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We’re all going on a summer holiday!

February 20, 2017

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We are thrilled to reveal the brand new addition to our Iconic Brands Collection, The Official VW Campervan Jigsaw. Packaged in a mini tin replica of the classic 1960s RHD campervan, the 500 piece puzzle is a montage of the …

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We are thrilled to reveal the brand new addition to our Iconic Brands Collection, The Official VW Campervan Jigsaw.

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Packaged in a mini tin replica of the classic 1960s RHD campervan, the 500 piece puzzle is a montage of the quirky campers that were a common sight during the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Featuring images of the iconic ‘split screen’ campervan and another with a crazy flower power pattern, the montage will have puzzlers dreaming of hot summer days spent caravanning by the coast. Once the puzzle is complete, the sturdy tin is the perfect place to store trinkets,  knick-knacks or even campervan keys.

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Gibsons’ jigsaw puzzles are made from 100% recycled, high quality puzzle board. The VW Campervan jigsaw puzzle joins our other branded classics including Marmite, The Great British Bake Off and Pringles.

RRP £15.95

Check our Where to Buy page to find your nearest Gibsons retailer.

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Trademarks, design patents and copyrights are used with the approval of the owner Volkswagen AG.

 

On your marks…get set…puzzle!

February 14, 2017

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We are proud to announce that the latest addition to our popular Great British Bake Off collection is now available! Presented in an adorable cake-slice shaped tin, the 250 piece puzzle depicts some of the series’ most memorable showstoppers, such …

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We are proud to announce that the latest addition to our popular Great British Bake Off collection is now available!
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Presented in an adorable cake-slice shaped tin, the 250 piece puzzle depicts some of the series’ most memorable showstoppers, such as Selasi’s jaw-dropping botanical cake and Nadiya’s puffed-rice marshmallow peacock, in a fun and colourful montage. Moreover, as the tin is suitable for food storage it is perfect for stowing your favourite slice of cake in once the puzzle is complete.

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The Great British Bake Off has gone from strength to strength over the last few years, with the Series 7 finale achieving an audience of 16 million viewers; the biggest TV audience of 2016. Last September, Gibsons released two jigsaws that portray a collection of the ‘showstoppers’ from the previous series which have been lovingly completed by contestants Candice, Benjamina and Jane.

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Our jigsaw puzzles are made from 100% recycled, high quality puzzle board. The Great British Bake Off puzzles join our other British classics including Marmite, Mr Men and Vintage Kellogg’s.

RRP: 250pc – £10.99 | 500pc – £9.99 | 1000pc – £13.99

Find your nearest Gibsons retailer here.

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Find your missing piece this Valentine’s Day!

February 7, 2017

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With only a week to go until Valentine’s Day, we have the perfect chocolate alternative for the love of your life this year. Although every lucky lady appreciates flowers and chocolate treats on the special day, our Love Hearts jigsaw …

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With only a week to go until Valentine’s Day, we have the perfect chocolate alternative for the love of your life this year.

Although every lucky lady appreciates flowers and chocolate treats on the special day, our Love Hearts jigsaw puzzle is a great gift for anyone who is looking to take more of an unconventional approach this February.  Love Hearts is a 250 piece jigsaw that has been inspired by the iconic Swizzles sweets that have been a part of our lives for over sixty years. Packaged in a sturdy tin that is designed to match the classic Love Hearts tube, the adorable heart shaped puzzle features hundreds of love hearts with all of your favourite corny captions. It’s the ideal gift for every sweet lover…but without the calories!

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Our jigsaw puzzles are made from 100% recycled, high quality puzzle board. The Love Hearts jigsaw puzzle is part of a British classics range which includes Marmite, Mr Men and Pringles.

You can buy Love Hearts from many different retailers, find your nearest stockist here.
Alternatively, you can purchase it online from:
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Gibsons Celebrates National Jigsaw Puzzle Day

January 23, 2017

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To celebrate National Puzzle Day (29th January), we have released a brand new jigsaw which was inspired by a photograph taken by competition winner, Louise Asekokhai. In anticipation of National Puzzle Day, we gave avid puzzlers and budding photographers a …

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To celebrate National Puzzle Day (29th January), we have released a brand new jigsaw which was inspired by a photograph taken by competition winner, Louise Asekokhai.

