It should be easy to buy for people obsessed with brain teasers, but when it comes down to it, finding exciting gifts for puzzle lovers isn’t as easy as it seems. Forget the mundane and go for one or more of the amazing puzzles in this collection. In addition to some outstanding jigsaws, there are also intriguing books, unfathomable metal balls, and a brilliant wooden surface complete with drawers for completing up to 1500 piece pictures.
Da Vinci Code Cryptex Puzzle
Keep them guessing what their gift is for a little while longer while hiding it inside this cryptic Da Vinci Mini Cryptex. Set with a changeable default combination of ILOVEU, the metal vault contains a pair of Lord of the Rings rings, or you can add your own romantic gift.
Wine Bottle Puzzle
A good wine is worth waiting for, and this funny but attractive puzzle will make sure they exercise their patience! Made from wood, this puzzle locks the bottle into place, and they will have to figure it all out before they can unlock the prize and have that first sip.
Fidget toys have come a long way from when the first ones were introduced, and this one is beyond cool, both in appearance and in function. Designed to be used with one hand, the Infinity Cube can be flipped and turned, twisted and folded to return it to its industrial-looking former glory.
The Original Jumbo 1500 pc Wooden Puzzle Plateau
People who love puzzles often like to go bigger and better, but when they have a lot of pieces, it can be hard to find a large enough surface to place them on. This gigantic smooth fibreboard work surface can accommodate up to 1500 pieces, and includes a frame and four handy drawers.
Gift Card and Money Puzzle
Gift cards are a great idea if you don’t know what to give for a special occasion, but you can make them more exciting by locking the card inside this reusable puzzle. The ball bearings have to be navigated through the maze before the chamber can be opened and the card can be retrieved.
540 Colors 3D Puzzle
Not only will this 540 piece puzzle take time and skill to complete, but once finished it will make a stunning piece to display in the home. Each piece is a slightly different shade and no two are the same, so it builds into a fabulous 3D globe of ombre colors.
Ravensburger Sort and Go Puzzle Sorting Trays
Avid fans of puzzles will appreciate having this Sort & Go sorter to help them organize their pieces and make completing their pictures so much easier. Comprising of 6 trays, users can sort their pieces by color, shape, or design, and have them all separated and easier to find.
Master Theorem Book of Puzzles
Intriguingly penned by someone known only as ‘M’, The Master Theorem is a book filled with 40 cryptic puzzles of the type they’ve probably never seen before. Accompanied by color photos and clues to help solve each one, the solutions are in the back for those who fail the task.
Custom New York Times Front Page Puzzle
Give them a piece of history – or 500 pieces to be exact – with this unique and customizable jigsaw. You can choose most dates from 1851 onwards, and the front page of the New York Times from that specific date will be delivered in 500 pieces on sturdy paperboard.
Cylinder Hanayama Cast Metal Brain Teaser Puzzle
The Cylinder Hanayama Cast Metal Brain Teaser Puzzle will keep them scratching their heads for hours, because this intriguing piece comes with no solution sheet! Once separated, puzzlers must try to figure out how to put them back together again, and with a difficulty rating of 4, it could take them some time!
If numbers aren’t really their thing but they do like solving conundrums, this twist on the Japanese Sudoku will delight them. Using colored marbles instead of numbers, this wooden puzzle will keep them engaged for hours, and makes a great coffee table accent when it’s not in use, too.
Wooden Fractal Puzzle
If geometry really floats their boat, they will be happy to spend their weekends trying to solve this amazing conundrum. Using interconnected pieces, it’s the user’s job to complete an ever-changing geometric field by fitting the unusual pieces together.
Murder Mystery Puzzle Book
Fans of old-style murder mysteries will adore working their way through ‘Murder Most Puzzling’, a collection of 20 puzzling cases in which someone loses their life. Beautifully illustrated with full color, gothic style art, this book invites wannabe private eyes to help amateur sleuth Medea Thorne to figure out ‘whodunnit’.
If someone with an interest in geology also happens to like figuring things out, give them something to do in their downtime with this beautifully vibrant brainteaser. Between 160 and 180 pieces (depending on design chosen), build into a stunning geode image that’s too beautiful to put away.
Secret Image Jungle Jigsaw Puzzle
This impressive jigsaw might seem like you’re tripping when you look at it, but all becomes clear when the three differently colored glasses are put on. Picking out the different layers of the image – jungle animals, flora and foliage, and monkeys – the glasses allow a unique view of this 500-piece trichromatic jigsaw.
