'12 Days of Christmas' Gifts Now Top $100K

The swans, in particular, will cost you: $6,300
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2011 6:51 AM CST
The swans-a-swimming are the most expensive gifts on the "Twelve Days of Christmas" list.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – For the first time ever, the price of obtaining all the presents mentioned in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" has risen above $100,000. Taking home everything from the 12 drummers drumming right on down to the partridge in a pear tree—364 items in total—will cost you $101,119, the AP reports. That’s a 4.4% jump over last year, according to the annual Christmas Price Index assembled by PNC Wealth Management.

Why? Partridges, pipers, drummers, swans, and turtle doves in particular have gone up in price. (The AP amusingly notes that the total cost "does not include bird maintenance.") Meanwhile, the gold rings actually cost $5 less than last year’s estimate, and five other items remained stable. If you want to give just one symbolic item from the song, a partridge is the cheapest at $15, while the most expensive—seven swans-a-swimming—will set you back $6,300.

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