Here's some notes on what it's like to do the Gift Arrives Puzzle from one of our beta-testers (who's done over 40 of our puzzles):
The striking thing about this vibrant puzzle is that the pieces follow a hexagonal grid. With six sides, each piece is richer - the extra two sides can each be innies, outies, or false edges, for more variety. This simple trick, together with Tara Flannery's elegant sense of shape, makes for one of Artifact's most beautiful cuts. Each piece looks fresh. The connectors are mostly delicately shaped knobs, with a few connectors shaped as tiny bird heads, prairie dog heads, or strawberry stems.