In anticipation of National Puzzle Day, we gave avid puzzlers and budding photographers a chance to have their photo painted by artist Emma Ball and turned into a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle. Entries were submitted online last year and the winner was selected by our Product Development team. Louise Asekokhai’s winning photograph features the brightly coloured fishing boats that have docked at Cadgwith Cove.

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“Jigsaw puzzles have been a core part of our business for over 30 years” states Managing Director, Kate Armitage, “so to celebrate National Puzzle Day, we wanted to offer our devoted fans a chance to have their image turned into a jigsaw puzzle that could be enjoyed by thousands. Louise Asekokhai was the lucky winner as we felt her photo would suit Emma Ball’s distinct style. We’re really pleased with the end result and hope everyone enjoys piecing the scene together.”

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Aptly named, ‘The Fishing Village’, the 500 piece puzzle is presented in a compact, square gift box measuring 16x16x7.5cm, making it the perfect gift for any keen puzzler. The jigsaw will join our Emma Ball gift puzzle range, which includes eleven jigsaws that are presented in compact gift boxes and stylish cardboard tubes, depicting beautiful scenes from all over Britain.

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‘The Fishing Village’ is available now and can be found in garden centres, high street department stores, independent toy shops and online. Find your nearest Gibsons retailer here: http://gibsonsgames.co.uk/where-to-buy/

 

New Puzzles for a New Year

January 5, 2017

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The mince pies and christmas puddings have been gobbled up and 2017 is finally here! We are excited to be adding over 50 new products to the range this year. Keep reading to learn more about some of our favourites …

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The mince pies and christmas puddings have been gobbled up and 2017 is finally here! We are excited to be adding over 50 new products to the range this year. Keep reading to learn more about some of our favourites and click on the puzzle images for more information.

Trevor Mitchell’s work has become a firm favourite over the years and 2017 sees the arrival of Mitchell’s Mobile Shop. This set of four 500-piece puzzles shows scenes from a time before online shopping, when the mobile shop would provide groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables almost to your door.

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Hot on the heels of designing 2016′s Limited Edition Christmas puzzle, Marcelo Corti returns with a new beautiful new design depicting these glamorous dancers in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Keep on Dancing is also available as a 500-piece jigsaw with extra-large pieces, perfect for beginners or those with sight or handling difficulties.

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2017 sees a host of new additions to The Gift Collection. Packaged in smart, compact boxes, these 500-piece puzzles are the perfect gift for any avid puzzler. Also available as a 1000-piece puzzle, Derek Roberts’ Summer in Ambleside depicts one of the gems of the Lake District. Stephen Warnes, a member of the Guild of Railway Artists, makes his debut for Gibsons with a beautiful painting of the Thames-Clyde Express Crossing the Ribble. Click on the image below to see the full range.

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One of the new additions to the range of panoramic 636-piece puzzles, Padstow in Winter is the latest offerings from celebrated artist Terry Harrison. Snow covers the ground and boats are tucked up for the winter on the glistening water of Padstow Harbour in this charming seaside scene. The same design is also available as a 250-piece jigsaw with extra-large pieces – more details can be found here.

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Maria Rabinsky’s London Landmarks was a firm favourite last year, and we are glad to be introducing a new design of hers as a 1000-piece puzzle. Beautiful Britain captures an assortment of iconic and characterful images that will be familiar to many of us.

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For 50 years Robert Opie has been collecting the pieces of the jigsaw that make up Britain’s social history. Displayed in the Museum of Brands in Notting Hill, his collection has inspired some of our more popular puzzles over recent years. In the “Spirit of…” range Robert captures the cultural moment of three of the most important decades in Britain’s history. All three jigsaws are available as 1000-piece puzzles and as 500-piece puzzles in The Gift Collection – ideal for comemorating some of Britain’s most memorable years.

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Amongst the brilliant additions to our range of 1000-piece puzzles, you will find Steve Crisp’s Le Tour de Yorkshire, which captures the leading riders making their way up Howarth’s challenging High Street. Susan Brabeau’s And the Winner is… shows the final of the Village Bake Off. Mavis seems confident that her chocolate sponge can go all the way, but Beryl’s carrot cake is not to be overlooked!

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Mitchell’s Mobile Shop RRP: £20.95; Keep on Dancing (1000pc & 500XL) RRP: £13.95; Gift Range puzzles RRP: £9.50; Padstow in Winter RRP: £10.50; Beautiful Britain RRP: £13.95; Spirit of… RRP: £13.95; Le Tour de Yorkshire RRP: £13.95; And the Winner is… RRP: £13.95.

