500XL Jigsaw Puzzles are a wonderful hybrid of a 1000 and 500 piece puzzle. The puzzle is a big enough to enjoy the image once completed, yet there are less pieces to puzzle, if you would rather it not be so challenging.
Even better, if you find it difficult to pick up small pieces, these larger pieces make your puzzle experience so much smoother and enjoyable.
We sell a variety of 500XL jigsaw puzzle and our collection is only growing. Find some of our offerings below…
Autumn House – 500XL Jigsaw Puzzles
Autumn Home is a beautiful piece of art showing the intricate detail of life inside this county home. With the leaves falling thick and fast outside, there is plenty to tidy in the garden on this fine day in Autumn. Shop here.
Christmas Memories – 500XL Jigsaw Puzzles
In this beautiful, festive scene, you will find so many lovely things to remind you of Christmas; Father Christmas in his sleigh riding through the starry sky, a beautiful snowy scene with snowmen in bobble hats and scarfs, and cute little villagers enjoying a spot of ice skating on the frozen lake. Shop here.
Christmas Treats 500XL Jigsaw Puzzle
This beautiful Gibsons 500XL Christmas jigsaw puzzle features a lovely image of a spot of Christmas baking. Grandma is looking after the children for the day, and they have decided to make some Christmas treats for when Mum and Dad get home. So far, they have made a delicious Christmas pudding and Granny has just baked a yummy pie! Shop here.
Nearly New 500XL Jigsaw Puzzle
There are many treasures to be found at a vintage sale. Childhood memories, designer labels and one-of-a-kind designs are waiting to be discovered, but only if you are willing to rummage. Tony Ryan has captured the eclectic mix in this charming, highly detailed jigsaw puzzle. Shop here.
Find the complete range of 500XL jigsaw puzzles here!
Hello Autumn and Hello to Autumn Jigsaw Puzzle – ing!
Looking for an Autumn Jigsaw Puzzle? Autumn, also known as the puzzle season, is the perfect time to stock up your puzzle collection! Get ready for cosy nights in with your favourite collection of jigsaw puzzles. We’ve put together a lovely collection of Autumn inspired jigsaw puzzles to get you in the spirit of the new season!
A beautiful 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of a garden in Autumn. Within the flowers, you will find a wonderful selection of wildlife, who are enjoying the basket of fruit that has been left for them. A squirrel enjoys the blackberries, whilst a dormouse nibbles on an apple. View
Bright, sunny autumn days can be wonderful, and who wouldn’t want to spend time in this vibrant and cheerful garden? Dahlias, Cannas, Echinacea, Cirsium Rivulare and Helenium dominate the foreground, their hot, bright colours bursting into view almost like fireworks. View
Country Cottage Collection No.10 – Sedum Cottage, 1000 Piece Jigsaw
This beautiful thatched roof cottage looks wonderful in the warm English autumnal sunshine. The garden is ablaze with vibrant colours, thanks to the Virginia Creeper, Nerine, Dahlia, Japanese Anemone and, of course, the Sedum. A stunning 1000 piece puzzle that is a joy to complete. View
I love Autumn – Mike Jupp 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
I Love Autumn completes Mike’s hilarious take on the British seasons and illustrates once again his capacity to capture the comical and ridiculous side of everyday life. Autumn brings with it falling leaves, fireworks and, of course, Halloween – none are exempt from Mike’s sharp wit. View
Autumn Lane 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
This challenging jigsaw is a reproduction of an original painting by Gill Erskine-Hill (painted under her previous name of Gillian Mitchell) and shows a French country lane in the Dordogne in full and stunning autumn colours.
Autumn Home is a beautiful piece of art showing the intricate detail of life inside this country home, with the leaves falling thick and fast outside, there is plenty to tidy in the garden on this fine Autumn day.
