Why AncestryDNA is the best last-minute holiday gift

AncestryDNA, Most Popular
5 December 2017
by Ancestry

For last-minute shoppers, the perfect holiday gift is something that seems thoughtful yet requires little advance planning. That can be hard to come by in shops.

What if you could find a deeply personal, last-minute present that opens up a world of possibilities? An AncestryDNA kit is just that—and a great choice for everyone on your list. Here are 5 reasons why.

1. Recipients will unwrap the unexpected

Fragrant body lotion? Novelty socks? The latest historical tome? Yawn. We’ve all feigned excitement on Christmas morning. An AncestryDNA scores points for surprise—and mystery. Your recipient will send in a few drops of saliva to be tested, not knowing what it will reveal about her roots. Your grandmother may find that she’s more Norwegian than English, with a dash of Portuguese, changing her understanding of herself. It’s an inherently unpredictable gift.

2. They’ll get inspired to explore new parts of the world

An AncestryDNA kit could provide inspiration for exploring new regions of the world. AncestryDNA results include information about your ethnicity across more than 350 regions around the world. Wherever they discover heritage, be it from Devon, Saxony or Trondelag, Norway. This discovery can prompt meaningful vacations all over the globe.

3. They might find an Irish cousin

An AncestryDNA kit includes more than a one-off test. By taking the AncestryDNA test, you have the opportunity to access billions of historical records and 100 million family trees, providing a rich portrait of who you are. With over 10 million people tested, AncestryDNA offers the chance to meet unknown relatives around the world. After your uncle receives the test results, he may get a message from a cousin in Ireland, discovering a side of his family he never knew existed.

4. You’ll give a meaningful experience

Though it comes in a box, an AncestryDNA kit is not your typical holiday knickknack. It promises an experience that sparks self-discovery, conversation, and new connections. That’s more than you can say for a flat-screen TV. Studies show that experiences, not objects, promote happiness and a sense of well-being. Plus, the anticipation of receiving the test results is part of the fun.

5. You can get an AncestryDNA card to put under the tree

Shopping extremely last-minute? Worried you won’t get your DNA kit in time? You’re in luck. You can still print out an AncestryDNA gift card to slip in a box under the holiday tree. As the DNA kit makes its way to you, your family can all join in the speculation about what the results will reveal.

AncestryDNA is the perfect holiday gift. Order a kit today!