The Best Gingerbread House Kits of 2021: Start Planning Your Holidays Now With Baking Kits and Pre-Made Sets
by Sabrina Rojas Weiss and Bethany Braun-Silva
Build traditional houses, trucks, and even a camper with the Christmas spirit. Plus, buy Lego and Play-Doh gingerbread kits for kids.
Whether you’re baking cookies or spicing up a latte, gingerbread goes hand in hand with the holiday season, and so do gingerbread houses. The demand for all things gingerbread goes up as Christmas approaches, and if you’ve got visions of a perfect little Hansel and Gretel home dancing in your head, you will be doing yourself a favor if you start prepping before all your building materials (or, um, ingredients) sell out. Whether you’re a Great British Baking Show wannabe or can barely make cookies from refrigerated dough, the time is now to start shopping for the gingerbread house kit that’s perfect for you and your family.
Building a gingerbread house is a time-honored tradition and a great Christmas activity to keep kids busy indoors and create memories that will last a lifetime. You may remember building your own classic gingerbread house as a kid, and you can certainly find plenty of traditional ones online, but there are also many quirky gingerbread houses (and gingerbread trucks!) on the market now.
From full Christmas villages to movie- and game-themed kits, you’ll be tempted to buy more than one. But if you’re not keen on bringing a mound of sugar into your home, invest in a toy gingerbread house that can be set up year after year.
The 10 gingerbread house kits listed below come with almost everything you need to create your very own gingerbread. The only hard part? Stopping your kids from eating the icing and gumdrops.
- Best Gingerbread Kit for Serious Bakers: R&M International Gingerbread House 7-Piece Cookie Cutter and Baking Set
- Best Gingerbread Kit for Group Projects: Fox Run Christmas Village Gingerbread House Cookie Cutter Set
- Sturdiest Gingerbread Barn: Bee International Gingerbread Barn Yard Kit
- Best Space-Saving Gingerbread Decor: Wilton Build it Yourself Gingerbread Pickup Truck Decorating Kit
- Best Non-Edible: Lego Gingerbread House
- Best for Very Young Kids: Play-Doh Builder Gingerbread House Toy Building Kit
- Best for Older Kids: Ninjabread Gingerbread Cookie Kit
- Best Gingerbread Kit for Unrepentant Hipsters: Crafty Cooking Kits Holiday Camper Gingerbread Kit
- Best Gingerbread Cake Pan: Nordic Ware Gingerbread House Bundt Pan
- Best Gluten-Free Gingerbread House Kit: LillyBean by PastryBase Gluten-Free Gingerbread Tiny House Village Baking Kit
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