During the holiday season, Apple traditionally gives gifts to their employees to thank them for their hard work during the year. This year some employees are receiving a custom black Incase backpack with a white Apple logo.
At least one employee has already put the gift up on eBay with a starting bid of $49.99 and a Buy It Now of $99.99. From the images we’ve received, it appears that the bag is a customized version of the Incase Staple Backpack. In past years, Apple employees have received blankets, sweatshirts, and water bottles.
The bags were accompanied by this note:
This is our gift to you.
But it can never compare to what you’ve given.
What does it take to give a gift?
It takes thoughtfulness. Compassion.
And sometimes, sacrifice of your time,
your talent, and your heart,
These are the gifts you give:
kindness, knowledge, humor, and patience.
You give them when you cover for a teammate,
so they can go on a much-deserved break.
When you send an email recognizing a job
well done. Or when you grab an extra coffee
for a friend before you clock in.
You give these gifts whether it’s the beginning
of the season, or the end of a very long day.
You do it over, and over, and over again.
Amazing products are designed in Cupertino.
Amazing moments are made by you.
These moments are your gift this
holiday season—to your customers,
to your team, and to the world.
The eBay auction has already closed, via “Buy It Now”. If you’d like to grab a backpack similar to the one given by Apple, minus the logo of course, you can find one at Amazon.com for $59.95.