10 Shopping Ideas for Everyone Who Thinks One Hobby Isn’t Enough

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Let’s be honest: Origami is cool, but kinda outdated. But this is not something you can say about toilet paper origami, right? Yeah, this kind of hobby does actually exist, along with many other unique and fresh ideas to entertain yourself and your entire family. So hurry up to dive into the list we’ve prepared for you today and choose the one that will help you not only have fun but also kick stress, a low mood, and depression out of your life.

1. Learn to create beautiful designs and script with this Lettering and Modern Calligraphy beginner’s guide and workbook! Every page is filled with tips, tricks, and practice space to kickstart your lettering journey! You’ll learn 5 different alphabet styles, upper and lower case letters, practice connections, and dive into design and composition.

At the end of this book, there are 15 lettering projects to help you bring together your knowledge and skill and help you begin to create your own works of art.

Happy buyer’s review: I found this book really helps to get started with hand and brush lettering. It features several different styles, including upper and lowercase styles. I like that there is a mix of traditional calligraphy styles and modern print styles. It also includes a section of phrases if you want a break from the repetitiveness. The paper quality is good, and the ink doesn’t bleed through.
There isn’t a huge amount of practice space for each page, but I find there is enough space to grasp the basics, and I can then continue my practice in another workbook.
I’d highly recommend this for anyone beginning to learn hand or brush lettering. @Aoife

2. This Hot Sauce Making Kit includes ingredients, supplies, and instructions that will help you find your perfect flavor and heat. You will find a spice blend, a bottling funnel, dried peppers, glass bottles, squeeze bottles, labels, and recipes inside.

The kit includes 4 varieties of peppers and 7 different recipes, so you can experiment without limitations.

Happy buyer’s review: YOU GUYS... I BOUGHT IT for my husband for Father’s Day. But I got too excited. I’m not a good gift giver. I gave it to him. He loved it. This kit is like a science experiment kit, except everything is edible and probably going to make you have cramps. But here’s the thing, it’s super giftable. The presentation is really sweet. They give you glass bottles and sticker labels for your finished product, and the kit comes with recipes (note: some recipes require additional, easy-to-find ingredients). The flavors are good. Our kit came with a surprise ghost pepper, which I assume most kits come with. It made my husband cry. LOL okay. Try giving birth to a kid with no epidural. Wimp! But it really did taste good and spicy, and honestly, I can’t say enough good things about this kit. Well put together, beautifully presented, and overall very thoughtful. They clearly care about their products and customers. 10/10. Or 5 stars out of 5 stars. Whatever. @dara faye

3. A crystal painting will become the perfect addition to your living room, bedroom, or office. But apart from that, this hobby can help you relax and improve your concentration and fine motor skills.

Follow these instructions to make the process more enjoyable and effective:

  1. Find the corresponding number based on the canvas list.
  2. Place the crystal in the included grooved tray for easy picking.
  3. Dip the tip of the applicator in the wax. This will help you pick up the crystals.
  4. Press the tip of the applicator tool on the rounded side of the crystal.
  5. Peel back the plastic film and carefully press the crystal onto its corresponding symbol. Repeat the process until you’re done

Happy buyer’s review: Great quality and so fun! This is my very first crystal painting, and I am very impressed. I can honestly say I am now obsessed with this craft! I did buy additional accessories that made the process easier, but the painting kit comes with everything you need to get the painting done! Totally recommend. @Amazon Customer

4. This pocket-size drawing journal invites doodlers to draw teeny-tiny things from “a keyhole” to “your house from space.” It’ll surely keep creative folks inspired on the go, or wherever the doodle bug strikes!

Take a look at several drawing of happy buyers:

Happy buyer’s review: Love this product. Great for traveling as well. There are so many things you can draw that you would never have thought of. My favorite is the space between your toes. Nothing special about paper quality. Lovely book @Thomas Haward

5. Make delicious and inexpensive sushi using this special kit at home. The frame will help layer sticky rice along with fillings and seaweed nori sheets. With this kit, you can create a warming family tradition for the weekend or have fun with your loved ones any day you want.

The kit includes everything you may need: a base, rolling mat, training frame, non-stick rice paddle, roll cutter, and even end cups for soy sauce. All you have to do is to roll the mat to mold a log, then use the cutter for a perfect sushi bite.

