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60 Amazing Hobbies for Women in their 30s

Are you a woman in your 30s and you are not sure which hobbies to try next? We’ve got you covered! Check out this list of the best hobbies for women in their 30s.

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It’s no secret that life is incredibly overwhelming at times, especially in your 30s. Suddenly it feels like life is moving a million miles a minute, and you just need a second to breathe.

Well, if you’re one of those women that struggle to take time for yourself and relax, I’m here to tell you that it’s time to get a hobby!

Finding a hobby, big or small, can have great benefits to both your physical and mental health, especially when you incorporate the activity into your everyday routine.

When you’re doing something you enjoy, those few minutes or hours can become the most memorable part of your day.

Picking a hobby can be incredibly daunting, though, when you aren’t quite sure what you want to try.

That’s why I’ve put together a list of the best hobbies for women in their 30s, with everything from getting active activities to not having to leave your bed.

In this post:

5 Most Life-Changing Hobbies

 1. Meditation

A lot of people think that meditation is just sitting with your legs crossed and saying “aum.” It’s way more than that, though, especially when you take the time to do it correctly.

Meditation as a daily hobby can be a terrific way to reset yourself throughout different points of your day. Are you super stressed after a meeting?

Bad phone call with your mom? Take a few minutes at your desk or even an empty spot on the floor to center yourself.

There are great meditation apps that offer guided meditations, as well as tutorials on YouTube, or you can just practice your breathing until you feel you can continue with your day.

Taking up meditation as a hobby has the power to change your mood in seconds, and in the long run, it can have long-lasting benefits to your mental health if you take the time to stick with it.

2. Learning a new language

Not only is learning a new language a great hobby because it exercises your brain, but it also is an amazing way to introduce yourself to new perspectives, cultures, and people.

Maybe you want to speak the language in a country you wish to visit someday, or perhaps you just want to be able to watch a foreign movie without subtitles.

Learning a new language as a woman in your 30s can really revamp your life and open new doors.

It’s so easy for life to start to feel stagnant, but learning a new language means that you can visit new places and try a world of new foods, music, movies, literature, and more.

It isn’t just a hobby that passes the time, it’s also a skill that can enrich your life in ways you previously didn’t think possible.

3. Journaling

When life starts to overwhelm me, I like to take some time out of my day to just write. While I prefer to do this on the computer, picking out a cute notebook, a nice pen, and just sitting down is incredibly cathartic.

If you’re a woman like me, we both struggle to keep up with our thoughts while writing.

Journaling and getting out as many thoughts as I can, even if they make no sense, is a great way to slow down and acknowledge your feelings.

Much like meditation, journaling can have benefits that extend beyond just passing the time. Journaling has improved my ability to explain my emotions in difficult situations or recognize the root of a problem.

It’s a hobby that makes you feel better in the moment, but also provides effective self-care skills in the long run.

4. Blogging

Maybe from all the journaling you’re doing, you realize you have some interesting advice or a unique perspective to offer.

Blogging as a side hobby can be a super exciting way to share things you’re passionate about with the world. Maybe you happen to love knitting… consider starting a blog with different tutorials and patterns.

Or maybe you’re a professional in a certain field. Women are always looking for other inspirational women to share information with, so starting a blog giving tips in your area of expertise could end up helping so many other women in their 30s.

5.  Cooking

My roommate would always take the time out of her day to cook dinner, because even if her day was awful, she knew she could go home and make herself a good meal… it gave her something to look forward to.

It’s also a super fun way to learn a new skill; even if you’re super advanced in the kitchen, there are always new dishes or techniques to try.

Sometimes, cooking can seem like a chore, but finding ways to try new things in the kitchen is a great way to turn a seemingly annoying task into a fun and interesting hobby.

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 Active Hobbies For Women

If you’re anything like me, you hate feeling lazy, but sometimes it’s hard to encourage yourself to get out and get active.

Taking up a more active hobby can be wonderful for your physical and mental health, but it can also just be a great way to let yourself escape from life for a bit.

6. Running

I know, I know… what woman in their 30s wants to suddenly take up running as a hobby? Hear me out! I’m not saying run a marathon (unless you want to!) but going even for a half-mile light jog can help relieve so much stress from your body.

Running is also a great hobby because you can set milestones to push yourself, so you don’t get complacent. Try running a certain mile one week, or maybe for 5 minutes straight, and then the next week add a half-mile or another 5 minutes.

Having a hobby that you can keep improving upon will help keep it from seeming like the same task every day. Runners’ high is a real thing, I promise, you just have to stick with it long enough to find it.

7. Biking

While I am very pro-running for other people, it just isn’t for me- biking is way more my style. When quarantine began in March of 2020, I started biking every day to get out of my house and out of my head.

It was a great way to explore areas I hadn’t been to before, but also made the world slip away for a little while. I understand that as a woman in your 30s you may want to escape for a bit, but maybe after a long day of work you don’t want to go home and throw on running shoes.

Biking is a super great hobby to get active, but you can also take it easy with a stroll down the sidewalk.

8. Hiking

Hiking as a hobby is great for the body, and even better for the soul. It’s great exercise, don’t get me wrong, but it’s also healing to be out in nature, surrounded by trees, animals, streams, lakes, etc.

If you’re lucky enough to have beautiful hiking trails near you, I really do encourage you to take up hiking as a hobby.

It can be as long or as short as you choose, but just remember that paying attention to the great outdoors can help distract you from how far you’re walking!

9. Dancing

Who doesn’t love a good dance party? Dancing for fun can be super freeing and also helps bring out your creative side!

I personally really love to play Just Dance on my Xbox, but I also look up easy dance tutorials on YouTube to try out from time to time.

If you’re feeling particularly outgoing, sign up for a dance class! I promise you that other women in their 30s also want to dance, and forming a group to learn a new skill can be challenging and therapeutic at the same time.

10. Martial arts

Martial arts is an awesome hobby to try out because as a woman you can never be too safe, even in your 30s.

Not only are martial arts an excellent way to get physical exercise as a hobby, but it’s also a great way to learn self-defense.

As women, I think it’s great for us to learn how to defend ourselves, but also understand the strength we have in our bodies. Martial arts is tough on the mind and body, but it’s a hobby that will make you feel as strong as you are within.

11. Walking

For an entire summer, my mom and I would go on walks every night. Not only is walking a super great exercise, but it’s also very relaxing.

It’s so fun to go explore different areas you haven’t seen before, and all places look different on foot than when you’re driving past.

Walking is also a great hobby for your mental health just as much as your physical health.

When I feel like the world is getting to be too much, I like to throw on some headphones and clear my head on a walk. It’s a great hobby to do by yourself or with a friend.

12. Weightlifting

I actually just started going to the gym and lifting weights. Granted, they’re very light weights, but they’re weights!

Weightlifting is honestly one of the hardest mental and physical challenges I’ve given myself in a long time, and as I said, they’re not even that heavy!

Really though, weightlifting has become such a great hobby for me because it makes me feel so much stronger – and I don’t just mean physically.

Pushing myself to squat more and more weight from one week to the next has helped me gain confidence in myself as a young woman, and what woman in their 30s doesn’t deserve a little extra confidence boost?

If you’re looking for a hobby to push yourself both mentally and physically, well, I sincerely suggest you give this a try.

13. Joining a recreational league for a certain sport

Playing volleyball in high school did wonders for me. It gave me a routine that pushed me physically and was also just a super fun way to be with friends.

Joining a recreational team for a sport you used to play, or even a sport you want to play is a super exciting hobby to try out.

I know it can be a little nerve-wracking, but everyone has to start somewhere! Do some research into women’s leagues in your area that you can try, and I bet you’ll find a group of women searching for a new hobby or community just like you!

14. Skiing

Skiing could be either outside in the snow or on water, it just depends on where you are and the climate you live in! Skiing, however, is super fun either way.

I know women who swear by water skiing, and love the feeling of being in the water. I remember seeing my mom being pulled behind our boat on skis and thinking she looked so cool and strong.

With snow skiing, you’re also bound to see some of the most beautiful views you’ve ever encountered.

When you make skiing a hobby, in either environment, you’re able to push yourself to try new tricks or go down a different slope, or you can just go out in the great outdoors and enjoy being outside and active. It’s a hobby that’s built to fit the person.

15. Surfing

I find surfing to be one of the most impressive hobbies because I just do not understand how people surf… I wouldn’t be able to stay up!

If you live in a place where you can make surfing a hobby, I highly suggest giving it a try. Every day and every wave would be different, and you could always try to challenge yourself with new tricks or new areas, but honestly, I think staying up would be challenging enough.

It’s also a hobby where you can get a decent tan if you do it often enough, so win-win!

16. Swimming

Whether you take swimming to mean doing laps in a pool at the gym or floating in the pool in your community/backyard, swimming is an incredibly relaxing yet active hobby.

