15 Jigsaw Puzzles That Make Great Gifts for Your Favorite Puzzler
These affordable, interactive options make excellent presents for anyone on your list.
Are you puzzled about what to get some of your friends and family this holiday season? Look no further. A jigsaw puzzle is an excellent gift for many reasons. First off, due to the pandemic, we should all be staying inside as much as possible. Sitting at home all day can get boring and lonely. Putting together a puzzle is an excellent way to pass the time. (Plus, it's a great brain-boosting activity. Researchers at Ulm University in Germany found that life-long puzzling could delay neurocognitive disorders in older age.) Puzzles can also be budget-friendly, including several options on this list, making it an affordable yet thoughtful gift. Instead of worrying for weeks about what to purchase for the person who has everything, add one of these options to your cart, and ship it directly to their door. They'll appreciate the gift that doubles as an activity the entire family can enjoy.
At the beginning of the pandemic, this clear, very difficult puzzle was super popular and was sold out for months. Now, a newer version is available. It's available in four sizes: mini (100 pieces; 5 x 8 inches), medium (200 pieces, 8 x 10 inches); large (360 pieces; 19 x 11 inches), and extreme (500 pieces; 19 x 11 inches). It's excellent for anyone who considers themselves a pro puzzler.
This beautiful handmade puzzle is a work of art after you put it together. The 1,000 piece jigsaw measures 19 x 27 inches once completed. The Etsy shop 1canoe2 has a perfect five-star rating from more than 42,000 sales, with one reviewer writing, "I have gotten so many compliments on this puzzle. I love it so much. I framed it in my home! Beautiful print!"
When wildflowers aren't growing during the colder months, you can enjoy their beauty with this jigsaw that features lots of lovely blooms. It measures 20 x 28 inches once done and has 1,000 pieces to put together. This style comes in three other prints: mineralogy, celestial, and house plants.
Ellen Van Dusen, the founder of women's clothing brand Dusen Dusen, designed this multicolored puzzle that's inspired by her bold prints. It's 500 pieces and measures 19 x 24 inches when it's all put together. The jigsaw represents the brain's reaction to color, movement, and contrast.
It's no secret we love succulents (especially the mini ones!), so of course, we're all about this design. This product is like two puzzles in one because of its two sides: One that's glossy and another that's matte with different images. Once the 500 pieces are assembled, the item is 24 x 18 inches.
Foodies will be thrilled with this edible-looking option. The 70-piece puzzle takes about 20 minutes to finish, so it's ideal for beginners. (Or for those who want to complete it with their kids.) The finished product is just 8 x 8 inches so you won't need a large workspace.
Frank Lloyd Wright's designs are architectural gems, but this puzzle is an affordable way to have his work in your home. This 1,000-piece product measures 20 x 27 inches once completed. The gold parts of the puzzle are foil-stamped to really make the pieces shine.
Show off your love of pooches with this 1,000-piece jigsaw. It features 54 different dogs and a description of each breed, so you can learn while you piece it together. It's just over 27 x 21 inches once it's done. (If you prefer felines, there's a cat version that's also $20.)
Once you're done putting this 540-piece puzzle together, you'll have a decorative piece so that everyone can admire your hard work. (Yes, the black stand is included for display.) It's made of plastic and is just under 9 inches in diameter. One reviewer who gave it a 5-star rating says it's definitely not easy, it's not as difficult as it looks.
This colorful, abstract puzzle might remind you of your blooming garden. The 1,000 piece jigsaw measures just over 19 x 26 once all the bright pieces are put together. Lemonade Pursuits' mission is to make life a bit more enjoyable, which is something we can all rally around right now.