Old Sport: Puzzles for Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to everyone out there, whether you’re celebrating yours or celebrating being one!

My father is a big sports fan. Doesn’t matter what sport it is, he’ll watch it. Little League World Series? He’s watching it. Golf? He’s watching it. He’ll watch the FIFA World Cup even though he doesn’t even really like soccer. I’m sure if my favorite sport, Quidditch, made it onto the TV screen, he’d watch that too!

So, to celebrate my dad this Father’s Day, I’ve compiled some of our sports related puzzles. There’s tons for all your athletically-inclined lovers of the game!

What do your fathers love best, what puzzle theme would be perfect for them? Let us know in the comments!

To start, here’s a Dodgers puzzle, because that’s my dad’s team!

Pennant – Dodgers by TDC Games. 300 pieces.

Play Ball by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.

Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field 3D Puzzle by Promotional Partners Worldwide.

2011 World Series Champions – St. Louis Cardinals by White Mountain. 550 pieces.

Collector’s Closet by Springbok. 1000 pieces.

Sports Legends by White Mountain. 1000 pieces.

Texas A&M Football by Dowdle Folk Art. 500 pieces.

Wimbledon Tennis by Wentworth Wooden Puzzles. 200 pieces.

Golf Memories by White Mountain. 550 pieces.

 

Love to Read? Love to Puzzle? Win a Book Puzzle! [Free Puzzle Giveaway]

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. A broken computer charger + finals week has made things more difficult. But now I’m back, and as a reward for your patience, we have another way for you to win a free puzzle with today’s blog post!

Since it is finals week, and I’m majoring in comparative literature, books have been on my mind, so I’ve gathered up some of the best book-related puzzles that we have here at Puzzle Warehouse! Fill out a short survey telling us about a classic book you were forced to read in high school or college and why you loved it—or hated it! The best answer will be selected to win any of the following puzzles.

Check them out and then click the link at the bottom to enter to win!

Classic Books – Cinderella by Master Pieces. 1000 pieces.

Kravarick, Books by Heye. 1500 pieces.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Master Pieces. 1000 pieces.

Treasure Island by Master Pieces. 1000 pieces.

Jack and the Beanstalk by Master Pieces. 1000 pieces.

Romeo & Juliet by Master Pieces. 1000 pieces.

Tea Party by SunsOut. 200 pieces.

A Place of Her Own by SunsOut. 500 pieces.

Reading Group by Heye. 1000 pieces.

 

Best Sellers by White Mountain. 1000 pieces.

Maybe that last puzzle will give you some ideas! Was The Great Gatsby a masterpiece of just a book about some vain rich people that didn’t matter to you? Did Jaws scare you or did it pale in comparison to the movie? Let us know!

Screen shot 2013-06-11 at 11.41.29 AM The survey will be open until Friday, June 14th at 11:59 PST. Don’t worry, we’ll remind you!

Ocean or Mountains? Puzzles for Outdoorsy People

A classic getting-to-know you question is “Do you prefer the ocean or the mountains?” If you answered “the mountains,” then I have some puzzles for you!

Yesterday I did a post on ocean puzzles because I’m so excited about summer beach trips, but today I’ve got something for those of you that like the shade that tall trees provide while you go hunting, fishing, or camping in the forest, along a lake or near a river.

Forest Path by Eurographics. 1000 pieces.

Crystal Mill, White River National Forest by Lafayette Puzzle Factory. 1000 pieces.

Bear Lake, Estes Park by Springbok. 500 pieces.

Autumn Bridge by SunsOut. 1500 pieces.

Autumn Innocence by Buffalo Games. 300 pieces.

Bear Creek Crossing by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.

 

Mountains Needle by Educa. 500 pieces. 5000 pieces.

A Time to Dream by Clementoni. 1500 pieces.

Lake Louise by Eurographics. 750 pieces.

 

Happy Mother’s Day! And waterfalls.

This post is for my mom because, as you know, it’s Mother’s Day. And since my mom is wonderful and supportive, she follows this blog and gets notified of the updates. Today we’re going puppy shopping together because she’s thinking about getting a dog, but I know something my mom loves more than warm, cuddly puppies if you can believe it.

My mom loves waterfalls. She often goes out into the woods or goes driving around Oregon to find them. So, since I love my mom and my mom loves waterfalls, here’s some of our best waterfall posts—and a post publicly declaring that I have the best mom in the world—for you, and also a little bit, for her.

Mackay Falls, New Zealand by Ravensburger. 1000 pieces.

Heritage Cardinals by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.

Rainbow Setting by SunsOut. 500 pieces.

 

Big Bear Falls by SunsOut. 600 pieces.

Butterflies in the Mist by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.

Niagara Falls by Buffalo Games. 750 pieces.

Elephant by Heye. 1000 pieces.

Waterfall in All Provinces by Peaceful Wooden Puzzles. Starting at 430 pieces, largest is 890 pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

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!