High as a Kite – Mike Jupp 1000 or 500 Pieces Jigsaw Puzzles
£9.99 – £12.99
This humorous puzzle is part of the Party Animals Jigsaw Puzzle range from the talented Mike Jupp. A Kite Eagle has crash landed in to a tree that is full of Autumnal leaves, after having a drink or 10…
Wasgij Original 30 Strictly Can’t Dance 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
It’s that time of year when Strictly Come Dancing arrives on our screens and Autumn officially begins. The image printed on the front of the box depicts a talent show taking place. However something has caught the eye of some people, while everyone is trying to enjoy themselves and watch the entertainment. What could be happening to get this surprised reaction from everyone? Try to imagine you are the judge falling out his chair on the right and piece together what he can see.
Woodland Cottages 2 x 500 Piece Autumn Jigsaw Puzzle
Two stunning 500 piece jigsaw puzzles that are full of detail and interesting colours. These gorgeous cottages look like the idyllic place to live, with lots of garden space, beautiful old trees and a warming log fire inside. These puzzles are very relaxing to complete.
Chaos puzzles! Who invented these hilarious designs?
Ever wondered who creates the amazing Chaos puzzles? Well, now you can find out more about him! The very talented Ricardo Galvao kindly answered some questions for us – read all about him below…
Tell us a bit about yourself Ricardo! What do you like to do in your spare time?
I’m 44 now and I’ve always enjoyed drawing. Back in school, when I was 13-14, I started drawing caricatures of my colleagues and teachers. I’ve also been a football fan and recently rediscovered the pleasure of bicycle riding. One good thing about my work is that I can manage my work time in order to have the chance to take a 100km ride from time to time.
How long have you been working as an artist and what inspired you to start?
I’ve been a cartoon and caricature artist since 1991. At least, at a professional level. I was supposed to become an Economist, but only 6 months after going to university, I started working as a cartoonist at Portuguese sports newspaper “A Bola”. I thought this would be a part-time job, but I quickly realized this would be my future. However, I still graduated from Economy School, but never worked on that area.
We love the style of the Chaos puzzles; how do you come up with all the characters found within these designs?
As a puzzle enthusiast, I grew up seeing several chaotic themed puzzles and decided to create my own version of it, with my drawing style. They all start with an initial idea, an initial layout for the scene and then I start adding characters, situations. The goal is to create them in a funny way. The process, at this stage, is also chaotic: I draw several concepts and then try to place them on the image in a way that makes some kind of sense. In the end, I want to have an image filled with lots of characters, all doing something awkward.
What is your favourite subject to draw?
I’ve been drawing sports cartoons for the time I’ve been working at “A Bola”, so sports characters, especially football players are amongst my favorite.
Also, on my cartoons I always like to keep them simple. A good cartoon needs to transmit the message in a clear, simple way. Sometimes, I find myself complicating things and that rarely brings extra value to the cartoon. If you don’t know what to do to make it more complex, keep it simple.
Which is your favourite Chaos puzzle and why?
Although my love for cycling, I’d choose the Chaos at the Royal Wedding. Not that I’m a fan of Monarchy but I enjoyed playing with the wedding institution, breaking the cliches and formality we always find in weddings.
You can find the Chaos range on our website here! There are 14 puzzles to choose from.
We asked Tim Bulmer, a UK based artist, a few questions about his artwork!
We have just released a fantastic range of county map jigsaw puzzles! Featuring the wonderful artwork from Tim Bulmer!
So without further adieu, here is our interview with Tim so we could find out more about him…
We would love to learn more about you! Tell us a little bit about yourself, Tim.
I was born in 1958 in Northumberland and was sent away to school, which in the 60’s and 70’s was a rather cruel environment. Then I lived in North Yorkshire before going off to art school firstly Tees Side and then Wimbledon School Of Art to study Theatre Design of all things. I did work in the theatre, briefly, but that was to shift scenery and make the lights work.
