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Our Favorite Family Tree Gift Ideas

Since holidays and special occasions like Christmas and birthdays are always around the corner, we've come up with a list of our favorite family tree gift ideas for any genealogy enthusiast.
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Updated: December 1, 2022

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Family tree gifts are becoming more and more popular and accessible. Although every family has a self-proclaimed genealogy expert, most family members love displaying their family history. Since holidays and special occasions like Christmas and birthdays are always around the corner, we've come up with a list of our favorite family tree gift ideas for any genealogy enthusiast.

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When we researched our family tree gift ideas, we found items with the best reviews and quality. We either have experience with them or are recommended by real families, genealogy experts, and family history websites. We also found the perfect gifts that are timeless and functional so you and generations to come will always enjoy them. We've broken down the list into categories of items that are most useful and could be used as family gift heirlooms.

Family Tree Gifts: Home Décor

Design Works Crafts Counted Cross Stitch, Family Tree, 16 by 20 inches
Cross Stitch Family Tree
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Cross-stitching and embroidery are not only popular past times, but they’re becoming favored as a modern art form. The Design Works DIY cross stitch family tree comes highly recommended and reviewed as a beautiful, timeless, and dedicated way of showcasing your family tree.
It also comes with cotton fabric, durable embroidery floss, a #24 tapestry needle, and fully illustrated instructions. Cross-stitch your family name into the center of the tree, and finish up the rest of your family history details. Frame it when you’re finished and feel proud that you’ve created an artistic family heirloom.

Simple Shapes Family Tree Wall Decal by Simple Shapes (Chestnut Brown, Standard Size: 107" w x 90" h)
Family Tree Wall Decal
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Want a life-sized, unique family tree? Dedicate some wall space for a family tree wall decal and hang your framed family photos on the branches. You can choose from two sizes and from either a chocolate brown or black vinyl tree that’s easy to peel and install. It will even apply to lightly textured walls. In our opinion, the more historic your family photos are, the better the family tree wall art will look! The extra-large one is even better for the wall along a staircase.

Family tree chart 2-per-order blank posters to be personalized w/genealogy, gifts for baby, men, women, grandparents, mother/father in-laws.
Family Tree Chart
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Showcase your family’s genealogy tree in this poster-size framed chart. For the person who appreciates unique illustrations with a vintage look, Fresh Retro Gallery's high-quality, handmade charts come blank so you can create a custom family tree with up to six generations. Because you get two posters with one order, you're getting a buy one get one free family tree gift!

The Raymon Troup Studio Family Tree Chart, 5-6 Generations, Scrapbook Size, 12x12 Inches (Antique Gold)
Family Tree Live Oak Chart
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If you're looking for a smaller, more decorative family tree chart to either add into a scrapbook or hang on your wall, The Raymond Troupe Studio offers a variety of attractive charts. We chose this one because of its antique gold color and the large vintage-like live oak illustration. Use a black, brown, or gold archival pen to fill in 5-6 generations of family on the branches. For those who like to practice beforehand, it comes with tips, a practice worksheet, and some matching printer paper.

Elegant Family Tree 12 x 12 Inch Metal Table Top Photo Frame Decoration
Family Tree Tabletop Frame
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Add a touch of elegance to your family photo display. This family tree tabletop frame has 12 oval-shaped, wallet-sized picture frames hanging from dainty zinc-alloy branches. It's modest enough in size that it can be displayed anywhere. Yet, it's pretty physique grabs the attention making it a pleasant topic of conversation.

Family Tree Gifts: Technical Gadgets

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) w/16-50mm Power Zoom Lens
DSLR Camera
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Phone cameras might be the simplest way of taking photographs. Still, if your family tree researcher wants to capture moments artistically and with more depth, a real camera is a must.
We like the Sony Alpha A6000 as a unique gift because it's a mirrorless DSLR and focuses on speed because life happens quickly! This camera is so fast, it can take 11 photos in one second. It's very intuitive, easy to use, and is half the size and weight of other DSLRs. Consider it as one of your ideas for an anniversary gift or wedding gift.

Family Historian 6 Genealogy and Family Tree Software
Family Historian Genealogy and Family Tree Software
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Make your own charts, booklets, reports, maps, and family trees with the Family Historian 6. This software is compatible with Windows 7-10 and Vista. It helps you make discoveries on the internet with hints and search tools. If you have pictures, news clippings, and other scannable family memorabilia, you can upload them into the program and create professional-looking booklets and charts that you can always give as a birthday or Christmas gift. (word to the wise: you'll need a CD drive in your computer for installation!)

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A Gift Card to Ancestry

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A gift certificate to Ancestry is a great family tree gift for someone who wants a deeper connection to their family’s history. With a gift membership, you can build an interactive family tree, while also having access to billions of records and photos and profiles of potential family connections.

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Family Tree Gifts: Books

The Book of Myself: A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions
The Book of Myself: A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions
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If you've ever wanted to create your autobiography, but weren't sure where to start, The Book of Myself gives you 201 prompts to help you create a memoir. With this book, you can preserve your experiences, lessons learned, relationships, and so much more for future generations to read. This would make a great birthday gift since the story represents the celebrated person.


Unofficial Guide to How to Find Your Family History on the #1 Genealogy Website
Unofficial Guide to
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Ancestry is a good resource for learning about your family. Still, many people get turned off by all of the information. The Unofficial Guide to will help guide you through the process of finding your family history on the #1 genealogy website in the world,

The Family Tree Problem Solver: Tried-and-True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors
The Family Tree Problem Solver
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This book provides plenty of solutions to help you on your way if you've hit a family history brick wall. Not only is The Family Tree Problem Solver a best-seller, but it's highly rated and written by a professional genealogist who specialized in problem-solving tactics.

Family Tree Workbook: 30+ Step-by-Step Worksheets to Build Your Family History
Family Tree Workbook: 30+ Step-by-Step Worksheets to Build Your Family History
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Organization is critical, especially when it comes to keeping an enormous amount of information about your family history. The Family Tree Workbook is a #1 new release because it's useful in keeping forms, charts, names, dates, and other critical information very organized.

Family Tree Gifts: Jewelry

EVE'S ADDICTION 4 Simulated Stone Engraved Family Tree Pendant
Stone Engraved Family Tree Pendant
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This highly-rated necklace made by jewelry designer Eve’s Addiction gives you customized options for personalization. You can add up to four names around the outside circle and include each of their birthstones set in the family tree’s branches in the center of the charm. Most people choose their kids or grandkids, and it makes a beautiful Mother's Day keepsake.

Family Tree Birthstone Bangle Bracelet for Mom - Up to 9 Birthstones
Family Tree Bangle Bracelet
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Bangle bracelets will always be "in.” This one is a personalized gift of your family tree with up to nine birthstones representing your loved ones. We love this bracelet because it’s whimsical, budget-friendly, and the birthstones are Swarovski crystals.

Vlinsha Tree of Life Anxiety Gemstone Bracelet, Semi Precious Crystals and Healing Stones Yoga Beaded Bracelets Dainty Family Tree Jewelry Gifts for Women Girls, Chakra Bracelet Christmas Xmas Gifts
Vlinsha Gemstone Tree of Life Bracelet
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The Vlinsha gemstone bracelet is Amazon’s Choice for a family tree gift if you aren't looking for jewelry with bling, birthstones, and initials. Women who love wearing beads, especially of the meditative and healing variety, will appreciate the simplistic, natural beauty of this bracelet. The tree can have a double meaning of your family tree and the tree of life.


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