Do you want to be that fun-loving, apron-wearing, Nigella Lawson-like mum who lovingly bakes gingerbread houses all day long while humming along to Michael Bublé Christmas carols? Same. Am I that mum? No. Do I need ALL the gingerbread house kits and hacks available? ABSOLUTELY. Here are ALL the no-bake cheats we need!

DIY kits, the ultimate sanity, time and money savers

OK hear me out. If you lack the baking gene in your family, or you’re time-poor, or you just simply can not be bothered (and let’s face it, we’re getting to the pointy end of the year where we are just fed up) with making a gingerbread house from scratch, these DIY kits are game-changers.

I’m forever thankful to companies who think of those who still want to provide the fun activity of Christmas house making for the kids (or whole family and friends) but without all the extra work. In most cases, you will just need to grab yourself half of the confectionery aisle at the supermarket for decorating, some piping bags (or zip-lock bags) and make up some royal icing to act as glue. (I’ve included a royal icing recipe down below, it’s EASY. I wouldn’t add it if it weren’t!).

Ready to shop some delicious Christmas real estate? From traditional gingerbread to Oreos and modern Kit-Kat creations, we’ve got a festive build for everyone!

9 Delicious Christmas and Gingerbread House Kits for Everyone

IKEA VINTERSAGA Mini Gingerbread House Kit


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Looking to build a village? These IKEA mini gingerbread house kits are perfect for creating an edible village display and at just $5 a pop, they’re great value for money. PLUS, IKEA gingerbread always tastes great even when not covered in loads of sugar!

Oreo Build Your Own Cookie House

WHERE TO BUY: Woolworths

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Not a fan of gingerbread, never fear, everyone’s favourite biscuit, Oreo, is coming to the Christmas party with their spectacular little Oreo Cookie House this festive season. Look out for it on the supermarket shelves, this one will be snapped up quicker than Santa can gobble down biscuits, by Oreo lovers all over the land. Yum!

Bailey and May DIY Gingerbread Train Kit

WHERE TO BUY: Woolworths

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Perfect for any train lovers out there, this gingerbread train kit keeps on its delicious tracks all Christmas long! I LOVE that you can buy this at Woolworths so it’s super easy to find and at just $8, each kid can have a blast building and decorating their own. Toot! Toot!

KitKat Kabin Kit

PRICE: $45

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Need a break? HAVE A KITKAT! The ideal gift for any KitKat lover, this KitKat Kabin is a sight to behold! Each kit contains everything you need to build your KitKat Kabin, from the numerous KitKat blocks to the raspberries for the roof, it’s all there!

Gingerbread Folk Gluten-Free Gingerbread House Kit

PRICE: $39.99
WHERE TO BUY: Gingerbread Folk

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Christmas leaves no one behind, including those who have to eat gluten-free! Forget trying to master a recipe yourself, the good folk at Gingerbread Folk has all of your gluten-free housing needs covered with this gingerbread house kit!

Kmart Gingerbread Stars & Gingerbread House Kits

PRICE: $10

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If cheap and cheerful is the name of your Christmas game then you can’t lose at the value for money game with Kmart. These kits are just $10 each! You could pair them with a Christmas tea towel and a new wooden spoon for a budget-friendly gift idea too. So sweet!

The Treat Kitchen Reindeer Gingerbread Kit

PRICE: $29.99

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Rudolph and Prancer? Or maybe Donna and Blitzen? This kit contains everything you need to create this super cute reindeer duo! The only question to ask is ‘how soon can I eat it?’!

Cadbury Chocolate House Kit

PRICE: $85

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Holy heck, ’tis the season to be jolly! Build an EPIC Cadbury Chocolate House with this insanely good box of delicious goodies. Just remember to flick the air conditioning on before you start!

IKEA VINTERSAGA Gingerbread House


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Source: IKEA

If you’re holding a gingerbread house decorating night with family or friends, this is the full-size gingerbread house kit you need! It’s big, delicious and there’s plenty of room to create a delicious, decorative punch. Just don’t forget a cake board to glue it onto!

Need glue? Here’s a quick and easy royal icing recipe!

Just in case your cookie or gingerbread house kit doesn’t include a ‘glue’ to stick your pieces together – or if you just need extra for ALL the decorations, royal icing is perfect for the job. Just follow this recipe below!


  • 2 cups pure icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 large egg white
  • ½ teaspoon of water


  1. In a large bowl, combine the pure icing sugar together with the egg white and water. Mix together with a whisk or spatula until the icing is thickened and smooth. You want the icing to be reasonably thick so it doesn’t drip down, but if it’s too thick to pipe, you can add half a teaspoon of water at a time until you find the right consistency!
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There you have it folks, all the gingerbread house kits, chocolate lovers dream real-estate, delicious reindeer and MORE for you all to build and decorate to share (or not!) with family and friends over the festive season, be sure to add it to your line-up of Christmas activities! If you’re SUPER lucky, Santa might even drop one in your Christmas stocking!

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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