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!

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 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.

Mini-Ogodisk

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 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

This night light features real life characteristics similar to a unicorn. It 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.

Unicorn

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.

 

Chinese New Year - Year of the Dog

 

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:

Robert Burns Day

Valentines Day Gifts

January 16th, 2018

With some more snowy blasts or more to come, it is safe to say winter is here to stay for awhile. ‘Weather':) you love it or hate it, it’s time to get out, embrace it and have fun in it because it is SNO-Much Fun.

Kickstart your wild imagination with Sno-Stompers. Stomp and roar making tracks like a dinosaur in the snow. They easily snap over boots and shoes. The Sno-Stompers are easy to take on and off and could also be used during summertime for making footprints in the sand. When your neighbours are not looking, why not leave tracks and keep them guessing.

Valentines Day Gifts for Winter Fun

Since Valentines Day is in the season of winter, wouldn’t these make a fun outdoor activity for the whole family? Sno-Stompers inspire imagination and creativity. Pretend to be animals, stomp around and roar out loud sounds. Awesome fun for all!

Sno-Stompers for Valentines Day at Danna Bananas

Sno-Stompers Green for Valentines Day at Danna Bananas

Cool Valentines Day Gifts

January 9th, 2018

Christmas has come and gone and so are the holidays.

Can you believe we are now two weeks into the first month of 2018?

As we all turn a new page into 2018, we can all reflect on what was, what is and what will come. Well in a few days, Valentines Day will be a month away.

“I just called to say I love you

I just called to say how much I care

I just called to say I love you

And I mean it from the bottom of my heart”

Valentines Day Gifts for All

If a funny Valentine’s Day is your go to theme this year then you must look for funny Valentines Day gifts? Danna Bananas has you covered with a plethora of funny Valentine gifts for him and funny Valentines Day gifts for her.

Pink Talk Dock make a fun Valentines Day Gift

Hello! Remember the days where you could have a phone in the kitchen with a long cord while you talk to your friends all hours of the day? Relive those glory, simpler days with The Talk Dock. With a dash of old school, this lovely, fun and functional Valentines Day gift will ring their heart. Functions as a dock, charging station and a receiver, the Talk Dock will charge your phone. May look vintage but don’t you worry this charger dock connects to all the latest Smart phones.

Celebrate Robbie Burns Day 2018!

January 3rd, 2018

Happy Robbie Burns Day 2018!

Robbie Burns Day 2018

Even though Robert Burns passed away at the age of 37 of rheumatic heart disease, he is always remembered every year. Robbie Burns Day is celebrated as a Scottish national holiday on January 25th. On this day, not only Scots honour his poetic life and spirit but people all around the world. Celebrations include: playing bagpipes, reading his poetry, feasting on traditional Scottish food, such as Haggis and dressing in a kilt and other other Scottish attire. If you haven’t celebrated Robbie Burns Day before, why not, it’s a lot of fun!

A Red, Red Rose – Robert Burns (1794)

O my Luve is like a red, red rose
   That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melody
   That’s sweetly played in tune.

 

So fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
   So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
   Till a’ the seas gang dry.

 

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
   And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
I will love thee still, my dear,
   While the sands o’ life shall run.

 

And fare thee weel, my only luve!
   And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my luve,
   Though it were ten thousand mile.
If you aren’t Scottish you can always pretend with the Scot in the Box costume kit and join in the Robbie Burns celebrations!
Scot In The Box Costume Kit for Robbie Burns Day