Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles 2020

It has certainly come round fast but it is that time of year and the countdown to Christmas 2020 is on the way. We have increased our range of manufacturers over the past few months which means we are going to have a bigger range of Christmas puzzles this year! These will be coming from all your favourite manufactures including Gibson’s, House of Puzzles, Falcon de Luxe, and Piatnik.

We have written out a list below to showcase this year’s Christmas Puzzles.
We have a few old favourites on this list but also some new limited edition ranges from your favourite manufacturers. We will be constantly updating the list over the next couple of months as the puzzles arrive in store so check back regularly or follow us on our Facebook page for all the latest information.

Gibson’s 2020 Limited Edition Puzzle
This Way To Santa is the 18th puzzle in this popular series. Everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit as they wait in the snow to visit Santa in his Christmas Grotto. The puzzle is packaged in a shiny eco-foiled gold box with no shrink-wrap, making it more planet-friendly. The 1000 piece puzzle comes with a special serial numbered certificate making it the ultimate collector’s item.

This Way to Santa - Limited Edition - 1000 Pieces

This Way to Santa – Limited Edition – 1000 Pieces

Christmas Journey Falcon Limited Edition – 200XL Pieces
The Christmas Journey is the title of this beautifully festive limited edition 200XL piece Falcon de luxe jigsaw puzzle, which is part of the Falcon de luxe Xmas collection. The puzzle image illustrates a beautiful rooftop scene on Christmas Eve, as father Christmas sets out with his reindeer to deliver presents to children all over the world. The magical image captures Santa Claus with his trusted reindeer and a sleigh overflowing with presents parked on a snowy rooftop while he checks his map before heading to his next destination. This stunning 200XL piece jigsaw puzzle has been illustrated by the very talented – Daniela Pirola.

Christmas Journey - 200XL Pieces

Christmas Journey – 200XL Pieces

Christmas Window – 500 Pieces
The Christmas Window is a charming 500 piece jigsaw puzzle which is part of the Falcon de luxe Nostalgia collection. This has been illustrated by the artist Kevin Walsh

Skating at Sunset – 1000 Pieces
Skating under the glittering Christmas tree, friends, couples and families glide and swirl under the gently falling snowflakes and it feels once again like love is actually all around.

Skating at Sunset - 1000 Pieces

Skating at Sunset – 1000 Pieces

Santa’s Team – 1000 Pieces
The ‘Santa’s Team’ Puzzle from Piatnik depicts Santa and his team going through the wilderness to collect a new Christmas tree but instead of his usual team of reindeer, he’s teamed up with a Bear, Elk, a Rabbit, and a Beaver.

Santa's Team - 1000 Pieces

Santa’s Team – 1000 Pieces

The Christmas Conservatory – 1000 Pieces
The Christmas Conservatory jigsaw shows a beautiful festive conservatory during Christmas day with a lovely winter backdrop.

The Christmas Conservatory - 1000 Pieces

The Christmas Conservatory – 1000 Pieces

Toy Factory – 1000 Pieces
This year Piatnik has brought us this wonderful Christmas scene showing Santa and his sleigh getting loaded up ready to deliver all of this year’s presents!

Toy Factory - 1000 Pieces

Toy Factory – 1000 Pieces

 

Yuletide Deliveries – 2 x 500 Pieces
With Christmas fast approaching, there is still plenty to do before the big day. As some villagers use the bus to ferry their newly purchased gifts home, others opt for a more traditional transport method a toboggan that’s piled high with yuletide treats!

Yuletide Deliveries - 2 x 500 Pieces

Yuletide Deliveries – 2 x 500 Pieces

Christmas Puzzles

View our full range of 2020 Christmas puzzles here

 

Wasgij Christmas Puzzle 2019

Wasgij Christmas 15 Santa’s Unexpected Delivery

This years Christmas Wasgij puzzle is number 15 in the series.  Wasgij Christmas 15: Santa’s unexpected delivery! offers a hilariously festive 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle. The image shown on the box sees Santa working in his workshop with all the elves and Mrs Claus. When suddenly Santa hears a knock at the door – but who could it be? As with all Wasgij puzzles you have to use your imagination, and the clues provided on the box, to find out why everyone is looking at. Try to imagine you are one of the elves and piece together what she can see.

Wasgij Christmas 15 Santa's Unexpected Delivery

But that is not all! Once you have finished puzzling together the fantastic 1000 piece Wasgij solution puzzle, you can then puzzle together the free 1000 piece box image puzzle!  This multi-pack puzzle is a great gift idea for Christmas or alternatively a perfect treat for yourself for the dark winter nights!

