Are you on the hunt for the perfect gift for that puzzle-loving friend or family member in your life? You know that a gift card just won’t cut it for this person! We’ve curated a selection of the best gifts that will delight and challenge any puzzle enthusiast. From brain-teasing jigsaw puzzles to interactive puzzle games, our list covers a wide range of options to suit every taste and skill level. Whether you’re shopping for a seasoned puzzle solver or someone just starting their puzzle journey, we’ve got you covered with these fun and entertaining gift ideas.
1. JIGSAW PUZZLE
You can’t go wrong with this classic puzzle gift. There are lots of fun variations on jigsaw puzzles too so you can make this gift extra special. For example, you can have a custom jigsaw puzzle made using a personal photo that you choose. Or, you can get jigsaw puzzles that include a mystery story in the photo that you can only solve once you have all the pieces in their place.
2. ESCAPE ROOM
In an escape room, they will be faced with a captivating scenario, such as solving a high-stakes heist, deciphering ancient codes in a hidden tomb, or unraveling the secrets of a haunted mansion. The room will be filled with mind-bending riddles, cleverly concealed compartments, and hidden surprises, creating an adrenaline-fueled atmosphere of anticipation and exhilaration. The perfect gift for someone who loves puzzles!
3. PERSONALIZED TREASURE / SCAVENGER HUNT GAME
Imagine if you could take the fun and immersion of an escape room and bring that into your home or anywhere you want - that’s what you get with a personalized treasure/scavenger hunt! The adventure will revolve all around your special person. By writing and hiding a series of custom clues, you can lead someone on their own personalized adventure that only they will be able to solve to find their gift at the end. For people who love puzzles, this one-of-a-kind experience is one that is both thoughtful and amazingly fun! Check out these ready-to-go scavenger hunt kits to easily make an adventure for the puzzle people in your life.
Check out these scavenger hunt kits that give you everything you need to create a custom adventure for the puzzle lover in your life.
4. MURDER MYSTERY DINNER
Immerse your favorite puzzle lover in an evening of intrigue, suspense, and thrilling puzzle-solving with the gift of a murder mystery dinner experience. Step into a world where they become both detective and participant, as they join a cast of characters in solving a captivating murder mystery. Bonus points if there’s an opportunity to dress up in theme!
5. PUZZLE BOOK
Have puzzles always at your fingertips with a puzzle book! It’s perfect for people who want a mental challenge on the go. Inside a puzzle book, you can encounter a variety of brain-teasers, including crosswords, sudoku, cryptograms, logic puzzles, and much more.
6. PUZZLE-THEMED SUBSCRIPTION BOX
A puzzle-themed subscription box will be delivered on a monthly or quarterly basis, offering a new and exciting challenge each time. From jigsaw puzzles to at home escape room style games,there are subscription boxes based around different puzzle types, so you can choose one that’s the perfect match for your puzzle lover.
7. BOARD GAME
A great gift idea for puzzles lovers is to introduce them to a new board game that involves strategy and puzzle solving. This is a fun option for people who want to work together in a co-op style game play vs. solving puzzles alone. Some of our favorites board games for puzzle lovers include: Clue, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, and Mysterium.
8. PUZZLE-THEMED CLOTHING
Give your favorite puzzle lover the opportunity to wear their passion with pride through puzzle-themed clothing. This unique and stylish gift idea combines their love for puzzles with a fashion-forward statement.