Holiday Puzzles and Stocking Stuffers (2021)

Two years ago I posted a seasonal gift guide that featured some family-friendly non-puzzle games for the holidays. This year’s list is skewed more toward seasonal specials, puzzly stocking stuffers, and games that I thought would make for particularly nice gifts.


Greeting Cards


Puzzle Greeting Cards by PostCurious

That’s right, we’ve got holiday cards this year! Each has a hand-drawn illustration with a puzzle or hidden message that solves to a secular holiday greeting. Comes in a set of 3 and features a lower difficulty level to engage your non-puzzling friends and family as well.

Recommended # of players: 1

Time: <5m per card

Christmas Puzzle Greeting Card by Scarlet Envelope

Scarlet Envelope’s greeting card is more of a mini-game, featuring four multi-layered puzzles. This card will make a great surprise for the puzzle-lovers in your life.

Recommended # of players: 1-2

Time: <45m

Image via Scarlet Envelope

Stocking Stuffers


The Fairy Tale Files by Society of Curiosities

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Society of Curiosities, and if you're looking for something more robust, their subscription boxes will make any immersive gaming enthusiast very happy. For something on the