The 35 Best Puzzle Gifts For Puzzlers From Around The World

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Jigsaw puzzle of national parks

Are you tired of looking for the same old boring gifts for puzzle lovers? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of the 35 best puzzle gifts that are perfect for those who love to travel and challenge their minds. From jigsaw puzzles featuring iconic landmarks to brain-teasing wooden puzzles, these gifts are sure to keep your loved ones entertained during those long layovers or rainy days in their hotel room. And hey, who knows, they might even learn a thing or two about geography along the way.

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three puzzle gift ideas by budget.

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The best puzzle gifts

Best gift for puzzle lovers – overall

#1 Monthly puzzle subscription

A puzzle subscription gift
Photo courtesy of Cratejoy

The monthly puzzle subscriptions by Cratejoy are by far my favorite gift for puzzle lovers. Every month your recipient will receive an interesting and difficult new puzzle to solve!

Cratejoy offers two types of puzzle subscriptions:

  • Puzzle for Pors. Each month a new 1500-2000-piece jigsaw puzzle with 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.
  • Escape the Crate. This is perfect for people who love escape rooms and solving crimes.

Useful puzzle accessories

#2 Puzzle roll-up mats

Roll up puzzle mat
Roll up puzzle mat

I love laying jigsaw puzzles, but truth be told, they’re not the most practical hobby. They take up tons of space and are a nightmare to move around.

That’s why I love this roll-up mat!

When I’m done puzzling for the day, I just roll up the mat and voilà—my pieces stay put, and I reclaim my table space for other stuff. The only thing to keep in mind is not to roll it too tight to avoid damaging your pieces.


#3 Stackable sorting tray

Package of puzzle storing trays
Sorting trays

I highly recommend getting a sorting tray from Amazon or Ravensburger for any jigsaw puzzle enthusiast.

These trays are a game-changer for sorting and organizing pieces, speeding up the puzzle process. Plus, they’re easy to store away once they’re done for the day, solving the usual space issue with unfinished puzzles.


#4 Puzzle table

igsaw Puzzle Table with Legs

As a longtime puzzle enthusiast myself, I can’t recommend this table enough—it transforms any puzzling experience into a breeze!

You can adjust the height and tilt to find the perfect angle, which your back will be thankful for during those long puzzling sessions. Plus, its wheels make it easy to move around and move away when you’re not puzzling (which your significant other will appreciate).


#5 Practical puzzle gifts: neck lights

A small necklight
Necklight

If you’ve ever puzzled into the night, you know how frustrating it can be when your own shadow blocks the light. That’s where this handy necklight comes in! It wraps comfortably around your neck, shining light directly on your puzzle without any shadows.

Super practical for those late-night puzzle sessions, it’s been a game-changer for me!


#6 Puzzle scoop magnifying glass

The puzzle scoop
The puzzle scoop

The Puzzle Scoop is the ultimate puzzle tool for anyone who loves keeping their puzzle pieces organized. With the built-in LED magnifying lens, they can see more details, and solve their puzzles faster. It’s one of the best puzzle gift ideas for older people whose eyesight might not be what it used to be.


Unique jigsaw puzzle gifts

#7 Double-sided jigsaw puzzle

Double-sided beach-themed jigsaw puzzle
Double-sided beach puzzle

Double-sided means double the fun!

Give the gift of endless puzzles, with this double-sided beach puzzle, allowing the recipient to make two different puzzles using the same pieces!

It also adds an extra level of complexity, because they need to figure out which side of the piece they need to use. It’s a great gift for people who like puzzles, a challenge, and the beach (though check out Amazon for double-sided puzzles with different themes).


#8 National Parks puzzle

A box with a pieces for a jigsaw puzzle of US National parks
My National Parks puzzle

Are you looking for gifts for people who love puzzles as much as they love nature?

Then this beautiful vintage puzzle of US national parks is perfect!


#9 Super jigsaw puzzle

Ravensburger Paradise Sunset 18,000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Photo courtesy of Amazon

This 18,000-piece jigsaw puzzle is a dream gift for serious puzzlers. It’s not just a puzzle; it’s a massive adventure and a satisfying project that can fill many cozy evenings (and I mean many!). Trust me, it’s a crowd-pleaser among my puzzle-loving friends!


