Piczzle Photo Puzzles: Review and #Giveaway (ends 5/31)

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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Do you love finding unique, personalized gifts to give to your friends and family? With Piczzle Photo Puzzles you can use your own photos to create custom picture puzzles! Turn your picture into a puzzle and add text to make it truly unique and personalized.

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The Piczzle Personalized Picture Puzzle service was founded in May 2003 and provides made-to-order custom puzzles using your own photos. Made of the highest quality materials and meeting top quality printing standards, each image is digitally adjusted to the correct puzzle size by graphics professionals.

Piczzle-ResizedI was given the opportunity to review a Piczzle Puzzle (and offer one as a giveaway to my readers too!) The puzzle I received was the Medium (8 x 10”) cardboard puzzle with 30 pieces (this size also had the option to order it with 6 pieces) in the “Love U” Design. I personalized my puzzle with one of my favorite pictures of my youngest son and added his name and birthdate, with the thought that it would make a unique gift for one of his grandparents. This puzzle sells for $21.95 plus S&H.

My puzzle arrived promptly, and the personalized puzzle box (made of sturdy cardboard) was shrink wrapped. Upon removing the outer wrapping and opening the box, the individual pieces were in a ziploc baggie inside of the box. And I’m happy to say, when I put the puzzle together there were no missing pieces! (It’s horrible when you put a jigsaw puzzle together and discover that there’s a piece missing after you’ve already invested hours into the task).

The printing is very clear and high quality – especially impressive given that my camera is just a point-and-shoot so they didn’t have the highest quality photo to start with – and the edges of the puzzle pieces are sharply cut. There aren’t any of those annoying little cardboard burrs hanging off the edges. When I assembled the puzzle the pieces fit together beautifully, as you can see from my picture of the final product.

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This makes a wonderfully unique gift, especially if you have a jigsaw puzzle lover in your life. It could even be fun to just give the recipient the pieces without the box so they have to put it together to see what the image is – and see how long it takes them to realize it’s of someone/something they’re familiar with! (The Piczzle website even shows a puzzle with a picture of a couple and the words “will you marry me” as the text – how adorable is that?)

I’ve taken some photographs that I’m pretty fond of, and think they’d be great for picture into puzzle designs (like the one that I use as the background of this blog, which has a special personal meaning to me). They look like some of the nature scenes you can buy in off-the-shelf puzzles, but with the special personalized touch of them being my own photography, which my mom would LOVE. I could choose to add on text to commemorate a particular holiday if I wanted to (Merry Christmas 2014, Happy Mother’s Day, etc.).

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Piczzle’s rectangular puzzles can be ordered anywhere from 6 up to 2000 pieces. Their cardboard puzzles, constructed of a premium grade cardboard that’s laminated with a glossy finish, rang in size from small (4.5 x 6.25”) with either 6 or 24 pieces all the way up to giant (26.5 x 35.5”) 2000 piece puzzles. Prices start at $14.95 and go up to $94.95 for the largest size. They also offer wooden puzzles, which can be ordered in sizes from Large (9.8 x 14.2”) to X-Giant (22.5 x 32”), with lots of options for the number of pieces (up to 1500 for the X-Giant wooden puzzle). Wooden rectangular puzzle prices start at $74.95 and go up to $289.95. Also available are heart-shaped and round wooden puzzles.

Piczzle_Picture_Puzzle_1There are also several different designs/borders you can choose from: the “Love U” design that I chose, a Vibrant Red Holiday design, an Elegant Gold holiday design, or the Classic Holiday design are all options you can choose for the rectangular cardboard puzzle. You could also just use the basic design and put your own choice of border around your picture before you upload it, or go borderless.

Another neat offering: Surprise Puzzles! I’d never heard of this before, but love the idea. These puzzles are theme-cut jigsaw puzzles – they’re cut in a classic Victorian style and then select pieces are cut into shapes that reflect the theme of the picture. For example, if you have a picture of your pet that you want to turn into a puzzle, then some pieces of the Surprise Puzzle might be cut into shapes of dogs, fish, etc. Pretty neat, huh?

