Spend a cozy night in with these jigsaw puzzles that are great gifts for adults AND kids. Trade in a board game night for these fun-themed puzzles that embrace bookish themes and more in their puzzle designs.
As soon as the weather turns crisp, we designate a table in our home as the puzzle table for the season. I love to have a puzzle that we can work on in those early morning hours with coffee or at the end of the day with a cup of tea.
Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite puzzles we’ve done at our house and some that made my wish list this this year. We have had the best time compiling this new guide for you.
Make sure to bookmark this list for gift-giving this year. Puzzles make incredibly unique hostess gifts, housewarming presents, and holiday gifts.
Before we dive into the puzzles, I do want to mention a few ways that we have saved A LOT of money over the years on our puzzle collection.
Three Easy Ways to Save on Jigsaw Puzzles
Find Out if Your Local Library Lends Puzzles- I can’t tell you all of the ways we have saved money over the years with our local library.
Contact your local library to see if they offer any jigsaw puzzle exchanges or if you can check out puzzles with your library card.
Start a Puzzle Swap With Friends- One of the best ways we have saved is offering a puzzle swap with our friends.
When we have coffee together, we just bring our puzzles we have finished and trade them for a fresh puzzle.
Check Deals Sites For Deep Discounts On Puzzles- I don’t think a lot of people realize that puzzle savings can be found in some unlikely places. One of the best spots to check for puzzles is Zulily for 30% or more off their puzzle collections.
If you want to buy puzzles at a brick and mortar spot, our used bookstores offer huge savings too on used puzzles as well as new.
No matter where you shop make sure that you are signed up with Rakuten and that you activate your savings before any shopping!
If you are new to the Rakuten app, this discount code should give you $30 on your first puzzle purchase! I also wrote a tutorial on how to use the app on items you regularly buy that will give you cashback rewards.
Unique Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults You’ll Fall In Love With
Best Jigsaw Puzzles For Adults With Literary Themes
Oh, Agatha Christie fans, this puzzle is such a treat!
In this puzzle you can spot famous characters, find crime-solving clues, and historical locations as you build the puzzle.
This has 90 clues within the puzzle including some of her most memorable characters, from Poirot and Miss Marple to Tommy & Tuppence and Parker Pyne, as well as real moments from Agatha Christie’s life!
This puzzle also includes a fold-out poster bonus featuring fun facts about the Queen of Crime and her creations.
This 1,000-piece book-themed puzzle features 24 literary classics.
It would make the perfect pairing with an audiobook of one of these classic books!
We have done a lot of fun comic book puzzles in our house, and they are always a hit.
I love this 1,000-piece puzzle that captures all the comic book magic when browsing those shelves.
Reviewers also shared that the puzzle pieces were fun to work with just like this gorgeous image.
There are so many gorgeous puzzles to collect with the New Yorker covers. This artistic puzzle capture of The Strand is my favorite.
Nancy Drew Puzzle (on sale!)
I shared this fun puzzle in my newsletter this is our family puzzle that we are working on this week.
I feel so nostalgic about my Nancy Drew mystery days so I couldn’t wait to add this to our family’s puzzle collection.
This one is a 1,000-piece puzzle recommended for ages 13 and over.
It also happens to be on sale on Zulily this week and a third of the price that I paid for it. If the offer is no longer active check here to grab it at the regular price.
I couldn’t adore this collection of author stamps more.
I love that this puzzle has William Shakespeare, Harper Lee, and Stephen King on one puzzle.
Pick a book from one of these famous authors to listen to on audiobook while you are puzzling.
I love a good gift puzzle and this is my new go-to.
In this puzzle, it is up to you to solve the crime, piece by piece.
You begin by reading the story of the incident.
Then, guided by the narrative rather than a visual reference, complete the jigsaw.
The finished image provides all the clues you need to decipher whodunit.
Pair this with a magnifying glass for a fun gift.
Other Fun Jigsaw Puzzles For Your Collection
Trying to lure a teen or tween into doing a puzzle with you? This 1,000 piece Stranger Things puzzle would be such a fun one to do together.
What a fun family night this would be with some Eggo waffles for brinner and some Kate Bush tunes.
Design-lovers will fall in love with this shelfie puzzle.
This 1,000 Piece Puzzle colorfully highlights the living room shelf of Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan’s Shelter Island living room bookcase for a chic and challenging puzzling experience.
Janet Hill Puzzle Collection (link to the whole puzzle collection- pick your favorite)
We collect Janet Hill prints and my 40th birthday gift was an ORIGINAL Janet Hill.
To say we are obsessed with this artist is an understatement.
I love that the New York Puzzle Company is offering her whimsical paintings in different puzzle sizes. This Cat Countess puzzle is on my wish list this year.
You can also find many of her art prints have been made into these fun 1,000-piece puzzles too!
If you love Janet Hill’s work, be sure to visit her studio shop to get some beautiful art for your walls.
This puzzle is perfect for those outdoor enthusiasts that are craving their next adventure or want to reminisce on those camping memories.
Enjoy these national park destinations from the comforts of home with this 1,000-piece puzzle.
Challenging Puzzles For the Real Puzzle Enthusiast
As someone who relies on context clues from the image on the box, this clear acrylic puzzle would be an impossible one for me.
Reviewers love this clear design and say that they never get bored doing this one over and over again. It also would be a great interactive detail on any coffee table.
This geode puzzle is such a unique brain teaser.
The artists were inspired by how a geode’s crystalline structure is created in nature and uses a special simulation program that develops the puzzle’s image by layering color that radiates from the puzzle’s edge.
This wooden puzzle is made from birch plywood.
The New Yorker Advent Calendar (24 mini jigsaw puzzles)
Can you imagine how much a puzzle-enthusiast would love this New Yorker advent calendar?
This gift set features 24 mini holiday-themed puzzles to count down the days until Christmas.
Each puzzle is a 100-piece puzzle, but doing this daily would definitely give your brain a nice workout during the holiday season.
At this price point, it would make a very special and memorable gift.