Top 10 Gibsons Jigsaw Puzzles

 

Having previously been in Gibsons product development for over 20 years, it was great to see these puzzles on the shelves, and it has been really tough to choose my personal Top Ten for 2023 below!

(They are in no particular order … and I have had to include some ‘honourable mentions’!)

Updated : Jan 2024 to include my new favourites for 2024!

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Contents

Moving Day

Lynmouth Living

Wings over Windsor

Seaside Souvenirs

Catastrophe Cottage

Treats that Built Britain

Hetty’s Hats

Verity’s Vintage Shop

Bright Lights & Big Cities

School Days

Honourable Mentions

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Update : 2024 Gibsons Puzzles!

As an update to my Top Ten 2023, I have included my current favourites for 2024 below!

Val Goldfinch
A Year in Great Britain

A Year in Great Britain

£17.99 £17.49

The latest in the series by Val Goldfinch. A slight departure from the 'alphabet', but a good idea as it has allowed Val much more freedom (finding something that started with 'z' was always a problem!)

06/09/2024 05:08 pm GMT
Tony Ryan
Puzzle Festival

Puzzle Festival

£17.99

As you know, Tony Ryan is one of my favourite artists.

His latest puzzle features one of my favourite puzzle memories too - a jigsaw puzzle festival!

See my feature on Jigsaw puzzle festivals here.

06/09/2024 05:06 pm GMT
Fiona Osbaldstone
Merry Midwives

Merry Midwives

£17.99

This reminds me of the 'Call the Midwife' puzzles. I spent a whole weekend watching the brilliant first & second series on a DVD! I'm proud to say that I even designed both the puzzle and the packaging, sadly it is no longer available!

06/09/2024 05:42 pm GMT
Matthew Emeny
Portsmouth Flypast

Portsmouth Flypast

£16.996

What an amazing piece of art by Matthew Emeny! Possibly the most detailed puzzle painting I have ever seen. Great support for 'Help the Heroes'.

Read & see more on Matthew's website.

06/09/2024 06:13 pm GMT

My Top Ten from 2023

Tap on each puzzle image below to activate the magnifying glass!

Moving Day Gibsons Jigsaw puzzle by Steve Crisp

 

10. Moving Day
Gibsons Jigsaw puzzle
by Steve Crisp

Steve Crisp is one of Gibsons’ most popular artists, and I like this one because it is a bit different. Not your typical moving day, and the kids on the sofa surely aren’t helping!

Do you know who the guy is with the red coat?

I’ll tell you at the end of the page if you haven’t figured it out yet.

You can see more art from Steve Crisp here.
It is available from the Gibsons shop here.

 

9. Lynmouth Living
Gibsons jigsaw puzzle
by Kevin Walsh

No Gibsons puzzle selection is complete without a Kevin Walsh puzzle. Kevin has painted puzzles for Gibsons for over 25 years, and this collection of 50s/60s cars is another classic jigsaw puzzle.
You can buy the puzzle here from the Gibsons Amazon store.

Lynmouth Living Gibsons jigsaw puzzle by Kevin Walsh
Lynmouth Living Gibsons jigsaw puzzle by Kevin Walsh

 

9. Lynmouth Living
Gibsons jigsaw puzzle
by Kevin Walsh

 

No Gibsons puzzle selection is complete without a Kevin Walsh puzzle. Kevin has painted puzzles for Gibsons for over 25 years, and this collection of classic cars is another classic jigsaw puzzle.
You can buy the puzzle here from the Gibsons Amazon store.

Wings over Windsor Gibsons jigsaw puzzle by Matthew Emery

 

8. Wings over Windsor
Gibsons jigsaw puzzle
by Matthew Emeny

Mathew Emery is a fantastic artist, and he has painted a Lancaster and two Spitfires from the ‘Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’ flying over Windsor Castle.

I love the effort Matthew puts into the background for the puzzler. Who likes empty blue sky & green grass! See more about the puzzle and find out more about Matthew Emeny here, and buy the puzzle from the Gibsons Amazon store here.

7.

