Today it was revealed that for the holiday season Google will be giving its employees a Nexus 5 or a Nexus 7. In past years, Apple has not given its retail employees a significant gift for the holiday, though employees have been given hoodies.

The first gift to Apple Retail Employees was $10 off of a $50 iTunes gift card. This isn’t something to brag about considering a lot of stores offer this promotion frequently. Another gift Apple gives its retail employees is the ability to purchase third-party accessories at a steep discount, with new products being added to the selection each week. Apple has done this in past years:

According to several Apple retail sources, Apple employees have been able to purchase the Belkin WeMo Switch at 50% off, the Philips Disney Friends of Hue StoryLight for 40% off, Marshall Stanmore Bluetooth Speaker for 50% off, LifeProof cases for the iPad for 50% off, Tech 21 cases for 65% off, Jawbone Up 24 for 40% off, Nike + FuelBand SE for 50% off, Incase Neoprene Sleeves for 50% off, JayBird BlueBuds X Premium Bluetooth Headphones for 50% off, Beats by Dr. Dre In-Ear Headphones for 40% off and Speck SmartShells for the Mac for 60% off.

If you’re looking to get a few discounts of your own this year, be sure to follow our sister site 9to5Toys on Twitter.

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