27 gifts for puzzle lovers18 min readReading Time: 11 minutes
A dedicated puzzle fanatic isn’t satisfied by solving a simple problem. They need cryptic crosswords, tangled mazes, and abstract jigsaw puzzles to feel excited. If you have a puzzle lover on your gift list look no further.
This gift guide is for all kinds of puzzle lovers – jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, good old brain teasers or logic puzzles.
#1 A Puzzle Felt Mat
This felt mat is one of the best gifts for puzzle lovers – easily wrap up the puzzle to maintain it or work on it later. The color of black contributes to the sharp contrast between the mat and the colorful puzzles. A best gift for puzzle lovers of all ages.
It’s also specially designed with an anti-leaking slit which allows it to last longer than other tubes in the market when inflated. It’s very easy to make this mat lie flat on the floor. Color of black for easy sorting and contrast.
It has an Inflatable tube for compact storage, and 2 black elastic bands keep the puzzles safe in the roll. This mat is big enough for up to 1500-piece puzzles. Get it here
#2 A Maze Ball
Some puzzles require weeks and an extra-long table to finish; others are perfect for those moments when you’re waiting at a bus stop or the doctor’s office. This spherical toy can fit inside a pocket to be played on the go.
Rotate the orb to guide the ball bearing from one side to the other. Challenge yourself with this A-Maze-Ball Medium Maze Game! This sphere holds a challenging maze with a ball bearing inside.
Carefully maneuver your way around the sphere to get to the end. It measures about 4-inches in diameter. Get it here
#3 A Math Wood Brain Teaser Puzzle
Another unique designs which has 2 puzzles in 1. The object of both puzzles is to turn the 6 hardwood wheels such that all columns add to 100 at the same time. There is a SUPER difficult side with 12 columns of numbers.
There are over 248,000 possible permutations with 1 possible solution. A hard level 5 puzzle. The flip side has 6 columns of numbers. It is still quite challenging (level 4) with over 7700 permutations with only 1 possible solution. Get it here
#4 A Deluxe Portapuzzle
Teg your Puzzles anywhere! This De-Luxe Puzzle Carrier has a wipe clean leather-look external finish, a zip around to close it up securely, and a sturdy carry handle. The special lining keeps the pieces in place and provides a rigid surface on which to work.
Included are two lift out panels to place loose pieces or sections of the Jigsaw on. Designed to support most 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles. Get it here
#5 A Colored Puzzle
Clemens Habicht’s 1000 COLOURS is a CMYK color gamut gradient jigsaw puzzle of 1000 pieces. Each tile is an individual color and the task is to place each color exactly in relation to every other color in this spectrum puzzle.
Good quality pieces with low puzzle dust so you can enjoy it right out of the box. Easier to assemble than some traditional image puzzles as the color sorting is somewhat intuitive and soothing. Get it here
#6 A Harry Potter Jigsaw
Unlock Your Inner Wizard… Piece together the magic of the wizarding world with this Harry Potter themed 1000-piece puzzle featuring Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore, Hagrid, Hedwig, Snape, Malfoy and the one who shall not be named.
Loved by wizards, witches and even muggles, this puzzle is the ultimate Harry Potter gift for fans of all ages. Perfect for family puzzling, game night, holidays, and birthdays, kids and adults will absolutely love it.
This is an officially authorized by Warner Brothers. They’re the perfect piece of Harry Potter collectible memorabilia to add to your collection. Get it here
#7 A Portable Jigsaw Caddy
Build and store your jigsaws using this oversized and robust puzzle board. The Porta-puzzle features a center work space, side panels for sorting and removable inside panels to cover your puzzle in progress for storage.
The unique fabric lining keeps puzzle pieces in place and also provides an ideal surface to puzzle on while being pliable for easy transportation. It’s easy to transport and store away to keep your house clutter free. Get it here
#8 A Puzzle Reprint
The crossword puzzle is a daily American habit and a fixture of The Times newspaper. Select the crossword that ran on your birthday or any other key date and have it framed along with an authentic autograph of Times master puzzler Will Shortz.
Your puzzle will be reproduced on photographic paper exactly as it first appeared, mounted with 6-ply white matting in a solid black wood frame and protected behind crystal clear acrylic. Depending on the date you select, your puzzle will come in a vertical or horizontal frame. Get it here
#9 A Brain Teaser Metal Puzzle
This oxymoron is just as difficult to take apart as it is to put back together. Three unusually shaped pieces interlock in a particular way with curly and dramatic angles for a challenge like no other.
