TL;DR: 23andMe’s comprehensive Health + Ancestry Kits are on sale for $149 through June 17, making them a great gift for your dad.
Fact: DNA test kits make excellent gifts no matter the occasion. They promise a kind of self-discovery that’s sort of irresistible, but better yet, they’re one of those experiential presents that don’t take up any physical space in your home.
Such kits lend themselves particularly well to Father’s Day gift-giving — because after all, it’s not every day that your dad gets to explore the oldest branches of his family tree. Besides, it’ll be fascinating to find out more about your family history too.
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AncestryDNA’s kits are a budget-friendly option at just $59 through June 17, but for a more comprehensive test, pick up one of 23andMe’s Health + Ancestry Kits, which test for different physical traits, carrier statuses, wellness factors, and health predispositions in addition to an ancestral analysis and ethnicity estimate. They typically sell for $199, but if you shop 23andMe’s ongoing Father’s Day sale, you can save $50 and grab one for just $149.
What’s great about 23andMe’s test is that it requires zero blood and/or needles. Your dad just has to spit in the tube provided in his collection kit, ship it out, and in six to eight weeks, 23andMe will send him a personalized, in-depth report based on the data extracted from the sample. (Thanks, science!)
Upon receiving his report, your dad can then share his health results with his healthcare provider, and start connecting with long-lost relatives on 23andMe’s growing DNA Relative database. Spoiler alert: Family reunions are about to be 🔥.
Here’s what Amazon reviewer no wrote about the 23andMe Health + Ancestry Kit:
“I bought one for my dad and me and have received all sorts of interesting information about my family’s ancestry and genetic relatives. It has become a fun family project and helped shed light on questions about where my mom’s family came from. Very cool.”
Get one for only $149 through June 17.