27 Preppy Feminine Hobbies for Grandmillennials

Preppy feminine hobbies for the grandmillennial celebrate a slower pace of life, built around meaningfully connecting with others or tapping into creativity. Let’s get into the list of these 27 hobbies you’ll love.

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What are feminine hobbies?

When it comes to traditional feminine hobbies, ones that come to mind include baking, knitting, or learning a new language.

But ultimately, a feminine hobby is whatever hobby a woman chooses to engage in – regardless of traditional gender norms. It is an activity that she enjoys and finds fulfillment in. 

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Whether it involves creating something beautiful or mastering a new skill – the definition of a feminine hobby is personal and unique to each person. 

Hobbies are carefully designed to fuel by one’s own interests and passions. They are inspiring and energizing but overall should bring you a sense of calm, an opportunity to unplug, and simply bring you joy. 

What are some good hobbies for a women or girly hobbies?

Athletic Feminine Hobbies

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1. TENNIS

Not only does tennis provide a great full-body workout, but it also promotes agility, flexibility, and concentration. Tennis allows women to hone their physical skills while maintaining a graceful and elegant demeanor on the court. Playing tennis can boost self-confidence and empower women by showcasing their strength and skill. Also, tennis outfits are so stylish – marrying fashion and fitness.

2. YOGA

Practicing yoga provides women with the opportunity to connect with their bodies and embrace their femininity through gentle movements, breathing exercises, and meditation. Yoga has gained immense popularity due to its focus on physical and mental well-being. This ancient practice not only helps build strength and flexibility but also promotes calmness and mindfulness. Definitely a preppier hobby compared to martial arts – plus the outfits and sets are the epitome of preppy. Yoga offers various forms and levels of intensity, so you can customize your workout.

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3. PICKLEBALL

Pickleball is a fast-growing preppy sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It has gained popularity among women due to its low impact on joints and the ability to tailor the intensity level to personal fitness. Pickleball allows women to compete and embrace their feminine energy. The sport emphasizes agility, quick reflexes, and strategic thinking, all while having fun. Plus, the social aspect of playing Pickleball is a major draw – it’s a great way to meet friends.

4. PILATES

Pilates is another athletic feminine hobby that has gained popularity in recent years. This low-impact exercise combines elements of yoga, ballet, and strength training to create a unique and effective workout. Pilates focuses on improving core strength, flexibility, and posture, making it a great choice for women who want to tone while also improving their overall physical well-being. Additionally, Pilates can help reduce stress and help you practice mindfulness, as it encourages participants to focus on their breathing and body alignment throughout the exercises.

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5. BARRE CLASS 

Barre class is another athletic feminine hobby – whether there’s a Bar Method or Pure Barre studio near you, this is a classic hobby for grandmillennials as it combines elements of ballet and is very coquette. It provides a full-body workout that focuses on toning and strengthening muscles. The exercises in barre classes typically involve small, controlled movements that target specific muscle groups.

6. DANCE CLASS

From classical ballet to contemporary dance, hip-hop, and Zumba, the options are endless. It’s not just about steps—it’s about expressing ourselves, feeling strong, and boosting our confidence. For women who love to dance, it’s all about embracing our inner creativity and enjoying the freedom of movement. Plus, dancing with friends is like forming a fabulous sisterhood and while keeping up the energy.

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7. HORSEBACK RIDING

This grandmillennial hobby combines athleticism, elegance, and a profound connection with horses and nature. The love and bond formed between a rider and their horse is unparalleled, and horse riding allows women to challenge themselves physically while nurturing their love for horses and the Americana lifestyle.

8. GOLF

Golf isn’t just a sport—it’s a chic and timeless hobby embraced by women with style and grace. It’s the perfect sport for preppy women. Whether it’s mastering the perfect swing or sinking that putt, golf offers an elegant outlet for self-expression and personal development. For women who love golf, it’s about channeling our inner preppy vibes and hitting the green with confidence. And those moments of concentration and precision? They make us feel like true queens of the course! Plus, golfing with girlfriends is so fun and a great activity that gets you all outdoors.