Beautifully polished solid aluminum, makes a fascinating conversation piece. Designed by Vladimir Krasnoukhov. Get it here
#10 A White Mountain Puzzle Sorter
The White Mountain Puzzles – Puzzle Sorter is a brand-new item that allows you to organize puzzle pieces by your favorite system: color, pattern, theme, shape, etc. The ideal tool for the dedicated puzzler!
The sorter includes six sturdy cardboard trays that keep your pieces sorted and your work area neat and safe from losing stray pieces. Make your puzzle building experience more enjoyable by getting a better view and easy access to all your pieces.
These color-coded boxes also stack together allowing for easy and convenient puzzle-piece storage and transportation. Get it here
#11 An Aristotle’s Number Classic Wooden Puzzle
Calling all Mathematicians and Puzzle Enthusiasts. Professor Puzzle presents The Einstein Ultimate Number Puzzle. A tricky Wooden Puzzle Game suitable for both kids & adults. Includes a solid wooden playing base and 19 wooden number pieces.
Play with this challenging sudoku like mathematical brain-teaser. Each line must add up to 38, so can you sort the 19 numbered pieces to ensure each row adds up to 38? Get it here
#12 A Monkey Business Puzzle
Stack and Balance Game! Finally, a game you can monkey around with! The goal of the game is simple—see how high you can stack. Don’t worry, the apes won’t mind—just don’t pull the wrong tail, or everything will come crashing!.
You can take turns placing a piece into the base. The last player to place a piece without knocking anything over wins! Use the sand timer to see who can stack the most pieces in one minute, or use the sand timer and ruler to see who can make the highest stack in one minute. Get it here
#13 A Beer Cap Puzzle
This is a great puzzle for the beer lovers in your life. This colorful collage of caps will entertain for hours. Can you find your favorite cap? Thrill the entire family and provide hours of fun and entertainment piecing this incredible jigsaw puzzle together.
An ideal pastime for everyone to enjoy. Includes 550 extra large puzzle pieces made of sturdy blue chipboard on recycled paper. Puzzle dimensions (completed): 18 x 24 inches. Making a puzzle has never been easier! Get it here
#14 A Custom Wood Fractal Puzzle
If you want a friend of yours to occupy their mind with something interesting and developing for a long time, then a fractal puzzle is for you! A fractal puzzle is a kind of puzzle that will drag you into the process for a long time.
It consists of self-repeating elements and, if you look closely at the fern leaf, you will see that its whole leaf consists of many small leaves, and these leaves, in turn, consist of even smaller leaves and so on.
This is the principle of a fractal. And there are many such examples around us, from the patterns of snowflakes, starfish, flowers, to the fractals found in our solar system. Order yours today! Get it here
#15 A 3D Puzzle Owl
Give a friend gift they can show off…. Once they finish it! Be proud to exhibit your assembled Owl 3D model on any tabletops, cases, and surfaces you like! Share the love for birds and animals with your friends and relatives.
This educative and beautiful 3D wooden puzzle is ideal for kids and teenagers with an interest in science, biology, birds, and wild animals. Our collection of puzzles will help them learn in an entertaining way giving them endless hours of fun when building and decorating it. The wooden puzzle assembly size is: 4.5”Lx4”Wx7”H. Get it here
#16 A Set of Wooden Puzzles
This is a set of 10 3D wooden puzzles in wooden box with star design, snake bucket, prison ball, burr puzzle, soda bucket, fallen star, round saucers puzzle, 2 diamond buckets, nail bucket and 3D square cuvette!
It’s made from natural wood, with a size of 13 x 30 x 6 cm. Puzzle: 2 x 2 x 2 inches. It’s portable and handy, and you can keep all items inside when the lid is closed. Ideal gift for family and friends! Get it here
#17 A Great Minds Set of 5 Puzzles
This set of great Minds Puzzles is designed to engage the psyche- The Great Minds series brings together intellectually demanding puzzles with some of the greatest thinkers from throughout history.
Each puzzle reflects an aspect of the Great Mind who inspired it, as well as a brief history of their life and achievements, combining learning and play. This set of five highlights some of mankind’s greatest achievements:
Thomas Edison’s Light Filament, Johannes Kepler’s Star, Michael Faraday’s Magnetic Field, Robert Stephenson’s Railway Sleepers, and Benjamin Franklin’s Kite. Get it here
#18 A Puzzle for Thirsty Players
This elegant, functional and enigmatic puzzle is a sure fire conversation starter. Slide the bottle into the metal caddy’s cradle, lock the puzzle device and use it as your centerpiece. When the puzzle is solved, use the caddy as your wine server!
