15 Best Gingerbread House Ideas for 2023
Nothing captures the magic and wonder of the holidays quite like a beautifully decorated gingerbread house on display. But if your family is anything like ours, you know that baking one from scratch involves hours of effort and ingredients that can turn a fun, family event from merry to mayhem in literal minutes.
While the idea of baking your own gingerbread house is usually more magical in theory, we have the perfect solution to avoiding the distress that comes with homemade holiday cookie house construction.
These no-bake, kid-friendly, gingerbread house kits are a life-saver this time of year and will easily become a staple to your household holiday traditions. Eliminate hours of clean-up time and skip straight to making sweet, stress-free memories with your loved ones with a gingerbread house kit that is ready to build right out of the box!
To make finding the right gingerbread house kit for you simple, we compiled a list of our absolute favorite kits for the 2023 holiday season! These kits can be found in retail stores such as Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Publix, Neiman Marcus, Raley's, Costco, & Safeway Albertsons with select kits available for purchase online.
Designer Gingerbread Houses expand far beyond the traditional gingerbread house and were designed to make cookie house building easy and enjoyable for decorators of all ages!
Not only are these gingerbread house kits memorable and unique, but they are 100% edible! All kits come with 3-D figurines or decor pieces handmade from royal icing, and our signature glittery sugar™ with genuinely edible glitters. All kits are made in a nut-free, dairy-free, certified kosher facility, making them a safe choice for families with nut & dairy allergies!
Our Top 15 Picks for Best Gingerbread House Kits in 2023
This house is available online at bakerybling.com, and can be purchased in-store at Hobby Lobby, Hy-Vee, Safeway Albertsons, Acme, Big Y, Lipari Foods, Spartan Nash, Pusateri's Foods (Canada) & Save-On Foods (Canada).
Magical Merryland Designer Gingerbread House
If you're looking for a whimsical gingerbread house that is guaranteed to be the center of attention, look no further! Magical Merryland is a cheery, pink wonderland with all of the magical, holiday unicorn-themed accessories, pastel-colored candies and edible glitter sprinkles your heart desires.
Moose Lodge Designer Gingerbread House
Build an enchanting woodland creature winter abode with the Moose Lodge Designer Gingerbread House! This kit comes with all of the edible, handmade woodland creature decor and festive candies needed to build a memorable, moose-themed gingerbread house that your family will remember for a lifetime.
Moose Lodge can be purchased at bakerybling.com, or in these retail stores: Hobby Lobby, Publix, Harps Foods, Safeway Albertsons, Homeland, Jewel Osco, Lowes Foods, Central Market, Big Y, Acme, Lipari Foods, and Save-On Foods (Canada).
Winter Wonderland Designer Gingerbread House
Building the ultimate winter wonderland gingerbread house can be easily achieved with the Winter Wonderland Designer Gingerbread House Kit! This kit is special because it comes with gorgeous handmade 3-D royal icing accessories and our Snow Queen Blinged-Out Glittery Sugar™ sprinkles that will add a sparkling, sweet element of magic to your house that can't be found in any other gingerbread house kit. Winter Wonderland is the perfect kit if you're looking for something that is unique and beautiful, while still staying true to a traditional, winter look.
Winter Wonderland can be purchased online at bakerybling.com, or in these retail stores: Publix, Hobby Lobby, Gelson's, Stop & Shop, Shaw's, Lipari Foods, and Pusateri's Fine Foods (Canada).
Santa's Surf Shack Mini Designer Gingerbread House Duo Kit
Wishing you were somewhere warm this winter? Escape from the cold weather and holiday madness to enjoy decorating this beach-themed mini gingerbread house duo! Santa's Surf Shack comes with hilariously-adorable nautical inspired edible decorations, festive candies and all the glittery sugar™ necessary for a gingerbread house experience your family will never forget! Santa's Surf Shack is the perfect selection if you're looking for a gingerbread house that is imaginative, fun and guaranteed to bring something new to the table this holiday season.
Santa's Surf Shack can be purchased online at bakerybling.com, or in these retail stores: Safeway Albertsons, Coborn's, Homeland, Gelson's, Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa, Jewel Osco, Lipari Foods, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Sunrise Grocers, Mosers, and select Price Chopper locations.
Neiman Marcus x Bakery Bling Merry Lux Designer Gingerbread House Kit
This Neiman Marcus x Bakery Bling collab takes the term Designer Gingerbread House to a whole new level. If you're looking for a gingerbread house kit that will help you build a chic, statement centerpiece-worthy creation, the Merry Lux Designer Gingerbread House is the one for you! Along with handmade icing decor, festive candies, and our luxurious, signature glittery sugar™, Merry Lux includes our patent-pending thermoform mold technology that allows you to assemble your decorated cookie house pieces in seconds!
Following the instructions on the back of the box, you can add icing to the back of your cookie house pieces and apply directly to the thermoform mold for even, efficient gingerbread house building that feels effortless with minimal drying time!
Merry Lux Designer Gingerbread House is a Neiman Marcus exclusive that can be purchased online, or in Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman stores!
Magical Manor Designer Insta-House™
Magical Manor is a gingerbread house kit that puts an eccentric spin on the traditional red and green gingerbread house. Magical Manor is classic enough to be a festive addition to the rest of your holiday home decor, while offering just enough whimsical fun to make a statement! This gingerbread house kit is one of our Insta-Houses™, meaning it can be assembled in seconds using our patent-pending thermoform mold!
Who wouldn't love a gingerbread house kit that offers 100% edible glitter sprinkles, festive-fun candies, unicorn magic inspired accessories and effortless building and assembly? This gingerbread house kit is a perfect choice for any household that prefers to bask in the charm of creating cookie house magic without the hassle & mess of your typical gingerbread house recipes or store-bought kits.
