Why AncestryDNA is the best last-minute holiday gift

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 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

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  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!