Giving a gift to someone special is a way to express love and appreciation, and it creates a connection between the giver and the receiver. It can bring joy and happiness to both parties and strengthen the bond between them. Giving a gift, especially a thoughtful and unique one like a wooden puzzle box or board game, can create special memories that will last a lifetime. It can also be a fun and interactive experience for the one receiving the gift, making it a great way to celebrate Valentine's Day.
This Valentine's Day shop Kubiya's unique and beautiful gifts -specifically wooden puzzle boxes and metal puzzles. We have a variety of options available for different skill levels and puzzle types. We created the ultimate Valentine's Day gift guide to help you narrow down your choices. If you are looking for a special and interactive gift for Valentine's Day, check out Kubiya Online Store to dive into the complete collection of puzzles available to your loved ones.
Heart Tangram $52 | Difficulty Level 3/5
The object of the Heart Tangram Puzzle is to form different heart related, curved shapes using all 7 tangram pieces. The set comes with 65 challenge cards and two sets of the same tangram pieces, allowing you to play by yourself or with a friend to see who can form the shape the fastest. To play, choose a challenge card from the deck and try to recreate the shape on the card using all 7 pieces of your set. Need help? The solution is on the back of the card. The Heart Tangram Puzzle has three difficulty levels: easy, medium, and hard - try starting off easy and working your way up!
Love Puzzle $19.99 | Difficulty Level 2/5
Love is in the air - and cast into the metal! The Love Puzzle contains two pieces - one gold, one silver - that smoothly intertwine to make a single heart. How romantic! The objective is to start from a disassembled point and figure out exactly how the two similar pieces fit together. At first glance, it seems like there is no way, but keep trying! This puzzle has a simpler solution, but should still not be underestimated. It’s the perfect puzzle for that special someone who loves sleek, elegant solutions - who will you give your heart away to? The Love puzzle was designed by American designer Scott Elliott.
Butterfly Puzzle $44 | Difficulty Level 3/5
Put together this 282-piece wooden jigsaw puzzle to reveal the colorful butterfly. This fun and challenging puzzle includes many unique mini butterfly shapes that fit together into a big colorful butterfly. The puzzle pieces are laser-cut and made from premium 0.2" thick birch plywood and include a semi-gloss coating on the top image surface. The puzzle design is gorgeously making it the perfect family activity for adults and children to enjoy together. Once you solve the puzzle you can hang it on the wall.
Diamond Puzzle $32 | Difficulty Level 3/5
Symmetrical, edgy, and dazzling, the structure of the Japanese Diamond Puzzle is made out of 12 non-identical, interlocking pieces that form a smooth shape. Each piece is precisely cut so they interlock perfectly to make a solid structure - you may not even know where to begin pulling it apart! Similar to many construction or interlocking puzzles, the key to unraveling the diamond is to remove just one “key” piece. Afterwards, there are precise steps that must be followed to unlock the rest of the puzzle. After the pieces have come apart, are you up to the task of rebuilding it?
10 Steps Japanese puzzle box - $72 | Difficulty Level 3/5
The 4 Sun 10-Step Japanese Puzzle Box is a diamond in the rough! Hand-crafted in the Yosegi fashion, this puzzle box is made in Japan with ancient techniques. The goal of the puzzle is to operate the sliding, wooden panels in a predetermined sequence so that the lid will open on the 10th step. There is no brute force required while solving, only your brain. The panels will glide smoothly only if you are on the right track. Once solved, there is space inside to store items as a prize for finishing!
Cyclone Puzzle - $19.99 | Difficulty Level 3/5
A modern puzzle, the Cyclone is a four-piece, cast metal disentanglement puzzle from Hanayama, released in 2021. In this puzzle, each piece interlocks with the other three in a cyclonic pattern, referring back to the name, of course. The goal is to disentangle the pieces from one another. The design of each ring has been carefully calibrated to greatly restrict the range of motion and create a delightfully frustrating and mind-bending puzzle. The Cyclone was designed in Hong Kong by Kyoo Wong. Using laser-precise metal casting technology, the Hanayama puzzle collection consistently generates convoluted and meticulous structures from the best puzzle designers working today.
