Archive for the ‘Christmas Gifts’ Category

Celebrating Kitschmas

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Are you looking for the perfect Kitschmas gift for a friend or family member? Well, we have something for you.  This gift is not only kitschy but funny, memorable and believe it or not functional too. The Water into Wine Drink Makers make a great novelty Christmas gift for your wine loving family member or friends. We all need a drinking buddy especially one who is kind to all.

It’s not always easy to remember “whose glass is whose” when enjoying a glass of wine or two(wink) with friends or family.  This festive drinking buddy will protect your drink and keep track of it’s whereabouts. Also, they will ward off the beverage smugglers.

It’s always a party with the giggle inducing drinking buddy!

 

Remember Jesus is the reason for the season!

 

 

Water into Wine Drink Markers for Kitschmas

Get In The Mood For The Holiday Season!

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

As we head into another holiday season, many of us are struggling to find ways to keep things fresh, unique, exciting…don’t fret: we’ve got you covered! Stick with Danna Bananas and we’ll have you swimming in Christmas gift ideas, whether you’re shopping for him, looking for that unique something for her, or simply aiming to fill up a Christmas stocking.

Unique Christmas Gifts

Unique gifts are kind of our specialty, and we take special pride in our holiday offerings. Hosting a Christmas or New Year’s party? Why not flair things up a bit with an inflatable wreath? Set the mood and foreshadow the fun before your friends and family have even stepped through the door.

Inflatable Christmas Wreath for the Holiday Season

Novelty Decorations

But the fun needn’t stop at the door; once your guests are inside you can be sure to make a strong impression with a plaid reindeer puzzle plaque, for example! Just one of our many unique gifts on offer. Speaking of which: looking to decorate? Adorn? Spruce up? We’ve got unique and novel ideas for every aspect of your home — for your baking, or a home office, yard work — you name it.

Plaid Reindeer Puzzle Plaque for the Holiday Season

Fun for All Ages

It’s not all about Christmas parties, though; maybe what you’re after this holiday season is something to bring the family together? Check out Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Snowland, and make something beautiful happen! Better yet, check out our full selection of Gifts for Kids — everything from arts and crafts to the latest in wonderfully witty Winter fashion.

Snowland Rudolph Red Nosed Reindeer for the Holiday Season

Your Source for Unique Christmas Gifts This Holiday Season

Whatever this holiday season means to you and yours, we’re here for you; let’s make sure that this year ends with fun, surprise, and a good dose of holiday cheer!

Holiday Gift Guides

Monday, November 28th, 2016

The elves at Danna Bananas have been busy trying to figure out the funniest novelty Christmas gifts for all the boys and girls of the world. We are not the only ones looking for the next best unique gifts for all those people on your shopping list. The elves at Chatelaine Magazine and Rachael Ray Magazine have found a few fun gifts from Danna Bananas that they think are worthy of the most demanding shoppers so they have featured them in their holiday gift guides.

Chatelaine Holiday Gift Guides

Chatelaine Magazine has featured two fun kitchen gifts which will make the foodie on you holiday shopping list giddy with joy.

The Pasta Grande Silicone Kitchen Tools gift set was featured in Chatelaine’s, 20 Gifts That Foodies Will Love Holiday Gift Guide.

Pasta Grande Silicone Kitchen Tools Gift Set at Danna Bananas in Chatelaine's Holiday Gift Guide

The Chef Hero Chef Assistant was featured in  Chatelaine’s, 50 Stocking Stuffer Ideas Holiday Gift Guide.

Chef Hero Chef Assistant at Danna Bananaas in Chatelaine's Holiday Gift Guide

Rachael Ray Holiday Gift Guide

Not to be outdone the Rachael Ray Everyday Magazine has also featured a super fun gift in the pages of their December 2016 Holiday magazine. These napkins are sure make the DC comics geek in your life the happiest super hero you’ve ever seen. The DC Comics Dress Up Napkins were featured in the 51 Nifty Gifts for $50 or Less Holiday Gift Guide. You’ll need to pick up the magazine from your local store or check it out with your subscription to Texture to look at this list. Or you can just trust us!
DC Comics Dress Up Napkins at Danna Bananas in Rachael Ray's Holiday Gift Guide
Since these have unique holiday gifts were featured in national magazines they have been flying off of our shelves. So don’t hesitate to fill your virtual shopping cart with the hottest Christmas gifts of the year. Thanks to the elves at Chatelaine Magazine and Rachael Ray Magazine for featuring our funky little store in the pages of their awesome magazines!

Toronto Santa Claus Parade

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

History of the Toronto Santa Claus Parade

First Santa Claus for Toronto Parade

112 years ago, The Toronto Santa Claus Parade first came to the big smoke and put smiles on all ages of spectators. The year was 1905 and the population was 5,827 but really there was only one person in the parade at that time and that was jolly old St. Nick. It pre-dated the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City by almost 20 years. He arrived at Union Station atop a horse-drawn Eaton’s delivery wagon  and walked with the Eaton family to their store. The Eaton’s Department Store was their sponsor until 1982. In 1913, Santa journeyed down Yonge street by eight live reindeer. In 1917,  floats were introduced and in 1919 Santa arrived by plane. The parade was first aired on the radio  in the 1930s and viewed on TV for the very first time in 1952.

My memories of attending The Santa Claus parade was during the 80’s. My family would take the subway down with lawn chairs and blankets. We would joyfully watch the floats go by and excitedly anticipate Santa’s arrival with much excitement. My other memories were taking my nephews down in the 90’s and letting them sit on a snowbank.

In this day in age, there are dozens of floats, clowns and bands winding through the streets of Toronto spreading holiday joy and entertaining kids of all ages.

Toronto Santa Claus Parade 2016

When Santa arrives in Toronto on November 20th, that means the holiday season  is officially upon us. Tis The Season!

If you can’t make it down to see the parade in person at 12:30 today, don’t forget to watch it on T.V. at 4:30 on CTV.

Toronto Santa Claus Parade

Don’t forget that this is just the beginning of Holiday celebrations in Toronto. There are many more events and activities to do besides the obligatory Christmas shopping.