Shutterfly Puzzle Review: When most people think of photo gift ideas on Shutterfly, they think of photo books, calendars, and mugs. However, there’s a whole world of photo gifts on shutterfly.com, including games like custom puzzles made from your favorite photo(s). Photo puzzles are an amazing, personalized gift idea, and you can save up to 50% with a Shutterfly coupon or sale at shutterfly.com/special-offers.
Shutterfly Puzzles: My Review:
I’ve been on a kick lately, ordering every kind of interactive game that I can from Shutterfly. I’m having a ball writing these reviews on fun games like Shutterfly coasters, memory games, playing cards, and now puzzles. I think the appeal is that you can personalize games with photos of your family, adding a whole new dimension and level of interest for the family.
While my instinct is to usually buy gifts like toys and games on Amazon without much thought, these interactive Shutterfly photo gifts are a nice hybrid of photos and games. The personalization adds a degree of thoughtfulness that store-bought gifts sometimes are lacking. OK, here’s my review of Shutterfly’s puzzles:
I decided to buy a 60-piece puzzle and a 252 piece puzzle from Shutterfly. I figured that the kids could try the 60-piece, while my wife and I could do the more complex one. I chose some photos that I had previously uploaded from the Shutterfly app and got started.
After a simple design process, I was happy with my designs and ordered them. Because my order was over $39, I got free shipping, which can otherwise be expensive! About a week later, the puzzles arrived:
It’s funny I opened the package from Shutterfly and put the box on the kitchen table with the intent of putting it together that evening. While I was in my office, the kids found it and started putting it together as soon as they saw it. So, when I walked in, I found a quiet room with three kids (age 5 to 10) diligently piecing together the 60 piece puzzle.
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It didn’t stay quiet for too long, though, as soon I heard them saying things like, “look, Connor, I have your head on this piece!” or, “look, there I am!” The puzzle that I made was a group of 3 photos from our California vacation, and there was also more than one memory sparked during the activity.
Their puzzle templates also have optional fixed or custom text, and a couple of them feature monograms.
Tip: Shutterfly now includes a disclaimer that the 60-piece puzzle is recommended for ages 6+, and all other puzzles are recommended for ages 9+, which seems about right.
Also, the little box that holds the puzzle can be put on your game shelf, or taken on vacation easily, and put together in about 20 minutes or so with the kids.
Shutterfly Puzzle Sizes
There are 4 different puzzle size options with different numbers of pieces.
- The 60-piece puzzle (ages 6+) is 10×14″
- The 252-piece puzzle is 10×14″
- The 520-piece puzzle is 16×20″
- The 1014-piece puzzle is 20×30″
Wondering how big the puzzle pieces are? Here’s what the difference between 60 and 252 pieces would look like on a sample puzzle design:
You can click on any product, including puzzles, to read verified customer reviews. This is worth doing and often very helpful before you place your own order. Customers often upload photos of their own completed Shutterfly puzzles for you to see:
As you can see, an overwhelming majority of customers would recommend puzzles to others.
Personalized Disney Puzzles on Shutterfly.com
Did you know that Shutterfly has personalized Disney puzzle designs? I didn’t, probably because they are really hard to find on the website.
Anyway, you can choose between about 8 Disney puzzle designs for kids including Frozen, Cars, Mickey and Friends, Princess, and “Disney Love Story,” which would be a perfect idea for someone who got married at Disney World or Disneyland.
Tip: There are customer reviews for every product, including puzzles, on shutterfly.com. These user reviews for specific designs are helpful to scan through before placing an order!
Shutterfly Puzzle Cost:
Here are the prices for Shutterfly puzzles:
- 60 piece puzzle (10×14″): $49.98
- 252 piece puzzle (10×14″): $49.98
- 520 piece puzzle (16×20″): $59.98
- 1014 piece puzzle (20×30″): $69.98
Don’t ever pay full price for Shutterfly puzzles as there is always a coupon available!
Best Shutterfly Puzzles Coupon?
There are always several coupons and promotions going on at Shutterfly.com, so which coupon is best for your order of puzzles? That depends, but you might be able to get up to a 50% discount and/or free shipping. To check out their current on-site promotions, visit their coupon page at: shutterfly.com/special-offers
The 60 and 252-piece puzzles are 10×14″, while the 520-piece is 16×20″, and the 1014 piece puzzle is 20×30.″ more
You can choose between 60 (ages 6+), 252, 520, or 1014 piece puzzles.
Shutterfly puzzles cost $30-70 (depending on size) plus shipping. There’s always a coupon available, so never pay full-price!
There are Shutterfly coupons for up to 50% off and free shipping learn more
- How good is the print quality? Hopefully, you can tell from the photo, but the photo quality is awesome! The quality of these puzzles is literally so good that it looks just like a professional store-bought puzzle. The puzzles are printed “full bleed,” meaning that the printing goes right up to and over the edges, so you don’t have any annoying white border around the outside.
- How long do they take to put together? I found that it depends not only on the number of pieces, but also the photo(s) used. In this case, the 60-piece puzzle took our 9-year-old about a half-hour to piece together. The 252-piece puzzle took me about an hour. The puzzles with more pieces can take a number of hours!
- How many photos can you use? Shutterfly has a number of options for puzzle design templates. Choose between 1-17 photos. I’m a fan of seeing detail, so for me 1-3 photos are perfect
So, bottom line, I was really impressed and conclude that Shutterfly puzzles are really high-quality, and a great gift idea.
In fact, photo puzzles are now my favorite personalized game from Shutterfly. And, why is that? It’s because it’s a brilliant gift idea with your photos printed at the same quality as a puzzle bought from the store.
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