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  1. From the Owner – Temporary Store Closing

    November 25, 2020

    FROM THE LITTLE TRAVELER OWNER, MIKE SIMON: Starting Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving Day), The Little Traveler is temporarily closing for in-store shopping. We’re doing this out of an abundance of caution until the COVID-19 rates in our area significantly decrease. We want to continue to be your go-to destination for all the things you count […]

  2. Shop by Phone with a Personal Shopper

    November 25, 2020

    Tuesday – Sunday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm We will close for Personal Shopping at 2pm on New Year’s Eve. No Personal Shopping available New Year’s Day. We have over a thousand items available to buy at our Online Shop and we have WAY more inside our store. Shop our entire store 100% remotely […]

  3. Top 10 Gifts for Pets & Pet Lovers

    November 16, 2020

    Some of these gift ideas are available to purchase at our Online Shop (we provide direct links below). All of them are available to shop in our store. Learn about our in-store safety measures. 1. Dog Treats They’ll go nutty for Crushed Peanut Sprinkled Banana crunchy dog treats. They’re grain-free and made from six wholesome […]

  4. Top 10 Gifts for Teens

    November 11, 2020

    In the spirit of giving, gift ideas marked with an asterisk indicate that The Little Traveler will donate $1 to the Northern Illinois Food Bank for each of those items purchased. Many of these gift ideas are available to purchase at our Online Shop (we provide direct links below). All of them are available to […]

  5. Top 10 Gifts for Heroes 

    November 11, 2020

    The year 2020 has been a lot of things, including The Year of the Hero. Below are ten great gifts around The Little Traveler that are suited for honoring your personal heroes.  1. Snoozies Nurse Slippers Nurses worked triple-time for all of us throughout the pandemic. Show their busy feet how much you appreciate them. […]

  6. Meet the Northern Illinois Food Bank

    September 28, 2020

    This year, The Little Traveler is donating a portion of proceeds from several products in our Holiday Catalog to the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Learn more about them and why they’re such an important part of our community. Northern Illinois Food Bank, Illinois’s largest food bank by distribution and the food bank for the suburbs […]

  7. Top 10 Halloween “Treats” at the Traveler

    September 24, 2020

    We won’t make you wear a costume to take home these treats. If you’re looking for a way to add a little extra magic to Halloween 2020, wander our rooms to find these frights and delights.  1. Flying Cauldron Non-Alcoholic Butterscotch Beer In the Candy Room 2. Halloween Taffy Mix & Halloween Caramel Apple Mix […]

  8. Help Us Send Pat Off in Style

    September 16, 2020

    A Request from The Little Traveler Owner, Mike Simon: At the end of this month, Pat is retiring after sharing her creativity, business acumen, wonderful work ethic, and contagiously fun personality with us for 35 years. She’s a key part of the fabric that makes The Little Traveler the special place it is. We know […]

  9. Our Latest Rooms to Reopen

    September 11, 2020

    This month, we’ve taken big steps toward restoring The Little Traveler to its full glory. For now, cafe dining remains outdoors on good weather days (indoors during inclement weather) and a few rooms remain closed off, but all departments are available to shop. Come, take a stroll with us to explore the most recent room […]

  10. A Message from the Owner Regarding Department 56 Villages

    September 11, 2020

    First, the bad news: It’s time for us to say goodbye to Department 56, one of the vendors that’s been a key part of The Little Traveler for many, many years. The pandemic has made us look more closely than ever at our relationship with all of our vendors partners, and we’ve determined that Department […]

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From the Owner – Temporary Store Closing

FROM THE LITTLE TRAVELER OWNER, MIKE SIMON: Starting Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving Day), The Little Traveler is temporarily closing for in-store shopping. We're doing this out of an abundance of caution until the COVID-19 rates in our area significantly...

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