Scratching your head over what to get the puzzler in your life? We’ve searched high and low and have found our favorite 35 puzzle gifts for adults, effectively solving the guessing game! Whether you know someone that loves jigsaw puzzles, word games, escape rooms or tactile puzzles, we’ve curated a collection that will tease their brains and test their creativity.
And because we wanted to think out of the box on this challenge, we’ve also included some fun decor, jewelry, jigsaw puzzles for adults and other unexpected items that reflect their favorite hobby. So without further ado, let’s unravel your gift-buying mystery by diving straight into our favorite picks for puzzlers!
We love the brilliant colors of this beautiful wooden puzzle that teases your brain and reveals one of the wonders of nature once it’s finished. Handcrafted from formaldehyde-free basswood, it’s also environmentally friendly.
A common quandary when you love jigsaw puzzles is what to do with them once they’re put together. After all, there are only so many you can frame or stuff in your closet. We love that these fractal coaster puzzles are not only fun but give your puzzler a place to sit their coffee or tea while they’re mulling over their most recent brain teaser.
Quandary officially solved!
This handsome puzzle gift set contains 12 different mechanical puzzles in one! Puzzlers will be challenged to solve problems like releasing a ball from jail, putting together a snake cube, a Burr puzzle and lots more. Plus, this set will look great on their coffee table!
Lovers of escape room brain teasers will have to think out of the box to solve these clever puzzles. To get to the next step they’ll have to submit their answers online in hopes of moving forward. This puzzle book is an excellent workout for craniums that need a challenge.
This beautiful cast metal brain teaser gets high marks for the level of difficulty and craftsmanship. Warning: This is a puzzle gift for adults that may make the puzzler a little insane while they try to solve it!
Looking for puzzle gifts for adults that are personal too? Select your favorite photo and it can be turned into a 300-piece jigsaw puzzle. Once the puzzle is put together, it will reveal a happy memory that they’ll love to pieces. Like literally.
A series of puzzles have to be solved before you can unlock this beautiful box. Handcrafted from birchwood, this fun Cluebox puzzle gift for adults contains 72 individual parts. Not only is it a great brain teaser, but it also makes a beautiful decoration or even a very sophisticated piece of gift wrapping.
Are you searching for puzzle gifts for adults that truly challenge the puzzler? This puzzle is called an impossible puzzle for a reason. Once assembled, there is no picture, and each piece can potentially fit with many others. Comes in various levels of difficulty depending on how much fun/frustration you want to give your puzzler.
These beautifully illustrated escape-room-like puzzles are both mysterious and challenging. Created by a “secret society of solvers,” puzzlers will find their neurons firing on overdrive as they try to crack codes, cyphers and other conundrums.
10. Macabre Mansion
Puzzlers with a taste in the macabre will love this 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle that illustrates 20 of Edgar Allan Poe’s creepy tales. It’s challenging and chilling at the same time!
If you’re looking for puzzle gifts for adults that enjoy a daily challenge, this book is filled with pangrams, word ladders, number sequences and more. It’s like boot camp for the brain!
Lovers of modern art will appreciate this 1000-piece abstract jigsaw puzzle that’s completely wall-worthy when finished. Printed with high-quality digital printing on natural wood, it’s not only beautiful but durable.
Solving a jigsaw will become an even more meditative practice with this beautiful, mandala-shaped puzzle. It’s a brain challenger and mindfulness practice all in one!
It can be a challenge to find the perfect puzzle gifts for adults but if you have a crossword puzzle lover in your life, this custom crossword puzzle card was designed just for them. A great unique gift for the crossword fanatic in your life!
15. Wine Puzzle
This truly grown-up brain teaser has to be solved before puzzle lovers can get their bottle of wine out. Makes for great entertainment at cocktail parties. What’s better motivation to find a solution than a good glass of red?
If you’re part of a group that loves to solve puzzles together, these stainless steel puzzle keychains make a great gift. You can personalize them with a name, date or even phrase. A cute way of saying your group just fits together.
Then again, it’s hard to go wrong with a straight-up jigsaw puzzle of some beautiful scenery. This one transports your puzzler to Positano Italy. With 1000 pieces, this sightseeing puzzle is a fun way to tease their brain as they dream about an exotic vacation.
18. Puzzle Ring
For the puzzler that already has a closet full of jigsaws, this handcrafted silver band puzzle is a nice way of acknowledging their favorite pastime. But sorry, they can take it apart and put it back together.
This word search blanket will keep your puzzle lover warm and cozy as they mull over their brain teasers. Handmade from cotton, it can also be ordered with letters that make a special reference to friends, grandparents, parents, dogs and more. Any way you spell it, it’s a great gift.
Know a puzzler that’s about to tie the knot? This wooden tree also serves as a unique wedding day guest book where the attendees can write their names. Can be ordered in 25 to 200 pieces. A great way to make the big day even more special!
