The 25 Best Puzzle Gifts For Globetrotters

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If you are looking for unique puzzle gifts for puzzle lovers (something that goes beyond a regular jigsaw puzzle), you came to the right place! Of course, I’ll also share some gifts for jigsaw puzzle lovers, and yes, I will include jigsaw puzzles. But besides that, I will also share a selection of super practical, random, cute, and personal gifts for the puzzle lover in your life!

So let’s have a look!

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Don’t forget to save these gifts for puzzle lovers to Pinterest (or wherever you save your great ideas). So next time you are looking for puzzle gifts, you will know where to find cool ideas straight away!

The best puzzle gifts

Puzzle gifts for large budgets

#1 Jigsaw puzzle gifts for travelers: mat roll-up

Roll-up mat for puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles are definitely not the most practical items to take on the road, but with this roll-up mat, puzzle lovers can finally combine puzzling and traveling! And that is what makes it one of the best gifts for jigsaw puzzle lovers who also love to travel.

The mat allows them to puzzle wherever they want and simply roll up the mat once they’re moving to a different place. And the pieces will stay in place!

#2 Jigsaw puzzle of their favorite country or city

Jigsaw puzzle of the Mannheim Tower in Germany

Do you know what their favorite county, city, or national park is?

If you do, you may have found one of the best jigsaw puzzle gifts: a puzzle of their favorite country.

Amazon offers an immense selection of jigsaw puzzles, so there’s a big chance you will find a puzzle related to their favorite destination.

If their favorite country is Germany for example, this Mannheim Water Tower might be perfect. But definitely check out the other options too!

#3 A 3D globe puzzle

3D globe puzzle

This is one of the coolest puzzle gifts for travelers: a 3D globe they need to assemble. And what’s even cooler about this gift is that the globe is also illuminated (once assembles of course).

#4 Jigsaw puzzle gifts for the home

Puzzle photo frame
Photo courtesy of Personalization Mall

These puzzle pieces photo frames are perfect gifts for jigsaw puzzle lovers. Keep in mind that the frames are sold separately.

Puzzle gifts for mid-budgets

#5 Jigsaw puzzle gifts for travelers: sorting tray

Jigsaw sorting tray

This sorting tray or this one by Ravensburger is another one of the great jigsaw puzzle gifts. It is not only practical at home, but also on the road.

At home, this tray will help them to sort, organize and finish their jigsaw puzzle faster. Plus once they are done sorting for the day, the tray is easily stored. Because one of the downsides of jigsaw puzzles is the space they need when unfinished. However, with the sorting tray and the roll-up mat, this is no longer the case!

For travelers, this sorting tray is also perfect, as it allows them to take, sort, and finish cool jigsaw puzzles on the road!

#6 Puzzle-themed travel mug

Travel mug for crossword lovers
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

If you are looking for crossword puzzle gifts for people who also love coffee, this ‘“I need my crossword time” travel mug is perfect!

Or check out all travel mug designs on Zazzle.

#7 World map jigsaw puzzle

World map jigsaw puzzle

Obviously, one of the best jigsaw puzzle gifts for travelers is a puzzle of a world map. I already wrote an entire post about the best world maps wall art for travelers. Because for some reason, travelers just love world maps. Whether it’s for their wall, as an accessory, on a notebook, or as a puzzle!

#8 Funny puzzle shirt

Shirt with puzzleologist
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

This “puzzleologist” shirt is the perfect gift for die-hard puzzle lovers, or as they are officially known; puzzleologists! (Alright, maybe not officially, but I feel like we should introduce that word).

If you prefer a different design, check out Zazzle for all puzzle-themed shirts.

#9 Monthly puzzle subscription

Enigma fellowship
Photo courtesy of Cratejoy

The monthly subscriptions by Cratejoy are awesome gifts for puzzle lovers. Every month they will receive an interesting and difficult new puzzle to think about. Cratejoy offers three types of puzzle subscriptions:

  • Enigma fellowship. This is perfect for people who love solving crimes and mystery types of puzzles.
  • The puzzle culture box. Each month a new 500-piece jigsaw puzzle in a different theme is sent to the recipient’s home. As you probably already guessed (there is a little sherlock in you too!), this gift is great for jigsaw puzzle lovers.
  • Personalized puzzle post. Each month the recipient will receive a message from you. However, in order to figure out what the message says, they need to crack the code. The puzzles are related to a story and are great for people who love escape room-style puzzles.

#10 Vintage travel poster jigsaw puzzle

Vintage travel post jigsaw puzzle

If the world map jigsaw puzzle is not quite the gift you were looking for, what about this vintage travel poster jigsaw puzzle?

It’s a 1000-piece puzzle and it includes cool travel posters from ages ago.

#11 Puzzle-themed water bottle

Water bottle with puzzle pieces
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Besides the fact that this water bottle also raises awareness for autism, it is also a cool design for people who love jigsaw puzzles.

But head over to Zazzle if you want to see more puzzle-themed water bottles.

#12 Crossword and jigsaw puzzle gifts

A crossword jigsaw puzzle

Are you looking for the best jigsaw ánd crossword puzzle gifts for someone who loves both? I found the perfect gift for you. A jigsaw puzzle that is also a crossword puzzle. So they can enjoy two hobbies at the same time.

