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.
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.
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.