23, 2017:

i want a cool and intesting art hobbie not needle point XD

Jo on May 22, 2017:

Alexis and Diana. Well where is the list for women?

Xiore on May 18, 2017:

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm probably either going with taxidermy, pottery, or sewing.

Alexis on April 27, 2017:

Sad that women get all angry over a catagory title. Obviously its not for just men, just hobbies that men would most likely enjoy more then women. Not once does it state that women cannot obtain the same hobby as a male. Get over yourselves.

Im a woman and not once did i feel like i couldn't do one of the hobbies in the "male" section. You guys sound like whinny 12 year olds.

Trish on April 10, 2017:

This is awesome!

An on April 08, 2017:

I've now got some good ideas for activitys in the holsominou

So e on April 03, 2017:

This is helpful

Anonymous on March 17, 2017:

This is a very thoughtful and helpful article. To all those dissing the article you should know that most men and women have different interests. You should be more flexible.

Annie on March 07, 2017:

This is a well thought out and comprehensive list and I will for sure be signposting clients here! Thank you.

Jo on November 06, 2016:

Well Diana, was it worth your energy to tell others not to use their energy. Must say this is a very good list and has given be some ideas.

EL on November 06, 2016:

Wow, how this article was offensive in any way to women is beyond me. Chill out ladies, nobody is trying to offend you. Great job, I did love all the scrapbooking, painting and baking ideas, thank you!

Thrifty Lady (author) on October 26, 2016:

It seems I am unable to respond to comments individually. A couple of commenters were offended by the subtitle of "Hobbies for Men". I want to acknowledge their feelings. I have left the subtitle 'as is' because my intent was for men to quickly find some hobbies that might appeal to them. If you see the "related content" on this site, you can find that there are many hobbies of articles written specifically about hobbies for women (not by me). The subtitle is really just for ease of reading for those who skim the article. That said, I will fully admit that the term "better suited for" preceding the hobbies in that section may have been a poor choice. I have adjusted this wording and hope it will be more pleasing to female readers who also enjoy those hobbies.

Izzy on October 26, 2016:

Wow I guess I need to quit playing ping pong! I had no idea that was better suited for men, how silly of me to think a woman could play it! Of course, I am obviously too small and frail to possibly hit a ball, and of course my aim would be totally off!

eckar013 on October 31, 2015:

"Let's face it, some activities are just better suited for men"

Would you please reconsider changing the title "Hobbies for Men?"

I know plenty of women (including myself) who participate in those hobbies, and let's face it--women are just as suited for them. Please don't make this about what is "better suited" for one sex over another. Find a new subtitle.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on February 20, 2015:

Wow! A great list of hobby choices. There's something for everyone! Voted up and thanks for sharing!

MomsTreasureChest on February 03, 2015:

Lots of great ideas for anyone looking to take up a hobby! Thanks for sharing!

Charlie Claywell on February 03, 2015:

Really nice article and list of ideas. I took the quiz at the end of the piece and it was accurate -- it pegged me as an outdoor enthusiast. I already do a couple of the hobbies suggested by the quiz (like bird-watching and hiking), but I am thinking about taking up biking this spring.

MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose from Washington State on February 01, 2015:

Nothing finer than a great list of hobbies to refer to any time I am bored with myself. Some I never considered in a hobby category. Now I can go about having fun with them. A hobby can be just about anything I found out from this wonderful list. We all need something.

AshimaTan on January 28, 2015:

Thats an amazing collection to choose from… And a person like me can go crazy over this… And right now learning guitar tops my list :)

Sam on January 27, 2015:

I had to google noodling!! its amazing what ppl get up to :)

Prabhjot from Delhi, India on January 05, 2015:

Interesting...... Every bit of it was full of information

Amy DeMarco from Chicago on January 05, 2015:

I enjoyed reading this, especially the quiz at the end. I'm the Artist (but I knew that already!) Voted up & interesting!

Amalie Peiris from Asia on January 04, 2015:

A great list of hobbies, very informative.

Steve Morgan from Chattanooga, TN on December 31, 2014:

I really enjoyed this read. I recently took up fishing. I grew up doing it here and there with my dad, but I would like to get into tournament bass fishing. I have also meddled in wood-burning, and sports memorabilia collecting.

I also enjoy writing, and hope to advance that hobby a bit this coming year.

Also, I am SO surprised by the poll.. Almost 80% of people claim to have no hobby? What do you guys possibly do in your free time? I would imagine the word hobby just means something different to many people.

tmheffernan from Middle East on December 29, 2014:

Apparently i am a history buff!! Bit boring really!!! Thanks for the hub really enjoyed reading.

margaret burugu on December 16, 2014:

i cleared highschool lately and i need a hobby.i am a loner though i wouldn't mind making friends that do not nag me a lot