It could be your boss, co-worker, or cubicle neighbor. No matter the relationship, show them you care and appreciate the work they do with a thoughtful birthday gift. One unique option to consider is personalized puzzles. 

Not only are they a great way to show you pay attention to the little details about the person, but they’re also a fun and interactive way to celebrate their special day. Plus, studies have shown that puzzles are great for increasing memory, concentration and even problem-solving skills1 – making it a great gift for the workaholic on your team! So, why not make your puzzle and make their birthday a day to remember? 

At MakeYourPuzzles, we specialize in creating custom puzzles that are perfect for your colleague's special day. We offer a variety of puzzle sizes and styles so you can find the perfect puzzle for your colleague. 

Whether you choose a custom photo puzzle, collage puzzle, or pro photo puzzle, your colleague will be sure to appreciate the thought and effort that went into creating the perfect gift. 

So, show your colleague some love today with a unique, personalized puzzle birthday gift from MakeYourPuzzles

What Is A Good Gift For Colleagues? 

When finding the perfect gift for your colleagues, it is important to consider something meaningful, personal, and thoughtful. Gifts like personalized puzzles are a great option because you can customize the puzzle to fit the individual and make it truly special. 

For instance, you can choose a photo that has special meaning to your colleague, such as a favorite memory, their first day, or a heart-warming message to create a custom photo puzzle that will bring a smile to their face. 

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Why Custom Puzzles Are The Best Gift For Your Colleagues  

There are several reasons why custom puzzles make great gifts for colleagues. Let's explore some of these benefits: 

Unique And Thoughtful 

A personalized puzzle is an incredibly special gift that will show your colleague the amount of thought and effort you put into finding the perfect gift. 

Fun, Interactive, And Beneficial 

As with any puzzle, custom puzzles are a great way for colleagues to relax and unwind after a long day at work. Plus, research has shown that puzzles help to improve memory, concentration, and problem-solving skills.1 These cognitive benefits are especially beneficial for those who work in a highly demanding job. 

Come In All Shapes And Sizes 

At MakeYourPuzzles, we offer a variety of puzzle sizes and styles, including custom photo puzzles, collage puzzles, and pro photo puzzles. No matter the occasion or budget, you can create the perfect puzzle for your colleague. 

Contact us today to learn how we can help you create the perfect personalized puzzle birthday gift for your colleague! 

Types Of Personalized Puzzles 

Personalized puzzles come in a variety of types. The type you choose will depend on your personal preference. 

At MakeYourPuzzles, we offer the following types of personalized puzzles: 

Custom Photo Puzzles  

A custom photo puzzle is a great way to make your gift even more special. You can turn personal pictures into puzzles in minutes! 

Choose a favorite photo of you and your colleague, or pick any special photo you know they will love, then customize your jigsaw puzzle to fit the occasion. 

Collage Photo Puzzles 

If you want to customize your gift even further, a collage puzzle might be the perfect option. You can combine several different photos into one puzzle and create a memorable gift for your colleague. 

With our collage photo puzzles, you can pick up to 64 photos to create a special gift that will last a lifetime! Choose one of our 96+ collage templates and “snap” the images of your choice into place or easily rearrange those images with our special “customizer.” Your photo puzzle gift will be ready in no time! 

Pro Photo Puzzles 

Are you looking for a high-quality photo puzzle that looks professional? Pro photo puzzles are perfect for those who want to find high-resolution pictures with superior color accuracy. 

Here, we offer access to a 140 million high-resolution photo database. You can browse through different categories, search by keywords, and pick the picture you love. You can also add your own texts to finalize the customization process for your own unique custom photo puzzle. 

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Custom Photos Ideas For Your Puzzle! 

Now that you know the different types of personalized puzzles available, what kind of photos should you choose to create a unique, personalized puzzle that will make your colleague’s birthday special? 

Here are some ideas to get your creativity flowing: 

Work Retreats  

Personalized puzzles are a great way to commemorate a work retreat. You can design a puzzle with a photo that captures the best moments of your time away or even a shot of the entire team having fun together. You can also make a collage of all your favorite memories from the trip. 

These puzzles are a great way to look back on the memories you made together and remind each other of the fun you had. 

Special Promotion Celebration Pictures  

A custom photo puzzle is a great way to capture a special moment. You can choose a photo of your colleague's recent promotion celebration or a photo of them receiving an award. You can also add a personalized message of congratulations to make the gift even more special. 

