Babushkas, Russian dolls, matryoshkas, nesting dolls … whatever you call them, these enduring integrated toys have fascinated children and adults for over a century. We’ve rounded up 17 uber cool non-traditional nesting dolls to give your babushkas a modern twist – plus a few very weird versions!
These futuristic Robot babushka dolls are undeniably cool.
Get your hands on some stealthy ninja babushka dolls to watch over your child’s bedroom.
Ahoy there! Sail away with this tiny crew of sailor babushkas ($49).
These chalkboard babushka dolls ($30) can be anything you want them to be!
5. Yo Gabba Gabba
Pack up the whole gang and take them anywhere, with these Yo Gabba Gabba nesting dolls (US$15.99)
This handpainted vetinary nesting doll set ($122) features caring vets and their fuzzy patients.
7. Sketch Inc.
These handpainted dolls by Becky Kemp from Sketch Inc are as artistic as they are adorable.
8. Dr Seuss
“He should not be here,” said the fish in the pot. “He should not be here when your mother is not.” Dr Seuss fans can get their hands on this Cat in the Hat nesting doll ($45)
This nesting car ($63.08) even comes with wheels!
You’ll be set for halloween with these orange monster matryoshkas ($17)
Omm Design’s Studio Matryoshka animal nesting dolls ($30)are delightfully cute.
12. Star Wars
The cuteness is strong with this one! Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Chubbies.
13. Little Red Riding Hood
Mike He of Pistacchi Design has created this concept design for a set of Little Red Riding Hood nesting bowls and containers. Sadly this gorgeous idea is not in production yet!
14. Babushka rings
Noir Jewellery’s ‘Natasha’ Russian Doll Ring ($225) opens up to reveal a tiny doll inside.
15. Stacking pyramid
This stacking and nesting pyramid from Janod ($34.95) has an innovative hologram illusion so you can move the pieces and watch the picture change.
These blank wooden DIY matryoshkas ($25) are ready and waiting for you to get your craft on.
Definitely not one for the kids, these racy babushkas ($29) strip down with each layer!