Cost of Twelve Days Of Christmas gifts leaps in 2013
(REUTERS) - Buying a set of the gifts named in the classic holiday carol The Twelve Days of Christmas will cost a true love US$27,393 (S$35,000) this year, up 7.7 per cent from the 2012 price tag, according to an annual tongue-in-cheek analysis released on Monday.
Prices for most of the items in the song, including the partridge, two turtle doves, three French hens and five gold rings, remained steady from last year.
But the cost for 10 lords-a-leaping jumped 10 percent to US$5,243 and nine ladies dancing increased by 20 per cent to US$7,553, PNC Wealth Management's Christmas Price Index showed.
The company said its sources for calculating the cost of the items include retailers, the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, the Philadelphia Dance Company and the Pennsylvania Ballet.