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DIY and Crafting Hobbies

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9. NEEDLEPOINT

Needlepoint is the ultimate preppy hobby for grandmillennial lovers. For me, it’s the ultimate screen-free activity, allowing me to unwind and tap into my creativity in a relaxed and enjoyable way. There’s something special about the rhythmic motion of stitching a canvas and the satisfaction of watching a design come to life with each thread. The process itself brings a sense of calm and fulfillment. Whether it’s stitching a tiny pillow, a custom stocking, or a delicate door hanging sign, getting your works finished at the needlepoint store is the most satisfying! It’s my current favorite hobby and form of creative expression.

10. KNITTING AND CROCHET

Knitting and crochet hold a special place as preppy grandmillennial hobbies. These crafts offer a delightful retreat from screens, allowing enthusiasts to embrace a softer life. With a nod to vintage charm and a flair for classic style, knitters and crocheters infuse their creations with a touch of nostalgic sophistication.

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11. FLOWER ARRANGING

Flower arranging is a beloved pastime among preppy grandmillennials, blending classic sophistication with fun, bright florals. With a keen eye for color harmony and composition, floral aficionados craft arrangements that exude timeless elegance. From simple bouquets to elaborate centerpieces to display in your home, each creation tells a story of refined taste and enduring beauty, a hobby that is perfectly aligned with the grandmillennial aesthetic.

12. JEWELRY MAKING

Jewelry making is a classic preppy hobby that’s all about personal style and creativity. Whether it’s stringing pearls, crafting friendship bracelets, or adding charms to bracelets and necklaces, it’s a fun way to express yourself. It’s also a nice break from screens, and you get to mix and match materials and colors to make pieces that are totally uniquely you.

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13. SCRAPBOOKING

Scrapbooking is a timeless hobby that celebrates cherished memories in a digital age where printing photos has become a rarity. It’s a creative outlet that allows you to preserve and showcase life’s special moments in a tangible and meaningful way. Whether it’s creating themed pages for vacations, milestones, or everyday moments, scrapbooking invites you to unleash your creativity and storytelling skills – something that is extremely grandmillennial.

14. CANDLE MAKING

Candle is a less popular feminine hobby, but offers a creative outlet that combines elegance with practicality. It’s not only a lovely activity, but also a wonderful way to create personalized gifts for loved ones. For women, especially those with children or pets, crafting candles at home ensures the creation of toxic-free alternatives that provide a safe and soothing ambiance. By incorporating essential oils and floral fragrances, you can tailor-make your favorite scent.

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15. SEWING

Sewing is a wonderful pastime for those who love the grandmillennial style. With just a few simple tools and some favorite block print fabrics, you can create a variety of charming accessories and home decor items. Think bows, headbands, dresses, bags, and pillows—all with that nostalgic flair. It’s a fun way to add your personal touch to your wardrobe and living space, reflecting your unique style and appreciation for classic design.

16. BREAD MAKING

Bread making isn’t just a fun feminine hobby; it’s a fulfilling activity that offers relaxation and such satisfaction. Using a sourdough starter, you can create delicious loaves right at home. It’s a process that allows for creativity and experimentation with different ingredients and flavors. Plus, there’s nothing quite like the sense of accomplishment when you bake a fresh loaf and enjoy it with loved ones. Fresh bread is an essential you can’t buy for your grandmillennial kitchen.

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Games as Hobbies

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17. MAHJONG

Mahjong holds a special place in my heart as it’s my favorite game to play with friends. With brands like The Mahjong Line offering stylish, grandmillennial tiles, you’re able to customize the tiles to your own personal style. The game is a test of strategy and strangely addictive and beyond fun. As we strategize and compete, it’s also a lighthearted game that’s making such a resurgence.

18. BRIDGE


Bridge, a classic card game, has gained recent popularity as an emerging grandmillennial hobby. It’s known for its strategic gameplay and timeless appeal. Playing Bridge is a great way to challenge yourself while bonding with friends and family. As a hobby, it’s best to form a small group to play bridge with weekly.

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19. PUZZLES

Puzzles, a staple feminine hobby among preppy grandmillennials, are like little mental adventures. They offer a mix of challenge and satisfaction, making them the perfect brain workout. Personally, I’m always in the midst of one—I find them comforting and it’s so fun to slowly finish it. So, if you’re looking for a cozy pastime that exercises your mind while being a screen-free activity, get a puzzle. There are also so many gorgeous ones that you could then display as decor – I love the Gray Malin puzzles.

