Last Minute Holiday Shopping Survival Guide for DNA, Genealogy and Family History Gifts
UPDATED 12:00 pm CST, Thursday, December 20th, 2018
Let’s face it. You’ve procrastinated long enough and it is time to do that Christmas shopping for friends and family. If you love to shop online, but don’t want to deal with hours of searching, looking for coupons and promo codes, and the worrying if the gift will get there in time, Genealogy Bargains has everything you need.
Basically, understand that almost ANYTHING online can be ordered by this Friday, December 21st and shipped (at a cost for expedited shipping) in time to arrive for Christmas Day. Here are some ways you can get unique items related to DNA, genealogy and family history, save money, and not pull out all your hair!
Amazon to the Rescue for Last Minute Holiday Gifts!
Whether you have an Amazon Prime Membership or not, right now with only five days to Christmas, shopping on Amazon is your best bet in order to save time and money. Some tips on how to get the most out of Amazon:
- Make sure you are logged in at Amazon and you have all your shipping and payment info set up under Account.
- If you are purchasing a gift to ship to your recipient, make sure their correct shipping info is in your Amazon address book. When selecting items you’ll be able to see when the gift will arrive.
- Amazon Prime members received FREE 2-day, 1-day and even same day shipping in some locations. It doesn’t matter if your gift recipient has Amazon Prime, just that you have a membership. Click HERE to start your FREE TRIAL of Amazon Prime now!
- FREE Same-Day Shipping Christmas Eve! If you are a hardcore procrastinator, Amazon Prime members can get FREE same-day shipping on December 24th so gifts arrive in time for Christmas. Certain restrictions apply depending upon location. Click HERE for details!
- Consult Amazon Holiday Shipping – below is a chart with deadlines for shipping between now and December 24th:
Below is a selection of DNA, genealogy and family history items on Amazon we’ve curated for your gift giving (or gift getting!).
Ancestry Gift Membership
- Ancestry: Save 20% on Ancestry Gift Memberships during the Holiday Sale. Valid through Monday, December 24th – LINK
Family ChartMasters Gift Certificate
- Family ChartMasters: Save 20% on ALL Gift Certificates with promo code HOLIDAYGC18! These gift cards arrive instantly in your email with all the instructions on how to create a chart so they are great for gifting! $25 USD gift certificate, now just $20 USD! $50 USD gift certificate, now just $40 USD! – LINK
Larsen Digital Gift Card
- NEW! Larsen Digital: Are you or a loved one sitting on a collection of old slides, photos, movies or other media that should be digitized and preserved? Not sure how to get started on such a project? Let the folks at Larsen Digital help with their Gift Card Sale! Now through December 31st, you can purchase one or more $50 USD gift cards for just $39 USD each – no promo code needed! – LINK
Legacy Tree Genealogists
- Legacy Tree Genealogists: Are you in need of “professional help” when i comes to DNA or genealogy research? Need to drop a BIG HINT to your spouse or a loved one . . . and suggest that this is what you’d like to receive for Christmas? Take $100 off the popular Basic 20-Hour Research Project at Legacy Tree Genealogists with code SAVE100! Sale valid through December 21st.
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