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Memorable Moments: January 2023

Daniel Bouwmeester    January 12, 2023    2 min read   

We are Amanda and Antoine, a husband-and-wife team and the founders of local gift creation and delivery service Jane’s Handcrafts & Gifts. We’re taking on the gifting world by putting together beautifully presented hampers for all occasions.

After identifying an opportunity within the Greater Springfield area for beautiful gift hampers, we decided to start our own gifting business to help receivers reconnect with their senders, and from this one idea, Jane’s Handcrafts and Gifts was started. Our mission is to create memorable moments for all occasions through the act of gift-giving.

Starting the business a little over three years ago in the spare bedroom of our Springfield home but soon outgrowing this space and having to move into our lounge room, the business has grown to be a highly sought after hamper brand.

Where we differ from our competitors is the personal experience that each customer receives when engaging in our services. Our smaller clients love having the ability to be able to pick up the phone and talk to a real person, and larger clients without the time to do so are grateful that all they need to do is send through their clients lists, and we take care of the rest!

Clients have the option to have a unique style hamper put together for them, or they can choose from pre-prepared styles available on our website.

Whether large or small, we offer our potential clients a special service that our competitors don’t, so they can experience what their clients would experience when receiving a thoughtful thank-you gift with a client face-to-face meeting. These intimate presentations show clients what their gift hampers could potentially look like with products and branding.

We love this community and we support it as much as we can with sponsorships and donations of hampers to community events.

We are also proud to have now sponsored the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce (GSCC) ‘Christmas in July’ event for the third year – an event that raises vital funds, children’s toys, and other personal items for families affected by domestic violence, something near and dear to our hearts.

Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.