Holiday Gift Ideas: For Ages 9+

Continuing our holiday gift ideas for children, we now have the 9 best puzzles for children aged 9+. Many of these puzzles are so lovely, though, you may find yourself wanting them—especially if you love animals or the quality that Pomegranate offers!

Kenojuak Ashevak: Owl at the Centre by Pomegranate. $13.99. 300 pieces. Finished size: 24″ x 18″.

Michael Hague: Fairies by Pomegranate. $13.99. 300 pieces. Finished size: 24″ x 18″.

Christopher Marley: Beautiful Beetles by Pomegranate. $13.99. 300 pieces. Finished size: 24″ x 18″.

Sweet Dreams by Ravensburger. $14.99. 300 pieces. Finished size 19.25″ x 14.25″.

 

Jerry Perry: The Zoo by Pomegranate. $13.99. 300 pieces. Finished size: 18″ x 24″.

David Sheskin: Jungle Beasts by Pomegranate. $13.99. 300 pieces. Finished size: 24″ x 18″.

Maxfield Parrish: Old King Cole by Pomegranate. $13.99. 300 pieces. Finished size: 24″ x 18″.

Kathy DeZarn Beynette: Lions by Pomegranate. $13.99. 300 pieces. Finished size: 24″ x 18″.

Robert Bissell: The Kiss by Pomoegranate. $13.99. 300 pieces. Finished size: 24″ x 18″.

 

Holiday Gift Ideas: For Ages 10+

Do you have a child in your family or circle that you have to buy a gift for, but you don’t know exactly what to get? It can be difficult to think of a present for someone if they seem to already have everything, but a puzzle can be a unique gift that challenges their brain as well!

We will do a series of some of our top puzzles for several age groups as we get closer to the holiday season. Today we showcase some of our best puzzles for kids aged 10+.

 

Disney Portrait Series – Snow White by MEGA Puzzles. $12.99. 500 pieces. Finished size: 13″ x 19″.

Disney Poster Puzzle – Toy Story Tunes by MEGA Puzzles. $6.99. 300 pieces. Finished size: 19″ x 26.75″.

Curious Lila by Sunsout. $9.99. 300 pieces. Finished size 15″ x 29″.

Merlin and Arthur by Cobble Hill. $14.99. 400 pieces. Finished size: 24″ x 18″.

Tea With Grandpa by Cobble Hill. $14.99. 275 pieces. Finished size: 24″ x 18″.

Beatrix Potter – Peter Rabbit Character Vignettes by New York Puzzle Co. $16.99. 500 pieces. Finished size: 24″ x 18″

Puzzle Pyramid: Essence of Egypt by Ravensburger. $23.99. 216 pieces. Compete size is 6.5″ x 6.5″

3D Puzzle – Eiffel Tower by Daron Worldwide Trading. $9.99. 37 pieces. Finished size: 9″ x 6.6″ x 20.5″.

Holiday Puzzle Series #3: Cardinals in Winter

Wondering why the cardinal makes such a big appearance in our snowy winter puzzles? Well, the cardinal is a bird that doesn’t migrate and doesn’t molt during the winter; it keeps those bright red attention-drawing feathers all year long, making them stand out especially against the white backdrop. Some say the cardinal’s coloring and conspicuousness makes it the bird most responsible for getting people into bird watching, being the first bird that strikes them to open up the bird field guide.

For some symbolic meanings of the cardinal, visit The Cardinal Experience. Cardinals are special birds—they can symbolize a myriad of things, from vitality, faith and power to cycles of life, death, and renewal!

Christmas Red by Sunsout. $14.99. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 27″ x 35″.

Twilight Trio by Springbok. $11.99. 500 Pieces. Finished size: 18″ x 23.5″.

Cardinals Rustic Retreat by Sunsout. $10.99. 500 pieces. Finished size: 13” x 19”.

Winter Cardinal by Buffalo Games. $10.99. 500 pieces.

 

The Seasons by Sunsout. $14.99. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 16″ x 34″.


Origin of Christmas Trees

It’s the time of year for that fresh pine smell to cozy up your living room! If you are a family that decorates a tree, you might also enjoy these puzzles that feature big, bright, and beautiful Christmas Trees!

Do you know the origin of the Christmas tree?

The modern fir Christmas tree actually originated from Germany nearly 1,000 years ago. It’s said that St. Boniface, the one credited with bringing Christianity to Germany, came across a group of pagans that were worshipping an oak tree, and, angrily, St. Boniface struck down the oak tree only for a fir tree to spring up from the roots of the oak tree! From there, St. Boniface took the fir tree as a sign of Christianity, though it wasn’t until the 16th century that trees were brought in the house to be decorated for the Christmas tradition. This tradition is said to have started with Martin Luther, who found a snow-speckled tree so beautiful that he took it inside to light candles in honor of Jesus’s birth.

Christmas Cottage by Sunsout from artist Nicky Boehme. $10.99. 500 pieces. Finished size: 18” x 24”.

 

Christmas Eve by Springbok from artist Nicky Boehme. $11.99. 500 pieces. Finished size: 18” x 23.5”.

 

You Better Be Good by Sunsout from artist Nicky Boehme. $14.99. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 18” x 24”.

 

A Joyful Celebration by Sunsout from artist Nicky Boehme. $14.99. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 20” x 27”.

 

Trimming the Tree by Cobble Hill. $15.99. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 26.625″ x 19.25″.

Yuletide Ride by Springbok. $16.99. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 24” x 30”.

 

Cozy Christmas by Sunsout from artist Higgins Bond. $17.99. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 26″ x 34.75”.