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Whether it’s seeing how your aunt’s beloved mac and cheese is made, or downing 12 grapes on New Year’s Eve for good luck, the holiday season is always a chance to see the return of some of your favorite family traditions.
You might not have ever thought, however, about why those traditions continue year after year.
If you’ve ever wondered about the whys when it comes to how your family does the holidays, you might have considered finding out more about where your family is from and how the traditions of the past have made their way into the present.
You wouldn’t be alone in your curiosity, either. Searches for DNA test kits have recently risen in recent years, according to Google Trends data, as people want to learn more about where they come from and in turn, who they are.
Whether it’s a human DNA testing kit or a dog DNA testing kit, these tool have become a way for people to reconnect with their roots or discover more about their furry friends.
One of the most popular human DNA testing kits is the 23andMe DNA Health + Ancestry Kit, which has been a holiday bestseller for the past few years. And right now, the 23andMe Personal Ancestry + Traits Kit With Lab Fee Included is on sale for $79 from its usual $100 at Walmart.
With a swab of your saliva, the kit can trace your ancestry to a group from 1,000 years ago, how much Neanderthal DNA you inherited and your likelihood of having certain characteristics like hair color.
This particular kit has over 800 reviews on Walmart and a 4.1-star rating.
If you’re not necessarily into the kit for yourself, it could be a great gift for your grandmother who’s always going on and on about old family traditions or for a cousin who’s starting to become curious about your family roots.
It’s also worth mentioning that 23andMe’s Health + Ancestry kit, which usually retails for $200, is half-off at Walmart right now for just $99. This Health + Ancestry kit differs from the $79 kit in that it provides more than 85 DNA-based online reports on health predispositions, carrier status and wellness and traits.
Whichever kit you choose, finding out the results could be the perfect way to spend a wintery night, surrounded by family, with the chimney on and cups of hot chocolate around.
Want more deals? Check out these other major savings at Walmart going on right now:
- This 50-inch RCA Roku 4K HD TV is normally $700, but it’s on sale for just $250 at Walmart right now. This TV has Roku streaming built in. Now that’s a deal worth watching out for.
- If you’re already dreaming of summer again, you might be thinking of ways to take your picnics and beach trips to a new level. This Coleman Xtreme Series Wheeled Cooler is on sale for just $80. It’s normally $100 full price.
- This Catan Strategy Board Game is the perfect early holiday gift for the kiddos. It’s also a good way to keep out-of-town family entertained while you’re putting the finishing touches on the holiday meal. Normally $49, it’s on sale right now for just $35.
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