It's simple.

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

Our Story

Welcome to the Bee Hive!

All The Buzz is based out 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 gifts and unforgettable presentation.

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

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


We don't just create gifts.
We create smiles.

Hey, hi! This is Shawn here. I'm the founder of All the Buzz and so excited you decided to drop in and see what we're about. 

I'd like to brag and say I got a degree in gift basket making, but there's no such degree. 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 that I started throwing theme parties that included, what else but, decorative baskets. I have to admit, they were pretty great and 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 so creative and what had now become my passion and love. And so All the Buzz 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 something special 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! 

You Put Your Heart and Soul Into Your Gift. So Do We.

It is so much fun to shop trade shows, watch the trends and then create truly unique gifts, but it's really the people who are the favorite part of our job. We so enjoy getting to know our customers and then getting to be creative to meet their needs. And 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.

We do keep it all in the family at All The Buzz

You can often see Shawn's son, husband and even their furbaby at the Hive.

When Shawn's not buzzing around the Hive, she enjoys time spent with her family, her scientist son 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!

That was one lucky and adored client!

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.

This is our famous buzz-mobile

If you ask us to personally deliver your gifts, this is the van we use. You will often see us around town, too, out in the wild going to networking meetings or to dinner with my besties. 

We care deeply that our clients feel like 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 and so that the person receiving it is delighted the very second they pull the gift out of the box. We have mastered this packing and shipping process so that the beauty of the gift is immediately obvious the moment they open the outer box.  

If you see us in a parking lot near you, snap a pic, share it and tag us on IG or Facebook and you may end up with a little something sweet delivered to you. 

We Make It 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 our customers and their gifts a personal touch. That's because even though there's cellophane wrapping and delivery truck between us and the gift recipient, we know eventually the gifts will land into human hands that are connected to a heart and a smile.

And so that's how we start and end each project – with a heart and a smile from us to you, to yours. We really mean it when we say your gift is in good hands here.

Now, are you ready to get started and gift a smile to that special someone? We are. 

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


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