9 Great Puzzles to Celebrate National Puzzle Day

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January 29 marks National Puzzle Day, and there's no better way to celebrate than to get your hands on a brand new puzzle. Below are just a few of the great options available on Amazon and elsewhere on the web, from one of the biggest jigsaws in the world to a galactic puzzle that can go on forever. Happy puzzling! And for more ideas, check out our gift guide for puzzle fanatics.

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1. 3D Crystal Puzzle, Saturn

Bepuzzled, Amazon

Bepuzzled's 3D puzzles provide thought-provoking fun in 42 different shapes. We think this translucent Saturn puzzle is out of this world (and many Mental Floss readers seem to agree), but Bepuzzled also offers puzzles in the likeness of birds, animals, fruit, vehicles, and other common objects, in case assembling a noble snowy owl or a bunch of purple grapes is more your speed.

Get it on Amazon for $13 and at these other retailers:

2. 33,600-Piece Wildlife Puzzle

Educa, Amazon

For true puzzle experts, 500- or 1000-piece puzzles are just the warm up. Designed to be one of the world's biggest commercially available puzzles, Educa's wildlife-themed puzzle has a mind-boggling 33,600 pieces and measures almost 19 feet by 5 feet when complete. It's so big that it comes in a suitcase-sized wooden box on wheels for easy transport. (With that many pieces, you may be worried about misplacing one or two, preventing you from fully completing the image, but fear not—Educa has a policy of replacing any individual pieces that go missing from its puzzles.)

Get it on Amazon for $325 or at these other retailers:

3. 1000 Colors Puzzle

Design aficionados will love this CMYK-themed puzzle that features a slightly different color on each piece to create a color gradient. This fan favorite is so popular that it regularly sells out, but it's due back in stock within the next few weeks, and trust us, it's worth the wait.

Get it on UncommonGoods for $48 or from the Colossal shop.

4. Escher's Mirrorkal Brainteaser Puzzle

Recent Toys, Amazon

M.C. Escher's mind-bending visuals make for an equally challenging puzzle experience in the Mirrorkal Brainteaser Puzzle. Developed by puzzle designer Ivan Moscovich after he met Escher in 1964, the set contains five different 3D puzzles based on the artist's sketches. "Made beautifully with slanted mirrors, this puzzle is a joy to work with and to display on the coffee table for guests to admire," the product description promises.

Get it on Amazon for $25.

5. Game of Thrones 9-inch 3D Globe Puzzle

4D Cityscape, Amazon

Bring Westeros and Essos to life with this Game of Thrones-themed puzzle from 4D Cityscape. Its 540 slightly curved pieces come together to form a globe that, with the included display stand, is the perfect addition to any fan's house. It comes in 3-inch, 6-inch, and 9-inch sizes, but as puzzle fanatics ourselves, we obviously recommend getting the biggest version.

Get it for $42 on Amazon.

6. Bob Ross The Joy of Puzzles

Wellspring, Amazon

Piece together some happy little trees with this jigsaw puzzle inspired by one of Bob Ross's famous landscape paintings. The 500-piece puzzle will give you time to chill out without requiring you to break out the paint brushes. Just try to remain as calm as Ross himself if you encounter any happy little accidents along the way.

Get it for $17 on Amazon.

7. Pop Art 500-Piece Puzzle

Showcase your love of art with this 500-piece Pop Art puzzle. At just 18-by-18 inches, it's designed for people who don't have massive table space in their apartment to work—perhaps because their coffee table is already filled with art books.

Get it from W&P Design for $20.

8. Pencil Collage 1000-Piece Puzzle

White Mountain, Amazon

White Mountain Puzzles's 24-by-30-inch pencil collage provides a true challenge in the form of an image of dozens of different pencils in different sizes, colors, and conditions. According to White Mountain, "This incredible collection of advertising pencils was created by artist Maureen Rupprecht, who literally glued hundreds of pencils into a frame. Talk about a challenge!"

