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Ways We Can Include Wine or other Spirits with your Gift Basket

custom-gifts-san-joseWe have some really fun ideas for you about how you can add a bottle of wine or a special bottle of tequila to your gifts for your friends and colleagues.  We would love to help you with this kind of custom baskets for your company or for your family.

Our friend Betty Kaufman, the wine lady with Wine Tastings and More and her blog is Betty’s Wine Musings  has a variety of options for you.

Betty is local here in the Bay Area. And, she hosts wine tastings and now, virtual wine tastings, plus she sells all kinds of delicious wine.  Her winery does all kinds of fun things with a bottle of wine and can potentially include your logo, team mascot, department motto, or anything you can think of.

Here are all the fun ways you can work with Betty and her wine into your corporate or personal gift baskets.


  1.  Virtual Wine Tasting:  You can package one with a basket and her wine. You can call or text Betty at 650-714-7009 and arrange or get more details.
  2. Buy wine from Betty’s Wine Tastings and More and have her ship it to All The Buzz Gifts to have us wrap it with your gifts. Text or Call: 650-714-7009









3. Betty’s company also has these cool Specialty wine labels that can be used for a variety of celebrations. They have a “Thank You,” “Congrats,” “Happy Birthday” and others. (Check the graphic below.)  Get them ordered and shipped to All The Buzz Gifts on San Felipe Road or drop them off at the beehive.

4. Betty and her winery can also make custom (personalized) wine labels for your company, department, team, or employees. This option has a longer lead time and the earlier you get her your order, the sooner she gets them ordered. You send your artwork, photo or logo to Betty, and then she takes that and makes it into a wine label. (She recommends you order a case to offset the price for the customization.) Then, either you can drop them off at All The Buzz Gifts, they can ship them to our beehive or you can have them shipped to us so we can include in your gifts.

There are other services that can also deliver booze to our hive for us to include with your gifts. These will not be personalized like Betty’s wine, but if you wanted to send a Thank You gift to the people in your department, you could order our Thankful Gift and include a bottle of vodka from or and just have it shipped to us, so we can include it with your basket. Or, you can have the booze shipped directly to recipient and have them match out gift,and your booze gift matched up when they both arrive at the recipient’s office or home.

We LOVE to customize and personalize your gifts. We also love brainstorming and spitballing cool custom gift basket ideas for you. Feel free to email me at or give me a call at 408-504-3703. We can come up with some fun ideas and I can even prepare a quote for you and send it over for your approval.

Our office is in San Jose at 4605 San Felipe Road, SJ, CA 95135.  You are also always welcome to come to our workshop (by appointment) to pick up your orders to save on shipping. But, we do ship all over the U.S.  We look forward to working with you soon.

We specialize in custom corporate gifts:

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Retirement and New Hire Gifts for our Corporate Clients:

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Halloween Treats Giveaway 2020

halloween-gift-baskets-san-joseWe are giving this gift basket to one of you! All treats, no tricks!  Enter your email below. We call this Halloween Gift Basket Treats & Tricks and it retails for $45 plus shipping.

Enter Here

Enter by the 22nd and if you are the winner, we will reach out to you for your shipping address and ship it out on the 23rd so you have it in time for Halloween. Watch your emails around lunchtime on the 22nd.
When you receive your gift basket, if you win, we would LOVE it if you take a pic of yourself with it and send it to us so we can share you on our IG and FB if you agree that we can do that. Or, even better, tag us on FB or IG. (But, this is completely optional!)
Our hashtag is #allthebuzzgifts
Spooky times and we want to give you a fun treat!
Thank you, as always, for all of your support.
We specialize in custom gift baskets and would love to brainstorm ideas for you. Email me any time at or call me at 408-504-3703. I would love to come up with something extra special and personalized for you or your company.

Corporate Gratitude Gifts | Employee Appreciation Gifts from All The Buzz

Gratitude Gifts for Corporations

We had so much fun creating this Gratitude Gift for our corporate client Annual Reviews in Palo Alto. Like us, they are a Bay Area company and we love working with them! (We have a little insider friend there, too. Thank you, Lu!)

Their company had a virtual Employee Appreciation online, so we shipped these to each of the employees individually. We put in a note into the gift box filled with goodies and asked them not to open it until they could all open them together, virtually. So, when the time came at 10:30 they opened them all together and raised a toast to each other.