Although this is a fun game for parties, beware: it’s average solution time can vary from 30 min to 30 days. Follow the instructions to lock up a bottle of wine or alcohol in the wooden puzzle. Present the entrapped bottle to your host, boss, friend or family member and watch the fun start! Get it here
#19 A Rubik Cube Mug
Solve the Puzzle, drink the puzzle! Take a break from solving the iconic puzzle cube and enjoy your favorite beverage with this Rubik’s cube mug. Featuring the 3 x 3 design this mug will become your favorite morning mug.
There is more to this mug than just a funny pattern. The image is professionally printed to ensure it will last in the microwave and is made of ceramic, sturdy and durable with fine workmanship. Get it here
#20 A Infinite Galaxy Puzzle
Have you ever done a puzzle that has no beginning or end? Where you don’t know up from down? Get lost in the Infinite Galaxy Puzzle. The Infinity Puzzle is a new type of jigsaw puzzle that tiles continuously. It has no fixed shape, no starting point, and no edges.
It can be assembled in thousands of different ways. Topologically, the Infinite Galaxy Puzzle maps to a Klein bottle, an impossible 3D shape where the inside and outside are mathematically indistinguishable. Get it here
#21 A Playthings Braino Brainteaser Puzzle
Why not search for a puzzle that can play itself? Enter Braino, the Popular Playthings game with the mechanical brain. Believe it or not, Braino can figure out how to beat you every time you play. You can choose which way you want to play.
Determine the rules before you start, when you decide whether the player who takes the last ball loses or wins. Each game starts by rolling the 15 balls to the top row of the game. You and BRAINO alternate turns, taking 1, 2, or 3 balls on each turn (Braino will do this automatically). Do you think you can beat Braino? Get it here
#22 A 7 x 7 Speed Cube
If you get bored from the classics easy, look no further! The Qiyi Qixing S is a 7 x 7 cube specially designed for beginners (at first). Its contact surface has a non-stick edge, which provides 7 x 7 non-stick performance.
The central block of the seventh order start is from advanced integrated die cutting technology, the surface of the accessory is smoother, the data is more accurate and stable, and the middle layer feels better. The inner layer is rounded to ensure the stability of the cube. Larger rounded corners provide exceptional fault tolerance. Get it here
#23 A Darwin’s Dinosaur Egg Puzzle
Evolve your brain power with the Darwin’s Dinosaur Egg puzzle! This brain-teasing puzzle from the Great Minds series will test your mental mettle as you attempt to rebuild the egg from its pieces.
Perfect for anyone in your life with a vivid imagination and an active mind, this puzzle is inspired by Charles Darwin, whose theory of natural selection revolutionized how we think about our origins and still sparks controversy to this day.
An ideal gift for any science whiz or history maven, keep this alluring brain-teaser out in the open! Get it here
#24 A Hourglass Hanayama Metal Brain Teaser
Hanayama cast puzzles are some of the world’s finest brain teasers. These high-quality, cast metal puzzles come in six challenging, Mensa-rated levels of difficulty.
These Level 6 puzzles are considered very difficult by most puzzlers. Hanayama puzzles are recommended for ages 12 and up. Get it here
#25 A Way to Build Their Own puzzles
What could be better than a woodworking project that expands your woodworking skills, results in a gallery-worthy project that will bring hours of entertainment, and could even make a dent in your pile of scrap wood?
20 of those projects compiled into one great book. In Wooden Puzzles, master puzzle maker Brian Menold takes you step-by-step through the construction of 20 ingenious puzzle designs. With plenty of clear photographs and illustrations along the way, you’ll have no problem creating beautiful puzzles of your own no matter what your skill level.
The final puzzles range from relatively simple to solve to devilishly difficult so the fun doesn’t end when the projects are complete. Get it here
#26 One for the Kids: The Frozen Puzzle
If your kids love to see Frozen, give them something Frozen to build! This Disney Frozen 2 puzzle for kids measures approximately 16 x11 inches, 41×27.5cm, and contains 100 pieces.
It’s made with a high quality puzzle blue-board for durability and years of enjoyment matched with precisely cut interlocking pieces to ensure a finished product with a smooth, even surface. Beautiful imagery and vivid colors create a stunning over-all appearance. Get it here
#27 A 3D Fast-Paced Puzzle Game
A really fun puzzle game for parties! Each player tries to position his spheres as accurately as possible. During each game round, six task cards are revealed. These cards indicate conditions you must follow when placing the spheres—for example, which spheres must not be on top of other spheres or must not touch each other.
If you complete the tasks correctly, you receive points, and if you have the most points at the end of the game, you win! Get it here