It’s an amazing workout but isn’t too hard on the muscles. Even if you aren’t looking for a super intense workout, just swimming around can be a great way to mindfully move your body. Also like surfing, if it’s outside you get tan… need I say more?

17. Rock climbing

What I love about this hobby is it can be as adventurous or laid back as you please. As you’re getting started, I obviously recommend going to an indoor climbing place, but if you get more comfortable and stronger, this is a hobby that has promise to take you places you’ve never been before.

You could get a group together and compete in competitions, you could go rock climbing in the mountains (safety first, of course) or you could challenge yourself with super difficult indoor courses.

It is a hobby that will allow you to progress at your own pace, but also be able to track your progress as you try different courses.

18. Kickboxing or boxing

One word for women who kickbox or box: badass. The power you’re able to feel from your body is absolutely insane, and I think it’s a great way for women in their 30s to be able to feel how strong they are, especially if they may be feeling stuck in the everyday routine of their lives.

From women I know that have tried kickboxing, they all say that it gives them a rush like no other, and that it also makes them more comfortable knowing how strong they truly are.

If you pick this up as a hobby and stick with it, I bet you’re also bound to find a good community of women around you who also love the sport.

19. Fencing

I put this on the list for the women, like me, who think sword fighting looks cool in moves and have always wanted to try it. I know it’s not the same, but I’ve always thought it looked really cool.

On a serious note, fencing is a super-challenging sport, and I can only imagine how long it must take to get the technique down. But it’s also something super different and adventurous to try.

I highly recommend giving it a shot and turning it into a hobby that is 1) super cool and 2) super demanding physically.

20. Horseback riding

Now, I personally am terrified of horses, but I have a friend who swears that horseback riding is one of the most freeing activities she does.

I can imagine that it would be super incredible, though, to be going through nature and feeling connected to both the world and the horse.

I also think that it’s a super unique hobby for a woman in her 30s to have… so you could always flex a little bit that you have a skill not many people around you might have. Who doesn’t love a hobby and a pat on the back moment?

It’s a hobby I definitely wish I was outgoing enough to try, and while I’ll keep hyping myself up to do it, I really hope you give it a shot!

21. Jump rope

Jump rope is one of the most challenging exercises I’ve done in a long time. When I was little, I absolutely loved jump roping, but since I’ve grown up a little, it’s become a lot harder.

However, it is a hobby that makes me feel like I’ve truly accomplished something. I love how I feel when I ride a bike or go on a good walk, but the feeling after you finish that last set of jumps to your favorite hype song really is unmatched.

Like a lot of physical hobbies, it’s just as tough mentally as it is on the body, but I promise if you just give it a shot and stick with it, you might just fall in love with it.

22. Pilates

I’ve heard a lot of people say that Pilates isn’t challenging, and to that I ask, what kind of Pilates were you doing?? The Pilates exercise videos I’ve tried just by searching them on YouTube had me pausing halfway through and re-contemplating my life.

For a woman in her 30s, I think that Pilates is a great hobby to take up because even if you can’t make it to a studio, there are plenty of videos and programs available online to help you keep up with it. Sometimes as women, we just want to stay home in our pj’s but also want to feel strong and like we’ve accomplished something.

Well, I did Pilates for the first time on a whim in my pj’s on my bedroom floor and had to shower afterwards because I was so sweaty. I did feel accomplished, though, and I bet you will too!

23. Barre

While I’ve never tried barre, I’ve only ever heard amazing things, and that it’s TOUGH. It’s a kind of exercise that incorporates movements from ballet, so I can only imagine the physical exertion doing it.

If you’re a woman who enjoys dancing but is maybe looking for something different to try or something a little bit more out of your comfort zone, check out a studio.

Or if you’re a woman, like me, who has absolutely no idea what they’re doing but wants to find a group of other women to feel powerful with, then I say give it a shot. It’s a hobby guaranteed to push you to your limit, but also enjoy your time doing it.

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Relaxing Hobbies For Women

As important as it is to make sure you’re nurturing your body with exercise, sometimes as women, we just want to relax – especially in your 30s when it feels like everything is happening so fast.

These are some hobbies that aren’t all about getting up and getting out, most of them can even be done from your bed! The point is, nurturing your mind with some relaxation and creativity in your hobbies is just as important as physical activity.

24. Reading

Since I’m an English major, I’m a little biased towards books – everyone should read, in my humble opinion.

Even though reading isn’t much of a hobby for me anymore, because so much of my schooling revolves around reading, I promise it’s such a relaxing hobby. There are so many authors to read, so many characters to fall in love with, so many plots to love and hate.

Starting to read can be daunting because there are so many kinds of books to choose from. My advice if you’re going to pick up reading as a hobby is to pick some that are on the bestseller lists in a genre you think you’d like and start compiling a list of ones you liked and even the ones you hated or couldn’t get through.

From there, you can start finding authors that have similar styles or maybe you realize you love sci-fi novels and just want to explore a particular genre. Please, though, I’m begging you… fall in love with books!

25. Sewing

Making sewing a hobby and taking the time to perfect it is not only super relaxing once you get the hang of it, but also a practical hobby in the long run for a woman in her 30s.

Being able to sew up clothes for yourself or make alterations is a great way to save a little extra money when you can just do it on your own!

More than this, sewing is a great way to be creative and feel accomplished. Every time you master a new skill that will only improve your technique or finish a piece entirely, you can look at what you’ve created and say, “I did that,” and it’s a great feeling.

26. Knitting

This is another hobby that I can personally attest to being very relaxing. This past winter, I decided to start knitting scarfs.

It took some time, and a lot of mistakes (still), but after I got the hang of it, I sat in bed for days (I was sick at the time) binge-watching Netflix and counting stitches.

When I was overwhelmed at school with a lot of assignments but also needed to just shut my brain off, counting stitches and trying new patterns was a super helpful way to channel my anxious energy into something else, without having to be active.

Like sewing, it was also such an amazing feeling every time I would finish a different project knowing that it was something I did all on my own.

27. Gardening

Gardening is a great hobby for a woman in her 30s because what’s better than flexing some nice flowers in your house/apartment?

Having something to take care of and look after is a great way to focus built-up energy into something that still feels productive without having to always feel like energy needs to be put towards work or other responsibilities.

It’s also a great hobby because there is so much to learn! Having a vegetable garden, flower garden, or herb garden, all take different products or care to help thrive.

Learning how to best maintain your garden is a fun way to learn things you never knew before while also giving your brain some time to focus on something more low stress.

28. Painting

When I say painting is a great hobby, I in no way mean that you’re trying to be the next Picasso. Painting can be anything from abstract to paint by numbers, and it doesn’t even have to be on a canvas!

I’m currently working on a little project for a house I’m moving into where I’m painting the class from frames and then I’ll be able to hang those frames with what I’ve painted.

It isn’t anything intense, but it has been so relaxing and brought me so much joy to think about this project, find pictures I want to paint, and to actually paint.

Even just thinking about going to work on it as I type this makes me happy. A hobby isn’t just about feeling relaxed in the moment when you’re actively doing the hobby, it’s also about being your sense of peace and hope in your day. Painting is a great option for that!

29. Yoga

While this is probably one of the most active hobbies for women in this “relaxing hobbies” section, I think it falls more into relaxing than active because yoga is all about releasing energy.

There are certainly some intense yoga programs, but for me, I’ve used yoga in the past as a hobby I go in and out of when I’m feeling stressed to help me center myself and release bad energy.

For a woman in your 30s, I imagine you’re feeling stress from a lot of different directions, and maybe you just have a hard time unwinding.

Building yoga into your routine as a hobby can help you refocus at different points of the day, so you can just let go and remind yourself to be present. It’s a great hobby to have saved in your back pocket, like I do, for when times get hard, or it’s a great hobby to do all the time as a stress-reliever!

30. Candle making

Another one of my roommates works at a candle shop where you can go in and make your own candles! She’s always talking about how much fun it is to make your own scents.

I think this could be a super relaxing hobby because you can make the scents your own and be creative.

A bonus tip to make this extra relaxing is to find scents that calm you and just have an endless array of calming candles… that way even if you can’t always find time for your hobby to go make a candle, you can have an added hobby of just burning the candles you make!

31. Coloring

This is one of my favorite hobbies in this category for women in their 30s because I feel like it lets them bring out their inner child.

During my freshman year of college, my best friend bought me a female empowerment coloring book. Not only was it super cathartic to just color and watch TV when I was feeling stressed, but having a coloring book full of inspiring sayings, reminding me to keep my head up, was also super special.

I think coloring as a hobby can be as intense or laid back as you want it to be. This is why it’s the perfect thing to do at the end of a rough day or at your desk during a small work break as a way to free your mind and focus on creating something pretty.

32. Embroidery

My best friend embroiders as a hobby, and she loves it!

When I asked her why she finds it relaxing she told me that she can focus her energy on the details, because it is a bit more precise than knitting.

Being able to focus anxious energy on making sure that each stitch is correct helps her relax her mind for a bit.

