5 Mother’s Day Gifts From Ukrainian Makers
If you’re looking to gift Mom with something special and unique this year for Mother’s Day, consider supporting a small business owner in Ukraine. Even with the ongoing crisis in the country, the following Ukraine-based shops are open and able to ship goods internationally.
1Handpainted Wooden Earrings
Made with walnut, these earrings are hand-painted by the maker with a floral design and sealed with varnish. The hoops are silver-coated for those who are sensitive to metals.
2Watercolor Peonies Wall Art
Give Mom a different kind of bouquet this Mother’s Day with this set of prints featuring peonies. Reproduced from the artist’s original watercolor paintings, these giclee prints are signed by the artist and printed on archival paper with a textured matte finish.
3Stained Glass Hummingbird Suncatcher
Suncatchers create magical rainbow flecks of light, and these handmade stained glass hummingbird ones are especially lovely. Due to the unrest in Ukraine, the seller is only taking pre-orders for now and will ship the suncatchers for free after the war ends. They may not arrive before Mother’s Day, but Mom will appreciate this beauty when she eventually receives it.
4Personalized Wooden Cookbook
Store Mom’s recipes in this personalizable wooden cookbook that’s sure to become a treasured family heirloom. The maker offers free engraving on the front and back covers; choose one of their designs or give them one of your own. Though the shop is based in Ukraine, their warehouse is Stateside, so shipping to U.S. addresses takes just 3-5 business days.
5Lviv Cheesecake Recipe
Lviv Cheesecake is a popular dessert in confectionery shops in western Ukraine, typically served with coffee or hot chocolate – perfect for Mother’s Day brunch. You can purchase the recipe from this maker, who’s had to shut down her book-making shop since Ukraine was invaded and has pivoted to selling recipes for traditional Ukrainian dishes while her country is at war.