When we were at Williams-Sonoma in Los Gatos, I stumbled upon Volumes 1-3 of Canal House Cooking...on sale! These aren't even available at regular price anymore (you can find overpriced copies online), so finding them on sale is a feat. My mom snatched them from my hands and walked up to the cash register, mumbling something about a Christmas or birthday gift. Ha.
I had no idea the Ukraine would be chocked full of wooden gifts, but apparently it was. Not many people can boast they have Ukrainian trivets or combs!
I didn't even get a chance to post all of the wonderful things my parents gave me this visit. It's a good thing I married someone who also spoils me or else I would be in for a rude awakening of what life in the real world is like.