My husband and I started to research hobbies for couples because we’ve reached the point in our lives where we are no longer needed by our children 24 hours a day. As bitter-sweet as this moment is, we’ve decided to make the most of this period of our marriage and bond through shared experiences.
This list of over 60 hobbies for couples are ideas we are considering to do during all our newly found free time.
What hobbies can couples do together?
I was talking to my girlfriend the other day and she told me that her husband started to bird watch with her daughter. She caught the two of them in her backyard searching for birds with binoculars and a big book – having the time of their lives. She thought it was the cutest thing.
I loved that story because I just wrote a post about hobbies for kids and actually didn’t put bird watching on that post. I didn’t think children would into that activity. But I was wrong. It was a great lesson for me.
I’m telling you this now because you can do anything you want as a couple – that’s the point. I have over 60 ideas listed below, but it shouldn’t stop there. If I missed something, please don’t stop yourself from considering it! Hobbies for couples could be anything and everything!
60 Hobbies For Couples To Help Strengthen Your Relationship
I broke down this fun hobbies for couples list into several section because we are all different TYPES of people. Are you more active or more of a homebody? THAT definitely matters.
For me, I will skip RIGHT OVER the active couples section. I have no desire to run or cycle or surf. Not my bag! So, I wanted to lump them all together. LOL! I prefer the other options.
Perhaps you are a SUPER ACTIVE person and could care less about Scrabble or gardening! Then you would skip the homebody section. Let’s do this!
Hobbies For Active Couples – Outdoor Hobbies
- Dodge Ball
- Softball League
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving
Hobbies For Couples That Are Homebodies
- Crossword Puzzles
- Backyard chicken raising
- Collecting items from a particular period / country
- Selling on eBay
- Movie Marathons
- Basket Weaving
- Candle Making
- Video Games
- Soap Making
- Cake Decorating
- Jigsaw Puzzles
- Learn a new language
Hobbies For Couples That Are Artistic
- Theater Groups
- Creative Writing
- Learning an instrument
- Refinishing Furniture
- Starting an Etsy Shop
Hobbies For The Romantics
- Cooking Classes
- Museum / Gallery Visits
- Wine tasting
- Cocktail Classes
- Ballroom Dancing
- Cheese tasting
- Join a Book Club
Hobbies For Couples That Don’t Fit In A Box
- Memorabilia Collecting
- Cave Exploring
- Stamp Collectors
- Comic Book Collectors
- Bird watching
- Flea Market Hunting
- Yard Sale Hosting
- Metal Detection
- Shell Collection
- Irish Dancing
- Tracing Family Tree
- Investing together
- Open an airBnB
- Volunteer Together
What can a husband and a wife do together?
In the end, a great hobby is one that a husband and wife can do together and that brings them closer together. As long as the two of you find something that you can agree on, you will find a way to bond as a couple.
A happy marriage is all about finding time for one another and compromise. Perhaps the two of you can choose two hobbies to pick up together if you can’t agree on just one! You have decades to figure this out!
One more thing to remember – if a hobby doesn’t work out then you don’t have to stick with it. Move on! This isn’t a life sentence. Nobody says you have to live an DIE on that bowling league. Enjoy it while you can, get what you can out of it and then move on.
What can couples do when bored at home?
There’s moments in our marriage where Bill and I find ourselves bored. After 20 years together, it happens! Right? That’s the beauty of having a hobby together as a couple. You can always fall back on your joint couple passion. Spend more time together doing what you love together.
When there isn’t anything on television and when the children are all occupied, whip out the mega puzzle and dedicate an hour or two towards that 10,000 piece creation! Or head towards the kitchen and bake that Nutella cake you’ve both been talking about.
Whatever you decide to do… just do it together and enjoy that quality time as ONE. That’s the most important part. Oh… and have a fun time.
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