Video gift cards

Home Depot has a new feature where you can upload a personalized video tied to a particular gift card.

My first thought was, how stupid, and that is how many things related to gift card strike me.

But, on deeper consideration, not a bad idea.  You’ve got a gift card which specifically tells the recipient to go to a particular website and enter their gift card number to retrieve their video.  I like it.

If it wasn’t for scammy websites claiming to be able to tell you your gift card balance but really trolling for gift card numbers to steal, I would say this is a good opportunity for someone to create a website like this that works for ALL gift cards, which also allows people to print out personalized gift card holding greeting cards that also inform the recipient of the video website.