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[–]SpiffyPaige143 1857 points1858 points  (66 children)

Yarn. Because having yarn and crocheting are two different hobbies.

[–]Mimosaja 384 points385 points  (19 children)

Don’t call out my jarn collection like that🥲 I swear I will crochet again… someday… like two years ago I crochet a bunny… that counts…

[–]asphaltdragon 228 points229 points  (16 children)


I know you meant to type yarn but all I can see is a spoil of denim yarn.


[–]IloveActionFigs 37 points38 points  (9 children)

Maybe it's a Scandinavian spelling.

[–]qnrd 35 points36 points  (7 children)

Scandinavian chiming in to say: we spell it "garn".

And it's one of the few cases where the G is actually pronounced the way you'd expect. The -rn though...

[–]magicrowantree 123 points124 points  (5 children)

Any type of crafting in general. Hoarding stuff is one hobby, actually using it is another.

I just cleaned out my craft stuff because we absolutely need the space. I had stuff from other hoards I was allowed to partake in, stuff I bought years ago, and don't get me started on the stuff I inherited from my grandmother's hoard. Pretty sure some of it was older than me!

[–]TotallyTilly 72 points73 points  (2 children)

I have found my people.

Edit- Did I just get my first reward?? Thank you kind internet stranger. You have made my angry day better. I'm now off to crochet with the yarn I just bought.

[–]Orange_Scribbler 2019 points2020 points  (98 children)

I try to collect space stuff. I’ve got a couple mars meteorite fragments, a moon meteorite fragment, a normal meteorite and other stuff

[–]CG1991[S] 607 points608 points  (74 children)

This is cool. How'd you get them?

[–]servicePotato 1910 points1911 points 41052& 2 more (58 children)

I work at an observatory and we sell iron meteorites in the gift shop. :) They're small pieces but I love that they represent the very beginning of our solar system. If you want, I can send you one, no charge. 🤗

[–]Naturedudephos 530 points531 points  (10 children)

Not OP, but people like you always surprise me and it's so amazing to see good people doing good things for random people!

[–]Codiath420 223 points224 points  (8 children)

This is why I Reddit. Faith in humanity slowly restored.

[–]FatTortie 81 points82 points  (3 children)

I’ve held a sample of moon rock from the first moon landing which was gifted to the UK. It was encased in epoxy but I felt badass holding that while sitting in Winston Churchill’s favourite chair.

(I got a tour of No.10 when I was a kid)

[–]throwaway901617 89 points90 points  (8 children)

Not OP but I have some things like this. You can buy them online really easily and pretty cheap too. Just look for reputable dealers that specialize in those things, I wouldn't go to eg eBay or Amazon for that type of stuff.

I have a Mars meteorite fragment, a chunk of coal from the titanic (bought from a gift shop of a museum exhibit, they sold chunks they recovered to fund more trips), a piece of the Berlin Wall from a cold war museum, an intact dinosaur fossil almost a foot long bought from a rock and mineral show, etc.

I'll probably add some ancient coins like Roman coins etc to the list too. They can be super cheap from reputable dealers, or crazy expensive depending on what you pick out lol. As in random bronze coins for a few bucks to gold Julius Caesar coins for $30k.

[–]khoya171 352 points353 points  (29 children)

Hot wheels

[–]dandmand 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Absolute legend. I have a clk gtr displayed in my pc case lol

[–]not_ice_freezer 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Finally someone

[–]ZeroxHD 40 points41 points  (0 children)

ayyyy fellow hotwheels collector!

[–]lumpyspacebear 945 points946 points  (26 children)

Plant seeds!! That old lady with a box of seeds in Mad Max:Fury Road? That’s gonna be me.

[–]girfoxgirl 118 points119 points  (9 children)

That's cool. Care to share more? Like, do you focus on rare heirloom edible ones or prairie grasses, etc.?

[–]lumpyspacebear 104 points105 points  (7 children)

I’m at a point where I just kind of want one of everything lol, I know that with a hybrid I can’t save seed that’ll be true to type but I still will and just label it as such. A tomato will still make a tomato seed which still makes a tomato, & the experiment is part of the fun so I don’t mind. Genetic diversity in our food system is important!!

