Christmas should be a time for joy but it can also put a huge dent on the bank balance. From work Secret Santa and presents for the whole family, to all the drinks, meals and celebrations, it can certainly pull on the purse strings. This is of course exacerbated by the current economic crisis that will likely mean that for many, the festive season is going to look quite different this year.
The cost of living crisis is not conducive to the gift-giving season but spending less doesn’t always have to equal disappointment come the Christmas morning. There are still quality items that your giftee will unwrap with glee - you just have to shop smart.
Put your phones, laptops and tablets away and turn to a good old-fashioned jigsaw for a digital detox. Get stuck in with our best jigsaw puzzles!
A Christmas gift for the friend who is obsessed with Baby Yoda:
A Christmas gift for the artsy fartsy friend:
Star Trek Picard's Patrick Stewart has an incredible knack for jigsaw puzzles, as he recently showed chat show host Graham Norton his completed Frank Stella jigsaw puzzle.
"And right here is one I just finished and I've got to be so careful because it's loose," Sir Patrick Stewart explained. "This is a Frank Stella painting done as a jigsaw puzzle. This took weeks. It was very challenging because it's an abstract piece and that's what I spend a significant amount of time doing. This is one of my finished puzzles as you can see. It's actually framed because I framed them all."
Featuring Frank Stella’s bold, geometric painting Firuzabad, where two overlapping circles are filled with both concentric and diagonal stripes of brilliant colour, this 750-piece puzzle is made with die-cut and contoured edges.
A Christmas gift for the Gwyneth Paltrow of the group 🧘♀️:
Buy now £24.99, 1000-piece Round Colour Mandala Jigsaw Puzzle
If your giftee loves transcendental meditation like Gwyneth Paltrow, they'll probably be into this colourful round jigsaw from Rest In Pieces. The 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle features an anti-glare surface and Softclick technology to fit perfectly. When assembled, the meditative mandala makes transformative wall art. Bonus: A jigsaw puzzle doubles as a Christmas holiday family activity.
A Christmas gift for the house proud bordering on OCD:
Buy now £19.99, 1000-piece Girl With A Pearl Earring Geometric Art Jigsaw Puzzle
This art-inspired puzzle not only calls for one’s full mental attention on the task at hand, allowing a brief respite from anxiety, the artwork is a modern pop art update of Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer's famous Girl with a Pearl Earring. Match up the pieces of this painting-turned-puzzle for a therapeutic activity and finish with a vibrant result.
A Christmas gift for those awkward family get togethers:
Buy now £19.99, 1000-piece Round Pantone Colour Palette Jigsaw Puzzle
At least you can sort this puzzle by colour – but the rounded edges make it tricker than it appears at first glance. At £19.99, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth in terms of hours spent puzzling. This brightly coloured jigsaw puzzle is equally fun and calming.
A Christmas gift for the "it's alright for some, I have to work all of Christmas":
Buy now £19.99, 1000-piece L. S. Lowry Going To Work Jigsaw Puzzle
Don't leave it too late or you'll regret it. If you're looking to save more money this Christmas, then don't miss the deals on Rest In Pieces jigsaw puzzles sale that we've found, too.
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