She’s also able to express a lot of creativity and being able to embroider also makes for awesome gifts for friends! So, not only is it a relaxing hobby, but it’s also a practical one as well!

33. Scrapbooking

I know for a lot of women, scrapbooking can seem more like a task. Maybe you need to make a scrapbook for a baby, of you and your partner, for a gift for a friend.

In reality, when kept up with, it’s a terrific hobby to take up for a woman in her 30s! Scrapbooking doesn’t have to be about stressing out on creating something perfect, it can be a great way to capture memories from important times in your life and reflect on times you never want to forget.

I recommend starting with just a small period of time, maybe a trip you took with friends or a special birthday. Once you have all the pictures printed, just enjoy looking back on those times and feeling grateful for the time spent with special people!

34. Puzzles

Puzzles are a great hobby because you can keep coming back to them whenever you have the time. It’s also so much fun working your way up to huge and elaborate puzzles and seeing how long it takes to put them together. I love puzzles because at the end of each time, you can see how much farther you’ve come. I feel so accomplished every time I stand up from the table, and see another part of the picture or have the entire outside finished. It’s super relaxing and also a great brain break!

35. Bullet journaling

Bullet journals are super popular right now and not only are they super practical for your day-to-day life as a busy woman, they’re also great at holding you accountable.

More than this, though, they’re super relaxing to put together and fill out every day!

If you’re new to the whole bullet journaling concept, it’s essentially a journal that works as a planner, tracks workout progress, keeps up on to-do lists, and really anything else in-between! Bullet journals are incredibly flexible to fit your life.

For me, a bullet journal would probably include my everyday school schedule, additional outside of school plans, a log to track my workouts and progress, a log to track how many pages of books I read every day, books I read every month, and maybe my mood throughout the day.

The thing that’s great about them is that they help you feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of every day, and you can relax every night and set your intentions for the next day as you see how much you were able to do during your day.

36. Baking

Baking was 100% my relaxing hobby during quarantine. When I was feeling so trapped and overwhelmed, I would find a recipe I already had the ingredients to and just make it!

While I was only outgoing enough to try to make cookies, I was able to master a terrific peanut butter cookie – and even dabble in changing up the recipe and adding Nutella!

The point is, during that hour and a half or so of baking, I felt so peaceful. I wasn’t worried about this responsibility or that task I needed to do, I was just focused on doing something with the ingredients in front of me. Oh! And you get to eat the end result… It’s a great hobby to take up if you ask me.

37. Flipping clothes

While I have absolutely no ability to look at an article of clothing and picture it as something else, some women just do! One of my good friends spends her free time thrifting and flipping clothes into items she wants.

She told me she finds it super relaxing because you get so lost in what you’re doing that eventually your mind and body are just working without even realizing what you’re doing. You also get super cute clothes out of it!

38. Bird watching

I know what you’re thinking… bird watching? Really? Yes! Just picture it, walking in nature, looking up at the sky and trees above you, a book in hand, and your eyes peeled above you. I know it might sound lame, but bird watching is actually incredibly relaxing.

Even if you just find a nice spot to sit and plop down for a while, being focused on finding birds is a great way to distract and relax your mind.

Being that close to nature also does wonders for your mental health when you prioritize getting out, and what 30-year-old woman doesn’t need a hobby that benefits her mental health just a little?

39. Listen to podcasts

I’ve just recently hopped on the podcast train, and let me tell you, I’m obsessed. I absolutely love listening to crime podcasts, and while I know that might not seem like the most relaxing thing to listen to, it really does just let my brain get lost in the story.

I’ve also tried my hand at listening to some empowerment and self-care-focused podcasts and I love listening to other women share their stories and experiences.

For a woman in your 30s, you may want a hobby that both relaxes you but also inspires you. There are so many women out there with podcasts just waiting to share their stories with you, you just need to listen.

40. Learn calligraphy

Calligraphy is definitely a hobby that would be fun to flex. Imagine handing out birthday cards to friends and family with the most beautiful handwriting on them, and when they ask who it was, you can say that you made it.

Calligraphy can help you to aesthetically express your creativity while learning a new skill.  It’s also a hobby that will allow you to grow as you learn how to work with different kinds of tools!

41. Fishing

Just like bird watching, I’m sure your initial reaction is a flat-out “no.” What woman in her 30s wants to take up fishing as a hobby? Well, maybe you!

Being out in the water and shutting your brain off is SO relaxing, there’s a reason so many people fish for hours!

Even if you don’t catch anything, being silent and still will naturally relax your body to the point that it just becomes second nature. There’s also that pure adrenaline rush when you get a bite that makes you feel on top of the world.

42. Pottery

This is probably next up on my list of hobbies to try. I’ve always found it so impressive when friends of mine who have tried pottery would come home with their own mugs or vases.

It’s a great way to express your creativity and channel that energy into something productive, but it’s also very relaxing as you focus on molding the clay between your hands, only really focusing on what you’re doing.

You can also then customize your product with paints and that just adds to the fun and relaxation!

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Exciting Hobbies For Women

For a lot of women in their 30s, they really just want a hobby that is going to excite them and give them something to look forward to at the end of their day.

This list is a mix of hobbies that you may not have thought of that will excite that passion in you to keep coming back.

43. Learn a new instrument

With learning any new skill, deciding to learn how to play an instrument will come with its own set of challenges. As a woman in her 30s, you may find yourself dreading having to learn something from the very start.

Learning an instrument, however, is actually so exciting and fun. When you start to get the hang of it, you’ll find yourself wanting to come back and try a new chord, or even try your hand at a whole song.

The sense of accomplishment and pride you’ll feel after you master a new part of the instrument will hopefully give you that excitement you’re looking for until all you can think about is picking up that instrument again.

44. Video games

If there’s anything I’ve learned from dating someone who loves video games, it’s that they’re actually so entertaining.

They give you a massive adrenaline rush when you’re in the moment and they can be so easy to lose yourself in trying to get to the next level, or get that next medal, etc.

I know a lot of women may turn up their noses to trying video games, but I really do think it’s an easy way to try something new and just have a lot of fun!

45. Try getting into makeup

I’m no master of makeup, but I do find it super fun to go on YouTube and watch makeup reviews for certain products.

I love trying new shades, even if I have nowhere to go, and experimenting with different techniques that I see on social media.

I think makeup can be a super exciting hobby to have because you can let your creativity rein free. Seeing your vision come to life with just a few products and brushes can give you such a rush!

46. Make your own bath bombs

What woman in her 30s doesn’t need to relax with a nice bubble bath? If you’re like me, though, the price of bath bombs is enough to make you walk the other way.

Making your own bath bomb can be a very new and unique hobby to take up. It’s especially great because you can see what scents you like and don’t like to make them best suited for you.

They also make for a great homemade gift for friends and family for special occasions, especially if you know what scents they like!

47. Start writing poetry

Again, as an English major, I’m a bit partial to anything to do with writing. Writing poetry is an amazing hobby because it allows you to be so creative and expressive.

You’re able to mess around with form, punctuation, rhyme, and can just really make it your own. It’s an amazing hobby that can help you build a deeper connection with yourself and the way you tell stories or express emotions.

Whether you choose to share them, post them anonymously, or just keep them to yourself, writing poetry is definitely something worth trying.

48. Learn archery

Kind of like fencing, archery is one of those fighting skills I would see in movies and always be super impressed by.

When I was younger, I took an archery course as part of a school extracurricular, and although I don’t remember much about it, I do remember feeling super cool.

As a woman in your 30s, I imagine you may want a hobby that helps with a little bit of stress relief.

Archery is a great hobby to help blow off some steam because as you pull back the arrow, you can imagine everything that is weighing on your shoulders, and as you let go you can picture that stress leaving your body. Not to mention you’ll seem pretty cool when you tell your friends you do archery as a hobby.

49. Learn how to make your own wine

My parents used to make their own wine and it’s such a cool process to see take place! It’s super adventurous to try and you can really get to know so much about the process as you go along.

It takes a lot of trial and error but getting to the final product feels so rewarding. If you can’t tell by now, I’m also someone who likes their hobbies to be practical.

For years, my parents used the wine they’d make as gifts for people, so it really is another hobby that keeps on giving.

50. Camping

It may sound cheesy, but camping is a very relaxing way to become more in touch with the world around you and your inner self.

Taking the time out of a busy month to unplug for the weekend is super refreshing. I understand, though, that at 30 it may be difficult to stick with a hobby that you can do so seldomly.

However, camping is also a super flexible hobby, so consider making a trip out of it with some friends or family!

51. Restore furniture

Restoring and flipping furniture is super popular right now. If you’re like a lot of women, you may have a vision in your head of something you want but maybe you can’t find anything like it, or you’re just not willing to spend a bunch of money to buy it.

Going to thrift stores or garage sales, or even taking a look at your own furniture, and seeing what else you can do with it is bound to keep you entertained. Once you have a vision for something, it’s so easy to get caught up trying to create that vision, and it’s so rewarding when you finish it.

