At Rest In Pieces, we spoke to some of our avid puzzlers about what drew them to the world of jigsaw puzzling. Here's why they kept coming back for more:
1. Jigsaw puzzles are the best way to spend time with loved ones and build beautiful memories.
Cathy recommend tapping into deep levels of concentration on this
1000-piece Round Butterflies Jigsaw Puzzle.
2. Jigsaw puzzling makes relationships stronger!
"Like most people I got into puzzling because of COVID. I thought it would be a fun activity to do whilst we were stuck inside, so I decided to buy a 1000-piece puzzle from Rest In Pieces. My partner was apprehensive at first about wasting time on such a "meaningless" activity...12 puzzles later and we have now successfully developed our own puzzle language! We know what each other is talking about when we say we're looking for a "fancy" piece or a "bog standard" piece. I think the best thing we've gained from this though is that we've learned to spend time together without being on our phones. It's honestly a match made in heaven...pun intended!"
3. Jigsaw puzzles are an easy cost-effective date activity.
"I saw my nan and pops having fun doing a jigsaw puzzle together at their table one night and thought it might be an interesting activity to try out with my girlfriend. I searched online because we had just gone into lockdown and didn't realise how cheap they were! I honestly think that might be the best date I've ever had (and the cheapest too!!)"
Ben recommend the most difficult puzzle of all -
1000-piece Round Colour Vector Jigsaw Puzzle.
4. Jigsaw puzzles are therapeutic and the perfect tool to help relieve stress.
"I'm a psychologist and am constantly telling clients how they can be more mindful every day. But the truth is even I get so distracted with life at times and don't practice what I preach. So I decided to buy a jigsaw puzzle and forced myself to just sit down and do it. I felt so much better in just 10 minutes of doing the puzzle! I felt that focusing on finding matching pieces really helped clear my mind and blocked out the million other things I had going on."
And if the above hasn't convinced you, then maybe this will:
5. You get to add dissectologist to your dating profile. Duh.
"I saw her Tinder profile said she was a dissectologist, so I was curious and messaged her asking what it was. Needless to say I brought a 1000 piece puzzle along to our second date and can now confidently call her my girlfriend! I didn't expect them to be so much fun (or to land me a girlfriend for that matter)."
Josh recommend our most colourful challenge -
1000-piece Round Colour Mandala Jigsaw Puzzle.
So there you have it folks. Buying a jigsaw puzzle might just be the best purchase you ever make.