My Must-Have Gift for the Whole Family

Amy recently wrote a post with gift ideas for the grandparents. One of her ideas was a DNA Kit. My kids are fascinated by their genealogy. My husband is Indian and and I am a mutt (Irish, Italian, Hungarian, some German and god knows what else. Some of the family tress get a little murky when you go back more than 100 years. We tried to tally the percentages one night but decided it would be fun to nail it down and get DNA Kits for my parents, me and my husband, and my kids.

There are several different kits, but after doing some research, they all provide the same results and are about the same price. They’re also available on Amazon prime so you should be able to get in time for Christmas:

23andMe $65, made Oprah’s favorite things list

AncestryDNA Genetic Test Kit $69



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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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