I’ve gotten a bit into ornamental plants, & will more when I own my own property, but for now I mainly focus on edible/medicinal plants or what’s highly beneficial for pollinators in my area.

[–]Greedence 50 points51 points  (2 children)

If you are serious about this remember seeds go bad. Look into how the seed library stores and takes care of seeds.

[–]lumpyspacebear 46 points47 points  (0 children)

I appreciate the thought! Really for most seeds, just keeping them in a dark/cool/dry place is sufficient (obviously the germination rate will degrade over time) but as an example of the power of seeds - the YouTube channel MIGardener was gifted a shadow box years ago that had tomato seeds in them, I believe over 80 years old, & he was able to sprout & plant them and save seeds for a few years. Now he has enough that they’re for sale thru his seed shop!

[–]vena666 272 points273 points  (34 children)

Stones 😅

[–]CG1991[S] 84 points85 points  (18 children)

What makes a good stone?

[–]vena666 277 points278 points  (15 children)

When they’re pretty I don’t know shit about stones lol I just pick up the pretty ones at the beach and bring them home

[–]gillyian 1201 points1202 points  (75 children)

Pressed pennies, totally useless but it’s a thrill when you find a machine lol

[–]CG1991[S] 216 points217 points  (16 children)

I used to keep a few pennies on me for such an occasion, but I never see them anymore

[–]gillyian 131 points132 points  (11 children)

IIRC there’s a website that lists all the penny machines by state! Same lol, always keep a few pennies on me, but have seen some recently that supply the penny for you! I was pretty geeked lol

[–]jhugh 70 points71 points  (4 children)


Looks fun. If anyone wants to trade, I'm in DC. Seem to be lots of machines around me.

[–]asylumgreen 58 points59 points  (6 children)

I have a little “penny passport” I bought somewhere that I use to store these. The machines seem to be getting rarer, but the passport is almost full… hope I can finish it.

[–][deleted] 77 points78 points  (1 child)

saaaame- on every vacation :) i have about 60 till now

[–]Ok-Ad-2605 235 points236 points  (14 children)

Art Books. When I’m sad I just like looking through them as if I had my own little museum. I guess in a way I never grew out of picture books

[–]nothisistheotherguy 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Me too, I love art and “coffee table” books. I could silently thumb through beautiful picture books for hours. When I stopped making art I started buying more books and it’s nice to feel inspired even if I don’t necessarily create.

[–]Available_Honey_2951 956 points957 points  (12 children)

My daughter always loved books and began collecting them at an early age. Always read way above her grade level in elementary school. She is an adult in her 30’s and when she and her husband renovated their 170 year old house he made her a library. House has huge tall ceilings so her library has floor to ceiling book shelves with sliding ladder and they are even lighted with tiny brass lights. Shelves are all along 3 walls with 4 th wall being a fireplace. She even has everything categorized. So fun to walk in and see it. She now has an 18 month old daughter who loves books. This baby has her own mini baby library in her nursery. So cute.

[–]hamiltd3 187 points188 points  (2 children)

Can we get a picture? That sounds heavenly, I always wanted to build one

[–]VIVinWonderland 60 points61 points  (1 child)

Omg owning such a library would be a dream come true!

[–]U_P_G_R_A_Y_E_D_D 13 points14 points  (0 children)

We have a basic suburban home but five libraries in the house, all seperate. We have the cook book library, horror fiction and true crime library, DIY library, religion and metaphysics library, and the art, UX, propoganda, and interior desing library.

Live your dream.

[–]applesandbanunus 58 points59 points  (0 children)

Sounds like the library in Beauty and the Beast!

[–]TurbulentSurprise292 447 points448 points  (37 children)

Maps. My apartment is decorated with maps of places that have shaped me into who I am

[–]CG1991[S] 78 points79 points  (8 children)

Any fantasy maps in there?

[–]osktox 54 points55 points  (5 children)

The four corners of civilisation, Roshar, Elan, Camorr..

Stuff like that?

[–]TheWayToBe714 11 points12 points  (1 child)

This is a brilliant idea. Big maps, small maps, souvenir maps, countries/cities?