The above are just a small selection of all our new products – click here to see the full range of new puzzles for 2017.

All jigsaws are available on Amazon, Jigsaw Puzzles Direct, All Jigsaw Puzzles and in independent high street shops. Find your nearest retailer here.

 

Gibsons would like to wish all a very Merry Christmas

December 24, 2016

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Merry Christmas everyone! The team at Gibsons would like to say a massive thank you to all of our lovely customers and puzzlers for the support we have seen this year. 2016 has been a year of change for Gibsons. …

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Merry Christmas everyone!

The team at Gibsons would like to say a massive thank you to all of our lovely customers and puzzlers for the support we have seen this year.


2016 has been a year of change for Gibsons. We have entered our fourth generation, with the granddaughters of the Gibsons founder stepping up as Managing and Sales Director; we have expanded our head office team to 17 employees, and launched an array of exciting new product! We have been blown away by the support we have received this year and can’t wait to see what the next year brings.

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2017 will see the launch of  70 new products which includes a brand new board game, 16 new gift lines and lots of beautiful jigsaw puzzles for you to enjoy! We hope you have a prosperous year and look forward to working with you in 2017!

An Interview with Mike Jupp

December 23, 2016

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We are excited to announce that the much-awaited, I Love Autumn jigsaw puzzle is finally here! Available from garden centres, online or high street retailers, the 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle will be available in mid January. To celebrate the release, …

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We are excited to announce that the much-awaited, I Love Autumn jigsaw puzzle is finally here! Available from garden centres, online or high street retailers, the 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle will be available in mid January.

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To celebrate the release, we interviewed the man behind the madness and artist of our best selling ‘I Love’ range, Mike Jupp.

Gibsons: Hi Mike, how are you doing? Are you all set for Christmas?

Mike: Great thanks! Christmas makes no real difference to me, except that just about everything is closed at a time when things blow–up and you can’t get them fixed!  But I do like twinkling lights (except flashing blue ones).

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Mike working hard in his old studio.

Gibsons: What does a typical Mike Jupp Christmas consist of?

Mike: Possibly meeting my daughters for a lunchtime pint. Otherwise, it’ll  just be me & my dog at home…where I can get on with some of my ‘projects’ in peace.

Gibsons: What’s your favourite Christmas song? 

Mike: Impossible to answer.  I love medieval music at Christmas, although Kirsty MacColl & Shane MacGowan’s ‘Fairy Tale of New York’ has got to be up there!

Gibsons: Your brand new jigsaw puzzle, I Love Autumn, is available in a few weeks’ time, are you excited for the release?

Mike: Oh, of course!

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Gibsons: Which part of the jigsaw is your favourite?

Mike: The signature! It means I’ve finally finished it!

Gibsons: Were there any tricky bits?

Mike: The only ‘tricky’ bit is keeping the characters and scenery to scale within the perspective!

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Gibsons: Did you originally envisage the jigsaw to look like this? Do you have an idea in mind at the beginning and stick with it or do your finished pieces always look entirely different from how you originally imagined it?

Mike: I create a photo in my mind before I start. The end result is more of less the same!

Gibsons: Out of the 14 jigsaws in our ‘I Love’ range, which is your favourite?

Mike: Probably ‘Autumn’, because I  always try and better my previous one. But, I am pleased with all four of the ‘Seasons’ as a collection.

I do hope we’re going to produce an  ‘I Love A Juppy Year’, which would be a box with I Love Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter mixed up inside! Now that would cause headaches and marital breakdowns!

Gibsons: Now that all the seasons are complete, what’s next? Do you have any ideas for the next Gibsons jigsaw puzzle?

Mike: I suggested ‘I Love Fishing’ because I’m fed up with drawing architecture as it’s extremely difficult and takes forever to complete! However, I have been pursuaded by Gibsons’ Product Development Team to go ahead with my other suggestion, ‘I Love Weddings’ which I’m planning on filling with mishaps and mayhem!

Happy Christmas everyone and thanks for buying my puzzles!

Gibsons: Thanks Mike, and Merry Christmas to you!

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Can’t wait for I Love Autumn? Why not read Jigsaw Junkies extended Mike Jupp interview here.

Please share you photos of your copy of I Love Autumn and tag us on Facebook or Twitter. You can find your nearest Gibsons retailer here.

