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Gift ideas for puzzle nerds

The best gift ideas for jigsaw puzzle lovers

While a true puzzle lover will never say no to a new jigsaw, you might be looking for more interesting ways to indulge their passion. There are plenty of puzzle-shaped gifts out there, but why not get them something they’ll really use? Here are some of our favourite present ideas for puzzle nerds.

Buy them a nerdy book about puzzles

Master Pieces by Chris McCann explores the Golden Age of puzzle art

Author Chris McCann explores the Golden Age of puzzle art in his book Master Pieces: The Art History of Jigsaw Puzzles, with examples from British, European and American puzzle artists. The full-colour images are actually samples from the author’s own 500-puzzle collection, assembled for the book. There’s also a collector’s guide for anyone that might have a rare puzzle hidden somewhere in their collection. A great gift for any puzzle nerd who also has an interest in history and all things vintage.

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Get them a custom puzzle table

A custom puzzle table with pull-out drawers is a great way to impress a jigsaw lover

If you’re handy with a saw, you could really wow your favourite puzzle fiend with this custom coffee table. Its looks stylish enough to be a permanent fixture in your loungeroom, but it has all the extras that a puzzle nerd needs. You’ll find three pull-out drawers on either side, some with smaller compartments, perfect for storing puzzles in progress or sorted pieces.

Find the instructions on buildsomething.com

Enter them into the World Jigsaw Puzzle Championship

Visit the World Jigsaw Puzzle Championship in the Villadolid Millennium Dome

Nothing tells your loved one you have confidence in their puzzling abilities like signing them up for the biggest competition in the world. At the World Jigsaw Puzzle Championship, they can compete as either an individual or part of a pair or team. And the best part? The competition is held in the Millennium Dome in Valladolid, so it’ll include a trip to Spain!

Register at worldjigsawpuzzlechampionship.com, or check out more puzzling events in this guide.

Order them some puzzle art

Iron Horse puzzle montage by Time Klein

Did you know that many jigsaw puzzle manufacturers use the same die to cut a number of their designs? American artist Tim Klein saw a way to use this to his advantage and has created these incredible montages that combine pieces from two different puzzles. For the puzzle purist these might push a few buttons, but his mashups of animals, cars and landscapes make a pretty unique and fun addition to your wall.

See more artwork at puzzlemontage.crevado.com

Treat them to a Cloudberries gift card

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We couldn’t really talk gifts for puzzle lovers without a mention of our own offerings. We know that puzzle nerds can be very particular about what kind of design floats their boat, so sometimes it’s safer not to decide for them. These digital gift cards can be emailed to your loved one on the date of your choosing, along with a personalised message.

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Or, if you prefer, give the gift of one of our 1000-piece puzzles!