We had all kinds of goodies in the gift box, including stemless champagne glasses with their company logo. We added some sparkling apple cider for them to sip and toast with. We also included some yummy tapenade, crackers, Mediterranean dried apricots, chocolate chip cookies, caramels, almonds, and other delicious snacks.

When is the last time you worked for a boss that made sure you know you were appreciated? This seems like a great place to work. Gratitude sure goes a long way towards employee goodwill and great employee morale.

We Can Make Custom Gifts for Your Company or Team

If we can do a custom gift for your team, your department, or your company, please call me at 408-504-3703 or email me at and we can begin brainstorming for the perfect gift for your project.

Be sure to check out the picture of their CEO at the bottom of this article. Isn’t he adorable?

We love making gifts for corporate clients or regular ol’ people! If you work in H.R. or Marketing, feel free to reach out to me for a custom quote for your custom baskets or gifts. We can handle pretty much any occasion and can customize our gifts in hundreds of ways.

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Halloween Gift Baskets | Treats and Tricks

halloween-gift-baskets-san-joseHalloween is my favorite holiday and we are gearing up for Halloween season 2020.

Of course, we have no idea what to expect this Halloween.  This pandemic has made all holidays difficult to predict, but we have been keeping very busy. Maybe in 2020, people are craving connection and wanting to send more love to their friends and family that they cannot see in person.

Corporate Halloween Gift Baskets

Each Halloween season we make a whole bunch of Halloween baskets for our corporate clients, but this pandemic year is like a roulette game. We have no idea where the ball will land on the wheel.

Will people be celebrating this year? I have seen a bunch of memes about turning Halloween into a “Mardi Gras” style Halloween and that we just throw candy at the cars as your neighbors drive by… but not sure that is Covid19 safe!

Often our corporate clients buy gifts for employees and gifts for contests and drawings that they hold for their sales or marketing teams. We have property managers that buy Halloween gift baskets for their tenants. We have H.R. departments that buy Halloween gifts since it can be more politically correct since it is not a religious holiday.


San-Jose-Halloween-Gift-BasketHalloween Gift Baskets: Sweet or Sour?

Some years we REALLY get into the designs of our Halloween Gift Baskets.

We build off or our client’s energy and they inspire us to make the very ghoulish and spooky gifts. And, sometimes they inspire us to make less scary Halloween gift baskets.

Click here to see our “Creepy Gift Basket

The Gift Basket with the big purple spider is our “Gleeming Halloweening” gift. Isn’t that mirrored skull awesome?

NOT so scary Halloween Fun Box is perfect for young people, too.

This ghoulish box is colorful and had some Zombie Brew which is ghoulishly green hot chocolate!  Your kids will love it.

This gift basket made here in San Jose is called our Haunted Halloween basket. Check out the gorgeous purple bow and the scary spider.

We love to jump on a call with your to brainstorm ideas. You are also always welcome to email me your ideas and I can let you know what is possible. Of course, Halloween has a set date every year, so the deadline is very real with Halloween gifts.

Custom Gift Baskets in San Jose, CA

My email is or call me at 408-504-3706. I am sure we can find a perfect Halloween Gift Basket for your company or your family. We specialize in custom gift baskets and make all of our gifts here in San Jose. (Since 2004. Family-owned here in the Bay Area.) In fact, most of our orders are custom or personalized. We can add a personalized ribbon or a bow for your order. (Usually a $3 to $5 upgrade for custom ribbon.) We would be honored to help you with your Halloween or holiday gift baskets.

(Also, if you are in the San Jose area, you can always pick up your order by appointment at our warehouse out on San Felipe road. But, we do ship our baskets all over the U.S.)







Halloween Gift Baskets | No Tricks, Only Treats

Halloween is My Favorite Holiday



Retirement and New Hire Gifts for our Corporate Client


Retirement Gift Basket

We are proud to partner with @iSolvedHCM in their applicant tracking and onboarding process to grow their team. #WinAsOne

IG: @isolved.hcm
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Aren’t these gorgeous? We do hundreds and hundreds of custom gift baskets each year.

We worked together with our client iSolved and help them create their retirement gifts and their new hire gifts.

You can see the retirement gift basket is actually in a blue tin (their business colors) with their logo on it with our custom vinyl letters.  We also use their colors and logo/name on their custom printed ribbon for each basket. (Also filled with lots of other s.w.a.g. and delicious snacks, too.)

But, we do way more new hire gifts for iSolved! Below is an example of one of their gifts they have us put together for them.


