10 Inexpensive Hobbies You Can Try This Summer Break

by Malcolm Angoya   |  Mar 28, 2023
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Contrary to popular belief, learning a new hobby doesn’t have to take a ton of time or energy. There are a lot of hobbies you can practice right at home, and they’re often inexpensive or maybe even free! By devoting just a few minutes of your day and setting a goal to learn something new, you may find yourself becoming proficient in something you never dreamed possible. Whatever your interests are, here are ten hobbies that you are sure to like.

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10 Inexpensive Hobbies You Can Start Right Now

  • Meditation

If you have the patience for it, try practicing meditation to let go of your stress and help find inner peace. There are a lot of free meditation guides online that you can follow that will help you focus, relax, and help you to clear your mind. 

  • Yoga

With yoga, all you need to get started is a mat. It’s a cheap hobby that you can easily start and it can be a great addition to your morning routine. Wear your favorite sporty OOTD, stretch out your limbs, and calm your breathing with yoga poses you can look up online for free.

  • Dancing

Learn to dance like your favorite K-pop star and get your blood pumping with this hobby. Think of your favorite song and look up tons of dance tutorials on YouTube that you can easily follow. It's the perfect way to stay fit while having fun. 


  • Cooking

Cooking as a hobby can be a real win-win! If you learn how to cook, you can save money on eating out. In fact, if you have a knack for it, you just might find that your home-cooked meals are better than anything you could ever get at a restaurant.

  • Gardening

One way to spend more time outdoors is by taking up gardening. Your budget garden can be full of beautiful flowers—or you can decide to double down on your money-saving hobby and grow vegetables and herbs you could use for your next dish.

  • Crocheting

Crocheting is an inexpensive hobby that is fun to learn and exciting to master. It may take time to get a hang of the hook and yarn, but it will surely be a rewarding experience. There are a lot of patterns online that you can use, from beanies and scarves to even plushies—the possibilities are endless!

  • Photography

You don’t need a fancy camera to capture some great images; your smartphone camera will do just fine for this hobby. Make lasting memories and start taking photos of your surroundings, your loved ones, or candid everyday stills!

  • Journaling

Journaling is an inexpensive hobby that anyone can do with simply a pad of paper and a pen. Write down your thoughts, sketch some drawings, or express yourself in a poem. You can even incorporate your creativity by doing some calligraphy or putting on some stickers.

  • Language learning

There are a lot of free language apps, online resources, and inexpensive classes that will make learning a new language a cinch. This might take a longer time to master compared to other hobbies, but remember that hard work will always pay off.

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  • Volunteering

Volunteering is a rewarding experience, and it can be a great hobby to develop as well. There are a lot of charities and organizations that are constantly taking in volunteers so you have plenty of options to choose from. Pick a cause you resonate with the most and take this as an opportunity to give back to your community.


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