Taking Your Life In A New Direction: 12 Hobby Ideas For Men of All Ages

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Finding a hobby to pass your time can be more than just spending time doing something you love, it broadens your horizons and allows you to make new friends. Let’s look at 12 different hobbies men can pick up at any age.


Reading is one of the oldest hobbies enjoyed by men of all ages. From reading books as a child to reading novels as an adult, reading has always been a favorite pastime. Due to the unlimited possibilities of reading material, it is easy for men to find a hobby in reading. Books aren’t the only thing men have to read to enjoy this hobby, newspapers, magazines, and biographies are also popular choices among men of all ages. Reading can be entertaining and educational allowing you to expand your knowledge and have fun all at the same time depending on your reading material.

Playing The Guitar

One of the life goals of many men at some point in their life is to become a rockstar. This can start at an early age playing the air guitar along to your favorite song or even sitting near a campfire playing the acoustic and singing a country song. Picking up playing the guitar as a hobby can not only add a skill set to your life, it can also earn you money, be a stress reliever, and be entertainment for those around you. Everyone loves live music and being able to give that gift to someone can really make them feel special.


Quite possibly one of the oldest hobbies of men that requires a bit of work is woodworking. Woodworking has been around for centuries dating back to when men had to fashion weapons to hunt and tools to work. These days, woodworking is often taught in school and carries on for a lifetime with many men and they build items for their home or do repairs around the house. Woodworking is one of the many hobbies on this list that can help earn some extra cash as well. Many people will pay good money for woodworking pieces and knowing how to fix things yourself will save you money in the long run!


If you like the idea of growing your own food or simply spending more time outdoors, you may want to look at starting a garden. Gardening is a widely popular hobby among men who don’t mind putting in the work and getting dirty to reap the fruits of their labor. Gardening can take a bit to get used to but having free food at your disposal saves money and is usually healthier than many store-bought options.

Car Restoration

For those who are a little more mechanically inclined or like to work with their hands, restoring a car could be the hobby for you. Restoring a car will require some money up front for the car, parts, and tools, but the payoff can be great whether you decide to sell it or even just drive it around. Restoring cars is a great way to relieve stress, learn how to work on cars, and even hang out with friends when you need a helping hand.


There is nothing quite like the great outdoors. Spending time outside is not only great for your physical health, but for your mental health as well. That is why camping is a great hobby to take up for boys and men of all ages. Taking your children camping is a great way to instill the outdoor lifestyle with your kids and is a great way to get together and hang out with friends.


While it is not for everyone, hunting is one of the most historically popular hobbies among men of all ages. Dating back to the earliest of times, hunting is the most basic form of survival and to this day provides a great hobby for men. Whether you are hunting by yourself, taking your children, or on a hunting trip with some friends, hunting is a great hobby to fulfill your time and sharpen your survival skills.


Just like hunting, fishing is also a basic form of survival skills that everyone should possess. Fishing is one of the most relaxing hobbies on our list and the rewards of a good fishing day can give you food for days on end. Fishing with others allows for a great time to bond and make new friendships and is an easy hobby to share with others. Best of all, you can do it just about anywhere in the world!


Geocaching is one of the newest hobbies on our list but can be one of the most exciting. Geocaching is a hobby where you travel to different locations and find “treasures” left behind by others. Once you have retrieved your found treasure, you replace it with your own treasure for the next person. This can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise as well. It can be enjoyed by all ages.


If you are looking for a hobby that will help you stay active, choosing a sport can help you fulfill your time and stay in shape. You can choose from many different sports that require just your or a whole team. Choosing team sports allows you to make additional friendships and make new connections while enjoying your new hobby. Individual sports will allow you to play on your own schedule. Both are great options to begin a new hobby!


Archery is one of the least popular hobbies on this list but is still enjoyed by many men across the globe. Archery is the sport of using a bow and arrow to hit a target. This hobby can also be used while hunting if you choose to hunt with a bow instead of a gun. The endless amount of compound bow accessories allows for a growing hobby. Archery is a very old hobby and was one of the earliest forms of hunting.

Martial Arts

Last on our list is martial arts. Martial arts is a hobby with many benefits. You can make new friends, stay in shape, and learn self-defense moves that can help save a life.