Don’t Break It $42 | Difficulty Level 3/5
We call this gem Don’t Break It due to the fact that you will definitely be tempted to break the puzzle at some point. But that’s the fun! You can use this rope puzzle to lock your favorite bottle of wine or liquor or any bottle your heart desires. More specifically, it’s a high-quality, hand-crafted wooden wine rack puzzle with a unique, ancient brain-teaser mechanism quite different from other disentanglement puzzles. The ropes and shapes must be untangled in a precise, clever way so as to release the wooden cap that secures the bottle. You can combine this puzzle with man’s favorite bottle of wine/liquor and make it an alluring puzzle experience while they gaze at the bottle that is just out of reach. No judgment if you want a bottle to drink on the side while you work. Only 4 moves to free the bottle….. how difficult can it be? We’ll leave that for you to discover. Don’t Break It is a creative, original, and re-usable gift that can be passed forward to another friend or brought out at dinner parties/family gatherings to challenge your guests!
Alpha Puzzle Lock - $40 | Difficulty Level 3/5
The Alpha Puzzle Lock is a bewildering escape-room-style puzzle lock that is much more convoluted than your standard lock and key. The puzzle features an exclusive maze contraption with a trio of hidden, wooden sliding panels that only move horizontally. The metal balls, however, can only be moved vertically in their slot. To reach your end goal and open the lock at last, all three sliding panels must be navigated through their own, individual maze. Can you crack the code?
Grandfather Burr Puzzle - $40 | Difficulty Level 5/5
Another honorable mention is the Grandfather Burr Puzzle. This one truly is the granddaddy of difficult puzzles, and probably one of the most difficult interlocking style puzzles available from Kubiya. The Grandfather Burr Puzzle was designed by W. L. Van der Poel, a Dutch computer scientist who previously designed and created puzzles merely as a hobby. Like many people with hobbies, he found a way to make a business out of it. There are 18 pieces, all with notches, and the design makes it extremely difficult because of gaps in the interior of the puzzle body, rather than it being solid throughout. The Grandfather Burr is on our gift list because of the unique challenge it presents, and the classic nature of the style and shape. We recommend it for expert puzzlers looking to dedicate themselves to a real challenge. The difficulty level is, you might have already guessed, a 5.
Piston Puzzle - $274 | Difficulty Level 4/5
A beautiful mechanical puzzle crafted from solid brass with a unique, seven-stage, sequential discovery solution. The goal is to find the brass ball locked inside the cylinder. Designed by Felix Ure the puzzle is rated 4/5 in difficulty.
Two In One Puzzle Box - $116 | Difficulty Level 4/5
The Two-In-One Sequential Puzzle Box is a sophisticated combination of a sliding gauge puzzle with a distinctive maze apparatus. The first objective is to solve the labyrinth by releasing the two metal balls. The second step is simple in theory but difficult to execute: how do you open the box?
Lock 64 Coding Puzzle - $68 | Difficulty Level 5/5
Another honorable mention for a stiff challenge is the Lock 64 Coding Puzzle. The goal of this device is to remove the lock handle at the top of the structure from the lower half. Like many challenges in life, the concept is simple but the execution is tricky. Lock 64 is fun and full of red herrings to drive you off track, making it a perfect addition to our gift list. There are some mechanical puzzles that are difficult because of the length of time, rigor, and discipline needed to solve, but this puzzle keeps up its reputation in a different way. Once you figure out the trick, it doesn’t take long to do it again. However, figuring out a unique solution and looking past the many distractions will take endurance from a strong mind that’s dedicated to the task. The old-fashioned, wooden design is laser-cut and engraved, with a sleek, heavy-duty feeling in your hands. This is the kind of gift that looks beautiful to display and can be passed down through the generations.
Make this Valentine's Day Extra Special!
We hope you will use this guide to get inspiration for truly special gifts for your loved ones.
Cheers, Happy Valentine's Day, and Happy Puzzling.