#10 Personalised wooden heart Puzzle

A wooden heart puzzle with sweet messages on each piece
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Looking for a unique gift for your puzzle-loving significant other?

I highly recommend this personalized heart puzzle! It’s not just challenging; it’s also a beautiful way to celebrate your relationship. You can customize it with your own quotes, jokes, and milestones, creating a one-of-a-kind keepsake that symbolizes your bond. It’s a thoughtful and fun gift they’ll cherish!


#11 Challenging wooden puzzle

Challenging wooden puzzle
Challenging wooden puzzle

Looking for a unique challenge for your puzzle-obsessed friend? Then this wooden puzzle is a fantastic pick! Whether you choose the 50-piece medium puzzle or the brave diabolical 200-piece set, your friend can prepare for hours of engaging fun. Perfect for unwinding alone or as a fun activity with family, it’s a stylish, stress-relieving addition to any puzzler’s collection.


#12 Custom New York Times front page puzzle

Front page of the New York Times turned into a jigsaw puzzle
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

History buffs and puzzle lovers will go nuts for this personalized New York Times front-page jigsaw puzzle! They can piece together a special day with 500 pieces, diving into past headlines while giving their brain a workout.

It’s a super cool, thoughtful gift that mixes fun with a bit of nostalgia.


#13 Personalized family jigsaw puzzle

A wooden jigsaw puzzle with a family at the beach
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Do you need puzzle gift ideas for a puzzling family who also loves the beach?

Then check out Uncommon Goods’ personalized wooden beach puzzle that will bring the beach to their living room.


#14 State-themed jigsaw puzzles

Box of a jigsaw puzzle of Southern california

If you know someone moving states or who just loves where they live, state-themed puzzles are a hit!

These puzzles let them explore or remember every nook and cranny of their state in a fun and interactive way. It’s not just a puzzle; it’s a celebration of their state’s unique landmarks and beauty, all from the comfort of their home. This makes for a thoughtful going-away or welcome gift that’s both personal and enjoyable!


#15 Murder mystery jigsaw puzzle

The package of a jigsaw puzzle murder mystery
Fun murder mystery puzzle

If you know someone who loves puzzles and solving mysteries, I’ve found a unique gift that’s sure to intrigue them!

This murder mystery jigsaw puzzle combines the challenge of a traditional puzzle with the thrill of solving a crime. As they piece together the puzzle they’ll find clues to solve the mystery.

The only thing I don’t like about the gift is that it’s a one-time gift since once they solve the mystery, they’ll know the answers.


#16 Personalized jigsaw puzzles

Personalized puzzle gifts
Photo courtesy of Personalization Mall

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

You can get a puzzle with their favorite photo or a photo of the two of you.


Funny puzzle-lover gifts

#17 Wine bottle puzzle

A wooden puzzle
A funny way to give wine

For those who enjoy a good puzzle with their wine, I found the best gift: a puzzle wine bottle holder!

This clever gadget makes them work for their wine, challenging them to solve the puzzle before they can pour a glass. It’s perfect for the puzzler who loves a good drink or even the drinker who could use a bit more brainpower in their routine! Plus, it adds a fun twist to gifting a bottle of wine, making it more than just a simple present.


#18 Completely white puzzle

Devilish white jigsaw puzzle
Devilish white jigsaw puzzle

Are you looking for the ultimate tease gifts for puzzlers?

Then this pure white hell jigsaw puzzle is the gift you need!

This devilishly difficult puzzle will challenge even the most experienced puzzler, as every piece is the same blank white color. It’s the perfect way to test your puzzle friend’s patience and perseverance. Just be warned, they may start losing their sanity after hours of staring at a blank canvas. But hey, isn’t that half the fun?


#19 Puzzle box for money and gift cards

Enigma puzzle box for money
Enigma puzzle box for money

If you are looking for a fun way to give money 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.

And for unique ways to give gift cards, check out the plastic holder where the recipient can already see the gift, but just needs to figure out how to access it


Puzzle-themed keepsakes

#20 Jigsaw puzzle gifts for the home

Four jigsaw puzzle piece shape photo frames
Cute puzzle photo frame

This is the perfect housewarming gift for jigsaw puzzle lovers: puzzle piece photo frames! These unique frames let them decorate their new home with a touch of their favorite hobby.

