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Brand Media Guide


Founded: 1954

Primary Products and Services

Primary Products and Services: Through Certif-A-Gift®, companies can successfully motivate their employees and business partners, recognize performance and create positive work environments by utilizing:

In an effort 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 program participants’ 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 reward 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.
  • Gift Booklets: Presentation items include a Gift Booklet, redemption card, insert letter, presentation jacket and adhesive foil seal. The insert letter can be printed with the client’s company name, logo and/or custom message.
  • Gift Cards: Presentation items include a coordinating Gift Card, note card and foil seal of your choice. There are several stock presentation designs. Or, clients can provide their own artwork for a custom look.

Company Story

For over 65 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 assists employers in developing programs that inspire engagement, productivity and healthy competition in the workplace. 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 sons Ryan, Director of Sales and Client Relations, and Alex, Operations Manager, involved in overseeing many of the departments. Certif-A-Gift is a Certified Woman’s Business Enterprise (WBENC).

Certif-A-Gift is committed to supporting all resellers seeking to provide their customers with exceptional brand-name gift, incentive and recognition experiences to meet any budget.
Types of Programs: Through Certif-A-Gift®, companies can successfully motivate employees, customers, vendors, contractors, dealers, members and volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. Other programs include years of service, retirement, safety recognition, holiday gifts, contests, incentives and on-the-spot recognition.

Buyer Persona

Organizations that appreciate high levels of customer service and attention as well as the ability to come up with creative solutions to difficult challenges based on decades of experience.


Certif-A-Gift has brands and products for every demographic group.

Customization and Personalization

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 rewards are easy to access, redeem and quick to deliver.


Ryan Tobutt
The Certif-A-Gift Company
1625 E Algonquin Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 718-0300


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