10 Stay-Home Hobbies You Can Get Delivered ASAP

As more cities, states and countries implement “stay home” orders, we find ourselves with more free time and an empty Netflix queue. If you’re anything like me, I can’t sit idly. My hands need to be doing something the majority of the time. So after you’ve completed your work for the day and put the laptop away, it’s time to bust out the hobbies. There’s no time like the present to learn a new hobby! Not only do you have more time, but hobbies are great for helping occupy your time and improve mental health. I’m a big fan of doing puzzles, as they truly help calm my anxiety. But if you want to try out a new stay-home hobby during the next month or so, Amazon can deliver these directly to your door in just a few days!


Embroidery is a really fun stay-home hobby that doesn’t require much to get started. You can find kits online like this pretty floral one that provide everything you need for the finished product. I’ve been working my way through this cross-stitch book and making Feminist-inspired gifts for my friends to send their way during quarantine!



Taylor and I both love photography and consider it one of our creative hobbies. I started with this Sony camera and it has been great for someone who had zero photography experience. I love taking my camera on daily walks around the neighborhood and learning how to take different styles of photos. If you’re a budding photographer, be sure to check out Taylor’s tips for taking better photos.


Calligraphy + Hand Lettering

Learn the art of hand lettering with this handy book. You’ll learn individual alphabet styles through step-by-step instructions, and work on creative project prompts to help fine-tune your new craft!


Paint By Numbers

If you love art, but aren’t necessarily a naturally gifted talent (hi, me, I can barely draw stick figures), try a paint by numbers kit! You’ll love spending time therapeutically painting and you’ll have a beautiful end result that you can hang up with pride.


Fashion Design

This is a perfect stay-home hobby for fashion lovers. You’ll learn about color, pattern and textiles while you create the wardrobe of your dreams.



You’ve heard about model trains, but what about model dollhouses? Turns out there are a ton of DIY dollhouse kits available on Amazon that you can assemble, paint and decorate to create your ideal home. If you have kids, this could be a really fun hobby to work on as a family. I love following Mandi Johnson’s miniatures on IG. She makes to coolest mini homes and furniture!



Let’s be honest, most of us are enjoying cocktails regularly while we’re staying home. Why not kick it up a notch and try your hand at mixology? This pretty bartender kit comes with everything you need and looks beautiful on your counter. All you need is this kit and a mixology guide and you’ll be whipping up tasty cocktails in no time.


Pressing Flowers

This is a great stay-home hobby to start during spring. This kit is better than using a book because the specific paper and straps help retain the shape and color of the florals.



Ever wanted to learn how to read tarot cards? Now’s your chance. This beautifully botanical kit makes it easy to learn the basics and you’ll have a fun new party trick to pull out when we’re finally able to hang out with friends again!



Fermentation, pickling, canning, whatever your fancy, this is a great hobby to try out during your time at home. Plus, you’ll reap the benefits for months to come!


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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram