Father’s Day Gifts

May 14th, 2018

Father’s Day 2018 falls on June 17th this year.

It is a time to honour dads, grandfathers, step-dads and all men who act as a father figures.

“According to Wikipedia, Father’s Day was first celebrated in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910, by Sonora Smart Dodd. Her father was the civil war veteran William Jackson Smart, who was a single parent that raised his six children.”

Every year, you ponder what to get dear old Dad. Are you looking for something that is not the usual Father’s Day gift staples, like ties and socks? How about something fun and unique for Dad on his special day? We have some unique Father’s Day Gift ideas at Danna Bananas to celebrate Dad. Musical Dad, Tech Dad, Sports Dad, Funny Dad and Game Dad, whatever defines him, we have you covered with lots of Father’s Day suggestions. Go ahead, make dad’s day with a memorable gift!

Do you know someone who loves music? Well, a gift of music soothes one’s soul and never grows old.  We all know with the older <wink> generation, vinyls or have never really disappeared probably just stowed away in some milk crates or a closet so we don’t need to say bust out your record player.  The cost of a record seemed cheaper back when you were growing up in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s but everything is relative, right?

Retro Father’s Day Gifts

Let’s set the scene for you: You’ve make a delicious dinner, you put on the new Leon Bridges’ record but you need the perfect placemat to make your dinner plans more groovy. We have the ideal accoutrement that will set a new spin to your table. Serve up your meals and place them on these retro Record Placements.

Record Place mats for Father's Day Gifts

These washable, dishwasher safe and heat-resistant silicone placemats look like the real deal as they come with a record sleeve in a set of two. Its’ just like buying a double album.

If you have a little one at home who wants to mimic you while you eat, Dinner DJ Dining Set will add a touch of volume to your meals. Introduce records and peanuts for that matter early as there will be less of a chance for allergies. Eating from a turntable rock-worthy, mealtime fun. Also, this beats regular dishes.

Dinner DJ Dining Set for Father's Day Gifts

DJ Dubber! Rock around the clock, we mean meal as these are the perfect gifts for your analog-loving audiophile people in your life.

 

 

May The 4th Be With You

May 4th, 2018

“May the Fourth Be With You” or “May the 4th Be With You”, which ever way you spell it, Star Wars Day is on the 4th day of May. 

Hmm, I wonder:) when and how this day and pun began?

I have a hunch to celebrate all things Stars Wars and the saying that evolved from the first film in the 70’s, 1977 to be exact:

“May the Force Be With You!”

These six words have becme a universal language phenomenon.

Here is a cute YouTube video that collaborated different character clips saying these memorable words:

My favourite and first character saying this is good ol’ Yoda but these words were uttered throughout various Star Wars films.

One is such is Han Solo saying it to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope and others.

I really like these words as they inspire and give you a sense of comfort. They are strong and encouraging words that are very positive. We all need vibes like this in life and not only in a galaxy far, far away .

This saying is similar to “Namaste”. You are acknowledging one’s presence and sending them good luck, light and love. The force in a sense is light too.

 

We have compiled some Star Wars themed gifts in a gift shop not in a far away cyber world:

 

If you are an an inspiring baker, you will like Wookiee Pies, Clone Scones and other Galactic Goodies

“May the Fudge be with You” while baking 30 Star Wars-themed sweet treats from “Jar Jar Fig Bars” to “C-3POatmeal Crisps” and many more.

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Star Wars Death Star Ice Mold

May the spherical Star Wars Death Star Ice Cube Tray melt your warm heart but keep your beverages cold too:

 

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The Ice Sabers Star Wars Cookbook

will let The Freezer Be With You when you concoct some cool treats from a Galaxy far, far way:

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Channel your inner Jedi, celebrate and May The Force Be With All Of Us!

 

 

 

Happy 420 Day!

April 20th, 2018

Happy 4/20 everyone!

High time you make some oh-so delicious ooey gooey Brownies(wink, wink)?

