The Perfect Gingerbread House Kit for Every Type of Person in Your Life
Swap out traditional gingerbread house kits with these ultra-personal versions for the avid camper, dog lover, or Disney fanatic in your life
– November 25, 2019
For the Friend Who Always Has the Most Perfectly-Styled Home
Your friend with a passion for interior decorating—you know, the one who loves a good IKEA hack and dreams of remodeling a home in Joshua Tree—will appreciate this A-Frame gingerbread house. It will look right at home among their terrazzo plant pots and mid-century modern furniture.
While you're stocking up on the pumpkin spice-flavored almond milk, peppermint bark popcorn, and other holiday-related products at Trader Joe’s, grab this German Hexen Haus gingerbread kit. The Hansel and Gretel-inspired house includes candy decorations and a sturdy cookie base to prevent slipping.
Trader Joe’s Gingerbread House Kit, $29.90
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For the Family Member That Lets You Use Their Disney+ Subscription
Crafty Cooking Kits Disney Holiday House Kit, $18.06
For the Friend Who Spends Every Weekend Camping
The road trip-loving, Hipcamp fan of your friend group will appreciate this non-traditional camper gingerbread kit. Plus it comes with candy to make mini edible versions of those classic camper van string lights.
Wondershop Holiday Camper Gingerbread Kit, $10
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For Someone Who “Doesn’t Have Time for Gingerbread Houses This Year”
Skip the building of the actual gingerbread house and get to the fun part: decorating. This pre-built kit also saves you a trip to the store by including any necessary candy decor: mini squishy jellies, pinwheels, spearmint leaves, and jelly beans.
Cost Plus World Market Pre-Built Gingerbread House Kit, $20
For Someone Who Loves to Vacation at the Beach Every Winter
If you have a friend that ditches cold temperatures by heading to Oahu for a week, consider this lighthouse kit that adds a nautical charm to the typical gingerbread house set-up. It’s pre-baked, includes three types of candles, two different icings, and will definitely remind them of fun times at the shore.
But really, who doesn’t like options? This mini village gingerbread kit has it all, offering four tiny homes to decorate with as many color and candy schemes as possible. (Plus everything is cuter when it’s miniature.)
Wilton Build-It-Yourself Mini Village Gingerbread Decorating Kit, $31
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For the Sibling Who’s Overly Competitive at Board Games
Have a little fun with the brother or sister who gets way too into the annual game of Monopoly with this Candyland kit that comes with icing, sprinkles, fruit gummies, mint swirls, candy jewels, and edible stars. There are only winners in this situation.
Candyland Gingerbread House Kit, $14
For the Friend Who Follows Too Many Dog Accounts on Instagram
Whether your friend is an actual dog parent or lives vicariously through the Instagram-famous pets on their feed, get them a gingerbread house that reminds them of their love for any four-legged friend.
Some people thrive in winter: puffy coats, hot toddies, and heading to the slopes as often as possible. These people deserve a gingerbread house that matches their love for all things snow, like this cabin-style kit that makes the perfect après-ski activity.
Cabin in the Woods Gingerbread House Kit, $24.95
For the Friend With a Serious Love for Haribo Gummies
Haribo gummies have a huge, loyal fan base, which is where the German brand’s gingerbread cottage comes in. The kit comes with Haribo candy for decorating, but you may want to stock up on extra in case you get a strong case of the munchies.
Haribo Gingerbread Cottage Kit, $29
For the Person Who Doesn’t Eat Butter, Milk, or Eggs
Your vegan friend no longer has to give up gingerbread houses during the holiday. This version comes with six to eight different types of vegan-friendly candies, icing, and candy eyes.
Vegan Gingerbread House Kit, $85
For Someone Who Loves Old-School Video Games
If you know someone who has a strong opinion on the best Super Mario character, this Nintendo gingerbread castle is right up their alley. The package comes with a gingerbread mushroom cookie, candy, Super Mario icing decorations, and red and green fondant.
Wilton Build-It-Yourself Super Mario Gingerbread Castle Decorating Kit, $17.55
For the Person Who Can Eat a Whole Sleeve of Oreos in One Sitting
A true cookies and cream fan will cherish this not-so-expected take on a gingerbread house. This Oreo version is complete with pre-baked cookie pieces, mini Oreos, and regular Oreos.
Oreo Holiday Cookie House, $23
For People Who Love Any and All Candy
This Willy Wonka-themed gingerbread house includes all the essential store-bought decorating candies: fruit-shaped Runts, Nerds, Sweet Tarts, and Bottlecaps. Bonus points if you assemble the kit while watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.