Five old-fashioned hobbies coming back into vogue

As life gets busier and most of us spend more time in front of screens than ever before, it’s becoming increasingly important to carve out daily time to unplug.

Taking up a hobby that allows you to keep your hands busy while stilling your mind is an increasingly appealing option, leading to a resurgence of many hobbies once considered daggy and old-fashioned.

We’ve listed a few of our favourite formerly-daggy, now-popular hobbies.


Once considered the sole domain of the over 60s, embroidery has become incredibly popular, attracting a whole new generation of devotees. Great patterns with colourful and loud designs are popping up everywhere. Get started with one of our colourful beginner kits.


Homebrew probably never went out of fashion, but it’s seen a big resurgence in recent years. Taking the time to make your own beer or cider is always going to be a win-win hobby! Get started with your own brew with one of our brewing kits.

Cross stitch

Like embroidery, cross stitch is suddenly back in vogue. Cute little designs are popping up everywhere, featuring colourful patterns and simple to follow instructions. Cross stitch are simple projects and pretty meditative, so they’re a great option if you’re looking for something to help you unwind after a busy day.

Making cosmetics

The last 10 years have seen a huge significance in ‘simple lifers - people looking to get back to basics and grow and make more of their own foods, detergents, soaps and cosmetics. DIY cosmetics kits are also good if you want to closely monitor what you’re putting on your skin and ensure you’re not using anything animal tested. PLus, it’s incredibly satisfying to put on your own homemade lipbalm or makeup! Our current fave is the DIY Mineral Makeup kit from Green Living Australia, because it produces beautiful results.  

Model making

For the more serious hobbyist, model making kits are a great way to get seriously unplugged. Model kits come in all sorts of cute designs and for great prices, and make a perfect gift idea for teenagers. Check out our range at here.