Gift guide gingerbread

2023 Christmas gingerbread gift guide

I feel like I’m a little late with my Christmas Gingerbread Gift Guide this year. I’ve been picking up gingerbread themed products for a good few weeks now, but I just haven’t had the time to photograph anything. I have finally put everything together and I am delighted to bring you a post dedicated to my favourite gingerbread products.

The term gingerbread refers to a broad category of baked goods, typically flavoured with delicious spices including ginger, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. I can’t resist a gingerbread biscuit all year round but they seem extra special at this time of year.

2023 Christmas gingerbread gift guide

Every year I’ve gotten into the habit of picking up gingerbread goodies and I love to share them with you. This year I’ve included gingerbread themed gifts as well as gingerbread house kits and gingerbread biscuits. Of course I’ll be building any gingerbread house kits over the next few weeks and linking them here so you can see how they turned out.

Gingerbread biscuits

M&S Festive 8 gingerbread mug hangers, £2.00.

This pack contains eight gingerbread biscuits, perfect for hanging on the side of your hot chocolate. Suitable for vegetarians.
M&S Festive 8 gingerbread mug hangers

Tesco Mini Gingerbread Men lightly spiced, £1.20.

This pack contains approximately 15 shaped gingerbread biscuits. Lightly spiced with warming spices.

Tesco Mini Gingerbread Men lightly spiced

Mini gingerbread house from Ikea, £2.95

This kit makes three mini gingerbread houses which can be decorated and hung on a tree. See our review here.

Mini gingerbread house from Ikea

Hawkens Original Gingerbread, £4.00

We actually picked these up at our local National Trust shop on a recent visit. We’ve tried the chocolate orange ones too and they are equally delicious!

Hawkens Original Gingerbread

Gingerbread set from Ikea, £2.95

This set contains five different designs of gingerbread biscuits. They can be decorated with icing.

Gingerbread set from Ikea

Gingerbread dough from Ikea, £2.25

This is my favourite dough and I make sure to buy some blocks every winter. It keeps well in the fridge and is easy to roll out and use. The dough smells amazing and tastes really good too.

Gingerbread dough from Ikea

Gingerbread mix from Tesco, £1.80

This is another gingerbread mix which I pick up when I see it. As much as I love making gingerbread dough from scratch, this is a great alternative, and tastes really good.

Gingerbread mix from Tesco

Gingerbread themed gifts

M&S Be Merry gingerbread scented candle, £5.00

I love stocking up on candles at this time of year. I couldn’t resist this gingerbread scented candle from M&S. We’ve lit it a few times and the smell is pretty authentic.

M&S Be Merry gingerbread scented candle

Poundland gingerbread man character mug, £2.00

I seem to buy myself a new mug each year. I couldn’t resist this sweet gingerbread man. I’ve already used the mug a few times.

Poundland gingerbread mug

Jellycat gingerbread Fred, £12.00

Anyone else love Jellycat Amuseables as much as me? I couldn’t resist this character, Festive Folly Gingerbread Fred. A gingerbread girl character is also available.

Jellycat gingerbread man

Dropcloth Sampler gingerbread house panel

Dropcloth Samplers are pre-printed fabrics you can stitch and embroider. I stitched one a few years ago and really enjoyed the process, so I ordered the gingerbread house panel too. It features four sweet gingerbread houses which can be cut out and embroidered.

Dropcloth Sampler gingerbread house panel

Lego gingerbread ornaments from the Lego Store, £10.99

I love this set so much I bought two of them! The kit features 3 buildable gingerbread figures – which is why I had to buy another set. I’m looking forward to making these with my children and hanging them on the tree. We’ve built them – take a look here.

Lego gingerbread set

The Gingerbread Christmas Village book

I don’t think I’ve ever read a gingerbread themed fiction book before. I recently discovered this and liked the sound of it.

The Gingerbread Christmas Village book

Gingerbread man stress ball from Poundland, £1.00

Another great stocking filler or perhaps something I will take to work!

Gingerbread stressball

Gingerbread napkins, Flying Tiger £1.50

This cute pack of 16 gingerbread man shaped napkins will be perfect for wiping sticky hands after a gingerbread treat!

Gingerbread napkins, Flying Tiger £1.50

Maileg Cosy Christmas Set, £27

New for 2023 is the delightful Maileg Festive Tea Set! It features a classic red and cream striped stocking, a jolly green wreath with a cheery red bow, 2 cups in vibrant red and green, a bowl, a spoon, and a charming mat. Packaged in a festive box, it’s the perfect way to jazz up your holiday celebrations. We bought a Maileg Gingerbread House a few years ago and couldn’t resist adding this set this year.

Maileg Cosy Christmas set

Gingerbread treats

Candyhouse Ltd Merry Christmas Gingerbread Men

We always have a table of festive sweets at Christmas and I had to buy these when I saw them. The kids are already desperate to open them. The sweets are shaped like mini gingerbread men, and although they are gingerbread colour, they are actually fruit flavoured.

Candyhouse Ltd Merry Christmas Gingerbread Men

Deliciously snowy Soreen gingerbread 5 mini loaves, £1.50

Another repeat purchase from last year as they taste so good. Perfect for lunchboxes too!

Deliciously snowy Soreen gingerbread 5 mini loaves

Gingerbread flavoured Gifflar from Ikea, £1.95

The kids made my pick these up on a recent trip to Ikea as they enjoyed them so much last year. We are creatures of habit.

Gingerbread flavoured Gifflar from Ikea

Gingerbread lolly, Flying Tiger £1 

Flying Tiger had a lot of gingerbread gifts when we visited. They always have gingerbread biscuit, gingerbread houses and decor but I only bought the things I knew we would get round to using. My daughter loves sweets so I picked up a gingerbread shaped lolly which is strangely strawberry flavoured. I also bought her the cheery gingerbread marshmallow lolly which I know she is going to love!

Gingerbread lolly, Flying Tiger £1 

There you have our 2023 gingerbread gift guide. Our food cupboard is full so I doubt we will be making many more purchases. You may have noticed that we haven’t bought a large gingerbread house this year, I’m hoping the mini gingerbread house kit from Ikea will be a little more fun and manageable!

Let me know if you’ve seen any gingerbread products you think we should try.


  • Reply
    Tracey Kifford
    November 25, 2023 at 10:41 pm

    I have to admit that when I feel like getting gingerbread festive, I head to IKEA as their kits are fun (and easy!)

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    Lavanda Michelle
    November 27, 2023 at 7:28 pm

    Your picks are seriously making me crave all things gingerbread right now. Those M&S festive gingerbread mug hangers are such a cute touch for hot chocolate.

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    Melissa Cushing
    November 29, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    These are all perfect items for Gingerbread lovers for sure and I am loving the mug and so want to try the Gingerbread Biscuits! Delish!

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