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Here’s How Much the ’12 Days of Christmas’ Gifts Would Cost IRL

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If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect Christmas present, turning to the classic carol “The 12 Days of Christmas” for inspiration might not be the best idea.

Sure, no one actually wants seven swans swimming in their front yard, but according to PNC’s 38th annual Christmas Price Index, those famed gifts would also cost you a pretty penny.

In a fun bit of holiday trivia, PNC created their own twist on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index and looked at how much the presents in the famed Christmas song would cost in real life. Spoiler alert: it’s a lot.

While you might think the most expensive item would be the five golden rings, it’s actually the furry and feathered gifts that ramp up the price of spoiling your loved one through the 12 days of Christmas. Turns out that seven swans-a-swimming are now the most expensive item on the list clocking in at a cool $13,125. As for the extravagant performers within the song, they’re also pricy with the leaping lords costing just slightly less than the swans at a jaw-dropping $11,260!

Overall, you’d need to pay $179, 454.19 to give the gifts to your true love at the number of times they’re mentioned in the song. Maybe it’s best that swans, partridges, and leaping lords aren’t exactly popular gifts any longer.

If, however, you are still stuck on those gift ideas, we’ve got you covered with the LifeSavvy 2021 holiday gift guide which you can find here, and if you’re curious about the prices of all the other “12 Days of Christmas” gifts, you can find them at PNC’s website.

[Via CNN]

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