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10 Staff Picks for Mother’s Day

May 1, 2019

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and as you know, The Little Traveler is loaded with great gifts for Mom. But sometimes having so much selection can make it difficult to choose. To make it easier, we took a quick run through the store and asked our trusted staff members for their top recommendations. Hope it helps!

1. Lemon Curd & Gingersnaps

Recommended by Mary Ann

This decadent treat duo is a long-time customer favorite, so you know Mom will love it, too. Goes great with tea or coffee. 

Find it in our Gourmet Rooms

Speaking of tea...

2. "Thanks" & "Mom" Teas by Republic of Tea

Recommended by Jane

The gift of tea & appreciation—what's not to love?  Peach flavored Thanks tea says, "You're a Peach," and Berry flavored Mom tea says, "You're the Berry Best"—because she is.

Find them in our Tea Room


3. Gourmet Chocolate Bars with Sentiment

Recommended by Katelyn

Show your appreciation through chocolate. With statements like "Mom is such a very small word for something that means everything in the world," you'll definitely be her favorite after this.

Find them in our old-fashioned Candy Shop


4. Mariana Jewelry

Recommended by Mago

Unique and beautiful jewelry by Mariana is set with a colorful array of sparkling Swarovski crystals. Mariana's Guardian Angel necklace offers protection, guidance, and hope to the wearer. 

Find the collection in our Accessories Room


5. Kendra Scott Jewelry

Recommended by Leslie

This trendy jewelry line is the "it" accessory of 2019. With simple style, Mom will love her new Kendra Scott necklace, earrings, and/or bracelet.

Find the collection in our Accessories Room 2 (by the Atrium Café)


6. Lampe Berger Home Fragrance System

Recommended by Sandy

The bottles are beautiful, the scent is divine, and because they work without a lit flame, they're safe to use around small children and grandchildren.

Find the collection in our Linen Room


7. Vegan "Leather" Purses from Milagros by Melania Clara

Recommended by Lynn

These stylish and roomy purses are handmade in Chiapas, Mexico by a close-knit community of artistans. They're made with faux leather, so no animals are harmed in the process.

Find them in our Fair Trade+ Gallery


8. Satin Robes, Pajamas, and Sleep Masks by Galleria

Recommended by Sheila

The silky texture and rich jewel tones will make Mom feel pampered and beautiful, as she should. They're so luxurious, you might be tempted to pick up a little something by Galleria for yourself. 

Find the collection in our Bath Shop


Nora Fleming Triple Dish

9. Nora Fleming Serveware and Minis

Recommended by Janice

This versatile collection will be enjoyed by Mom year-round because she can change the Minis for every holiday and season. For a stater piece, Janice suggests either the Triple Dish or Bread Tray because they're both adaptable to many different uses and are each priced under $40.

Find the largest collection of Nora Fleming in Chicagoland in our Housewares Department. We strive to always have every piece in stock.

Now taking pre-orders for NEW Nora for Summer 2019. Details here: PRE-ORDER NEW NORA.



10. Little Traveler Gift Cards

Recommended by Babs

Her own mother has been coming to The Little Traveler for 70 years and it's still her favorite store, so Babs recommends giving a good old-fashioned Little Traveler Gift Card. Up the ante with the gift of time and make a shopping date with Mom. 

Purchase at any register or call and ask for our Gift Gallery to have mailed.

Thank you, ladies, for the great recommendations!





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