The 18 Best Jigsaw Puzzles of 2020

Have fun and use your brain with these crowd-pleasers

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Our Top Picks
"This vibrant, 500-piece puzzle features butterflies and berries set against one of Rifle Paper Co.'s signature floral prints."
"Its pieces are pressed in gold foil, adding yet another unique element to an already standout puzzle."
"This bubbly pick is beautiful, and pretty challenging, thanks to the large amount of white space between glasses."
"Finished with foil details, you’ll enjoy every second of assembling this beautiful puzzle."
"Since it’s only 285-pieces, this is a great puzzle to knock out in a couple hours."
"Switch up your puzzle game with this unique rounded pick with an intricate, colorful design."
"Challenging yet fun, this New Yorker-themed puzzle will keep you busy for hours (or days)."
"To say these quick-to-assemble puzzles are fun is a complete understatement."
"There's no watering required on this beautiful houseplant puzzle."
"This blue and green gradient puzzle will provide you with hours of (challenging) fun."

Do you tackle puzzles by the edges first, or do you try to focus on a particular area and color? If you’re looking for something to do on the weekend or post-work to switch up your typical Netflix binge, jigsaw puzzles are a great way to keep you occupied for hours. 

Puzzles, the quarantine activity that tons of people turned to when lockdown was in full swing, is still going strong and is a perfect activity for the family, especially now that the fall and winter are approaching. Whether you’re a 500-piece or 2,000-piece puzzle person, puzzles will stimulate your brain and can keep kids and adults occupied for hours.

Here, the best puzzles to help you pass the time:

Rifle Paper Co. Strawberry Fields Jigsaw Puzzle

This beautiful, new, 500-piece puzzle features one of Rifle Paper Co.’s signature floral prints. Once you’re done assembling the puzzle, you’re going to want to glue and frame it, adding a fresh and whimsical new piece of art to your gallery wall.

Jonathan Adler Lips Shaped Jigsaw Puzzle

This jigsaw puzzle is the perfect housewarming or hostess present; or you can keep for yourself. The bold and beautiful puzzle features gold foil pressed puzzle pieces and is most definitely not your traditional puzzle. Not only is it luxe, but unlike your typical rectangular puzzle, this one follows the curves of the lips and smoke stacks, making it even more fun and unique to assemble.

Piecework Champagne Problems Modern Jigsaw Puzzle

This challenging puzzle has a lot of white space and features champagne glasses and shadows that create a beautiful scene. Pop open a bottle of champagne, make yourself a bowl of popcorn, and get ready to spend hours on this glamorous puzzle.

Galison Classic Rewind Foil Jigsaw Puzzle

This illustration by Bethany Robertson will quickly become your new favorite puzzle. It is composed of VHS tapes with silly, made-up titles which are guaranteed to cause a few giggles. Finished with foil details, you’ll enjoy every second of assembling this beautiful 1,000-piece pick.

Slowdown Studio Yoro Park Puzzle

Sometimes you’re not in the mood to spend hours on assembling a puzzle. Since it’s only 285-pieces, this is a great puzzle to knock out in a couple hours. Designed by Australian artist Charlie Bennell, this puzzle features an illustration of The Site of Reversible Destiny in Yoro Park, Japan.

Galison MoMA Frank Stella Jigsaw Puzzle

Switch up your puzzle game with this unique rounded design. With similar hues throughout the two circles, you’ll be left with hours of challenging fun trying to assemble the pieces.

New York Puzzle Company The New Yorker Jigsaw Puzzle

Featuring the New Yorker magazine cover illustration by Peter de Seve from December 2019, this puzzle features a delivery man carrying an oversized, decorated Christmas tree up the stairs in a snowstorm. This pick is challenging and will keep you occupied for hours—or days—and never disappoints with the final product.

Areaware Little Puzzle Thing

Okay, these might be the coolest little puzzles ever. You can create a 70-something-piece cheese puff or maybe try piecing together a hot dog. To say these quick-to-assemble puzzles are fun is a complete understatement. You can buy each food separately, or opt for bundles that feature different food groups with about six puzzles.

Galison Houseplants Puzzle

If you’re prone to killing living and breathing plants, try your hand at this vibrant puzzle that will add some greenery to your life. The best part—there's no watering required.

Areaware Gradient Puzzle

Warning: This jigsaw puzzle requires a lot of patience and strategy. The challenging puzzle features colors that blend into one another, leaving you with hours of fun assembling the green and blue-toned puzzle pieces. Don't love that color combination? The company sells plenty of other ombres you may like.

Puzzledly Main Squeeze Puzzle

Indulge in this tasty puzzle that features kiwis, lemons, and melons. The puzzle pieces are sturdy and glossy, making this luxe puzzle one that you’ll be proud to leave on your table for days.

Areaware Pattern Puzzle in Stack Design

This abstract jigsaw puzzle is inspired by fine art created by Dusen Dusen. The bold and vibrant colors make it easy to focus on one area at a time. Not only is the puzzle attractive, but the box itself is something you won’t mind leaving out on your coffee table or shelf.

Galison Frank Lloyd Wright Foil Stamped Jigsaw Puzzle

The intricate designs in this stunning jigsaw puzzle feature gold foil embellishments inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright that create a funky and modern design.

Made Jackson Hole Pastel Suburbia Puzzle

Illustrated by Vienna-based artist Ana Popescu, this 282-piece puzzle features pretty pastel colors and groovy scenes of cars driving through an old-school neighborhood.

Gray Malin The Snow Two-Sided Puzzle

Gray Malin’s aerial photography is shot from a doorless helicopter, which creates stunning visual celebrations of life in repetition. This double-sided 500-piece puzzle features pine trees standing tall on one side and skiers getting geared up on the flip side.

Express It Best Practically Impossible Clear Puzzle

Sit back, take a deep breath, and get ready to tackle this challenging puzzle. Featuring 70 clear puzzle pieces, you’ll have to think spatially to figure out how each piece fits perfectly together based on its shape. Feeling defeated? The puzzle comes with cheat sheets that offer increasing levels of assistance.

Dowdle Alpine Christmas Wooden Puzzle

If this puzzle doesn't put you in the holiday spirit, we're not sure what will. This beautiful jigsaw puzzle made of wooden pieces features a small town celebrating holidays, complete with horse-drawn sleighs, snow-topped trees, and more.

CHAFIN Dreamy Positano Puzzle

If your Italian vacation was postponed, you can still take in the breathtaking sights of Positano; just from the comfort of your living room. Pour yourself a glass of Italian wine, make a fresh bowl of pasta, and transport yourself with these beautiful views of the coast.

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