“The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is, you know there is a solution.”
― Stephen Sondheim

The ability to solve complex problems is what sets us apart from animals, coupled with our distinct advantage of opposable thumbs, enabling us to hold and build things. While certain animals, like crows and dolphins, exhibit signs of intelligence, none can truly compare to us. The ability to solve problems has allowed us to survive and thrive in this world as a species, despite our physical inferiority to other apex predators in terms of strength and speed.

Some people are especially drawn to solving difficult problems. They’re bored by easy intellectual tasks and need more complex problems to stimulate them. They tend to enjoy solving puzzles. For many people it’s sort of a mental workout that also offers a means of relaxation and a sense of accomplishment. Things that are very valuable in this hectic world of ours.

If you’re looking for a gift for such a guy or girl, you’ll find plenty of creative ideas in this gift-guide. From beautifully crafted wooden puzzle sets to thrilling escape room experiences, these gifts will keep puzzle lovers happily puzzling away.


Wooden Puzzle Set

This set of nine challenging puzzles is a classy option. It’s aesthetically pleasing, great quality and fun to solve. Each puzzle is made up of smaller pieces that need to be taken apart and put back together in the right order to form a specific shape.

This set is made from 100% natural Monkey Pod wood, It’s handcrafted and durable. It’s an excellent gift for puzzle enthusiasts. There are no chemicals or strong odors, making it safe for everyone to enjoy.


Rotating Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Board

Upgrade your recipient’s puzzle-solving experience with the Rotating Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Board. This board provides a convenient and practical solution for puzzlers. The rotating board allows them to easily access different sections of the puzzle without having to move the whole thing. The soft felt work area measures 34.2”×26” and can accommodate puzzles with up to 1500 pieces. The drawers help keep unfinished puzzles safe until the next session.

This board makes a wonderful surprise gift for puzzle lovers. It’s an excellent choice for enthusiasts of all ages, from boys and girls to teenagers, retirees, seniors, and beyond.


Japanese Sakura Tree House Puzzle

This Japanese Sakura tree house puzzle is a remarkable micro-sized brick set that will impress anyone who loves puzzles. With its smaller bricks, this puzzle allows for a higher level of detail, resulting in stunning finished designs. The smooth surface and rounded corners make it safe for children to handle.

For puzzle lovers, this is an ideal gift choice that combines both entertainment and aesthetic appeal. The finished puzzle can serve as a stunning decorative item. This puzzle will not only entertain but also offer a relaxing and stress-relieving activity for your recipient.


Portable Jigsaw Puzzle Board

For puzzle enthusiasts on the move, a portable jigsaw puzzle board is a must-have. They can take their puzzles with them wherever they go without worrying about losing pieces.



Practical gifts aren’t appropriate for all occasions and recipients. When you do opt for them, they should be thoughtful and tailored to the individual’s interests and preferences.

Its lightweight and compact design make it easy to carry and store. It’s a practical and thoughtful gift that ensures their puzzling fun never has to stop. Ideal for those who love to travel and enjoy puzzles on the go.


Wooden DIY Puzzle Themed Clock

In some cultures, such as Chinese and Japanese, giving clocks as gifts is generally considered taboo or bad luck. It’s associated with death and you should avoid giving it to people of these ethnicities. In Western societies, gifting clocks has a different significance. Clocks are often regarded as practical and thoughtful gifts, symbolizing punctuality, organization, and the value of time.

This DIY Puzzle themed clock will make a great gift for anyone who is fond of solving puzzles. This unique gift lets them build their own clock using puzzle pieces made of high-quality wood. As they assemble the puzzle, they’ll enjoy the satisfaction of creating something useful and decorative. The finished clock becomes a stylish piece of home decor.


Travel Themed Vintage Puzzle

This Cavallini puzzle features a nostalgic puzzle that showcases vintage illustrations of iconic travel destinations around the world. The puzzle comes in a ten inch tube, along with a muslin hand sewn bag. The company that made this is known for making high quality, unique puzzles.

It’s a fantastic gift for travelers or anyone who enjoys the thrill of solving puzzles and reminiscing about their adventures. Ideal for those who enjoy puzzles that transport them to different places.


Moon Jigsaw Puzzle

With this set your recipient will be able to piece together the enigma of the moon with a captivating moon jigsaw puzzle. From its stunning lunar landscapes to its celestial beauty, this puzzle offers an out-of-this-world puzzling experience.

It’s an excellent gift choice for astronomy buffs, dreamers, and those who find inspiration in the mysteries of the universe. Ideal for those who are fascinated by space and enjoy challenging puzzles.


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Medieval Observation Tower Model Building Kit

Medieval observation towers were prominent architectural structures that served a variety of purposes during the Middle Ages. These towers were primarily designed for observation and defense, providing a vantage point for monitoring the surrounding landscape, looking out for potential threats, and signaling important messages to nearby settlements or castles.

