They’re not just for grannies.
As well as a worldwide shortage of surgical face masks and thermometers, there’s one thing us HoneyKids folks struggled to get hold of during the circuit breaker. Jigsaw puzzles. That’s right, us puzzling peeps found it super hard at times to get our mitts on jigsaws during lockdown (if we see ‘sold out’ one more time… grrr…). Just like with the baking bread craze, jigsaw puzzles is one hobby we’re gone berserk over! Great for family bonding and challenging those brain cells, we’ve lost many hours to finding that elusive edge piece. While tracking down where to buy jigsaws in Singapore was a puzzle in itself, it’s one we’ve gladly solved and shared with you. Read on!
Where to buy jigsaw puzzles in Singapore
Luckily, we popped in-store to Toy”R”Us on the last weekend before lockdown to score some kids’ puzzles. We say lucky, as the range on the shelves is vastly superior to the current online offering. Since we’re only talking websites until lockdown properly ends, grab your phone and get scrolling. You’ll find a few extra chunky wooden peg puzzles for tiny tots, plus some 104-piece Clementoni Disney Princess jigsaws for kids. Our top pick for young ‘uns? The 50-piece floor puzzles… if you have room!
A great online toy store, ToyTag has a fab range of fun things to do with kids. Making it a firm circuit breaker fave of ours! If you’ve been wondering where to buy jigsaws and puzzles in Singapore, wonder no more. There’s a small but fab range here for everyone from toddlers through to young ‘uns and even adults. Want to know what we’re absolutely crushing on? The totally cool range of 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles in a tube from Ridley’s, including options for both cat- and dog-lovers. Be quick – stock never lasts long.
Hooray for Miss Hosay! What a find – this site is full of total jigsaw gems (among other want-it-all goodies). Our fave puzzles for kids include some beautifully illustrated 500-piece jigsaws, themed around everything from jungle animals and birds to glow-in-dark ocean creatures and fierce feminists (we approve!). There are also easier offerings for younger family members, which are equally as beautiful. Ships locally from Singapore, too. What’s not to love?
Is there anything we can’t find on Amazon? This online menagerie is a great place to buy jigsaw puzzles in Singapore now we have our own local site. You’ll find some traditional picks from the likes of Ravensburger for adults, tweens and teens. But we can’t help cooing over the super-cute kids’ jigsaws by Crocodile Creek, like the 12-piece llama stunner pictured above. Check out the brand’s floor puzzles, too – thumbs up!
A treasure trove of jigsaw puzzles await! Alas, you can’t pop into the Perfect Fit physical stores right now, but the goods are still available online. And there are goods aplenty. Not only are there oodles of traditional 2D puzzle options to choose from (everything from 300- to 4000-piece ones!) there are also heaps of interesting 3D jigsaws. Fancy turning your puzzle into a lamp, keyring or cookie jar?! Yep, that’s a thing! You can even turn a favourite family photo into a puzzling wonder.
Jigsaw Puzzle World
The name says it all, really. If it’s traditional jigsaw puzzles you’re after in Singapore, add Jigsaw Puzzle World to your hitlist. You’ll find loads of more classic 2D varieties, plus a few 3D options, too. Honestly speaking, we find the website hard to navigate, but it’s still good to have options, puzzling peeps!
Yep, we’ve personally splashed some cash on Shopee to get our jigsaw itch scratched. Pros: there are lots of kids’ puzzles and jigsaws for adults on this behemoth of a site, including miniscule Tenyo ones. And, if one seller is out of stock, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to find it from another for a similar price. Cons: your purchases can take a long time to get to you – will you be over the jigsaw bug by then? A word of advice as well: read the product description very carefully so you’re crystal clear about what you’re ordering.
If there’s anything in the world you need, chances are you’ll find it on Lazada. So, if you’re mulling over where to buy puzzles in Singapore, take a virtual pitstop here! There are some great options for jigsaw puzzles for littlies (try Galt and Orchard Toys brands) and cute Howard Robinson 3D puzzles for older, more capable kids, too. Again, read the small print (we’ve had a fair few shopping fails in our time).
Happy puzzling, folks!
Top image: Markus Winkler