Its a gift with the ultimate strings. There can be emotional, physical and psychological impacts to getting a DNA test and if you plan to give one for the holidays, know your audience.
For some it can be exciting to learn one's true heritage. Are you really a descendant of Dutch, Irish or German relatives like you've been told? Tests like 23 and me allow you to find out. The tests can also uncover genetic tendencies toward disease like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's so the emotional consequences of getting your DNA tested or giving someone a test should be considered.
Ancestry claims to have sold a record number of Ancestry DNA kits in November and Credence Research reports the direct-to-consumer genetic test sales are expected to grow to $611 million by 2026, up from $117 million in 2017.