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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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.