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There's more to the holiday season than picking out the perfect gift for all your special people or watching your favorite festive films: For those with a penchant for seasonal home decor, the holidays are a design lover's equivalent to the Super Bowl. But while scanning the web for the very best decorations and dreaming up a well-appointed Christmas tree are status quo for the season, building an immaculate gingerbread house often gets over looked. To be honest, it's not too hard to see why.
While gingerbread houses never fail to give your seasonal setup a tasty touch, most pre-made kits look like something from Candy Land. Cutesy, but not exactly cutting-edge. You could construct an intricate gingerbread house made from scratch as much as the next seasonal savant, but the truth is that not everyone has the time or artistic ability to do it on our own.
The good news is that it's possible to get the best of both worlds. Thanks to a slew of surprisingly chic kits, it's possible to have your gingerbread and eat it too. (Figuratively, that is.) From midcentury modern marvels to a cool camper to a beach-ready surf shack for those holiday-ing in warmer climates, these gingerbread house kits will make your heart (and stomach) grow three sizes today.
Create-A-Treat Barbie Dreamhouse Cookie Decorating Kit
Can't get enough of Barbiecore? You're not alone. With fun sprinkles and lots of pink icing, here's your chance to design your very own delicious Dreamhouse. (Or Mojo Dojo Casa House if that's more your speed.)
Gingerbread Barn Cookie Kit
Love the modern farmhouse aesthetic? Bring some rustic vibes to your space with this gingerbread barn cookie kit, which comes with gingerbread sheep, cows, pigs, and a rooster. I have a feeling that Chip and Joanna Gaines would love this set. After all, the silo resembles something you might see in Waco!
Holiday Gingerbread Camper Cookie Kit
It's 2023, which means your gingerbreads don't have to be confined to a typical house. Instead, embrace van life with this adorable camper option. (There's even a cut-out grill and picnic table to channel the great outdoors.) If you want to take yours to the next level, try sprinkling some powdered sugar over your camper for a winter wonderland.
Woodland Mid Century Modern Gingerbread House Kit
Move over, Frank Lloyd Wright, there's a new midcentury architect in town: You! Jazz up the sleek lines of this modern space with pops of colored icing or candy-caned pillars. Once you're done, you'll walk away with your own piece of architectural history.
Holiday Dog House Gingerbread Cookie Kit
Pet parents, rejoice! Give a nod to your fuzzy BFF with this gingerbread doghouse set. As if this bone-a-fide abode couldn't get any sweeter, it comes with its very own gingerbread dog.
Gingerbread Lighthouse Kit
Found: The perfect gingerbread house for the coastal grandmother in your life. Though a lighthouse might be an unexpected choice for holiday decor, this one proves that it's possible to bring a little holiday magic everywhere.
Holiday Beach House Sugar Cookie Kit
Take those coastal vibes to the next level with this sugar-coated surf shack. From the predominately blue and green palette to the sweet palm tree, this beach bungalow will feel fun and fresh against your more traditional decor. (Pro tip: Crush a graham cracker to create the illusion of sand!)
Cuckoo Clock Gingerbread Cookie Kit
Bridge the gap between creative and classic with this fun cuckoo clock. The German timepiece has been around since the mid-17th century, so it's bound to give your holiday home a festive flair akin to your favorite European Christmas market.
Why settle for one design style when you can enjoy a few? From cozy cottages to a trendy townhouse, Handstand Kitchen gives you the power to create a full-fledged villages—and flex their architecture IQ in the process.
Holiday Tree House Gingerbread Kit
The great outdoors are calling—and they're telling you to pick up this treehouse kit. Packed with childhood wonder, this height-defying setup is sure to receive Mother Nature's seal of approval!
Holiday Row House Gingerbread Kit
Nothing says urban elegance more than a classic row house. And this entire block is decorated for the season.
Holiday Target Store Sugar Cookie Kit
You could head to Target on Black Friday—or you could spend the day building a gingerbread version of the superstore. You know what the tastier option is.
Holiday Stadium Gingerbread Kit
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