Hobbies for Women Over 50: 68 Surprising Ideas from Your Sisters

Hobbies for Women Over 50: 68 Surprising Ideas from Your Sisters

Hobbies for Women Over 50: 68 Surprising Ideas from Your Sisters

What are the best hobbies for women over 50? Let’s dive into this fun discussion!

One of the best things about life after 60 is that you finally have a little extra time to do the things you love. But, the downside of having extra time is that you need to find ways to use it!

So, I recently asked the women in our community to share their favorite hobbies. I think that you will find some of them surprising!

Here are 68 hobbies that the women in our community love!

Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me!

What are your favorite hobbies? Have you found a new hobby recently? Do any of the 68 amazing hobbies on today’s list appeal to you? Which ones?

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  1. Marie Damon on March 21, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Hi I love decoupageing things I’d boxes furniture I love it as can buy old bit of tatty furniture and transform it cover it with either material wall paper paper napkins magazine scraps .but a hobbie I want to get into is river swimming UK rivers being cleaned out in a few areas so I read and people joins swimming group to swim day and night I would love to do this after lock down .hope your safe and well x

  2. Sandy Losacco on March 21, 2022 at 12:04 am

    Good morning,I am a Watercolor artist & have recently tried pastel! Keeps me out of trouble! Ha ha! Have a blessed day!

  3. helen sotiriadis on March 21, 2022 at 12:07 am

    I’d love to see your portals. What’s your Instagram account?

  4. mihygge on March 21, 2022 at 12:11 am

    Amazing ! Life’s simple pleasures are what we humans crave and definitely do our beloved elderly ! Thank you for sharing, appreciate .

  5. Sandy Makin on March 21, 2022 at 12:11 am

    I’m 67 and I sew and do machine embroidery, love my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine for cardmaking, have always loved doing home decorating, and love container flower gardening several months of the year. Like to take photos in my Android phone, too, when I see something interesting or beautiful. I’d love to start a blog, but have been hesitant putting myself "out there"! Margaret, you look so beautiful in that light purple sweater and makeup!

  6. Imogene Thomas on March 21, 2022 at 12:12 am

    I make cards and share them at MoMomakes.com

  7. georgina peacock on March 21, 2022 at 12:15 am

    Hi Margaret it’s amazing to know how energetic and vibrant you are. Thankyou for sharing all hobbies available for our age. Yes we have a new world of creativities,we can pursue. Thankyou !

  8. Vicki Weseman on March 21, 2022 at 12:15 am

    You need to amp up the volume on many of you videos. I have my volume all the way up and can barely hear you.

  9. Debera Howard on March 21, 2022 at 12:16 am

    Beadwork embroidery and working with glass

  10. sbnsbaker1 on March 21, 2022 at 12:18 am

    Hahaha!! I gave a quick look at the title and thought it said,
    “Looking for a new hubby?” 😂

  11. Charlene Brownlow on March 21, 2022 at 12:20 am

    PTL Margaret…good segment; you are encouraging, thank you for sharing. You are absolutely correct; authenticity is the key. We do have the opportunity to do the things we enjoy 💯🎁!

  12. Ann McFarland on March 21, 2022 at 12:20 am

    I just got sourdough starter. I began feeding it yesterday, and this morning it had doubled! I fed it once again, and tomorrow afternoon it. should be ready to bake.

  13. Kathleen Stevens on March 21, 2022 at 12:20 am

    I do coloring in adult coloring books, gardening, and crochet.

  14. Kristin Whitaker on March 21, 2022 at 12:21 am

    I enjoy going to old abandoned hospitals and exploring graveyards.

  15. Cyndi Harris on March 21, 2022 at 12:22 am

    I’ve been playing drums since I was 8. I joined a Scottish Pipe band and enjoy it very much, and I draw using the cartoon characters I created when I was 10.
    Crafting with clay and drawing animals and flowers is also calming.
    This is a great thing to bring up and remind us all what we love to do or at least used to do.

