These beautiful, unique genealogy gift ideas by GeneaCreations will be a big hit with the creative crowd.
I met Jeanette, founder of GeneaCreations, two years ago at Rootstech. Jeanette loves to design, create and sell wonderful genealogy themed items and suffice it to say, I cannot get out of her booth without purchasing several things. I’m serious.
Meet Jeanette, holding my “What’s Your Haplogroup?” t-shirt. Her love for her creations just shines through, doesn’t it!
I also bought a DNA ribbon bow for my hair.
DNA ribbon, along with other ribbon is available by the yard.
I can think of all kinds of ideas for using this ribbon, including making Christmas ornaments or for hanging ornaments on the tree. What a great way to help kids learn about ancestors. I try to slip that in wherever I can (wink.)
I bought a DNA necklace at Rootstech too. How could I not? Love that subtle double helix tree.
I’m really REALLY excited about the double helix charm zipper pulls that Jeanette is making for me for my purse, backpack and luggage. (Oops, did I let that slip???) She would probably make some for you too.
Jeanette has added lots of new styles to the GeneaCreations line over the past couple of years, including double helix stud earrings, not pictured, if you prefer that style.
Another great idea would be to purchase a charm for every state where your ancestors were from, or states you’ve visited hunting for ancestors. It would make a wonderful gift for a daughter, sister, aunt or granddaughter too.
Jeannette also does custom work, like her “Genealogy Bling” shirts. I just adore these.
You’ll be seeing me sporting one of these lovelies one day at Rootstech 2020 in Salt Lake City, but of course customized for my mitochondrial haplogroup, J1c2f. Merry Christmas to me.
If you’re not comfortable buying a gift for yourself, just think of it as being from your matrilineal ancestors, because that’s the mitochondrial DNA inheritance path. Or paternal ancestors for Y DNA. Repeat after me, “My ancestors want me to have this.”😊
Jeanette will customize this Mayflower shirt with your Mayflower ancestor’s name.
Shirts are available in a wide variety of styles and colors.
GeneaCreations offers printed shirt styles if bling isn’t your thing. These are wonderful for family reunions.
For quilters and crafty genealogists, you can purchase pedigree chart fabric which can be made into quilts, vests and wearable art.
Don’t want to make something? How about a ready-made tote – just use a quilter’s fabric pen to fill in your ancestors’ names. (I’d use a pencil first, lightly, and retrace with the pen.) What a great gift idea for a genealogy buddy. Genealogists never have enough canvas bags. Trust me.
This year at Rootstech, I bought a denim shirt from GeneaCreations. I love these for when you need something lighter than a sweater or want something that washes up easily. They’re durable and travel wonderfully. I wear these on planes all the time.
There are lots of genealogy embroidery designs to choose from – more than are shown here.
Here’s just a sampling of the design categories that Jeanette offers:
- Civil War
There is literally something for everyone.
I saved the best for last, because Jeanette JUST ADDED her brand-new DNA electrophoresis fabric through Spoonflower, here. This geeky-cool fabric is what your DNA looks like as it’s processing in the lab.
You can order this lovely cotton fabric for quilting or sewing, or you can purchase it in different kinds of fabric or as wallpaper, wrapping paper or ready-made home décor items.
This DNA fabric must be purchased directly through Spoonflower, but I received an unlock code discount for signing up at Spoonflower in addition to free shipping because it’s December.
I’m not going to spill any beans, but you might, just might see this fabric again😊
GeneaCreations is a small business and her website shopping cart doesn’t have the ability to process coupons or discount codes, but, if you e-mail your order to Jeanette directly and tell her that you ordered because of this article, she will either not charge shipping, or refund shipping if you order through the website.
You can reach Jeannette at email@example.com
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