New Hire Gift Baskets

In case you are wondering, this is from iSolved’s website:

New-hire-iSolved“Comprehensive, completely scalable HCM software that delivers a better work-life and transforms your company, while managing all your workforce management processes — payroll, HR, time, and benefits.”

In the case of these new hire/onboarding gifts, we collaborated with iSolved’s marketing team to create a very custom branded box.
These boxes have limitless possibilities and we love providing that next-level gift presentation, but I digress.
iSolved provides us with their logo water bottle, lanyard, and journalWe take those items and create an eye-catching package with a personalized card, company colored materials, and an imprinted logo ribbon to wrap it all up.
They let us know when they have a new hire and we put together their gift and ship it off to the lucky new employee!




We would love to help your company or your family create a custom gift basket. We are in San Jose, but we ship all over the U.S.  And, if you are local and need a gift basket in San Jose, you can save on shipping and pick up your order at our workshop on San Felipe Road by appointment.  Text or call us at 408-504-3703. You can also email me at so we can brainstorm over email or call me and let’s plan your special basket soon.



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What’s New in Gift Baskets from All The Buzz Gifts : The Pandemic Episode

gift-baskets-san-joseWhat is new this summer? What are people looking for during the quarantine?

Check out the replay of my summertime Facebook Live video here!

Lots of people are searching for gifts for their workers who are working from home.

We have lots of customers searching for gifts for essential workers, too.

Home Survival Worker Kit has been selling well.

We created a Pandemic Survival Kit which includes a germ key, toilet tissue, and more!

We have some new food products like Bloody Mary Kits, Cocktail Mixers,

wine brittle, tequila lime chips, Jelly Belly Rose’ All Day cute jelly bean kits.

Barbecue sets with a raspberry chipotle sauce. Sunflower chips are something

I am addicted to that are delicious.

Mike & Niki’s honey brought by some calm honey and garlic honey!


We always love discussing custom gift baskets and corporate gifts. We are based in

San Jose, but we ship all over the U.S.  We specialize in custom corporate gifts

and business gifting, but we can customize any of our gifts. Just give me a call

or email me at and you can call or text me at



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Get Well Soon Gift Baskets

Get Well Soon Gift Baskets

work-from-home-giftsBack to school season during pandemic right before flu season kicks off is not a recipe for fun, that is for sure. But, we are here to help comfort anyone in your circle that needs it. We got you. But, maybe all of this mask-wearing will keep the flu at bay this season. We have noticed fewer colds and other viruses and stuff in our circles. Maybe this will be a thing from now on. I would love that! No more winter or summer colds, right?

But, that is not reality. We know a few of us will get colds or flu this coming fall and winter and we would love to help. (And, fortunately, most kids in our area are not actually going to school this semester. They are using ZOOM for their lessons.)



Our “Well Wishes” Get Well Soon Gift Basket

Gift boxes includes all kinds of things to cheer someone who’s under the weather including soup mix, crackers, tea, honey, almonds, cookies, and a giant chocolate krispy aspirin. The honey is local honey for Mike & Niki’s Honey which is collected from hives here in San Jose. 

This is one of our oldies. It is a classic and best seller in this category. We can almost always get this one shipped out pretty quickly, too. Same day can be tough, but if you get the order in my 11 a.m. Pacific, we can sometimes get it right now.

$40 plus shipping and you can include some text for a hand-written note by us with your sentiment inside.





Cold and Flu Season Get Well Gift Basket

Cold-flu-gift-basketsCold and Flu Basket pretty much says it all.  $70 plus shipping


This thoughtful gift is for that special someone suffering from any nasal or respiratory ailment. Includes sipping broth in lidded mason mug, honey, tea, biscotti, and a candy aspirin.

And, for real relief, your sicky will love the locally made sinus relief shower tabs and Breathe Free chest rub. They are all-natural, small-batch relief at its best. 

If you would like to personalize it, we can include a custom ribbon with the “patients” name or a loving message on the ribbon. (Small $5 upcharge.) We also have other goodies you can add to this or any of our baskets.








Get-Well-Baskets-Smiley-Face-MugLarge latte mug is filled with coffee (or specify tea or cocoa), cookies, nuts, candy, and smiley chocolate pop!

$25 plus shipping. This one makes a great gift for an entire department or team, too. Lots of ways to use this SMILEY gift. (Again, we can also put custom ribbon with logos or some sentiment you come up with.)
If you are local, you can always pick up your baskets at our workshop in San Jose on San Felipe Road, but you do need an appointment and request that you text us to confirm before you drive all the way out to pick up. You can always call or text me at 408-504-3703.