  16. Gina Theng on March 21, 2022 at 12:22 am

    Love oil painting❤️

  17. qtbeauty95 on March 21, 2022 at 12:23 am

    I’m 25 but was looking for some stuff to do lol. I love the website by the way, thanks for sharing.

  18. creston hardcastle on March 21, 2022 at 12:23 am

    As crestons wife I like games online reading collecting cookbooks and books listening to music singing exercise walking strength training I want to do aerobics and I love animals we have a cat

  19. Cheryl Pollard on March 21, 2022 at 12:24 am

    I taught myself how to paint in acrylics at the age of 55! I will turn 60 this summer and now find myself conducting paint parties from time to time for family (free of course…lol). Along the way I have become somewhat of a jewelry designer and have sold many of my creations.

    I would make myself something, send one to my sister and before I knew it, everyone in her office was asking for several of my products (bracelets, necklaces, earrings, decorated mirrors). Just the other day, I told my husband that there is so much I want to learn….I don’t know if the next 50 yrs will be enough. I am having a ball!

  20. Jane Doe on March 21, 2022 at 12:24 am

    …I’m 14…and I don’t need a new hobby…I don’t know why I am here but I love the outfit❤️

  21. Sue on March 21, 2022 at 12:25 am

    Bike riding on bike paths…great. Reminds me of being young when cycling in pretty places..

  22. Earthseed Detroit on March 21, 2022 at 12:25 am

    Archery, tattoos, and survival scenarios. #Hobbies

  23. UK Gurl on March 21, 2022 at 12:27 am

    I’m 52 and take one hour a day to learning something new a day. 🙂

  24. Tracey Conner on March 21, 2022 at 12:27 am

    Thank you for this uplifting subject. It helps to hear suggestions.

  25. Glaceon Lets It Go on March 21, 2022 at 12:28 am

    I’m very interested in your portal Instagram is it possible to know your username?

  26. Susan Murrell on March 21, 2022 at 12:28 am

    Decluttering is my new hobby….
    for now. LOL. Have a great day.

  27. Eleanora Trainor on March 21, 2022 at 12:29 am

    Margaret, I truly enjoy your endless creativity and engaging personality. Such a delight to watch you embrace your life so fully while sharing your insight, wisdom, and zest for life with your viewers . 🙏💛✨

  28. M C on March 21, 2022 at 12:29 am

    I love origami.

  29. Erin Loo on March 21, 2022 at 12:29 am

    Used in zthai cooking a lot

  30. Kari Kelley on March 21, 2022 at 12:29 am

    Crafts during the holidays are fun. Exercising is great for me. Reading my bible and watching my favorite spiritual programs are very fulfilling. Eating out with friends and family parties are fun. I love nature and swimming, reading and learning new things is exciting to me. I love friendships with one-on-one talks with authenticity and laughter. New activities are fun too if not too overwhelming at this age.

  31. Marly The Dino lol on March 21, 2022 at 12:30 am

    Baking sourdough breads in the winter months and when the fresh vegetables come in to season I love canning and preserving foods especially salsa.

  32. Patty Lawrence on March 21, 2022 at 12:32 am

    Two things not mentioned is writing stories or poems and having pen pals. My pen pals become very important to me and are like family. You have inspired me to sew again when you mentioned quilting. Thank you for ALL that you do. You are a very inspiring.

  33. Sheila Pechman on March 21, 2022 at 12:34 am

    Love this video. I do adult coloring. I’ve been doing it for 3 years and I belong to several Facebook groups of like minded colorists. It’s fun, relaxing and stress reducing.

  34. 999Lumen on March 21, 2022 at 12:34 am

    Love your lavender blouse & your lavender eyeshadow – LOOKING GOOD!