If your recipient is a history buff who also enjoys hands-on projects, they’ll be thrilled to get this model building kit as a gift. Once completed, they can showcase their craftsmanship and love for history by using it as decor. Perfect for puzzle lovers who appreciate architectural wonders and the charm of the medieval era.


Daily Calendar Puzzle

The history of giving calendars as gifts dates back centuries and is rooted in the human desire to mark and keep track of time. However, it was not until the advent of printing technology that calendars became widely accessible and started to be exchanged as gifts. Giving calendars as gifts has symbolic value. They serve as tools for organizing and planning one’s activities.

This wooden calendar puzzle is perfect for a recipient who loves puzzles. They’ll find it an improvement from regular calendars and much more effective for organization than a smartphone. It also looks unique and aesthetically pleasing.


Shape Shifting Box

Designed in the U.S. and Germany, the award-winning Shashibo fidget box magnet cube is carefully crafted to challenge the senses and enhance skills and coordination. Unlike other puzzle box toys that often disappoint, this one will truly leave your recipient in awe.

It’s a creative gift idea that they will appreciate. Apart from being fun to use, it also has a calming and therapeutic effect and soothes away stress and nerves. You can give it to a person of any age.


Da Vinci Cryptex Lock

Transport your recipient to the world of secret codes and hidden treasures with a Da Vinci Cryptex Lock. This intriguing puzzle gift combines history, mystery, and a touch of adventure. They’ll have to crack the code to unlock the hidden compartment and reveal the surprise inside.

It’s a perfect gift for puzzle lovers who enjoy solving puzzles with a touch of suspense and intrigue. If your recipient is a fan of Dan Brown books or the Da Vinci Code movie, they’ll love this gift.


Lord of The Rings Map Puzzle

Embark on an epic puzzling journey through Middle Earth with a Lord of The Rings map puzzle. Each piece represents a part of the iconic map from the beloved fantasy series. It’s a gift that will bring the magic of Middle Earth to life and allow your recipient to immerse themselves in the world of hobbits, elves, and dwarves.

Ideal for fans of the J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterpiece. It’s been a while since the books and the original movie series came out, but there’s no shortage of die hard fans who still love it.


UDEXIA Escape Room Book

With this gift you can bring the excitement of an escape room to your recipient’s doorstep. This immersive puzzle adventure book challenges them to solve a series of puzzles and unravel a captivating storyline. It’s a gift that guarantees hours of thrilling entertainment and allows them to experience the thrill of an escape room in the comfort of their own home.

This interactive book offers a unique twist to traditional puzzle solving experiences. Each page presents a different scenario or challenge that you must navigate through using logic, observation, and problem-solving skills. Perfect for those who love a good mystery and enjoy solving puzzles as a team but can also be played solo.


Greek Mythology Blocks

In ancient Greece, gift giving played a vital role in the practice of hospitality, known as xenia. It was considered a sacred duty to offer gifts to guests as a sign of respect and goodwill. In Greek history, gift giving was not only a way to express gratitude or celebrate special occasions but also a means to establish and maintain social connections, honor the gods, and display one’s wealth and status.

You don’t need to have any of those motivations to give this set to your recipient. Only the desire to make them happy with a good gift. It’s perfect for a recipient who is interested in Greek mythology. It combines stories with puzzles. Each block features a beautifully illustrated character or deity from Greek mythology. As they stack and arrange the blocks, they’ll discover mythical tales and the intricate connections between the gods and heroes.


Escape Room Box Game

A simple yet effective gift idea for anyone who enjoys escape room puzzles. This beautiful wooden puzzle box is challenging to solve. The brain game kit consisting of fifty two individual parts lasts 45-60 minutes. After you have solved it, you can reassemble the puzzle box & play again.

It’s a fun experience that your recipient will enjoy. It’s also an attractive decor piece which will look perfect in any puzzle enthusiast’s home.


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Human Head Anatomy Puzzle

This human head anatomy puzzle will allow your recipient to explore the intricacies of the human head as they assemble its anatomical parts. With each piece, they’ll gain a deeper understanding of the skull’s structure and the placement of organs.

Once you solve it, this puzzle becomes a striking display piece. Ideal for puzzle lovers with an interest in biology and human anatomy. Perfect for aspiring doctors and psychology students.


Van Gogh's Starry Night Jigsaw

This Starry Night puzzle is inspired by the artistic world of Van Gogh and the famous painting by the same name. Each piece captures the mesmerizing beauty of this iconic masterpiece, allowing the user to recreate the magic on their own. It’s a gift that combines art appreciation with the joy

Once completed, it becomes a work of art that you can display or frame. Ideal for puzzle enthusiasts who admire the beauty of art and the artistry of puzzles. It’ll be even more effective if your recipient is a fan of Van Gogh.


