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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. Whether you’re a 500-piece or 2,000-piece puzzle person, jigsaw puzzles will stimulate your brain and keep you 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.
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.
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 that 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 Ilonka Karasz, this puzzle features a beautiful flower garden with a few individuals collecting the multi-colored blooms. 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 the 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.
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.
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 pink and yellow-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.
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.
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