  35. Haydee Windey on March 21, 2022 at 12:37 am

    I have taken meditation as a daily practice. Then it became a spiritual practice. Now, it’s becoming a new business for me! I’m thrilled at offering guided meditations as a tool to explore the inner world and also as a tool to be better connected with others and the environment. I love your positive energy and the interesting topics you bring to us. You are very inspiring, even attracting 14-year olds to check out your videos (see comment below mine). I thought that was very cute and speaks volumes about what you (and all of us) have to offer still!

  36. Dee B on March 21, 2022 at 12:39 am

    Hi Margaret, Do you still paint rocks? I am thinking that would be a nice mellow way to create too.

  37. Suzie Wonder on March 21, 2022 at 12:41 am

    Where are the 68 things to do? I am 64, disabled after losing my job, close family, husband, friends, pets & with no children! I would love to travel but am financially & physically burdened. I am extremely bored with TV/internet entertainment. I am full of pain – dealing with all arthritic conditions, muscle, nerve & eye damage. I spent my life as an over-achiever. I do have some good days but I am having trouble finding my passion. I’m even having trouble finding a spiritual group or support group in the state of Indiana. What do you suggest I do?

  38. Femmigirlz on March 21, 2022 at 12:42 am


  39. Nina Bella on March 21, 2022 at 12:43 am

    Hi Margareth I am 69 and still working as a caretaker…
    hopefully I will tgo into retirement next year..!!
    Now that you propose so many amazing things to do…!!
    Have a great day Margareth and thank you for all your interesting talks !!

  40. Teresa Gibson on March 21, 2022 at 12:44 am

    Thank you for the video, I have take up walking with my husband a few times a week, as a new hobby since the lockdown started, got trim 😊. I also do knitting, croquet embroidery, gardening and learning to dress make, which I’m enjoying very much. All very therapeutic

  41. Mikaela Jane Dagani on March 21, 2022 at 12:44 am

    Your personality and the glow that you radiate reminds me of Anne of Green Gables! 😊💖

  42. Andrea Arias on March 21, 2022 at 12:47 am

    Thank you Margaret for so much inspiration I have recently retired! I was given arts and craft supplies, an enormous pots and pans collection, teas, and pumpkin spice cookies! And a gift card for groceries! With so much time on my hands, I have been baking cookies, swimming, and making beads out of catalogue paper! The paper craft is just to relax, because I went through a serious year and a half of senior abuse! Also journaling is helpful!

  43. Craftlover 9 on March 21, 2022 at 12:47 am

    I’m a soap maker and tole painter as well as mixed media art bottles, song writer. I started singing and performing in my 30’s, traditional Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music semi professionally and recently stopped about a year ago… I am now 61. I do however occasionally sing at an Alzheimer facility where my Mom is.

  44. Susan S on March 21, 2022 at 12:51 am

    Exploring my family genealogy. There is so much more information available online now.

  45. victoria marsh on March 21, 2022 at 12:53 am

    When I first read your title, I thought it said, "Looking for a New Hubby!" hahahahaha

  46. Andrea Arias on March 21, 2022 at 12:53 am

    I enjoy treading water!

  47. Linda Grigg on March 21, 2022 at 12:53 am

    I love to knit ,I make all sorts of things depending on my mood .I also love to sing and I’m in a community choir which always lifts my spirits.Just want you know Margaret how I enjoy listening to the inspirational and friendly chats you have with us !! X

  48. María Arzanegi on March 21, 2022 at 12:54 am

    I love knitting, reading, practicing mindfulness and yoga, watching films, going for a walk (if it’s possible in the nature!), staying with close friends…

  49. deanna0710 on March 21, 2022 at 12:55 am

    Margaret – truly you are just amazing! I am truly thanking God that I found your website and am one of the fortunate people that are able to glean such great, informative information. Someone below mentioned that your videos are uplifting to her and I agree 100%. Once again…..thank you so very much for investing your life into people that you don’t even know.

  50. papermason on March 21, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Sashiko/Boro. I made some zokins (Japanese dust cloths). Watercolour, crochet, sewing, walk with trekking poles as a HIIT workout, frugalism, simple living, recycling, and gardening. Greets from Canada.