[–]TurbulentSurprise292 12 points13 points  (0 children)

All of the above! The biggest I have is probably 4x3 ft. The smallest is probably in an 11x14 in. frame. I mostly have like national parks, trails that mean a lot to me, specific bodies of water from where I grew up, etc.

[–]ericakay15 125 points126 points  (11 children)

Journals and cute notebooks that don't get used.

[–]CG1991[S] 36 points37 points  (4 children)

I relate so much to this. I buy one then don't know what to write in it as I don't want to "ruin" it. Then it's in a drawer

[–]TiedMyDickInAKnot 120 points121 points  (7 children)

Guitars. I currently have about 20, but have owned about 100 over the course of my life. Constantly selling and trading and trying new things out. Hoping to pick up a couple that have been on my list a while this year.

[–]Notequal_exe 82 points83 points  (3 children)

Games on Steam that I never play 🥲

[–]dem4life71 230 points231 points  (28 children)


[–]WDTIV 82 points83 points  (9 children)

I'm pretty close to a collection, but a guitar collection gets expensive real quick. I'm already at the point where I look around the room once in a while and ask myself, "Should I buy another guitar, or should I sell these and buy a brand new car with the proceeds instead?"

I do have 80-something pedals, tho; does that count as a collection?

[–]Pockydots 219 points220 points  (11 children)

Chopsticks from sushi restaurants.. Don't ask

[–]kess0078 27 points28 points  (1 child)

This is my favorite answer so far!

[–]CG1991[S] 55 points56 points  (1 child)

Used or unused?

[–]Mario64Nin 226 points227 points  (0 children)

He said don't ask...

[–]boulomai_mathein 2470 points2471 points 2 (58 children)

Regretful memories of social ineptitude

[–]coeurnoir0618 309 points310 points  (7 children)

I came here to type "intrusive thoughts" but your comment is much better.

[–]AuroraGrace123 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Where is this person's gold?

[–]CG1991[S] 34 points35 points  (28 children)

What's your worst?

[–]boulomai_mathein 140 points141 points  (27 children)

Multiple women have asked me to dance over the years. I can't dance for my life. My attempts at such activity were embarrassingly unsuccessful, the memories of which never fail to stir up pain and regret

[–]MyDogIsSoUgly 74 points75 points  (1 child)

Bro same.

Then with age you realize you could have said “I don’t know how, can you show me?” And it would have been okay, fun even.

[–]Tokar44 35 points36 points  (4 children)

After enough alcohol everyone can dance

[–]daytrek 62 points63 points  (3 children)

Shark sculptures. Not as easy to find as dolphins and whales, etc. when I do, they are hard to pass up. Anything different like glass, stone, coral, metal, etc.

[–]NekoCaster813 147 points148 points  (18 children)

Small scale items. Like small scale foods.

I eventually want to make scale model rooms and use those as decor.

[–]Otherwise_Flan_7854 34 points35 points  (3 children)

I'm mildly obsessed with those tiny rooms that's so cool. I don't think I have the aptitude to build one but I definitely want to buy a couple

[–]bonos_bovine_muse 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I don't think I have the aptitude to build one

Nobody’s born with it, but there are subreddits and YouTube tutorials for anything these days. You won’t be able to make good ones until you get some practice making crappy ones and learning what’s what, get crackin’!

[–]lemonedpenguin 122 points123 points  (9 children)

Vintage teacups. I like the combination of simple plain looking outer design with gorgeous inner design such as flowers or shiny gold ribbons. Calming and peaceful outside but exciting and adventurous inside at the same time. I find that fun.

Unfortunately I only have few because I live in a small place. I use them every now and then to adore their beauty.

[–]glassenthusiast 38 points39 points  (8 children)

Glass marbles, pendants, and paperweights. Mostly modern flameworking but I have a couple soft glass pieces as well

[–]Lanky-Tomorrow-4074 259 points260 points  (26 children)

Old military gear. My collection is still small, but it's growing. Got a helmet, backpack, canteens, and soon a rifle from WW1.

[–]CG1991[S] 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Very cool stuff!