 

Gibsons enters its fourth generation

December 9, 2016

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We are excited to announce that Gibsons has been handed down to its fourth generation. Established in 1919 by Harry Percy Gibson, our family business has grown considerably over the years thanks to a combination of great products and quality …

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We are excited to announce that Gibsons has been handed down to its fourth generation. Established in 1919 by Harry Percy Gibson, our family business has grown considerably over the years thanks to a combination of great products and quality service; traditional values that they still cherish today.

Our Chairman Michael Gibson, first joined the company in 1966 when we sold indoor and outdoor games and pastimes, and he has seen many changes over 50 years. It is thanks to Michael that Gibsons is the UK’s leading jigsaw puzzle manufacturer, known for our high-quality and beautifully illustrated products.

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As we enter our fourth generation, Harry Percy’s great-granddaughters, Kate Gibson and Nicki Gumbrell, will step up to become Gibsons’ new Managing Director and Sales Director.

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Kate Gibson, Michael Gibson & Nicki Gumbrell

‘We are extremely fortunate to have such a strong heritage; it is a big part of who we are today,’ comments Kate. ‘I am really looking forward to the challenges ahead and alongside a great team; I am delighted to be able take our company into its next phase.’

Gibsons will continue to produce outstanding and innovative products whilst delivering an excellent level of customer service. We welcome both our customers and consumers to this new era of Gibsons and look forward to seeing what the future will bring!

On the Seventh Day of Christmas my True Love Sent to Me…Seven Festive Puzzles!

December 1, 2016

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This year we have introduced a record number of festive jigsaws for our avid puzzlers to enjoy. Keep reading to learn all about our beautifully festive new jigsaw puzzles! Two artists who are making their Gibsons debut are John Gillo …

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This year we have introduced a record number of festive jigsaws for our avid puzzlers to enjoy. Keep reading to learn all about our beautifully festive new jigsaw puzzles!

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Two artists who are making their Gibsons debut are John Gillo and Beryl Peters. John Gillo’s quirky 1000pc jigsaw, Christmas Moon, has been inspired by his beautiful hometown, Dartmouth, and Beryl Peters’ Christmas Crackers portrays the different cracker designs since 1847, when the Christmas cracker was first introduced. Another 1000pc puzzle that will be joining the Gibsons range is A Winter Song, which has been painted by renowned wildlife artist, Greg Giordano.

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Homeward Bound is our latest 500XL piece puzzle and it is perfect for beginners, those living with dementia, or those who suffer from sight or handling difficulties. The pieces are twice the size of our standard piece puzzles, which means that the jigsaw puzzle measures 68x49cm when complete.

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The Christmas Grotto is this years’ limited edition Christmas jigsaw by Marcello Corti and is the fourteenth in this ever popular series and each one contains a unique serial numbered certificate.

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A White Christmas is the latest addition to the Gibsons gift range. This 500pc puzzle is presented in a smart, compact gift box and shows a quaint village that is alive with festive activity.

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Finally, Winter About Town is Gibsons’ first festive multi-box jigsaw which has been painted by Kevin Walsh. With four 500pc puzzles in one box, it will keep the whole family busy on Christmas Day.

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In addition to our latest Christmas jigsaws, we have many other festive products in our range, including the Pass the Pud family game and the cheeky I Love Christmas jigsaw puzzle!
Christmas Crackers RRP: £12.99, Christmas Moon RRP: £12.99, The Christmas Grotto RRP: £14.99, A Winter Song RRP: £12.99, Homeward Bound RRP: £12.99, Winter About Town RRP: £20.99, A White Christmas RRP: £9.99

All jigsaws are available on Amazon, Jigsaw Puzzles Direct, All Jigsaw Puzzles and in independent high street shops. Find your nearest retailer here.

What a Cracker!

November 18, 2016

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With only 38 sleeps until Christmas, we have introduced a beautiful new gift that is the perfect stocking filling! ‘Christmas Surprise’ is a 250 piece jigsaw puzzle that is painted by the talented artist Beryl Peters and packaged inside a …

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With only 38 sleeps until Christmas, we have introduced a beautiful new gift that is the perfect stocking filling!

Christmas Surprise’ is a 250 piece jigsaw puzzle that is painted by the talented artist Beryl Peters and packaged inside a festive Christmas cracker box.

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Enclosed in the innovative packaging is a bright and colourful montage of Christmas cracker posters that date back from 1847 to through to the mid-20th century.

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‘Christmas Surprise’ is available from all Waterstones stores, find your nearest here.
Also available online from Amazon and Jigsaw Puzzles Direct.

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