As Ellen DeGeneres tackles 4000-piece puzzle, the best jigsaws to buy online

The best jigsaw puzzles to help pass the time. (Getty Images)

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Stuck at home and getting a bit bored?

If you’ve already binge-watched every Netflix series on your wish list, organised your kitchen cupboards and cleaned the oven, it’s time to start thinking about other options.

While board games are always great entertainment, if you’re searching for something a little more calming, sitting down to do a jigsaw puzzle is a great remedy.

Ellen DeGeneres posted numerous videos on Instagram trying to tackle a 4,000-piece puzzle.

And while the 62-year-old presenter didn’t exactly make it look easy, she did inspire several of her famous friends to try out the pastime.

“Now ordering puzzles” commented model, Winnie Harlow. 

While fellow model Lily Aldrige said she was about to “bust open my 500 piece puzzle 🙌🏽 thanks for inspo”.

A puzzle is indeed a great idea if you’re stuck inside as it stimulates the brain and kills time.

Studies over the years, such as the MacArthur Study from 1995, found that puzzles also have a range of health benefits including improving memory and being an effective stress reliever.

Whether you’re searching for a quick family-friendly puzzle or one that will keep you preoccupied for a few days, here are the best puzzles to buy now.

8 jigsaw puzzles to help pass the time

Ravensburger Harry Potter Jigsaw Puzzle, 1000 Pieces | £13.90 from Amazon

Ravensburger Harry Potter Jigsaw Puzzle, 1000 Pieces

Hobby Panoramic Underwater Life Jigsaw Puzzle, 4000 Pieces Set | £20.80 from Amazon

Hobby Panoramic Underwater Life Jigsaw Puzzle, 4000 Pieces Set

Disney Panoramic Jigsaw Puzzle, 1000 Pieces | £10 from Amazon 

Disney Panoramic Jigsaw Puzzle, 1000 Pieces

Space Puzzle Jigsaw Puzzle, 1000 Pieces | £25.99 from Amazon 

Space Puzzle Jigsaw Puzzle, 1000 Pieces

Disney Frozen II Glitter XL Jigsaw Puzzle, 100 Pieces | £8.99 from John Lewis & Partners 

Disney Frozen II Glitter XL Jigsaw Puzzle, 100 Pieces

Tobermory Jigsaw Puzzle, 1000 Pieces | £14.49 from Amazon 

Tobermory Jigsaw Puzzle, 1000 Pieces