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Gingerbread Gift Guide 2020

Gingerbread Gift Guide 2020

Disclosure: Products marked with an * were sent for inclusion in this gift guide, however all opinions are my own.

Gingerbread Gift Guide 2020

I’ve been a huge fan of gingerbread for as long as I can remember. Every year I love to source gingerbread items to try out. This year I’ve picked up quite a few gingerbread house kits, gingerbread biscuits and even gingerbread mulled wine. I thought it would be fun to put them all in one place for my readers to see too. My Gingerbread Gift Guide 2020 features gingerbread ornaments, gingerbread books, necklaces, kits and more.

Gingerbread ornaments

Fair trade cotton gingerbread Christmas decoration from Best Years*. A gorgeous cotton crochet gingerbread man Xmas decoration from Pebble toys. If you wish to add something different to your Christmas tree this year, why not consider our range of fair trade unusual xmas decorations – you will have the most stylish tree for miles!
Handmade and fair trade. This has not been safety tested as a toy and is sold as a decoration only – NOT A TOY. £6.25 from Best Years.

gingerbread ornament

Gingerbread cookies reed diffuser

Uplift your favourite spaces with the sweet scent of this gingerbread cookies reed diffuser from George Home. Presented in versatile cream and topped with a silver-tone lid, it’s perfect for placing on your coffee table or mantelpiece. Gingerbread cookies reed diffuser from Asda, priced £5.

Gingerbread cookies reed diffuser

Gingerbread books

Modern Gingerbread by Sandra Monger*

See gingerbread in a whole new light with these 15 exciting, contemporary baking projects.

The making and decorating of gingerbread houses has long been synonymous with the coming of Christmas, and the tradition has never gone out of fashion. In recent years the design and painstaking creation of gingerbread structures has gone beyond the traditional cottage, with users on Pinterest seeking inspiration for the making of gingerbread cities, skyscrapers and even sugar-glazed gingerbread greenhouses.

Modern Gingerbread seeks to tap into, and lead, the trend for contemporary gingerbread baking and decorating. Lauded cake-maker Sandra Monger is full of terrific ideas for gingerbread projects, from decorative gingerbread tiles and wreaths to a Norwegian kransekake delicately crafted from rings of gingerbread. The pièce de résistance in Modern Gingerbread is Sandra’s gingerbread-embellished wedding cake, which will no doubt prove a show-stopper for any budding baker.

The gingerbread projects included in the book are accompanied by templates, and recipes for traditional, coloured and vegan gingerbread are also featured. £12.99 published by SearchPress.

*** Pop on over to read my full review and for your chance to win a copy ***

Modern Gingerbread by Sandra Monger

Gingerbread house kits

M&S gingerbread house kit

Available in store, the M&S gingerbread house kit lets you make your own gingerbread house. It comes with gingerbread biscuits cut to size, a tube of white icing to make a lovely snowy frosting and colourful jelly tots for those all-important Christmas lights. £5 available in store only.

M&S gingerbread house kit

Waitrose Gingerbread House Kit

Make and bake your own magical gingerbread house with this festive kit. Just add unsalted butter, water and honey or syrup for extra sweetness. Gingerbread Mix sachet with White royal icing sachet, Red writing icing pen and boiled sweets included. £4.40 from Waitrose.

Waitrose Gingerbread House Kit

Flying Tiger Little Gingerbread House kit

We bought these last year so I picked up another packet when I saw them. The Flying Tiger Little Gingerbread House kit contains 3 DIY houses to build and decorate. This makes a great little afternoon crafting session and fun to eat too.

Little Gingerbread House kit from Flying Tiger

Flying Tiger Little Gingerbread House kit

Ikea Vintersaga Gingerbread House

I’ve been a huge fan of Ikea’s Gingerbread House kits for a few years now. Essential for a cosy festive fika, the gingerbread house kit is part of the Vintersaga range, helping you celebrate the holidays like a traditional Swede. Enjoy warm, cosy evenings with family, good friends and some good Swedish festive food which includes saffron rolls, mulled fruit drinks, and gingerbread biscuits. The gingerbread house kit contains pre-baked pieces to build your own house. You can also buy edible baking glue and packs of icing separately. £2.95 from Ikea.

Ikea Vintersaga Gingerbread House 

Waitrose Gingerbread Box Kit

Make and bake your own gingerbread gift boxes to make giving even sweeter. Just add unsalted butter, water and honey or syrup. Gingerbread mix sachet with White royal icing sachet and Boiled sweets. Piping bag included. £3.70 from Waitrose.

