I was thinking about this thread today. The admin assistant in my office, Tess, was declared employee of the month for October, and three of us took her out to lunch. We went to her favorite restaurant - she's sort of an adopted daughter there - and the owner greeted her warmly.
We mentioned to the owner that Tess has gotten the award, and the owner sent over four *really yummy* banana stuffed dessert rolls, making it clear there was one for each of us, to congratulate Tess. I thought that was a great way to give a perk, though we all would have been fine with it if the owner had only sent one.