All puzzles ship dis-assembled.
I generally will not include a copy of the puzzle image with your puzzle. Most puzzlers enjoy a challenge and will have more fun if they assemble a puzzle without referencing an image.
The pieces are wrapped in gift tissue paper and placed into a rectangular tin with an elegant platinum finish. The puzzle name, dimensions, and piece count are written on the bottom of the tin. The top and sides are left unmarked so that you can decorate it as a gift. Larger puzzles will not fit in my largest tin and will be packaged in a decorative box from our local arts and crafts store.
The puzzle container is enclosed in a sealed plastic bag to protect it from moisture during shipping. I ship using sturdy corrugated boxes for maximum protection.