The Best Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles

Now is the ideal time to get the best Christmas Puzzle  as they are now discounted and be unavailable soon!

I’m Geoff, former Director of Product Development at Gibsons Games with over 20 years of experience in Jigsaw Puzzles.

I’m excited to bring you the very best Christmas puzzles below from Waddingtons limited edition, Disney, Kinkade, Gibsons, Ravensburger, Falcon, and Wasgij Christmas.

Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles for adults

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My current favourite three Christmas Puzzles

These are my current three favourite Christmas puzzles.
Marcello Corti is a great artist and has returned to paint the latest Gibsons limited edition Christmas puzzle.
The Falcon puzzle is simply great value for two 1000pc puzzles in a box.
Last but not least, how about a Disney toy store! There are so many Disney & Pixar characters in this; I see a new one every time I look at the puzzle! A great puzzle for the whole family for Christmas. 

Limited Edition
Gibsons Christmas Puzzle Limited Edition 2023
£18.99 £18.49

 I love Marcello Corti's work and he makes a welcome return to Gibsons. He painted several Christmas puzzles before Tony Ryan took over for a few years (and did a fantastic job).

Marcello is now back, and what an amazing puzzle this is. Look at the detail in the faces. There are children riding donkeys, Santa driving a tractor, and it even looks like Sherlock Holmes is blasting out some Christmas carols!

Artist Name: Marcello Corti
Manufacturer: Gibsons
Piece Count: 1000
Amazon deal here!
05/19/2024 05:03 pm GMT
Gibsons Christmas Spirit 2023 Limited Edition 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Grown Ups | Christmas Puzzle

Gibsons Limited Edition Christmas Puzzle 2023

I love Marcello Corti’s work and he makes a welcome return to Gibsons. He painted several Christmas puzzles before Tony Ryan took over for a few years (and did a fantastic job).

Marcello is now back, and what an amazing puzzle this is. Look at the detail in the faces. There are children riding donkeys, Santa driving a tractor, and it even looks like Sherlock Holmes is blasting out some Christmas carols!

Gibsons Christmas Spirit 2023 Limited Edition 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Grown Ups | Christmas Puzzle
Gibsons Christmas Spirit 2023 Limited Edition 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Grown Ups | Christmas Puzzle
Gibsons Christmas Spirit 2023 Limited Edition 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Grown Ups | Christmas Puzzle
Two for the Price of one!
Falcon – Christmas Eve 2023 Jigsaw Puzzle, 2 x 1000pc

It's Christmas Eve and in the first puzzle Santa is on the rooftops!

I think the second (free) puzzle is better with carol singers gathering round the tree. You can see Santa looking down on the wonky leaning tree 🙂

Good value for two 1000pc puzzles.

Amazon deal here!
Over 60 Disney Characters!
Disney Christmas - Ravensburger 1000pc jigsaw puzzle
£26.17

I love this! There are over 60 Disney characters - my favourite being Winnie the Pooh getting a piggy back from Eeyore!

Lots of detail in the background, so something interesting in every piece.

Amazon deal here!
05/19/2024 07:55 pm GMT
Disney & Kinkade in the same puzzle!
Disney & Thomas Kinkade - Candy Cane Express - 1000pc jigsaw puzzle
$14.99 $11.96

Look really carefully and you will see Mickey & Minnie Mouse in a Thomas Kinkade puzzle!

I think these 'mash-ups' are so interesting with all the small details included. I'm pretty sure that Donald Duck is in there too!

It comes in a special Christmas box complete with a red bow.


Available to buy here
05/19/2024 08:46 pm GMT

The First Ever Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle

Did you know the first ever Christmas jigsaw puzzle is believed to be
“The Christmas Pastime – A Holiday Souvenir” created by John Spilsbury in the 1760s

Waddingtons Limited Edition Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle 2023

*** latest update on Waddingtons Limited Editon 2023 ***

“We do normally make a new Waddingtons Christmas jigsaw each year, however due to COVID related supply chain and logistical issues, the 2021 version was very delayed in its release and as a result missed out on the usual marketing and sales opportunities. As a result, this version was rerun and sold through 2022 and is still being sold throughout 2023.”
Monday 16 October 2023

So sadly, no new Waddingtons Limited Editon puzzle for 2023.

The first Waddingtons limited edition Christmas puzzle was published in 1994. Available now mainly on auction sites, but at the time of writing this article, there is one ‘Waddingtons Twelve Days of Christmas (1994)’ available at Amazon.

If you are looking for a rare Waddingtons Christmas limited edition 2021, it is available here from Amazon at a great price, but stocks are limited.

Waddingtons Christmas Ltd Edition
£12.99 £8.93

This is the 2021 version, as Waddingtons haven't released a new one for the last two years. The good thing is this version is now available at a great price!


Amazon deal here!
05/19/2024 06:20 pm GMT
Almost Done by Roy Trower - Ravensburger 2023 Christmas 1000pc jigsaw puzzle
£15.99 £13.31

Santa is delivering his last few presents when he spots two ponies and a donkey so he stops for a chat. When more animals appear, Santa shares his basket of apples with his new friends!

