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  1. Top 10 Gifts for your BFF

    October 17, 2018

    1. Chardonnay Go adult board gameFor wine lovers with no shame.Paper Department2. A Sentimental Picture Frame toRemember your good times together.Gift Gallery3. Reversible PashminaUse as a table runner or a stylish wrap.Linen Room4. Soapstone HeartsWith encouraging words. Hand-carved in Kenya.Fair Trade+ Gallery5. Lampe Berger Home Fragrance SystemPurifies the air.Linen Room6. Swarovski OrnamentTimeless crystal for an eternal […]

  2. Top 10 Grown-up Stocking Stuffers

    October 12, 2018

    1. Insulated Stemless Wine Tumblersby Swig. Keeps their beverage-of-choice at just the right temperature for hours. Available in Holiday themes! Housewares2. Armored WalletsProtect identity theft inside designs inspired by classic artwork, nature, and favorite cities. Paper Department3. Wine Bottle Fairy LightsWhen the wine is done, the bottle can still be fun. Fill it with these sparkly […]

  3. Top 10 Gifts for Millennials

    With their adventurous spirits and hearts for making this world a better place, millennials are fun to buy for.1. 4Ocean Beaded Bracelets Each one sold helps remove a pound of trash from the ocean. No wonder they’re so popular!Fair Trade+2. Hydration Bottlesby S’well, Mary Square & Corkcicle. They’re environmentally conscious plus they keep drinks cold for 24 […]

  4. Fair Trade+ – Autumn 2018 Highlights

    August 10, 2018

    Fair Trade products allow marginalized workers around the globe to earn necessary income and work in safe and supportive work environments. Earth-friendly processes are an essential Fair Trade principle.Our collection of easy, breezy Harem Pants are handcrafted by artisans in northern Thailand. Each pair is designed to bring a touch of light to your daily […]

  5. Put the “ooh” in Back to School

    August 3, 2018

    Teachers and those of us with school-aged children and grandchildren can no longer put off thinking about back-to-school—but it’s not all bad! Here are 7 fun ways to get back into the swing of things. Back to BookbagsSocial Studies: Fair Trade backpacks & bags are functional, durable, fashionable & they  provide income for artisans in developing nations. In the […]

  6. Top 10 Gift Ideas for Dads

    May 2, 2018

    1. Duke Cannon Soap & Colognein the Bath Shop2. Vintage Island Shirtsin the Clothing Galleries3. Craft Beer in a Craft Carrierin the Wine Room & Housewares4. Cubs or White Sox Tervisin Housewares5. T-shirt Featuring Man’s Best Friendin the Clothing Galleries6. Portable Power Bankin the Stationery Department7. Novelty Socksin the Shoe Room8. A Cool Clock for the Denin […]

  7. The Fair Trade+ Galleries – Summer 2018 Highlights

    Largest Selection of Fair Trade Products in ChicagolandFair Trade is all about providing opportunities for financial independence and safe working conditions to disadvantaged workers in developing nations as well as right here in the US. Even though our Fair Trade+ Gallery is only 4 years old, The Little Traveler has become well known in Fair […]

  8. Fair Trade Federation Conference

    April 25, 2018

    Every year, our Fair Trade buyer, Annette Shamloo, attends the Fair Trade Federation Conference. In March 2018, the conference was held in Westminster, Colorado. Even though our Fair Trade+ Gallery is only four years old, The Little Traveler has become known in Fair Trade circles, giving Annette the opportunity to network with and learn from […]

  9. Pacific Crest Trailblazing

    March 27, 2018

    One of our very own is truly living up to the “Little Traveler” name. Ellen Murphy—you might recognize her bright smile from our Christmas Rooms and Fair Trade Gallery—is heading out in a few short days to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the border of Mexico all the way to Canada. That’s 2,650 miles! […]

  10. Top 10 Grown-up Stocking Stuffers

    October 20, 2017

    1. Tony’s Chocolonely Bars (slave-free chocolate) Fair Trade Galleries/Gourmet2. A Nora Fleming Mini Housewares3. Bottle-stoppers & Wine Charms Housewares4. Single-serve Hot Cocoas Tea Room5. Retro Lip Tins & Roll-ons Bath Shop6. Baabaazuzu Upcycled Mittens Clothing Galleries7. A Blessing Bracelet Accessories Rooms8. Travel Candles & Tins Gift Gallery9. Nostalgic Candy Candy Room10. Little Traveler Gift Card Buy in […]

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Best of the Best

After a second round of voting in the Daily Herald's Reader's Choice awards, The Little Traveler was named Best of the Best in 4 categories. The Daily Herald's readership spans a huge geographic area, pretty much the entire Chicago suburbs, so this...

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