UK jigsaw puzzle sales hit £100m as 'people find a balance in their lives'

Covid crisis drove consumers to scenes of nostalgia, ‘cosy sheds’ and animals in 2020

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From hygge-inspired depictions of “cosy” sheds to currently off-limits country pubs and taxing single colour images, Britain has officially been gripped by jigsaw puzzle mania.

Figures show UK sales of jigsaws hit £100m in 2020, up 38% on the previous year. Covid-19 restrictions on socialising also resulted in more puzzles being bought for adults rather than children, which is not the norm, with 15m sold.

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