Holiday 2020 Puzzle Buyer’s Guide

Puzzle season and the holidays are just around the corner! This means we have been getting more & more puzzles each week. We’re going to talk about some of the coolest new puzzle lines lining the shelves at Oswald’s. This blog is breaking the new puzzles into sections: pop culture, Americana, Chicago, and tough puzzles.

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping lists with the great puzzles and brands featured in this article. Each one of these puzzles is just the tip of the iceberg—stop by the store any time and check out hundreds of other puzzles!

Before we get into the puzzles, a quick reminder; don’t forget to join The Oswald’s Puzzle Club! Club membership gives you great offers, discounts, and more every month.

And with that, on to the puzzles.

New Pop Culture Puzzles

Get into your pop-culture groove with these fun jigsaw puzzles.

The Office Puzzle

The Office Puzzle 500 pieces. Puzzle Box shown.

Line: Smith Street Gifts

Piece Count: 500

A puzzle featuring stylized versions of characters from The Office. Michael, Dwight, Jim, Pam, Oscar, Kelly, Angela, Kevin… they’re all here! This puzzle also features a few iconic scenes from the show, as well as Post-it notes with inside jokes.

A great gift for anyone who enjoys The Office or just colorful puzzles with great art.

Wonder Woman Puzzle

Wonder Woman double-sided puzzle 600 pieces. Puzzle box shown.

Line: Aquarius Puzzles

Piece Count: 600

The Wonder Woman Puzzle from Aquarius is a double-sided delight—great for Wonder Woman fans and puzzle aficionados alike. In the shape of Wonder Woman’s iconic “WW” symbol, one side is just the symbol, the other features scenes from the comics.

This puzzle has some ‘replay’ value to it. After you finish the easy side (scenes from the comic), prepare yourself for the hard side (the “WW” symbol).

Chicago Puzzles

Puzzles featuring the views and landmarks Chicago is known for.

City Collection Michigan Avenue Puzzle

Eurographics Michigan Avenue Puzzle 1000 pieces. Image of the product box.

Line: Eurographics Puzzle

Piece Count: 1000

A beautiful photograph of Chicago’s Michigan Avenue comes to life in this puzzle from Eurographics. The picture shows A ferry gliding across the Chicago River at dusk with the city in the background. This is a primarily black & white puzzle with striking gold highlights of the Michigan Avenue/DuSable Bridge.

This puzzle is fairly difficult and is recommended for puzzle lovers… or Chicago lovers with some time on their hands!

Lake Michigan Chicago Puzzle

Lantern Press Lake Michigan puzzle 1000 pieces. Puzzle box shown.

Line: Lantern Press

Piece Count: 1000

Ah, Lake Michigan. Chicago wouldn’t be the same without it. The city also wouldn’t be the same with all the great cultural attractions built over the years. This puzzle features the lake, Navy Pier, the Art Institute, the Bean, and more against a stylized backdrop of the Chicago Skyline.

A great gift for any puzzle lover who enjoys city- or traveling-themed puzzles.

Americana Puzzles

Relive the good old days with some help from these great puzzles.

Flashbacks Hit the Road Jack Puzzle

MasterPieces Flashbacks Gasoline puzzle 1000 pieces. Puzzle box shown.

Line: MasterPieces

Piece Count: 1000

Gas signs, gas stations, and attendants oh my! This gas station-themed puzzle from MasterPieces features dozens of logos & images from the 40s and 50s. Road trips were different when you had someone to pump gas for you at pit stops.

This puzzle is great for anyone who remembers driving in the 40s-60s or fans of collage puzzles.

Sunset July Magazine Puzzle

New York Puzzle Company Sunset July Puzzle 1000 pieces. Puzzle box shown.

Line: New York Puzzle Company

Pieces: 1000

Sunset magazine—the original western living magazine. The gorgeous cover art from an early July issue featured on this puzzle shows a traveler riding a horse in the Mojave Desert. This is an awesome looking puzzle, with a simple color palette and lots of western flavor.

Makes a great gift for anyone who loves puzzles! This stylish puzzle that will satisfy anyone who finishes it.

Tough Puzzles

The puzzles are for intermediate to expert puzzlers looking for a little bit of challenge.

Ashley Woodson Bailey Two-In-One Puzzle

Galison Ashley Woodson Bailey double-sided puzzle 500 pieces. Puzzle box shown.

Line: Galison

Pieces: 500 Double-Sided

Side 1 features a glossy, close-up image of a bouquet of flowers…kind of tough. Side 2, however, is filled with images of the same white flower over and over again. 500 pieces may not seem like much, but finding where those 500 pieces go could take quite a while!

This puzzle was made for someone who really likes puzzling. The images are standard puzzle fair—it’s the challenge that makes this puzzle fun (for some).

Mars NASA Puzzle

FSC Mars Puzzle 100 pieces. Box shown.

Line: FSC

Piece Count: 100

Take your own adventure to Mars in this challenging 100-piece puzzle. 100 pieces of red, black, and a splash of white make this a challenging puzzle that can still be completed relatively quickly. The red planet is put together in a circle pattern, mimicking the shape of Mars itself.

A fantastic gift for beginning expert-puzzlers or those looking for a challenge that doesn’t take weeks to complete.

Puzzles Available at Oswald’s Pharmacy

Stop by the store anytime to check out these great puzzles and hundreds more just like them. Landscapes, art, modern art, pop culture, movies, music, panoramic puzzles, double-sided puzzles… our selection is growing every week! You can also check out our current online specials here.

If you have questions about any of the above puzzles or lines (or anything puzzle-related, really), give us a call or send us an email. We’re happy to chat about puzzles at any time!

Oh, and one last reminder; join The Oswald’s Puzzle Club! Great offers, discounts, and more every month. Be the first to know about the best puzzles and sales at Oswald’s.

Written by Wil Anderson

Wil has been working for Oswald's since 1994. A 6th generation member of the Wickel-Oswald-Kester-Anderson family, Wil focuses on web development, inventory, and sales. With over 10 years of experience selling durable and home medical equipment, Wil is an expert on helping people find what they need to use after major surgery or an accident. Wil graduated with a BA in English Literature from Knox College in 2008, minoring in History. A graduate of Naperville North High School in 2004, Wil is a lifelong Naperville resident and is currently a columnist for Positively Naperville.