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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas and Valentine’s Day must haves

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Roses are Red

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Look what we’ve got for you…unforgettable Gifts For Your Valentine!

 

 

Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day, February 14th is creeping up and it will be time for Valentines.

 

Let’s be frank, you either love it or you hate it. While some would say that Valentine’s Day is a day for sharing with your significant other gifting boxes of the usual box of chocolates…it doesn’t have to be the same way of celebrating every year! It’s 2019, why not switch up your routine?  If you want to spend Valentine’s Day eating chocolate(that’s fine), having a night full of relaxation with a hot cup of Cocoa or Tea,  playing a Board Game or watching your favourite Romantic Comedy – that’s lovely! If shopping for Valentine’s Day is a little overwhelming, Danna Bananas has compiled a list of Valentine’s Day Must Haves that can be enjoyed solo, or with your significant other in crime. Scroll down and see what cupid has approved this Valentine’s Day…all we can say is some fun Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas will catch your eye!

1. What is the first word that comes to mind when you say Valentine’s Day? Did you say chocolate? If yes, that’s what we’re dreaming of— a hot cup of cocoa and lots of it served in none other, a Gnome Mug. What’s better than spending the night in, bundled up in in your home sweet warm home sipping away? The answer is nothing, nothing is better! Our product of choice for Valentine’s Day is:

Humble Gnome Mug

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas - Gnome Mug

2. Your tea lover will lust for this heart-shaped tea infuser as a hot cup of tea infused with love is soothing to the heart. the Tea To My Heart Tea Infuser will steep your love affair even more:

Tea to My Heart Tea Infuser

 

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas - Tea to My Heart Tea Infuser

 

3. If  you feel it’s too cold to venture out to seek entertainment, how about a fun board game that will not only raise your temperature but beat your cabin fever too? Adult XXX Charades is similar to charades but with a twist<wink>…a titillating party game full of suggestive innuendos to keep your party entertained. Remember to play at your own risk!

Adult XXX Charades

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas - Adult XXX Charades

4. Practice safe drinking with the Wine Condom. Here is a solution for saving your wine as you need to protect your Pinot Grigio and sheath your Chardonnay. They are 99.9% effective at preventing unplanned wine spoilage.  The disposable latex wine condom is small enough to fit into a wallet or pocket:  

Wine Condom

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas - Wine Condom

 

 

PS. Love Is In The Air(always) so gifting all year long and not just on Valentine’s Day would be a heart felt gesture.

Chinese New Year

Monday, February 4th, 2019
Happy New Year: Xīn nián kuài lè!
The Lunar New Year falls on February 5, 2019.

2019 is the Year of the Pig according to the Chinese zodiac calendar.

It is a beautiful, peace loving, social and very lucky animal that is great for money and wealth.

If you were born in the years 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and of course this year, you will be celebrating with an extra sip of wine<oink, oink>.

As stated on the Chinese New Year website:

The Pig is the twelfth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept. Another story says that a wolf destroyed his house. He had to rebuild his home before he could set off. When he arrived, he was the last one and could only take twelfth place.

The Pig is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) hài (亥), and the hours 9–11 in the night. In terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Pig is yin. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth.

Their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well.”

Besides ringing in the new year with a swine and cheese party, how about an entertaining dinner guest that’s not a boar…“sow what?”, you ask?
A pig?
The Stinking Pig Game will also beat the winter blues and cure cabin fever as it will get everybody oinking with great laughter.

Poke his belly to hear him sing and then you can pass him around by rolling the die, but if he toots in your hand then you will get a token and the person with fewest tokens by the end of the game will win.

stinky-pig-game for the Chinese New Year

 

 

Hope your Lunar New Year is full of great fun, love, health and laughter for the whole family!

Hogs and kisses!

10 Hot Toys That Changed the Way People Play

Monday, January 1st, 2018

The Fingerling Monkey may be this year’s hottest toy, but its popularity is far from unparalleled. A new must-have toy seems to arrive every holiday season. Richard Gottlieb, the chief executive of Global Toy Experts and publisher of Global Toy News, discussed some of the Hot Toys like the Fingerling’s craze-making predecessors over the last generation.

Popular toys are often like comets across the sky, drawing attention quickly and fading just as fast. “A good fad is about eight months from explosion to collapse,” Mr. Gottlieb said. While few toys outlast the initial hype, the ones he listed have endured as cherished memories from childhood and helped shape play time expectations long after they left the shelves.

They were also big business. Mr. Gottlieb ranked the toys below based on the impact each had on the industry, indicating when they became major hits in the United States. “These products,’’ Mr. Gottlieb said, “became cultural touchstones.”

Beanie Babies Hot Toys

A collection of Beanie BabiesCreditSuzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

1993

Hot Toys #1 Beanie Babies

These pellet-stuffed animals, Mr. Gottlieb said, had an outsize cultural and financial impact. “It became an investment portfolio if you will,” he said.

