I'm not sure why, but if someone wanted to go out and buy all the gifts mentioned in the popular Christmas song “The 12 Days of Christmas,” you’d be paying a little more than you would have for the same gifts last year. The partridge, the pear tree, and the leaping lords took a bump in price, driving the cost up this year by $197.77.
PNC Wealth Management follows what the items in this song would cost a Christmas shopper every year, and this is what they found for 2015:
The combination of the first day, featuring a Partridge, now $25 (up from $20 last year) and the Pear tree, now $189.99 (up from $187.68) so...
- A partridge in a pear tree: $214.99 (up from $207.68)
- Two turtle doves: $290 (up from $260)
- Three french hens: $181.50 (same in 2014)
- Four calling birds: $599.96 (same)
- Five gold rings: $750.00 (same)
- Six geese-a-laying $360 (same)
- Seven swans-a-swimming $13,125 (same)
- Eight maids-a-milking: $58 (same)
- Nine ladies dancing: $7,552.84 (same)
- Ten lords-a-leaping: $5,508.70 (up from $5,348.24 last year)
- Eleven pipers piping: $2,635.20 (same)
- Twelve drummers drumming: $2,854.80 (same)
The grand total? $34,130.99, up from $33,933.22 in 2014. It would cost $155,407.18 to buy the presents every time they are repeated in the song (364 gifts). That’s up from $154,508.08 last year.