15 Fun (and Manly) Hobbies for Men That Are Easy to Learn

Whether you’ve got a hobby that you’re passionate about, or you’d like to fill your spare time learning something new, the Cratejoy Marketplace is packed with monthly subscription boxes that cater to a wide range of manly hobbies. From pumping iron, homebrewing, and gaming to cooking, the list of hobbies you can deliver to your door is endless!

Getting engaged in a hobby can really recharge your batteries, help you expand your social circle, and be a whole lot of fun––and monthly boxes offer a great opportunity to discover the motivation you need to do it!

We’ve rounded up some rewarding hobbies and our favorite subscription boxes for them to give you a useful guide of hobby ideas. If you’ve been thinking about picking up a new hobby, now’s the time to hop off and dive into learning new skills and making new friends. Remember, there’s a first time for everything!


The Barbell Box

From $58.33 per box
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For the gym rat to support his weightlifting gains

About the Box: Make it easy to fill your free time with fitness with The Barbell Box, a premium weightlifting subscription that's focused on delivering all the motivation needed to take any workout regimen to the next level. Packed with training supplements that offer a range of health benefits, healthy recipes, workouts, fitness gear, and more, each themed box showcases new brands and products to yield results.

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and Canada before the 14th of the month


Deadbolt Mystery Society

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For puzzle lovers to put their problem-solving skills to good use

About the Box: Popular among current subscribers for good reason, join in one of the best hobbies around with the monthly box from The Deadbolt Mystery Society. For a night of fun and games each month, open the box to discover a standalone mystery just waiting to be solved. Find high-quality writing––and suspense-filled entertainment––as you work solo or in a team to learn the characters, sift through the clues, and unravel the mystery.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of the following month


My Thrill Club

From $17.00 per box
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For the bookworm who loves Stephen King

About the Box: Avid readers with a penchant for the more anxiety-inducing, hair-raising genres will love My Thrill Club! Catering to armchair detectives who love spy novels, crime thrillers and horror stories, this unique monthly book club delivers 2 new hardcover books––plus an on-the-go ebook–– from well-known authors from a pre-selected favorite genre, along with an occasional surprise gift.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. within 2 business days of ordering


Freestone Fly Fishing Company

From $41.95 per box
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For any fishing enthusiast to stock up on essentials

About the Box: Wade into the ultimate treasure hunt of the great outdoors when you pick up the great hobby of fly fishing. To make sure the tackle box is stocked with hobby essentials, grab the affordable monthly subscription box from the angling aficionados at the Freestone Fly Fishing Company. Designed exclusively with fly fishers in mind, each month's box delivers top-notch accessories, premium fishing flies and pro-fishing swag.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from Canada on the 5th of every month


The Hop-Heads Beer Club

From $43.95 per box
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For those who prefer beer drinking to beer brewing

About the Box: If your ideal hobby is socializing with friends over a pint (as opposed to making your own beer), we wholeheartedly support that! Make sure you've got all the hoppy craft beer your heart desires and your hobby requires with The Hop-Heads Beer Club. Adventure into the wide world of craft brews with the ultimate 12-pack filled with refreshing Pale Ales, Imperials IPLs, IPAs and Double IPAs, from some of the country's best breweries.

Shipping: Ships to eligible states in the U.S. to arrive in the last week of the month


Craftsman Crate

From $30.77 per box
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For men who like to get hands-on and learn new skills

About the Box: Whittling, woodworking, metalworking and more: it's all for the learning with a monthly subscription to the Craftsman Crate. Explore a wide range of crafting techniques with a fun DIY box that teaches the ins and outs of a variety of craftsmen skills. Every all-inclusive kit is themed around a new technique and sends out all the necessary tools, supplies, and step-by-steps to pick up a fun hobby (or many)!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on or around the 9th of each month


The Ultimate BBQ Experience

From $32.99 per box
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For men who like to sear, flame, charbroil, and smoke their meals

About the Box: Grilling is a real-life skill that you can take pride in! Not only can you bring people together to enjoy good food and company, but it's the perfect hobby for those who love eating, too. Support and strengthen your grilling game with the Grill Masters Club. Proud pitmasters will unbox 4 taste-tested grilling goods, including professional-grade spice rubs and blends, smoking chips, marinades, sauces, accessories, and loads of recipes and tips.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 7th of every month


Eagle Box Mint Condition Titleist Pro V1X-1 dozen

From $30.00 per box
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For anyone who hits the greens whenever weather permits

About the Box: Golfing is not only good for your physical health, but it's also good for your mental well-being. And golfers need plenty of golf balls to make the most of the fresh air! Luckily, On Par Golf Balls sends between 1 to 4 dozen mint-condition used golf balls, with no scuffs or refinishing. Choose from 10 different box options that feature a wide range of name brands.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 11th of the month