Wasgij Christmas is the unique brainteaser puzzle concept (that is the same as the washing original concept) where you have to work out the cause of the scene in the puzzle box image and discover why the characters in the illustration are looking so shocked? Can you use the clues to determine what has happened? Use your imagination and puzzle what everyone is looking so shocked about. Remember, only the puzzle holds the answer!

Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles 2019

It’s that time of year again and the countdown is now on for Christmas 2019.  The newly released Christmas jigsaw puzzles are arriving daily at The Yorkshire Jigsaw Store to add to our already extensive range.  There are new puzzles from all our favourite manufacturers including Gibsons, Ravensburger, Falcon de Luxe, House of Puzzles and Wasgij.

We have put together below a guide to this years Christmas Puzzles.  There are also a few old favourites listed from previous years that remain ever popular.  We will be constantly updating the list over the next couple of months as the puzzles arrive in store so check back regularly or follow us on our Facebook page for all the latest information.

Falcon de Luxe Limited Edition Christmas Jigsaw 2019

Falcon have released their Limited Edition 1000 piece jigsaw Santa’s Special Delivery which comes with another lovely 1000 piece puzzle free of charge.   The puzzle images portray the true meaning of Christmas; a time for giving to others. The first beautifully festive image shows Santa setting off from the North Pole on the Santa express train with presents for everyone. You can also see Mrs Claus saying her goodbye and with the elves helping to get all the gifts onto the stunning steam train. The second cheery image shows a birds-eye view of Santa arriving at the station, while people crowd around him to see what he has brought them.  By artist Daniela Pirola this is a great value puzzle for either a gift or treating yourself!

Santa's Special Delivery

 

New Wasgij Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle 2019

Washing Christmas 15: Santa’s unexpected delivery! Is a hilariously festive 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle. The image shown on the box sees Santa working in his workshop with all the elves and Mrs Claus. When suddenly Santa hears a knock at the door – but who could it be? Use your imagination, and the clues provided on the box, to find out why everyone is looking at. Try to imagine you are one of the elves and piece together what she can see. But that is not all, once you have finished puzzling together the fantastic 1000 piece Wasgij solution puzzle, you can then puzzle together the free 1000 piece box image puzzle!

Wasgij Christmas 15 Santa's Unexpected Delivery

Family Time at Christmas 4 x 1000

Family Time at Christmas is the title of this delightful 4 x 1000 piece Falcon de luxe jigsaw puzzles that are part of the Falcon de luxe Scenery collection. The four different puzzle images all illustrate spending quality time at Christmas with loved ones in different scenarios. Do any of the scenes you see in these puzzles images look familiar with your loved ones at Christmas.  These multi selections of puzzles are excellent value for money and  are the perfect Christmas treat!

Family Time at Christmas 4 x 1000

Ravensburger Christmas Puzzles 2019

Ravensburger’s Limited Edition puzzle for 2019 is the 1000 piece Home for Christmas.

Coming home for Christmas is part of the festivities for many of us, and the scene captures the moment a fishing crew arrive home safe and sound, just in time for the big day. One lucky Chap is greeted by his wife, three little children and their pet dog. We wonder if they will go and enjoy the Christmas market on the quay, or return to their cottage, perched high on the hillside behind them? Whatever they do, just try to imagine yourself walking around this stunning seaside village … you could wander around the market, enjoy all the decorations (on sea and land!), discover pretty little lanes and perhaps you could even drop into the ship for some real Christmas spirit! And who knows, if you look up into the beautiful night sky, you might even see Santa flying overhead!

Home For Christmas - Limited Edition

The Winter Village – 1000 Pieces

Snowfall and cold temperatures offer us the chance to enjoy activities like sledging, skiing and (if cold enough) ice skating. And even if you aren’t taking part in those winter pastimes, you may still need to drive out for some provisions, may fancy testing your motorbike skills or just want to take your horse out for a gentle hack. And once you’re in the village, what better way to warm up than to drop into your cosy local?  The image is by Yorkshire born and based artist Kevin Walsh who has become renowned for his nostalgic, landscape and transport images.

The Winter Village - 1000 Pieces

Christmas Market & Santa’s Christmas Supper 2 x 500 Pieces

Christmas Market & Santa's Christmas Supper 2 x 500 Pieces

Gibson’s Christmas Puzzles 2019

Secret Santa Christmas Limited Edition – 1000 Pieces

The Village Christmas Fayre is teaming with merriment and cheer. With fresh roasted chestnuts, twinkling Christmas trees and the brass band playing their favourite Christmas carols, everyone has gathered together to make their last minute purchases…including that mysterious man in red!

This is Gibson’s seventeenth Limited Edition Christmas puzzle in this ever-popular series. Packaged in a gold box, the 1000 piece puzzle comes with a special serial numbered certificate, making it the ultimate collector’s item. What’s more, this year’s Christmas puzzle is extra special as 2019 marks 100 years since Gibsons was founded in 1919. Celebrate the centenary with this unique, Limited Edition jigsaw puzzle!