If you thought that the crossword was already filled out and they simply need to complete the jigsaw puzzle, you’re wrong. The crossword comes empty, so first, they need to fill out the entire crossword, before the puzzle can be completed.

#13 Puzzle box for money and gift cards

Enigma puzzle box for money

If you are looking for a fun way to give money or a gift card to a puzzle lover, then this puzzle box is the perfect gift for you!

The recipient has to try and discover the series of moves that are needed to open the box and get access to the money or gift card that you put in.

Another cool puzzle for gift cards is this plastic one, where they can already see the gift, they just need to figure out how to access it

#14 Practical puzzle gifts: neck lights

Neck lights

Neck lights are super practical puzzle gifts. If you have ever been puzzling at night yourself, you may remember how annoying it is when your own head is blocking the light to your puzzle. And that’s exactly why this neck light is so practical!

#15 Personalized jigsaw puzzles

Personalized puzzle gifts
Photo courtesy of Personalization Mall

If you are looking for personalized jigsaw puzzle gifts, then obviously, the best option is to get a personalized jigsaw puzzle. Lucky for you, Personalization Mall offers such gifts.

You can get a puzzle of the favorite photo of your recipient or a photo of the two of you. Or perhaps a photo of a stunning sunset you watched together.

Puzzle gifts for small budgets

#16 Books about puzzles

Book with fun riddles

Books are also great gifts for puzzle lovers who travel since they are a lot easier to put in a suitcase than a puzzle.

I found three books that include fun puzzles and riddles that I thought would be great here.

  1. Of Course! The greatest collection of riddles and brainteasers for expanding your mind
  2. The Puzzler. One man’s quest to solve the most baffling puzzles ever, from crosswords to jigsaws to the meaning of life
  3. The Moscow Puzzles. 359 mathematical recreations

#17 Puzzle gifts for game lovers

Black stories game

Black stories is a super fun game where each card tells the story of how a character passed away. There is one reader and the other participants need to figure out how the character of the story died. But they can only ask yes and no questions to the reader.

And no worries if after a while you already know all the stories, there are different editions, so you’ll get new stories each time.

#18 Puzzle piece gifts: jewelry

Personalized puzzle piece jewelry

If you are looking for sweet and thoughtful gifts for puzzle lovers, then these necklaces are definitely it. They’re two puzzle pieces that fit perfectly together (like you and your recipient). And you get to personalize the text you want on either piece.

Besides being a great gift for puzzle lovers, necklaces are also great gifts for travel lovers. They are small and don’t take up any space when traveling.

It’s also a great gift idea for Valentine’s day. Though if you need more inspiration for that, check out my Valentine’s Day gift guide!

#19 More puzzle piece gifts: keyrings

These puzzle keyrings are another one of the best jigsaw puzzle gifts for Valentine’s Day and for travel lovers.

Ideal for Valentine’s Day, because well, you can add any sweet message you want, And ideal for travel lovers because keyrings are small and light accessories that they can always take on a trip and think about the sweet person who gave the keyring.

#20 Crossword puzzle gifts for travelers

Lonely Planet’s crossword

This is definitely one of the best crossword puzzle gifts for travel lovers; a crossword about traveling! Lonely Planet is famous for its amazing travel guides, so I have nothing but high expectations of this crossword puzzle travel edition of theirs.

#21 Small brain-teasing puzzle gifts

Enigma brain-teasing puzzle

This Hanayama cast puzzle is a great gift for people who love puzzles in the sense of brain teasers. The point is to try and take the metal pieces apart. Which is a huge challenge to start with. But once they’re taken apart, the challenge is to put them back together. It’s a great small gift to keep a puzzle lover occupied for a while. And I guess it depends on the skills of the puzzle lover, how long that while is going to be.

#22 Jigsaw puzzle logbook

Jigsaw puzzle logbook

If you are looking for jigsaw puzzle gifts for a true jigsaw puzzle connoisseur, this jigsaw puzzle logbook is it. The notebook allows them to track everything they always wanted to track about the jigsaw puzzles they’ve completed. Alright, I’ll be honest. I guess most people don’t feel the need to track anything, but for true jigsaw puzzle lovers, this might actually be what they have always wanted.

#23 Puzzle-themed socks

Puzzle-themes socks

If you are looking for puzzle pieces gifts that are a bit less personal than the necklace or keyrings, then perhaps these puzzle pieces socks are what you need.

#24 Sherlock Holmes brain games

Sherlock Holmes puzzles

The Sherlock Holmes Puzzles book includes over 100 small brain teasers that only the true Sherlock Holmes’ among us can solve. It’s one of the great gifts for puzzle lovers who need something to do on long flights or bus rides.

#25 More puzzle notebooks

Grandma’s curse words

I’ve only shared a few types of puzzle gifts in this post, but besides jigsaw, crossword, and Sherlock Holmes, there are a ton of different types of puzzles. From sudoku to word searches (such as the grandma’s curse words one), to mazes and whatnot. So check out Amazon for more fun puzzle notebooks to keep travelers entertained on a flight.

Save these gifts for puzzle lovers

The best puzzle gifts

Alright, these were the 25 awesome gifts for puzzle lovers. Did you find something for the puzzle lover in your life? Or do need a bit more help? You can always shoot me a message, so we can brainstorm together. And I am sure that we can find the perfect gift when we work together.

Also, don’t forget to save these ideas. It will save you time next year when it’s Christmas or their birthday again!

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