When we think of Christmas, our imagination conjures up enticing sounds and smells. The smell of warm mince pies, roasting turkeys and, of course, fresh gingerbread baking in the oven.


Gingerbread has deep roots in the festive period, as does the iconic gingerbread house. Originating in Germany, gingerbread houses celebrate the joy and indulgence of Christmas. They’re a fun activity the whole family can get involved with and they taste delicious too!

We’d recommend buying a gingerbread house kit to save time and money this Christmas. They’re great as they include pre-measured ingredients and all the decorations you could ever desire.

To help you find the perfect stress-free gingerbread house kit, we’ve included a range of different sets, along with where you can buy them. We hope you’ve got a sweet tooth because these kits are extra tasty.

Where to buy gingerbread house kits

There are plenty of high-street and online retailers which sell Christmas baking kits. You can find gingerbread house kits at:

They’re available from a huge number of brands in the run-up to Christmas but they sell out quickly.

To help you narrow down your search, we’ve picked seven of our favourite gingerbread house kits for you to explore. All you need to do is buy and enjoy!

2022’s best gingerbread house kits

1. Lakeland traditional gingerbread house kit

You can’t go wrong with a traditional gingerbread house kit and Lakeland has delivered just that. Known for its high-quality kitchenware, Lakeland sells a range of Christmas baking kits to suit all ability levels.

This classic kit includes pre-baked German gingerbread shapes making it easy for you to assemble. No baking is required! Simply add some water to the icing provided and start building your gingerbread house.

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Then you can decorate with the sweets and fun little characters included in the box. We love the mini gingerbread family, Christmas tree and little dog!

2. Gluten-free gingerbread house kit

Gluten-free friends never fear – Lakeland has created a gingerbread house kit just for you.

This handy kit from Amazon comes with simple instructions and pre-measured mixes.
Add butter, syrup and water to the mixes and watch your gluten-free gingerbread rise in the oven.

Then use the paper templates, icing and rainbow sugar pearls to decorate your house. You have complete creative freedom when it comes to decorating so go wild!


Find more Christmas activities to enjoy!

Once you’ve built your gingerbread house kit, head over to our Christmas crafts for adults to find another project to get stuck into.

3. Vegan gingerbread house kit

A good gingerbread house kit doesn’t need eggs and butter, it just needs a little creativity! The Best Bit sells a huge range of vegan-friendly gingerbread house kits over on Etsy.

Their kits are great because they come pre-baked. All you need to do is stick them together with icing and decorate. This miniature house kit comes with plenty of sweets and royal icing mix. All you need to do is add water.

4. Chocolate cottage kit

Okay, so technically this one isn’t a gingerbread house, but it’s a chocolate cottage! We couldn’t leave it out.

Cadbury’s chocolate cottage is the ideal festive project for gingerbread haters. The kit comes with pieces for you to assemble into the cottage.

The pieces are made up of a range of Cadbury’s signature products including Dairy Milk bars, white chocolate bars, Cadbury Nibbly Fingers and Cadbury white buttons.

Templates and instructions are included, but you’ll need to provide your own icing.

5. Honeywell Bakes gingerbread house kit

Known for their delicious treats and beautiful packaging, Honeywell Bakes's gingerbread house kit is a complete winner.

Wrapped up in a neat kit, you’ll find templates, icing, piping bags and sweets inside. We love the way this kit allows you to add extra details to your gingerbread house. The 3D door, Christmas trees and mini presents give your house a fun, friendly feel.

Plus it comes with a step-by-step recipe card, making it easy to make the perfect biscuits.

6. Love-themed Gingerbread House

Fall in love with Honeywell's beautiful gingerbread house kit. This love shack-inspired kit is perfect for couples enjoying a festive evening together.

All the ingredients come pre-measured, you just need to add eggs, butter and golden syrup. The kit also comes with icing, piping bags, a cake board and those all-important sprinkles. Oh, and we mustn't forget it comes with a chef's hat too!

7. Large gingerbread house kit

Go big and go gingerbread! Dolce Senso’s gingerbread house kit is the biggest one featured in our round-up and perfect for those of you wanting a challenge.

Measuring 15x18x15cm, this kit comes with all the ingredients pre-weighed and ready to bake. Paper templates are also included along with icing and decorations like chocolate stars, dots and candy canes

This kit would also make a lovely gift. You have the option to add a Christmas card and have the box gift-wrapped.

Discover the magic of Christmas with gingerbread house kits

Baking at Christmas is a wonderful experience for all the family. It brings people together and allows them to experience the magic of Christmas through food.

Whether you’re using a gingerbread house kit or baking from scratch, enjoy the process of cooking, building and creating together. Not to mention a finished gingerbread house is big enough to feed a whole family!


Bake more festive goodies with Gathered

Need more gingerbread in your life? Learn how to make our sewing-inspired gingerbread biscuits and give them to your crafty pals for Christmas.


Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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