40 Cutest Gingerbread Houses to Make Over the Holidays

Welcome to the gingerhood.

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These home-sweet-homes are both a dessert and a decoration. Choose to make your own gingerbread (save extra dough for other holiday treats!) or buy a pre-made kit — both are equally as delicious. Now, get ready to be inspired by some truly tasteful (and sugary-sweet) architecture!

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Pink Gingerbread House

We bet this pretty and pink house would get Elle Woods' stamp of approval.

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Nutty Gingerbread House

If you're already dreading the post-creation sugar high, then use an assortment of nuts and salty snacks in place of candy.

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Courtesy of Studio DIY
Funfetti Gingerbread House

This sugar cookie house is the product of "all things merry and bright."

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Mini Gingerbread House

The smaller the house, the bigger the decoration.


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Lisa Frank Gingerbread House

THIS. IS. NOT. A. DREAM.

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Vintage Gingerbread House

This Victorian-style toyshop is so life-like that there are even fondant toys tucked away inside.

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Craft Cooking Kits
Grinch Whoville Gingerbread House Kit
walmart.com
$12.98

Your heart — and your belly — will grow three sizes after you and your family spend quality time building (and eating!) this quirky gingerbread house.

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Gingerbread Nativity Scene

With this tutorial, you can turn an afternoon craft into a teachable moment about the true meaning of Christmas.


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Courtesy of Handmade Charlotte
Gingerbread Ice Cream Trucks

Where do ice cream trucks go in the winter? On your dessert table!

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Cozy Pretzel Cabin

Remember Lincoln Logs? Meet their edible counterpart: pretzels.

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Disney
Disney® Beauty and the Beast Gingerbread Cookie Castle Set
bedbathandbeyond.com
$14.99

are recommended — but not required —  for the assembly of this edible and enchanting castle. 

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Tudor-Style Gingerbread House

Is there anything more magical than a roof thatched with Frosted Mini Wheats? Nope.

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Courtesy of Butter Hearts Sugar
Snow Globe Gingerbread Houses

It's not always the house itself that makes a statement — sometimes it's the houses's curb appeal.


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Brit+Co
Gingerbread House Place Cards

There's one rule with these personalized place cards: No reindeers on these rooftops.

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Lebkuchen Gingerbread House

Take a note from this German tradition to give your gingerbread village major winter wonderland vibes.

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Gingerbread Presents

Remember to tell your kids that these presents are strictly for decoration ... until you give the go-ahead to eat them, of course.

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Candy-Covered Gingerbread House

Can't choose one type of colored candy? Use 'em all!

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Marfa Prada Gingerbread House

If you haven't made your way to Valentine, Texas to see the real thing, then make a replica and pretend you're there.

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Eiffel Tower Gingerbread House

The magic of the Eiffel Tower during the holidays is unmatched — until you bring the magic to your dining room in cookie form.

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Courtesy of Studio DIY
Gingerbread Car

To grandmother's house we go!

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Amazon
Gingerbread Doghouse Decorating Kit
amazon.com
$11.36

Canine lovers, rejoice! This is a fun and furry twist on a holiday favorite. 

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Frozen Wonderland

This icing-illustrated cabin might be simple, but it's as whimsical as it is true to the holiday spirit.


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40+ Amazing Gingerbread Houses We Want to Move Into
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Stone Facade

Believe it or not, these stone-like details aren't too hard to replicate — and they'll set your gingerbread house apart from all the rest this year.

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Palm Beach Paradise

Don't let your winter blues get you down. This bright, California-inspired gingerbread house will help you channel warm and sunny vibes.


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Wilton
Sprinkles Galore

If your frosting skills are sub-par at best , throw on colorful sprinkles to dress up this classic house. Don't worry, your frosting skills can be our little secret.

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Courtesy of Haniela's
Ginger-Birdhouse

The littlest of festive abodes we ever did see is one we actually wouldn't mind living in. Just look at it...

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40+ Amazing Gingerbread Houses We Want to Move Into
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Retro Camper

Assembling this blast-from-the-past creation is a fun way to change up the ordinary this holiday season.


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Amazon
Gingerbread Camper Decorating Kit
Wilton amazon.com
$14.20

Want a more basic version, with all the supplies in one place? This ensemble includes sugar and spice (and everything nice!). 

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Gingerbread Farm

Satisfy your cowgirl fantasies with this gingerbread farm, complete with peppermint chimneys and edible ponies.

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David Hillegas
Red Pickup Truck

No keys needed here — just a bounty of icing and decorations.

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