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Puzzle season is here! Longer nights, holiday weekends, and the imperative to reduce screen time all conspire to make this time of year the perfect moment for a jigsaw puzzle or two. Earlier in the year there was a shortage of them, thanks to the Great Lockdown. The good news is that right now there are some gorgeous jigsaw puzzles on offer – but don’t wait too long to snag yours. Our ace correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated our guide on what to give to the puzzle lover on your list, with the best most beautiful luxury jigsaw puzzles to gift this holiday season, some with a Christmas, snow or winter theme.

what to give the puzzle lover on your list this holiday

Jigsaw puzzles have gotten a design upgrade since the pandemic. The retro, photo realistic versions will always have a nostalgic sweet spot in our hearts.

The Best Jigsaw Puzzles to Gift this Holiday

But as we enter winter hibernation, we thought it would be a good time to update our original puzzle suggestions from earlier this year


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Included below are some festive holiday themed puzzles perfect for gifting and for game nights by the tree. We also fell in love with some quirky and whimsical puzzles featuring the work of talented illustrators.

The Best Jigsaw Puzzles to Gift this Holiday

And we couldn’t resist some photo realistic scenes filled with party drinks and food. Remember those? Parties with other people? Some of them total strangers?


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the Best Jigsaw Puzzles to Gift this Holiday

For a simple, family activity that feels soothing and productive, a jigsaw puzzle is a no-brainer. Here are 15 beautiful ones from which to choose.

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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, and fitness. Julie lives in New York where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing. And spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.

Julie Murphy

Julie began her career in fashion as a design intern at 3.1 Phillip Lim after graduating from Parsons School of Design. As the fashion editor at Dandelion Chandelier, she brings over a decade of experience as a designer and marketing creative to cover trends and styling.