If your family is anything like ours, then the holiday season feels incomplete without a good jigsaw puzzle session — it's a good way to feel okay about never leaving the house, as well as one of those family-friendly activities that doesn't end in war. We're extra picky about our puzzles — they need to be challenging as well as attractive — so we've rounded up the best puzzles currently out there to try your hand at.
This dreamy galaxy 1,000-piecer goes great with moody classical music and egg nog.
Piecework Puzzles is a recent discovery of ours, and we love it! We hate to say the photo-based puzzles are "millennial-friendly," but, uh, yeah.
Round edges and an optical illusion make this 1,000-piece puzzle a challenge for even the experts.
A vibrant, illustrated guide to Frida Kahlo's life.
Architecture fans in the fam? Try out this puzzle based on one of Frank Lloyd Wright's rug designs.
This gorgeous puzzle, based on a work of art, would also make a great gift.
Don't scoff at this small puzzle size — yes, it's only 250 pieces, but it's double-sided, so you get two puzzles in one.
Another non-traditional puzzle in 750 pieces that will test your patience.
Yes, there are more "beautiful" puzzles on this list, but when our two most puzzle-crazed editors saw this Where's Waldo puzzle, we started salivating.
Did you say Jonathan Adler? We're in.
This purple puzzle, based on a Klimt painting, is 1,000 pieces of dreamy fun.
Out of all the puzzles on this list, we bet if you pull out this 1,000 piece pizza puzzle, you'll get some takers.
Ride this wave until you can't puzzle any longer!
Jiggy might be the most exciting new puzzle company we've discovered — the offerings showcase the work of female artists from around the world, arrive in sustainable packaging, and come with a special glue you can use if you want to preserve/frame your finished puzzle. (Which you just might because the designs are just so pretty.)
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