Home Depot’s Augmented Reality Video Gift Cards

Home Depot's Augmented Reality Video Gift Card (Image courtesy Home Depot)
By Andrew Liszewski

There’s a certain stigma that goes along with giving someone a gift card. It’s like saying I wanted to give you a present, but didn’t want to spend the time figuring out what you’d like. Now that may not always be the case, sometimes people can be incredibly picky (guilty) so a gift card could be the easiest option. And Home Depot’s new gift cards go a little further when it comes to making them feel a bit more personal. Using augmented reality the cards let you upload a video message that will play back whenever you visit a specific website and hold the card up to a webcam. Now I’m pretty sure Home Depot didn’t develop these on their own, and I’m going to assume they’ll be offered by other stores soon enough, but when it comes to novelty gift card designs the Home Depot has just taken the lead away from Target.

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