Welcome 2024 by developing a new hobby you’ll love this year. Here are our favorite deals on craft kits, meditation apps, pickleball sets, and much more that can help you start this year off on the right foot.
A quick glimpse at our favorite new hobby deals for 2024:
A new year means a new you, so it goes. But that doesn’t mean swearing off the old you that got you this far. Instead, treat the new year as a time for growth by picking up a brand-new hobby. You don’t need to conquer a new language or start a business to experience growth. Your new hobby can be as small or as big as you’d like. The biggest growth happens in the smallest moments, after all.
Whether you’re into sports or art, there’s a whole bunch of new hobbies waiting for you in 2024. And the 10 deals below can help you kickstart your new habits. Save on Lego kits, DIY jewelry-making, Kindle Unlimited or ClassPass subscriptions, and much more.
Legos aren’t just for kids. If you’re looking to get in touch with your inner child in 2024, advanced kits make for a fun and rewarding new hobby. Not to mention, they can help you relieve some stress and hone your mindfulness skills. You can build an orchid, a Vespa, an assortment of succulents, a throwback Atari console, or even a replica of Hokusai’s “The Great Wave.” There’s a Lego kit for just about every interest and Best Buy currently has an assortment of them on sale for up to 20% off.
DIY queens and kings seeking a new outlet for their creativity in 2024 should jump on the Cricut machine trend if they haven’t already. Cricut cutting machines, like the Explore 3, let crafters make precise and intricate cuts on all sorts of materials, including cardstock, vinyl, iron-on, cork, foam, and more. Customize t-shirts, make your own stickers and decals, and maybe even launch a little side hustle selling all of your creations. The Explore 3 is regularly $319, but it’s sitting at $279 at Amazon.
Make 2024 the year you finally start a meditation hobby. An app like Headspace can help you build a mindfulness practice, improve your sleep, de-stress throughout the day, and even boost your productivity. It offers hundreds of guided meditations and mini exercises to help you navigate the craziness of the year ahead. Everyone could use some grounding, and as far as hobbies go, meditation is one of the most beneficial ones you can have. Save 40% on your first year of Headspace to kick things off.
If you want to get more active this year in a way that’s actually fun, try picking up pickleball. It combines elements from tennis and ping pong to make for a challenging, but enjoyable, sport for players of all ages. Better yet, it only requires a court, a paddle, and a ball. This Helium Chroma set comes with four beginner to intermediate paddles that are quite stylish, four balls, and a carrying case for toting it all on the go. It regularly retails for $125 and is currently sitting at $69.99 at the Helium website. But if you grab it at Amazon, you can slash the price down 56% and pay just $55 as of Jan. 3.
If you find yourself always spending too much money on candles, why not try making your own? Order a DIY candle-making kit, like this one from Bright Creations, and get going. It includes 79 pieces — a 2.5-pound bag of natural palm wax, 10 iron stands, three wick centering bars, 30 adhesive stickers, 20 wood wicks, and 15 cotton wicks — all for just $12.99 (reg. $18.99) at Amazon. That’s a savings of 32%. And, as a bonus, you can use your new creations as gifts for the next special occasion.
There are some real health benefits to journaling, from improving your memory to helping you process emotions. But starting a journaling practice from scratch is a little daunting. That’s why a journal with prompts and structure is so helpful. Papier’s Joy Wellness journal covers 12 weeks of mindful goals, habits, meals, sleep, and gratitude. It includes daily, weekly, and monthly check-ins, as well as places to set intentions, take notes, and jot down reflections. Plus, it’s on sale for just $29.75 instead of $35.
Want to start a new fitness adventure, but not sure what you like? Try ClassPass for free for an entire month to test the waters. Check out barre classes, or yoga, or kickboxing, or pole dancing. The options are endless on ClassPass and with a free month-long trial, you have nothing to lose. After your trial is up, you can choose to purchase credits for as low as $29/month.
This is the year you finally start making your way through that list of books, and it all starts with a subscription to Kindle Unlimited. Usually $23.98 for two months, you can secure your 60-day membership for only $4.99 to kick things off. As a member, you’ll unlock access to millions of digital book titles, thousands of audiobooks, and even some magazine issues. And the best part is that you don’t need a Kindle device to enjoy it. You can access the library from your phone or tablet with the Kindle app.
Whether you try embroidery, latchhooking, knitting, or any other DIY craft as a new hobby, you’ll certainly be rewarded when you create something from nothing with your own two hands this year. This DIY embroidery kit comes with four different patterns to stitch, as well as all the supplies you’ll need to get started. Plus, it’s on sale for under $20 as of Jan. 3.
While the beaded Taylor Swift-esque friendship bracelets are cute, they’re not exactly the most complicated jewelry to make. Try your hand at something new this year with this DIY hand-stamped jewelry kit and bring a classy new swag to the Eras tour and beyond. It’s only $25.19 at Amazon (reg. $27.99) and comes with metal letter stamps, a hammer, a steel bench block, mini chain nose pliers, stamping tape, stamping blanks, jump rings, and more.