52. Write a book

Here we go again with the writing… I know! If poetry isn’t your thing, dabble with fiction! It doesn’t have to start big, but I find myself creating stories or characters in my head all the time.

Some women in their 30s want a hobby that is going to help them escape a little bit and writing a book can be a great way to get lost in an entirely different world for a little while.

There also is bound to be a point where you hit writer’s block, but there will also probably be a time when writing is all you can think about, and the words are just pouring out of you. It’s a feeling that can’t really be described but you won’t want to let go of it once you find it.

53. Paintball

Now, this is a hobby that will give you a major adrenaline rush! Whether you go with people you know, or even use it as a hobby that opens you up to new people, paintball is an incredibly fun and challenging hobby.

Not only do you have to think on your feet, but you also have to be super aware of your surroundings. It can be hard to get the hang of it at first, but paintball can become a really addicting hobby if you stick with it.

54. Start a YouTube channel

This is a hobby that requires you to be a little more outgoing, and also not hate the sound of listening to your own voice on recording! So many women in their 30s are taking to YouTube as a hobby to share their lives.

Whether it’s about parenting, their job, shopping, cooking, whatever the case may be, there’s an audience for it! Starting a YouTube channel is also a hobby that will let you be super flexible depending on your everyday life.

You can film when you want, edit when you want, post when you want. Making a little community around what you’re interested in is also super fun to see come alive.

55. Start a podcast

Now, if you hate looking at yourself to edit videos, maybe try starting a podcast! Just like with YouTube, women in their 30s have a bunch of stuff to say!

There’s a bunch of crime podcasts that I listen to where women use it as a side hobby in addition to what they do as their full-time career.

Even if it isn’t about your life, you can research literally any topic that you’re interested in, and I guarantee that someone else will be interested in it too.

It’s also a super great hobby to do with a friend! Finding someone you can talk to and have a good time with just chatting about something you’re interested in is bound to be a fun time.

56. Stand-up comedy

Are you like me and think you’re super funny? Do you have a bunch of stories to share about yourself or your friends that you tell people, and they just crack up? Try stand-up! I know it’s super intimidating, but it’ll give you such an adrenaline rush!

There are a bunch of comedy clubs in cities where first-timers can go and try out their content, or maybe find a group of friends that are brutally honest and won’t just tell you you’re funny if you’re not and try a routine out on them!

57. Improv

This is another hobby that can help women in their 30s really escape their lives for a little bit. Improv is incredibly challenging but can be such a great way to go outside your comfort zone and try something completely new.

Kind of like with stand-up, there are improv classes where beginners can go to try it out. If there’s one thing I know about improv is “yes, and…” which is a technique used in improv to make you continue with the scenario and think on your feet.

The great part about “yes, and” is that you can learn to use it in your everyday life to help you face challenges and look at tough situations through a more problem-solving lens.

58. Mixology

If wine making really isn’t your thing, try making other drinks! It isn’t all about just throwing different liquids in the same glass, and you really do have to pay attention to what kinds of flavors go together.

Mixology is a super unique hobby that can help you figure out what you like, try flavors outside of what you’re used to, and just have a good time!

Kind of like with cooking or baking, it’s so easy to get lost in what you’re doing that it becomes what you look forward to at the end of your day.

59. Glass blowing

This is probably one of the most challenging creative hobbies you can take up, and not just for a woman in your 30s but just in general.

You would definitely need to find someone who can teach you how to be safe, but just a quick Google search for places in your area should help!

I think this is also one of the most impressive hobbies since this is a great way to learn something completely new and different that not many people can say they ever thought about trying. Also, super beautiful pieces you can use to decorate… pretty practical hobby if you ask me!

60. Photography

Now, this… probably one of my favorite hobbies that I used to have. While I’m more into writing at the moment, I went through a huge photography page and found it so exciting.

Going around and seeing life through a lens really helps you put things into perspective. My favorite part about this hobby is that I would try to take beautiful photos out of less-than-beautiful landscapes or places.

It really forces you to be creative and can be such a cathartic way to see life outside of just your eyes.

If there’s anything you get from this list, I hope it’s that there are so many different hobbies for women in their 30s. Life doesn’t have to solely revolve around work, family, friends, repeat.

It’s extremely important to take time for yourself, whether that’s being active, relaxing, practicing creativity, or trying something completely out of your comfort zone- it could end up being your new favorite activity.

Use this guide to try different hobbies, even if you end up hating them! It may take some time to find where your heart thrives most, but eventually you’ll find it, you just have to be open to making time for yourself!

If you want to hear it from someone else, Hannah Cheung has a YouTube video here about the importance of hobbies!




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Most Awesome Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend

Looking for the best name to call your best friend? We got you. We have compiled a list of the best 250+ nicknames perfect for all personalities.

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Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend

Nicknames are more than just a fun name to call your friend or loved one. They tell a mini story about that person, the connection you have with them and how much they mean to you. They, in a way, signify your bond to that person. 

I don’t know about you, but I don’t give out nicknames easily. They have to be perfectly cultivated to encapsulate every beautiful, or not so beautiful, thing about the person who is given the name.

It can’t be super boring, basic, or plain (unless of course, that person is boring, but you love them for it anyway). A nickname has to be perfect; no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it, the name has to be absolutely perfect.

Now, after hearing my spiel about how important nicknames are, I am sure you are thinking about the fact that your girl best friend doesn’t have one.

I bet the panic is staring to set in now, “Why doesn’t my girl best friend have a nickname???” and “Why is my nickname for my girl best friend so bad?? How can I make it better?” Take a deep breath and worry no more.

Below are the best nicknames for your girl best friend and they aren’t super plain or basic. If you’re looking for names like those, then this isn’t the article for you because plain nicknames are pretty easy to come up with.

But hey, if that’s the perfect fit for your girl best friend by all means, use that nickname. 

Continuing on, below I have taken the nickname game to the next level by organizing all the nicknames into categories.

Simply look through the category that suites your relationship and choose from 50 names, or better yet, use my examples to come up with the perfect custom nickname for your girl best friend.

No matter what name you end up choosing or creating, she will love it!

Before you begin, remember, the nickname process can be a long one and it deserves the time. The perfect nickname can be tricky to find, however, you will know when you’ve found the perfect name because it will fit effortlessly.

Also, if it is the perfect nickname, it may stick with your girl best friend for the rest of her life. So, again, make sure it’s the right name for her! Enjoy the nickname process!





Smart Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend


Smart Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend


Below are some cute smart nicknames to call your girl best friend who always seems to have the answers to everything.

Now, this could be in life, school, or simply random facts; this girl knows it all and more importantly, this girl deserves the perfect nickname.

Consider the options below!

  1. Smarty
  2. Big Brains
  3. Brainy
  4. Brainiac
  5. Worm
  6. Reader
  7. Genius
  8. Owl
  9. Nerd
  10. Nerdy
  11. Young Sheldon
  12. Einstein
  13. Booker
  14. Course Hero
  15. Grade Saver
  16. Apple
  17. Hacker
  18. Lib
  19. Wordy
  20. Brains
  21. Daze
  22. Solver
  23. Professor
  24. Wordle
  25. The President
  26. The Secretary
  27. The Brains
  28. Skater
  29. McSmart
  30. Google
  31. The Saver
  32. Nobel
  33. The Main
  34. Tutor
  35. The Teacher
  36. Nodder
  37. The Knower
  38. OZ
  39. Overlord
  40. Brilliant
  41. Light
  42. Beamer
  43. Shooting Star
  44. Champ
  45. Egghead
  46. Goggles
  47. Ivy
  48. Lemon
  49. Magic Lady
  50. Ray


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Funny Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend


Funny Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend


Funny, original nicknames are hard to come by these days. It seems as though every good nickname is attributed to someone you already know; therefore, you can’t use it.

If you find this happening to you, consider the list below. This list contains some funny nicknames you may or may not have heard of before.

If you have, consider them as a steppingstone to help you find or create the perfect funny nickname.

  1. Goose
  2. Goon
  3. Gooser
  4. Bug
  5. Nugget
  6. Dogo
  7. Kiwi
  8. Rat
  9. Moose
  10. Ducky
  11. Spoon
  12. Buba
  13. Bub
  14. Bab
  15. Thing
  16. Bear
  17. Sneak
  18. Slink
  19. Slinky
  20. Shifty
  21. Pal
  22. Bro
  23. Dude
  24. Buddy
  25. Sipper
  26. Teddy
  27. Funky
  28. Ding Dong
  29. Whopper
  30. Pots
  31. Frugal
  32. Wally
  33. Snail
  34. Light Weight
  35. Goof
  36. Bono
  37. Fudge
  38. Bosco
  39. Special __ (letter of their name, ex. Special K)
  40. The first letter of their name (ex. B)
  41. Goober
  42. Snacker
  43. Stinker
  44. Stinky
  45. Cheeto
  46. Stepper
  47. Anything based off of their last name
  48. Barn Dog
  49. Beak
  50. Pinky

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Sassy Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend


Sassy Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend


We all have that one sassy best friend that deserves an equally sassy nickname. If you are struggling to find the perfectly balanced, or not so balanced, sassy nickname look at the list below.