Secret Santa Christmas Limited Edition

 

Yuletide Deliveries – 2 x 500 Pieces

With Christmas fast approaching, there is still plenty to do before the big day. As some villagers use the bus to ferry their newly purchased gifts home, others opt for a more traditional transport method – a toboggan that’s piled high with yuletide treats!  These two 500 piece puzzles are a perfect gift for Christmas

Christmas Chorus – 1000 Pieces

The annual lantern festival brings the whole village together. As the choir huddle under the bauble-laden tree, the brass band plays everyone’s favourite festive carols.

Christmas Chorus - 1000 Pieces

Skating at Sunset – 1000 Pieces and 500 Gift Box

Skating under the glittering Christmas tree, friends, couples and families glide and swirl under the gently falling snowflakes and it feels once again like love is actually all around.  This puzzle is available as a 1000 piece jigsaw and also a 500 piece puzzle complete in a gift box.

Skating at Sunset

Christmas Alphabet – 1000 Pieces

From gingerbread baking to decorating the tree; Val Goldfinch has created a Christmas montage that’s filled with festivities!

Christmas Alphabet - 1000 Pieces

London Lights – 1000 Pieces

 London Lights - 1000 Pieces

Festive Friends 150 Pieces

Twinkling lights, Christmas hats, wet noses and whiskers- get into the spirit of Christmas with your fluffy festive friends! This jigsaw includes some very special christmassy-shaped pieces! As with all Gibsons jigsaws, the beautifully illustrated pieces are made from the highest quality 100% recycled board and are therefore a pleasure to work with again and again.

Festive Friends - 150 Pieces

Midnight Delivery 500 XL (also available as 1000 Pieces)

It’s midnight and the little ones are all tucked up in bed. Now’s the time for Father Christmas to make his very special delivery and in only a few hours’ time, just what are those excited children going to find?

Midnight Delivery - 500XL Pieces

Moonlit Magic – Bauble – 200 Pieces Due Sept

Moonlit Magic is the ultimate festive gift that is bound to spread some Christmas cheer. Inside this gorgeous bauble is a 200 piece jigsaw puzzle that depicts a group of furry friends waiting up for Santa to arrive. Adorned with twinkling snowflakes, this bauble puzzle is the perfect addition any tinsel-laden Christmas tree.

Moonlit Magic - Bauble - 200 Pieces

Christmas is Coming Calendar – 12 x 80pc

The nights are drawing in and the snow is starting to fall. As the 25th of December edges ever closer, the residents of Christmas Street are getting into the holiday spirit, preparing for revelry and merriment with their loved ones. Unbox twelve festive surprises this December with our Christmas countdown puzzle. Behind each door you’ll find an irresistible treat in the form of an 80 piece jigsaw that’s been illustrated by Pimlada Phuapradit. The twelve puzzles eventually create one gorgeous, panoramic, Christmas scene. Let the countdown begin!

Christmas is Coming Calendar - 12 x 80pc

House of Puzzles Christmas Puzzles

House of Puzzles is the Scottish designer and manufacturer of jigsaw puzzles with unique shapes. Our range features over 200 images ranging from nostalgic scenes of old to farming scenes. The jigsaws are all painted by fantastic artists before been manufactured into interesting and challenging puzzles. This years Christmas offering from them features:

Seeing Double – Available in 1000 Pieces and 500

This is the fourteenth puzzle in the House of Puzzles Christmas Collectors Editions. All of the Christmas puzzles have unique Christmas-shaped pieces incorporated into the jigsaw.  These include Christmas trees, angels, santa’s, snowmen and many more.

Almost Home – 500XL Pieces

Almost Home - 500XL Pieces

Deck The Halls – Find the Difference No 17 – 1000 Pieces

Deck The Halls - No 17 - 1000 Pieces

Otter House

Christmas Gathering  – 1000 PiecesChristmas Gathering - 1000 Pieces

Festive Fireside  – 1000 PiecesFestive Fireside - 1000 Pieces

Santa’s Sleigh – 1000 Pieces

Santa's Sleigh - 1000 Pieces

Find all our Christmas jigsaws here. With over 60 titles and more arriving weekly there is plenty of choice

