November Hobbies (Late Fall Activities for the Whole Family)

November is a time of change and preparation. Find a hobby that can help you relax, prepare and enjoy the upcoming holiday fun & chaos!

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Shopping (Buy Gifts for Christmas)

photo: Arturo Rey

Get ahead on your Christmas shopping list and get your gifts purchased in November.

Beat the crowds and catch some great deals by getting your shopping early. Take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals in November to catch the best deals.

Save yourself the stress of last minute gift buying and really enjoy the upcoming holiday season, knowing that your shopping is already done!

Learn a New Recipe

photo: Mike Gattorna

With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up soon, now is the perfect time to practice and learn a new recipe!

Get the kids together and do a practice run of the dishes you plan to cook for the holidays. Figure out what works, what doesn’t and get a taste test in before the big day.

Check out this highly-rated and easy to follow cookbook, AUTUMN & WINTER COZY DINNER COOKBOOK: The Best Traditional Recipes for Warming Dinners, Holiday Roasts, a Thanksgiving Turkey, Christmas Baking, Bread, Drinks and More… perfect for the holidays!

Mindfulness Meditation (Practice Gratitude)

photo: Daniel Mingook Kim

Thanksgiving is on the horizon and the busy holiday season is well on it’s way.

Practice slowing down, focusing on your breath and embracing gratitude for a few minutes a day.

Making daily meditation a part of your daily routine in November (and every month) is a great way to reduce stress and take each moment in stride.

Practicing a daily gratitude meditation is the perfect way to get into the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday and remember what is truly important this time of year.

Check out our list of benefits of daily meditation and these 5 Free Meditation Apps to get started.

Turkey Trot 5k Races

photo: Mārtiņš Zemlickis

Those holiday pounds can really sneak up on you… Get ahead of the holiday pudge by training for and running in a Turkey Trot 5k!

Whether you walk, jog, or sprint, completing a 5k is an accomplishment to truly be proud of and is fun for the whole family.

Find a seasonal 5k in your area and make a tradition of it. Compare your times with each other and try to beat your times from previous years.

Check out to find a Turkey Trot 5k race near you…

Bake Pie

photo: Priscilla Du Preez

Ok, enough of all that running talk. November is pie season. Pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie, keylime pie etc… Try them all.

Do a pie exchange with family, friends, coworkers. Get your pie baking skills sharp for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Check out The Book On Pie: Everything You Need to Know to Bake Perfect Pies, with over 3,000 reviews on Amazon to get started.

Don’t forget to slow down and enjoy the holiday season. Having a relaxing hobby can help you to savor every moment. Check out these 17 Hobbies to Practice Patience (Activities for Calm & Focus).

Looking for more great hobby ideas? Check out our Huge List of Hobbies from A to Z here…

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