I was lucky to be offered a job in a brand new picture framing company called Frame Express where we were expected to frame the customers’ pictures in under the hour. Very stressful! My next place of work was Forest Gallery in Guildford where I was supposed to be a sales person – but I was useless – so I concentrated on mounting up the work instead and would doodle on the table tops. Rather than fire me they put frames around the doodles and my career as a cartoonist had started.
Comical Map of Kent by Tim Bulmer
What inspired you to become an artist?
Life in general! It wasn’t intended to be anything that sold necessarily. Schooldays could be fairly grim – all those cold baths and running up fells. Drawing just kept me sane. I spent all my time in the art department which may not have impressed the authorities but I loved it. After that I just never really stopped. It was others who saw the merit in it-I didn’t show it to anybody as such. I think the word is serendipity but don’t quote me on that-I’m not even sure I can spell it!
When did you start drawing your fantastic images?
The first fuss I seem to recall made over my drawings was as a six year old at my local Primary School in South Yorkshire (our first family home) I can’t recall what it looked it like exactly but I seem to recollect trees and beehives. All very surreal – I don’t know what it was they must have been feeding us in those days. The cartoons grew from that point I suppose. When people show encouragement you don’t tend to stop and however hard they try stop you in the future you refuse to give up. A useful lesson all round!
We love the comical map range, what inspired you to draw them?
Living in Yorkshire I simply wanted to come up with an image that said (funnily enough)”YORKSHIRE” – they are extremely proud of their county up there and of course one can end up well and truly covered in egg. I didn’t really do anything with it though and it lived in my plan chest for about ten years. It was only after being commissioned to illustrate a book about Yorkshire that I got it out and turned it into a poster to go in the back of the book. It went down like a plate of Fat Rascals (that’s good by the way) and I was asked to try another map, then another and another…….
Comical Map of Yorkshire by Tim Bulmer
What is your favourite subject to draw?
I love doing maps – the research – the plotting out – all the daft and/or interesting facts- the rough sketch ,tidying it all up into an attractive entity. The accuracy isn’t great, don’t whatever you do try to navigate your way round the country using my maps. It is a long old process but by the time I am three quarters of the way through one map I am already thinking of the next!
Thank you, Tim 🙂
You can find Tim’s fantastic comical map jigsaw puzzles here.
Two Brand New Personalised Pet Jigsaw Puzzles – For Pet Lovers!
We have been busy creating two brand new personalised pet jigsaw puzzles, which are positively perfect for pet lovers!
Pet owners can upload a picture of their pet and we will add it in to the montage of dogs or the montage of cats! These personalised pet jigsaw puzzles are great fun to complete and would also make a fantastic gift for a friend or family member. ‘Where’s Doggy’ and ‘Where’s Moggy’ are the two new designs and we hope you will love them!
A very fun and cute jigsaw puzzle that features your dog! Find your pooch within the pieces in this fun 1000 piece personalised jigsaw puzzle.
Simply upload a photo of your pooch and we will place it into this lovely montage of all kinds of dogs. You’ll have so much fun piecing together your doggy jigsaw puzzle and finding your pup within the pieces. You can even personalise the box with a message if you are giving it as a gift. If it’s not a gift, why not put your dogs name on the box? Featuring a variety of dog breeds, from Beagles and Border Collies to Dachshunds and Dalmatians.
A very fun and cute jigsaw puzzle that features your cat! Find your feline within the pieces in this fun 1000 piece personalised jigsaw puzzle.
Simply upload a photo of your kitty and we will place it into this lovely montage of all kinds of cats. You’ll have so much fun piecing together your cat jigsaw puzzle and finding your feline friend within the pieces. You can even personalise the box with a message if you are giving it as a gift. If it’s not a gift, why not put your cats name on the box? Find a variety of cats within this gorgeous jigsaw puzzle. This 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle is a wonderful challenge to complete and is ‘purrfect’ for cat lovers!
Our jigsaw puzzle summer sale launched this week and lots of you are grabbing an amazing bargain.