Full list of the 2019 Christmas Puzzles

Santa’s Special Delivery 2 x 1000 – Falcon
Family Time at Christmas 4 x 1000 – Falcon
Wasgij Christmas 15 Santa’s Unexpected Delivery – Jumbo
Home For Christmas – Limited Edition – 1000 Pieces – Ravensburger
The Winter Village – 1000 Pieces – Ravensburger
Christmas Market & Santa’s Christmas Supper 2 x 500 Pieces – Ravensburger
Secret Santa Christmas Limited Edition – 1000 Pieces – Gibson
Yuletide Deliveries 2 x 500 Pieces – Gibson
Christmas Chorus 1000 Pieces – Gibson
Skating at Sunset 1000 Pieces – Gibson
Skating at Sunset 500 Piece Gift Box – Gibson
Christmas Alphabet 1000 Pieces – Gibson
London Lights 1000 Pieces – Gibson
Festive Friends 150 Pieces – Gibson
Midnight Delivery 500 XL – Gibson
Moonlit Magic – Bauble 200 Pieces – Gibson
Christmas is Coming Calendar 12 x 80 Pieces – Gibson
Seeing Double 1000 Pieces – House of Puzzles
Seeing Double 500 Pieces – House of Puzzles
Deck The Halls – Find the Difference No 17 – 1000 Pieces – House of Puzzles
Christmas Gathering  – 1000 Pieces
Festive Fireside  – 1000 Pieces
Santa’s Sleigh – 1000 Pieces

 

Gibson’s Spring Jigsaw Puzzles 2019

Gibson’s Spring arrivals have now arrived in store.  With seven new jigsaws to add to their extensive range I am sure you will find something you like.  I have put together the list of these below.

In the Garden – 500 Pieces

In the Garden

This overgrown garden is the perfect playground for the wonderful wildlife that can be found in our fields. From butterflies to blue tits, everyone has come to enjoy the flourishing foliage.

Caravan Escape – 1000 Pieces

Caravan Escapes

Caravan holidays in the great British countryside is a summer highlight for every family member. As Granny settles down in the deckchair with a good book, the pups take a well-earned rest on the picnic blanket.

All Aboard to Keswick – 1000 Pieces

All Aboard to Keswick

A scene from the early 1950s at Braithwaite station near Bassenthwaite Lake. The locomotive is a Webb ‘Cauliflower’ 0-6-0 and these venerable engines had been the mainstay of the Penrith-Keswick-Cockermouth line right up to that time. It also recalls a time when rural stations still had floral displays!

Curious Kittens – 1000 Pieces

Curious Kittens

The brand-new dolls house has arrived for Sophie’s birthday and it’s certainly peaked the kitten’s interest! Let’s hope they don’t cause any mischief before Sophie’s big day next week!

D-Day Landings – 1000 Pieces

D-Day landings

To commemorate the 75 years that have passed since the D-Day Landings in 1944, Gibson’s have re-released artist Bill Perring’s puzzle from 2004. The scene shows the Allied Forces landing in France with a Spitfire in the foreground, two Typhoons to the right and landing craft approaching the beach in the background. As with all Gibson’s puzzles, D-Day Landings is made from the highest quality 100% recycled board and is a joy to handle again and again

Vintage Walls – 1000 Pieces

Walls Montage Puzzle

With a rich history stretching back to the early 20th century, Wall’s is deeply rooted in our local culture and communities. Who can forget the thrill of the ice-cream van? Wall’s is British ice-cream, a national treasure that spans generations. The Wall’s beginning has a distinctly savoury flavour. Founded in London in 1786 by butcher Richard Wall it wasn’t until 1922 that ice-cream was added to the offer by his Grandson, to offset the decline in summer trade. Wall’s is the UK’s largest ice-cream brand bringing true moments of happiness, such as a smile and a laugh with every Wall’s ice-cream bite!

Glennys Garden Shop – 500XL Pieces

Glenny's Garden Shop

Spring is in full swing and Glenny’s Garden Shop is awash with colour. People come from far and wide to sample her cream teas and stock up on bedding plants. Donations at the well are supervised by Herbert the garden gnome who is very popular with her youngest customers. Just don’t tell him your wish…

 

Lucky Ticket Banner

2019 is a special year for Gibsons, as it marks 100 years since they first began trading as a British, family business back in 1919.

To celebrate their centenary and thank their loyal puzzle fans, the Gibsons team have hidden 100 lucky tickets inside their puzzle boxes. If a lucky ticket is found, the recipient will be rewarded with a free 1000 piece puzzle of their choice! What’s more, there is one extra special ticket that rewards the recipient with a year’s supply of jigsaw puzzles!

Falcons Spring Jigsaw Puzzles 2019

Springtime has arrived and with it we have ten fantastic new puzzles from Falcon in store.  These are spread over the 500 and 1000 piece puzzles with one 500XL and one 1500 also added to the collection.  Enjoy these fantastic images below.

Boarding the Douglas DC3 – 500 Pieces

Boarding the Douglas DC3 is a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle, which is part of the Falcon de luxe Transport collection. The puzzle image illustrates a picturesque scene of people waiting to board their flights at a British airport. The picture features the famous Douglas DC3 aeroplane, as well a queue of passengers waiting to board the plane, all dressed in very fashionable clothes.  This charming 500 piece jigsaw puzzle has been illustrated by the very talented Yorkshire artist Kevin Walsh.