Cancer Patient Chemo Care Baskets

We even have an extra special gift basket for your friend or loved one who may be experiencing chemotherapy for their cancer.

We made it with them in mind with some goodies that may help them ease some of their nausea and other malaise from the stress and the chemical cocktail.

Know someone braving chemotherapy or cancer treatments? We hope not, but we want to try to help if we can bring them a touch of comfort. 

They will surely appreciate your thoughtful gift of comfort-including a fun mug, chicken soup, mints, tea & honey, lotion, queasy drops, warm beanie or socks, adult coloring book, and much more. Customizable too! Magnet on the tin will vary.  $150 with free shipping. 

Again, we can also personalize the basket with a bow with their name on the ribbon or a loving sentiment from you. (We have a custom ribbon printer, so most any message is possible.)

If you want something more customized for your friend or loved one, call me or email me and we can create something specific and personal. We do specialize in custom gift baskets here in Sa Jose – they are our bread and butter. We have been making custom corporate gifts and custom gifts for consumers since 2004. My email is or call me at 408-504-3703. I would love to brainstorm with you.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get your creative juices flowing! You can also read all about what our past clients have to say about our gift baskets on YELP or Google, too.

I should also mention we do have a Pandemic Gift Basket – because it is just that kind of year!

Stay health. Mask up and we will all get through this together.


Boredom Buster Gift Basket


Pandemic Survival Kit



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Employee Morale Gifts

Do your employees deserve a morale boost?

These are difficult times, for sure. And, everyone is spending so much time alone and away from their colleagues and the office.

Have you seen our Home Worker’s Survival Kit, yet? (And we have them in small, medium and large and 3 different price points.)

We have created lots of employee morale gifts over the last 16 years. The 88 baskets we made in this black leatherette with the big yellow bows were for an accounting firm. Aren’t they super cheerful?

You will love these gifts on our blog from March 2020. Lots of smiley faces to go around. More employee morale gifts here.

We have also created lots of new hire gifts for some local tech companies. We love working with our corporate clients on retirement gifts, new hire gift, thank you gifts, and work from home survival kit thank you gifts! We have fun creating with our clients and love bringing their own employees lots of glee and joy.

We created this for one of our corporate clients who wanted to boost the morale of their employees who have been working from home the past 5 months.  All of the zoom meetings get to be so overwhelming and never getting to see your colleagues in person can be demoralizing. These are strange times and the world is a little bit upside down. So, one of our clients sent the Work from Home Survival Kit to boost their team’s morale.


This kit has snacks, yo-yo, caramel corn, and vitamin c energize boost!  New times require new, thoughtful gifts. And, this one is fun, especially for those new to working at home. It includes coffee, snacks, immunity boosters, earplugs, fun activities like jump rope, yo-yo, silly putty, playing cards, and chocolate aspirins. Personalization is available.  (We can personalize with vinyl lettering, custom ribbon and it is just a small upcharge.)

At All The Buzz, we specialize in custom corporate gifts. If you have any ideas you would like to talk through, give me a call at 408-504-3703 or email me at and we can brainstorm and spitball and come up with something extra special for your department and company.

We have a super cool machine that allows us to put vinyl lettering on gifts and baskets. A really fun idea for company logos – especially on the metal baskets and ceramic frames.

In case you live locally here in San Jose, you are always welcome to come out to our workshop in San Jose (by appointment) and you can always save on shipping by coming and pick up your gifts at our workshop. (Just to text us ahead of time to make sure we are there.) We have been making gift baskets here in Silicon Valley for over 16 years, so we have a pretty robust “beehive” workshop on San Felipe Road.


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New Hire Gifts for Your Employee Welcome Kit


New Hire Gifts

Does your company have an onboarding system for welcoming New Employees? If so, we may be able to help. (Well, we can probably help if they don’t, too.)

We have had quite a few clients over the years who have used our services to create custom gifts for their new hires. They often put a kit together for their new employees with their orientation workbooks, maps of the restaurants and hotspots nearby, a layout of their office, and a list of the company holidays, for example. Then, we create a special and creative gift for the employee. We deliver the gifts to them and then they give it to their new employee as a welcome gift. (We can also ship the New Hire Gifts directly to your employees if they are remote. Just a little extra charge for the shipping charges.)

