Russian gifts are world famous for their authenticity, uniqueness and craftsmanship, as well as their genuine Russian cultural heritage. Authentic Russian gifts, crafts and handmade nesting dolls have also stood the test of time and continue to grow in popularity in the 21st century. In an era where nearly everyone is pressed for time, Russian artisans still take weeks and often months to finish a single unique babushka doll, nesting doll or handmade lacquer box. For example, many of the very nice nesting dolls (i.e. the 10 or 15 piece nesting dolls) are designed and painted to be one of a kind and truly unique. Russian artisans exhibit painstaking patience and skill in designing and making these dolls. The artists paint each and every detail on these dolls by hand. A great 15 piece doll may take more than 4 to 6 months to complete. Russian lacquer boxs are even rarer than handpainted nesting dolls. In Russia, everyone that decides to become a lacquer box artist makes a serious commitment. These individuals must complete four to five years of university training in specialized schools to become certified Fedoskino or Palekh lacquer box painters. For the select few individuals that finish this training, they move on to paint at one of the original lacquer box studios around Moscow. Once there, they then must paint under direct supervision of a seasoned expert for two years or more before they become certified by the Russian art guilds as Masters are are allowed to design and paint their own lacquer boxes. The results are demonstrated in the one of a kind lacquer boxes they produce. You can see a good selection of these boxes on this site.
We have many unique signed one-of-a-kind Russian matryoshka nesting dolls, along with some of the best examples of the lacquer miniature painting. Our Russian lacquer box category features all of the four main styles of lacquer boxes: Palekh, Fedoskino, Mstera and Kholui lacquer boxes. All of these lacquer boxes are truly impressive. Most of these lacquer boxes feature artwork or scenes from famous Russian fairy tales or stories. Nearly all of the lacquer boxes we have are exclusive pieces. We guarantee that all of the boxes are one-of-a-kind and truly unique examples of Russian culture and art and provide a registered Certificate of Authenticity with these unique works of art.
Family, friends and relatives that receive one of these unique Russian gifts will remember and treasure these items for generations. Often parents or grandparents will hand down very nice seven, ten or fifteen piece stacking dolls to younger generations and these one of a kind Russian gifts become family heirlooms.
Finally, if you don’t know what you are looking for, you can find many other unique Russian gifts such as hand carved ornaments, Santas (aka “Ded Moroz” or Father Frost), Christmas ornaments, talking Russian dolls, cloth dolls, and more. We routinely update our store catalog with new and unique items as we source these in Russia.
We are your all-in-one trusted source for unique nesting dolls and authentic Russian gifts. We are an Arizona company, with US ownership and located in the greater Phoenix Arizona metro area, in the small but great town of Queen Creek AZ. We have nearly 15 years of experience dealing in authentic and unique Russian gifts. We import our gift items directly from the best professional artists and artisans located in various parts of Russia. Only items that are in stock in Arizona are listed on our website. Therefore, all customer orders ship within 8 – 12 hours from our Phoenix location to ensure 3 – 4 day delivery throughout the entire USA. We also ship to Canada, the entire European Union, and various other international locations. You can find these noted on our Shipping Details page listed below. In order to ensure a safe and secure online shopping experience, this website is secured by GeoTrust with advanced 256 bit secure socket layer and encryption. The GeoTrust security is combined with ecommerce expertise from many companies to ensure a simple and easy online experience. This website is a PayPal certified store, as well as certified by GeoTrust, TheFind, Shopping.com, UpFront, Google, eBay, GoDaddy and other credible verification services.
You can find many great discounts, sales and clearance events announced if you follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our email letter. We always offer FREE SHIPPING on US orders over $50.00; and this shipping discount is applied automatically (i.e. no coupon code required) so you can combine other coupon codes or seasonal discounts with our FREE SHIPPING offer. You can also find our products in nearly all major shopping comparison sites so we encourage you to check our prices against our competitors.
Our product selection includes many hundreds of different authentic handmade Russian nesting dolls, handmade Christmas ornaments, hand-carved wooden Santas, and Baltic amber jewelry, as well as exquisite quality Fedoskino, Palekh, Mstera and Kholui lacquer boxes. We also offer inexpensive but still unique hand-painted refrigerator magnets, Russian eggs (including pysanky), cloth and porcelain Russian dolls, and many other handmade souvenirs. We also selectively and actively purchase unique Russian items as opportunities arise throughout the year. We have many trusted direct contacts in various regions of Russia that alert us to these opportunities. We seek out unique items and we opportunistically purchase and import new Russian gifts and cultural items such as Russian paintings, samovars, Russian toys, speaking dolls and other collectibles (for example, Russian stamp collections and stamp albums).
If you don’t know where to start, you can browse through our unique collection of handmade Russian stacking dolls, (aka matryoshka dolls, babushka dolls, stacking dolls, nested doll, or nesting doll). All of our nesting dolls are handmade and hand-painted by in Russia with eco-friendly and safe water-based paints. Russian nesting doll artists use tempura paints in the traditional Russian style. With hundreds of designs to choose from and with great low prices, you will definitely find the perfect doll that you like. If you would like to contact us, please email us directly with questions or special requests and we will try to help.
Please subscribe to our newsletter list below to stay informed of new arrivals and special offers. Our matryoshka dolls and Russian gifts are handmade and hand painted in Russia so once they sell out, it is likely that we may never get exactly the same item back in stock. We only send out eight to ten email newsletters per year, all of which include specials, deals, coupons and advanced notice of new items. We never share your email address with anyone for any reason. We also use Constant Contact to ensure the email list is safe and secure.