Boarding the Douglas DC3

Summer Garden Birds – 500 Pieces

Summer Garden Birds is the title of this beautifully illustrated 500 piece Falcon de luxe jigsaw puzzle, which is part of the animals collection. The colourful image depicts a stunning array of flowers and wildlife in the garden of a British cottage garden. The image features a variety of different wildlife that can be found throughout the summer months, including Blue Tits, Song Thrushes, Goldfinches, Rabbits, Red Squirrels and many more!  This scenic 500 piece jigsaw puzzle has been illustrated by the very talented artist Claire Comerford.

Summer Garden Birds

The Boating Lake – 1000 Pieces

The Boating Lake is the title of this delightful 1000 piece Falcon de luxe jigsaw puzzle, which is part of the Falcon de luxe Scenery collection. The puzzle image presents the beautiful scenery of a nearby lake, with people enjoying a boat trip on this glorious day. The detailed image makes you wish you were there enjoying the relaxing boating trip.  This picturesque 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle has been illustrated by the very talented artist Alla Badsar.

The Boating Lake

The Haberdasher’s Shoppe – 1000 Pieces

The Haberdashers Shoppe is the title of this delightful 1000 piece Falcon de luxe jigsaw puzzle, which is part of the Falcon de luxe Scenery collection. The puzzle image displays a beautifully coloured haberdashery shop with plenty of threads, buttons and zips to choose from. If that isn’t enough for you, then you have a beautiful little puppy just to brighten up the image even more.  This picturesque 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle has been illustrated by the very talented artist Steve Crisp.

The Haberdasher's Shoppe

The Flower Show Desert Plants – 1000 Piece

Desert Plants is the title of this beautiful 1000 piece Falcon de luxe jigsaw puzzle, which is part of the Scenery collection. The stunning image illustrates an array of different desert plants including cactus, Joshua trees, aloe Vera and many more. This puzzle is ideal for anyone who is fascinated by plants.  This Scenery 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle has been illustrated by the very talented artist Anne Searle.

The Flower Show Desert Plants

Victorian Bakers – 1000 Pieces

Victorian Bakers is the title of this delightful 1000 piece Falcon de luxe jigsaw puzzle, which is part of the Falcon de luxe Nostalgia collection. The puzzle image displays a beautiful Victorian bakery from the early 1900s by a river.  This picturesque 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle has been illustrated by the very talented artist Simon Treadwell.

Victorian Bakers

Waiting on the Platform – 1000 Pieces

Waiting on the Platform is the title of this spectacular 1000 piece Falcon de luxe jigsaw puzzle, which is part of the Falcon de luxe Transport collection. The puzzle image illustrates a striking scene of a steam train entering the station. The picture shows many passengers eagerly waiting to board the steam train. This puzzle is the ideal gift for all train watchers.  This striking 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle has been illustrated by the very talented artist Vic McLindon.

Waiting on the Platform

Butterfly Conservatory – 1000 Pieces

Butterfly Conservatory is the title of this beautiful 1000 piece Falcon de luxe jigsaw puzzle, which is part of the Scenery collection. The stunning image illustrates a huge conservatory filled with beautiful variations of butterflies and many more animals. This puzzle is ideal for anyone that loves animals and all things nature.  This Scenery 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle has been illustrated by the very talented artist Debbie Cook.

Butterfly Conservatory

Fun at the Fair – 500XL or 1500 Pieces

Fun at the Fair is the title of this delightful 500 extra large piece Falcon de luxe jigsaw puzzle, which is part of the Falcon de luxe Nostalgia collection. The brightly coloured puzzle image captures a stunning fun fair with all the classic rides as you’d expect such as the dodgers, Ferris wheels and more. This picturesque 500XL piece jigsaw puzzle has been illustrated by the very talented artist Victor McLindon.  The Fun at the Fair is also available in the 1500 piece size.

Fun at the Fair

Full list of Falcon’s Spring releases

To view our full range of Falcon jigsaw puzzles please click the image below.

Falcon de Luxe Jigsaw Puzzles

Wasgij Puzzles

For those of you that don’t know about the hugely popular Wasgij puzzle range we have put together a small guide for you.  WASGIJ is jigsaw spelt backwards and the puzzles offer an interesting take on the standard traditional jigsaw puzzle.   The puzzle that you have to piece together are different to the images shown on the box and you have to use your imagination to complete the jigsaw.

First manufactured by Jumbo Games in 1997 the Wasgij puzzles have become the UK’s number one leading puzzle range.  Starting with the Wasgij Original series there are now a few further variations on the puzzle concept.

