About Us

Learn more about The Certif-A-Gift Company

For more than half a century we’ve devoted our efforts to making gift giving and receiving a pleasurable experience for all. Our personable team of representatives assists employers in developing programs that inspire productivity and healthy competition in the workplace. Through Certif-A-Gift, companies can successfully motivate their employees, recognize performance and create positive work environments by utilizing:

In their efforts to motivate their employees, companies often fall short—and misspend resources—by offering one-size-fits-all incentive programs. With Certif-A-Gift, companies can align incentives with each employee’s unique set of preferences and tastes. By placing the “power of choice” in their employee’s hands, managers can maximize individual and company-wide performance.

Our History

Certif-A-Gift has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1954.  Founder Randy Tobutt launched the company by offering one of the country’s first holiday gift selection catalogs, operating out of an apartment basement in Evanston, IL.  Tobutt soon added incentive programs to their repertoire and promptly moved into a larger space. As business rapidly grew they continually enhanced their product line to give recipients the ultimate personal choice in their gift selection.

Our Leadership

Today, Andy Tobutt, Chief Executive Officer, and Linda Tobutt, President, are carrying on the spirit of innovation sparked by the founder. This second generation of leaders has invested in robust technology that provides everything necessary to completely operate a program online.  Offering several platform options to meet any budget, each provides customers with custom branding and messaging, point issuance and accrual, gift presentation and selection, and comprehensive reporting.  Andy and Linda continue to revolutionize the industry by assuring that the incentive programs and awards are easy to access, quick to deliver, and intuitive.

A Certified Woman’s Business Enterprise (WBENC)

Women-Owned-Business-Logo_sCertif-A-Gift is a leader in the incentive strategy and research community, and in partnership with key associations it continues to advance the development of best practices in workplace incentives.

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