Spring Has Sprung–Celebrate with a New Jigsaw Puzzle!

It’s the first weekend of Spring, and while that means you should venture outside of the house for some sunshine-filled activities, it doesn’t mean you forget about your favorite jigsaw puzzle hobby! After a fun-filled day of gardening, hiking, or going out for a picnic, you can return and keep the spring-theme going with a brand new flower or garden themed puzzle!

Plus, we know that after you do some spring cleaning in your house and realize you’ve completed most of your jigsaw puzzle collection already, you’ll be itching for some new pictures!

cars, trucks, flowers

Flower Truck by Ravensburger. 500 pieces. Finished size: 20″ x 27″.

gardens, flowers, stairs, photography

Garden Stairway by Springbok. 500 pieces. Finished size: 18″ x 23.5″.

farms, markets, dogs, joseph burgess art

Fresh Fruits and Flowers by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 19″ x 30″.

swans, nicky boehme puzzle

Treasury of Splendor by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 23″ x 28″.

Surprise Package by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 19″ x 30″.

flowers, people themed jigsaw puzzles

Joys of Childhood by MasterPieces. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 25″ x 25″.

Totally Tulips by MasterPieces. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 19.25″ x 26.75″.

tom woods jigsaw puzzle, sunflowers puzzle

Country Paradise by Cobble Hill. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 19.25″ x 26.625″.

Misty Meadow by SunsOut. 1500 pieces. Finished size: 26″ x 32″.

Provence by Ravensburger. 3000 pieces. Finished size: 48″ x 32″.

New Bird-Themed Jigsaw Puzzles

Phil the Groundhog may have predicted another 6 weeks of winter for us Americans, but that’s not stopping us from looking forward to spring. With new puzzles of birds, we can hold you over until you see your flying friends returning from their jaunt south for the winter. From peacocks to owls to eagles (with everything in between), we’ve got your covered until you see those hummingbirds and bluejays back at your backyard bird feeders.

kids puzzles

Peacock by Ravensburger. 300 pieces.

lori schory puzzles, hummingbird jigsaw

Butterflies and Hummingbirds by SunsOut. 300 pieces. Artist: Lori Schory

sunsout puzzles, eagle puzzles, patriotic jigsaw

Majestic View by SunsOut. 300 pieces. Artists: Lionel Dougy and T. Atkinson

bird puzzles

Birds of a Feather by Springbok. 500 pieces.

cardinal jigsaw puzzle, flowers jigsaw, spring puzzles, william vanderdasson art

Songbirds and Cosmos by SunsOut. 500 pieces. Artist: William Vanderdasson

mary thompson art, shaped puzzles, owl jigsaw

Owl Condo by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Mary Thompson

nature jigsaw

Surprise Package by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Greg Giordano

 

shaped jigsaw puzzle, swans, hummingbirds, unique jigsaw puzzle

Tea for Two by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Lori Schory

 

Hobgoblins by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Terry Doughty

New Shoes by Heye. 1000 pieces. Artist: Rudi Hurzlmeier

On the Fence by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Sam Timm

The Old Bicycle and Friends by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Nancy Wernersbach

 

Celebrate Your Mom!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and that means there’s just enough time to find her the perfect puzzle! We have an entire subsection under our holiday puzzles for Mother’s Day Gift Ideas but we thought we might add a post of some of our favorites that might help you put together some ideas for Sunday, along with some Mother’s Day ideas or anecdotes.

But to start, did you know that the apostrophe in Mother’s Day is actually pretty important? While usually a collective possessive has an apostrophe after the “S” (as in “the Jones’ cats were orange,” or  ”the mothers’ necklaces were all made of pearls”) in this holiday, the official spelling is “Mother’s Day.” That’s so it’s all about your mom specifically, not moms in general. It’s a small way to personalize the holiday and make her feel extra special!

coffee puzzles, espresso, mocha, food and beverage puzzles

Espresso by Ravensburger. 500 pieces.

Lots of moms love coffee. After all, how could they not? To keep up in life, they had to be caffeinated from the start of the day!

As Jennifer Gish says on her blog, “Often when I have my morning cup of coffee, I think of my mom. She’s responsible for my long-time relationship with a fresh-brewed cup (preferably with a little milk). I think I had my first sip out of her mug when I was 5 … It’s become my ritual with my own mom anytime I go home. We sit at the kitchen table talking and drinking coffee.”

