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Why AncestryDNA is the best last-minute Christmas gift

5 December 2017

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? Knit sweater? The latest historical book? 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 French than Scottish, with a dash of Scandinavian, 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 150 regions. Wherever they discover heritage, be it from the Midlands, Southern England, Ulster, or Southern Germany, this discovery can prompt meaningful vacations all over the globe.

3. They might find a Scandinavian 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 90 million family trees, providing a rich portrait of who you are. With over 6 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 Sweden, 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. It will arrive in time for Christmas if you order by December 20th

A small box with a test tube and instruction packet, an AncestryDNA kit is quick to wrap and easy to sneak under the tree. As your family starts speculating about what the results will reveal, they’ll never guess that you put off holiday shopping until the final week.

AncestryDNA is the perfect holiday gift. Order yours in time for Christmas today. 



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