Magical Manor can be purchased in these retail stores: Lolli & Pops, Central Market, Lipari Foods, TJX - Homegoods, Lowes Foods & Stater Brothers.
Candy Cottage Designer Gingerbread House Kit
If a pastel, pink gingerbread house made only for the fairest sugarplum fairies is your cookie house dream, then the Candy Cottage Designer Gingerbread House is the perfect gingerbread house kit for you!
This sparkling, sweet dreamland that can easily be brought to life right out the box using the included pink & white icing, pastel-colored candies and sprinkles, festive handmade royal icing figurines and decor, and our signature 100% edible glittery sugar™ sprinkles.
Candy Cottage can be purchased in these retail stores: Hy-Vee, Homeland, Coborn's, AJ's Fine Foods, & Lowes Foods, and for our Canada residents: Pusateri's Fine Foods, Marshall's, Homesense and Winners.
Glittery Pink Dreamland Designer Gingerbread House Kit
If you're dreaming of a pink Christmas, this gingerbread house kit will not disappoint. The Glittery Pink Dreamland Designer Gingerbread House will make all of your pink-mas holiday dreams come true! Everything included will fit the pink gingerbread house aesthetic, from the included pink glittery sugar™ sprinkles to the handmade royal icing figurines and decor pieces... this house is perfect for lovers of all things pink, glittery and magical!
Glittery Pink Dreamland can be purchased at these retail stores: Publix, Shaw's, AJ's Fine Foods, At Home, Harps Foods, Homeland, Spartan Nash, Beau Rivage Resort & Casinos, and Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spas.
Penguin Palace Designer Insta-House™ Kit
If you are known to have a more colorful personality, then the Penguin Palace Designer Insta-House™ will be the perfect gingerbread house for you! This kit is rainbow-themed and comes with adorable penguin 3-D handmade royal icing figurines and all of the glittery sugar™ and technicolor candies your heart could wish for. This house is also a member of the Insta-House™ family, meaning it includes a thermoform mold for easy assembly that allows you to build your decorated cookie house pieces in seconds!
Penguin Palace can be found at these retail stores: Walmart, Homegoods, TJ Max, Marshall's, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, and Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spas.
This decadent Designer Insta-House™ gives a dazzling, delicious spin on the traditional cookie house. The chocolate flavored cookie house pieces paired with the peppermint candies and sweet cookie icing makes this cookie house kit a special treat! Along with the glittery sugar™ sprinkles, handmade royal icing figurines & decor, and festive candies, this kit includes our patent-pending thermoform mold that allows your decorated cookie house pieces to be assembled in seconds for easy and efficient building every time!
Chocolate Peppermint Designer Insta-Houses™ can be purchased online at bakerybling.com, and in these retail stores: Walmart, At Home, Safeway Albertsons, Central Market, Costco.com, Market of Choice, Lowes Foods, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, and Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spas.
Tinseltown Mini Gingerbread House Village Kit
Who says gingerbread houses can't be pint-sized and adorably small? These mini gingerbread houses can be decorated to create a dazzling, holiday house village that are just as adorable and decorative as their traditional gingerbread house counterparts.
Tinseltown can be purchased in these retail stores: Walmart, Homegoods, TJ Max, and Marshall's.
Bling Designer Insta-House™ Kit
If you're looking for a gingerbread house kit that is as elegant as it is effortless, the Bling Designer Insta-House™ is for you! This gingerbread house is an Insta-House™, meaning it comes with our patent-pending thermoform mold, allowing it to be assembled in seconds. Its edible elements are chic, sparkling, and classy and makes for an unforgettable gingerbread house centerpiece for the holidays!
Bling Designer Insta-Houses™ can be found at Walmart, Central Market, and Homegoods stores.
Cozy Cottage Designer Gingerbread House Kit
Cozy Cottage is one of the top-selling gingerbread house kits of all time and encompasses everything about the traditional holiday magic that you love most. This kit is available in retail stores as both a standard gingerbread house or an Insta-House™, so some kits may include a thermoform mold for easily assembly!
Enjoy the magic of the holidays with everything that makes this gingerbread house memorable and fun, from the handmade royal icing figurines to our signature glittery sugar™ sprinkles, everything included is 100% edible and made to make gingerbread house decorating simple, stylish and fun!
Cozy Cottage is available online at bakerybling.com, and in these retail stores: Publix, Hy-Vee, Stop & Shop, Safeway Albertsons, Stater Brothers, Lipari Foos, Brookshire Grocery, Costco.com, Homeland, Marshall's, TJ Max, Pusateri's Foods (Canada), Soriana's (Mexico), Winner's (Canada), Homegoods, Price Chopper, Moser's, Beau Rivage Resort & Casinos, and Borgata Hotel, Casinos, and Spas.
Candy Cane Cottage Designer Gingerbread House Kit
This gingerbread house is a Hobby Lobby exclusive and new to the Designer Gingerbread House family this year! Candy Cane Cottage is the perfect gingerbread house kit for anyone looking for a fabulous, red & green traditional holiday look that allows for easy assembly. You can't go wrong with this classic Christmas gingerbread house kit.
Find Candy Cane Cottage in a Hobby Lobby store near you!
Rainbow Mini Designer Gingerbread House Kit
The Rainbow Mini Designer Gingerbread House might be small, but it is full of personality and flair! Brighten up your holiday traditions with this radiant rainbow holiday cookie house. Purchase one for each member of the family or person in your office and have a mini gingerbread house decorating competition, or decorate solo and keep around the house as a heart-warming decor piece. The possibilities are endless with the Designer Gingerbread House!
Rainbow Mini Designer Gingerbread House Kits can be purchased at Publix.