11 Gingerbread House Kits To Make The Holidays Sweeter
We'll be the first to admit that decorating gingerbread houses still delights us as adults. But we know too well that starting from scratch can end with four cookie walls caving and tears flooding in. So, we indulged ourselves in a house-hunting spree to scout out our favorite kits of the season. From an Oreo dream house to a whimsical Dr. Seuss-inspired kit, here are 12 gingerbread gems. We're confident that kids will approve, too.
OREO Gingerbread House Kit
Top pre-baked chocolate cookie pieces with Oreo cookies and mini cookies to create a well-rounded aesthetic. Fruity gummies and candy jewels add color.
Buy It: $10 at Big Lots
Sprinkle Gingerbread House Kit
Delicate sprinkles — including silver beads, white snowflakes, and the tiniest trees — set this gingerbread house apart.
Buy It: $35 at Amazon
Wondershop Santa's Workshop Cookie Kit
Spread red icing, sanding sugar, and Christmas cheer over this sugar cookie facade of Santa's Workshop, complete with Mr. and Mrs. Claus themselves.
Frozen II Holiday Ice Castle Gingerbread Cookie Kit
Sugar cookies cookies transform into an enchanting ice castle thanks to blue icing, sheeny sprinkles, and edible snowflakes.
Buy It: $10.99 at World Market
Holiday Camper Gingerbread Cookie Kit
Orange frosting and sprinkles resembling classic colored lights lend this gingerbread camper a cool retro vibe.
Buy It: $8.99 at World Market
Wondershop "Fa La La" Llama Cookie House Kit
A snow-white llama, two snowmen, a purple wreath, and colorful tree give this cookie house kit its quirky character.
Candyland Gingerbread House Kit
Complete with fruity gummies, candy stars, candy jewels, sprinkles, and mint swirls, this board game-inspired kit is a winner.
Buy It: $13.99 at World Market
Wondershop Gingerbread Classic House Kit
This kit stands out for its mix of fun, edible decor fun additions (tree gummies!) and traditional toppings like gumdrops and peppermints.
The Grinch Who-ville Gingerbread House Kit
This kit's candy garland and sprinkle Christmas lights could work their magic even on a grinch. *Who* wouldn't love it?
Buy It: $22.10 at Walmart
Nestle Holiday Gingerbread Cottage Kit
Fruity candy connoisseurs, rejoice. This kit includes Nerds, SweetTarts, Runts, and Bottle Caps so that you can create a wonderfully colorful cottage.
Buy It: $10.99 at Target
Wilton Build-It-Yourself Gingerbread Mini Village Decorating Kit
What's sweeter than a gingerbread house? A village of mini gingerbread houses, with a selection of simple candies to top them off.
Buy It: $12.67 at Amazon
Benton's Gingerbread House Kit
White icicles, mistletoe candies, gumdrops, and peppermints embellish this storybook cottage.
Buy It: $7.49 at Aldi, available 11/27