23andMe DNA kits are $30 off — and a perfect Mother’s Day gift
AHEM: Mother’s Day is coming up quick (it’s on May 13), and if you clicked on this post, that means you still haven’t gotten a gift for your mom. (Insert roast here.)
Don’t worry, we have a great idea for a unique, last-minute gift.
Give mom or grandma the gift of, well, family, with a 23andMe DNA test kit. They’re $30 off as part of 23andMe’s Mother’s Day sale, and are available on Amazon Prime with free two-day shipping. (Just make sure you order before Thursday, May 10 at midnight if you want it by Sunday.)
23andMe tests from over 150 different regions and can give mom a detailed breakdown of the badass moms (and dads) that came before her — all she has to do is fill the provided tube with her spit, send it back, and she’ll get her results in six to eight weeks.
Ancestry Composition, where she’ll get to see the parts of the world her DNA comes from, and the percentage from each area. This is the pie chart everyone talks about.
Maternal and Paternal Haplogroups, where she’ll learn the origins of both her mother’s and her father’s ancestry line. (Note: For women, the paternal side can only be done by connecting to a male relative like a father, brother, or cousin, as women do not inherit the Y chromosome.)
Neanderthal Ancestry, where she’ll see how much DNA she shares with ancient Neanderthals and what it means for her (it sounds creepy, but is actually so cool).
Her DNA Family, where she’ll find a general overview of the people who share her DNA. This is the cool part where people find out if they’re related to a Queen or something like that.
She can also opt into the DNA Relative Finder, where she can connect with family members if they happen to be in the 23andMe database. Can you imagine if your gift to her ends up being a long lost cousin?