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Christmas is coming, and if you’re in need of a fun and jolly break from gift shopping, now is the time to get your fill. Quintessential holiday season activities like picking out the Christmas tree or adorning your home with cheery décor are a must, but if you’re feeling extra festive this season, building a gingerbread house with friends or family is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.
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No matter if you want to build something classic and old-fashioned or something a little more outside of the box, there are plenty of kits available to buy online to fulfill your Christmas heart’s desire. Here are eight cute—and, not to mention, delicious—gingerbread house kits to build this season.
1. For the chocolate lovers: M&M’s Holiday House Gingerbread Cookie Kit
Enjoy an extra chocolatey treat with this M&M-themed gingerbread home kit. This pre-baked, ready-to-decorate holiday house includes all the building essentials, including secure connecting pieces that’ll ensure your home stays together. One Amazon reviewer called this kit the “best gingerbread house,” noting just how cute and tasty the house ended up being.
Get the M&M’s Holiday House Gingerbread Cookie Kit from Amazon for $32.99
2. For creating your own architectural design: Make Your Own Mini Gingerbread House Kit
If you and your family are looking to get extra creative in building your gingerbread house, this kit from Etsy provides everything you’ll need to build your own home design. You’ll find baked gingerbread pieces, tons of sweet decorations, royal icing sugar mix, plenty of sugar sprinkle and even piping bags to help you work your artistry on your home. With over 300 glowing reviews, this kit is a must-have for the ultra-crafty this season.
Get the Make Your Own Mini Gingerbread Houses Kit from Etsy for $20.07
3. For a classic Christmastime kit: Holiday Classic House Gingerbread Kit
There’s nothing wrong with going totally traditional with your gingerbread house—and this kit from Target proves just that. Made with all ages in mind, this kit comes with the house frame, along with plenty of Christmas-colored icing and candies to adorn the home to your liking.
Get the Holiday Classic House Gingerbread Kit from Target for $9.99
4. For the dog lovers in the family: Wilton Gingerbread Dog House
An adorable alternative to building a gingerbread home is by building a decked-out gingerbread dog house. This kit from Joann is specifically a corgi gingerbread doghouse and even comes with a corgi dog icing decoration. You’ll also get gingerbread house panels, ready-to-use icings, lightbulb sprinkles and other cheery and edible décor to add to the doghouse.
Get the Wilton Gingerbread Dog House from Joann for $5.99
5. For those who love Oreo cookies: Holiday Oreo Cookie House Kit
If you or someone in your family is an Oreo cookie fanatic, you’re in luck! This extravagant Oreo cookie house kit is a fun twist on a classic gingerbread house (especially if you don’t love the taste of gingerbread). The kit comes with pre-baked chocolate cookies, pre-made icing and plenty of Oreo cookies in different sizes to decorate the home.
Get the Holiday Oreo Chocolate Cookie House Kit from Joann for $13.79
6. For the football fans: Wondershop Holiday Stadium Gingerbread Kit
While it’s not quite a house, a gingerbread cookie stadium is a fun twist for football lovers. This kit comes with decorations galore, including white icing and five dry food coloring powders to create your own palette of icing colors. This impressive gingerbread stadium features plenty of 5-star reviews, with reviewers noting how fun (and how not so painful) the stadium is to assemble.
Get the Wondershop Holiday Stadium Gingerbread Cookie Kit from Target for $9.99
7. For the competitive household: Create A Treat Gingerbread House Competition Kit
If your family always loves to turn regular activities into full-blown competitions, this kit is exactly what you need. This gingerbread house competition comes with everything you need to build four miniature gingerbread houses. Why not add a few friendly stakes to this competition—the one with the best house doesn’t have to wrap presents, perhaps? No matter how you use this competition kit, it’s bound to be a blast for the whole family.
Create A Treat Gingerbread House Competition Kit from Walmart for $15.98
8. For those who love cottagecore: Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Cottage Kit
To all who love the cottagecore aesthetic, this cookie cottage kit will fit right in with the rest of your home. The adorably delectable cookie kit from Nestle Toll House features chocolate chip link-and-lock house panels to ensure a stable home, along with semi-sweet mini morsels and other fun candies to decorate.
Get the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Cottage Kit from Walmart for $8.98
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