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For your next party, fill up these dandy leaf(wink, wink) shaped ice cube trays for your drinks!

This Marijuana Ice Mold will get the party started!

 

Four 20 Marijuana Ice Mold

 

Find the Marijuana Ice Mold and all your other 4:20 needs at Danna Bananas. Happy 420 Day!

Spring Toys

April 19th, 2018

Spring is a time to get outside and enjoy the warm temperatures. That being said, it is April 19th and there is still snow on the ground. On the weekend, there was a treacherous spring-time storm with an awesome mix of snow, ice and rain. It was a big skating rink for a few days. The good news is this snow can’t stay forever and eventually there will be shades of spring. In fact, a bird just flew by… so stay tuned!

Spring Toys to Get the Kids Outside

Getting the kids off the tablet and playing outside is the healthy thing to do not only for the body but the mind too. For some, this is a real challenge but for others, it’s an easy task if you provide fun spring toys, activities and adventures. Making sure boredom doesn’t ooze in is a job itself but the Mini OgoDisk sure will bust that and create long-lasting play for the young and young at heart. It is essentially a mini trampoline or flying disc that fits in your hands that catches and throws balls up to 150 feet. It comes with a rubber koosh ball and the goal is to bounce the ball back and forth between the disks. You can use it for tennis, volleyball and baseball as well. Not only is this great for spring “when it arrives” but for a hot summer day too by tossing around a water balloon. The Mini OgoDisk will make a great gift for all ages, toddler to adult creating endless active, varieties of play.

Spring Toys Mini Ogodisk at Danna Bananas

National Unicorn Day!

April 9th, 2018

Happy National Unicorn Day! That’s right, you read right. Did you know there is such a day to commemorate this magical white horse like creature? In this day in age,  where there is a day to celebrate anything and everything from Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day to Make Your Dreams Come True Day we are not surprised. My favorite is Festival of Sleep Day which is ideal as it falls after New Years Eve on January 3rd. Did you also know the unicorn is the national animal of Scotland? Yup, you read right again. Yea, two for two! As everyone needs a little bit of magic and amusement in this thing called life,  today is all about celebrating unicorns. For some, unicorns do exist but some naysayers feel unicorns “supposedly” only captivate our imagination and live in a far-away make-believe land with rainbows and sparkles.

If you are a non believer,  close your eyes and imagine just for a minute,  these beasts are real and the mysterious but none the less enchanting unicorn will benefit all for just being in an imaginary existence. A unicorn is kind of like an introvert, silent but very caring and intuitive. As everyone has to entertain their inner unicorn, Danna Bananas has some unicorn inspired gifts for you to check out.

Unicorn Colour Changing Light for National Unicorn Day

This night light features real life characteristics similar to a unicorn. The Unicorn Colour Changing Light has a spiraling, large, pointed horn projecting from it’s forehead and for a bonus of cuteness, rainbow colored hair. It will not only light up your room but your life too with a rainbow of LED multi-coloured fun lights.

Remember tomorrow is Siblings Day.

National Unicorn Day Unicorn Colour Changing Light

Clearance Sale at Danna Bananas – Spring Deals

April 3rd, 2018

Bring It On, Spring savings! 25% Off Everything in the Store! Huge Clearance Sale!

As the calendar says winter is officially over (figuratively speaking), Danna Bananas is clearing out the old so new products can arrive in the store.

Our biggest Clearance Sale of the year is here!

As we truly appreciate our customers and to celebrate spring, we would like to brighten your day by offering awesome and fun products on sale here at Danna Bananas with a 25% discount on everything in our entire store, from gifts to novelties, to games to toys. It is the best place to seek out deals on novelty items, unusual and funny gifts, kitchenware and household gadgets!

You will find unique gifts at amazing prices at our clearance sale! Check out the bargains! This is a once in a lifetime event! You don’t want to miss this one! Blah Blah Blah! You get the point, we’re having a sale.

