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  1. Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    June 13, 2022

    We know The Little Traveler is thought of as a place for ladies only, but we’ve got dudes covered, too. So, while you’re out enjoying a day at the Traveler, you can multitask and pick up the perfect gift for Dad.  For Well-Groomed Dads He’ll be the best-smelling guy around with body wash, beard oil, […]

  2. We’re Chicagoland’s Go-To Place for…

    April 6, 2022

    Nora Fleming Serveware & Minis Nobody adds flair to entertaining like Nora Fleming. Select a serving piece and make it perfect for every occasion by changing out the decorative Mini. You can always count on The Little Traveler to have Nora’s newest—like pinstriped edging on essential serving pieces, clever canisters for storing little doodads, plus […]

  3. Fresh Arrivals for Spring

    April 6, 2022

    Outdoor Living Our Conservatory is once again filled with faux seasonal florals and delightful items for patios and gardens, like these solar-powered glass lanterns. At night, flickering LED lights mimic the flames that power real hot air balloons. Shop in our Conservatory or at our Online Shop. Something to Crow About Wake up your kitchen […]

  4. Celebrating Our Centennial

    April 6, 2022

    On September 22, 1922, Mrs. Kate Raftery recorded the first official sale in her new store, the Geneva Gift Shop, which would later become known as The Little Traveler. Ever since, many a memory has been shared under our roof—shopping days with friends, family holiday traditions, and special days celebrated in the Atrium Café. “100 […]

  5. Easter Basket 101

    April 4, 2022

    The Easter Bunny still has time to hop around The Little Traveler to find finishing touches for Easter baskets—or fill the whole thing! We went on a quest to fill a basket with unique finds from around the store for under $30. Let’s see how we did at meeting that goal while also following five […]

  6. 100 Years of Little Traveler Memories – Share Your Story

    February 14, 2022

    Thank you, thank you to everyone who’s shared their special Little Traveler memories with us to commemorate our 100-Year Anniversary. We have loved reading about what The Little Traveler has meant to all of you, and we’re ready to present the stories told so far—prepare to have your heart warmed! READ LITTLE TRAVELER STORIES AT […]

  7. A Century of Generations

    February 7, 2022

    We loved meeting this grandmother, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter trio! One reason The Little Traveler has succeeded for 100 years is that new generations are continually introduced to our one-of-a-kind boutique experience. Mothers bring their daughters; grandmothers bring their grandchildren, and then they grow up and bring their own kids. We want to celebrate this special […]

  8. Meet Our Special Events Coordinator

    January 20, 2022

    We’re thrilled to announce a new role at The Little Traveler AND a wonderful new member of our team to fulfill that role. A BIG welcome to Betsy Koepnick! She’s our Special Events Coordinator and will oversee the many, many events that take place at our store. She’s already busy working on fun new events […]

  9. The Golden Cherub Game

    January 6, 2022

    In 2020, you met Rosie the Bat. In 2021, you searched our store for the Pink Pumpkin. In the winter of 2022, we give a nod to a longtime icon of The Little Traveler with a Golden Cherub. Over the next four weeks, this Golden Cherub will be hiding somewhere in our store. We’ll give […]

  10. 8 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

    January 3, 2022

    New Year’s resolutions are famous for being all “You got this!” at the beginning of January, and then completely ghosting us by February first. How do we encourage this year’s resolutions to stick around for the long-haul? According to Lifehack, the number one reason resolutions fail is because we’re “Treating a marathon like a sprint.” […]

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

We know The Little Traveler is thought of as a place for ladies only, but we've got dudes covered, too. So, while you're out enjoying a day at the Traveler, you can multitask and pick up the perfect gift for Dad.  For Well-Groomed Dads He'll be the...

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