This list has sassy, sassy sweet, feisty, and so many other sassy styles of nicknames for you to choose from.

Browse below and find the best sassy nickname for your girl best friend.

  1. Dumber
  2. Stupid
  3. Dummy
  4. Sass
  5. Spaz
  6. Weirdo
  7. Dung
  8. Doof
  9. Snap
  10. Pop
  11. Crackle
  12. The Weed
  13. Squirty
  14. Mother
  15. Bummer
  16. Bird
  17. Salty
  18. Grumpy
  19. Brit
  20. Snoozer
  21. Sleaze
  22. Squirt
  23. Tree
  24. Duck
  25. Pea Brain
  26. Loner
  27. Creeper
  28. Mom
  29. Parent
  30. Tooter
  31. Gingersnap
  32. Shortcake
  33. Bean Stalk
  34. Pipsqueak
  35. Hangry
  36. Cayenne
  37. Cheeseball
  38. Fuzz Ball
  39. Your Highness
  40. Nuts
  41. Kiddo
  42. Nosy
  43. Bossy
  44. Crow
  45. Diva
  46. Rebel
  47. Lazy
  48. Hun
  49. Rat
  50. Puff Bal

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Dirty Nicknames to Call Your Girl Best Friend


Dirty Nicknames to Call Your Girl Best Friend


Before you choose a nickname from the list below, make sure that your girl best friend is ok with the nickname.

If she gives you the greenlight, then browse below to find the perfect dirty nickname for her. But again, make sure to confirm that she is ok with one of the names below!

  1. Snack
  2. Hottie
  3. Sticky
  4. Looker
  5. Cutie
  6. Lover
  7. Hot Stuff
  8. Cold Stuff
  9. Shifter
  10. Sleeper
  11. Her last name (ex. Brown) (Keep it as is or change it up, ex. Brownie)
  12. Singer
  13. Snicker
  14. Sweet
  15. Twister
  16. Dynamite
  17. Banger
  18. Shadow
  19. Edible
  20. Goddess
  21. Doll
  22. Candy
  23. Sugar
  24. Smooches
  25. Sunshine
  26. Bubbles
  27. Bunny
  28. Bun Bun
  29. Tiger
  30. Sassy
  31. Missy
  32. Baby Girl
  33. Firecracker
  34. Goldy
  35. Amor
  36. Brandy
  37. My Girl
  38. Ace
  39. Fireball
  40. Kisses
  41. Sparky
  42. Caramel
  43. Spice
  44. Martini
  45. Snappie
  46. Buttercup
  47. Sexy Pants
  48. Sweet Cheeks
  49. Sugar Lips
  50. Angel

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Sweet Nicknames to Call Your Girl Best Friend



Dirty Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend


Finding a nickname for your sweet girl best friend is usually pretty easy. There are many cute names out there that you could call her.

However, listed below, are some of my all-time favorites. Use this list to pick the perfect nickname.

  1. Boo
  2. Love bug
  3. Lovie
  4. Lovely
  5. Lady
  6. Girl
  7. Girly
  8. Minnie
  9. Honey
  10. Love
  11. Poo Bear
  12. Sweety
  13. Sweetheart
  14. Beautiful
  15. Snuggle Bug
  16. Pea
  17. Beau
  18. Cuddle Bug
  19. Snuggly
  20. Hugsy
  21. Pookie Bear
  22. Quality
  23. Gorgeous
  24. Softy
  25. Smiles
  26. Baby Bear
  27. Mouse
  28. Puppy
  29. Bean
  30. Sugar Snap
  31. Beauty
  32. Goldfish
  33. Sky
  34. Bunches
  35. Pie
  36. Soul Mate
  37. Tootsie
  38. Boo Boo
  39. Lulu
  40. Gal
  41. Soul Sister
  42. Chickee
  43. Dreamer
  44. Muffin
  45. Lady Bug
  46. Buzzy
  47. Rosie
  48. Iris
  49. Fun Size
  50. Pal

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Final Thoughts on Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend

Friendships are some of the most important relationships we will ever have, therefore, making sure that your bestie has the perfect nickname is very important.

Some friendships are sweet, while others sassy and feisty, but no matter what type of relationship, a nickname should be fitting for both you and your friend (especially because you will be the one calling them said nickname, so you better like it too). 

Also, I want to say, using a nickname that is coined “basic” or “overused” doesn’t mean it’s bad. It is a way for you to connect with your friend and it will be meaningful to you and her.

Therefore, even if the nickname is “basic”, it will be more than meets the eye because it bonds the two of you. 

If you are struggling or, rather, were struggling to find the perfect nickname, I hope the list above was helpful in finding the perfect nickname or discovering an original one of your own!

No matter what you chose, your girl best friend will love it!




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How Can Literature Classes in College Help You in Life




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Much of the world’s historical cultures and traditions have been preserved in literary pieces that can be studied to learn about the older ways of life.

Most literary pieces contain encounters filled with various human experiences that help broaden one’s understanding of the world they live in. In a nutshell, studying literature courses can help you learn about various cultures and histories through commentaries, stories, and theories.

But, there’s more. Modern literature programs and classes are usually structured in ways that enable students to absorb a lot more.

This means that today’s literature programs can help students develop several transferable skills like essay writing, critical thinking, and more.

Thus, those students who study literature in college can learn several skills that can later be beneficial to employers. In this article, we will take a closer look at how literature classes in college can help you in life ahead.

But before we jump in, students reading this should also know that certain aspects of taking literature classes can be tough. For example, it is never easy to write great essays without a thorough knowledge of the process.

Thus, to perform better, students need all the help they can get.

Today, several digital platforms help students with their academic work. For example, students can use a top platform like Studyfy for their help write my essay or ‘edit my essay’ services.

Using such services enables students to boost their academic performance while also giving them insights into their essay work.

In no particular order, here are 8 ways literature classes in college can help you in life.

1) You Can Improve Your Communication Skills

One of the best ways of learning to communicate better is through reading more. While studying literature, students need to continually read through various types of text like prose or poetry.

They are also provided with various study notes and are also encouraged to create their own.

Literature classes can also be very interactive and engaging. Most literature programs include discussions, debates, seminars, and more.

Overall, students would be able to learn better communication through more reading, listening, evaluating, and writing.


2) You Will Be Motivated to Weave Your Life’s Story

The main essence of any work of literature is that one can always find a story in them. This is because most literary pieces are created to record various events experienced in one’s body, mind, and surroundings.

And these experienced events are usually recorded as stories. Thus, reading more literary works can help mold the idea of ‘story creation’ early on in students.

And attending literature classes in college helps students understand the know-how of how it can be done.


3) It Can Help Improve Your Evaluation Skills

Studying literature properly is not just about plain and simple reading. But it also has a lot to do with being able to discern what one reads. And learning the art of discernment can improve one’s overall evaluation skills.

Being able to discern and evaluate then goes to help students communicate and write a whole lot better.

And this skill – of reading, evaluating, and understanding – is of paramount importance in the professional world.




4) You Can Become More Articulate

Most literary works are written in different styles because they are written by different people. And the more one reads, the more they would understand the complexities behind different writing styles.

But studying literature in college has more benefits than this.


Throughout one’s literature program, they will be put through various tests to gauge and improve their literary abilities. And one of the main abilities one can work upon is being more articulate.

This means that a good literature student would always include all the details when making any type of argument or point.


5) You Can Become a Better Writer

Yes, the ability to write well depends a lot on one’s imagination and frame of mind. But, to become a great or even good writer, one also needs to do a bit of reading.

This is because, without reading previous works, one will not be able to know the required standards for great pieces of text. And without it, one will not be able to write such that it grips their readers.

In the professional world, writers are some of the most well-paid workers. This is because they can convert heaps of information into understandable and engaging texts.

And this can help a business connect with its audience a whole lot more.


6) You Can Improve Your Interactive & Social Skills

Literature courses and programs are some of the most interactive ones around. Why? Because it involves a lot of discussions, debates, storytelling sessions, and more.

In any literature class, one can always find various types of commentaries and speeches from professors and students alike.

Literature students have the unique opportunity of digging deeper into various subject areas. And the best part is that they can do so with all of their peers together.

Learning such interactive and engagement skills from one’s classroom can help them greatly in their future careers.

7) It Can Improve Your English Skills – Better Grammar, Punctuation, & More

English is not only the most spoken but is also considered a standard language across several international communities. Thus, to grow to greater heights, sooner or later, one needs to brush up on their English skills.

Most literature programs and classes around the world are conducted in English. When one takes up a program in English, they have the opportunity of learning the language usage from the masters.

Thus, learning literature early on in life can profoundly improve one’s overall English skills, which can be crucial for career progression.