Waitrose Gingerbread Box Kit

Waitrose Gingerbread & Shortbread Decorating Kit

With the Waitrose Gingerbread & Shortbread Decorating Kit you can bake and decorate your own magical festive treats. Includes gingerbread man and shortbread Christmas tree shaped biscuits. Just add unsalted butter, water and honey or syrup. Includes Gingerbread Mix and Shortbread Mix with White and Green writing icing pens and a sachet of Red, White and Green 100’s & 1000’s. Currently £3.70, will be £4.95 from Waitrose.

Waitrose Gingerbread & Shortbread Decorating Kit

Sainsbury’s Festive Mug Hanging Gingerbread kit

The Sainsbury’s Festive Mug Hanging Gingerbread kit contains gingerbread mix with red and white icing pens and stencils. £3.00 from Sainsbury’s.

Sainsbury's Festive Mug Hanging Gingerbread kit

Tesco Gingerbread Mix

Tesco Gingerbread Mix is a delicious Gingerbread biscuit mix just add butter, water and golden syrup. £1.00 form Tesco.

Tesco Gingerbread Mix

The Biscuit Academy

If you’re looking to make your own gingerbread house then you might be interested in The Biscuit Academy from Maid of Gingerbread. The Biscuit Academy is a brand new membership for those wanting to become baking wizards. Biscuit Academy gives you:
– access to professional tips & tricks to create show-stopping creations
– digital masterclasses will show you how to sculpt in 3D
– accessible packages from only £10/month
Presented by award-winning, star baker Emily, the classes are led with passion and charisma, and are the perfect gift for your loved ones. Each month you get: monthly 3D Biscuit Building Project, featured ‘Biscuit Tin’ Recipe and exclusive membership of The Biscuit Academy facebook group. Find out more on her website.

Gingerbread jewellery

Tatty Devine gingerbread man necklace from the Wonderland collection. Marbled golden acrylic is curved to give Gingey some pep in his step, and hand inked with currants to bring him to life. £35.00 from Tatty Devine.

Tatty Devine gingerbread man necklace from the Wonderland collection

Gingerbread biscuits

McVities mini Gingerbread Men biscuits

We love McVitie’s Mini Gingerbread Men. Each pack contains tasty, tiny gingerbread men in a funsize pack. Perfect for lunchboxes or as a snack anytime of the day! Each multipack contains 6 individual packs. £0.75 from B&M and other supermarkets.

McVities Gingerbread Men biscuits

Tesco Mini Gingerbread Men biscuits

Tesco Mini Gingerbread Men biscuits are shaped gingerbread biscuits. The biscuits are lightly spiced and carefully baked for a warming crunch. £1.00 from Tesco.

Tesco Mini Gingerbread Men biscuits

McVitie’s Digestives Gingerbread flavour biscuits

McVitie’s have launched two new festive flavoured digestive biscuits and you can buy them in Morrisons and other supermarkets. The family favourites now come in Christmas pudding and gingerbread flavours to dunk in your tea. The McVitie’s Digestives Gingerbread flavour biscuits are £1.50.

McVitie's Digestives Gingerbread flavour

Ikea Vintersaga Ginger Thins

Another product I can’t leave Ikea without is this tin of Ginger Thins. Perfect with cup of a tea on a cold day, these cost £3.25 from Ikea.

Ikea Vintersaga Ginger Thins

Hema speculaas biscuit

A large gingerbread cookie with pieces of almond to share or to enjoy all by yourself. Of course, this large cookie is great for a cosy evening get-together as well. £1.75 from Hema.

Hema speculaas biscuit

B&M gingerbread house

Enjoy some delicious gingerbread this Christmas with this wonderful Mini Gingerbread House. Perfect for sharing with family and friends. £1.00 from B&M.

Aldi gingerbread house

Gingerbread Chocolate

Tony’s Chocolonely Gingerbread Chocolate

Break out the Tony’s tree and hang it on your own tree. Or just eat it right away, cause this milk chocolate with gingerbread cookies is sooo good. All I want for Christmas is yoouuu..! Their vision is 100% slave-free chocolate. Not just their chocolate, but all chocolate worldwide. The more people choose slave free and share their story, the sooner 100% slave free becomes the norm in chocolate. The choice is yours. Are you in? £3.50 from Sainsbury’s.

