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  1. How to Stuff a Manly Stocking

    December 13, 2019

    In the video below, Melinda from our Bath Shop shares great ideas for manly stockings. After you watch, scroll down for more information about each of the products featured in the video. All items in the stocking are $15 or less, and the stocking itself is now 30% off. Thanks, Melinda! Products Featured in Video: […]

  2. The Festive Gourmet

    October 16, 2019

    ’Tis the season to be busy, busy. Keep your life balanced with easy meal solutions from Stonewall Kitchen and the Zen of Slow Cooking. Add whimsy to your holiday meals with Pasta Shoppe pastas shaped like gingerbread men, snowmen, reindeer & Santa. For dessert, bake a decadent Bourbon Pumpkin Bundt Cake—just add eggs, butter & […]

  3. Top 10 Gifts for Men

    From dads to husbands to sons, grandsons, and lifelong friends, the men in our lives are important. Let them know that with a thoughtful gift. You’ll find many great ideas in our Guy’s Gallery (in Clothing Gallery right next to the Baby Room). We asked our staff for men’s gift recommendations, and here are their […]

  4. Top 10 Hostess Gifts

    Sure, they tell you it’s not necessary, but you know party hosts and hostesses love it when you surprise them with a little somethin’ somethin’ as you arrive. They’ve worked hard to plan a fun gathering, so show them your appreciation.  The Little Traveler is known as the place to shop for unique gifts at […]

  5. Home for the Holidays

    Entertain with flair using these trending brands for the home. Holiday Tablescapes Make your holiday tablescapes magical with beautiful tablecloths, runners, napkins, and placemats by top quality designers. Featured below are table linens by April Cornell. Romantic and natural themes with exquisite detailing are the hallmarks of the collection. Sterling Risers Add height and dimension […]

  6. Congrats on 25 Years!

    September 26, 2019

    We’re celebrating another anniversary at The Little Traveler. Celia has been with the store for twenty-five years! We’re so lucky to have her. From the beginning, it was apparent that she was a treasure. On the September day in 1994 when she interviewed with then store manager Arlene Brown and co-owner Mr. R, they hired […]

  7. Autumn Spice

    August 20, 2019

    Warm Up with Seasonal Teas The Downton Abbey movie premiered in theaters on September 20 – what better way to celebrate than with a spot of tea inspired by our favorite characters? In Plum Pudding, Royal Spice, and Ginger Mint Herb blends. By The Republic of Tea. Premium spice blends by The Republic of Tea […]

  8. Give Your Back-to-School Traditions International Flair

    July 31, 2019

    Want to have a little fun with your back-to-school traditions? Schultüte! Don’t worry, we’re not cursing at you in another language. We’re telling you about fun German back-to-school traditions. As the inventors of kindergarten (translated: “Garden of Children”), Germans make a big deal out of kids moving on from kindergarten or preschool to a real […]

  9. Best of the Best

    July 15, 2019

    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 is kind of a big deal. Thank you to everyone who voted!Congratulations are in order […]

  10. Geneva Distillery: Staycation Destination

    July 8, 2019

    That’s right—a Geneva distillery. And it’s award-winning, to boot.When you live in or near a destination town like Geneva, IL, you don’t need to travel far to find interesting things to do. Downtown Geneva is renowned for its unique shopping and dining choices, as highlighted by local blogger Basically B. But on the other side […]

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How to Stuff a Manly Stocking

In the video below, Melinda from our Bath Shop shares great ideas for manly stockings. After you watch, scroll down for more information about each of the products featured in the video. All items in the stocking are $15 or less, and the stocking itself...

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