He described how the company voluntarily limited supplies of these Hot Toys, leading to long lines of customers whenever a store got a fresh shipment. But the bubble quickly burst.

“Lots of people invested a lot of money and time,’’ he said, “but it wound up being worth virtually nothing, what a used plush animal would be worth.”

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Cabbage Patch Kids Hot Toys

Cabbage Patch Kids are shown on display in Boston in 1983. CreditElise Amendola/Associated Press

1983

Hot Toys #2 Cabbage Patch Kids

“It wasn’t a pretty doll, they were strange looking.” Mr. Gottlieb said, “Maybe there’s some appeal to the imperfect for us, because it’s who we are.”

Although these Hot Toys may have appealed to people’s humanity, they did not always bring out the best in shoppers.

“There were fistfights in the stores,’’ he said. “Big, big fights. People were nuts.”

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Super Soaker Hot Toys

Super Soaker’s added a more powerful dimension to the concept of a water gun.CreditAndy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal, via Associated Press

1992

Hot Toys #3 Super Soaker

“Super Soaker I think was revolutionary in outdoor play. It took the water gun to a whole new level.”

The thrill was in the power, Mr. Gottlieb said. “I just remember people were blasting the hell out of somebody with a heavy stream of water.” And now, he said, that enthusiasm is much the same for these hot toys. “People still get excited about the latest, most powerful water gun.”

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Razor Scooter Hot Toys

Jake Smith, 16, of Queens rides his Razor Scooter June 1, 2000 in New York City.CreditChris Hondros/Newsmakers, via Getty Images

2000

Hot Toys #4 Razor Scooter

Mr. Gottlieb said he still sees people riding these metal scooters to work today. Although they have had some staying power, they also represent the dangers of a product getting too popular, too quickly.

Early customers wanted more than retailers could stock, but that trend reversed after the first holiday rush. “You would go into stores and just see pallets and pallets of these hot toys, and it was over.”

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Transformers Hot Toys

A woman shops for Transformers toys, made by Hasbro, in New York in 2009.CreditShannon Stapleton/Reuters

1984

Hot Toys #5 Transformers

“It was a really cool form of play,” Mr. Gottlieb said. Transformers could be manipulated in ways that other hot toys could not. “It’s double the pleasure.”

Since their release, Hasbro has kept the brand alive by expanding the Transformers universe. “It really created an entire category,” he said.

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Bratz Dolls Hot Toys

Bratz dollsCreditMGA Entertainment/Associated Press

2001

Hot Toys #6 Bratz

These dolls, Mr. Gottlieb said, signaled an awareness that dolls that are blonde and white are “not reflective of the culture that we have anymore.”

Some parents criticized Bratz for wearing clothes they viewed as sexualized, but Mr. Gottlieb said sex appeal was not the reason the dolls had staying power. Rather, these hot toys became so popular because America was becoming more diverse, and children wanted to play with a doll that looked more like they did.

“Bratz is the only doll that really ever challenged Barbie.”

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Pokemon Hot Toys

Two friends hold up their favorite Pokemon trading cards in 1999.CreditCharles Krupa/Associated Press

1999

Hot Toys #7 Pokémon

“It started in what I like to call the schoolyard social network” in the United States. Several years after its start in video games in Japan, the Pokémon craze in America centered around groups of children who collected and traded the cards, and local merchants who catered to them, Mr. Gottlieb said.

“I can just remember going to retail stores and they’d have signs in the window saying, ‘we have Pokémon cards,’‘‘ he said. “It was that popular.”

The brand is having a renaissance now, thanks to the Pokémon Go augmented reality app. “I don’t think in some ways, we want to give up these things we loved in childhood, but we’re told as adults that we’re not supposed to be so enthusiastic. The augmented reality gave permission to re-embrace.”

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Tickle Me Elmo Hot Toys

A Tickle Me Elmo doll in New York.CreditBebeto Matthews/Associated Press

1996

Hot Toys #8 Tickle Me Elmo

Elmo was already a television celebrity when Rosie O’Donnell brought these hot toys onto the set of her talk show. “People just went nuts,” Mr. Gottlieb said. “They loved the way it had that chuckle.”

At the height of its popularity it also drew crowds at retailers. “I’m sure somebody got punched in the nose over Elmo, but I really don’t remember.”

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Teddy Ruxpin Hot Toys

Teddy Ruxpin combined technology and the cuteness of a stuff animal. CreditPRNewsFoto/BackPack Toys

1985

Hot Toys #9 Teddy Ruxpin

“Teddy Ruxpin was kind of the first animatronic plush animal,” Mr. Gottlieb said. Although it was somewhat unreliable at first — about half of the early versions failed and were returned by customers — it broke the mold for how hot toys and technology could mix.

