Everybody has that person in their life who is just hard to shop for. Maybe it’s because they already have everything or because they’re notoriously picky about items like clothes. Hopefully some of our other gift guides have already helped you out, but if you’re still searching for the perfect gift, may we present: a collection of delightful puzzles and brain teasers. These types of gifts are perfect for people who have a lot of down time, already have the coolest new gadgets, or who simply like puzzles. Here are some of our top picks.
Newspaper crossword puzzles are already tough, and they’re often made even tougher because they’re printed small. This book solves that problem with 80 large-print puzzles. The puzzles are of medium difficulty, making them perfect for the casual puzzler.
Recreate stunning works of art with this entertaining activity book. A cousin to paint-by-number books, these sticker books are less messy, and each page is perforated for easy removal and framing. This book comes with everything you need to create 12 sticker masterpieces based on classic artworks.
Know someone who can’t stop fidgeting? This set of 20 interlocking puzzles makes the perfect gift for any age. The different shapes will test the recipient’s logic and creativity and help them practice focus and concentration.
Sudoku is one of the most popular logic puzzles, but there are tons of others, too. This book includes more than 130 logic puzzles of all types that require plenty of thinking and creativity to solve.
With 100 puzzles and five difficulty levels, Foldology is guaranteed to provide more than 50 hours of fun. Even better is that you don’t need any special materials to complete these compact puzzles, so they can go anywhere!
The Rubik’s Cube is a classic for a reason—a must-have for anyone interested in puzzles. This is the traditional 3×3 cube, and it also contains a cube stand for a nice display when your puzzler isn’t cubing.
This elegant calendar will provide a year’s worth of challenges. Great for anyone who wants to keep their mind sharp! Puzzles get progressively harder throughout the week and easier on the weekends. But if you get really stuck, it also comes printed with solutions on the back of each page.
There’s nothing wrong with a classic puzzle. This beautiful Venice scene will transport your recipient—a great gift in a year when many people have traveled less than ever!