Why an AncestryDNA® Kit Is the Perfect Holiday Gift

AncestryDNA, Family History
28 October 2020
by Rebecca Dalzell

Are you looking for a unique, personal gift to give this holiday season? Something that helps someone make incredible discoveries about themselves and shows your interest in them and their journey?

With over 18 million people tested, an AncestryDNA®kit can help you discover more stories than ever. It has linked long-separated siblings and helped users uncover lost paternal lines. This wealth of information makes it the perfect present for anyone on your list.

For people who have everything

Every family has people who seem impossible to shop for. An AncestryDNA kit is one gadget even your uncle doesn’t have. With just a bit of saliva, the testing technology will analyze his DNA by finding genetic connections to groups of people from over 1,000 world regions. The kit gives families something to talk about besides the football game, opening up new conversations and deepening relationships.

For college kids

Young people in your life addicted to smartphones and selfies? An AncestryDNA kit plays right into that digital self-involvement. Even a seemingly disconnected college student will be interested in DNA mapping, since the technology is cutting-edge and gets to the heart of who they are. They may find surprising genetic connections. A Latinx young person might learn they have previously-unknown roots in Eastern Europe and Russia or a region of Mexico like Northeastern Michoacan. A Black American may learn they have genetic ties to Afro-Jamaicans or to the Scottish Highlands.

For Moms

Your mom deserves a gift as unique as she is. An AncestryDNA kit reveals that she is indeed one-of-a-kind. It’s a quick way for a busy mom to pause and reflect on who she is, taking a moment to herself for once. These discoveries can inspire her to take a trip to the homeland or try a new recipe. Doesn’t she always say that what she really wants is quality time with family? Bingo.

For family historians

If your grandmother has already dug into census and birth records, an AncestryDNA kit can help take her research to the next level. Paired with the world’s largest online family history resource, this kit helps users identify common ancestors among genetic matches. An AncestryDNA test can point to new directions for research, link her with distant cousins, and open up new stories about her relatives.

And isn’t that what the holidays are about?
AncestryDNA has the largest consumer DNA network. Who could you find? Try an AncestryDNA kit today.