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Shop Small. Shop Local. Go Bananas This Holiday!

November 7, 2019 | by Lauren Ludwig

Our neighbor, Laura with Sunny Day Family scoped out all the hot new toys that, let’s be honest, are probably already on your kids’ Christmas lists this year. She worked with Loudoun’s ONLY toy store, Go Bananas, located right here in Brambleton Town Center to curate the top toys list.

Go Bananas is expecting a special visit from none other than Santa (and Mrs. Claus too!) on Sunday, December 8th at their store from 1-3pm. Bring a donation of canned food and you’ll be entered to win great prizes. 

Take a look below at Laura’s write up — she even put together a FREE Printable Holiday Toy Guide (available on Sunny Day Family’s blog) to make shopping that much easier this busy time of year. Thanks for visiting, Laura. We appreciate your support!

The Best Toys for Christmas This Year from the Experts | FREE Printable Holiday Toy Guide

Article originally posted by Sunny Day Family on 11/7/19

This post is sponsored by Go Bananas Toys. Visit them in Ashburn, VA or shop online for the best toys for Christmas.

Where do you go to find the best toys for Christmas? Whether you’re shopping for your own children, friends or family, you want to go to a toy expert. And since the North Pole is pretty busy this time of year, you need to go to the next best place: an independent toy store.

There are a lot of places where you can buy toys, both in stores and online. And they all have lists of the “hottest toys of the year” which you can usually find crammed between aisles of paper towels and dog food.

Yes, these superstores can be convenient.
But are they really the place to go to find the best toys for Christmas? 

When I’m choosing toys for my own kids, I want to know that I am finding things that will capture their attention, encourage open ended play, and last well into the New Year.

That’s why I am so excited to be partnering with Go Bananas Toys to get an expert opinion on the best toys for Christmas this year. Like our own personal elves, the folks at Go Bananas know toys. It’s all they do, and they are committed to only stocking high quality toys that kids and parents love. You can walk right in (or call) and speak to a toy expert, who will guide you to the perfect gift for anyone on your list.

They’ve let me in on their favorites for this holiday season, and I’m excited to share them with you. Ready to do some shopping? Let’s dig in to this year’s Holiday Toy Guide from the experts at Go Bananas.

How to Choose the Best Toys for Christmas 

When choosing toys, there are two main things you want to consider.

  • Do they encourage creativity and imagination? Toys should be the tools that your kids use in play, and should inspire them.
  • Are they well made? You want to invest in toys that last, not junk that will fall apart easily.

Every toy at Go Bananas fits this criteria, which is why they are an award- winning toy store.

With this toy list, you won’t have to worry about quality. You’ll just need to think about the ages and interests of the children on your gift-giving list and you know that you’ll find the perfect gift.

2019 Holiday Toy Guide

The following is just a selection of favorite toys from Go Bananas. Click here to see their entire 2019 Holiday Catalog.

  1. Klutz arts & crafts kits for all ages and interests. Try Candy Science for yummy STEM fun! 
  2. Ultimate Unicorn Baking Party and other kids cooking sets and play food.
  3. My Audio Pet: an adorable bluetooth speaker with big sound in a little package.
  4. Nee Doh Balls for a retro stocking stuffer.
  5. Board games! Classic and hand held games for all ages.
  6. LEGO sets for all levels and interests.
  7. The Dimpl and Spin Again – fun for toddlers!
  8. Crazy Aaron’s Ultimate Putty Challenge Game and assorted Thinking Putty varieties 
  9. Doink It Darts are fun for the whole family!
  10. Chip Away Diamond – will you find a real diamond inside?

Holiday Toy Shopping Made Simple

Go Bananas makes your holiday toy shopping easy, with a great selection of quality toys and expert advice. But that’s not all! They also offer fast shipping and free gift wrapping. And if you’re local, you can get easy next day order pickup from their Ashburn store.


Grab your wish list and head to Go Bananas on Sunday, December 8 from 1-3pm for a special visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Bring a donation of canned food and you’ll be entered to win great prizes too.

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