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Hobby Hunting: Fun Hobby Ideas to Try This Holiday Season



Every now and again, we realise that it’s been a long time since we’ve tried anything new and exciting, whether it’s a new hobby or going to a restaurant you’ve never been to. 

It's time to try something new, don't you think?

Canal Walk Shopping Centre is home to many fun hobby-related stores, and we have gathered some of the best hobby ideas you could pick up when you have some extra time. Here are the top exciting hobbies Canal Walk Shopping Centre has to offer.

Let’s Get Expressive 

When we think of hobbies that help us express ourselves, we think of art. Art comes in many forms, so if you think you can’t draw or you don’t have a creative bone in your body, you don’t have to worry. 

1. Nail Art 

Nail art doesn’t require any special artistic talents; all you need is a steady hand and a love for all things nails. You can enjoy expressing yourself in a unique way with different nail designs that go well with your festive fits. Play around with different designs and get your friends involved by doing their nails, too.

A great place to start and pick up your supplies is at Clicks. Here, you will find every shade of polish, gel and acrylic to get your journey going. Browse through the many different colours, tools and everything you’d find at a nail art supply store, all under one roof. Get ready to take your style to a new level with your unique nail designs. 

2. Abstract Art and More

You don’t have to be Picasso to enjoy making art. A common misconception about art is that it has to be beautiful, well-thought-out pieces with strong backstories, but we believe it’s all about expressing yourself. 

Visit one of the best arts and crafts stores in Cape Town, PNA and grab everything you need to let your emotions run free. Create splash art pieces or wild line drawings, express yourself freely and revel in the bliss that it brings you. Who knows, you might be the next Jackson Pollock. 

PNA also offers a wide range of other hobby products like knitting materials and mosaic art sets, so if paint isn’t your medium, there are many others to choose from. 

The Great Outdoors 

If you’re a homebody looking to spend some time outdoors while the sun is still gracing us with its presence, we have great hobbies for you to try out.

3. Camping 

Build yourself a home away from home, somewhere surrounded by nature and all-around good vibes! Camping is a great way to get down and dirty with the great outdoors while still having the comfort of your personal cocoon. Get yourself a tent and other ideal camping supplies from Cape Union Mart, your one-stop shop for all outdoor essentials. 

Take a trip to a camping spot near you and enjoy the isolation from reality. Next thing you know, you won’t want to go back. 

4. Hiking 

Being in South Africa, you have an endless amount of scenic hiking trails to choose from. If it’s your first time, start beginner-friendly and work your way down the list of awesome trails. Grab yourself some hiking essentials at Cape Union Mart and enjoy the beauty of nature with every step. 

Get Lost and Unwind 

Hobbies aren’t always about being adventurous and stepping out of your comfort zone. It is also about finding your new, perfect way to relax and unwind. There are many hobbies that are ideal for reducing stress and allowing yourself to come down from a busy day. 

5. Reading 

Now, we know this is a fairly common hobby, but when we say reading, we don't just mean picking up some deep novel and simply reading it (though that could be fun, too); we mean immersing yourself in something new. 

At Cosmic Comics, they have a wide range of comic and graphic novels that are perfect for beginners and seasoned readers. Grab a comic book and explore the world of fictional literature and graphic illustration. Allow yourself to get lost in a new world of imagination. 

Or keep it simple and visit Bargain Books, where you’ll find all the classics at the best prices. Try something new, like the latest fictional bestseller, or engage with one of your favourite celebrities by picking up their autobiography. With books, the possibilities are endless. 

6. Puzzle Building - LE’GO! 

Time to put on some of your favourite jams and get building. Because of how much concentration comes with building puzzles, it's a great way to get out of your head. Start off strong and challenge yourself by grabbing a 1000-piece puzzle from Exclusive Books and find hours of fun in putting together all the pieces.

Visit the LEGO store and get yourself the LEGO set that you’ve always secretly wanted. If you were looking for a sign, this is it. LEGO is just another form of puzzle building and is perfect for anyone who enjoys building and problem-solving. 

So, unwind with an activity that you can take time with and enjoy to its fullest!

Final Words 

These are only a few fun hobbies you can try; other options include starting a blog, learning a new language, filming YouTube videos and even working as a fashion stylist for your friends. Either way, we hope that you find the hobby that best suits you, and when you do, come to Canal Walk Shopping Centre and grab everything you need to get started.

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