January is National Hobby Month. What better hobby than collecting (and learning about antiques and collectibles)? Right now, it is considered America’s most popular pastime. You can have fun collecting inexpensive items with your children. We had a lot of fun making this list and hope that you have fun collecting some of the items. Here are some of our favorite, easy to find collectibles:

  • Telephone insulators
  • Swizzle sticks
  • Banana stickers (one of Terry’s favorites)
  • Canning jars
  • Can or bottle openers
  • Printed paper shopping bags (you can use them as pictures)
  • Political buttons
  • Printed handkerchiefs
  • T-shirts with slogans
  • Postcards
  • Pressed pennies from the places you visit
  • Plastic hotel keys with the name of the hotel
  • Honeycomb paper pop-ups and cards
  • Bottle caps
  • Christmas ornaments — choose a subject matter like little houses, family events, animals
  • NFTs — non-fungible tokens (the hot digital collectible!)

Or, the old standbys — stamps, sports cards, and coins