Radiant Jungle Themed Jigsaw Puzzle

This colorful jungle themed jigsaw puzzle is made by a women-led small business and designed by independent artists. It’s a high quality product with precise cuts ensuring a flawless end product. This captivating design immerses users in the beauty and diversity of tropical rainforests. As they piece together the puzzle, they’ll encounter exotic flora and fauna, and hidden wonders of the jungle.

If your recipient is someone who loves nature and animals, they’ll appreciate getting this as a gift. Ideal for women who like vibrant colors.


Cello Model Building Kit

Your gift will be more effective if you target multiple interests of your recipients rather than just one. If they’re a musician and also love solving puzzles and building things, this Cello Model Building Kit will be the perfect gift for them. It’s crafted with precision and attention to detail. The 199-piece 3D wooden puzzle employs the innovative mortise and tenon joint structure, ensuring a seamless fit without the need for glue. Putting it together is fun.

It also functions as a music box powered solely by gear transmission and plays Nocturne, Op.9, No.2 in E-flat. A classical music lover will be delighted to get this as a gift.


World War II Puzzle

If your recipient is a WWII buff or loves tanks, they’ll appreciate getting this World War II Tanks puzzle. It features an impressive collection of tanks from that era, this puzzle showcases the iconic machinery that shaped the course of history. From the mighty Tiger Tank to the versatile Sherman, each piece of the puzzle brings these legendary war machines to life.

It’s a gift that will educate, engage, and allow them to reconnect with one of the most significant events in our past. Ideal for history enthusiasts, puzzle aficionados, and anyone who appreciates the power of these armored vehicles.


Solar System Floor Puzzle

The Solar System Floor Puzzle is an excellent gift for young aspiring astronomers. Its vibrant and artistically-rendered design appeals to both puzzle lovers and space enthusiasts.

It’s a gift that combines education with fun, allowing them to explore the vastness of space right in their living room. Ideal for young children aged 4-8, this puzzle offers an engaging activity that promotes cognitive development and hand-eye coordination.


Grecian Computer Puzzle

While ancient Greece did not possess the digital computers we are familiar with today, their intellectual contributions paved the way for future developments in computing. The Grecian scholars’ focus on logic, reasoning, and systematic thinking laid the groundwork for the computational principles that are essential to modern computer science.

This Grecian Computer puzzle is modeled after ancient technology and is made up of a series of interconnected wooden blocks that must be rearranged to solve the puzzle. This is a fine choice of gift for puzzle enthusiasts and those interested in ancient Greece history.


Yin Yang Woooden Jigsaw Puzzle

This stunning Yin Yang wooden jigsaw puzzle is a symbolic gift that challenges the user to piece together the complementary halves of the Yin and Yang symbols, representing the duality of life. The philosophy encourages mindfulness, introspection and a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of all things.

It’s perfect for those who seek inner peace and enjoy puzzles that carry a deeper meaning. Ideal for puzzle enthusiasts who seek a thoughtful and philosophical experience or even those who just admire beautiful things.


Japanese Pagoda Building Kit

Give your recipient this Japanese Pagoda building kit to help them experience the elegance of Japanese architecture. This intricate gift allows them to construct a miniature replica of a traditional pagoda, celebrating the beauty and craftsmanship of Japanese design.

It’s a gift that combines puzzle-solving with cultural appreciation, perfect for architecture enthusiasts or anyone fascinated by Japan. Also, it makes a nice decorative piece once finished.


The Clearly Impossible Puzzle

The Clearly Impossible Puzzle will challenge your recipient’s perception and logical thinking. This mind-bending puzzle features transparent pieces that must be arranged to form a complete image. And it’s harder than it looks.

It pushes the boundaries of traditional puzzling and offers a fresh and intriguing experience. This gift is ideal for puzzle enthusiasts who enjoy a good challenge and appreciate puzzles that defy expectations.


Paris Cityline Model Puzzle

Capture the charm of the City of Lights with a Paris cityline model puzzle. This model will allow your recipient to recreate the iconic Parisian skyline, complete with famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame Cathedral. It’s a puzzle that brings the beauty of Paris to your fingertips, allowing you to express your love for the city.

Perfect for Francophiles or anyone who holds Paris close to their heart. Also ideal for puzzle lovers who appreciate travel, architecture, and the timeless charm of Paris.


Ultimate Mind Games Puzzle Book

This book will help your recipient challenge their brain power with a comprehensive collection of brain teasers, riddles, and puzzles that offer a supply of mental stimulation. It’s a gift that guarantees hours of entertainment and keeps their minds sharp.

Gifts don’t need to be expensive for your recipient to appreciate them. The intentions and thoughtfulness that are more important. This affordable gift is ideal for puzzle lovers of all ages who enjoy a variety of puzzles and want to expand their puzzling repertoire.