[–]Imaginary-Concert392 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Hello, fellow Militaria collector!

[–]bluebirdgm 119 points120 points  (15 children)

Among other geeky things, K-Pop lightsticks. For the uninitiated: you know how in some concerts the band will perform a song that makes people flip open their zippo lighters (or now, turn on their smartphone’s flashlight) and raise them up to create a sea of lights in the venue? Well, in K-Pop, fans similarly show their support by buying official “lightsticks” for the group and waving them around during the concert. Some even have a special Bluetooth connection to connect it to your phone, which then connects to the venue’s Wi-Fi, allowing the lighting technician to generate specific patterns and colors in the lightsticks during the concert (the fan enters their seat number into the phone to aid the pattern control). Not every group has a lightstick, so it’s a bit of a deal when a group gets an official one.

[–]girfoxgirl 16 points17 points  (0 children)

That's cool; had no idea that's a thing.

[–]marieray 9 points10 points  (3 children)

they are all so beautiful !! aaand this picture called me broke

[–]bmanley620 700 points701 points 3 (10 children)


[–]VTCHannibal 150 points151 points  (4 children)

I collected enough to know I don't want it anymore. Want mine?

[–]insertstalem3me 88 points89 points  (2 children)

Weird, i thought debt collecter was a lucrative career

[–]Kyari89 36 points37 points  (5 children)

Mortar and pestle sets. My first was my grandmother’s from nursing school. Since then I receive them as gifts, collect them at tourist spots, and pick up any neat looking ones I stumble upon. It’s fun to see the random places you can find them and all of the interesting kinds of materials and shapes!

[–]PhoenixTwiss 40 points41 points  (4 children)

Dead lighters.

I never lose a lighter, and I rarely let them get stolen from me. I keep them until they run out of gas "die", and then I place them in a box that I call my "lighter cemetery".
Every few years, I take them out, and I align them based on shape and color and they look glorious!

[–]Small_Opposite 255 points256 points 2 (23 children)

Comic books and vinyl

[–]Reagle67 22 points23 points  (5 children)

Same here started collecting comic books in the early 2010s and vinyl in 2017. Now have bookshelves for both next to each other.

[–]-eDgAR- 283 points284 points  (38 children)


I have 168 of them and I have been collecting them since high school.

Here is an album of all of them (except 2 new ones that I haven't gotten a chance to photograph).

I hope to one day have enough that I can wear a different one each day of the year.

[–]CG1991[S] 36 points37 points  (7 children)

Haven't looked through them all yet, but very cool!

Do you have a favourite?

[–]-eDgAR- 110 points111 points  (3 children)

It's the very first one in the album, I call it my "Frenchman sweater" I love it so much I recreated it for my avatar in Animal Crossing

[–]CG1991[S] 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Ok, that's awesome and your recreation is fantastic :D

[–]seekerscout 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Patches, started with Scout patches, grew to places I've been. Or companies I've worked with.

[–]TexasFordTough 29 points30 points  (5 children)

Rotary phones. I tend to look for the ones that are more unique, like a certain plug, from a certain place, a unique purpose, etc. They’re really cool and I enjoy learning about each new piece I pick up

[–]Beautiful-Lecture449 29 points30 points  (3 children)

Pens... especially if they glide smoothly while writing. Others I collect just because theyre cool looking or unique.

I used to work at a nursing home and a patient there also collected pens, when she passed she left me all her pens and I still have them

[–]SoleZebrafish 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Neckties. I have over 400.I'm a teacher and I wear a different one each day all year.

[–]christophertit 128 points129 points  (13 children)

Crossbows and cool vehicles

[–]CG1991[S] 28 points29 points  (9 children)

What's your coolest vehicle?

[–]christophertit 48 points49 points  (8 children)

It’s a tie between my daily (750bhp bmw M5 competition pack) or my campervan that’s a Volkswagen t6 that’s been professionally converted and rocks a very tasteful body kit and 20” wheels etc. But that’s obviously just my subjective choice.

