Best Things Designed to Look Like Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces

For those of us that LOVE jigsaw puzzles, we know that they’re more than just a hobby. The puzzle piece look can also be decorative–and even functional! Check out these great designs in the shape of puzzle pieces for things such as cutting boards, chairs, and more!

1. Puzzleboard cutting boards

2. Puzzle wine rack

3. Puzzle rugs

4. Puzzle benches/end tables

5. Puzzle mirror

6. Puzzle alarm clock… that only shuts off once you correctly arrange the pieces!

7. Puzzle cookie cutter

8. Puzzle storage

 

Puzzle Penpals

In August, we posted about jigsaw puzzle swaps. With swaps, you can send and receive jigsaw puzzles from all over the country. But recently we discovered Mallory’s blog where she has put a new spin on puzzles in the mail.

Mallory is a creative woman with a lot of long distance family. To keep in touch with the younger bunch and foster a close relationship with them across the miles, Mallory has found fun, interactive ways to communicate.

One way she came up with was penpal puzzles!

The concept is simple: she finds a puzzle that her cousin (or niece of nephew) would like (with an appropriate piece count for their age), she puts it together, then she flips it over and writes a note on the back.

Then she breaks it up to send.

And voila! The kiddos get a fun new gift, an educational and interactive activity, and a letter to cherish from a loving family member!

The same thing could work for adult family and friends, though it might take you a little longer to accomplish! It would make an additionally wonderful gift for grandparents using a custom jigsaw puzzle with a beloved family photo.

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.

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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.

 

Holiday Gift Guide: 500 piece Christmas Puzzles

‘Tis the season, everybody!

Today check out our great 500 piece Christmas puzzles for the intermediate puzzler. Tomorrow be sure to return for our post on 1000 piece Christmas puzzles, and Monday you’ll see us feature some of our special and unique Christmas puzzles.

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Homage by SunsOut. 18 x 24.

5 Star Review for “Homage”: “This puzzle ‘Homage’ is one of the nicest ones I have ever done. So beautiful when finished, I will frame it for sure.”

religious christmas jigsaw

Spirit of Christmas by SunsOut. 18 x 24.

5 star review for “Spirit of Christmas”: “Genuinely captures ‘The Reason for the Season’… St. Nicholas holding, pausing, reflecting, reckoning Christ in CHRISTmas. A puzzle I display year round. So detailed. Brilliantly colored. Awe-meditative facial expression. A must have puzzle.”

nicky boehme christmas puzzles

Christmas Eve by Springbok. 18 x 23.5

5 star review for “Christmas Eve”: “Challenging but fun to work.”

Santa’s Cats and Dogs by Cobble Hill. 18 x 24.

reindeer puzzle

Special Delivery by Springbok. 18 x 23.5

train christmas puzzle

Santa Asking for Directions by SunsOut. 18 x 24.

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Rockefeller Center by Briarpatch.

Motorcycle Santa by SunsOut. 18 x 24.

Snowman Patches by SunsOut. 18 x 24.

Remember, you have until Tuesday December 17 to ensure Christmas Eve delivery!

Still need some last minute stocking stuffers? Check out these fun gifts!

Coca-Cola – 3D Can by Springbok. 40 pieces. Ages 6+

 

 

 

Our famous 3D puzzle slowly comes to life before your eyes! These hard plastic pieces present an interesting challenge to even experienced puzzlers because there is more that one surface to work on. A great take on an old classic.

Hanayama Amour Brainteaser by University Games. Ages 8+

Puzzle expert Akio Yamamoto brought us this Hanayama Level 5 Cast Puzzle – Amour masterpiece by joining two separate yet linked loops to create this challenge. Remove “Adam” and “Eve” from the metal plate, which has been crafted in the shape of an apple as the “Forbidden Fruit. It really is that easy. Then bring the lovebirds back together to complete the puzzle.

Christmas Puzzles Under $10

If you’re looking for a reasonably priced gift for someone (or yourself!) for the holiday season then look no further than our Gifts Under $10 in our Holiday Guide. Here are our best winter/holiday puzzles that won’t break the bank! You’ll find snowmen, frosty evenings by the fire, puppies, and Santa in these fun puzzles with 300 pieces or less.

Looking In by SunsOut. 300 pieces.

MINI – Christmas Cottage by SunsOut. 100 pieces.

MINI – Little Rascal by SunsOut. 100 pieces.

Shopping Spree by SunsOut. 300 pieces.

Friends and Neighbors by SunsOut. 300 pieces.

Puppy Love by SunsOut. 300 pieces.

Christmas Present for Peanut by SunsOut. 300 pieces.

Christmas Tree (Puzzle Ball) by Ravensburger. 54 pieces.

Snowman Carnival by SunsOut. 200 pieces.

Snowy Indigo Evening by SunsOut. 300 pieces.

Enchanted Woods by SunsOut. 300 pieces.