Get it on Amazon for $17 or at these other retailers:

9. The Infinite Galaxy Puzzle

The Infinite Galaxy Puzzle provides the ultimate puzzle experience: a puzzle you can never truly finish. Featuring a NASA image of the Milky Way’s galactic center, it has no fixed shape or edges, and the pieces are double-sided so that users can flip them and rearrange them in any configuration. "Topologically, the Infinite Galaxy Puzzle maps to a Klein bottle, an impossible 3D shape where the inside and outside are mathematically indistinguishable,” its creators write. "Just like a Mobius strip has only one surface, the puzzle has no up or down side. You can start the puzzle anywhere on any side, making it extra challenging." There are currently two versions of the puzzle you can work on, in case you get tired of the endless options of the original puzzle and need yet another infinite challenge.

Get it at Nervous System for $120.

Plus: Ravensburger Giant Stow and Go

Ravensburger, Amazon

Working on a massive puzzle might take days, and you can't always leave your unfinished work in the same place. Whether you need your table back for non-puzzle uses or want to take your partially finished puzzle on the road with you, the puzzle experts at Ravensburger have your back. The company's Giant Stow and Go system lets you roll up and transport both unfinished and finished jigsaw puzzles safely so that you don't undo any of your hard work.

Get it on Amazon for $21.

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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10 Great Gifts From Wayfair for Under $50

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As the winter starts to creep in and the temperature starts to drop, thoughts immediately start turning to Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holiday events that require gifts. Luckily, whether you're buying for friends, family members, or work acquaintances, we've made the search even easier with this list of 10 of the best gifts you can find at Wayfair for under $50.

1. Bey-Berk Warren Suede Roll-Up Backgammon Travel Set; $39

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Sometimes, there's no better place to be during a cold winter's night than in a warm living room parked over a board game. And this year, you can pick up this suede travel Backgammon set for anyone on your list who loves a good ol' game night.

Buy it: Wayfair

2. Trinx Balloon Dog; $23

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This one is perfect for any offbeat art lover in your life. Not all of us can own a piece from artist Jeff Koons, known for his larger-than-life balloon dog sculpture, but this comes pretty close.

Buy it: Wayfair

3. Aronica Midnight Scented Jar Candle (Set of 3); $28

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This set includes jasmine, bamboo, and blueberry & vanilla candles inside a sleek gift box, making it ideal for anyone who values aromatherapy.

Buy it: Wayfair

4. Aroma2Go 5 Piece USB Travel Essential Oil Fan Diffuser Set; $25

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Not only will essential oils make a home smell incredible, but they will also lift a person's mood and help them relax. This Aroma2Go diffuser is the perfect gift since it's compact and comes equipped with four scents.

Buy it: Wayfair

5. Wrought Studio Harwell Honey Bee Coffee Mug (Set of 6); $26

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If you know someone who's getting settled in their first home, get them on the path to adulthood with this set of coffee mugs that actually match. This set of six from Wrought Studio will bring elegance and style to any kitchen.

Buy it: Wayfair

6. Rosalind Wheeler Tea Box; $24

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Usually, tea bags are just kept in their same paper boxes or loose-leaf jars, but this box from Rosalind Wheeler will change that by organizing a person's tea bags like you'd find in a café.

Buy it: Wayfair

7. AdHoc Floating Tea Egg with Magnetic Hourglass Santea; $26

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The next gift you need to get the tea lover on your list is this infuser from AdHoc, which makes loose-leaf tea a breeze to prepare and clean up after. And in addition to being more sustainable, this smart infuser features a magnetic hourglass to help you know exactly when the tea is ready.

Buy it: Wayfair

8. Libbey Modern seven-Piece Bar Mixologist Set; $32

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Getting out to bars is tough right now, which means we have to become our own mixologists at home. For the cocktail fans in your life, this set from Libbey will help them learn the craft. Besides the tools provided, it also includes a glass with recipes for gimlets, margaritas, and more printed on it.

Buy it: Wayfair

9. Union Rustic Riddell Hammered Moscow Mule Coffee Mug (Set of four); $21

Union Rustic/Wayfair

If you thought wine and beer were the only drinks that got interesting glasses, take a look at this set of four Moscow mule copper mugs. Not only will they keep drinks cool, they'll do so while looking as stylish as any barware at a high-end cocktail joint.

Buy it: Wayfair

10. Ozeri Nouveaux Electric Wine Opener; $34

Ozeri/Wayfair

Any wine enthusiast will know that getting the cork out of the bottle can sometimes be a battle. For the wine lover that's fed up with this problem, give them this Ozeri electric wine opener. Just place the gadget on top of the bottle, press a button, and presto—now you’re ready to drink.

Buy it: Wayfair

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