150+ Hobby Ideas Broken Down by Interest and Personality

Updated on October 26, 2016

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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  • 14% Yes
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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

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)

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

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

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

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

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


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 have a strong attention to detail and 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

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

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

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)

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

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

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!

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.

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        Don 

        2 weeks ago

        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!

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        Carina Bolaños 

        5 weeks ago

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

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        AN 

        7 weeks ago

        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!

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        Anaya Uppal 

        2 months ago

        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.

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        George Ramsey 

        2 months ago

        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...

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        Finding hobby:) 

        2 months ago

        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~~

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        Addicted to Outrage 

        2 months ago

        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 :-)

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        Photgraphy a graphic art isnt a high skill job 

        3 months ago

        Its A HOBBY!

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        Chill bro 

        3 months ago

        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.

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        Hobbies not Trades 

        3 months ago

        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.

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        TRADES NOT HOBBIES 

        3 months ago

        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.

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        Many baby sister mom 

        3 months ago

        Iii see that some of the stuff is stereotypical one based

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        hi 

        3 months ago

        cool

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        Noelle Silk 

        5 months ago

        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.

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        Tabinda 

        6 months ago

        Nice

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        Dan 

        6 months ago

        Because women can do it all Jess

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        Kek 

        7 months ago

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

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        Harshita 

        7 months ago

        Uh guys are doing great job

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        Penelope 

        8 months ago

        I love this

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        8 months ago

        I agree with Angel from a few months ago

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        Lucasas 

        8 months ago

        Nice post was totally usefull

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        Staci 

        8 months ago

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

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

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        Tiggy 

        8 months ago

        I need an interest

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        John G 

        9 months ago

        thank you for all the great ideas.

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        ben 

        9 months ago

        this post is so awesome...thanks a lot

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        Lori Baran 

        9 months ago

        Some great ideas

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        Website Admin 

        9 months ago

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

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        Ellen S 

        9 months ago

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

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        SirBob 

        9 months ago

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

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        Jess 

        9 months ago

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

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        Jack 

        10 months ago

        Hi I was wondering should walking be my hobby

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        Hailey marie 

        10 months ago

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

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        I could be steve 

        10 months ago

        I seriously need to find a hobby that I enjoy

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        Jake from Statefarm 

        10 months ago

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

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        emma 

        10 months ago

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

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        Austin57782 

        11 months ago

        I Have no hobbies do yall have any ideas

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        Kit Cat 

        12 months ago

        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?

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        Katie 

        13 months ago

        This was great

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        P.Fok 

        13 months ago

        Hobbies to Sharpen the Mind - please add:

        Attend Toastmasters Club meetings

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        Johna984 

        13 months ago

        Pretty great post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I've really enjoyed surfing around your weblog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your feed and I am hoping you write again soon! ecedgabeabfb

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        Sv. Kirus. 

        13 months ago

        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. .

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        Linda 

        13 months ago

        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

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        Angel 

        15 months ago

        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

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        robb1ek@yahoo.com 

        17 months ago

        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

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        hailey 

        18 months ago

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

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        Jo 

        18 months ago

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

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        Xiore 

        19 months ago

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

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        Alexis 

        19 months ago

        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.

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        Trish 

        20 months ago

        This is awesome!

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        An 

        20 months ago

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

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        So e 

        20 months ago

        This is helpful

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        Anonymous 

        21 months ago

        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.

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        Annie 

        21 months ago

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

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        Jo 

        2 years ago

        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.

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        EL 

        2 years ago

        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!

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        Thrifty Lady 

        2 years ago

        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.

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        Izzy 

        2 years ago

        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!

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        Sam Berger 

        2 years ago

        Wow this is an awesome resource! I love the quiz and I'm definitely brewing up some new ideas for hobbies in the near future.

        If anyone is interested in remote control vehicles, this is a great website to check out:

        http://rcroundup.com

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        eckar013 

        3 years ago

        "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.

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        Kristen Howe 

        3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

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

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        MomsTreasureChest 

        3 years ago

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

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        Charlie Claywell 

        3 years ago

        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.

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        MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 

        3 years ago from Washington State

        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.

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        AshimaTan 

        3 years ago

        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 :)

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        Sam 

        3 years ago

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

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        Prabhjot 

        3 years ago from Delhi, India

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

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        Amy DeMarco 

        3 years ago from Chicago

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

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        Amalie Peiris 

        3 years ago from Asia

        A great list of hobbies, very informative.

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        Steve Morgan 

        3 years ago from Chattanooga, TN

        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.

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        tmheffernan 

        3 years ago from Middle East

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

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        margaret burugu 

        3 years ago

        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

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        Chelsey 

        4 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario

        I'm surprised by your poll...I thought every person had at least one hobby. I don't think I could live without pursuing many of them. Even if I don't have time to do them all the time, it's great to have varying interests.