8) It Can Teach You Critical Thinking & Broaden Your Horizons

To efficiently power through a literature class or program, one needs to be able to contribute adequately. But one’s contribution is often seen as beneficial when they are also able to communicate their knowledge neatly.

A study of literature can achieve this by making students find various patterns and meanings in texts. Literature from various periods of the world also contains much information about historical cultures and traditions.

It can give a lot of insight to students about how people during different times in history were, what they did, how they thought, and more. This broadens one’s horizons and makes one look at the world in an autobiographical way.


The Bottom Line

There is no doubt that studying literature in college has several benefits for one’s life. But that being said, literature programs can be difficult in terms of learning and scoring higher grades easily. 

Students should learn beforehand about all the intricacies and semantics of their desired programs. Doing so would help them know which particular literature program would be the most suitable for them. 


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What To Bring To College – The Ultimate 2022 College Packing List

Are you having trouble knowing what to bring to college? We’ve got you covered! Check out this essential list of what to bring to college.

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This post is all about the college packing list! 

Going away for college is the beginning of a brand new journey. You are leaving home behind for three or four months to live in a place that you have never been to before.

You now have to go to classes, move into your dorm room and receive a whole new set of responsibilities since you are off on your own. This is a big transition for any college student because you are going from having to abide by your parents’ rules to forming ones of your own.

Your parents will still check in with you and make sure you are okay, but now, in college, you are allowed to become independent and make your own decisions.

Now, it is your turn to have faith in yourself and make the right choices, starting with preparing what to pack away for college. You are going to be away from home for a whole semester, so you have to make sure that you have all of the things you need.

You need accessories to jazz up your dorm room. You need enough personal care products to last the entire semester. You have to make sure that all your school supplies are packed in your backpack and that you are up to date with the latest electronics.

If you are fortunate to have your own kitchen in your dorm, you must have all of the right tools with you so that you can learn to cook your meals on campus. Through this guide to packing what you have to bring to college, you will know exactly what you need and get you on the right track!



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College Packing List for your Dorm Room 


1. Desktop Powerstrip 

Desktop Power Strip with 3 Outlet 4 USB Ports 4.5A, Flat Plug and 5 ft Long Braided Extension Cords for Cruise Ship Travel Home Office, ETL Listed

You can charge your phone and earbuds while simultaneously powering your lamp and laptop with this useful powerstrip.

It has 3 outlets, 4 USB cords, and a long, braided extension cord that is sturdy and durable.

With this handy tool, there will be no more overcrowded outlets between you and your roommates!



2. Laundry Basket

DOKEHOM 82L Large Laundry Basket (6 Colors), Collapsible Laundry Bag, Foldable Laundry Hamper, Folding Washing Bin (Black, L)

Keep your dorm room neat and organized with this laundry basket made by DOKEHOM.

When unfolded from its collapsed state, this hamper is 28” tall and 15” wide with aluminum handles for easy transport to the washroom.

Additionally, if you are having friends in your dorm, this laundry basket can be promptly folded up and put into your closet for easy storage.



3. Essential Oil Diffuser 

InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser, Upgraded Diffusers for Essential Oils Aromatherapy Diffuser Cool Mist Humidifier with 7 Colors Lights 2 Mist Mode Waterless Auto Off for Home Office Room, Basic White

Do you want a dorm room that always has a relaxing fragrance to it when you return after a long day of classes?

This diffuser has 8 soothing colors, 2 misting modes, and will run as long as it has water in it.

The essential oils are sold separately, but this diffuser will mark your first step into the amazing world of aromatherapy. 



4. All-Purpose First Aid Kit 

Band-Aid Johnson & Johnson All-Purpose Portable Compact First Aid Kit for Minor Cuts, Scrapes, Sprains & Burns, Ideal for Home, Car, Travel and Outdoor Emergencies, 140 Count

In your many college adventures, you always need to be prepared for any possible scenario and with this first aid kit by Johnson & Johnson, you can be one step ahead.

This kit comes with 140 pieces of emergency equipment including Band-Aids, Neosporin, hand wipes, gauzes, Benadryl itch cream, Tylenol tablets, and much, much more. 



5. Photo Clip String Lights 

Photo Clip String Lights 17Ft - 50 LED Fairy String Lights with 50 Clear Clips for Hanging Pictures, Photo String Lights with Clips - Perfect Dorm Bedroom Wall Decor Wedding Decorations

Spruce up the drab walls of your dorm with these wonderful string light decorations.

With 50 clips and 50 LED lights that stretch over 17 feet long, you can hang up all the pictures you desire.

Begin with old photos from high school, then add new ones that you took while away at college!



6. Personal Fan 

Vornado Flippi V6 Personal Air Circulator Fan, Midnight

Most of the time, when you have a roommate or two crammed into the same small dorm, there isn’t a lot of air circulation in your room.

This fan can change this by keeping the air flowing with its 2-speed manual control.

Due to its small size, this fan should be put on a nightstand or desk. 


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7. Daily Planner 

Bliss Collections Daily Planner with 50 Undated 8.5 x 11 Tear-Off Sheets - You've Got This Calendar, Organizer, Scheduler, Productivity Tracker for Organizing Goals, Tasks, Ideas...

In college, you are going to need a good planner to help keep all of your classes, assignments, papers, and projects organized.

If you are as forgetful as I am, then this planner will do wonders for you!

It comes with 50 sheets of material and sections pertaining to certain tasks, ideas, notes, to-do lists, goals, and so on. 



8. Mechanical Pencil Variety Pack 

BIC Mechanical Pencil Variety Pack, Assorted Sizes, 0.5mm, 0.7mm, 0.9mm, 60-Count, Refillable Design for Long-Lasting Use

With this enormous pack of 60 mechanical pencils, you will probably never run out until you graduate.

This set comes with three different sized pencils ranging from thin (0.5 point) to average (0.7 point) to thick (0.9 point).

They are refillable, multicolored, and definitely an upgrade over the classic wooden pencil. 



9. Travel Backpack 

Matein Travel Laptop Backpack, Business Anti Theft Slim Durable Laptops Backpack with USB Charging Port, Water Resistant College School Computer Bag Gifts for Men & Women Fits 15.6 Inch Notebook, ...

This travel laptop backpack with USB charging port is what every 15- year- old boy needs!

Comes with one separate laptop compartment which accommodates 15.6-inch laptops as well as 15-inch, 14-inch, and 13-inch laptops; one large packing compartment with plenty of space for daily needs and tech electronic accessories; and the front section comes with multiple compartments, pen pockets, and a key fob hook to keep his items organized and easily accessible.

And finally with a built in USB charger outside and built-in charging cable inside, this USB backpack offers him a more convenient way to charge his phone while walking.



10. Pen/Pencil Case 

EASTHILL Big Capacity Pencil Pen Case Office College School Large Storage High Capacity Bag Pouch Holder Box Organizer Light Blue

After you buy all your pens and pencils, you are going to need a cute case to store them in!

This case, made by EASTHILL, can hold up to 90 pencils or 50 pencils and has mini compartments to store all of your other trinkets.

The design is also very aesthetically pleasing and the product comes in 9 beautiful colors. 



11. Office Clips Set 

Binder Clips Paper Clips, LEOBRO 340PCS Colored Office Clips Set, with Paper Clamps Paperclips, Rubber Bands, Key Tags, Push Pins, for Office and School Supplies, Assorted Sizes

This is for the person who needs to have everything in their book bag so that they can be prepared for any scenario.

This set comes with 340 pieces of office supplies, including tacks, rubber bands, paper clips, binder clips, and key tags.

With this product, you may become the most organized person in your class!



12. 3-Hole Punch 

Bostitch Office 3 Hole Punch, 12 Sheet Capacity, All-Metal, Silver

If you like to store all of your class papers in your binder, then this hole punch is an absolute must-have.

In case your professor gives you a very long assignment, this tool can pierce up to 12 pages at once and it is made of alloy steel, so it won’t be breaking any time soon!



13. 4-Pack Spiral Notebooks

Yansanido 4 Pack (A5) Spiral Notebooks Journal Hardcover 8.26 x 5.9 Inch 160 Pages Notebook White Paper for Students Office School Supplies (Style 10-Wine Red,Brown,Green,Ivory, A5)

These might be the most gorgeous notebooks that I have ever seen.

This pack of 4 books comes with 160 pages each of A5 paper and durable double-ring binding.

However, what makes this set stand out is how aesthetically pleasing the style is!

They come in 4 lovely colors: wine red, brown, green, and ivory. 



14. Highlighters 

ZEYAR Highlighter, Pastel Colors Chisel Tip Marker Pen, Assorted Colors, Water Based, Quick Dry (6 Macaron Colors)

If you are the kind of person who loves to highlight their notes, these highlighters are the best tool for you.

They come in 6 pastel colors and have a clean chisel point so that you can highlight words with ease.

They are also very small, so they will fit perfectly into your pencil case. 



