10 Hobbies That Don't Break the Bank


Adding a hobby to an already busy schedule can seem overwhelming and tiring, but it can actually give you more energy. Learning a new skill can give you a sense of accomplishment and can add positivity to your well-being. Starting a new hobby is a great way to meet new people with the same interests as yourself, and you can also learn from them as well. Hobbies also don’t have to be expensive.



1. Embroidery is a very inexpensive hobby that can be learned using YouTube tutorials. The materials required are very low priced and can be found in most stores. You can also use this hobby to make gifts for friends and family or even to sell on the side!

2. Flower pressing is a hobby that only costs as much time as you want to put into it. If you have a heavy book, you can press flowers. The fun comes from finding them. This hobby can help you get out into nature and find new beautiful places to visit in your own hometown.


3. Baking is a hobby that you may want to put together with jogging, in case you eat all the delicious treats you make! The ingredients themselves are very cheap and you can create delicious masterpieces that you can share with friends and family, or even sell for a small profit.


4. Reading may not seem like a hobby but it can very well be. You can start a book club to meet new people and get a dialogue going to learn other people’s perspectives on the books you read. You can also use free services from your public library to get ideas on what books to read.


5. Beer Brewing and alcohol fermentation are more about time and patience, but at the end you have a quite a treat. It may seem expensive to buy a brewing kit, but finding a used rig can save a lot of money. Building your own kit from scratch can help you be inventive and save money at the same time.

6. Yoga is a very Zen and inexpensive hobby that brings inner peace, as well as helps you work on your body. There are many places that have affordable classes and you can even do it at home through online training videos.


7. Whittling is a hobby that lets you create with your bare hands and can be very satisfying. All you need is a sharp blade and some scrap wood. Whittling can help focus your mind and give you a sense of control that can help relieve anxiety.


8. Refurbishing older furniture can help you find new skills and also make you some money on the side. You can learn how to properly paint, sand and restore furniture to its former glory. You can find plenty of cheap used furniture in antique shops and flea markets to start your new hobby.


9. Fishing is another hobby that can take time but also help you find a sense of inner peace from the tranquil activity. You can enjoy the outdoors and catch your dinner at the same time. You can find used fishing poles or even learn how to makeshift one of your own.


10. Another great hobby that can help your community is volunteering. It costs nothing to give back. You can meet other caring people in your community and also give yourself a sense of purpose.



Hobbies do not have to be expensive to bring fun and wholesomeness to your life. It may seem intimidating to start a new hobby without the skill set, but the first step to being great at something is to fail. Learn from your mistakes and grow not only your skillset but also pride in yourself!