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The Best Gingerbread House Kits of 2022

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Candy Land Holiday House Gingerbread House Kit

This kit comes with everything you need to build the land from scratch: royal icing, gingerbread cookies, candy, scene setters, and a tray. Read More

Pros

  • Good for the price
  • Includes everything you need

Cons

  • Arrived broken for some
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Christmas Mini Village Gingerbread House Kit

This gingerbread house kit is the perfect gift for a group of kids looking for a creative (and tasty) activity to do together. Read More

Pros

  • Includes an instruction sheet
  • Multiple houses to build
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Difficult to assemble
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Godiva Chocolate Holiday House Kit

This kit includes the iconic chocolate candies from Belgium, candy jewels, cookies and candy bananas, festive cookie characters, icing, and a tray. Read More

Pros

  • Great tasting candy
  • Multiple decoration pieces

Cons

  • None that we could find
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E-Z Build Gingerbread Houses

This gingerbread house kit includes two full-size houses at the same price as a single gingerbread house kit. Read More

Pros

  • Two houses included
  • Good for the price
  • Easy and enjoyable to assemble

Cons

  • Arrived broken for some
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OREO & Sour Patch Kids Holiday Cookie House Kit

If the taste of gingerbread isn’t you or your kids’ cup of tea, then you can’t go wrong with these two classic candies: OREO and Sour Patch kids! Read More

Pros

  • Two houses included
  • Two popular candies in the box
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Cookies don’t taste great
  • Smaller than expected

With the holiday season just around the corner, you’re probably starting to think about getting into the holiday spirit (if you haven’t already). Perhaps you’re ready to decorate the house, shop for gift ideas, or find ways to bring the family together with different holiday activities. If gingerbread kits are at the top of your list of family bonding ideas, you’ve come to the right place.

To help you find the best gingerbread house for your family, we researched a variety of options online that should appeal to everyone. Based on what we found, these are our picks for the best gingerbread house kits you can buy online right now.

Editor's Note

The recommendations in this guide are based on thorough product and market research by our team of expert product reviewers. The picks are based on examining user reviews, product specifications, and, in some limited cases, our experience with the specific products named.

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Candy Land Holiday House Gingerbread House Kit

Do you remember being a kid and delving into the magical realm of Candy Land, where you’d race down a road and encounter tasty surprises on your way to Peppermint Forest, Frontline’s Ice Palace, and more? Well, if you’re looking to pass along this childhood memory to your kids, then you’ll love this gingerbread house kit.

It comes with everything you need to build the land from scratch: royal icing that keeps the house together, gingerbread cookies, candy, as well as scene setters and a tray. A few reviewers say that their gingerbread house arrived broken in the mail, so you’ll have to decide if that is a risk you are willing to take.

Pros

  • Good for the price

  • Includes everything you need

Cons

  • Arrived broken for some

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Christmas Mini Village Gingerbread House Kit

This gingerbread house kit is the perfect gift for a group of kids looking for a creative (and tasty) activity to do together. This one is unique for being not just a single house, but an entire village. Plus, the box includes all of the building materials, from panels and icing for assembly to a green fondant, different icing mixes with pastry bags, and candy for decorating.

The four houses can be designed and decorated in a variety of ways and the gingerbread house template that comes in the box will tell you how to do so. Some reviewers find this one hard to both put and stay together, but it could be a fun challenge if you and the kids are up for it.

Pros

  • Includes an instruction sheet

  • Multiple houses to build

  • Versatile

Cons

  • Difficult to assemble

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Godiva Chocolate Holiday House Kit

It may be hard for you not to snack on this gingerbread house while building it. The Godiva Chocolate Holiday House Kit includes the iconic chocolate candies from Belgium, which are placed in the box as little dark chocolate hearts (yum!). In addition, you’ll receive pretty candy jewels, tiny cookies and candy bananas, festive cookie characters, icing, and a starter tray.

Considering all of the unique decoration pieces and delicious candies you get with this kit, we believe that it’s a decent bang for your buck.

Pros

  • Great tasting candy

  • Multiple decoration pieces

Cons

  • None that we could find

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E-Z Build Gingerbread Houses

If you’re looking for the best gingerbread house kit for your dollar, then this one will be your best bet. It includes two full-size houses at the same price as a single gingerbread house kit. You will receive six gingerbread pieces, candy that can be used as side and roof pieces, Christmas sequins and beads, icing with piping bags, and trays to keep the counter clean while decorating.

Many reviewers find this one very easy to assemble and enjoyable, while others say theirs arrived broken in the mail.

Pros

  • Two houses included

  • Good for the price

  • Easy and enjoyable to assemble

Cons

  • Arrived broken for some

How Do You Build a Gingerbread House?

To build a gingerbread house, start by frosting a square (roughly the same dimensions as your gingerbread house) on the bottom of your parchment paper or tray. Then, frost two strips per side on the reverse side of the end walls. Place these side walls on the tray before attaching the larger walls to secure the pieces.

After pressing the walls together and letting them dry, you can then pipe the edges of the large walls and gently lay the roof pieces to secure the house. You can also add a pipe of icing along the top ridge line of the house before frosting and adding other decorations, such as the chimney, door, windows, and more with candy and cookies.

What’s great about gingerbread houses is that they typically only require icing to glue the pieces of the house together, making them a lot safer to use around kids since no sharp knife is required.

What Comes in a Gingerbread House Kit?

Gingerbread house kits come with different parts and pieces, depending on the type of kit you buy. Generally speaking, gingerbread house kits typically include house walls and roof pieces, icing for securing the house and decorating, and some sort of candies or other edible decorations to place on the house.

Are Gingerbread House Kits Edible?

All of the pieces in a gingerbread house kit are edible. If you want to save the house for later, you can just gently place plastic wrap around the house and store it in a comfortable, room-temperature environment so it lasts longer.

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Lily Hartman

Lily Hartman

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Lily Hartman is a staff writer at Reviewed. In her free time, she enjoys hiking the White Mountains, running at the beach, and strength training at the gym.

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