  • Wasgij Original
  • Wasgij Destiny
  • Wasgij Mystery
  • Wasgij Christmas
  • Wasgij Retro

Wasgij Original

Wasgij Original is the brainteaser puzzle that requires a bit of imagination and maybe a few clues to complete the puzzle.  The puzzler has to put themselves in the position of a character that appears on the front of the box.  They then have to imagine what that person is seeing and that is the puzzle that you need to put together.  In the Celebrity Chief Chef jigsaw pictured below you would have to take guess at what the Health and Safety Manager can see and go from there!

Wasgij Original 26 Celebrity Chief Chef

Wasgij Destiny

The second of Jumbo’s Wasgij themes is “Wasgij Destiny”.  This is based on a Time Travelling concept where the puzzler has to imagine what the character and scene would look like in the modern day.

Wasgij Destiny 15 Supermarket Shakeup - 1000 Pieces

 

Wasgij Mystery

The Wasgij Mystery concept gets the puzzler to imagine what is going to happen to the characters in the next few minutes based on the scene in the image.

Wasgij Mystery 15 A Typical British BBQ

Wasgij Christmas

Wasgij Christmas follows the Original concept with a Christmas twist.  You have to see what Santa sees to complete the puzzle!

 

Wasgij Retro

Jumbo have been releasing Wasgij Retro puzzles over the last couple of years to give collectors a chance to complete their collections.  These puzzles are based along the various different themes.

To enjoy the full current range of Wasgij Puzzles available in 2019 please visit our site The Yorkshire Jigsaw Store

Wasgij

Mother’s Day 2019

With Mother’s Day falling a little later this year in the UK (31st March), it gives us all a little time to find the perfect gift.  At The Yorkshire Jigsaw Store we have put together a selection of jigsaws that we feel would be a perfect for mums of all ages. There are jigsaws for absolutely everyone from cute kittens, gardens, landscapes to fine art and mandalas!

Gibsons Jigsaws

Gibson’s are celebrating their centenary in May and over the last couple of years have produced some fabulous gifts to complement their extensive range of jigsaw puzzles.  The award-winning Sweet Memories Tins are a 500 piece jigsaw celebrating all our favourite sweets from yesteryear. The selection includes 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s and 19080’s and is a perfect way to remind your mum of her favourite childhood sweets

There are also a wonderful selection of jigsaws that are Gift Boxed from Gibson’s.  These colourful boxes make a perfect present and come in a wide choice of images and designs.  There are a small selection below and the full range of Gibson’s Gift Boxes can be found here.

To celebrate their centenary, the Gibsons team have hidden 100 special tickets inside their puzzle boxes. Find a lucky ticket and you will be rewarded with a free puzzle of your choice! What’s more, there is one extra special ticket that rewards you with a year’s supply of jigsaw puzzles. Get hunting now!

Wentworth Wooden Puzzles

For a truly special gift this year why not try one of the Wentworth wooden puzzles.  These are made in the UK and many of the jigsaws feature their unique “whimsy” pieces.  The puzzles are beautifully packaged and the pieces are kept in a signature Wentworth cloth bag for longevity.  These puzzles are timeless the quality will ensure they last a lifetime.

Wentworth Puzzles

Click here for the full Range of Wentworth Puzzles

Wasgij Puzzles

Wasgij jigsaw are the unique brainteaser puzzle brand where you are NOT puzzling the box image! Use your imagination and the hints provided to piece together a completely different image.  A perfect jigsaws for challenging mum this year!

Wasgij

Mum’s Selection!

It is helpful having a puzzle mad mum myself and the jigsaws below are her choices for this years Mother’s Day.  It will certainly make my life easier choosing a puzzle this year!

99 Beautiful Places on Earth – 1000 Pieces by Ravensburger 

Lots of places on my bucket list are featured on here and it is nice to see some of the places I have been lucky enough to visit too.

99 Beautiful Places on Earth

Best of British – The Cruise Ship 1000 Pieces by Ravensburger

Never been on a cruise but here’s hoping! Amusing and fun to do.Best of British The Cruise Ship

I Love Gardening – 1000 Pieces by Gibson’s

I do really when I am not sitting in the warm doing a jigsaw. Mike Jupp jigsaws are always brilliant and there is so much detail in these. Spring is here and I am already feeling inspired.

I Love Gardening

Need a smaller jigsaw? Two x 500 pieces in the Ravensburger Whitby and Runswick Bay box. Two of my favourite places to visit. Of course they are both in Yorkshire…..

Cosy Cottages – North Yorkshire – 2 x 500 Pieces

Cosy Cottages - North Yorkshire

Finally if you are feeling really generous and want to keep me occupied my last choice is any of The Falcon four in a box jigsaws. Really good value for four thousand piece jigsaws and they will definitely keep me quiet for a while.

