Best jigsaw puzzles for adults: 36 of the chicest designs to shop now

With lockdown in full swing once again in England and the nation spending more time at home than ever, jigsaw puzzles for adults have never been more in demand – or on trend.

Earlier this year, a spokesperson for John Lewis & Partners told us that the store was experiencing high demand for jigsaw puzzles with sales are similar to what they usually see around Christmastime, following repeated sellouts of its Galison 1,000-piece ranges.

best jigsaw puzzles for adults

Department stores weren’t the only ones seeing the surge – even Amazon availability was low as we looked to puzzles to give us some mindful, screen-free downtime (well, until we took a picture of the finished product for Instagram, that is). And now as we approach the festive season, the jigsaw journey shows no sign of ending – in fact, a new one is just what many of us want to find in our stockings this December.

best jigsaw puzzles for adults

From complex designs to soothing, colourful patterns, they are obviously an age-old boredom buster, but puzzles also make a great distraction when you’re feeling overwhelmed or anxious – as many of us are in the current climate. Mental health charity Mind even notes the usefulness of games and puzzles as a coping mechanism during crisis.

But whatever your reason is to get puzzling, here are the best seriously stylish, grown-up jigsaw puzzles for adults that you can order direct to your door right now. Oh, and if you’re as invested as we are, you’ll probably want to pick up a puzzle roll, too.

36 of the best jigsaw puzzles for adults

prints in pieces puzzle

Flow With It Puzzle (500 pieces), £32, Prints in Pieces

piecemeal puzzle

Summer of 2020 (500 pieces), £27, Piecemeal Puzzles

Galison Rainbow Hand Jigsaw Puzzle & Box

Jonathan Adler Rainbow Hand Jigsaw Puzzle & Box (750 pieces), £21.90, Amazon

Christian LaCroix Birds Sinfonia Double Sided Jigsaw PuzzleChristian LaCroix Birds Sinfonia Double Sided Jigsaw Puzzle (250 pieces), £32, Amara

frank stella puzzle

Frank Stella Jigsaw Puzzle (750 pieces), £16.99, Trouva

poolside puzzle

Poolside Colourful, 80s-Style Jigsaw Puzzle for Adults (1000 Pieces), £19.99, Etsy

book club puzzle

Book Club Jigsaw Puzzle (1,000 pieces), £14.99, Utility

marmite puzzle

Gibsons Marmite Double-Sided Puzzle (500 pieces), £14, Selfridges

Chinese takeaway puzzle

Chinese Takeaway Puzzle, £6.99, IWOOT

best puzzles gin

Pick Me Up Jigsaw Puzzle Gin (500 pieces), £16, Talking Tables

Amazing Gradient Jigsaw Puzzle for Adults (1000 pieces), £19.99, Etsy

Calm Club Peace By Piece – The Ultimate Relaxation Jigsaw Puzzle, £16, I Am Fy

clocks and trees puzzle

Kylskapspoesi Clocks & Trees 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle (1,000 pieces), £18.50, Oliver Bonas

Flowers in a Vase 3D Jigsaw Puzzle (500 Pieces), £20, The National Gallery

dog puzzle

Mudpuppy Hot Dogs A-Z Puzzle (1,000 pieces), £14.99, Waterstones

Dusen Dusen for Areaware Stack Pattern Puzzle, £28, The Conran Shop
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Zero Gravity Jigsaw Puzzle (1,000 pieces), £24.99, Utility

Print club London luckies puzzle

Print Club London x Luckies Let’s Go Get Lost Together Puzzle (500 pieces), £17.95, Luckies

love lives here puzzle

Love Lives Here Puzzle (1,000 pieces), £13.35, Amazon

coffee puzzle

Ridley’s Games Coffee Lover’s Jigsaw Puzzle (500 pieces), £15, Wild + Wolf

The Beachcomber’s Companion Puzzle With Shaped Pieces (1,000 pieces), £18.95, Amazon

City Map Puzzle London (250 pieces), £10, Oliver Bonas

Floral Colour-In Puzzle (1,000 pieces), £14.99, Look Again

grey Malin Hawaii puzzle

Gray Malin Two Sided Hawaii Puzzle (500 pieces), £22, Amara


jonathan adler lips puzzle

Jonathan Adler Lips Puzzle (750 pieces), £22.70, Amazon

Crystals Jigsaw Puzzle (1,000 pieces), £19.99, Etsy

Yoga Jigsaw Puzzle, £12.99, IWOOT

Birthstones & The Zodiac 2-in-1 Double Sided Puzzle, £12.76, Amazon

Londji Discover The World Puzzle, £25, Smallable

Christian LaCroix Let’s Play Double-Sided Puzzle, £32, Liberty London

donut puzzle uk

Ridley’s Games Donut Lover’s Jigsaw Puzzle (1,000 pieces), £20, Oliver Bonas

Vintage Typewriter Shaped Puzzle (750 pieces), £16, George Whitstable

gradient puzzle

Gradient Puzzle Large, £38, Fred Aldous

DOIY Monstera Slow Puzzle, £9.89, Amazon

pickle puzzle