Take some time and surf through for that unbelievable deal. We’ve added a lot of products just in time for spring awakening! We are not sure when Spring will show it’s sleepy head as it is still snowing here. :(

When it’s gone, it’s gone! So drop by and get some bargains on some stuff!

Spring Clearance Sale

Shit Happens Game

February 27th, 2018

Shit Happens to You, to Me, to pretty much Everyone! Why not add some hilarity to some “shitty” scenarios for your next game night? Shit Happens Game was spotted at the American International Toy Fair as a fun game to play.  “Founder & CEO of Parent Tested Parent Approved, Sharon Vinderine”.  sought this out and showed this game on Breakfast Television Toronto.

 

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Chinese New Year

February 13th, 2018

Happy Chinese New Year! The Lunar New Year falls on February 16th, 2018.

This year is the Year of the Dog according to the Chinese zodiac calendar.

 

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If you were born in the years 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and of course this year, you will be celebrating more so with an extra sip of you know what<wink wink>.

Astrologer and feng shui master Paul Ng of Toronto, says this year can be classified as a year of conflict for people born in the Year of the Dog.

“They usually confront uncertainties,” he tells Global News, adding people born in the Year of the Dog should not gamble this year and should take care of their health.

According to his predictions for 2018, people born in a year of the dog should be more “conservative” and focus on more practical investments, like real estate. And while their income is stable, they should avoid stock markets.

When it comes to relationships, Ng adds this is a “weak” year for people born in a year of the dog. It may not be a good year to get married.

And when it comes to health, if you were born in a year of the dog, watch your eating habits and exercise regularly. “You may be prone to small ailments a lot, especially to do with your digestive system.

Breaking down the years of Chinese New Year

Ng also broke down some of his predictions for people born in specific years of the dog.

1994: “You should stay put and don’t take risks. You are prone to accidents.”

1982: “You are good with people and partnerships.” He suggests looking at jobs in public relations.

1970: “There would be stumbling blocks on the way.” Things may not be cooperative at work with colleagues, he says, so you should take on any problems yourself.”

The founder and creative partner of Danna Bananas will be celebrating this year.

“I know my sweet puppy and all your lovable fur children will bring you luck and prosperity this Chinese New Year.”

As there are so many health benefits of eggs: high in iron, B12, vitamin D and choline, “I love to eat eggs not just for

breakfast.

This pawsitively, quirky egg mold will come in handy to fry them up with.”

Cheers!

Puppy Egg Mold For Chinese New Year

 

Valentine’s Day Love

January 31st, 2018

Is sending a Valentine’s Day card to the special people in our lives passé? The same question goes for Christmas cards? If you send out Christmas cards,  I then believe the answer is no. Once or twice a year, pay it forward, support your postal service and buy that stamp. Snail mail still needs to be utilized as it can’t disappear. Many people rely on it. More on that in a another blog post. We all sent out Valentines when we were young in elementary school. Why can’t we do so as adults? Have a little heart-to-heart and write your main squeeze a sweet (or spicy) Valentine’s Day love letter.

Animated Valentine’s Day Cards with Envelopes

With a touch of vintage, these cute Valentine’s cards will spread love the old fashioned way.

Animated Valentine's Day Cards

Give the unexpected…a paper card. Express your love! Send directly using the old fashioned method,  snail mail  these lovely vintage Valentines Day greetings.

Valentine’s Day cards are the perfect way to express your love, the most beautiful feeling in the world!

If you’re looking for something more than just a card check out our Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas at Danna Bananas.

Celebrate Robbie Burns Day 2018!

January 22nd, 2018

Not only is it  2018 on January 25th but it is also his birthday. He would be turning the ripe age of 259!

BlogTO has compiled a list of exciting events you can attend to celebrate the Scottish Poet.

The Top 10 Events for Robbie Burns Day 2018 in Toronto!

Robbie Burns Day 2018 BlogTO Events

Without further ado, here are some Scottish, ideal ways to celebrate Robbie Burns day!

Of course, you have to dress to the nines to commemorate the date.

The Scot In The Box will be perfect:

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