Our Story

Pleasant Surprises is the online gift basket division of EXCLAMATIONS! Gifts – San Diego’s award winning gift shop & gift basket company.

Our story began in 1993, when Claudia Johnson spent her very last $200 unemployment check to purchase several burgundy and gold wicker baskets from a florist going out of business. Soon she was designing gift baskets at her kitchen table - and her business, EXCLAMATIONS!, was born! Even Claudia’s very first gift baskets redefined the traditional gift basket, incorporating top quality components and her very own unique signature style.

We have surely come a long way from the beginning of those early gift basket days!

Call 858-909-0066 or email Sales@ExclamationsGifts.com if you would like to learn more about how we can help you with your gift giving needs.