Your special someone may want “five golden rings” for the holidays, but can probably do without “eight maids-a-milking”. Just how expensive are the gifts listed in the old Yuletide song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas?”
Since 1984, the PNC Wealth Management group has been compiling the tongue-in-cheek Christmas Price Index, which details the actual cost of all the gifts in the song. If you wanted to acquire a complete set of everything for the twelfth day of Christmas – hiring 12 drummers drumming, 11 pipers piping, etc. – it would set you back about $27,673. But if you were feeling flush and paid for all the gifts for all twelve days, the 364 presents would set you back a whopping $116,273! (Gift wrapping extra.)
Enjoy our infographic and share it with your friends and family. After all, Christmas is the season of giving.