It’s simple.

We make others feel loved, valued, important and special. 

Our Story

Welcome to All The Buzz – Home of Customized Gift Baskets!

All The Buzz, a gift basket company specializing in customized gifts, is based out of its “beehive” workshop in San Jose, California. It was founded in 2004 out of a love for creative expression and special occasions by Shawn Parola, aka the Queen Bee! Here at All The Buzz, we pride ourselves on creating the highest quality customized gifts with unforgettable presentation.

We also offer personalized customer service that focuses on creating the perfect customized gift experience for not only the recipient, but also the giver. Whether a single personal gift basket or a large corporate gifting program, the same detailed attention is given from content selection and special touches to delivery.

Behind every customized gift is a desire to make someone happy. We share and deliver on that same desire.


Shawn at All The Buzz Gifts
Happy All The Buzz client
Client with customized gift basket
Shawn happy at All The Buzz Gifts


Hey, hi! This is Shawn here. I’m the founder of All the Buzz and I’m so excited you decided to drop in and see what our custom gift basket business is all about. 

I’d like to brag and say I got a degree in custom gift basket making, but there’s no such thing. Instead – you’re not going to believe this – I got a degree and began my career as an occupational therapist.  Yep. It’s true. Far cry from making gift baskets, I know.

It was during that time I started throwing theme parties that included, what else, but decorative custom gift baskets. I have to admit, they were pretty great; my family and friends thought so too.  Didn’t take long before I was getting offers to do the same for them. Having already developed a creative and entrepreneurial spirit as a child working in my family’s business in San Jose, it seemed a logical step for me to start a new career doing something creative with what had now become my passion and love. And so, All the Buzz, a custom gift basket company, was born.

Today I couldn’t be happier. I get to go to work each day to create something beautiful and make someone happy.  So, let me conclude by saying I’d be most honored to create a special customized gift for you. Look around the store. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, reach out. I aim to please. After all, we’re in the smile business! 

Your Customized Gift Is made with heart and soul

It is so much fun to shop trade shows, watch trends and then create truly unique customized gifts, but it’s really the people who are the favorite part of our jobs. We so enjoy getting to know our customers and getting to be creative in order to meet their needs. We especially love having a hand in putting a smile on the faces of their giftees. In many cases that also means helping our customers grow their businesses! You may be the one who gets to give or receive a gift from the heart, but at the end of the day, we have a lot to smile about too. Lucky us!


You can often see Shawn’s family at the Hive.

When Shawn’s not buzzing around the All The Buzz Hive, she enjoys spending time with her family and wonderful husband. She also gives back to her community as a proud baby cuddler at Good Samaritan NICU and business contributor to the local homeless population.

We’ve collected a few ribbons of our own!

We’ve been recognized for attention to detail and creativity

Shawn has won numerous design awards at the national level, appeared in several gift publications and was recently named an instructor at The National Gift Basket convention in Glendale, Arizona. 

This wins the prize for the largest gift basket ever!

Largest customized gift basket

This gift basket was a $1,000 Christmas gift basket that we personally delivered. Don’t you just love the Christmas choo-choo train theme? This basket was ordered by a corporate property manager as a prize for their client.

Gift basket delivery service

We can personally deliver your customized gifts in the Buzz Mobile pictured below. Look out for us buzzing around town on our way to businesses and homes.

We deeply appreciate that our clients feel they can trust us to ship out a beautiful, high quality gift that arrives in pristine condition. We care that the gift arrives in perfect condition so the person receiving it is delighted from the very second they pull their gift out of the box.

All The Buzz Buzz Mobile

If you see us around town, snap a pic, share it and tag us on Instagram or Facebook. You may end up with a little something sweet delivered to you. 

We Make Custom Gift Baskets Personal

All The Buzz sure has grown and changed since its inception, most notably with our dedicated workshop, personalizing capabilities and business gifting focus.

But no matter how much we grow, we won’t stop giving a personal touch, because even though there’s cellophane wrapping between us and the recipient, we know eventually the gifts will land into human hands connected to a heart and a smile.

That’s how we start and end each project – with a heart and a smile from us to you

Are you ready to customize a gift and put a smile on the face of that special someone? We are! 

Customized gift baskets on display

Customize and Brand It!

Don't see something you like? Then let us create a gift basket custom order just for you! You can even add personalized and/or branding items!

Save 10% on orders over $125!

Hey, San Jose and Bay Area Customers!

Why pay shipping if you're in the Bay Area? Come to our hive in San Jose to pick up M-F by appointment. 

4605 San Felipe Road
San Jose, CA 95135
(408) 504-3703


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