Usually we get something like a bag or a jacket.
This year, because us employees have donated so much money to charity, and the company is so proud of that (paraphrase of what they said) they "gave" us $100 to donate to one of four preselected charities. (I think it said we could donate to any, but I only saw 4 on the web page).
I thought it was a different twist on the holiday gift, as well as a few other things (good and bad) that I'll keep to myself. I don't think I've ever heard of a company doing this before.
I'm also wondering if a press release will be issued around this. Time will tell.
I was curious what your thoughts on this was - an item for the employee vs. a charity donation.