‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ carol gift ideas have turned out out to be the most expensive this year. One of the most popular Christmas carol, ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ specify a series of luxurious gifts given on each of the twelve days of Christmas. However, this year the prices for these gifts have sky rocketed crossing the $100,000 mark for the first time. According to the annual Christmas Price Index accumulated by PNC Wealth Management, the 364 items repeated across all the song’s verses will cost nearly $101,119 i.e. a 4.4% jump from last year.
But, the PNC’s managing executive of investment James Dunigan said, “The prices of gold rings and calling birds are down this year. While gold commodity prices are at near record highs, the demand for retail gold is waning, and thus our Five Gold Rings sale actually dropped by 0.8% this year.”
Notably, the five gold rings this year will cost $650 in comparison to $645 last year. French hens, calling birds, maids a milking, ladies dancing and lords a leaping are some other items whose prices have declined this year.
For those who are taking the song exactly and buying the 364 items repeated across all the song’s verses, here is a 2010-11 comparison list below:
a.12 Drummers drumming: $2,629.90 ( 3% increase from last year)
b. Seven Swans a swimming: $6,300 (12.5% increase from last year)
c. One Pear tree: $169.99 (3% increase from last year)
d. Six Geese a laying: $162 (3.5% increase from last year)
Interestingly, the complete list of 364 items that would cost $24,000 in the stores will be available for $39,860 online i.e. the prices show 16.1 percent increase over internet prices last year.