Also, you can choose several photos of your colleague and their team celebrating their achievement and create one unique puzzle. 

Favorite Memory  

For many, the best gifts are those that evoke fond memories. A personalized puzzle is a perfect way to share your favorite memory with your colleague. 

Whether it’s a photo of the two of you from a work retreat, a special promotion celebration picture, or a heartwarming message, a personalized puzzle will be a treasured and lasting reminder of your friendship. 

Their First Day  

When it comes to a personalized gift for your colleague on their birthday, why not make it extra special by creating a custom puzzle that celebrates their first day at work? This is a great way to show your colleague how much you appreciate them and to remind them of all the hard work they've put in since they started. 

You can customize the puzzle with a photo of your colleague on their first day or use a fun collage of photos from the day. Plus, you can add a special message or quote to the puzzle to make it even more special.

Heart Warming Message 

Another great way to create a personalized gift is by adding a heartwarming message to your custom puzzle. 

Whether you’re looking for a special way to show your appreciation for their hard work or just want to make their day a bit brighter, a custom puzzle with a heartfelt message will do the trick. 

Design a puzzle featuring a photo of your colleague with a special message written on it. You can include a message of thanks, appreciation, congratulations, or simply a message of love. This is a great way to show your colleague how much you care and appreciate them. 

Favorite Movie Character  

If your colleague is a movie buff, then why not make them a personalized puzzle featuring their favorite movie character or scene? 

You can design a puzzle with a photo of their favorite movie character or scene and add a special quote from the movie to make it even more special. Your colleague is sure to love this unique and meaningful gift. 

Show Your Colleague Some Love With A Unique, Personalized Puzzle Birthday Gift From Make Your Puzzle! 

At MakeYourPuzzles, we understand the importance of creating high-quality, special gifts to show your colleague how much they mean to you. That’s why all our puzzles are made from 100% recycled Premium Puzzle Board to ensure your gift will last for years and that your colleague will cherish it forever. 

Plus, if you have any comments, concerns, ideas or thoughts, our team is available to help you every step of the way. 

So, don’t hesitate to create a unique, personalized puzzle gift for your colleague this coming birthday; contact us today and let us help make your colleague’s day extra special! 


  1. Fissler, P., Küster, O. C., Laptinskaya, D., Loy, L. S., von Arnim, C. A. F., & Kolassa, I.-T. (2018, October 1). Jigsaw puzzling taps multiple cognitive abilities and is a potential protective factor for cognitive aging. Frontiers in aging neuroscience. Retrieved from 
  2. Cooperfleishman. (2020, November 4). For anxiety and stress, jigsaw puzzles are more than just a game. MEL Magazine. Retrieved from 
  3. Fissler, P., Küster, O. C., Loy, L. S., Laptinskaya, D., Rosenfelder, M. J., von Arnim, C. A. F., & Kolassa, I.-T. (2017, September 6). Jigsaw puzzles as cognitive enrichment (PACE) - the effect of solving jigsaw puzzles on global visuospatial cognition in adults 50 years of age and older: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. Retrieved from


How Much Should I Spend On A Co-Workers Gift?  

It’s always a good idea to spend an amount that feels appropriate for your relationship with your co-worker and your budget. Generally, it's the thought that counts more than the price tag. 

Personalized gifts, like custom puzzles, can be a great option regardless of the price because they show you've put thought and effort into the gift. 

Do Puzzles Help With Anxiety? 

Anecdotal evidence suggests that puzzles help with anxiety.2 They can be a great way to take a break from everyday life's hustle and bustle and focus on the present moment. 

What Kind Of Puzzles Make You Smarter? 

Studies have shown that doing puzzles requiring problem-solving skills, such as jigsaw puzzles and logic puzzles, is particularly beneficial for improving cognitive function and visual-spatial intelligence.3 

How Long Does It Take An Average Person To Finish A 1000-Piece Puzzle? 

The time it takes for an average person to finish a 1000-piece puzzle can vary depending on their level of experience and the complexity of the puzzle. However, it can take anywhere from 4 to 10 hours to complete a 1000-piece puzzle. 

Are Puzzles Good For ADHD? 

There’s anecdotal evidence from many jigsaw puzzlers about how puzzles have helped them cope with ADHD.2 This shows that puzzles improve concentration and focus, which can particularly benefit individuals with ADHD.

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