Happy buyer’s review: A great starter kit for the novice sushi cook. It was a gift for my wife’s birthday after we went to Japan for our honeymoon. It includes everything you need to prepare a beautiful roll. @David Nightingale

6. Create magical multicolor art with this scratch kit. All you have to do is simply scratch coated sheets with a wood stick to reveal vivid colors beneath. With this kit, you can enjoy some hours devoted to creativity or inspire your kids to have some drawing time filled with magic.

The kit includes the following:

  • 50 pieces of paper made of safe, high-quality card stock with a black-coated surface
  • 4 stencils for little kids to help them create cute patterns super easily without any skills
  • 5 wooden stylus sticks to scratch away the black coating and reveal the rainbow colors
  • 1 soft brush to clean the surface with no mess.

Happy buyer’s review: These were a superb value for the money! Lots of sheets, easy to scratch, and come with some stencils. Anything we drew on them looked really pretty, my daughter even made her own Christmas cards out of them :) @laura

7. A coloring book that isn’t that simple. Once you color it, it reveals a different character from what you saw in the beginning. And if you want to be totally surprised about what is hidden in these pages, don’t look at the key in the back of the book, it will ruin the surprise.

By the way, coloring is a great way to improve your health. If you need to relax and relieve stress and anxiety, this will be your ideal choice. It even can improve your sleep and decrease fatigue.

Happy buyer’s review: These books are so good and relaxing that I have loads of them. Coloring isn’t just for children — it’s for adults too. @Karen B.

8. This Toilet Paper Origami guide will provide you with a whimsical way to gussy up your guest bath, make a hotel distinctive, elevate a housekeeping business, or surprise your friends and family. It’s a fun craft for kids, a perfect potty-training reward for toddlers, and a delight for anyone.

The book is illustrated with more than 300 black and white photographs and provides step-by-step instructions that teach you how to fancifully fold the end of the toilet paper. You’ll learn how to make snow-capped mountains, shooting stars, swimming swans, palm trees, tropical fish, ships at sea, fantastic fans, flowers, birthday cakes, candles, bows, and many other things.

Happy buyer’s review: This is an amazing book. Hadn’t realized how easy it would be to make truly fantastic designs. Working my way through the book. Already had many comments that it adds a lovely touch to a simple room. @Renia

9. This kit contains a colonized log that is ready to explode with shiitake mushrooms. It’s great fun to watch them grow, and the taste is excellent.

The kit comes in a protective wrapper, which needs to be removed soon after delivery. Simply cut and remove the bag entirely, then place it in the additional bag provided while putting it on a dish or plate. Spray the block and inside of the bag while the mushrooms develop, and within a few days, your shiitake block will be fully covered with fresh mushrooms. The ideal temperature is 17 °C—19 °C (62.6 °F—66.2 °F).

You may also wanna try the Gardener’s kit with 6 seed varieties or the Wacky Tomato kit to make your dishes even homier.

Happy buyer’s review: First time I have attempted a grow. It was super easy — just spray twice a day. I did not buy this kit to save money on buying mushrooms, if you want cheap, go buy cheap, tasteless, mass-produced supermarket stuff. If you want the pleasure of growing your own fungi, then this is for you. Great product. @dthompson

10. An embroidery starter kit with all the tools you need. Also, there is a colored pattern on the cloth, which will help you to start and not lose your motivation. And the pattern can be washed off after you finish.

Once you feel more confident, you can try your embroidery skills on pillowcases, bags, and even T-shirts:

Happy buyer’s review: I haven’t touched embroidery before this. I’ve only watched someone to do another starter kit a little. The kit comes with a small booklet, which, to me, shows well enough how the different stitches are done, including leaf stitch, straight stitch, back stitch, and French knots. The design is nice, but also simple enough that the experience was not stressful. Of course, the most stressful thing about embroidery, at this point for me, is taking the threads apart. For those that don’t know, each string you get in the kit can be separated into 6 smaller strings. The stitches will call for thicker or thinner, so you must pull them apart. This is the trickiest thing, but has nothing to do with this kit. Helps me work on my patience, though. :) @Goose

Do you have a hobby? What is it?

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