“Technology, part of that was always seen as hard, but teddy bears were soft,’’ Mr. Gottlieb said. “The combination of those things was fairly radical, as well as the notion that technology could be cute and emotionally engaging.”

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Magic the Gathering Card Game Hot Toys

Students, from left, Nick Horne, 6th grade, and Jason Curtis, 7th grade, play the game “Magic: The Gathering” in their free time at The American Boychoir School in Princeton.CreditAaron Houston for The New York Times

1993

Hot Toys #10 Magic: The Gathering

This fantasy-style card game had intricate rules and a huge number of possible paths to the final win-or-lose outcome, and helped bring a small gaming subculture into the mainstream. “It’s a little bit of an outrider, but I included it because it was a real popularizer of the concept of the Dungeons and Dragons gameplay to a wider audience,” Mr. Gottlieb said.

Mr. Gottlieb said that the game genre grew in popularity thanks partly to “Magic.” The play format continues to attract people today.

Original Source of this post is the New York Times.

Star Wars Gifts

Monday, December 11th, 2017

With Star Wars The Last Jedi Movie opening on December 15th, you are probably looking for Star Wars inspired gifts? We have been working with Yoda Santa and have summoned the force to bring you some fun and geeky gifts!

yoda-santa

Star Wars Gifts!

May the Force be with all aspiring Jedi cooks as Yoda, Darth Vader and R2-D2–shaped cookie cutters can create 30 sweet and savory treats with the Star Wars Cookbook – Wookiee Pies, Clone Scones, and Other Galactic Goodies!

Star Wars Cookbook at Danna Bananas

Isn’t this cool? The Star Wars Death Star Ice Mold lets you create ice spheres that are shaped like the 360 degree Death Star as featured in Star Wars Episode 4.

Star Wars Death Star Ice Mold Glass at Danna Bananas

 

May the force of the holiday season be with you!

 

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

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Monday, January 16th, 2017

With Valentine’s Day, less than a month away, it is time to prepare for Cupid’s arrow. You want to be sure to plan every last detail for the special day to show how much you love that special person in your life. The more preparation and planning you do, the more your significant other will feel valued and appreciated. Make sure you plan a lovely meal and purchase some cool Valentine’s Day gifts.

Do you need funny Valentine’s Day Gift ideas? Why not capture that lifetime, photographic memory?

Fun Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

The Love Photo Booth will create a fun-filled, “Kodak moment” for you. A photo is always well received. All you need is Love with the Love Photo Booth! You can make the most beautiful photos of your love story. You can create beautiful and funny Valentine’s Day images with the included accessories and props.

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas like Love Photo Booth

Strike a pose and seal it with hearts and kisses!

Top Romantic Movies for Valentine’s Day

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, you want to be sure to plan every last detail for the special day to show how much you love that special person in your life. The more preparation and planning you do, the more your significant other will feel valued and appreciated. Make sure you plan a good restaurant, choose a few Valentine’s Day movies, and purchase some romantic gifts.

Be sure to find the perfect movie to watch that the two of you can enjoy. You’ll want to choose from a few romantic movies to set the tone of the day and make it a memorable evening. Classic romantic movies are always a good idea — choose from

Gone with the Wind

When Harry Met Sally

Pride and Prejudice

Each have stood the test of time and even if you’ve seen them before, they can be enjoyed just as much, if not more, on Valentine’s Day.

If you prefer comedies, try to watch a film or two that include

Serendipity

The Wedding Singer

Pretty Woman

Never Been Kissed

Sweet Home Alabama

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

27 Dresses

The Wedding Date

You can also choose from some of the most popular Valentine’s Day movies that have been made. Valentine’s Day is a romantic comedy that is light-hearted and is centered on different couples in different situations. Sleepless in Seattle is another favorite that focuses on fate and two people finally meeting on Valentine’s Day.

Although choosing the perfect film to watch with the love of your life is important, you also can’t forget other aspects of the night. Make sure you choose a couple of Valentine’s Day gifts. You’ll first want to choose something sentimental, like a charm bracelet or a framed photo of the two of you. Pair it with a card that expresses your love for that passion. Make it meaningful and something they’ll always remember.

Next, find a couple of romantic gifts to set the mood. You can try for vanilla scented candles, delicious chocolates, or bubble bath. Don’t be afraid to get fun gifts. Ideas include How to Keep Your Husband Apron, Naughty Dot to Dot Books, Jumbo Heart Post It Notes, or Tea to My Heart Tea Infuser. All of these will make for good laughs and good memories with your significant other.

Between a tasteful movie, some delicious chocolates, and a few Valentine’s day gifts, you’ll be well prepared to share the special day with your special someone. They’ll feel loved and valued that you put so much time and detail into the one romantic date of the year, and you’ll be sure to score a few brownie points. Even if a few things go wrong, they’ll know you put time and effort into making them feel loved. Oh, and don’t forget to give some flowers!

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