I love the fact it is painted by 100% by hand - watercolour, gouache and pencil by the UK artist Roy Trower.

Ravensburger have sold over 1 billion jigsaw puzzles and are known for their German quality of their puzzle pieces.

Amazon deal here!
05/19/2024 07:11 pm GMT
Christmas Cheer - Vermont 1000pc jigsaw puzzle
$19.95 $17.95

I counted five Christmas trees in this puzzle and lots & lots of happy children's faces!

Amazon deal here!
05/19/2024 07:51 pm GMT
Two Wasgijs for the price of one!
Wasgij Christmas 19 - Santa Dash 2 x 1000pc jigsaw puzzle
£13.25

The latest Christmas Wasgij and you get two 1000pc puzzles in one box!

In this latest installment, Santa visits a Christmas market and something scares him! I love all those facial expressions!

Remember the picture on the box isn't what you have to complete as the puzzle.

If you don't know what the best selling Wasgij puzzles are, you are in for a surprise - have a look at my Wasgij article.

Illustrated by James Alexander

Latest Amazon price
05/19/2024 02:56 pm GMT
Puzzle & Advent calendar in one!
Christmas Calendar - White Mountain 1000pc jigsaw puzzle
$19.49

I've counted 25 vintage calendars in this colourful collage by artist Steve Cameron, so it could also be an advent calendar!

Note that White Mountain puzzles are generally a little larger with a finished size of 24" x 30".

Amazon deal here!
05/19/2024 04:54 pm GMT

White Mountain puzzles were founded in Vermont, USA in 1978 – the same year as Ben & Jerrys ice cream!
I love their style of puzzles – the way they put so much effort into the designs.
Made in the USA, you can see the full range of White Mountain puzzles here.

Nautilus Wooden Winter Puzzle

Wooden Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles

How about the ultimate Christmas wooden jigsaw puzzle which can be handed down through the generations?

Wentworth, Liberty & Nautilus have some great designs.

See my article on other Wooden jigsaw puzzles here.

Becko US Puzzles 1000 Piece for Adults and Kids, Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles 1000 Pieces, Christmas and Holiday (Snow Scene)
Nautilus Ice Skaters at Rockafeller Center jigsaw puzzle

GCHQ Christmas Puzzle 2023

Something completely different!

In 2022, the GCHQ Christmas Challenge featured seven fiendish puzzles based on the seven disciplines of languages, engineering, codebreaking, analysis, maths, coding and cyber security – all key skills needed at GCHQ to help keep the country safe.

Once you solved all seven puzzles, you needed to think outside the box, and use the design on the front of the card to assemble the answers, forming three separate what3words locations.
Joining the three place names together  revealed the special festive answer.

GCHQ Christmas Puzzle 2023 details here!
Schools should register by 14 Dec

500 piece Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles

Sometimes, we all need a slightly easier & quicker puzzle to do at Christmas!

A 500 piece Christmas puzzle is probably 4x quicker to do than a 1000 piece puzzle (see my article on how long do jigsaws take).

Click here for a selection of 500 piece Christmas Puzzles

Snowman Celebration Jigsaw Puzzle 550 Piece
Bits and Pieces - 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Adults - Building a Snowman on a Snow Day - 500 pc Winter Scene Jigsaw by Artist Liz Goodrick-Dillon
Bits and Pieces - 750 Piece Shaped Jigsaw Puzzle for Adults - Happy Holiday Snowman - 750 pc Christmas Jigsaw by Artist Larry Jones

300 piece Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles

There aren’t so many 300 piece Christmas puzzles, but Ravensburger and Bits and Pieces have some good ones.

Ravensburger Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids and Adults Age 9 Years Up - 300 Pieces - Winter Wonderland

Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids – 100 piece and below

Pleased to say the kids haven’t been left out and there are some 100 piece Christmas jigsaw puzzles,
and others including a 32 piece Christmas puzzle of Peppa Pig!

Is a Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle a good gift?

 

Absolutely! Puzzles at Christmas have become a tradition and something all the family can do together.
No gimmicks or batteries – just genuine family time & fun.

Some more ideas below including Disney, Roy Trower and new artist Elena Essex

My Best Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle

 

For me, it has to be a 1000 piece limited edition Christmas Puzzle with a unique certificate, special gold foil box and which often become collector’s items.

This year, Gibsons limited edition Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle
by the amazing artist Marcello Corti, is my 2023 pick. 

Limited Edition
Gibsons Christmas Puzzle Limited Edition 2023
£18.99 £18.49

 I love Marcello Corti's work and he makes a welcome return to Gibsons. He painted several Christmas puzzles before Tony Ryan took over for a few years (and did a fantastic job).

Marcello is now back, and what an amazing puzzle this is. Look at the detail in the faces. There are children riding donkeys, Santa driving a tractor, and it even looks like Sherlock Holmes is blasting out some Christmas carols!

Artist Name: Marcello Corti
Manufacturer: Gibsons
Piece Count: 1000
Amazon deal here!
05/19/2024 05:03 pm GMT
Geoff Lee