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        Carol Houle 

        4 years ago from Montreal

        I am an artist. Not that I didn't know this, but I enjoyed your hub tremendously just the same.

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        Goringe Accountants 

        4 years ago from London, UK

        Covered all bases, well done! Now if only I had the time!

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        Loraine Brummer 

        4 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

        I think hobbies are important at all times of your life, but especially once the kids have left home.

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        June Campbell 

        4 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

        I loved your quiz. It told me to take up art -- which I have already done. I have a wide range of hobbies and never run out of things to occupy my time. I have heard people say they have no hobbies and no interests. That is so sad. Well, to be honest, I can hardly imagine how its possible, but I guess we are all different.

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        Sam 

        4 years ago from Australia

        Love the break down, great Hub!

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        Rebecca Sutton 

        4 years ago from Rock Hill, SC

        Cab't ever say that I'm bored again! great list.

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        Kristi Tipps-Deutsch 

        4 years ago from Colorado Springs

        This is really helpful, because a lot of the thing on this page I never considered as hobbies. Turns out I'm a lot more interesting than I thought I was!

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        Raine Law Yuen 

        4 years ago from Cape Town

        thanks foe this, very informative.

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        Jon Nicholas 

        4 years ago from Lexington, Ky. USA

        I was surprised to see just about every hobby I've ever tried listed here. Good job!

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        ethan 

        4 years ago

        this is cool but it should give more ideas

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        Richard Warren 

        4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

        I wish there was score result in quiz.

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        Kathleen Odenthal 

        4 years ago from Bridgewater

        Wow! What a variety to choose from! I feel like this list could actually be a cure for boredom! Great piece

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        Sp Greaney 

        4 years ago from Ireland

        Great hub. Who knew there was such a variety of things you could enjoy as a hobby. :-)

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        LisaKeating 

        4 years ago

        Really enjoyed the quiz. Thanks.

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        Thrifty Lady 

        4 years ago

        Hi Kim99, please see my comment below in regards to your post.

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        Thrifty Lady 

        4 years ago

        Kim99, I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. I do hope that you will be able to socialize as I am sure that it will be good to be around people. If you are interested in something in the athletic realm, you could look into joining a bowling or tennis table league where there is physical activity, but it is not too intense. If you are open to other social clubs, I would suggest bunco, book, or traveling clubs. Volunteering is also a great way to meet new people. If none of those ideas appeal to you, or if you are unsure of where to join one of those clubs, I'd recommend going to the site http://www.meetup.com/ where you can look for groups in your idea with similar interests. The last time I moved, I joined a book club and an activity club by using that website. It really helped me to meet new people with similar interests. Good luck!

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        Kim99 

        4 years ago

        I recently had major heart surgery and lost my 15 yr old son. I've returned to part time work because of health issues and I am now looking for a hobby or an interest that would be suitable for me. I can still do many things but not extreme sport. Any ideas of what I could do? I like to socialise a lot, I don't like my own company too much.

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        Hendrika 

        4 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

        Thanks this was very interesting and the Quiz was spot on for me

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        Brianna 

        4 years ago

        I have a few hobbies.

        Such as gymnastics,swimming,shopping,photography,cooking,makeup, hair.. But gymnastics is my main passion

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        Sarah Forester 

        4 years ago from Australia

        Love how you've split up the hobbies. Great idea for a Hub.

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        Amanda 

        4 years ago from Michigan, United States

        This is quite a list! What I really love is the quiz at the end though. Nice feature!

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        Thrifty Lady 

        4 years ago

        I agree! It's nice when I can do an activity with my child where both of us are entertained at the same time :)

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        Jade Griffin 

        4 years ago from Ohio

        My kids and I share similar hobbies. It is nice when some of your hobbies cross paths.

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        sparklingcrystal 

        4 years ago from Manila

        This is a very interesting post. I can totally relate to some of the hobbies mentioned above. Voted up!

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        Prince Edike 

        4 years ago from Philippines

        Thanks for this wonderful article. I love to write and swim. I want to be sure whatever job i choose to do, these two things shouldn't be far within my reach.

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        Toy Tasting 

        5 years ago from Mumbai

        Amazing list of hobbies.

        I have several hobbies. The major ones are baking and bowling.

        Thanks for sharing the information.

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        John B. 

        5 years ago

        Hobbies on a budget is a good topic. You could do things as simple as reading, running, or puzzles. Those are hobbies too and can be fulfilling. There is a list of over 50 hobbies here: http://www.hobbiesformen.org. It even breaks it down into the cost.

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        Thrifty Lady 

        5 years ago

        That's a great idea...perhaps I can add some content for hobbies on a budget. Thanks for the suggestion.

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