Seaside Souvenirs
Gibsons jigsaw puzzle
by Tony Ryan

Tony Ryan is an absolute classic Gibsons artist. He always combines the most incredible, colourful detail with a personal touch of nostalgia.

This one brings back happy memories of me on Brighton Pier trying to win a soft toy at the Racing Dolphins stall!

Available here on the Gibsons Amazon store

Seaside Souvenirs Gibsons jigsaw puzzle by Tony Ryan
Seaside Souvenirs Gibsons jigsaw puzzle by Tony Ryan

 

7. Seaside Souvenirs
Gibsons jigsaw puzzle
by Tony Ryan

Tony Ryan is an absolute classic Gibsons artist. He always combines the most incredible, colourful detail with a personal touch of nostalgia.

This one brings back happy memories of me on Brighton Pier trying to win a soft toy at the Racing Dolphins stall!

Available here on the Gibsons Amazon store

Catastrophe Cottage Gibsons jigsaw puzzle by Kate Mawdley

6. Catastrophe Cottage
Gibsons jigsaw puzzle
by Kate Mawdsley

So pleased to see this one, as it is the first developed by Demi at Gibsons. It is also the first by the artist Kate Mawdley, who I had the pleasure of meeting at various art fairs.

The same family of cats take over four rooms in the cottage, and it’s fascinating to see what different antics each cat gets up to in each room. Look out for the hidden puns and the poor dogs looking through the window.
You can see more art from Kate Mawdsley here, and buy the puzzle here.

 

 

5. Treats that Built Britain
Gibsons jigsaw puzzle

by Robert Opie

Robert Opie’s puzzles are very different from the traditional painted Gibsons puzzle. They are a photograph of actual nostalgic packaging, expertly put together by Robert. I know this takes him hours to shoot, months to prepare and decades to collect!

This is a real nostalgic treat of old chocolate bars and sweet wrappers. Some, like Crunchie, are very different, but others, such as Kit Kat still very similar today.

Available here from the Gibsons Amazon store

Treats that Built Britain Gibsons jigsaw puzzle by Robert Opie
Treats that Built Britain Gibsons jigsaw puzzle by Robert Opie

 

5. Treats that Built Britain
Gibsons jigsaw puzzle

by Robert Opie

Robert Opie’s puzzles are very different from the traditional painted Gibsons puzzle. They are a photograph of actual nostalgic packaging, expertly put together by Robert. I know this takes him hours to shoot, months to prepare and decades to collect!

This is a real nostalgic treat of old chocolate bars and sweet wrappers. Some, like Crunchie, are very different, but others, such as Kit Kat still very similar today.

Available here from the Gibsons Amazon store

Hetty's Hats Gibsons jigsaw puzzle by Linda Jane Smith

4. Hetty’s Hats
Gibsons jigsaw puzzle
by Linda Jane Smith

Linda is a legend of Gibsons puzzles.
Every year, her colours get brighter, there’s more detail and, dare I say it, her puns get funnier!

Her cats, of course, still have their unique faces. My favourites are the married couple with a mouse on top of the groom’s hat.

You can see more from Linda Jane Smith here.

and buy the puzzle here on the Gibsons Amazon store

3. Verity’s Vintage Shop
Gibsons jigsaw puzzle
by Janice Daughters

What a wonderful lady the artist Janice Daughters is! I had the absolute pleasure of meeting her at the Spring Fair in Birmingham, and she has now become one of Gibsons best selling artists.

Her latest painting is a real treasure trove of nostalgia, colour and detail.
A classic Gibsons puzzle!

You can see more by Janice Daughters here, and buy the puzzle here from the Gibsons Amazon store

Verity's Vintage Shop Gibsons jigsaw puzzle by Janice Daughters
Verity's Vintage Shop Gibsons jigsaw puzzle by Janice Daughters

3. Verity’s Vintage Shop
Gibsons jigsaw puzzle
by Janice Daughters

What a wonderful lady the artist Janice Daughters is! I had the absolute pleasure of meeting her at the Spring Fair in Birmingham, and she has now become one of Gibsons best selling artists.