Personalized Puzzles Book
This personalized puzzle book will make a great gift for a special occasion, as it comes with the recipient’s name embossed on the front cover. With 50 pages of crosswords, searches, and puzzles included, there is also a dedication and a puzzle based on your choice of year.
Mini Creature 3D Kits
Give them a puzzle with a difference with one of these adorable little kits. Made from recycled, eco-friendly cardboard, these little creatures are created by snapping the pieces together, eventually building into a delightful miniature 3D narwhal, sloth, or llama. Colored with non-toxic, rice-based inks, they’re suitable for ages 6+.
Vintage National Parks Puzzle
They’ll want to get a frame once this puzzle is completed, because it builds into a wonderful 22″ L x 28″ W poster design of retro National Parks logos and posters. Made up of 1000 pieces, this puzzle is a fabulous reminder of some of the USA’s most beautiful destinations.
Night Sky Wooden Puzzle
Light pollution and high-rise buildings can often obscure our view of the night sky, but you can give a star gazer the gift of a blemish-free Milky Way thanks to this incredible jigsaw. Made from birch wood, the 330 pieces included in this gift create a stunning view that we rarely ever see.
Planet Earth Wooden Puzzle
Look closer at this beautiful watercolor image of Planet Earth and you will see intricate patterns and pictures of sea creatures, waves, and clouds in the oceans, and trees, hills, and mountains over the Earth’s land. With 199 pieces included, the circular puzzle is contained in an impressive glossy presentation container.
Votes for Women Puzzle
Women might not have the freedom they have today if it wasn’t for a group of women and men who fought tirelessly during the 19th century to secure the right to vote. Celebrate suffrage by gifting this astounding 500 piece puzzle to anyone you know who is interested in finding out more.
Around the World Brainteasers - Set of 5
Take their brain on an around-the-world tour with a set of five puzzles from the planet’s ancient civilizations. Made from wood and metal, these puzzles might be small but don’t let that fool you, because each one – from the Aztec Flower to the Roman Keys – will keep minds occupied as they unravel each conundrum.
Infinite Galaxy Puzzle
Based on an image from the Hubble Space Telescope, this seemingly abstract puzzle can change every time it’s completed. With 131 pieces included, this puzzle shows the birth of stars in the Carina nebula, but comes with infinite combinations for an ever changing result.
STEM Puzzle Set
Based on the four principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, these STEM brainteasers will make a fun and alternative gift idea for anyone with a secret (or not so secret) nerdy side. Made from high quality wood, they’ll give their mind a workout as they try to solve each baffling conundrum.
Heart Bouquet Puzzle
Totally unusual and the perfect romantic gift for someone who prefers puzzles to posies, this 634 piece jigsaw builds into a heart-shaped floral bouquet in gorgeous Mediterranean shades of blues, greens, and reds. Measuring 24” W x 22.5” H when completed, it makes a stunning addition to their collection.
Puzzle Off Race Game
Traditionally, jigsaws are a solitary pastime, but now they can be introduced into game nights with this 4 Person Puzzle Off Race Game. With no image to follow, players must take their color pieces and fit them together before their opponents to win the game.
Book Club Puzzle
The perfect puzzle gift for book worms and lovers of classic literature, this colorful jigsaw is made up of 1000 pieces. Brightly colored and fun to look at, each person in this picture is reading a book with imaginative titles which use a funny play on words to re-word the titles.
Rainbow Pentomino Puzzle
If they like their leisure time to be full of color, this Rainbow Pentomino will bring a riot of shades to the home. The frame is made from attractive Baltic birch plywood, while the acrylic pieces each display a stunningly vibrant color. Challenging and perplexing, it’s perfect for experienced users.
299 Cats & a Dog Puzzle
Cat lovers will be particularly enamored with this unique puzzle, which consists of 299 cats – and one dog! Circular in construction when it’s finished, the pieces are all kitten-shaped, apart from that one crafty canine, making it the ideal puzzle gift for animal lovers aged 8 and above.
Frank Lloyd Wright Double Sided Puzzle
Celebrate the beauty of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater or the majesty Guggenheim Museum with these puzzles which offer two for the price of one. On one side there is a full color image of the chosen building, while on the other they will find a floorplan of the corresponding structure.
Mars Puzzle - 100 Pieces
Give them a bird’s eye view of Mars with this outstanding and unusual 100 piece puzzle. Measuring an astonishing 2.5 feet in diameter when completed, this puzzle represents an image from NASA’s archives which includes Mars’ Valles Marineris and the Frozen Poles, taking them closer to the Red Planet than ever before.
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