15. Sticky Notes Organizer 

Sticky Notes Page Markers Colored Index Tabs Flags Bundle Set,2 Mini Rectangular Notes And 6 Index Arrow Flags Organizer(640pcs), With a 15 cm (6 inch) Ruler. Leather Look Design Holder(1Set)....

Forget about buying regular sticky notes, this organizer might have the most impressive collection of notes that I have ever seen.

It comes with 2 sets of rectangular note pads as well as 6 sticky note index arrows.

Everything is held in a sleek leather box that comes with an added ruler!



16. 4-Pocket Binder

DocIt 4 Pocket Binder, Multi Pocket Folder and 1-inch 3 Ring Binder, Perfect for School, Office and Project Organization, Holds 300 Letter Size Papers, Grey (00939-GY)

This is the binder that everyone should have.

It can hold up to 300 pages and has 4 expanding pockets, so you should be able to hold all of your notes, assignments, and exams.

This product is durable, so it will last you a long time, and a good size, so it will fit in your backpack nicely. 


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College Packing List of Kitchen Supplies 


17. Chef Cooking Utensils Set 

Umite Chef Kitchen Cooking Utensils Set, 33 pcs Non-Stick Silicone Cooking Kitchen Utensils Spatula Set with Holder, Wooden Handle Silicone Kitchen Gadgets Utensil Set (Khaki)

How can you bring your amazing food creations to life without the proper tools?

This set has got you covered with 33 different utensils, perfect for any type of meal you are looking to prepare.

This includes a spatula, tongs, a measuring cup, tongs, a soup ladle, and much more.

Have a lovely cooking night with your friends and roommates!



18. 2-Slice Toaster 

Toaster 2 Slice,Retro Toaster,Stainless Steel Toaster,Extra Wide Slot,Bagel Defrost Cancel Function, 6 Shade Setting,Removable Crumb Tray, Light Blue

If there isn’t a toaster in your dorm room, it may be time to get one of your own.

This toaster looks like it is straight from the 1950s.

It is a great product for a college student who loves bread and bagels as much as they love a good retro aesthetic.

It would be the perfect addition to your dorm kitchen!



19. Kitchen Brush Set

Holikme 5 Pack Kitchen Cleaning Brush Set, Dish Brush for Cleaning, Kitchen Scrub Brush&Bendable Clean Brush&Groove Gap Brush&Scouring Pad for Pot and Pan, Kitchen Sink, Green

Once you are done cooking, baking, and preparing your meal, you are going to have to complete the next step: straightening up your kitchen.

This set of 5 brushes by Holikme is ideal for every part of your cooking space, from scrubbing your pots and dishes to polishing your pans and countertops.



20. Cutting Board Set

Gorilla Grip Reversible, Oversized, Thick Cutting Board Set of 3, Easy Grip Handle, Deep Juice Grooves, Slip Resistant, Large Kitchen Chopping Boards for Meat, Veggies, Fruits, Dishwasher Safe, Gray

Cutting up fresh fruit and vegetables in your dorm room is impossible with a good cutting board.

This set of three cutting boards in three varying sizes is exactly what you would be looking for.

These boards are made from rubber material which makes it difficult to slice through them and they are reversible as well, so you don’t have to cut meat and produce on the same side. 



21. Digital Food Kitchen Scale 

GreaterGoods Digital Food Kitchen Scale, Multifunction Scale Measures in Grams and Ounces (Ash Grey)

Certain recipes require an exact amount of an ingredient in order for the dish to come out just the way you want it to.

If you are cooking from scratch on a weekend, this kitchen scale is the way to go!

It gives accurate measurements in ounces and pounds, so your meals will always be flawless. 



22. Kitchen Conversion Chart Magnet 

Kitchen Conversion Chart Magnet - Imperial & Metric to Standard Conversion Chart Decor Cooking Measurements for Food - Measuring Weight, Liquid, Temperature - Recipe Baking Tools Cookbook Accessor...

This mini conversion chart is an absolute lifesaver.

With this magnet, you can convert liquid volumes and dry measurements with ease.

Unless you are the type of person who knows how many tablespoons go into a cup off the top of your head, this is the most useful accessory to stick on your mini-fridge or cabinet whenever you are cooking something new. 



Essentials for Cleaning and Bathroom


23. Mesh Shower Caddy

Attmu Mesh Shower Caddy for College Dorm Room Essentials, Hanging Portable Tote Bag Toiletry for Bathroom Accessories

This durable mesh caddy made by Attmu can organize your shower in seconds.

With 8 outer compartments, you can hold your combs, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, razors, and other bathroom accouterments.

Your bathroom space will be neat and free from clutter with this necessary accessory!



24. EasyWring Spin Mop 

O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop, Bucket Floor Cleaning System

This mop is small but incredibly mighty and also very easy to use!

It functions with a push pedal to wring out the mop and the mop head can simply be disinfected in the washing machine.

It is perfect for cleaning up any little messes in your dorm room before your friends come over. 



25. Tall Trash Bags, Set of 90

Glad Tall Kitchen Trash Bags ForceFlex Plus with Clorox, 13 Gallon, Lemon Fresh Bleach Scent 90 Count (Package May Vary), White-gray, Lemon Fresh

Between you, your roommates, and any visitors that you may have, your dorm room is going to have a lot of trash.

These Glad trash bags are cheaper when you buy them in bulk, with this set of 90 bags costing less than 20 dollars - a bargain in my opinion.

They are also lemon-scented, great for eliminating any foul odors wafting from your trash can. 



26. Linen Towel Set 

American Soft Linen Towel Set, 2 Bath Towels 2 Hand Towels 2 Washcloths Super Soft and Absorbent 100% Turkish Cotton Towels for Bathroom and Kitchen Shower Towel Navy Blue

This towel set is exactly what you need for the bathroom in your college dorm. These towels come in a set of 6, with 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, and 2 washcloths included. They are made with 100% cotton and are sold in a variety of colors, so be sure to choose your favorite! 



27. Broom and Dustpan Set

Broom and Dustpan Set for Home, Dustpan and Broom Set, Broom and Dustpan Combo for Office Home Kitchen Lobby Floor Use Dustpan Broom Set

If you track dirt into your dorm room, it can be quite frustrating to clean up your mess without the proper tools to do so. This broom and dustpan set is easy to use and can be easily stored in a closet or corner. There is also a comb on the inside of the dustpan so the bristles of the broom will always be clean the next time you use it!



Packing List of Personal Care Products 


28. Face Masks

Sheet mask by Glam Up Facial Sheet Mask BTS 12 Combo (Pack of 12) - Face Masks Skincare, Hydrating Face Masks, Moisturizing, Brightening and Soothing, Beauty Mask For All Skin Type

Honestly, you can’t beat 12 dollars for 12 masks. These are perfect for a mini spa day with your friends. They come in a variety of materials including peppermint, avocado, green tea, tomato, and so on, each with a different way to make your skin healthier. 



29. Coconut & Honey Hand & Body Lotion – 

Naked Bee 2.25oz Coconut & Honey Hand & Body Lotion (2pk)- and Coconut & Honey Lip Balm, Natural Personal Care Products

This product is wonderful for those winter months on campus when your skin is really dry and cracked. The set includes hand lotion, body lotion, and a stick of lip balm, all made from natural ingredients like beeswax, honey, aloe vera, and sunflower seed. Everything is paraben-free, cruelty-free, and gluten-free with no added dyes or pigments!



30. Facial Tools 

Original Jade Roller & Gua Sha Facial Tools, Real Jade Roller for Face - Face Roller, Natural Rose Quartz Roller - Face Massager, Facial Roller for Skin Care, Body, Eyes, Neck - Tones, Firms, Depu...

This is the perfect tool to use on a relaxing spa day after a week of assignments and exams. Made of pure Brazilian quartz, this jade roller and gua sha set alleviates inflammation, reduces puffiness, and relaxes your skin. You can even put these tools in the fridge for an extra bit of cool soothing power!



31. Beard Kit 

Beard Kit,Beard Growth Kit,Beard Grooming Kit w/2 Packs Beard Wash/Shampoo,Beard Growth Oil,Beard Balm,Beard Wash,Brush,Comb,Scissor,Storage Bag,E-Book,Beard Care & Trimming Kit Gifts for Men Him

For anyone looking to grow or maintain a luscious beard in college, then this kit may be just what you are looking for. This set comes with beard shampoo and beard balm, to help keep your beard full and healthy, as well as a beard comb and trimming scissors, for easy maintenance. 



32. Under Eye Masks

Under Eye Mask 24 Pairs - Reduce Dark Circles, Puffy Eyes, Undereye Bags, Wrinkles - 24K Gold Gel Under Eye Patches, Vegan Cruelty-Free Self Care by grace and stella

After a long night of studying, these under eye masks will do wonders. They are good for reducing puffiness and inflammation and it tightens the skin under the eyes for a rejuvenated look. These masks also come in the color of 24k gold, so you can look simply stylish while you are waiting for the magic to happen. 



