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  1. 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 […]

  2. How Did These Kid-Related Traditions Get Started?

    September 13, 2019

    As we perused our beautiful collection of giftware for little ones and parents-to-be in our Gift Galleries, we got to thinking…how did these traditions—like the tooth fairy and birthday candles—get started? We put our internet detectives on it. Here’s what they learned. Origin of the Tooth Fairy So, your child has lost a tooth. Seems […]

  3. Inside the Winding Road

    August 29, 2019

    The Little Traveler’s Fair Trade+ Gallery is about much more than bringing unique artisan goods from around the world to our Geneva store. It’s about changing lives for the better. Marla Showfer, founder of The Winding Road, one of our Fair Trade vendors, recently shared a story that we want to share with you because […]

  4. Introducing The Pet Palace

    August 20, 2019

    As we anticipate the changing colors and temperatures of autumn, you’ll see our displays changing to cozier themes. One BIG change you won’t be able to miss once you wander into our Gift Galleries at the southwest corner of our store is The Pet Palace. Our buyers keep finding more and more fun items for […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. Have Fun While Earning Money for Your Cause

    May 20, 2019

    JULIETS: Just Us Ladies Into Eating Together & Shopping You and your besties enjoy a day out together, right? So we’ve come up with a way to make it even better. When your group of 6-15 registers with us at least one week in advance for a Monday-Friday visit, you’ll get the “Traveler treatment” and earn […]

  8. Drinks on the Patio

    We know you can’t be at our place for all of your good times, so we’ve stocked the store with great items for home entertaining. In the Conservatory Turn your backyard space into a private getaway with comfortable outdoor-living furniture in a variety of styles. Add an artistic fountain and statuary for a serene touch at all […]

  9. Top 10 Gift Ideas for Dad

    We know you don’t typically think of men when it comes to The Little Traveler, but as the list below shows, we’ve got plenty of treasures that men will enjoy. It’s a great opportunity to get him something he probably wouldn’t go out and buy for himself. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16 1. Sports Team…Flags, Tervis […]

  10. Proudly Made in the USA

    Honoring Our Great Nation’s 243rd Birthday These fifteen wonderful brands are just a sampling of the American-made goodness you’ll find around The Little Traveler every day. Sterling Risers Sterling Risers are the newest sensation in Housewares. Add height and dimension to your tablescapes with these innovative stands that have interchangeable legs and decorative toppers. They’re meant to shine in the spotlight, […]

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Congrats on 25 Years!

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...

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