Today is December 13th and coincidentally, 12 days from Christmas. So it seems appropriate to bring a classic Christmas carol to the forefront. Everyone knows the song, right? And how some very kind true love has very unusual choice in presents. Every day the true love comes up with another unique and special gift increasing in quantity from 1 to 12. But have you ever really considered how much the 12 Days of Christmas would cost in 2011? PNC Wealth Management puts together the Christmas Price Index each year to compare how the cost of life in 2011 has impacted the 12 Days of Christmas.

Turns out, to buy all 12 verses for your true love you'd spend $101,119 - a 4.4% increase from last year. If you decide to cut back just a bit and buy just the final verse, you'd spend $24,263. Want to know how it all breaks down? Here's the list:



  1. Partridge in a Pear Tree: $184.99


  2. 2 Turtle Doves: $125


  3. 3 French Hens: $150


  4. 4 Calling Birds: $519.96


  5. 5 Golden Rings: $645


  6. 6 Geese-a-Laying: $162


  7. 7 Swans-a-Swimming: $6,300


  8. 8 Maids-a-Milking: $58


  9. 9 Ladies Dancing: $6,294.03


  10. 10 Lords-a-Leaping: $4,766.70


  11. 11 Pipers Piping: $2,427.60


  12. 12 Drummers Drumming: $2,629

Who thought a Christmas carol could be so costly? If your looking for something a little more interactive, PNC Wealth Management made an interactive game to help find all of the different gifts - visit http://content.pncmc.com/live/pnc/microsite/CPI/2011/index.html#educators/welcome. And good luck with the final preparations for the holidays as the countdown continues!