Holiday Gift Guide: 1000 Piece Christmas Puzzles

One thousand piece puzzles are one step up from 500 piece puzzles, and these Christmas ones should really get you in the holiday spirit! Get a few family members together and these puzzles will come together quickly and easily, hopefully with lots of laugh and laughter to share while you do them!

Nutcracker Collection by Springbok. 24 x 30.

santa on the roof puzzle

Special Delivery by Springbok. 24 x 30.

cat christmas puzzle

Chasing Snowflakes by SunsOut. 27 x 35.

family christmas puzzle

Trimming the Tree by Cobble Hill. 26.625 x 19.5

Santa’s Flying Merkel by Cobble Hill. 19.25 x 26.625.

quilt puzzles, winter quilt jigsaw, santa jigsaw puzzle

Quilting Santa by SunsOut. 20 x 27.

Santa’s Cat Nap by SunsOut. 20 x 27.

Still need some last minute stocking stuffers? Try out these!

Gift Card Maze, $5.99

Gift Card Maze - In order to get the gift, the recipient has to roll a ball through a bi – level maze to unlock the gift! Talk about an incentive! It is so much more fun than just getting a gift card! Plus, it is fun to watch the person work to solve the puzzle.

Family Talk – Faith Edition, $6.74

Family Talk: Faith Edition - A fun portable conversation game designed to keep today’s busy families connected. The game includes 100 conversation cards. Simply pick a card, ask the question and get a surprising and often hilarious glimpse into the hearts and minds of your family members. Diverse topics reveal surprising answers, even from hard-to-talk-to teens. This new Faith Edition features reflective questions to inspire a caring, giving and faith filled attitude.

Christmas Puzzleball – Santa and Snowman by Ravensburger. 54 pieces.

Puzzleball - Santa and Snowman holiday puzzleball features perfectly crafted, curved puzzle pieces that fit together exactly for an easy to assemble puzzle sphere that looks great as a Christmas ornament or decoration for the holiday season. Each puzzleball is 54 pieces and measures 3″ in diameter when assembled. No glue required – the plastic pieces snap together and stay in place when complete.

 

Happy Easter!: Facts and Trivia

Happy Easter from Puzzle Warehouse! We hope whether you got up early to go to church or are spending the afternoon scavenging for eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny (or both!) that you are having a lovely day with family or friends.

Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ after the Crucifixion and is celebrated  on the Sunday following the first full moon after the first day of spring. That’s why the date can be as early as March 22 or as late as April 25.

Now That’s Art! by SunsOut. 100 pieces. Finished size: 10″ x 16″.

Eggs have special significance during the Easter holidays because eggs celebrate new life. While they don’t seem alive, life lives within them, just waiting to hatch. Before egg dyeing and chocolate eggs and hardboiled eggs were popular, people gave each other eggs carved from other materials, like wood or precious stones.

Easter on the Lawn by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 26.5″ x 35″.

Rabbits and hares was associated with springtime even before the time of Jesus. The Anglo Saxon goddess of Spring named Eostre (which some believe was the inspiration for the name Easter) had a hare as her companion to symbolize fertility and rebirth.

The tradition of believing that a bunny hides eggs for little children to find came to America in the 1700′s from German immigrants. Like the Christmas stocking and coal, the parents told their children that if they were good and made a little “nest” out of their caps and bonnets, the Easter Bunny would leave them colored eggs.

Bunnie Wannabe by SunsOut. 500 pieces. Finished size: 18″ x 24″.

Easter is a pretty important holiday to Americans. It’s the second-biggest candy holiday after Halloween (even beating out Valentines’ Day!) and it’s the fourth-largest card-exchanging holiday. Nearly 120 million cards are sent every year. Wouldn’t this hound in bunny ears make a perfect card as well as puzzle?

True Love by SunsOut. 500 pieces. Finished size: 15.5″ x 18″.

The first Cadbury Easter Eggs were made in 1875! At first chocolate wasn’t all that popular around Easter until molds were made. In the beginning, chocolate Easter eggs were made of dark chocolate with sugared almonds inside. By 1893, there was 19 different lines on the Cadbury Brothers Easter list in the UK. Now we know that it’s not just chocolate eggs that are so popular. People love molds of chocolate bunnies, and there’s certainly some good selection—Gourmet Food has even made a Top 10 List. Did you know that 76% of Americans say they bite off the ears first, with only 5% going for the feet first and 4% biting into the tail?

Cravings by White Mountain. 300 pieces. Finished size: 19.25″ x 26.625″.

Jelly beans became an Easter tradition in 1930 and now 16 million jelly beans are made every year exclusively for the Easter holiday, as well as approximately 90 million Easter bunnies. But those that don’t like the traditional chocolate or the fruity jelly beans are a pretty dominating market as well: 700 million Peeps are made every year for Easter. Did you know that for a long time people hid Easter goodies in children’s shoes? Baskets became popular when people realized the shoes were too small to stuff in all that yumminess!

 

New Christmas Room!

