14 Gingerbread House Kits for Every Kind of Decorator

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Updated on November 20, 2023

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What could be more festive during the holiday season than decorating a gingerbread house with the entire family? If you're not ready to make a gingerbread house from scratch just yet, store-bought gingerbread house kits come with nearly everything you need to turn your spiced cookie pieces into an impressive 3D creation. But they aren't one-size-fits all. In fact, nowadays houses aren't even the only thing you can make with gingerbread cookies! We searched high and low for the best gingerbread house kits on the market and we've found one to fit a variety wants, needs and skill sets. Hate assembling the actual house, but love decorating it? We've got a pre-built gingerbread house option for you! Want to create a whole gingerbread village? We've tracked down the ultimate deluxe kit for that as well. Here are some other categories to consider before you head to the checkout line. Happy building!

The Best Overall

Dylan's Candy Bar is known for its top-notch assortment of sweet treats, and this pre-made gingerbread house is no exception. Apart from the fact that it's already built — take that gravity! — this whimsical kit also comes with three bags of icing, plus everything else you need to make your gingerbread house the talk of your Christmas table, including starlight mints, mini gum balls, jelly beans, assorted milk chocolates and rainbow sugar ribbons. Though the price tag for this option is a bit heftier than most of the other kits on this list, it's totally worth it once you hear all the compliments you'll get from anyone that stops by with a "holiday hi!"

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The Best for Kids

$12.99

Gramma Nutt, Princess Frostine, Gloppy, King Kandy and kids of all ages will love this Candy Land-inspired gingerbread house offering. The kit's miniature size and pre-made icing and cookie pieces make it a manageable holiday craft for pint-sized builders, plus unlike the board game, you won't need to travel through Licorice Lagoon, Peppermint Forest or Lollipop Woods to get your hands on it.

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The Easiest to Assemble

We like to think of this adorable kit as an edible puzzle, thanks to the interlocking cutouts found on each one of the included gingerbread walls and roof panels. This characteristic makes constructing the gingerbread house a total breeze, which will leave you and your family with even more time for decorating and munching later on. Two piping bags and two decorating tips are also included inside, so you won't need to make any additional purchases either. Williams Sonoma also offers this kit in sets of two, four or six, in case you're looking for some extra entertainment for your yearly cookie swap or office holiday party.

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The Best "From-Scratch" Option

If you prefer to build your gingerbread house entirely from the ground up (or in this case, the cookie dough up), this hands-on choice from King Arthur Baking Company is sure to please. The kit comes with a box of gingerbread cookie mix, a box of white icing mix and seven variously shaped cookie cutters to give you the total holiday package.

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The Best Pre-Built Option

$20

If you've had your fair share of gingerbread house mishaps in the past — no judgement, we've been there, too! — and are looking for more of a low-lift building experience this year, this kit from Target's Favorite Day Bakery collection is a great choice. Just like the Dylan's Candy Bar option above, this kit comes with a pre-made gingerbread house, but it's smaller and loads cheaper. For decorating purposes, it also comes with a pipping bag filled with white icing.

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The Best for Sports Fans

$13

If watching the big game is a part of your family's holiday traditions, you're going to want to stock up on a few of these hilarious gingerbread kits. Though it's by no means the most "traditional" option on this roundup, this stadium-shaped treat is still super fun to put together and still tastes just like the gingerbread cookies your family knows and loves. To give your cookie stadium a personalized touch, use the included team color chart and food coloring powders to make signature frosting shades of your choice. And don't forget to name your "Home" and "Visitor" teams!

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The Best for Chocolate-Lovers

$29.53

If your least favorite part of gingerbread houses is the gingerbread (!!!), luxury chocolate brand Godiva is here to give your tastebuds a yummy alternative. This kit, which comes with baked chocolate cookies for construction and an assortment of Godiva Masterpieces Dark Chocolate Hearts for decorating, is a must for chocolate-lovers. The elevated kit also comes with an assortment of golden candy pearls, edible holly flowers and a bag of pre-made icing, which you can also use to give your edible dwelling additional elegance and allure!

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The Best for Snack-Lovers

$14.98

Not a fan of gingerbread? Don’t worry — just like the Godiva kit above, this house, which is made from chocolate cookie pieces, is a delicious replacement. In addition to the classic fruity gummies and candy jewels for decoration, this box also comes with eight fully-sized Oreo cookies to make the house extra unique. Just be sure to have a tall glass of cold milk on standby when you finally dig into it.

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The Best for Pet-Lovers

Don't hate us for saying this, but admiring this pre-built Peanuts-themed gingerbread dog house is the ultimutt way to spend the days leading up to the howlidays. Seriously though, how cute are those Snoopy-shaped cookies?!

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The Best Gingerbread Village

$13

Looking for a more ambitious way to tackle a classic gingerbread house? Grab this kit and try your hand at constructing an entire gingerbread village instead! With it, you'll be able to make everything from a gingerbread candy shop to Santa's very own house! To get everyone involved in the holiday fun, wait until Christmas day to open the kit up and divide the building responsibilities between different family members. It's a great way to pass the time until dinner's finally ready.

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The Blingiest

$34.99

This bedazzled gingerbread kit from Bakery Bling might just replace your Christmas ornaments as the sparkliest thing in your house this December. The utra-festive kit comes with everything you and your kids need to make an eye-catching gingerbread mansion, including pre-baked gingerbread walls and roof pieces, glittery sugar sprinkles, royal icing and edible decor, like a mini wreath, snowman and pink Christmas tree. The brand has over 26 other holiday and winter-themed cookie house kits available, so go ahead and stock up on a few!

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The Most Untraditional

$13

Anyone who has ever dreamed of having a treehouse as a child will love this gingerbread kit. Though it isn't the most orthodox, this kit still comes with all the traditional gingerbread house fixings like colored icing, assorted hard candies, and of course, gum drops. If your family is full of adventurers or those that just love spending time in the great outdoors, this kit is truly a must.

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The Biggest Splurge

At $65, this DIY gingerbread house kit from Williams Sonoma is one of the more deluxe offerings for 2022. Despite its larger price tag, the kit is packed full of some useful essentials like icing mix, pre-baked gingerbread walls and roof pieces, packs of colored sugars, gumdrops, funfetti sprinkles, starlight mints and peppermint sticks. If you're hoping to use your gingerbread house as a table centerpiece for your Christmas gathering, this one gets our vote for having all the bells and whistles.

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The Best Gingerbread House Mold

$38 $24.99

Okay, okay, so this Bundt pan from Nordic Ware isn't technically a gingerbread house kit, but it's still worthy of a spot on your Christmas shopping list. Not only can you use it to make Food Network Kitchen's Gingerbread House Cake recipe, but your spongy cake house will probably last you a wee bit longer than a traditional gingerbread house will. Decorating this cake version is also just as fun as decorating a typical cookie house, and it'll gain you extra brownie points with the adult members of your candy cane crew.

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