Within our jigsaw puzzle summer sale you will find Ravensburger, Gibsons, Falcon de Luxe, Jumbo, Educa, King and so many more jigsaw puzzle brands. You can save up to 80% in this amazing sale, but make sure you get your bargains quick, because once they’re gone, they’re gone.
On another note, let’s talk about Jigsaw Puzzles and Positivity!
A jigsaw puzzle is an amazing way to take time for yourself, which we all need. The minutes melt away and I love how they take my mind of everything, no matter what is going on. Jigsaw puzzles are great for mental health and general well being, which is so important. Life can be difficult and it is important to seek the positives; and when you look after yourself and your mind, you can help to look after others too. We love the positive power of jigsaw puzzles and we are so proud to be able to create them and see others enjoy them too.
Puzzle (2018) is a new movie being released this year… can you guess what it’s about?
A new movie is being debuted at the Edinburgh Film Festival today (20th June) called Puzzle. And well, what can we say, we are very intrigued to find out more!
Reviewers have already given the film a rating of 7/10. The film, which is opening the Edinburgh Film Festival 2018, stars Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald. It also stars actor David Denman, who you may recognise from ‘The Office’ (US).
The plot of the US Indie drama is about a housewife who has grown weary of her monotonous life of housework, tending to her husband and lack of a real social life. However, when she stumbles across an opportunity to become someone’s puzzle partner, her whole life is changed. She finds herself commuting to New York to complete puzzles and takes back a piece of her life for herself. With her puzzle partner, their aim is to compete in the National Jigsaw Championships! She truly finds an escape in jigsaw puzzles and allows time to do something that she enjoys.
The film was created by the same producer as ‘Little Miss Sunshine’.
What are the benefits of doing a Jigsaw Puzzle?
Jigsaw Puzzles are a fascinating pastime and a wonderful hobby. Not only are they great for mindfulness, they can also help with diseases of the brain like Dementia.
Puzzles are a great way to take some time for yourself, but they are also just as brilliant to complete with friends and family. Living in a digital world, puzzles are a unique pastime to remove yourself from staring at the TV screen for too long or scrolling mindlessly on your phone – something a lot of us do without realising!
Our favourite thing about Jigsaw puzzles though? They are timeless! We have been enjoying jigsaw puzzles for many years and even though it seems they have had a revival in the past couple of years, they have always been around (well, since 1767). Once you have completed a puzzle, you can store it away and do it again another time or pass it on to someone else. The feeling of completing a puzzle is rather magical too.
On the look out for Christmas jigsaw puzzles for 2018?
Hooray to Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles 2018! We are stocking lots of lovely Christmas jigsaw puzzles ready for festive season. Including Limited Edition Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles from Falcon de Luxe, Gibsons and Ravensburger.
Not only that, we are also releasing our very own exclusive Christmas jigsaw puzzles that are fantastically festive.
Here is a sneak peak at the Christmas jigsaw puzzles you will find this year. We will add the latest Christmas jigsaw puzzles for 2018 to this blog post as they come in to stock, so this really is the place to be for your fix of festive puzzles.
Wasgij Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle 2018
Released in June 2018, this puzzle has already flown off the shelves and is extremely Christmassy. Wasgij are very popular jigsaw puzzles in the puzzling world and their Christmas puzzles are always a firm favourite.
Wasgij Christmas 14 Santa’s Little Helpers is the latest Christmas Wasgij and is brand to new 2018.
This amazing Wasgij Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle is only £12.99 on our store, much cheaper than anywhere else! Find it on our store here
All Jigsaw Puzzles Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles for 2018
Here at AJP HQ, we are so excited to start sharing our brand new festive puzzles! We have worked hard to find designs that we think you will love and that we think will get you into the Christmas spirit!
‘Happy Christmas’ jigsaw puzzle was released in early July and it has already proved to be quite popular with you all! We wanted to create a cute Christmas montage and we think all the beautiful Christmas images are really fun to piece together. We can’t wait to hear what you think.