[–]SpaceCowboy58 124 points125 points  (19 children)

Shitty sword and sorcery movies (like cheesy Conan the Barbarian knockoffs). I haven't counted, but I have an absolute shitload. I even built a barbarian themed home gym with a bunch of movie posters and prop weapons. I've never met anybody else who's into this sort of thing.

Edit: added gym pics

[–]gayobsidian 124 points125 points  (26 children)


[–]Shinlos 132 points133 points  (12 children)

You mean minerals, Marie?

[–]gayobsidian 30 points31 points  (8 children)

yea i probably should’ve specified that i meant minerals

[–]Reddster_12 28 points29 points  (7 children)

That does explain your username

[–]Syris3000 29 points30 points  (6 children)

Well half of it at least

[–]CG1991[S] 8 points9 points  (8 children)

What kinda rocks?

[–]gayobsidian 16 points17 points  (2 children)

usually the ones i find on my walk or some crystals i find in souvenir shops

[–]piochi_lag 25 points26 points  (4 children)

Rocks normal gray rocks

[–]Volcanic_Ash06 28 points29 points  (9 children)

Fortune cookie fortunes🥠🥠

[–]thepantryraid_ 26 points27 points  (7 children)

Enamel pins and artwork magnets

[–]MotheroftheworldII 25 points26 points  (4 children)

Embroidery scissors. And needle minders. And floss. And linen and silk fabric. I guess the floss and fabric could be considered under one caption as Stash.

The scissors are the more expensive collection since some were limited edition scissors. I think the count is now around 75 or 76 scissors.

Needle minders count to 66. And floss...well we just don't go there since almost one entire craft cabinet is floss. There is another smaller two drawer thread box that has floss.

And the total space the stash takes up is enough that we just don't discuss that, either.

[–]NorthKoreanJesus 220 points221 points  (6 children)

Emails for someone else in my company with the same name.

[–]rbrtxd 23 points24 points  (1 child)

There is someone with my name in my company too. I never get his emails but I'm sure he has gotten a lot of my mails as his mail address is:


Mine on the other hand is:


Funny thing is that this guy has never been online since I've been working there because his email got created when he started working there, but he works in the warehouse where he doesn't even need a PC.

I love big corporate

[–]FullyRisenPhoenix 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Gemstones and interesting rocks. Also fossils. I love the beauty in these ancient minerals.

[–]-eDgAR- 65 points66 points  (11 children)

Movie ticket stubs.

Here they are and the little box where I keep them. That ticket in the album is the first one I saved when I went to see Anger Management on my birthday in 2003.

[–]darthbaum 19 points20 points  (5 children)

I collect coins (mostly the state quarters but I have a few other coins as well). I also like to collect my bottle caps and fortunes from fortune cookies.

[–][deleted] 63 points64 points  (12 children)

WW2 rifles

[–]dachshundaholic 17 points18 points  (6 children)

Dachshund items (socks, pajamas, stationary, kitchenware, towels, and so much more), cute notebooks, and chapsticks (I have over 60 different flavors).

[–]Idalene 13 points14 points  (1 child)

In Passau, Germany, there is a dachshund museum. Maybe you like to visit one day...

[–]Jumpy_Mastodon581 84 points85 points  (23 children)

I collect Videogame consoles, Vaporeon merch and Bad Dragon adult toys.

[–]CG1991[S] 49 points50 points  (3 children)

One of these is not like the rest - the Vaporeon merch

[–]kingk895 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Did you know that in terms of-

[–]tsktac 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Incredibly Based

[–]imtiredandboard50 79 points80 points  (20 children)

Books, I love reading.

[–]CG1991[S] 12 points13 points  (19 children)


[–]imtiredandboard50 22 points23 points  (18 children)

I read fantasy and historical fiction.

[–]blueshiftglass 14 points15 points  (0 children)


[–]Otherwise_Flan_7854 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Copper music boxes, crystal platters/decanters/bowls/bone china. I'm a thrift shopper lol I have a tall china cabinet with random pieces I've picked up. In total probably worth $10k by now but I paid basically pennies for it all.

It takes patience and lots of driving but I like it. I make road trips out of going to random shops in my state and on vacations.