21. Puzzle Necklace
This dainty jigsaw necklace can be ordered with a white, yellow gold or rose gold finish. Your favorite puzzler may never take it off!
Puzzle gifts for adults are unique and fun and this word puzzle won’t disappoint in that department! Players will be challenged to arrange the wheels so that two four-letter words appear at the same time. It may sound easy, but it’s a real brain buster! Not to mention addicting!
This cylinder puzzle challenges players to guide ball bearings from the top level to the second and then into the middle by rotating the columns. The perfect way to get their mind turning!
24. Puzzle Pen
25 laser-cut pieces of wood are laminated together to make this truly unique pen. Your puzzler may have to pay special attention that nobody accidentally walks away with it!
How cute are these jigsaw puzzle soaps?! Crafted from essential oils, they come six to a set and are a fun way to liven up your puzzlers bathroom. And they even come in a vegan version!
With no fixed shape and no starting point, this unique puzzle can be put together in thousands of different ways. Just like the universe it goes on and on and on….be warned that your puzzler could get a bit lost in space!
If your puzzler is more of a hands-on person, this 3d puzzle set will keep their minds and their fingers occupied. Players will have to use a combination of creative thinking and logic to solve these 9 different art puzzles. Fidgeting was never so fun or healthy!
Lovers of sudoku will appreciate this beautiful wooden sudoku set that allows them to play at various difficulty levels. They’ll be able to set up any sudoku that they find online or in a newspaper for hours of mind-bending fun.
29. Puzzle Earrings
We’ve covered off necklaces and rings, and we couldn’t resist these puzzle earrings either. Goldfilled and nickel free, these are a perfect gift and can even be personalized. We’re sure your jigsaw fanatic won’t be puzzling over which earrings to wear!
This 286-piece 3d jigsaw puzzle makes our list of favorite puzzle gifts for adults because who doesn’t love a good challenge? And, since it only takes about 4 hours to put together and is recommended for ages eight and up, the smaller ones in your Mack-loving crew will enjoy it too.
Harry Potter fans will be delighted with this 1000-piece puzzle for mischief lovers. But they may need a little bit of magic to put it together!
If your puzzler is looking for a Titanic project to keep them busy, look no further! This 3D model puzzle brings the famed ship back to life and even includes LED light bulbs for under the deck. This is the perfect puzzle for a family project since you’ll need all hands on deck!
Designed to be played outdoors, this puzzle game is “part treasure hunt, part scavenger hunt, part escape game.” Adventurous souls will have to search for missing map pieces and solve clues if they want to get a hold of Captain Sea Dog’s treasure. Makes for a great kids’ game or game night for teens!!
And while we’re on the subject of kids, this Harry Potter-themed escape room game makes for a fun birthday party activity. In order to prove their worthiness in Dumbledore’s secret army, kids will have to solve mysterious puzzles. Makes for a magical afternoon!
If your puzzler yawns at jigsaws, this interactive 3D game will challenge them to build tracks and experiment with gravity and magnetism to get their marble to the finish line. A great activity for kids, but grown-up kids will love it too!
Gift Buying Conundrum Solved
We hope our gift buying guide of 35 of the best puzzles has given you the answer you were looking for. Not only are they a fun way to pass the time, but puzzles can actually improve both focus and memory. So in a way, puzzles are some of the best gifts since they are a gift that keeps on giving!
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35 Best Puzzle Gifts For Adults:
- Natocraft Blue Turtle Puzzle
- Fractal Jigsaw Coaster Set
- Wooden Brain Teaser Puzzle Gift Set
- Journal 29 Escape Room Puzzle in a Book
- Hanayama Enigma Cast Metal Brain Teaser Puzzle
- Personalized Jigsaw Puzzle
- Cluebox Escape Room in a Box
- The Impossible Puzzle
- The Master Theorem Book of Puzzles
- Macabre Mansion
- Page-a-Day of Mensa Brain Teasers for 2022
- 1000-Piece Abstract Waves Puzzle
- Mandala Wooden Puzzle
- Customized Crossword Puzzle Card
- Wine Puzzle
- Personalized Puzzle Keychain
- Chafin Dreamy Positano Puzzle
- Puzzle Ring
- Word Search Blanket
- Wooden Tree Puzzle Guest Book
- Puzzle Necklace
- Word Wheel Puzzle
- Cryptex Cylinder Puzzle Box
- Puzzle Pen
- Puzzle Piece Soap Set
- Infinite Galaxy Puzzle
- Lesong Metal and Wooden Brain Teasers
- Wooden Sudoku Puzzle
- Puzzle Earrings
- 3D Wooden Truck Puzzle
- Noble Collection Harry Potter Marauders Map Puzzle
- CubicFun 3D Titanic Puzzle
- The Treasure Hunters: Scavenger Hunt and Outdoor Escape Game
- Wizard Escape Room
- Ravensburg Gravitrax Marble Run Puzzle
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