Find it here. Currently available in 1000 or 500 pieces, but we will also be releasing it in 500XL soon.
We can’t wait to share even more Christmas designs that we have been working on, including a lovely scenic Christmas puzzle, another fun montage and an amazing Chaos one too! Keep an eye out as these will be live very soon.
Falcon de Luxe Limited Edition Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle 2018
Christmas Shopping 2 x 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle is a Limited Edition Christmas jigsaw puzzle for 2018. This gorgeous puzzle is full of Christmas spirit!
WHAT IF? No.20 – Christmas Lights is very funny 1000 piece Christmas jigsaw puzzle. The Twigg family are feeling pretty disgruntled by their neighbours behaviour, but what if a Christmas miracle happened for the Twigg family? What if Christmas magic really existed? This is the scene that you have to puzzle! Use your imagination to puzzle out the scene.
Find this puzzle here
Coming soon!! We are so excited to see the new Limited Edition Ravensburger Christmas Jigsaw puzzle! If it’s anything like last year’s ‘Which One’s Santa’ design, we will all be in for a real treat. Here’s a reminder of what that looked like:
UPDATE! The new design for 2018 is here! Scroll down to find it!
UPDATE! The Limited Edition Ravensburger Christmas Jigsaw puzzle for 2018 is here. ‘Let’s Visit Santa’ is the title of the puzzle and it will not disappoint. It is only £12.99 on our store too! Click on the image to find it.
Gibsons Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles 2018
Here’s a bit of fun for you! A Christmas jigsaw puzzle calendar! Countdown to Christmas with 12 days of jigsaw puzzles – behind each door you will find an 80 piece jigsaw puzzle. Christmas Street is the name of the jigsaw puzzle collection found within this amazing calendar. What a perfect gift for a jigsaw puzzle fan and Christmas lover, or an amazing treat for yourself.
This amazing Christmas ornament is no ordinary tree ornament, it contains a Christmas jigsaw puzzle inside! A really fun and unique idea for your Christmas tree, that is great fun too. Only £5.99! Find it here
‘Christmas Toy Shop’ 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle is a charming Christmas jigsaw puzzle that is full of festive cheer. Find it here
‘Driving home for Christmas’ is the beautiful, limited edition Christmas jigsaw puzzle from Gibsons for 2018! It truly is a gorgeous jigsaw puzzle that will make you dream of snowy days and the excitement of Christmas.
In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes. Jigsaw puzzles are a wonderful pastime for those who suffer with Dementia as they are an excellent way to focus the mind.
Dementia Action Week takes place on 21-27 May. The Alzheimer’s Society is asking everyone to take actions big and small to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.
During this week, if you buy one Gibsons jigsaw puzzle from our store, you can get Gibsons ‘Purrfect Chocolate’ 500 piece jigsaw puzzle Half Price!
For every copy of ‘Purrfect Chocolate’ sold during Dementia Action Week, Gibsons will kindly donate 50p to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Purrfect Chocolate 500 Piece Gift Puzzle – £11.99 / This week only 6.99 when you buy any Gibsons jigsaw puzzle for Dementia Action Week. View
For every copy of ‘Purrfect Chocolate’ sold during Dementia Action Week, Gibsons will kindly donate 50p to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Gibsons Jigsaw Puzzles
We have a wonderful range of jigsaw puzzles and stock many that are smaller in size with larger puzzle pieces. This makes the puzzle experience that little more smoother and focuses the mind. Take a look at some of them below…
Treasure Hunt 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle – £8.99
Everyone in the village has gathered for the annual summer treasure hunt, whether they are taking part, or soaking up the sun with a pint from the local! View
Herbert’s Hardware Store – Steve Crisp 500XL Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Herbert’s hardware shop is an Aladdin’s cave of useful items, and his excellent service means he always has a steady stream of regular customers.
