23andme Genetic Testing – A Unique Gift For All

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This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx.com on behalf of 23andme.

When I start thinking about holiday gifts, I always try to find unique items that stand out to my friends and family. 23andme genetic testing is exactly that and a fantastic learning experience, too.

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23andme Genetic Testing -A Unique Gift For All

I received the 23andme genetic testing to try out for this post, but to be completely honest, it’s something that’s been on my mind for a long time. I feel like my family is always saying things like “you’re 62.2% Italian and the rest Polish,” but who really knows? I’ve always wanted to take a concrete trip into my past and learn more about my ancestry and 23andme genetic testing is honestly the easiest way to do that for the entire family. And honestly, this family of mine is so inquisitive, it will satisfy so many questions I’ve been asked over the years!

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This year, when it came to holiday gifting, I did things a wee bit differently for the people who are closest to me. I really focused on inspiration or learning gifts or experiences rather than the whole “more is more” approach. Our lives are filled with so many things that we don’t really need and I think it’s amazing to start off the new year knowing something new about yourself.

23andme genetic testing is a gift that’s truly personal and can give you a newfound appreciation and connection to those around you. After I tried my kit out (I will get the results at the end of this month!), my husband was so enamored with the process that I ordered one for him on Black Friday and it’s waiting to be opened on Christmas morning!

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How does 23andme genetic testing work?

First, 23andme offers two different types of testing: ancestry and health + ancestry. You can do one or you can do both – it’s completely up to you and much easier than you would think!

You simply order your 23andme genetic testing kit online and follow the instructions for spitting in the tube, then mailing it back to their lab in the pre-paid package. (Hint: make sure you don’t eat or drink for 30 minutes before doing the test.) After 6-8 weeks have passed, you will get emailed your results and have loads of information about your ancestry right in your very hands.

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I think it’s so amazing that this exists and I can’t wait for both my husband and I to get our results so that we’ll be able to sit with Branden (Blake’s a little too young for this kind of chat) and tell him information about what makes him the person that he is. This is honestly one of those gifts that you can’t put a price tag on, so if you’re searching for something extra special to gift this year – check out 23andme genetic testing and watch your family and friends be instantly filled with holiday cheer!

Fashionably Yours,

Allison

Comments

  1. 23 And Me sounds like the perfect gift for anyone. It’s so interesting to learn about your genetic background.

  2. I’ve always been kind of interested about my family. I do know a lot because there is a genealogist in our family but I would still love to do something like this to see how far back my DNA goes.

  3. This is a gift I never thought to give but my whole family and ny husband would really love this high tech test. I know some things about my heritage but this would be the gold standard.

  4. I bought this for my boyfriend this year! He’s really excited to learn about his ancestry. I’m excited for him to open it now!

  5. This is cool. Truly futuristic. But it could reveal important stuff

  6. This is something that I have also really wanted to try. I would love to see where I come from.

  7. I keep seeing so many posts about this. I want to get it for myself!

  8. This sounds like so much fun! I’ve heard of so many people doing kits like this and finding out what they thought was their ancestry actually isn’t. That would be crazy!

  9. I have always wanted to learn more about my background. I think this test could really help!

  10. Claudia Krusch says:

    I have a few friends that have used 23andme. I am waiting for my results to come back. I am so excited to see what the results are. It is a great gift idea.

  11. I have actually done this myself. You learn so much about your ancestry and health. I never thought about giving it as a gift.

  12. I have been thinking of doing this. I will have to look into it. It would be interesting to find out the results.

  13. My grandma was begging for this for Christmas. I think I will finally buckle down and get it.

  14. I love this kind of thing. I have always wanted to do this and haven’t ever gotten around to it.

  15. I love this kind of thing. I have always wanted to do this and haven’t ever gotten around to it.

  16. I have always wondered about these kits. I think it would be an interesting way to learn more about your family history.

  17. I’ve always wanted to do the genetic testing. It looks so cool! I’d be so excited to see my results.

  18. This has always looked intriguing to me. I would love to try it out. I’m so curious what my heritage would be.

  19. It’s a fun kit and it’s also perfect if you want to learn more about your genetic history! It’s definitely something that I would try out.

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