Her latest painting is a real treasure trove of nostalgia, colour and detail.
A classic Gibsons puzzle!

You can see more by Janice Daughters here, and buy the puzzle here from Gibsons Amazon store

Bright Lights & Big Cities Gibsons jigsaw  puzzle by Val Goldfinch

2. Bright Lights & Big Cities
Gibsons jigsaw puzzle
by Val Goldfinch

Seeing is believing, and you have to look really closely at this puzzle to see the incredible detail Val has included. Newspaper cuttings, maps and the amount of colour in what could have been a collection of dull buildings is fantastic. Just the Manchester section alone could be its own puzzle!
You can see more about Val Goldfinch here and buy the puzzle from the Gibsons Amazon store here.

1.

School Days
Gibsons jigsaw puzzle
by Trevor Mitchell

Trevor started with Gibsons in 2004 and his legendary series of Four Puzzles in a Box began in 2005.
His latest set takes us back to our school days. The cheerful lollipop lady, the school play (memories of my first and last stage performance as Humpty Dumpty) and our favourite playground games, including marbles!

It was fun chatting with Trevor about the joys of having those small milk bottles at school – and who was the quickest to drink them! As always, Trevor catches those precious moments from our childhoods and brings them to life.
You can see more of Trevor Mitchell‘s work here, and the puzzle is now in stock at the Gibsons Amazon store.

School Days - Gibsons jigsaw puzzle by Trevor Mitchell

Honourable Mentions

When ten choices is just not enough!

Fancy Dress Fun Gibsons jigsaw puzzle by Debbie Cook

Honourable mention No.1

Fancy Dress Fun
Gibsons jigsaw puzzle
by Debbie Cook

I love that Debbie comes up with her own unique ideas of what she wants to paint for a jigsaw puzzle.

It absolutely shows in her work, and you can see the real joy on the children’s faces.

You can see more of Debbie Cook‘s art here, and buy the jigsaw puzzle from the Gibsons Amazon store here.

Exploring Europe Gibsons jigsaw puzzle by Maria Rabinky

Honourable mention No.2

Exploring Europe
Gibsons jigsaw puzzle
by Maria Rabinky

Maria’s maps are full of detail & colour. This one follows her previous paintings of London, Britain and the World – in the same style and amount of incredible detail.
Look out for Santa Claus!
The puzzle is available here from the Gibsons Amazon store. 

Birdsong by the Stream Gibsons jigsaw puzzle by Greg Giordano

Honourable mention No.3

Birdsong by the Stream
Gibsons jigsaw puzzle
by Greg Giordano

Greg is a fantastic painter, and although he paints everything from tractors to snowmen, his bird puzzles have always been very popular.

Some of Greg’s puzzles have been in the Gibsons range for years because they were too popular to stop making!

The puzzle is available here from the Gibsons Amazon store.

Corners of the World Gibsons jigsaw puzzle by Hebe Studio

Honourable mention No.4

Corners of the World
Gibsons jigsaw puzzle
by Hebe Studio

Rhi James is a new artist to Gibsons, currently living in Australia!
There are four 500 piece puzzles, including the magical Rainbow Mountain in Peru & Australia’s iconic Dove Lake.
The new box looks really fresh & modern too. I especially like the colour!
You can buy the puzzle here from the Gibsons Amazon store.

5. Jungle Dream Gibsons jigsaw puzzle by Catalina Estrada

Honourable mention No.5

Jungle Dream
Gibsons jigsaw puzzle
by Catalina Estrada

Catalina is from Columbia, now based in Barcelona and is ‘passionate about colours’ – which we can clearly see in her first Gibsons puzzle!

Definitely one for those puzzlers up for a challenge with its symmetrical design.

You can buy the puzzle here from the Gibsons Amazon store.

Moving Day – who is that lovely guy in red?

The lovely guy in the red coat carrying the chair with the two kids (without the cap) is Steve Crisp!

Did you use the Magnifying Glass to zoom in? 

If not, try it now. Hover your mouse over the image. If you are on a phone or tablet – click on the image first.
This works for all the puzzle images above.  

Geoff Lee