Just a heads up, you’ll need to buy each puzzle piece separately, but it’s totally worth it for the charming, personalized look they create.


#21 Puzzle piece gifts: jewelry

Personalized puzzle piece 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.


#22 More puzzle piece gifts: keyrings

Puzzle pieces keychains
Puzzle pieces keychains

Puzzle piece keychains are the perfect little gift for friends or lovers who share a love for puzzles. These cute keychains link together just like puzzle pieces, symbolizing connection and unity. They’re a cute and thoughtful way to carry a piece of each other wherever you go!


#23 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.


#24 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 puzzle-themed travel mug designs on Zazzle.


#25 Puzzle-themed socks

Socks with colorful jigsaw puzzle pieces on them
Puzzle-themed 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.


Brainteasing puzzle gift ideas

#26 The Moscow Puzzle book

The Moscow puzzle book
The Moscow puzzle book

Looking for the perfect gift for puzzle lovers? This classic Soviet puzzle book is full of brain teasers, from simple riddles to challenging problems!

What I like is that the puzzles are wrapped in stories that offer a glimpse into Russian life, adding a fun international twist!


#27 Small brain-teasing puzzle gifts

Small metal brainteasers
Small brainteasers

This Hanayama cast puzzle is a great gift for people who love puzzles and brain teasers.

The point is to try and take the metal pieces apart. Which is a 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.


#28 Riddles and brainteasers book

Book with fun riddles titled "of course"
Book with fun riddles

Looking for the perfect gift for the puzzle lover in your life? I’ve discovered a book filled with challenging riddles, puzzles, and brain teasers that are sure to keep them busy for a while. It’s a great way to help them keep sharp and enjoy countless hours of mental gymnastics!


#29 Fun book for puzzlers

The puzzler book cover
The puzzler book

In The Puzzler, The New York Times bestselling author Jacobs explores everything there is to know about puzzles. Why do we like them so much? Do they improve our brains, and if yes, how?

It’s filled with interesting facts that puzzle enthusiasts will absolutely love!


#30 Puzzle gifts for game lovers

A package of the game called black stories
Black Stories game

Black Stories is a super fun game where each card tells the story of how a character passed away. Each round one person (the reader) shares the card details while other players try to figure out the cause of death using only yes or no questions.

And no worries if after a while you already know all the stories, there are different editions, so you can always find new mysteries to solve!


#31 Sherlock Holmes brain games

Sherlock Holmes puzzles book cover
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 at home.


Travel-inspired puzzle gifts

#32 A 3D globe puzzle

A package of a 3d globe set
3D wooden globe puzzle

I’ve found one of the coolest gifts for puzzlers who also share my love for travel: a 3D globe puzzle that you need to assemble.

What’s even cooler about this gift is that the globe illuminates, doubling as a night lamp once it’s put together.


#33 Jigsaw puzzle of their favorite country or city

A box of a jigsaw puzzle of Park Guell in Barcelona
My Park Guell puzzle

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

If you do, you may have found the best puzzle-lover gift: 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, such as this beautiful Park Guell puzzle!


#34 World map jigsaw puzzle

A large jigsaw puzzle of the world map
World map puzzle

As a big travel lover myself, I just love this world map jigsaw puzzle. It offers them a journey around the globe from their own living room.

Putting it together is a fun way to learn about different countries and create a beautiful piece of art that’s both educational and entertaining.


#35 Crossword puzzle gifts for travelers

Lonely Planet's crossword book
Lonely Planet’s crossword

This is the best crossword puzzle gift 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.


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The best puzzle gifts

Final notes on puzzle lovers gifts

Alright, these were the 35 awesome gifts for puzzle lovers.

Did you find something for the puzzle lover in your life? Let me know what gift you liked most and I might be able to find more similar gifts next time I’m updating the post!

AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Lara, a 30-year-old travel-lover (but who’s not these days?). I love reading, puzzling, world-heritage sites, researching, and making lists, which comes in quite handy when you’re making lists of travel gift ideas!