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  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. Spring 2019 Fashion Forecast

    February 20, 2019

    2019 Kentucky Derby Hats Are In!Kentucky Derby Day is Saturday, May 4, and you know what that means—an excuse to buy a fancy new hat! Every spring, The Little Traveler has one of the best derby hat collections around, famous for the depth and uniqueness of our selection.Apparel Hot trends for Spring 2019: tropical prints & […]

  4. New in the Bath Shop: Spring 2019

    February 20, 2019

    In the Bath Shop at the center of our store, we’re always on the hunt for top-quality body products made with wholesome ingredients.This spring, we introduce hand creams, body lotions, body wash, soaps, and salt scrubs from The Cottage Greenhouse. They’re filled to the brim with botanic plant infusions in fresh scents like Cucumber & […]

  5. The Little Traveler Is the Go-To Place for…

    February 20, 2019

    When we find a product line we trust and believe in—and when you tell us you love it, we go all-in so that we can provide you with the largest selection around. The Little Traveler is proud to be a top retailer for these wonderful products:Nora Fleming: We’ve Got it AllBecause you’ve shown us that […]

  6. Springtime in the Conservatory

    February 19, 2019

    We’ll soon be spending more time outdoors, and our Conservatory is brimming with beautiful ways to enliven your porches, yards, and patios. Stop in to see fresh designs in stepping stones, seagrass baskets, gnomes, garden angels, bird feeders, and so much more. Give a unique gift with our new collection of Birthday Bells—wind chimes made […]

  7. Introducing: The Paw Place

    February 19, 2019

    Our collections of pet picture frames, coasters, mugs, notecards, doggie treats, food bowls, bandanas, etc. keep growing in popularity, so we’ve put them all together in The Paw Place display in the front room of our year-round Christmas Shop. You can still find individual pet items in other rooms, but now we have a one-stop […]

  8. A Letter from a Friend

    October 24, 2018

    Dear Little Traveler, I’m writing to tell you how much I needed a visit to your store. I was staying at the Pheasant Run resort as a participant in The Little Berks conference on Women’s History. I love tea, so when I saw that you had a teashop, I knew Little Traveler was where I wanted to […]

  9. Top 10 Gifts for the Person Who Has Everything

    October 17, 2018

    1. Festive Stuffed Gnome Door Stop They certainly don’t have one of these. Linen Room 2. Stemmed and Stemless Wine Glasses Etched with maps of Geneva, Batavia, and St. Charles. Housewares3. Pampa Bay Serveware Elegant designs inspired by the stunning Argentinian landscape of Pampa.Gift Gallery 4. Nostalgic Boxed CandiesEach represents a favorite decade.Candy Room5. Hand-felted Historical Figures Made in Kyrgyzstan, preserving the country’s long-held tradition of […]

  10. Winter Fashion Forecast

    October 17, 2018

    We’re giving a new name to an old favorite—Pop Overs: soft acrylic shawls and ponchos that are easy care and even easier to wear. They even have a slip-through loop to give them a scarf effect.The “Ab”solution jean by Democracy is engineered to embrace who you are and enhance what you’ve got. In dark denim […]

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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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