Learn more about The Certif-A-Gift® Company

For over 60 years, Certif-A-Gift® has devoted our efforts to make the gift giving process a pleasurable and memorable experience for all. Our personable team of representatives assist employers in developing programs that inspire engagement, productivity and healthy competition in the workplace. Through Certif-A-Gift®, companies can successfully motivate their employees and business partners, recognize performance, and create positive work environments by utilizing:

In their efforts to motivate their employees and partners companies can often 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, no matter the age group, gender, experience level, or interests. By placing the “power of choice” in the program participant’s hands, managers can maximize individual and company-wide performance.

Certif-A-Gift’s incentive and recognition program solutions are quick to implement and offer program participants thousands of brand-name rewards options. From Apple® to Weber®, we have all the top brands and latest models from the most popular lifestyle merchandise categories; including electronics, housewares, sporting goods, tools, luggage and jewelry.

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, the product line was continually enhanced to give recipients the ultimate personal choice in their gift selection.

Our Leadership

Today, Linda Tobutt, President, and Andy Tobutt, Chief Executive Officer, are carrying on the spirit of innovation sparked by the founder. In addition, the third generation is already in place with son’s Ryan, Director of Sales and Client Relations and Alex, Operations Manager, set in overseeing many of the departments. Offering several platform options to meet any budget, Certif-A-Gift® solutions provide customers with custom branding and messaging, recipient personalization, point issuance and accrual, gift presentation and selection, and comprehensive reporting. The Tobutts continue to revolutionize the industry by assuring that the incentive programs and awards are easy to access, redeem and quick to deliver.

A Certified Women in Business Enterprise (WBENC)


Certif-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.