by Edited by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 12, 2011

scarf with bandWhen giving customized gifts, look at details like packaging and printing to find sneaky ways to cut costs. Janet Helm ( of Vancouver, British Columbia, who has created custom incentive gifts for the Coca Cola Co. and Caesars Palace, will digitally print a "belly band" (pictured) for her signature tartan scarf instead of using offset printing, a more expensive method. Another tip: Instead of embroidering logos on soft goods, use a woven label, which costs less and looks more subtle.