GPS Origins Ancestry Test {Unique Holiday Gift Idea} + Giveaway (11/26)

GPS Origins

I was provided with a GPS Origins ancestry test kit. All opinions are my own.

For Ryan’s birthday I gave him a GPS Origins ancestry test kit. He had talked to me about wanting to learn more about his family history and lineage so I thought it would be a neat gift. When you order the kit, you will be mailed swabs that you use inside your mouth to get DNA on them, and return it for testing using the instructions provided. It takes 2-3 weeks to get your results, but once they are ready they will simply show up in your email. You’ll be shown two different areas where your DNA began. Here is a screenshot of Ryan’s results:

Gps origins kit

The results will also give you percentages for different gene pools. As you can see below, Ryan is 20.8% Fennoscandia.

GPS Origins gene pool percentages

If you have a family member who is interested in genealogy or has been working on a family tree, they will likely be interested in discovering what region they originated from as well. It was really cool to learn more about Ryan’s ancestry. When people began asking us what we did for his birthday, we told them about the kit. We were surprised at just how many of our family members seemed really interested in the concept, and expressed desire to find out their ancestry as well. Hearing that feedback is what made me realize that a GPS Origins Ancestry kit would be a great holiday gift guide for almost anyone. However, I think it is a particularly clever idea for older relatives. Loved ones who are retired and are perhaps less active with hobbies than they were at a younger age can be really hard to find gifts for. It seems very common for older adults to spend a lot of time thinking about their own parents and grandparents, their life and their legacy as they age. An ancestry kit can help them learn more about their family history which can be a meaningful gift for many.


Buy it: Save $50 + Free Shipping. Use code: GPSCJ50 at HomeDNA.com!

Win it: A GPS Origins Ancestry kit! To enter fill out the GT form below by 11/26/2017 at 11:59pm EST. Giveaway is open to the US.

Entry Form

Hi there! I am Emily Evert, the owner of Emily Reviews. I am 25 and live in a small town in Michigan with my boyfriend Ryan and our two pugs. I have a large family and I adore my nieces and nephews. I am a calorie counter who loves soda. I budget to save money so I can spend it on my dogs. I love reading memoirs, and learning about child development and psychology. I love watching The Game of Thrones, Teen Mom, Sister Wives and Veep. I like listening to Jason Isbell, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson and Blue October. I created Emily Reviews as a creative outlet to share my life and the products that I love with others.

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This post currently has 10 responses.

  • Kathy Davis

    When I saw this Giveaway I immediately thought of my husband. He would have so much fun with this gift. I read that it can even pinpoint your origins to a. village or town. If I am not the lucky winner I will look into purchasing this for my husband who is into ancestry.

  • Kathy Davis

    When I saw this Giveaway I immediately thought of my husband. He would have so much fun with this gift. I read that it can even pinpoint your origins to a. village or town. If I am not the lucky winner I will look into purchasing this for my husband who is into ancestry.

  • Katie Bellamy

    I’ve always wanted to do this! My Moms Mom, my Grandma, was adopted. And she doesn’t know anything about her family. My Dads side was not close. So it would be awesome to find out a little more about my family!

  • Vickie

    I have been wanting to do this as we though we were of one nationality and now thinking maybe not. Just like the tv ad..lol
    my niece had this done with another company last year for her Christmas gift. But, she was not impressed with the very generic results..no detail for her at all..i will tell her about this company.
    thanks

  • Rita Mae

    Being adopted, I have no idea where my birth parents’ families came from. The little info given by the adoption agency appears to have been incorrect, since I suffer from a couple of genetically linked diseases that are almost unheard of in the groups I supposedly come from and certainly not both diseases at the same time!

  • Rita Mae

    Being adopted, I have no idea where my birth parents’ families came from. The little info given by the adoption agency appears to have been incorrect, since I suffer from a couple of genetically linked diseases that are almost unheard of in the groups I supposedly come from and certainly not both diseases at the same time!

  • Deborah D

    My dad would love to find out about his background on his mother’s side of the family.

  • Jenny Scheldberg

    I’ve always wanted to learn more about my ancestors. This looks so awesome!

  • DeAnna Keller

    I learned that I can find out my mixed breed dog´s ancestry.

  • Betty Curran

    I’ve been interested in learning about my family history for a long time. The website reviews were generally very positive bit did include some that were quite negative. I’d like to see if what I have researched matches the DNA results.

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