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20. JOURNALING

Journaling is like having a friend who’s always ready to listen. It’s a fabulous feminine hobby that’s all about mental health TLC. Whether you’re jotting down poems, reflecting on your day, or just scribbling thoughts, it’s a cozy way to unwind. So, grab a journal and your favorite cup of tea. It’s also so wonderful to look back on journals from past years as keepsakes and look at your personal growth.

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21. GARDENING

Gardening is a fabulous preppy hobby for grandmillennials, offering a chance to create a stunning outdoor haven. Imagine vibrant hydrangeas blooming in all their glory, adding a splash of color (lots of blue!) to your backyard. And there’s nothing quite like harvesting fresh vegetables for a summer salad, straight from your own garden. Whether you’re tending to flowers or nurturing veggies, gardening provides a therapeutic escape from daily life – and gets you outside.

22. MEDITATION

Meditation is the ultimate mental health hack, offering a serene start to your day and a chance to set positive intentions. It’s like a refreshing morning breeze for your mind, helping you find clarity and focus amidst the chaos. And if you really want to supercharge your mental well-being, pair it with some journal prompts. A small hobby that will have a huge impact on your daily life and a great habit to build.

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23. READING

Reading is a timeless and enriching hobby, perfect for grandmillennial prepsters seeking a screen-free hobby. Consider joining or starting a book club for a delightful way to connect with friends or neighbors and discover new favorites together. There are also so many authors who value women and telling their stories. Whether you’re delving into a classic or exploring contemporary reads, reading offers a fulfilling journey that celebrates the beauty of storytelling and fosters meaningful connections. I personally love picking books based on the time of year – a cozy holiday romance or fun summer beach read!

24. SKINCARE ROUTINE

Crafting a skincare routine you adore is like giving yourself a daily dose of self-care and confidence. It’s about finding products that make you feel pampered and radiant, whether it’s a luxurious moisturizer or a refreshing face mask. Not only does a skincare routine enhance your physical well-being, but it also has significant benefits for mental health. Taking the time to care for your skin can be a soothing ritual that helps you unwind and relax after a long day.

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More Preppy Classic Feminine Hobbies

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25. GETTING INVOLVED: VOLUNTEERING & PHILANTHROPY

Volunteering is a great way to get involved that very much resonates with the grandmillennial spirit of community and service. Whether you’re lending a hand at a local charity event, joining forces with the Junior League, or getting involved in community events with your local garden club, volunteering offers a delightful way to connect with others and make a positive impact.

26. ANTIQUING & THRIFTING

Going to estate sales, thrifting, and antiquing are the quintessential grandmillennial hobbies—they’re truly thrilling treasure hunts. As a preppy pastime, you can uncover hidden gems like chinoiserie accents, timeless pieces, real wood furniture, and vintage style finds that evoke a sense of charm you can’t find today in stores. There’s something magical about stumbling upon a one-of-a-kind find that tells a story and adds character to your home. Whether you’re on the hunt for a statement piece or simply enjoying the thrill of the search; estate sales, thrifting, and antiquing provide endless opportunities to indulge in your love for classic elegance and timeless style.

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27. CALLIGRAPHY

Learning calligraphy is an enriching hobby that allows grandmillennials to channel their creativity and refine their penmanship skills. With a plethora of online tutorials, workshops, and instructional books available (this one is my favorite), getting starter with calligraphy has never been easier. From mastering different styles of lettering to experimenting with various ink colors and paper textures, there’s always something new to explore. Plus, the meditative process of practicing calligraphy can be incredibly soothing, offering a welcome escape from screens.

This post wall about preppy feminine hobbies.

I hope you’ve found a preppy feminine hobby that resonates with your grandmillennial spirit.

These female hobbies are great hobbies for young women and also even hobby ideas for women over 40 – no matter your age, I hope you loved this list of hobbies for women.

Here’s to embracing the charm of feminine hobbies and finding moments of joy and inspiration in anything you choose to adopt as your new favorite hobby.

And please reach as you explore new hobbies and activities- especially if you find cute hobbies you enjoy! I love learning about new feminine hobbies and interests.


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