12 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 gingerbread house kits of the season. From an Oreo dream house to miniature gingerbread village, 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: $10.99 at Big Lots
Holiday Gingerbread Row House Kit
Everyone knows that three gingerbread houses are better than one. Plus, more houses means less fighting.
Buy it: $14.99 at Target
Italian Silicone Gingerbread House Mold
Those with serious confidence in their baking skills may just want to try making their own gingerbread house. This Italian silicone mold from Food52 makes one cute cottage.
Buy it: $40 at Food52
Sprinkle Gingerbread House Kit
Delicate sprinkles — including silver beads, white snowflakes, and the tiniest trees — set this gingerbread house apart.
Buy it: $34.99 at Amazon
Holiday Camper Gingerbread Cookie Kit
Orange frosting and sprinkles resembling classic colored lights lend this gingerbread camper a cool retro vibe.
Buy it: $9.99 at World Market
Prebuilt Gingerbread House Kit
Real MVPs know that a pre-made gingerbread house is the way to go. Nothing dampens the gingerbread house process more than the walls caving in.
Buy it: $19.99 at World Market
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.
Buy it: $9.99 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: $31.95 at Amazon
Barbie Cookie Dreamhouse Kit
In addition to showcasing Barbie's extremely good taste, this gingerbread kit features three tubes of different-colored icing with tips for easy execution.
Buy it: $14.99 at World Market
Wilton Ready-to-Decorate Gingerbread House Decorating Kit
Baking giant Wilton also offers their own pre-built gingerbread house kit. If you're looking for something a little different, they also make a chocolate gingerbread cookie house and a gingerbread barn.
Buy it: $24.99 at Amazon
Gingerbread Chicken Coop Cookie Kit
This gingerbread chicken coop might be the sweetest cookie construction we've seen all year. And yes, it comes with gingerbread chicks.
Buy It: $7.99 at Tractor Supply Co.