2015 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – Ravensburger Puzzles

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Mom Knows It All 2015 Holiday Gift Guide - Ravensburger Puzzles

Ravensburger Puzzles & Games

Ravensburger puzzles and games are available for purchase from the Ravensburger online store as well as other retail outlets and websites.

You canb learn more about these puzzles and other products on the Ravensburger website. You can also keep up with Ravensburger on Facebook.

Ravensburger is Europe’s leading manufacturer of puzzles, games and activity products. The company’s portfolio comprises around 8,000 different products (including all country-specific editions), which are sold world-wide and 86 % of which are manufactured in-house.

My youngest has always enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles. Without a doubt the first name that comes to mind when I think of children’s jigsaw puzzles is Ravensburger. Like any typical child, he has his favorite things and characters. a number of the puzzles I have found in the themes he likes are just too simple for him. My son isn’t ready for a super-complicated jigsaw at this point, and he’s  of course far more likely to engage with something he is interested in. I was totally thrilled to find some Ravensburger puzzles with 60-100 pieces that I know he is going to love.

Mom Knows It All 2015 Holiday Gift Guide - Ravensburger Puzzles

Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway 100-piece puzzle

For ages 6 and up. Retail $13.49.

Join Thomas the Tank Engine and his new friend Stephen, a steam engine with plenty of stories to share, on their quest to rebuild the Ulfstead Castle! Assemble this 100-piece puzzle to complete this classic scene from the King of the Railway.

Thomas & Friends: Thomas at the Animal Park 100-piece puzzle

For ages 6 and up. Retail $13.49.

Thomas and Percy ride the rails to the Sodor Zoo in this vibrant, 100-piece puzzle. Assemble the pieces to reveal penguins, polar bears, lions, zebras and more.

Disney Pixar Collection: On the Toy Shelf 60pc Flap Puzzle

For ages 5 and up. Retail $8.99.

Surprise! This 60-piece puzzle depicting the toys in Andy’s room also features 9 secret flaps! Assemble the puzzle, then flip the flaps for fun facts about your favorite Toy Story characters.

Fast mover 100-piece Puzzle + 3D Glasses

Retail $8.99.

Lightening McQueen and the whole cast of characters from Disney Pixar’s Cars 2 practically pop off of this puzzle, thanks to the included 3-D glasses! Assemble 100 pieces to create a colorful scene from the film, then slip on your glasses and watch it come to life! Assembled puzzle measures 19″ x 14″. For ages 6+. Since 1891 we’ve been making the finest puzzles in Ravensburg, Germany. It’s our attention to detail which makes Ravensburger the world’s greatest puzzle brand! We use an exclusively developed, extra-thick cardboard and combine this with our fine, linen-structured paper to create a glare-free puzzle image for a quality you can feel. Our steel cutting tools are designed and crafted by hand. This ensures that no two pieces are alike and guarantees a perfect interlocking fit.

Mom Knows It All 2015 Holiday Gift Guide - Ravensburger Puzzles Mom Knows It All 2015 Holiday Gift Guide - Ravensburger Puzzles

Ravensburger has lots of other great puzzles too. I am quite intrigued by their newest products – XXL Puzzle + Digital Games and 3D puzzles.

My Favorite Horse and T-Rex – These XXL Puzzle + Digital Games feature 100-pc puzzles that are assembled in the traditional way and then come to life with a free app, available for both iOS and Android. Once they download the app, puzzlers activate the camera function on their smartphone or tablet and point it at the finished work to access three different games. In My Favorite Horse, kids can play a memory game, enter the tack room to dress their horse and upload a photo of their face onto the character in the puzzle. T-Rex challenges kids to find interesting facts about the dinosaurs pictured in the puzzle scene, take a quiz on what they’ve learned and adjust the size of the image for a large, panoramic view of the scene. Ages 6+, SRP $13.50 each

3D puzzles with 216-pc sets, each made of precision-cut plastic flat, hinged and curved pieces that click perfectly into place. The puzzles may be assembled by the numbers on the inside of the piece, by the exterior design or both. For ages 12+, the offerings include:
· Lighthouse by Night – A stunning replica of a traditional lighthouse, with working signal lights! Powered by two LEDs that pulsate when the sun goes down. SRP $36.99
· Eiffel Tower by Night – The world-famous landmark comes to life like never before, lighting up the night with five electrifying LED colors – red, yellow, green, blue and purple – to showcase the iconic building’s amazing metalwork structure! SRP $36.99
· Eiffel Tower, Mickey & Minnie Edition – The famed Eiffel Tower decked out in Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse artwork and a little Disney magic. SRP $27.99

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6 comments

Ellen Christian December 9, 2015 - 3:25 pm

We’ve had several Ravensburger puzzles. The images are always amazing and the quality is the best.

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Shelley December 9, 2015 - 5:17 pm

These are the best puzzles. We used to always have one going until we rescued our cat. LOL I am looking for a way to keep him from swatting at the pieces so we can get back into them. Ravensburger puzzles always have the best quality.

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susan December 10, 2015 - 8:20 am

I love to give puzzles as gifts! They are fun for the whole family, and these look great.

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Jennifer December 10, 2015 - 9:44 am

This is a great guide. I’m all about everything Disney, so a guide like this is perfect for me and the family.

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Mama to 5 BLessings December 10, 2015 - 9:57 am

These puzzle sound great. Love the 3D puzzle and the graphics look amazing!

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pat.navymom December 11, 2015 - 9:58 am

Puzzles, a family affair in a world pre-TV. Great gift that promotes thinking.

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