What really caught my attention about this company, though (besides the high quality of the product they produce), is their dedication to making a difference. Piczzle_Picture_PuzzleThey employ individuals with special needs, which means a lot to me as the mom of two children with special needs. The company also considers the environment in their production – their wooden puzzles are made of a recycled Medite Composite that’s made of pre-consumer recycled wood (90% wood fiber and 10% wood resin). This forest-friendly composite carries a forestry Chain-of-Custody certification. Additionally, they believe that learning can be most effectively achieved when humor and enjoyment are infused in the teaching, and as such are involved in a variety of educational programs, collaborate with educational organizations and institutions of learning, and have joined forces with a variety of summer-camp groups.

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One lucky reader is going to win a Personalized Small Cardboard Puzzle from Piczzle! (ARV $14.95). Please note that you cannot win Piczzle from more than one blog. Enter using the Giveaway Tools widget below. Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides, Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Dividing by Zero is not responsible for prize fulfillment; the sponsor is responsible for shipping the prizes to the winner’s valid address (no PO Boxes). Your information will not be sold or shared; it is used by the blog owner only and solely for verification/prize fulfillment.

47 thoughts on “Piczzle Photo Puzzles: Review and #Giveaway (ends 5/31)

  1. I like the Classic Holiday Design puzzle.

  2. I like the basic design.

  3. I like the basic design one!

  4. I like the 60 piece rectangle basic design wooden puzzle.

  5. I like the

    Elegant Gold Holiday Design. Very neat idea!

  6. I like the Standard Elegant Gold Holiday Design in 6 pieces for $14.95 Emi

  7. My favorite one is the Large Wooden Photo Puzzle!

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  8. My favorite is the basic rectangular design.

  9. I like the Elegant Gold Holiday Design. So pretty! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  10. I would love to get the Love You design for my daughter!

  11. I love the round happy birthday puzzle!

  12. I like the Elegant gold design. thank you

  13. I really like the Love U design.

  14. I LOVE “HAPPY HEART”

  15. happy heart design

  16. I love the Wooden Puzzles – Happy Heart Design

  17. the puzzle and then other i have done them before and they are great to put toghter

  18. what i like to do is the basic one but put my dad 3 uncle and brother in it for millatary with flag on background

  19. I like the 308 piece puzzle!

  20. I love the Wooden Puzzles – Basic Design
    Thank You for the chance

  21. I have one and love it. I might get more as presents this Christmas.

  22. Love U Design is my favorite.

  23. I like the Basic Design best.

  24. I like the Basic Design.

  25. I like the Love You design 😉

  26. I love the Basic Design. The larger the picture of my babies, the better for me! 🙂

  27. I like the Elegant Gold Holiday Design piczzle.

  28. I like the Large Wooden Photo Puzzle

  29. I have the perfect picture for the Basic Round Design puzzle! These are awesome, especially the wooden designs.

  30. Thanks for letting me know – the links *should be* fixed now; not sure what’s going on with the comments (they should be visible, and are on my computer).

  31. The Love U Design would be perfect for our anniversary 😀

  32. I like the basic heart puzzle!

  33. I like the heart shaped puzzle.

  34. I like the heart shaped one the best.

  35. I really like the heart shaped puzzle, I would use it for my sweetie!

  36. I love the ” Love U Design”. My grand daughters bedroom is pink and this would look great!

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  38. I love the heart shaped puzzle.

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  40. I like the basic wooden puzzle!

  41. I like the holiday puzzle. It would make a great gift.

  42. XGiant Wooden Photo Puzzle

  43. My favorite puzzle is the basic design 500 piece X-Large Wooden Photo Puzzle.

  44. i would like the love u design

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  46. I like the Happy Birthday Design!

  47. I like the basic heart design puzzle.

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