100 Low-Cost Hobbies That Will Pique Your Curiosity

100 low cost hobbies

Last Updated on December 16, 2022 by Lori Geurin

Ready to try something new? Here are 100 low-cost hobbies you start today!

Hobbies are a great way to enjoy an activity you love, manage stress, and take a break from your to-do list. They’re also a wonderful way to keep your mind sharp, be creative, and learn new skills. You can choose many hobbies, and you don’t have to spend much (or any) money to get started. The list below will give you 100 inexpensive hobbies you can start today from your living room.

The best thing is that you can choose something that piques your curiosity and excites you. Then you can decide when and how much time you want to commit to your hobby. You’re in the driver’s seat. That’s what makes hobbies such a healthy part of your lifelong wellness plan.

You may even make a new friend or find out that a family member has some of the same interests as you and be able to share your hobbies.

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100 Low-Cost Hobbies That Will Pique Your Curiosity

Hobbies To Do Alone

  • reading
  • learn a new language
  • coin collecting
  • taking an online course, like these free ones from Harvard
  • photography
  • genealogy
  • listen to podcasts

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Hobbies To Do With Others

gardening with plants
Studies have shown that gardening has many health benefits.

Hobbies To Do Outdoors

  • gardening
  • hiking
  • bird watching
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • shell collecting
  • backpacking
  • archery
  • camping
  • sightseeing
  • leaf pressing and collecting
  • beekeeping
  • metal detecting
  • geocaching
  • composting
  • astronomy
  • canoeing
  • flower pressing and collecting
  • window shopping
  • walking your dog
  • practice meditation


Hobbies To Do At Home Indoors

  • playing a musical instrument
  • singing
  • home decor
  • baking
  • cake decorating
  • foodie – cooking
  • caring for a pet
  • video gaming
  • Twitch
  • YouTube

Volunteering Hobbies

  • library
  • tutoring
  • Humane Society
  • mentoring programs
  • domestic violence shelters
  • church
  • school
  • nursing home
  • Meals On Wheels

person cooking with vegetables, herbs, and cheese
If you’re a foodie, you may enjoy spending time in the kitchen perfecting your favorite recipes.

Hobbies To Make Money

  • start a blog
  • app development
  • proofreading
  • selling crafts on Etsy
  • interior design
  • writing a book
  • starting a catering service
  • creating online courses
  • graphic design
  • web development
  • illustrating

Use Your Brain + DIY Hobbies

  • writing
  • crossword puzzles
  • sodoku
  • keeping a gratitude journal
  • puzzles
  • board games
  • knitting
  • sewing
  • pottery
  • floral arranging
  • canning
  • oil painting
  • sketching
  • quilting
  • crochet
  • origami
  • scrapbooking
  • trivia
  • building models
  • needlepoint
  • calligraphy
  • making jewelry

Fitness Hobbies

  • dancing
  • Pilates
  • yoga
  • bicycling
  • kickboxing
  • kettlebell workouts
  • running
  • walking
  • Zumba
  • juggling
  • ping pong
  • swimming

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How Do I Choose An Inexpensive Hobby?

Wondering how to find an inexpensive hobby that you love? Here are a few tips:

  • Think back to your childhood and what activities you loved doing.
  • Think of something you enjoy doing now and how you can transform that interest into a hobby.
  • Take a hobby quiz.
  • Try out fun hobbies and see which one you like the best.

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Summary – 100 Inexpensive Hobbies

I hope this list of cheap hobbies has given you some new and exciting ideas! Whether you already have a hobby or want to start one, there’s no better time than now.

A hobby is a great way to relieve stress, spend time with others, and improve your health. Hobbies can be done alone or in groups. You can do them outdoors or inside your home. People even make money while enjoying interesting hobbies. You get to decide how little or how much time you spend enjoying your time pursuing your hobbies.

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10 thoughts on “100 Low-Cost Hobbies That Will Pique Your Curiosity”

  1. I am definitely bookmarking this post as I’ve been looking for hobbies to do with my kiddos especially now that I have them home full time. You are so right, hobbies improve health – mentally and physically. It’s amazing how something as enjoyable as thrift shopping and listening to podcasts can actually be a hobby that you can share with your loved ones. Love this reminder to pause from the stresses of life and to enjoy it! Thank you!

    1. Thank you! I hope you find lots of ideas for fun activities you can do with your children. I know when I had all 4 of mine at home full-time I was always looking for things they enjoyed that we could do together too.

    1. Thanks! I hear you. When you have small children it’s hard to find time for yourself. When our children were little my hobbies revolved around things I could do with them like spending time in nature, going on walks, baking, and reading books together.

  2. These are some fabulous lists. My hobby is reading–I do it daily. It helps keep me sane. I guess eating could be one as well.

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