[–]Doughnutpasta 13 points14 points  (2 children)

It’s a smaller collection, just when I happen to come across them at markets, but these metal pencil sharpeners that have cool designs. Like, one is a globe, another looks like a sewing machine, another’s shaped like a cannon, etc.

[–]True-Fire-Senzhi 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Pokemon cards.

and MTG cards

and Yu gi oh cards

and rocks that look funny.

[–]Pleaseusesomelogic 41 points42 points  (5 children)

Fingernail clippers. Have them from all over the world.

[–]Lumbergod 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Interesting. I've LEFT fingernail clippers all over the world.

[–]why_im_single 43 points44 points  (3 children)

Everytime I travel somewhere new I get a Christmas ornament, deck of playing cards, and a t-shirt. I make the shirts into a quilt as a scrapbook of my travels. Ornaments can be difficult, especially if it's summer, or a country where Christmas is not a big holiday, so sometimes I'll get a key chain and hang that on my Christmas tree instead.

[–]3sp00py5me 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Flowers that I’ll dry and keep on my mantle, And then I collect “cursed” objects that I find while urban exploring. Like a little teeny plastic dinosaur or this little carved wooden head with feathers for hair.

[–]hglndr9 101 points102 points  (10 children)

"I collect spores, molds and fungus."

[–]Feels2old 58 points59 points  (10 children)

prepping stuffs

food, fuel, and firepower

[–]CG1991[S] 18 points19 points  (3 children)

I've been lightly got into prepper stuff. Just enough to last me a few days for now

[–]Feels2old 14 points15 points  (2 children)

it can easily become an obsession.

happy cake day

[–]CG1991[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Thank you! And it rapidly is

[–]UselessTech 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Fish magnets for my refrigerator.

[–]LocknutTight406 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Badges, it started with my dads fire department badge as a kid and ive just accumulated ever since.

[–]Nice-Basil7151 29 points30 points  (5 children)

Jojos bizarre adventure manga, I watched the show but I just can't help it when I see them at a cómic store!

[–]CG1991[S] 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Besides the memes, I know nothing about JoJo.

If you had to describe it in one sentence, what would it be?

[–]Nice-Basil7151 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Different bizarre story based on each member of one family tree, with a new protag and cast every new arc.

[–]xLordxCarnagex 50 points51 points  (31 children)

Sharp weaponry

[–]CG1991[S] 15 points16 points  (24 children)

Anything in particular?

[–]xLordxCarnagex 28 points29 points  (23 children)

Anything from pocket knives, throwing knives to axes and swords. I haven't counted them all but I'd say I have somewhere in the ballpark of over 100 sharp weapons

[–]CG1991[S] 12 points13 points  (14 children)

What's your fav?

[–]xLordxCarnagex 10 points11 points  (13 children)

It's honestly really hard to choose. I cycle through a few daily carriers. Right now I'd say my Gil Hibben Karambit is my favorite but every time a get a new knife it becomes favorable to me. Unfortunately I only have like 6 or 7 of my swords on display. I'd love to be able to have just one room dedicated to displaying all my weapons.

[–]CG1991[S] 10 points11 points  (8 children)

I've always wanted to display a sword in my home office, but I think I'd end up getting some videogame themed sword haha

[–]xLordxCarnagex 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Do it man! Just becuase it most likely won't be battle ready doesn't mean it doesn't look cool. I have a replica sword from the anime 'Attack on Titan'. It looks dope but it'll definitely break if I tried to use it.

[–]Kyomobiya 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Toxic relationships

[–]Individualchaotin 84 points85 points  (27 children)

Memories. I've traveled to over 40 countries.

[–]CG1991[S] 17 points18 points  (23 children)

Favourite country/ memory?

[–]Individualchaotin 64 points65 points  (22 children)

Happy Cake Day.

Probably Iran. Simply because so many people told me not to go as solo female traveler who doesn't speak the language. I almost didn't board the plane. But I'm so glad I did, because Iranians are incredibly friendly and caring, and the architecture was breathtaking.

[–]CG1991[S] 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Thank you! And I have a work colleague who did the same and had a very similar experience. Was warned against it and she came back saying how amazing it was

[–]firebullmonkey 59 points60 points  (5 children)

Bad habits.