Celebrating Britain’s best streets. The view looking down from the top of Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset, has been described as one of the most romantic sights in England. The steep cobbled street, lined with beautiful chocolate-box cottages, is famous for its picturesque appearance. It has been used as a setting for film and television, including the famous 1973 “Boy on a Bike” Hovis advert, directed by Ridley Scott.
Summer days in this picturesque 1950s village are always bustling with activity. Fishing in the stream, harvesting vegetables in the garden, and nattering with friends are the order of the day in this cheerful scene. This gorgeous nostalgic design is full of detail.
Cat’s Cookie Club 250XL Piece Jigsaw Puzzle – £10.99
In this puzzle, Linda Jane Smith gives us a glimpse of the chaos that takes place when a clowder of cats are set loose in the kitchen. Seems like there will be a lot of mess to clean up. Let’s hope they can clean it up before their owner arrives back home, because she might not be too impressed!
Have you seen our Top 10 jigsaw puzzles for Easter? We’ve put a selection together that we think you will find ‘egg’cellent. Find them in this blog…
Our Top 10 Jigsaw Puzzles for Easter
A Woodland Trail – Falcon de luxe 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle £11.99
We are all dreaming of Spring here at All Jigsaw Puzzles HQ and this puzzle is full of everything that is so wonderful about this time of year.
Within the image, we can see baby bunnies, deer, a badger and a cute little mouse on a toadstool, who have all emerged for Easter! The flowers have bloomed and the sun is out; we can almost feel the wonderful Spring air. View
Wildlife in Spring 1500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle £15.99
These amazing animals have gathered at the river, as Spring has sprung! Baby animals are enjoying their first steps in the world and a beautiful rainbow beams through the sky behind them. A stunning jigsaw puzzle that is great fun to complete. View
The Gardener’s Rounds 4×500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle £21.99
A fantastic selection of four jigsaw puzzles in one! This gardener is taking advantage of the nicer weather that has been brought by the Spring! A lot of people will be taking to their gardens over the Easter weekend to tidy up their gardens after a long Winter. View
Easter is the time for family to get together! This lovely kitchen dresser reminds us of days spent at home, when mum would put together a lovely lunch for Easter. This kitchen dresser is full of delicious loaves of bread and the kitten has decided to take a snooze up there too! View
Chocolate 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle £13.99
The perfect puzzle for anyone who has given up Chocolate for lent! What better way to celebrate lasting 40 days without Chocolate than completing a puzzle that is ‘choc’-a-block with the stuff. We all love a bit of Chocolate at Easter too… this puzzle looks good enough to eat! A great jigsaw puzzle for Easter! View
Paw Drops and Sugar Mice 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle £13.99
Cute kittens and sweet treats – this jigsaw puzzle is adorable! Yummy treats and cute baby animals really make us think of Easter! These cheeky kittens are tucking in to the sweets whilst ‘uncle Tom’ is elsewhere – we don’t think he’ll be too pleased that the kittens have messed up his sweet display! View
The Old Watermill 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle 10.99
More baby animals, we know! But this lovely puzzle has cute little ducklings in it, and baby chicks really are a wonderful part of Easter and Spring! How many different types of animals can you spot within this gorgeous puzzle? View
Farmyard Friends 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle £13.99
Look at these adorable little newborns! In this scene, a calf and some kids are enjoying the warmer weather whilst sat in the gorgeous green fields. We would love a stroll around this farm yard at Easter time, seeing all the new baby animals and enjoying the Spring weather. View
The Puzzler’s Desk 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle £13.99
We love this puzzle, simply because you’re puzzling a picture of a puzzle AND it has cute kittens in it too! We would love to whittle away the hours in this spot, completing our favourite puzzles with a glass of red, with these cute cats around for company – and just look at that view! View
Another Day in the Dales – Falcon de luxe 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle £11.99
One of our fantastic jigsaw puzzles for Easter. The farmer is hard at work as the latest additions to the farm have arrived! His wife has popped outside to help with all the animals that are roaming around the farm, making sure they have all been fed. View