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  1. Proudly Made in the USA

    May 20, 2019

    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, […]

  2. Congratulations to Nancy Jones!

    May 9, 2019

    20 Years at The Little Traveler Until June 2019, Nancy was the buyer and manager of one of our biggest and most popular departments – Housewares. During Nancy’s early career, she worked her way through the executive training program at F&R Lazarus & Company, a regional department store based in Columbus Ohio (now merged with Macy’s), […]

  3. 10 Staff Picks for Mother’s Day

    May 1, 2019

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and as you know, The Little Traveler is loaded with great gifts for Mom. But sometimes having so much selection can make it difficult to choose. To make it easier, we took a quick run through the store and asked our trusted staff members for their top recommendations. Hope […]

  4. Fizzy Magic Bath Bombs for Kids

    April 23, 2019

    Meet the Fizzy Magic FounderFizzy Magic founder Mary Westerhaus stopped by The Little Traveler to share her inspiration behind the magical bath bombs for kids. It all started when her son asked “Why not?” when he was told that bath bombs don’t have a toy at the center. Guess what—now they do.See them in action […]

  5. Reasons Behind Graduation Traditions

    April 2, 2019

    Graduation season will soon be upon us. It’s time to honor long-held graduation traditions that all started because…because…wait—why now? We were wondering the same thing, so we did a bit of internet sleuthing to answer questions about the most traditional traditions. What’s the Most Popular Graduation Gift?This one’s no mystery. Money has long been the most […]

  6. Travel Like a Pro – and Look Awesome Doing It

    March 26, 2019

    The MissionWhat if we told you that everything you need to shampoo and condition your hair, moisturize, shave, deodorize AND de-wrinkle your travel clothes is inside this compact travel wristlet? Not only that—most of it can stay tucked away without having to be dislodged for airport security screening. Don’t believe us? Scroll on down to watch […]

  7. Beautiful in More Ways than One – New Fair Trade+

    March 19, 2019

    Exploring our Fair Trade+ Gallery is always a new experience. We continuously discover vendors and products that we know you’re going to love, so our collection continues to expand. The Little Traveler now has the most extensive selection of Fair Trade goods in Chicagoland. Make sure you’re on our weekly list to be in the know […]

  8. Five Fun Flamingo Facts

    March 12, 2019

    They’re not just for lawn ornaments anymore. Fabulous pink flamingo are the “it” animal of Spring & Summer 2019.Flo the ‘mingo in our Bath Shop now has a whole flock of fine feathered friends throughout the store.We all know flamingos are uniquely beautiful, and most of us know that they get their color from pigments […]

  9. Llama-o-Rama

    March 5, 2019

    What is it about llamas that’s captured our hearts so? Is it those gentle, lushly lashed eyes? Their exotic roots from far-away lands? Or is it their take-no-guff “look at me wrong and I’ll spit” attitudes that we admire?Whatever it is, the popularity of llamas can’t be denied. They’re everywhere! For a while now, we’ve […]

  10. 10 Favorite Finds for Spring 2019

    February 20, 2019

    Our buyers have recently returned from market. Here are some of their favorite discoveries of the season:DefineMe Fragrances (in the Bath Shop)Find your perfect scent. Are you a graceful Clara, a creative Delphine, or a fresh Audry? DefineMe understands the connection between scent and emotion, so they’ve created fragrance mists, hair mists, and fragrance oils […]

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Mid-Century Modern Design Accents

Mid-Century Modern is a hot buzzword in home design right now. But what is it exactly? Let's step back in time to find out. In the middle decades of the twentieth century, clean lines and geometric shapes combined into a simple style that eventually...

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