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  1. 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 […]

  2. 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.” […]

  3. A New Face at Our Place: Marikay

    July 30, 2021

    Please welcome Marikay, who joined our staff at the end of May. She might be new to the Traveler, but the Traveler certainly isn’t new to her. Marikay has been coming here since she was 12 years old! The store has always been a magical place for her. “As a child, I thought it was […]

  4. Five Earth-Friendly Finds

    April 21, 2021

    We all know how important it is to be good stewards of the environment and that the little efforts we make can add up to make a BIG difference. In honor of Earth Day, we highlight 5 product lines from around the store that help us keep our Home Planet (and us) healthy. 1. E-Cloth […]

  5. The Ancient Art of Quilling

    April 1, 2021

    The Quilling Card collection in our Fair Trade+ Gallery is like a miniature art gallery. That’s why we also sell square matted frames that are the perfect size for displaying your favorites. Each card is individually crafted into a stunning three-dimensional design. Shop Quilling Cards A Quick History of Quilling Quilling is an age-old art […]

  6. New: JUSTEA, Justly Made Tea from Kenya

    March 8, 2021

    Why We’re Excited About the JusTea Collection   Artisanal blends by JusTea are the world’s first farmer-direct teas. That means they go directly from the farm into production, providing you with a fresher tea, and the hardworking farmers with a higher wage.   JusTea’s small specialty factory is fully staffed, managed, and owned by small-scale […]

  7. Welcome Back! See What We Have In-Store (literally)

    February 8, 2021

    It’s been so wonderful to welcome you back inside our store. We know it’s not possible for each and every one of you to visit right now, so here’s a little taste of the Traveler to get you by until you can make it in. See you soon! Learn more about our reopening. Hours: Tues.-Fri. […]

  8. 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. […]

  9. A Picture Tour of The “Littler” Traveler: July 2020

    July 13, 2020

    Right now, our store is open as what we call The “Littler” Traveler. When you visit, you’ll have access to about half of our rooms. In these rooms, you’ll also find collections from our temporarily closed departments. We hope to see you soon! In the meantime… Take a Scroll for a Picture Tour of the […]

  10. Fair Trade Collections for Babies

    July 8, 2020

    Babies give us all hope for the future, and so does Fair Trade because it provides artisans and farmers who would otherwise be under- or unemployed a sustainable market for their goods. Below we highlight Fair Trade collections that’ll brighten any baby’s room. At this time, these products can only be purchased in-store. Felted Baby Mobiles […]

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The Little Traveler Jingle Contest

Entries must be received by Midnight on September 14. The Little Traveler Jingle Contest We know we have the most creative customers around—so who better to create a jingle in honor of The Little Traveler’s 100th Anniversary? We invite you to enter...

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