You'll Want to Frame These Pretty Puzzles After You Complete Them
Feel like it's time to take a break from all the screens and get back to basics? If so, consider reaching for an old-fashioned puzzle to pass the time. And don't say that you're not a puzzle person, because there are so many different varieties to choose from (and there's bound to be one that you like!). Whether you are looking for a traditional jig saw style, or you want to try your hand at something a little more complex (like a 3D model!), there is a puzzle out there that will surely work for you and your family's needs.
Puzzles are available for just about every skill level, too—everyone from a novice to a seasoned professional can partake in the fun without running the risk of feeling frustrated (by on oversized iteration or something too simple) or taking on a project that feels too endless (1,000-piece options aren't for everyone!). Even little ones can sit down and put a puzzle together.
To help you find the right puzzle, we compiled a list of our favorites, keeping all of the aforementioned points in mind. Here, we're sharing a curated edit of the prettiest puzzles on the market right now. Each of the ahead options serve as the perfect activity for a night in—whether that's the result of bad weather, a cold winter night, or an at-home game night. Tackle these options yourself (they're great solo projects!), or get the whole family involved—it's entirely up to you. The best part? All of the puzzles on this list can be ordered from the comfort of your home and shipped directly to your doorstep. Take a peek to find the one that makes the top of your list—and, eventually, the top of your coffee table.
Fine Art in a Box
These puzzles from photographer Gray Malin are so beautiful, that you're sure to get lost in them—and feel transported to the beach—as you put them together. The 500-piece set comes with two pictures, one on each side, providing double the fun.
Shop Now: Gray Malin Double-Sided Beach Puzzle, $24.99, anthropologie.com.
If you are a puzzle pro looking to go big or go home, check out this night sky beauty in the round. It's made of unusually shaped pieces, which ups the difficulty factor.
Shop Now: Uncommon Goods Night Sky Wooden Puzzle, $90.00, uncommongoods.com.
Bring the outdoors in with this oversized 1,000-piece option, which features beautiful, brightly-colored plants.
Shop Now: Paper Source Houseplant Jungle Puzzle, $16.99, papersource.com.
As Soothing as It Gets
Soothing hues make this nature-themed puzzle set calming (the colors seem to blend right into one another!). At 500-pieces, this is one of the less complicated puzzles on the list—but it may also be one of the most beautiful.
Shop Now: Bespoke Post Dusk Puzzle, $28.00, bespokepost.com.
Life of the Party
A Beginner's Dream
This wooden rainbow-colored landscape is the best-possible puzzle for a child (it's an option that you can do together!) and requires very little time commitment—so it is perfect for when you and your little one need a short break.
Shop Now: Grimm's Creative Puzzle Landscape, $57.95, scandiborn.com.
Watson for a Day
At 1,000 pieces, this jigsaw puzzle is anything but elementary, dear Watson. The linen style project can be put together to recreate one of the famous detective's book covers. And you can feel good about your purchase, too, since it helps fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need.
Shop Now: Out of Print Sherlock Homes Puzzle, $19.95, outofprint.com.