Gardens of all Seasons - 4 x 1000

I hope that this has given you a few ideas for a this years Mother’s Day.  If you need any further help please do not hesitate to contact us either online or pop in to our store in Easingwold, near York.

Mothers Day

 

5 Ways to Celebrate National Puzzle Day 2020

5 Ways to Celebrate National Puzzle Day

Solving jigsaws, crosswords and other puzzles is one of the UK’s favourite pastimes.  To celebrate there is now a National Puzzle Day held on the 29th January each year.  At The Yorkshire Jigsaw Store we are biased and think that jigsaws are the perfect puzzle.  This year and we have come up with five ideas to help you celebrate National Puzzle Day.


1. Start a Puzzle.

Sounds obvious!  Do any of the following apply to you:

  • You have a special puzzle put aside that you have been waiting to start?
  • Did you buy a puzzle at Christmas or receive one as a gift and not get around to starting it over the festive period.
  • Have you looked at a jigsaw puzzle that you really wanted to buy recently?
  • Do you have an old puzzle in the cupboard that you have wanted to do again

Let’s get the puzzle started on National Puzzle Day.  Do you sort out all the straight edges and corners or sort the pieces by colour?  However you start a puzzle to coin a phrase “Just Do It”

2. Make it a Family Night

Jigsaw puzzles are a great way of getting the whole family together.  From young children to grandparents this is one activity that everyone can get involved in.  There are various ways to options to organise a jigsaw night.  Start by choosing a theme.  A Disney film that you have all enjoyed or a relevant topic that everyone can relate to and enjoy doing.   Choose a venue, cook some food, open some wine and relax!  This is a lovely way to spend some quality time with family without the distractions of TV, iPads and other gadgets!

Family Jigsaw Night

3. Challenge yourself

Push yourself to do a Jigsaw puzzles that is outside of the ones that you would normally do.  Why not try a WASGIJ puzzle where the puzzle image is different to the image shown on the box.  If you are used to doing 500 piece puzzles why not do a 1000 piece puzzle.  If a 1000 piece one is the norm why not try a higher piece count from 1500 pieces up to 42000!

Wasgij

4. Make it Social

We would love you to post a photo of your finished puzzle to our Facebook, Twitter or instagram page with the Hashtag #NationalPuzzleDay

A review of any of the puzzles that you have completed would be great.  Let us know what your thoughts are of the Manufacturer, the pieces and give the puzzle a rating on our website.

Facebook Instagram Jigsaw Store

5. Explore the World!

Why not choose a puzzle of place that you have visited that holds a special memory?  Alternatively choose a destination that is on your bucket list that you have always wanted to go to.  What easier way to travel than from the comfort of your own house!

The World

Therapy in a box

Therapy in a box

Doing a jigsaw is one of the most relaxing things you can do.  It allows your mind to roam while shifting through pieces and making order out of chaos.  Meditative and calming, you won’t want to stop once you start!

Picking a jigsaw can take ages!  You know you will be doing it for a while and want something challenging but not frustrating.  Too much sky, trees or sea?  I like jigsaws with plenty of different colours and not too twee.  Pomegranate do a good range of very different scenes with Buddhist scenes, mandalas and modern art which I quite enjoy.

Having chosen and rushed home with the brand new jigsaw this is your next step:

Put the kettle on, light the fire, put the radio on, get your board ready and a good light and settle in.

The most exciting part is opening up the box.  A bit like a brand new notebook with its clean pages waiting to be written on in your best handwriting!  Or a new book, the sense of anticipation is high. What are the pieces like?  Are you going to find nice solid pieces that fit together well, haphazard shapes or flimsy cheap pieces.  If they are cheap flimsy pieces, put the lid back on, donate to charity and go buy a decent jigsaw.  There is nothing therapeutic about pieces that keep coming apart or won’t sit on the board because they are so light you knock them off with your sleeve every five minutes!

Always choose a puzzle with excellent quality pieces

Always choose a puzzle with excellent quality pieces

The jigsaws I can recommend are Ravensburger, Falcon, House of Puzzles and Gibson’s.  Everyone has their favourite make of course but the ones mentioned are all good quality, solid pieces that behave well on the board.  You can of course raise the bar with Wentworth Wooden jigsaws.  These are beautiful craft jigsaws with wooden hidden shapes called whimsys within the box.  Not a jigsaw that you will ever pass on and a very special gift for a jigsaw addict.

Sky Roads with whimsey pieces

Sky Roads with whimsy pieces

I personally love the ones with quirky pieces.  House of Puzzles are good for these and have a huge following.  They are also excellent at making large piece jigsaws for people with poor sight or handling difficulties.

