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Win a Gingerbread House Kit - Week 2



Thanks to everyone who shared their best ever childhood Christmas present. We were able to relate to many of your stories and it was once again very difficult to pick a winner. The story that intrigued us the most is from Sharon Markwell who said:

"My best present was given to me over a few years. Each Christmas my sister and I were given, by a family friend, pieces of a dressing table set (do you remember what this even was?). One year a perfume sprayer, next year a jewellery box, etc etc, and the last piece was the tray to put them all on. Hers was pink and mine was blue. Each year we were on tenterhooks with excitement wondering what the next piece would be."

That's it for this year, but be sure to join our newsletter below to be notified about future contests. A very Merry Christmas from all of us at Gingerbread House Kit.


It's contest time again and this week we're asking you to tell us the best present you ever received as a child. How about the Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle? You might not be that old, but are you old enough to remember the Cabbage Patch Kids riots? Or was it something that you can still get today? Share your memory below, in 100 words or less, for a chance to win one of our gingerbread house kits.

  • Entries close midnight AEDST Wednesday 12th December.
  • Chance plays no part in the result. The winner will be the entry that we find the most interesting.
  • Multiple entries are allowed.
  • Keep it family friendly.
  • Not all entries will be published.
  • Your email is only used to notify you if you win. You will not be added to our newsletter list (if you want to be notified of future contests and gift ideas, you can join the newsletter below)
  • You must enter a correct email address in order to be contacted about your prize.
  • Prize can only be sent to an Australian address.
  • If the winner does not respond to our email within one week, Mrs Claus will give the kit to one of Santa's elves.
  • The winner's name will be published here.
  • The winner is ineligible to win another contest in 2018.


Dec 11, 2018 • Posted by KELLY HORNE

I had asked for a guitar for Christmas. I wanted a real one and to have lessons. That Christmas morning I wake up to find one under the tree…..but it was a plastic childs toy :( I was devastated at the time but now it is a funny happy memory. It was until I was 13 that I got a real one and actually had lessons!

Dec 11, 2018 • Posted by Paul

I had an operation when I was six and one day a little girl around the same age walked past and noticed me recovering in the hospital ward. She gave me a small orange and white stuffed elephant, which I’ve kept to this day and have passed on to my own children.

Dec 11, 2018 • Posted by Alicia Bardsley

I was about 7 or 8 and we woke up Christmas morning to find a filled above ground swimming pool in the backyard. Not sure how Santa did it, he must have been up all night. I still believed in Santa, so that just proved that he was real in my eyes.

Dec 11, 2018 • Posted by Jeenah Olafsen

The best Christmas present I have ever received as a child was a trampoline even though it was a shared gift with other siblings. I would spend hours bouncing and seeing how high I could jump and having so much fun.

Dec 11, 2018 • Posted by Lisa Maree

The first Harry Potter book! It’s the series that first opened my eyes to the magic and wonder of fiction and ignited my life-long love of reading.

Dec 11, 2018 • Posted by Jan Capomolla

I received a tin of toffees
One year under the Christmas tree.
I couldn’t believe my eyes,
A tin of lollies just for me.

Dec 11, 2018 • Posted by jaime newland

My Dad bought me a tennis racquet. Initially i wasnt very excited because i wanted a puppy and this seemed like second best in comparison. But the tennis racquet let to countless days playing tennis with my dad in the backyard which is some of my favourite memories of christmas time. Now that he is no longer around to share christmas with us, i hope that i can give my own children tennis racquets one day to continue the tradition.

Dec 11, 2018 • Posted by Mandy

Etch-a-sketch – it started my lifelong love of drawing!

Dec 11, 2018 • Posted by Alan Parratt

A train set that took over the floor,
We played crashes and no more,
The girls dolls did not like it,
We smashed them as we saw fit,
At the end of the day we packed it away,
Only for it to resurface another day.

Dec 11, 2018 • Posted by Megan Meyers

My most cherished present ever was my Sony Walkman and Slippery When Wet cassette tape by Bon Jovi (well, it WAS the 80’s). 30 years later and I still remember how excited and grateful I was to open that gift.

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