Christmas is fast approaching, which means we need to soak up as much Christmas activity as possible this holiday season. As a kid, I once made my mom make actual gingerbread, piece by piece because I was determined to make an authentic gingerbread house. That didn't turn out great (understatement), which is why it's so much easier if you just pick up a gingerbread house kit that already has everything you need.
Instead of any old traditional house, we've gathered up some fun options for you to try out this year. Forget about organizing all your baking supplies, these craft kits come with full instructions to make your holiday decorating as easy as possible. Take advantage of that Prime shipping and check out these unique gingerbread house kits available on Amazon that you can order right now.
Best Gingerbread House Kits
Why not try this whimsical option from Who-ville? Growing up, I was always so enamored by the Dr. Suess architecture in the traditional cartoon, and now you can have your very own Who home that even comes with a little Grinch!
This gingerbread kit will give you all the holiday feels this Christmas. Who doesn't love "A Charlie Brown Christmas"? It's the only holiday soundtrack my boyfriend lets me play on repeat with no complaints. This kit comes with all our favorite characters to really make the scene, including Snoopy.
For everyone out there who loved trains as a kid, you can now have your very own gingerbread train. Put this by the Christmas tree and your home will have all the nostalgic holiday vibes. It's not pre-assembled, but the instructions look pretty self-explanatory. You don't have to have an actual house in your gingerbread house kits this year.
Kids love early holiday gifts, so feel free to gift this to a kiddo who can't get enough of their favorite movie. Be sure also to check out the LEGO house kits if the kids prefer that!
You don't have to have a house to have a cute and unique gingerbread kit. I love this adorable farm scene that comes complete with farm animals. This option is guaranteed to entertain kiddos but is still one of our top picks for a unique option for your holiday gingerbread house.
If anyone was curious about what a gingerbread man would look like as a zombie, these "ginger dead" men are the answer. While not necessarily a house kit, all you need to do is throw these guys around a traditional gingerbread mini village and you have your own little The Walking Dead Christmas scene.
This cute little dog house kit is such a fun and unique option to put next to a traditional gingerbread house, especially if you have pets. It's more fun representing the whole family if you ask me, even with your holiday decor. Maybe put a few candy canes in front of the house for dog treats? Lots of ways to get creative with this Wilton gingerbread house kit.
For under $30, you can get a Chanukah House vanilla cookie kit. It's not exactly a gingerbread house, so if you prefer cookie houses, consider this one. Oreo also has a holiday cookie decorating kit.
Candy Land is one of the greatest board games of all time. It's no surprise that the candy-themed game joined in on the holiday treat fun. Of course, gumdrops are included!
Who else grew up playing with a Nintendo 64? Super Mario fans will get a kick out of this! It's retro and unique.
COVID-19 will most likely have us all cooped up in the living room this holiday season. No worries, thanks to gingerbread house decorating kits and gingerbread cookie kits, you'll have a fun activity to keep the entire family entertained at your small Christmas party.
Be sure also to check out YouTube for DIY gingerbread cookie house tutorials.
This post was originally published on December 4, 2018.