Last month, we celebrated our 1st anniversary being open to the public, and boy has it been a ride! A year later, we’re facing our second holiday season and are very excited to offer you – our valued customers – more than 12,000 puzzles and games to choose from in our store here in St. Louis and online at PuzzleWarehouse.com.
And Something New: we now have an entire Christmas room full of more than 300 holiday-themed jigsaw puzzles from 10 to 1500 pieces. Here are a few of our favorites.

1. The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Celtic Collection of puzzles contains original and vivid artwork created by Dublin born artist Rachel Arbuckle. This is a stunning interpretation of the classic Christmas song. Purrfect Puzzles are made in The Netherlands to the highest quality, using recycled materials, in a compact ‘Eco Box’. The well-fitting pieces are varied, glare-free, durable and thicker than usual pieces.

2. Christmas Puzzleballs

These 3D puzzles by Ravensburger are a hit every holiday season! Turn this Christmas into a life-long memory by building your very own Puzzleball ornaments! Each Puzzleball has 60 interlocking pieces that come together to form a holiday scene ornament that can be hung on the tree with included nylon string. We have several non-Christmas theme puzzle balls for year-round puzzling fun, too.

3. Puzzles to Remember – Poinsettia & Pine Cones

A holiday favorite, the poinsettia, comes to life as you put together this vivid jigsaw puzzle. The Puzzles to Remember series by Springbok is a fun way to enjoy puzzling while minimizing the time it takes to piece together. These puzzles are the same finished size as standard 500-piece puzzles, but contain only 12 or 36 large pieces, making it much easier to finish. There are more than 10 puzzles in this series.

4. Pintoo’s plastic puzzles

As the only carrier in the USA of these unique puzzles, Puzzle Warehouse is excited to bring you a collection of puzzles that feature long-lasting, interlocking plastic pieces. These puzzles do not require glue after assembled (they can be hung right up) and offer greater flexibility and presentability than traditional jigsaw puzzles. Pintoo offers more than 120 images in puzzles ranging from 40 to 1000 pieces, 3D, and Miniatures!

 

Puzzles for Lovers

Yesterday, lovers all over the world celebrated Valentine’s Day, a day of love, of joy and happiness. Over the centuries, love has inspired writers, musicians, poets, painters, movie directors and even common people. It is said that it has great healing powers and the ones who love truly, live longer.

Valentine’s Day origins lie in Ancient Rome’s Fertility Festival which was celebrated on the 15th of February. During the festival, the men had to pick a scrawl on which was written a woman’s name. Each couple had to stay united until the next festival. Usually, they fell in love and got married. This festival was celebrated only until 496, when it was replaced by Valentine’s Day.

If you want to surprise your sweetheart with a love themed puzzle, Puzzle Warehouse is here to help by offering you a great variety of puzzles for lovers. For example, the 77 pieces Puzzleball Guardian Angel made by Ravensburger will put a big smile on her/his face. Who wouldn’t love a blonde chubby angel who is offering his big and loving heart?

Then, you have the lovely Heart puzzleball. Perfectly crafted, curved puzzle pieces allow for an exact fit and are easily assembled together to form a solid, smooth ball – with no glue required! The final result is a unique, decorative piece that sends a sincere message to your soul mate.

And for those of you who are single but secretly in love, the Fine Art 1000 pieces Jigsaw Puzzle by Ricordi Arte – Trionfo di Galatea might speak for itself. Those three cupids are all aiming in one point: the object of your affections.

To see more of PW’s puzzles for lovers, visit our online store and browse around. Tell us your favorites in the comments!

Chocolate Sweethearts, a Jigsaw Puzzle Valentine

We haven’t met anyone yet who doesn’t like chocolate. We can eat it just to delight our senses or maybe to prevent cardiovascular diseases, as doctors recommend.

Its soft texture, its variety of flavors (spicy, bitter, sweet, refreshing, exotic), its multitude of shapes and not to mention the solid history behind it—it all comes together to make chocolate the next indispensable ingredient after oxygen and water. If you are not convinced of its benefits yet, here is an example: why do you think people feel the need for “something sweet” – which is usually chocolate or chocolate ice cream – whenever they are depressed? Well, the answer is quite obvious: chocolate raises the brain’s serotonin levels.

Chocolate isn’t always a comfort food, though. It is also traditionally a gift for your sweetheart or other people close to your heart on Valentine’s Day. If your sweetheart happens to be on a diet, and you don’t want to risk her wrath by giving her the real thing, perhaps a jigsaw puzzle Valentine is just the thing.

You may find the Chocolate Sweethearts 350 pieces jigsaw puzzle a lovely way to spend the day with your children or sweetheart. Made by Springbok, from 100% recycled materials, the quality of the puzzle guarantees that you will like it even more. This little piece of chocolate heaven will never expire and it will not make you gain any extra pounds, no matter how much you use it. It makes the perfect jigsaw puzzle Valentine, and if you really want to know the best thing about it, we will tell you: at PuzzleWarehouse, chocolate comes cheap.