Ideas for Jigsaw Gifts and Presents
We have provided below some gift ideas for different occasions. Click one of the following links to jump to the relevant section Christmas, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Retirement.
Jigsaw Gift Ideas for Christmas
It will come as no surprise to you that more jigsaw gifts are given at Christmas than at any other time. When it’s wet and cold outside, what could be more enjoyable than sitting in front of the fire making a jigsaw?
Although any teenagers in the family might groan at the prospect of getting out the traditional Christmas jigsaw present you will most probably find that it is they who are up at 2:00am totally addicted to putting the pieces together and unable to stop!
If you are feeling extravagant then a Jigsort makes a perfect present for any household where a table cannot be constantly devoted to a jigsaw – and that’s almost all of us! Give a Jigsort (Between $59.99 and $99.99) as a present and for evermore a half-completed jigsaw can be safely put away in seconds. Less expensive, but an equally appreciated gift, is Jigsafe ($24.99); this makes a thoughtful present to give to anyone who has ever suffered the dreaded 999 piece puzzle experience. Using Jigsafe you just NEVER lose the final piece.
To make the Christmas present complete don’t forget the actual jigsaw! To make sure that your jigsaw gift has not already been done by the gift recipient you could do a lot worse than choose the Gibsons 1000 piece “Christmas Exclusive” (About $20.00). Every year Gibsons commission an artist to produce a Christmas image for them and they have had some real beauties. Make sure that you buy THIS YEAR’s exclusive (seen in the picture above) and you can be sure that your present will be well received.
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Jigsaw Gift Ideas for Anniversaries
Here’s a lovely gift idea that we have shamelessly stolen from the Japanese…… Several young couples over there buy each other a gift of a jigsaw that features an image that they both share an affinity with – it might be a well-loved landscape, a building, a holiday destination, wild animals or even favourite Disney characters. They then do the jigsaw together and hang it on the wall both as a lasting symbol of the things that they hold dear and their willingness to work together.
Why not give a young couple a Jigframe ($79.99 for the 1,000 piece size) and suggest that they choose a jigsaw featuring something that they both love? With any luck your thoughtful gift will be hanging on their wall and still a talking point when they celebrate their diamond wedding.
From about their 30th wedding anniversary onwards most couples have finally got their lives in order again and they can start doing more leisurely things together – in short, perfect candidates for jigsaw puzzle gifts! A Jigsort ($59.99 to $99.99) combined with a quality jigsaw ($20.00 to $30.00) is the ideal present to introduce a couple to the fun of jigsawing, particularly if they are the “Tidy-minded sort”!
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Jigsaw Gift Ideas for Birthdays
Any of the Jigthings range of products ($24.99 to $99.99) will make very welcome birthday gifts for anyone who you know is an enthusiastic jigsaw-doer. But what if you DON'T know just how keen they are on jigsaws? Our suggestion is to test the water with a Jigsafe ($24.99) present. If the next time you visit them you find that your precious gift of nesting boxes is being used to store their loose coins, their postage stamps or miscellaneous kitchen items then you can safely assume that they are not mad about jigsaw puzzles! At least you won’t have broken the bank to find out.
For friends and relations who are really keen about their puzzles then our recently introduced system for storing made-up puzzles, Jigstore, ($59.99 for the 1,000 piece size) makes an extremely thoughtful gift. Every time they come to the end of a jigsaw they will thank you for saving them from the heartbreaking job of breaking it up.
One of the great things about giving Jigthings presents to a jigsaw enthusiast is that you know that they cannot have too many. Duplicated Jigsafes or Jigsorts can be used to take away on holiday, in caravans, boats, holiday homes, second homes or even just the spare room. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for duplicated jigsaws received as gifts – with the huge range of jigsaws now available it is a sad fact of life that none of us want to do the same one twice!
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Jigsaw Gift Ideas in Retirement
Inevitably the older we get the less easy it is to get out and about. One of the really nice things about Jigthings presents is that they can be enjoyed at home and at any age - we are delighted to say that several Jigthings have been given as 100th birthday presents. If you don’t want to give your elderly friends and relations the usual “Boring” socks, slippers or handkerchiefs then do consider a fun jigsaw gift.
Downsizing to a smaller home is often the cue for a present of a Jigsafe ($24.99) or a Jigsort ($59.99 to $99.99) because they enable relatively large puzzles to be made in a small space.
Don’t forget also that jigsaw puzzles are one of the very best ways to bring groups of people together in hotels, community centres, residential homes or even the QE2! Present a Jigboard ($34.99) along with a jigsaw in any area where several people can meet and you will find that it quickly becomes the focal point of the entire building (or ship!)
The pleasure that people derive from jigsaw puzzles cannot be over-stated. Many customers have told us that a Jigthings gift has given friends and relatives a whole new lease of life.
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