Custom Company SWAG – We Can Customize Gifts With Your Company Logo

Some of our clients send us their company swag to include in the gift. A few of our clients ship us a dozen of each item they want in the new hire gift and we package them up to their specifications and ship them out when we get instructions to mail them out. We can also help out with the corporate swag. We can customize mugs, water bottles, key chains, cutting boards, magnets, cookies, and more. Just ask. We specialize in custom gifts and corporate gifting. We can make the gift in a basket, in a mug, in a tin or in a box. And, we can also add personalized ribbon or custom vinyl lettering to personalize a gift for your most valuable asset – your new hire.

We have been doing this for over 16 years, so we have done and seen it all! You can always call me at 408-504-3703 or email me at and we can brainstorm and I can create a quote for you.

You can browse our website to get some inspiration. Pretty much any of our gifts can be turned into a new hire gift and we can always add a custom ribbon to each gift. But, here are a few ideas to inspire you:













We have lots of creative ideas for you. This is just a sampling of some corporate style gifts we have done recently. And, here are some suggestions for items you might want to include in your new hire kit. We have compiled this list of items our clients have included in theirs over the years.

23 Ideas for Your New Hire Kit

  1. Map to nearby coffee shops
  2. List of nearby eateries
  3. Extention list for all employees
  4. Map of the office that includes where the H.R., Accounting and Executive Staff sit
  5. List of company holidays
  6. Handwritten note
  7. Employee Handbook
  8. Company directory
  9. Org chart
  10. Financial tax forms
  11. Office supplies
  12. Map of local hotspots for wi-fi
  13. The company social media sites
  14. List of approved company hashtags
  15.  Frame for an employee to use for a family pic
  16. Create a scavenger hunt (this one may not work any longer)
  17. Lots of company SWAG
  18. Gift card for a nearby eaterie
  19. Healthful snacks that feed their brain
  20. Desk game or zen garden
  21. Desk etch-a-sketch
  22. Great quality earbuds for conference calls

There are probably hundreds more if they come to mind, I will add to this list.  And, if you have any ideas for me, please comment below.

Gift Baskets in San Jose, CA

Our workshop (beehive) is in San Jose. We can do deliveries within 15 miles of our office with orders of $100 or more. And, we can also set up an appointment for you to come out to our workshop on San Felipe Road to pick up your gifts to save on shipping costs. Just be sure to make an appointment, because we are not always there. You can always text us at 408-504-3703 to confirm your appointment to come and pic of your gifts.

Our San Jose workshop is here:

4605 San Felipe Road
San Jose, CA 95135


Boredom Buster Gift Basket

pandemic-gift-basketIf your kids have been home all summer, you can probably relate to this gift basket we created. This quarantine is driving us all up a wall! I think we are all as bored as our kids are.

We are calling this the Boredom Buster Gift Basket and it is perfect for families or people who are quarantined and have played every game and put every puzzle together one too many times!

Sodas, munchies, Jelly Belly jelly beans, salt-water taffy, flavored popcorn, 5 Second Game, puzzle, Big Book of Family Games (travel-friendly book guarantees hours of hilarious, technology-free fun that requires nothing more than creative minds), rice krispy brick, toffee pretzels, and other goodies. Have you played the 5 Second Game? Here is more info about it:   “The 5 Second Rule Uncensored Board Game comes with 150 question cards, a Twisted Timer, and the game rules pamphlet. The rules of the game are simple, spit out the answers to the question you are asked in five seconds, no matter what they are!” These games are a great way to get your family to all stop staring at their phone. 

Definitely check out our Pandemic Survival Kit, too. They could both be perfect for a family road trip.

You can take this gift basket on your next family road trip, your next beach house, or Air BNB rental. It’s loaded with fun stuff for you and everyone in your group. It will keep you all very busy.  And, it comes in a super cool trunk that you can use when you get back home and store your games in for more fun later.

Custom Gift Baskets in San Jose

We can also customize these for your family or for your company, too. We can add vinyl lettering to customize it with your family name or company logo. We can also add custom ribbon and add goodies to personalize this boredom buster for your family or your department.

If I can help you with a custom gift for your family or for your company, call me at 408-506-3703 or email me at and we can brainstorm some great ideas for you.

Be sure to also check us out on Facebook or Instagram to see all kinds of fun ideas we create.

You can save on shipping by picking, you can always schedule a pick-up at our workshop in San Jose. Just please be sure to schedule it ahead of time to make sure we were there, please. 408-506-3703 is a good number to text me at.


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4605 San Felipe Road
San Jose, CA 95135
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