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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.
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 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.
Limited Edition Christmas Carfume
Get in the festive spirit with Carfume‘s range of limited edition scents exclusively created for the festive season. Available in 3 scents (Gingerbread, Christmas Tree and Christmas Spice) for just £11.99. Available exclusively at carfume.co.uk, the luxury car scents come in hand painted recyclable bottles with carved cork lids. Carfume fragrances last up to 4 weeks and refills are available to purchase exclusively online.
Limited Edition Christmas Carfume, priced £11.99 available from Carfume.
Gingerbread Cookies Scented Tealight Advent Calendar
I couldn’t resist this Gingerbread Cookies Scented Tealight Advent Calendar when I spotted it at Asda. Do I need another Advent countdown? Probably not, but I love lighting candles at this time of year.
Gingerbread Cookies Scented Tealight Advent Calendar, priced £4 from Asda.
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 ***
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.
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
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.
The Best Bit gingerbread cottage and town house kit*
The Best Bit host amazing gingerbread decorating parties all year round. Their gingerbread houses are baked to order and available via post so you can throw your own party at home! All the ingredients are sourced in Britain where possible and each kit contains pieces to assemble, royal icing mix, quality sweets, a piping bag and instructions.
We were gifted a gingerbread cottage and town house to build and decorate. The kids had a lot of fun and the gingerbread tasted delicious. Read our review here. Prices start from £12.50.
** I’m currently hosting a competition where you can win these two kits here**
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 & 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.
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.
Tesco Gingerbread Mix
Tesco Gingerbread Mix is a delicious Gingerbread biscuit mix just add butter, water and golden syrup. £1.00 form Tesco.
The Biscuit Academy
– 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Winter Gingerbread Edition
Milk chocolate with chocolate flavoured creme (38 %) and gingerbread pieces (12 %). £1.00 from Sainsbury’s.
Ikea Dumle Taste of Gingerbread
Chocolate covered toffees, gingerbread-flavour. £3.50 from Ikea.
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.
Aldi Gingerbread mulled wine
A festive winter warmer crafted with rich and spicy flavours of gingerbread and cinnamon. £2.99 from Aldi
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 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.
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!
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