Gingerbread Chocolate Tony's Chocolonely

Quality Street Matchmakers Gingerbread flavour

Matchmakers Gingerbread chocolate sticks are full of crunchy gingerbread flavoured pieces in a blend of milk and dark chocolate that are free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. It makes this box of thin sticks perfect for nibbling and sharing. £1.00 from Tesco.

Quality Street Matchmakers Gingerbread flavour

Ikea Milk Chocolate with Gingerbread Crumbs

Give in to temptation with this creamy milk chocolate blended with gingerbread crumbs as a celebration of Swedish heritage. £1.25 from Ikea.

Ikea Milk Chocolate with Gingerbread Crumbs

Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Winter Gingerbread Edition

Milk chocolate with chocolate flavoured creme (38 %) and gingerbread pieces (12 %). £1.00 from Sainsbury’s.

Cadbury's Dairy Milk Winter Gingerbread Edition

Ikea Dumle Taste of Gingerbread

Chocolate covered toffees, gingerbread-flavour. £3.50 from Ikea.

Ikea Dumle Taste of Gingerbread 

Gingerbread men PEZ dispenser and candy

I couldn’t resist this cute Gingerbread men PEZ dispenser and candy to add to my collection. I collect and display PEZ dispensers but don’t have many Christmassy ones. This would make a great stocking filler but will also look perfect in my PEZ display. £1.00 from B&M.

Gingerbread men PEZ dispenser and candy

Aldi Gingerbread mulled wine

A festive winter warmer crafted with rich and spicy flavours of gingerbread and cinnamon. £2.99 from Aldi

Aldi Gingerbread mulled wine

Ikea Vintersaga Gingerbread dough

I love to save time of my Christmas baking so picked up a few blocks of Ikea Vintersaga Gingerbread dough. £1.75 from Ikea.

Ikea Vintersaga Gingerbread dough

Ikea Vinter 2020 baking cases

Ikea Vinter 2020 baking cases with a cute gingerbread theme. These would make a great stocking filler. £1.00 for a pack of 65 cases from Ikea.

Ikea Vinter 2020 baking cases

I hope you have enjoyed reading my Gingerbread Gift Guide 2020. As you know, I just love gingerbread and I’m looking forward to trying out my huge stash of gingerbread products and telling you more about them over the next few weeks!

 

You may be interested in my other 2020 gift guides:

Christmas gift guide for crafty people

Christmas gift guide for dog lovers

18 Comments

  • Reply
    Kim Carberry
    October 30, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Aww! What lovely ideas. The Gingerbread Box Kit is something a bit different. I do like that.

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    Claire Lomax
    November 13, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    So many things that I now need to go and buy. I love Gingerbread but I have never made my own! We always make a house though so it’s good to see whats available this year.

    The gingerbread mulled one is going to be a new must I think x

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    Sarah Bailey
    November 13, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    OK I love this gift guide – it really made me smile how you have matched it to your blog – I am loving all the gingerbread ideas, I would love a gingerbread house this year.

  • Reply
    Natasha Mairs
    November 13, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    I love gingerbread!! I really need some of those Mcvitie’s gingerbread biscuits. and the gingerbread Christmas decorations is just so adorable!

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    LaaLaa
    November 13, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    I enjoy seeing all things gingerbread themed. I’m stuck on the M&S gingerbread house kit right now – how amazing and fun would that be, I’m going to need to hunt that down x

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    MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    November 14, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    We really love gingerbread. I would love to make a gingerbread house with the kids. Looks like I need to get myself to M&S! I like theirs the most x

  • Reply
    Rebecca Smith
    November 14, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    I love how unique this gift guide is and so perfectly tied in with your blog. We love gingerbread items in our house so I’ll definitely be picking some of these items up!

  • Reply
    Mellissa Williams
    November 14, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Gingerbread is one of my favourite flavours so I would love to receive any of the fab foodie items here. I love the look of that book too.

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    Yeah Foodie
    November 14, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    Totally loving this blog post and I am going to be bookmarking it as I have plans to get some of the items you have recommended especially the M&S gingerbread house kit which looks amazing

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    Helen
    November 15, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Wow I had no idea there were quite so many different gingerbread products at this time of year, but I’m loving it!! I can’t wait to build a gingerbread house with my children 🙂

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    Melanie williams
    November 15, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    This is fab! We absolutely love gingerbread in our house, so will deffo be trying a few of these out, I like the look of the easy tesco ready done mix x

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    melissa christine
    November 15, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    I love all things gingerbread so I will be getting most of these for sure. I want to get a gingerbread house this year, the one from Waitrose looks great

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