My next step is to tip all the pieces from the plastic bag into the box and start to sort out the straight edges.  Being logical, I have to start with straight edges!  Nothing good comes from starting in the middle!!  There may be a few I can’t find but that’s ok so long as I can get some sort of frame.  And off we go for a few absorbing hours.

First, I look for colours that stand out and looking at the picture in the box, try to get an area started, after that it is a natural build up effect.  Sometimes I sort the pieces into colours and put them into my sorting trays.  I used to think the sorting trays were an add on sales gimmick but actually I find I use them a lot!  Once sorted into colours, you don’t have to hunt through a thousand pieces each time you are looking for a specific piece.  Just go to your colour tray and look through that.

Sorting Trays perfect for all puzzles

I love to have the radio on at the same time and learn all sorts from Radio 4 in the evening on random subjects.  It is far more calming than watching tv and if you are sharing your jigsaw with your partner you actually talk to each other!  It also keeps my itchy fingers off my iPad and social media which can only be a good thing.  Since the iPad started telling me how long my screen time was every day, I have tried to cut down a bit!  Horrifying!

The only teeny drawback is that I can’t stop…..just another piece I think and then look at the clock……!

The best and worst bit is when you put the last piece in.  Usually sometime after you have found it in the floor being chewed by the dog……  You have finished!  Achievement and sadness that

Now you have finished your lovely jigsaw.  This is where the addiction starts as you set off to the Jigsaw Store once again!!

Go on, put a jigsaw on your Christmas list and get started.  You will love it!!

Susan Rushton

Disney Jigsaw Puzzles

Disney Jigsaw Puzzles are the perfect gift for both young and old!

Everyone loves Disney and at The Yorkshire Jigsaw Store we offer a wide range of Disney jigsaw puzzles for both adults and children.  So no matter how young or old you are there is always a Disney puzzle for you.  There are puzzles for children aged three and above starting at just twelve pieces all the way up the the adults world record breaking 40,320 piece puzzles and lots in between!  We have picked out some of our favourite ones for you below.

Disney Vintage Movie Poster – 1000 Pieces

Disney Vintage Movie Poster - 1000 Pieces

Disney Vintage Movie Poster – 1000 Pieces

These nostalgic film posters will bring back happy memories of classic Disney films. Starting in 1928 with Mickey Mouse, through the 1930’s.  These classic images feature Peter Pan, Cinderella, Dumbo, the jungle book and many more.

Dreamworks Multicharacter – 1000 Pieces

Dreamworks Multicharacter - 1000 Pieces

Dreamworks Multicharacter – 1000 Pieces

Released in 1937, snow white was Disney’s first full length, full colour animated tale. This wonderful design captures just some of magic of this classic story and shows snow white, her Prince, the Seven dwarfs (Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Happy, sleepy, sneezy and Grumpy) and her forest friends. A film roll swirls around the main characters – look closely and you’ll see scenes from the original animated film, including glimpses of the evil Queen and the Huntsman. This delightful puzzle is a great gift idea for any Disney fan or collector.

Disney Collection Cinderella – 1000 Pieces

Disney Collection Cinderella - 1000 Pieces

Disney Collection Cinderella – 1000 Pieces

The fairy Godmother waves her magic wand, and transforms Cinderella’s rags into a wonderful ball gown! other scenes from this 1950 film are contained within the “movie reel” that winds its way around the scene. This is part of a series of 5 collector’s edition puzzles based on classic Disney films.

Disney Princess – 100XXL Piece

All of your favourite princesses in one puzzle! Ariel, Rapunzel, Belle, Cinderella, Aurora, Snow White, Jasmine and Pocahontas are all featured in this beautiful illustration of the Disney princesses outside the castle.

Disney Cars – 4 in a Box

Disney Cars

Disney Cars

These bright, vibrant and fun puzzles features all the favourite characters from the hit film Cars 3. Puzzle together Lightning McQueen, Cruz Ramirez, Jackson storm, as well as Luigi, Guido, and Mack. Four high quality cardboard jigsaw puzzles in 12, 16, 20 and 24 pieces.  These puzzles are the perfect introduction to jigsaws for young children.

Schmidt Disney Puzzles

A new series of Disney puzzles has  been released in this year by Schmidt.  These feature nine designs by the artist Thomas Kinkade which include all of the favourite characters.  A lovely collection that adds to our range of Disney jigsaws.

Thomas Kinkade – Disney Collection by Schmidt

And Finally….

The world record breaking jigsaw is a Disney Puzzle!   Are you ready to assemble the biggest puzzle in the world? Guinness World Records confirms that this Ravensburger puzzle is the largest commercially available jigsaw puzzle in the world.  You will need a large room to complete this puzzle as it measures 6.8 meters wide by 1.92 meters high!  If anyone has attempted this we would love to hear from you send us some photos.

Disney

Disney

 

Our full range of Disney puzzles are available to view by clicking the picture below