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National Puzzle Day: Our New Releases for 2021

National Puzzle Day: Our New Releases for 2021
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A new year means new puzzles and we are absolutely delighted to announce that we had some new arrivals to celebrate National Puzzle Day, on January 29th. Each year, National Puzzle Day recognises how important it is to exercise the brain, and puzzling is perfect for just that. Check out our blog post here for some of the mental health benefits puzzles can provide!

National Puzzle Day isn’t just for jigsaws, but for crosswords, Sudoku, brain teasers and word searches. Whatever your pick, we hope you love our fresh designs for 2021! 
This blog post highlights the new releases that are launching between now and March. Keep an eye on our social media for launch dates.  

We have some wonderful new designs in our extra-large collection, designed for beginners or puzzle fans who have limited fine motor skills or visual impairments. The large, easy to handle pieces and beautiful images have been carefully designed to be appropriate for adults, yet accessible for all.   

Swanning Along by artist Richard Macneil is a firm favourite in our 1000pc puzzles, featuring narrowboat ‘Swansong’ as she potters along the canal at a sedate 3mph, taking in the country air. This puzzle is now available in our 250XL range. 

Available now!

Another favourite, Bowling by the Brook is now available in 100XXL. This puzzle by Steve Crisp captures a quintessential English village on a summer’s day. With a game of cricket in full swing, onlookers enjoy a delicious picnic in the sunshine. Piecing this puzzle together will take you on a journey into village life.  
Available now!

Also new to our 500XL collection is the wonderful Furry Friends, again by Steve Crisp. From puppies to parrots, and rats to rabbits the local pet shop has everyone’s favourite furry friends. It’s love at first sight for these shoppers looking for their newest member of the family. 
Available by 10th February 

Brand new to our Piecing Together Collection, we have introduced our wonderful Spirit of the 60s, a 40 piece puzzle by Robert Opie. As with all our Piecing Together Collection, these easy-to-handle pieces have been carefully designed to spark conversation, and great for reminiscing about days gone by, making them suitable as a rehabilitation activity and can be enjoyed by adults living with dementia. Shop the rest of our Piecing Together Collection here.
Available by 17th February 

We also have some new 636-piece puzzle. When complete, our 636pc puzzles are the same width as our 1000pc puzzles but are shallow, so you don’t have to reach as far! Great for assembling on a coffee table or puzzle board. New to our range is Walkies by fan-favourite, Linda Jane Smith, and Dream Picnic, one of our fabulous new White Logo puzzles by Bethany Lord. 

Available by 10th February 

New to our 500pc puzzles we have great designs by favourite artists, and new illustrators too.  

Just a Small Slice by Steve Read, these gorgeous cats are absolutely mesmerised by the strawberry and fresh cream Victoria Sponge cake, and who wouldn’t be? It looks utterly delicious! Let’s hope the owners return before the cheeky kittens are tempted to take a bite!  

Available now!

Fan-favourite Hartwig Braun has a new puzzle, This is Londonfeaturing London’s iconic landmarks and the incredible people who have lived in and loved this amazing city. Hartwig Braun is a talented artist who has his very own shop in Greenwich.  Read our Meet the Artist interview with Hartwig here!

Available now!

As part of the aforementioned White Logo Collection, we have Three Women exploit it in the best possible way, including the plurality of genres, cultures, classe by Studio Grand Pere. This illustration project was created in 2015 by Rafaela Mascaro with the aim to encourage and inspire people to share their creativity around the world. The project is driven by the desire to extend diversity ands, and ethnicities. 

Available by 10th February 

Another additional to our 500pc puzzles and White Logo Collection is Tropical, by Claire McElfatrick, the talented artist behind our 2020 advent calendar. This circular puzzle is inspired by the artist’s world. Wherever she travels, she’s drawn to anything with pattern, interesting colours and texture. 

Available now!

We’re really excited to launch more puzzles in our White Logo Collection this year, our design-led jigsaw puzzles especially for adults. Now with 7 new designs, the White Logo Collection is perfect for the new wave of puzzlers who are looking for more contemporary designs rather than traditional puzzle scenes. You can find our full White Logo Collection here. 

And of course, we have plenty of new 1000pc puzzles available as well.  

The ‘Painter of Light,’ Thomas Kinkade, has two new releases this year, Wine Country Living and Amsterdam CaféWilliam Thomas Kinkade III was an American painter of popular realistic, pastoral, and idyllic subjects. His artwork is enjoyed all over the world and a firm favourite in our jigsaw puzzle range.  

Available by 10th February 

In Matthey Emeny’s Changing of the Guardfour aircraft highlight the importance of past and present UK air defence. The Lancaster and Spitfire are shown breaking away from the formation, to symbolise old heroes moving aside to make way for the Vulcan and a modern-day fighter, the Typhoon, as the RAF continue their story.  

Available by 10th February 

We also have a brand new puzzle by Val Goldfinch available, Space Hoppers & Scooters, an A-Z montage of childhood favourites. Which toy is your favourite?  

Available by 10th February 

This year we are also pleased to announce the arrival of a new 4x500 multi-box collection. Trevor Mitchell’s nostalgic The Florist’s Round will take you on the florist’s journey as you piece them all together. There are 14 puzzles in our 4x500 range and you can find the full collection here. 

Available by 10th February 

As with all Gibsons jigsaws, we use 100% recycled puzzle board, FSC paper and work with the best artists from all around the world. The beautifully illustrated pieces are designed to fit perfectly together; in fact, we use the thickest puzzle board on the market.

We’ve made some positive changes to our processes, so you can be sure you’re getting the same great puzzles and know that they are kinder to the environment.  Not only does the box have a fresh new look, but we’ve used biodegradable clear labels to secure the lid instead of shrink wrap to reduce our plastic waste. There is a gloss coating on the box for extra protection and the puzzle pieces are stored in a plastic bag that can be recycled by most councils. Because the box is slightly smaller than our previous designs, we need less room to transport our products which reduces our carbon footprint and means you can store your puzzles more easily. We have also popped an artwork poster inside for you to reference whilst you piece together your lovely jigsaw puzzle.  

Happy puzzling! 


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