Now’s the best time to grab a kit as a gift (or for yourself).

By Jessica Leigh Mattern
July 15, 2019
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In addition to Amazon’s Prime Day deals on luggage and bags, electronics and devices, and all sorts of travel gear, now is one of the best times to snag a DNA kit for super cheap. 

For a limited time, Prime members (or anyone who registers for a 30-day free trial) can save a ton of money on AncestryDNA’s best-selling Genetic Testing Ethnicity kit on Amazon, which is currently 50 percent off in honor of Prime Day. The $49 DNA test, which usually goes for almost $100, is an affordable way to discover your ancestral roots and family history. It’s also a special gift for friends and family who are interested in learning more about their genealogy.

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To buy: amazon.com, $49 (Originally $99)

Each kit comes with a saliva collector, which users fill and then send back to the company for testing. After six to eight weeks at their laboratory, participants receive a breakdown of their ethnicity along with information about their family’s migration around the globe. Users also gain access to AncestryDNA’s digital platform to connect with relatives and explore the database containing over 20 billion historical records.

The DNA test, which is one of the most affordable options on the market right now, also makes a thoughtful present for friends or family hoping to learn more about their lineage. Since each box comes with everything they need to get tested and access their results, the kit can easily be gifted and used whenever the recipient chooses.

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And for just a bit more, shoppers can opt for AncestryDNA’s Genetic Testing Ethnicity + Traits set, which includes all of the above and details 18 personal traits specific to your DNA, like your hair strand thickness and even your innate aversion to cilantro. This kit is also on sale for Prime Day and marked down for $69 — that’s 60 percent off its usual $119 price tag.

No matter what you discover, you’re bound to get some new and exciting getaway inspiration. Just think of it as the ultimate guide for that once-in-a-lifetime world trip you’ve always wanted to take.

To buy: amazon.com, $69 (Originally $119).

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