Beach Shells by Ravensburger. 500 pieces.

Sea shells always remind me of my mom because the ocean is a special place for her. Whenever she has experienced a lot of stress, it has been common for her to pack up the car and take a trip to the coast. I think it’s because the beach is so beautiful and the waves are calming.

A simple and relatively cheap (besides the cost of gas) idea for Mother’s Day is to pack a picnic, head to a beach if there’s one near you, and hunt for nice shells together (or rocks if the only thing close to you is a lake or river!) After you can get an old mason jar, decorate it, and display your finds!

bluebird puzzles, birdhouses

Bouquet for Bluebirds by SunsOut. 500 pieces.

Want to give your mom a unique and personalized gift? Why not build her a birdhouse? You can learn to build a birdhouse from tutorials on the web, paint it her favorite color or add a nice quotation on there. Then get her some bird seed and wait for the birds’ songs to fill the air and garden around her home!

Cezanne – Blue Vase by Eurographics. 1000 pieces.

Give her the flowers that last all year with a puzzle of her favorite! Flower and garden puzzles are always popular. Or go the regular route, buy her some real flowers to display, and then plan on spending another special day together to create pressed flower art together!

Good Housekeeping – By the Sea by New York Puzzle Co. 1000 pieces.

Gather up some old magazines or books and modge podge something! There are so many things to mod pogde these days, from mason jars to light covers to bowls! Whatever your mom needs, it can be mod podged together to create an experience and a unique gift!

Lucille Ball by White Mountain. 1000 pieces.

If you’re not feeling crafty, rent or buy her some seasons from her favorite television shows from when she was growing up and let her reminisce the old days!

We hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day with your mothers and grandmothers. Have a favorite puzzle you’ve done with mom, either from when you were a kid or an adult? Share it in the comments!

New Puzzles for Spring!

The last week gave us Oregonians the first taste of spring and made me eager for the blossoming flowers and warm days ahead. Browsing our puzzles this morning made me itch for the sunshine and fresh air, especially with all of our new puzzles of flowers, butterflies, and birds. I picked some of my favorite brand new 2013 puzzles to share with you so you can celebrate spring fever, too!

butterfly puzzle, monarch butterfly, daisies jigsaw

Magnificent Monarch by Springbok. Finished size: 18″ x 23.5″.

 

owl puzzles, bird jigsaw, spring

Family of Owls by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 26″ round.

sunflower puzzles, garden jigsaws

Garden Beginnings by Springbok. 1500 pieces. Finished size: 28.75″ x 36″.

 

hisbiscus puzzle

Hibiscus by Ravensburger. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 27″ x 20″.

shaped puzzles, unique puzzles

Robins in the Park by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 30″ x 34″ shape.

 

paris puzzles

Paris in Spring by Ravensburger. 500 pieces. Finished size: 19.75″ x 19.75″.

Sunflowers and Poppies

Because we have already started dreaming of summer, we decided to warm your house by bringing you great bouquets of sunflowers and poppies.

If you are sun seekers like we are, but the weather keeps showings its teeth, Wentworth Wooden Puzzles will brighten your day with their 14.2″ x 9.8″ Sunflowers – 140 uniquely laser-cut wood pieces. Or, if you love both summer and art, Vincent Van Gogh is the answer. Thanks to Ricordi Arte and their 1500 pieces jigsaw puzzle – Sunflowers – you will forget about the cloudy weather.

If you feel like taking a trip into the middle of a sunflower field, you will absolutely love the 550 pieces, 15″ x 24″ Sunflower Field that Sunsout has to offer.

Let us not forget about those fragile flowers that cover sometimes the fields in a red that is so strong and warm that one can hardly resist the temptation of not diving into it. Of course, we are talking about poppies which come to enchant our eyes not only with colors of red, but also yellow, violet and blue.

Pomegranate’s 1000-Piece interlocking jigsaw puzzles combine superb color reproduction, stunning and unusual images, and heirloom-quality construction to delight generations of puzzle solvers. Therefore, feel free to try assembling the astonishingly colored Poppies, Sierra Club jigsaw puzzle or the Poppy Paradise, a 1000 pieces jigsaw puzzle brought to you by Ceaco.