33. Albolene Moisturizing Cleanser 

Albolene Face Moisturizer and Makeup Remover, Facial Cleanser and Cleansing Balm, Fragrance Free Cream, 12 oz

Everyone needs a good moisturizer to hydrate their skin when they wake up in the morning. This cleanser by Albolene is not only a great moisturizer but it is good for removing makeup as well. It is made from only 5 simple ingredients with no soap or water required!


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Packing List of Personal Care Products


34. Scalp Massager 

Hair Shampoo Brush, HEETA Scalp Care Hair Brush with Soft Silicone Scalp Massager (Purple)

If you are looking for the perfect shower accessory that will relax your head after a stressful day in class, this scalp massager would be great for you! This product massages the scalp to reduce itchiness and promote blood circulation while preventing dandruff. It also comes in 9 cute colors!



35. Pimple Healing Patches

Rael Acne Pimple Healing Patch - Absorbing Cover, Invisible, Blemish Spot, Hydrocolloid, Skin Treatment, Facial Stickers, Two Sizes 10mm & 12mm (96 Count)

With these healing patches, you don’t have to stress out about your skin anymore! This product comes with 96 total patches in two different sizes, 10 mm and 12mm. They are also vegan and cruelty-free. They can be worn all day and night, even throughout all your daily classes, to help get rid of any pesky skin blemishes. 



36. Microdermabrasion Machine

Beurer Home Microdermabrasion Machine with Pore Vacuum Massage for Radiant Skin | Personal Microdermabrasion Tool for Gentle Exfoliation, with 20 Replacement Filters, FC76

If you don’t clean your pores often, you can get annoying pimples and blemishes. This device is the perfect pore cleanser that you need! The vacuum can be used in 2 intensity levels, so it works for those with sensitive skin and those with tough skin. It would be a very good addition to your skincare routine!



37. Foot File 

Colossal Pedicure Rasp Foot File, Professional Foot Care Pedicure Stainless Steel File to Removes Hard Skin, Can Be Used On Both Dry and Wet Feet

When you spend all day walking around on campus, you can develop blisters and hardened skin on your feet that may be difficult to alleviate. This foot file will help remove any calluses or unnecessary skin on your foot so that they can become smooth and soft once again. 



Packing List of Electronics 

38. Portable Power Bank 

2-Pack Miady 10000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger, Fast Charging Power Bank with USB C Input, Backup Charger for iPhone X, Galaxy S9, Pixel 3 and etc …

When you forget to charge your phone and it is on 1 percent battery with no charger in sight, it is one of the worst feelings in the world. This pack of 2 portable power banks eliminates the problem immediately. These banks are compatible with Google, Samsung, Apple, and Motorola models and include 2 USB ports, so you can charge two devices at once!



39. Sleep Headphones 

Sleep Headphones Wireless, Perytong Bluetooth Sports Headband Headphones with Ultra-Thin HD Stereo Speakers Perfect for Sleeping,Workout,Jogging,Yoga,Insomnia, Air Travel, Meditation

These headphones are perfect for when you have trouble falling asleep and need soothing music to help wind your body down. This device could also be used while you are at the gym since they last for 10 hours of playtime in one charge and have a breathable headband. 



40. Echo Dot (4th Generation) 

Echo Dot (4th Gen, 2020 release) | Smart speaker with Alexa | Charcoal

If you are looking for a good device to play music in your dorm while you are studying, cleaning, or dancing, invest in the latest smart speaker from Amazon. You can listen to your favorite playlists from streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, and SiriusXM, while also being connected to Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant. 



41. 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Station

Wireless Charging Station, 3 in 1 Foldable Wireless Charger Stand, Wireless Charging Stand for iPhone 13/12/12 Pro/12 Pro Max/11/XS Max/XS/XR/X/8P, Airpods 2/pro, Apple Watch, and Qi-Certified Phones

This wireless charging station is most useful for a college student who has all of the latest Apple products. With this device, you can charge your iPhone, Airpods, and Apple Watch all at the same time. It is compatible with recent Samsung models as well and is foldable and wireless for easy transport. 



42. Beats Studio Buds 

Beats Studio Buds – True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds – Compatible with Apple & Android, Built-in Microphone, IPX4 Rating, Sweat Resistant Earphones, Class 1 Bluetooth Headphones - Bla...

These are a durable pair of earbuds that will best suit any college student who loves to listen to their tunes all around campus. They can last for up to 8 hours with one charge and come with an active noise-canceling feature for the times when you are listening to music while studying and trying to avoid distractions.


Related: 50 Best College Apartment Decor Ideas – The Ultimate Guide

Food and Snacks


43. Compact Air Fryer 

Dash Compact Air Fryer Oven Cooker with Temperature Control, Non-stick Fry Basket, Recipe Guide + Auto Shut off Feature, 2 Quart - Aqua

Most dorm rooms don’t have a stove or even a microwave, let alone a cooking appliance as messy as a deep fryer. However, this perfectly sized air fryer will do just the trick. It can cook up to 2 quarts of food without frying it in unhealthy oils and this reduces the fat content by 70 to 80 percent.



44. Food Storage Containers, 16-Pack 

Food Storage Containers Set - Airtight Plastic Containers with Easy Snap Lids (16 Pack) - Leak Proof Kitchen & Pantry Organization - BPA-Free - 16 Chalkboard Labels & Marker - Chef’s Path

Don’t let any leftovers from last night go to waste! This set of 16 containers in 5 different sizes is just what you need to store any kind of food, from fruits and vegetables to the pizza you had for lunch that you want to save until tomorrow. It also comes with chalkboard labels and markers so you can always mark down when the contents will be expiring. 



45. Acrylic Dinnerware 

US Acrylic Newport Plastic Plate, Bowl and Tumbler Dinnerware | 12-piece set Grey

Every dorm needs a basic tableware set. This collection comes with 12 pieces of dinnerware, including 4 10-inch plates, 4 bowls, and 4 20-ounce cups. They are made of plastic so you don’t have to worry about losing an item or throwing something out by accident. 



46. Mini Waffle Maker

Dash Mini Maker: The Mini Waffle Maker Machine for Individual Waffles, Paninis, Hash Browns, other on the go Breakfast, Lunch, or Snacks, with Easy Clean, Dual Non-stick Sides - Black

Become the king or queen of brunch with this adorable waffle maker! You will find yourself making 4-inch waffles every day if you have this cute machine. If you are feeling experimentative, you could also put hashbrowns or cookie dough in the maker and see what happens!



Packing List of Fun Stuff


47. Fitbit Versa 2

Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch with Heart Rate, Music, Alexa Built-In, Sleep and Swim Tracking, Black/Carbon, One Size (S and L Bands Included)

This step tracker is perfect for a student who is looking to get more active while they are away at college. The Versa 2 has so many features: it can play music, track your sleep schedule and your heart rate, can connect to Alexa, and last for at least 6 days without a charge. An essential product for those trying to be more fit!



48. Mini Projector 

Mini Projector, AuKing 2021 Upgraded 1080P Supported Outdoor Projector, Projector for Outdoor Use Compatible with HDMI, USB, Laptop, iOS and Android Phone

This mini projector is a must-have when you are having movie nights with your friends in your dorm room. It is compatible with laptops, smartphones, and TV boxes, so you can project any show or movie through these devices. This product is definitely more useful than just crowding around your computer! 



49. Hand Warmers

10000mAh Hand Warmers Rechargeable, Digital Display Electric Hand Warmer, 14hrs Long Lasting Heat, 2s Quick Heating, Portable USB Hand Warmer Heater Great for Outdoor, Winter Gifts for Women Men

These warmers are essential for those chilly winter months ahead, especially if you are a student going to college upstate. It can also be used as a power bank to charge your phone, 3 temperature levels ranging from “it’s a little cold outside, I need to keep my hands toasty” to “I just stuck my hands in the snow and I need to regain feeling in them once again.”



50. Electronic Word Clock

Sharper Image Light Up Electronic Word Clock, Copper Finish with LED Light Display, USB Cord and Power Adapter, 7.75in Square Face, Unique Contemporary Home and Office Decor

This clock looks like the strangest game of Scrabble ever played, but its unique design is a big draw for me! Not only does it look cool, but is still very useful, tracking the time through five-minute intervals. I think it would look perfect on someone’s nightstand in their dorm room. 


Final Thoughts on College Packing List

Getting ready to leave for college is an incredibly difficult task because you are essentially leaving behind the life you had always known, at least for a few months, to a brand new environment.

You will become mostly surrounded by people you have never met before and you have to rely on your own decision-making to solve problems that may arise in the upcoming semester.

It may seem very overwhelming and it is easy to become stressed out during this period, especially with the preparations before you leave for college.

You want to make you have everything you need before you are off on your own, which includes your personal care products, electronics, kitchen supplies, and dorm accessories.

Hopefully, this list has helped guide you in choosing the right items to bring! 





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