Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Christmas Gifts turn into Valentine’s Day Gifts

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Indie 88, Toronto’s new alternative radio station posted “the biggest Christmas gift phenomenons over the last 30 years on their blog.

What did you receive for Christmas? Were you satisfied or are you ready to re-gift for Valentine’s Day which is just around the corner?

Valentine’s Day Gifts

If you are keener, shop now and show your affection a unique gift. Danna Bananas has a variety of Valentine’s Day gifts for her, for him, for your wife, for your husband, for your boyfriend, for your girlfriend or your significant other.


Regift Christmas Gifts at Valentine's Day Gifts


Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Let’s gear up for the Ho Ho Holidays!

It is safe to say, we can Make Spirits Bright, Deck The Halls and last but not least: Welcome Jolly Old Saint Nicholas to town!

The Toronto Santa Claus Parade is on Sunday November 18th in person at 12:30. The Original Santa Claus Parade has been an exciting must see jolly, festive event since 1913. There are floats, bands and happy clowns. There are also letter carriers collecting letters written to Santa. If you can’t adorn your red nose in person, you can always catch it on CTV at 4:30.

“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”

“You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
He’s making a list,
He’s checking it twice,
He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice
Santa Claus is coming to town…”
You too can get into the spirit of the season with our festive wares. We have ideas for the whole family: Young, the young at heart and the old(er) wiser folks too.

Santa Claus Approved Gifts

Ho Ho, the Emergency Santa Kit will instantly turn anyone into the jolly old man.

Emergency Santa Clause Kit at Danna Bananas


The Santa Mustache Pacifier will turn your little one into Santa Baby. It is BPA free.

Santa Claus Mustache Pacifier at Danna Bananas

Create the most famous reindeer scene of all with these Christmas photo booth accessories and some or your original misfits. The Christmas Photo Booth will make your Christmas party photos just a little more like a Santa Claus Parade.

Christmas Photo Booth

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!

Gotta Gift It Up!

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Surprise your loved ones with a great range of gifts & stocking fillers that are Egads! Gift It Up! With this being November 25th, do you know we are one month away from the big day? It’s creeping up on us! The festive season is in full swing now. Tick tock…this means if you haven’t started shopping yet, perhaps you should get a start on it. :-)

If you’re dreading that last minute rush to the stores, then fear not, Danna Bananas is here to lessen your stress and better yet, provide a way for you to shop while you drink the beverage of your choice! :-) Our advice to you: Deck The Halls and Avoid The Malls! Gift It Up!

Gift It Up at Danna Bananas

Gift It Up!

We offer a wonderful range of gifts, stocking stuffers and gifts galore for everyone on your list, guaranteed to put a smile on their  face this holiday season! We have unique Christmas gifts, fun Christmas gifts, novelty Christmas gifts, funny Christmas gifts, Hanukkah gifts and toys for the kid and the big kid on your list! We have suggestions for your furry child and baby too! If you are music lover or a foodie, we have something in mind for them too. Tisk tisk…we have something for the naughty ones as well! Bah Humbug, what do I get for that person, we made it easy…no excuses.  Just surf on by to Danna Bananas, shop, click and voila you’re done! Gift It Up!

Our gifts to you!

1. When you make a list and put an order through…Danna Bananas will check it twice.
2. Here at Danna Bananas, we will get your order out the next day just in the St. Nick of time!
3. Ain’t no shipping like free shipping! We offer free shipping, when you spend $150.00.
4. The Wackiest Little Gift Shop on the Web. Perfect for holiday shopping–unique and wonderfully unusual kitsch, toys, games, gag & gift ideas for kids, babies, pets, adults & the “hard to buy for”. Check us out for off-beat, funky & fun ideas!

You can’t hit snooze, the holidays are fast approaching! Why not wrap something up from Danna Bananas today…click now!

Mistletunes – Holiday Music!

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

With the holiday’s fast approaching, it’s very difficult not to hear the sounds of the season amongst the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. The question is, when should we start playing holiday music? I actually don’t have a problem with it starting right after Remembrance Day/Veterans Day. This is the case because I love music and there is never a day that goes by, I don’t listen to it. Holiday music is only here for a few weeks so I say, sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds. I’ve compiled a list of some memorable Christmas music selections that you can give a listen to, some traditional holiday classics and some that will make you cringe but good news it’s only here for a flash. What’s your favourite Christmas song? Season’s Greetings, friends!

Holiday Music Videos

1. Andy Williams – It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year:


2. Jackson 5 – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town(Jr Blender Reggae Fix):


3. David Bowie and Bing Crosby:


4. The Pogues and Kirsty Macoll – Fairytale of New York:


5. The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping:


6. Brenda Lee -Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree:


7. Run-DMC – Christmas In Hollis:


9. The Maccabeats – Miracle – Matisyahu – Hanukkah:


10. Devo – Merry To You:


11. Royksopp – Le Cantique de Noel:


12. The Yule Logs – Christmastime Is Here:


13. James Brown – Soulful Christmas:


14. Bob Dylan – Must Be Santa:


15. Halleluja Chorus – By: Handle from the Messiah:


16. John Lennon and Yoko Ono and The Plastic Ono Band:

Toronto Santa Claus Parade Memories

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

History of the Toronto Santa Claus Parade

First Santa Claus for Toronto Parade

111 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 2015

When Santa arrives in Toronto on November 15th, 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.




Newsletter #110: Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner…

Sunday, November 21st, 2010


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When did you start Christmas Shopping?

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

You’re EXCELLENT Shoppers!

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1. Already Done- (38%)

2. Today- (12%)

3. Tomorrow- (6%)

4. Next Week- (15%)

5. The Week Before Christmas- (8%)

6. The Day Before- (5%)

7. Boxing Day- (7%)

Shop till you Drop!

Monday, December 15th, 2008

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