Put that boring pair of slippers back on the shelf. We’ve found the perfect gift for the grandparents who already have everything. It’s cool, it’s educational, and it involves spit and bragging rights.

The Geno 2.0 DNA analysis kit from National Geographic and Helix is so, so easy to use, making it perfect for anyone’s grandparents to enjoy. Gramps, Nonna, Mimi, or whomever you choose gives a swipe of saliva and mails it in. And in just a few weeks, they will receive an email with the results.

You’ll get to see a breakdown of their regional ancestry dating back oh, 200,000 years or so, learn how much Neanderthal is in your bloodline, and which branch of the human family tree you’re all on. Plus, they deliver a rich report of where your ancestors lived and how they migrated. Whoa.

What seems different about this one compared with similar services is that because it’s backed by Nat Geo, it’s more anthropological in its results, so you can understand where your ancestors lived and how they migrated. Plus you’re contributing to the globally targeted DNA study, the Genography Project. Which is pretty cool.

Related: A holiday keepsake for grandparents the whole family will love.

 

Great gift for grandparents: Geno 2.0 DNA Ancestry Kit from Helix and National Geographic.

Great gift for grandparents: Geno 2.0 DNA Ancestry Kit from Helix and National Geographic.

I love this as an add-on gift to one from our Holiday Gift Guide’s round-up of keepsake gifts for grandparents. Because, giving the gift of being able to call Grandma a Neanderthal? Priceless.

Learn more about Geno 2.0 Next Generation Ancestry Kit from Helix and purchase one in time for the holidays. 

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